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Derby-Shelton Rotarians had a lot to be proud of and to celebrate at the weekly meeting as Past President Jen Champagne reported on the fantastic year that the Club had in regards to Rotary Foundation Giving. The Club garnered the following recognition for the year: White Knights Club Rotray District […]

Rotarians Celebrate Foundation Success


    Thanks to all who made Saturday, September 7 a very successful day for Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s Annual Hoptoberfest. This fun afternoon (1-5 PM) along the Riverwalk in Shelton was full of beer, food and live music and the proceeds help support the charitable activities of the Club.   […]

Hoptoberfest 2019


Though weather delayed it for two weeks, the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club Installation of officers for 2019-2020 finally took place at Brownson Country club on July 11 and a great time was had by all present. Outgoing president Jen Champagne started the program by presentingPaul Harris Awards to Cindy Fitch, Judy […]

Tom Wilson and Cabinet Installed for 2019-2020 year



(L-R) Chris Clouet, Carolyn Schweyer, Wendy Stone, Jen Champagne and Mike Cannici. The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club has presented two very special Paul Harris Fellow awards in recognition of outstanding community Service to the Shelton Intermediate Schoo’s School of Innovation and to Mike Cannici of Derby. Rotary President Jen Champagne made […]

Rotary Club Presents Special Paul Harris Fellows Awards


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


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