The Norman K. Parsells Award,  is presented annually to honor the memory and spirit of Norm Parsells.  He was a dedicated Rotarian who served his community and Rotary, demonstrating Rotary’s ideal of “Service Above Self”. This year’s recipients of the Award were recognized as Rotarians who personify the same spirit […]

Norm Parsells Award Lunchelon


Derby-Shelton Rotarians continue to brighten the lives of others, and this time its kids. Just in time for the start of the winter cold, Rotarians have once again participated in a program that purchases and supplies attractive winter coats for kids. Rotarians have participated in Operation Warmth which is run […]

Rotarians Help Operation Warmth for Kids


Sand Project 2019
There was a time when public works departments delivered fifty-gallon drums os a sand/salt mixture to street corners around the community for use by citizens throughout the winter. Those days are long gone, but Derby-Shelton Rotarians have brought their own version for seniors in Derby and Shelton. Each year, right […]

Rotary Delivers sand to Seniors



The 2019 Thanksgiving Football Luncheon will go into the books as one of the most memorable in the history of the event whose origins date back to the late 1920s. This year’s luncheon for senior football players and cheerleaders from Derby and Shelton High Schools was held in the Great […]

A Spectacular Thanksgiving Football Luncheon


Food drive donation
Rotary President Tom Wilson and Pat Tarasovic at Spooner House. Rotary President Tom Wilson and Pat Tarasovic at St. Vincent DePaul Two local food banks have over $13,000 in donations to purchase food thanks to the combined efforts of The Liberty Bank Foundation, the Friend A. Russ Foundation, and the […]

Rotarians, Liberty Bank and Friend A. Russ Fund Hold Successful ...


Derby-Shelton Rotary is pleased to welcome two new members. At the meeting on November 21, Assistant District Governor Cindy Fitch swore in Kristin Bures and Anthony Discenzo. Welcome! At the same meeting, Kristin passed on the “Bell of Gratitude” to Kim Ryan Caro for her outstanding work for the Derby-Shelton […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Welcomes New Members



Derby-Shelton Rotarians had a lot to be proud of and to celebrate at the weekly meeting as Past President Jen Champagne reported on the fantastic year that the Club had in regards to Rotary Foundation Giving. The Club garnered the following recognition for the year: White Knights Club Rotray District […]

Rotarians Celebrate Foundation Success


The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for senior members of the Derby and Shelton football and cheerleading teams will have a new twist this year as it will be held in the spectacular new J. R. Payden Field House in the Ryan Athletic Complex in Derby. The event is traditionally held on […]

Annual Thanksgiving Football Luncheon at a Special Site


Derby-Shelton Rotarians are gearing up once again to deliver a powerful learning tool to every third grader in Shelton and Derby schools. This annual program sends Rotarians into each of the grammar schools in each of the towns to deliver a dictionary to each and every third grader.  More than […]

Rotarians Delivering Words!