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The Norman K. Parsells Award,  is presented annually to honor the memory and spirit of Norm Parsells.  He was a dedicated Rotarian who served his community and Rotary, demonstrating Rotary’s ideal of “Service Above Self”. This year’s recipients of the Award were recognized as Rotarians who personify the same spirit […]

Norm Parsells Award Lunchelon


Derby-Shelton Rotarians continue to brighten the lives of others, and this time its kids. Just in time for the start of the winter cold, Rotarians have once again participated in a program that purchases and supplies attractive winter coats for kids. Rotarians have participated in Operation Warmth which is run […]

Rotarians Help Operation Warmth for Kids


Sand Project 2019
There was a time when public works departments delivered fifty-gallon drums os a sand/salt mixture to street corners around the community for use by citizens throughout the winter. Those days are long gone, but Derby-Shelton Rotarians have brought their own version for seniors in Derby and Shelton. Each year, right […]

Rotary Delivers sand to Seniors



Derby-Shelton Rotary is pleased to welcome two new members. At the meeting on November 21, Assistant District Governor Cindy Fitch swore in Kristin Bures and Anthony Discenzo. Welcome! At the same meeting, Kristin passed on the “Bell of Gratitude” to Kim Ryan Caro for her outstanding work for the Derby-Shelton […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Welcomes New Members



Derby-Shelton Rotarians are gearing up once again to deliver a powerful learning tool to every third grader in Shelton and Derby schools. This annual program sends Rotarians into each of the grammar schools in each of the towns to deliver a dictionary to each and every third grader.  More than […]

Rotarians Delivering Words!




As the 2018-2019 Rotary year drew to a close, the club announced a total of $11,7000 in community grants. This Rotary grants program is designed for Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and public agencies that serve or are within the towns of Derby and Shelton. Funds for the program come from […]

Derby-Shelton Rotary Grants 2018-2019