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    In Memorian: Bill Kalenius


    The founder of Vancouver Lake Crew, Bill Kalenius, passed away Wednesday September 23, 2009 after battling colon cancer for 6 years.


    "Coach Bill," as most of us knew him, was far more than just a rowing coach. For many of us Bill was a life coach. Coach Bill always said that rowing shouldn't be the first priority in our lives. He viewed things as Faith, Family, Friends, and then rowing. Bill had his priorities straight and throughout his life he touched the hearts of many, many people. Many people were able to see themselves differently and even find purpose in their own lives through rowing, all because of Bill.


    We will all remember Bill as not only an amazing rowing coach, but an amazing man, who put others first and changed lives.

    Mission Statement

    Vancouver Lake Rowing Club's mission is to serve the youth of our community, at risk individuals and adult rowers by teaching rowing techniques, water safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and stewardship of resources.

    Our 2022 Board

    Board Meeting are held quarterly, please contact the president for dates.


    President: Bonnie Little
    Vice President: Jackie Piero
    Secretary: Mary Price
    Treasurer: Hengameh Kazemi
    Legacy Board Member: Greg Borchers
    Legacy Board Member: Dane Moseson
    Junior Rowing Parent Liaison: Eric Surface
    Dragonboat Liaison: Gail Liberman
    Member-at-Large: Lynette Lindblom

    VLRC is a member of USRowing.

    USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.


    We are also a member of Portland Vancouver Rowing Association.


    VLRC is a 501c(3) nonprofit

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