Yearly Archives: 2018


Derby-Shelton Rotary club’s Christmas party got some extra excitment this year when Rotary President Jen Champagne announced that the Board of Directors had voted to present Heidi Allen a special Paul Harris Award for her service to Rotary and the community. Heidi is club member Jeff Forte’s partner and has […]

DS Rotary Presents a Special Paul Harris Award



  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”




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