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


The Derby-Shelton Rotary club was faced with a new challenge for Shelton Day. and members rose to the occasion to deliver another first class community event. The even is always held on Howe Avenue on the first Sunday in October – or at least that was the case until now. […]

Shelton Day 2018 – a big success


It’s hard to believe that this will already be the Fifth Annual Hoptoberfest conducted by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 8 from 1 – 5 pm on the Shelton Riverwalk for an afternoon of beer, wings, music and lots of fun. Discounted tickets are […]

5th Annual Hoptoberfest is September 8th



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


Derby-Shelton Rotarians tried something at the weekly meeting On July 12 – an in-service project during the regular meeting. Instead of a speaker, club members participated in a special hands-on in-service project at the wrote thank you cards to members of the military. The cards will ten be forwarded to […]

New – In Meeting – In-Service


A new Rotary year means a new administration and Jen Luise Champagne was installed as the new club president at a special dinner at Brownson Country Club on June 21. Jen follows Silvia Rodriguez and her installation marks a first for the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. For the first time in […]

Changing of the Guard



  2018 winners with Rotary President Silvia Rodriguez and Scholarship Chairman Ed Sheehy – (L-R) Alexis Klimaszewski, Russell Blakeslee, Nicholas Gruttadauria, Nicole Rizzo, Raven Evon and Jessalyn McGovern The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is proud to announce the winners of its 2018 scholarships. The Club is distributing $18,000 in total through six […]

Rotary Club Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners



Jack Walsh and Arlene Greco were just two of this year’s readers. Members of the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club spent a lot of time in classrooms in schools in Derby and Shelton in recent weeks participating in the Read Across America Program. Rotarians had a lot of fun reading to children […]

Rotarians “Read Across America”