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


YaregalSime,
“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


Even in these difficult times, the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of Rotary scholarships. There are seven awards this year to students at Derby and Shelton High Schools. This year’s recipients are: Chromik/Turaj Scholarship ($8,000 over four years) – Kaitlyn Gerckens – Derby High School […]

Rotary Announces 2020 Scholarships


Derby-Shelton Rotarians devoted their June 4 online meeting to a discussion of the difficult situation facing our country over racism and violence. Rotary is an organization devoted in inclusion, diversity and peace not only in the u.S. but worldwide. Members shared their thoughts and experiences and discussed what needs to […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Supports Diversity and Inclusion



Even during difficult times, the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club continues to do its best to support worth while efforts in the community. In addition to some grants announced earlier, the Club recently announced additional grants of over $13,000 to the following organizations: Boys and Girls Club $6,000 Boy Scouts $2,500 TEAM […]

Rotary Announces 2020 Grants


Tom Wilson presenting check to Susan Agamy of Sponer House Derby-Shelton Rotarians released details of several positive projects that have taken place lately thanks to the work of local Rotarians and Rotary District 7980: $7,500 Rotary District 7980 grant: Derby-Shelton Rotary Club, partnering with Seymour/Oxford and Ansonia Rotary Clubs, is […]

Rotary Good Works Continue Even During a Crisis


Leo Vine - Then & Now
 Derby-Shelton Rotary Club members are saddened to hear of the passing of Leo Vine.  Derby-Shelton Rotary Club President Tom Wilson expressed the sentiment of  Club members whe he said that Leo was an, “….Esteemed Community member, Rotarian in every way, and truest of gentlemen.   In my experience Leo was soft […]

Lifetime Rotarian Member Leo Vine Passes