Gary Sochrin has been chosen as the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s Norm K. Parsells Award winner for 2018. The award will be presented at a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Trumbull at Tashua Knolls Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Trumbull on December 5. Reservations may be made by […]

Gary Sochrin to receive 2018 Norm K. Parsells Award


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


Michael Wynne, Silvia Rodrigues, Marissa Salvesen, Tom Wilson, Milton Harrington and Jen Champagne celebrating the announcement of the 2018 Community Grants. The Derby-Shelton  Rotary Club is proud to announce over $7,500 in Community Grants to Valley agencies serving the community. At the weekly meeting on July 19, immediate Past President […]

Rotary Announces Community Grants


Derby-Shelton Rotarians tried something at the weekly meeting On July 12 – an in-service project during the regular meeting. Instead of a speaker, club members participated in a special hands-on in-service project at the wrote thank you cards to members of the military. The cards will ten be forwarded to […]

New – In Meeting – In-Service