Derby/Shelton Rotary Club
A Special Presentation from SEDC
President Dave Grant is all smiles as he receives a special presentation from Jimmy Ryan with assistance from Marty Coughlin and Tracy Tate.
Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is the proud recipient of one of 5 prints of a specially commissioned art piece courtesy of the Shelton Economic Development Commission. When SEDC President Jimmy Ryan came to the Club on July 23 to make a presentation about projects in Shelton, he brought along Marty Coughlin and Tracy Tate of the Shelton History Center and the print of the Shelton Farmers Market previously commissioned by the SEDC in memory of legendary Shelton legislator Dick Belden.
The original print was presented to Mrs. Belden in recognition of Dick's extraordinary service in the state legislature and his leadership role in making the Shelton Farmers Market a reality. (Read story here.) The Farmers Market has become a center of community activity along the Shelton Riverwalk. SEDC presented one of the 5 copies to the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club in recognition of their partnership with SEDC and their combined efforts to contribute to the quality of life in Shelton. Since the Club does not have a permanent physical location, the Shelton Historical Society has agreed to keep the print on display at the Shelton History Center. Marty Coughlin and Tracy Tate were on hand to accept the print from the Club.
The timing of Jimmy's visit to the Club was especially appropriate because the Shelton Board of Aldermen has just approved a resolution supporting Derby/Shelton Rotary's ongoing plan to build a large public pavilion along the Riverwalk. Rotary had requested permission to proceed with plans to raise the funds to build the pavilion and had also requested that it be a lasting memorial to Belden.