Kentucky Derby Auction
The Kentucky Derby is the most famous race in America and also one of the biggest social occasions not only in the state of Kentucky, but all across the country. The Derby-Shelton Rotary is bringing the fun to the Brownson Country Club in Shelton. Of course, the race can be […]

2019 Kentucky Derby Party & Auction


Kim Ryan-Caro is once again coordinating Derby-Shelton Rotary’s participation in the Read Across America program. Many members are involved in visiting elementary schools in Derby and Shelton to read the books pictured above and to then donate the books to the schools. This is an annual event for Derby-Shelton Rotary […]

Derby-Shelton Rotarians Participating in Read Across America


The deadline to submit an application for one of the 2019 Derby-Shelton Rotary Club Scholarships is May 5. There are several changes that have been made to the program this year, and you can read more about it and download the application on our Scholarship Program page. Please note that […]

Rotary Scholarship Applications Now Available



  Then Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s first ever Sip and Paint for Polio night was a great success. On Friday night February 1 the room at Homewood Suites in Stratford was filled with creativity and fun as you can see from the picture above. Even more importantly, the event raised $1,080 […]

Sip & Paint for Polio Raised over $1,000!


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


It was another cold, but successful afternoon for about a dozen Rotarians who volunteered an afternoon to prepare and deliver buckets of sand to senior citizens in Derby and Shelton. Kim Caro coordinated the event after soliciting the names of seniors looking for sand to keep their stairs and sidewalks […]

Sending Sand to Seniors for Stairs and Sidewalks ahead of ...



  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


A Rotary Thanksgiving tradition was renewed on Tuesday, November 20 when the Derby-Shelton Rotary club hosted senior members of the Derby and Shelton High School football and cheerleading teams for the annual Thanksgiving football luncheon. The event, which is held two days prior to the game, has a long and interesting […]

Annual Thanksgiving Football Luncheon


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”