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 Distric Governor Ernestine Luise and future President Tom Wilson on being named recipients of Gold Seal Awards from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ernie will be receiving the Chamber’s highest award – Platinum and Tom will be getting one of the three Gold Awards. […]

Chamber Honors for Ernie Luise & Tom Wilson


The Derby-Shelton Rotary club was faced with a new challenge for Shelton Day. and members rose to the occasion to deliver another first class community event. The even is always held on Howe Avenue on the first Sunday in October – or at least that was the case until now. […]

Shelton Day 2018 – a big success


It’s hard to believe that this will already be the Fifth Annual Hoptoberfest conducted by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 8 from 1 – 5 pm on the Shelton Riverwalk for an afternoon of beer, wings, music and lots of fun. Discounted tickets are […]

5th Annual Hoptoberfest is September 8th