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During the month of January, The Derby-Shelton Rotary will be holding its regular weekly meetings at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. Brownson Country Club, the site for the rest of the year is closed during the month of January. Wellington’s is very close by at 51 Huntington Plaza. The meeting time […]

January Meetings Will be at Wellington’s


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



Congratulations to Past President and District Governor Ernestine Luise and future President Tom Wilson on being named recipients of Gold Seal Awards from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ernie received the Chamber’s highest award – Platinum and Tom received one of the three Gold Awards. In addition, the Derby-Shelton […]

Chamber Honors for Ernie Luise & Tom Wilson


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


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