Applying for Membership

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The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is composed of caring people who want to give back to their community. They are big-hearted, broad-minded men and women of integrity, energy, and action. The Club normally meets weekly on Thursdays at 12:15 at the Brownson Country Club in Shelton, CT. 

Privileges of Membership

The Opportunity to Serve: Rotarians provide services at the local and international levels that address peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.

Professional Networking: A founding principle of Rotary was to provide a forum for professional and business leaders – Rotary offers the opportunity to meet and work with like­ minded individuals.

Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development and opportunities to enhance leadership skills.

Friendship: Fellowship was a primary reason Rotary was started in 1905 and helps to build a sense of community as well as enduring individual friendships.

Cultural Diversity: Rotary International is an association of local clubs throughout the world and membership is open to every ethnic group, political persuasion, cultural background and religion.

Good Citizenship: Rotary’s expansive network of clubs and programs provides extensive opportunities for service and cross-cultural interchange.

World Understanding: Rotary members gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through service projects and programs of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Entertainment: We are fun!

Ethical Environment: Rotarians practice The Four-Way Test, encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations.

Service Fellowship Diversity Integrity Leadership

Financial Obligations
Club dues $100 paid semiannually
The Rotary Foundation Sustaining Membership $50 paid semiannually
Cost of meals $17 paid weekly*
50/50 raffle (ACES) $ 1 weekly (voluntary)
Conscience money $ 1 weekly (voluntary)
Registration $50 one-time fee

Statements of dues are mailed to your residence. Payment is your responsibility, not your Employer’s. Please submit your payment by check to the club treasurer by the due date.

The expected contribution to The Rotary Foundation is $100 annually (see above).

Each member is required to purchase or sell tickets to the Annual Auction, currently at a cost of $120. Additionally, each member is encouraged to secure donations of goods or services for the auction.

Participation Considerations

Major fundraisers require the support of all members and all are asked to help sell tickets for major events.

Participation in club events by members is essential to a strong club, therefore, you are expected to support and attend the various activities of the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club.

Attendance Requirements – Rotary International

All Rotary clubs should abide by the 50 percent attendance rule set forth in article 12, section 4, of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. The Rotary Club of Derby-Shelton accepts this rule, which means that as a member of our club you should attend at least 50 percent of all club meetings in a six-month period.

Attendance Options

If you are unable to attend a meeting, within 14 days before or after the regular time for that meeting, you can make up by attending a regular meeting of another Rotary club, Rotaract, Interact, Community Corp or Rotary Fellowship. Attendance and participation at RI, Zone, District and Club scheduled conventions, assemblies, trainings, meetings and/or events fulfill requirements. It is your responsibility to advise the Club Secretary of such make-ups.

As a Rotarian, you may attend any Rotary meeting in the world, according to their local customs. Visit for locations and time.

Rotary International encourages engagement of members and recognizes that we all serve in different ways. Be involved and make a difference.


Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club.

 Weekly meetings are held at the Brownson Country Club, 15 Soundview Avenue, Shelton, CT  06484 on Thursdays from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Weekly lunch cost is $16.  (Meetings are currently on-line so there is no lunch.)

E-mail any questions to, or simply fill in this short Interest Form and someone from the membership committee will contact you directly and invite you to visit.