For the fifth straight year Liberty Bank, the Liberty Bank Foundation, and 48 Rotary clubs partnered to raise money to not only provide money for Thanksgiving food but to stock our local food banks for the coming months. The Liberty Bank Foundation donated 25 cents for every dollar collected. The […]

A Newer Thanksgiving Tradition Continued



One of Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s longest-running traditions will not take this place this year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  One of the major casualties of the pandemic was the cancellation of high school football in CT. That has meant that the traditional Derby/Shelton game on Thanksgiving Day will not be […]

No Football Luncheon or Trophy Presentation This Year



Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s first Shred Day was a major success for the club. With traditional in-person fundraisers on hold, the Club turned to a safer outdoor event with face masks, gloves, and social distancing in effect. A steady stream of cars, SUVs, and trucks quickly cycled through a very efficient […]

Rotary Held Successful Paper Shedding Event


One of Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s favorite projects is to enhance the education of third graders in all the elementary schools in Derby and Shelton by giving students their very own copies of a paperback student’s dictionary. Rotarians normally deliver the books and talk to the students about the importance of […]

Dictionary Project Continues – Even During a Pandemic


Here’s an update to our earlier story about Rotary’s commitment to the Million Dollar Mask Challenge from Derby/Shelton President Judy Gulish: Just wanted to share our experience with the Million Dollar Mask Challenge. The district took their show on the road and Tom and I attended the event for our […]

More Masks for Nonprofits from Rotary



The Derby-Shelton Rotary club was a significant participant in this global grant, which was a labor of love.  This grant provides clean water, access to healthcare and food security to the people of Ntalabany,  Kenya and surrounding communities.  Ntalabany is an extremely remote village in the central highlands of Kenya.  […]

Rotary Supports Clean Water, Healthcare and Food Security


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“Beekeeping in Ethiopia” Global Grant GG1744326  International Rotary Club, Bees for Development Trust UK, Cambridge South, Barrie, Millom and Gondar Fasiledes District Rotary Clubs, Derby-Shelton Rotary and others   Bees for Development Ethiopia Bees for Development Ethiopia since its establishment, as one of its approaches is working with a number […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Supports Foundation “Bees”


In a sign of the continuing difficult times, Derby-Shelton Rotgary Club said thanks to Tom Wilson for a fantastic Rotary year under very unusual and trying circumstances and welcomed Judy Gulis and her cabinet to begin another. Because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis the Club held its annual installation online […]

Derby-Shelton finishes one year and begins another