Yearly Archives: 2018


This is Derby-Shelton’s busiest time of year with another successful Hoptoberfest completed we now turn our eyes towards a much older tradition – Shelton Day. It’s a day that the city takes time to celebrate itself and invite people from all over to downtown Shelton. This year is going to […]

Shelton Day expanding for 2018


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


A new Rotary year means a new administration and Jen Luise Champagne was installed as the new club president at a special dinner at Brownson Country Club on June 21. Jen follows Silvia Rodriguez and her installation marks a first for the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. For the first time in […]

Changing of the Guard





Jack Walsh and Arlene Greco were just two of this year’s readers. Members of the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club spent a lot of time in classrooms in schools in Derby and Shelton in recent weeks participating in the Read Across America Program. Rotarians had a lot of fun reading to children […]

Rotarians “Read Across America”


The students who participated in this year’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest are pictured with event chair Mary Ellen Samatulski and President Silvia Rodriguez after receiving wards for their participation. Pictured from L-R are Samatulski, Nardin Sayoufi, Lia Bocchino, Dan Torres and Emanuel Louime. Shelton High School sophomore Emanuel Louime was the winner of the […]

Shelton Sophomore Wins Four-Way Speech Contest