Then Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s first ever Sip and Paint for Polio night was a great success. On Friday night February 1 the room at Homewood Suites in Stratford was filled with creativity and fun as you can see from the picture above. Even more importantly, the event raised $1,080 […]

Sip & Paint for Polio Raised over $1,000!


Derby-Shelton Rotary club’s Christmas party got some extra excitment this year when Rotary President Jen Champagne announced that the Board of Directors had voted to present Heidi Allen a special Paul Harris Award for her service to Rotary and the community. Heidi is club member Jeff Forte’s partner and has […]

DS Rotary Presents a Special Paul Harris Award


It was another cold, but successful afternoon for about a dozen Rotarians who volunteered an afternoon to prepare and deliver buckets of sand to senior citizens in Derby and Shelton. Kim Caro coordinated the event after soliciting the names of seniors looking for sand to keep their stairs and sidewalks […]

Sending Sand to Seniors for Stairs and Sidewalks ahead of ...



  Gary Sochrin was the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s recipient of  the Norm K. Parsells Award for 2018. The award was presented at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Trumbull at Tashua Knolls Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Trumbull on December 5. Gary was honored along with recipients from […]

Gary Sochrin Received 2018 Norm K. Parsells Award


A Rotary Thanksgiving tradition was renewed on Tuesday, November 20 when the Derby-Shelton Rotary club hosted senior members of the Derby and Shelton High School football and cheerleading teams for the annual Thanksgiving football luncheon. The event, which is held two days prior to the game, has a long and interesting […]

Annual Thanksgiving Football Luncheon


Derby-Shelton Rotary has been around for more than 90 years, so it’s no surprise to see generations of members with strong Rotary “roots”, and that is the case with our two newest members – Betsy Doane and Carolyn Dow. Betsy’s roots go all the way back to her uncle, John […]

Newest Members Have Rotary “Roots”



Literacy is certainly one of, if not the, most important skills picked up in school and the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is playing a key role in helping third graders throughout Derby and Shelton pick up the necessary skills by providing them with their very own dictionary. The Club is once […]

Rotary putting “Words” into action


Travel to many Rotary Clubs around the country and you will see them involved in many local traditions at their meetings – and that is the case at the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club as well. Each week towards the end of the business part of the meeting a Rotarian will roam […]

The Origins of “Conscious” Money


Congratulations to Past President and District Governor Ernestine Luise and future President Tom Wilson on being named recipients of Gold Seal Awards from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ernie received the Chamber’s highest award – Platinum and Tom received one of the three Gold Awards. In addition, the Derby-Shelton […]

Chamber Honors for Ernie Luise & Tom Wilson