Derby/Shelton Rotary Club

Busy Meeting Recognizes Scholars, Rowers & a Paul Harris Fellow!

John Daniell stays young by being an active Rotary volunteer.

Trained as a Mechanical Engineer in England. Emigrated to the US in 1967 to work at Sikorsky Aircraft, retiring in 1992. He lives in Aspetuck Village Shelton, and has a second home in Vermont. He is a keen private pilot, owning and flying a sailplane to soar among the mountains in Vermont. His other interests include music and computer graphics.

In1994 he joined the Waitsfield-Warren VT Rotary club, serving as Newsletter editor, Secretary, and President for the year 1996 - 97. He also served on the club scholarship committee. He transferred to the Derby /Shelton club two years ago. Since he still cannot shake his bad habits, he now edits the D/S Club newsletter.

This is his second Paul Harris fellowship.

Shelton Student of the Months Winners Honored

Liz yash and Courtney Dishian (L-R in picture above) were honored as Shelton High School Students of the Month for January and February by the Club at a recent meeting. Rotary Coordinator, Dave Grant, and Shelton Faculty Advisor, Karen Giordano, had the honor of presenting the awards and reading the remarkable accomplishments of the two students. 

Grant gets World Class Rowing Instruction

Dave Vogel, Head Men's Heavyweight Crew Coach at Yale, gave Rotary members a real "show and tell" experience when he came to the club to speak and brought along a rowing machine to demonstrate how "easy" it is to learn. Casually clad Dave Grant was drafted from the audience to serve as the student. Dave, who is never at a loss for words, demonstrated a high level of experience. However, words seemed to be in short supply as he was gasping for breath. His form was excellent however, and an Olympic berth may be in his future.

On a more serious note, Vogel discussed the long history of Yale rowing in Derby and spoke proudly about the new world-class Gilder Boat House that Yale dedicated in October, 2000. Click here to take a look.

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