Pavilion completed
The biggest project ever undertaken by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club was the building of an incredible pavilion on Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Shelton Riverwalk. The site along the Housatonic River was once the heart of Shelton’s industrial base. However most of that industry was in decline by the […]

Rotary Pavilion Dedicated


Football Luncheon 2011 - trophy
The 2011 luncheon was held at the Russian Lodge in Shelton on Tuesday, November 22. Both Shelton Coach Jeff Roy and Derby Coach George French spoke and introduced their players. However, the real highlight for the day was the speaking of the former members of each team who were the […]

Football Luncheon 2011


Football 2010 - tent
The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club celebrated one of its best traditions – the annual Football Luncheon – for senior members of the Derby and Shelton football teams and cheerleading squads on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Russian Lodge in Shelton. And this year was special – Shelton was marking the year’s game […]

Football Luncheon 2010 – a Special Year



Rotary Trophy Presentation 2009
The annual Rotary Thanksgiving Football Luncheon was held on November 24, 2009 with the senior members of both schools football teams. The festivities included remarks from both Shelton Coach Jeff Roy and Derby Coach Carmen DiCenso who would be coaching his final game at Derby on Thanksgiving. Here is a story […]

Thanksgiving Football Luncheon 2009


Jeff Roy
The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club celebrated one of its oldest traditions on November 25 when it played host to the senior members of the Derby and Shelton football teams and cheerleading squads at its annual Thanksgiving day Football Luncheon. The event was held at the Russian Lodge in Shelton. The event […]

Thanksgiving Football Luncheon 2008


Trophy Presentation 2007
The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club celebrated one of its oldest traditions on November 20 when it played host to the senior members of the Derby and Shelton football teams and cheerleading squads at its annual Thanksgiving day Football Luncheon. The event was held at the Russian Lodge in Shelton. The event […]

Thanksgiving Football Luncheon 2007



Shelton Centennial Clock
As part of the 100th anniversary of Rotary International, the local branch of the service club joined Rotary Clubs world wide in undertaking special service projects. The Derby/Shelton Club decided to donate the clocks to the two cities served by the club. The clock is a great match for the […]

Rotary Donates Centennial Clocks to Derby & Shelton


Myron Horbal
Each year at the annual Derby/Shelton Rotary Club Thanksgiving Day Luncheon, the two schools are invited to bring along an alumnus who played in the Thanksgiving Day football game. The invited guests are the main speakers at the luncheon. This year Derby brought along graduate Tony Peccerillo who was a […]

Football Luncheon 2005


Trophy 2004
The Derby/Shelton Rotary continued a tradition that dates back more than 75 years when the Club hosted senior football players and cheerleaders from Derby and Shelton High Schools in the annual Thanksgiving Day Football Luncheon on November 23, 2004 at Dave Grant’s Russian Lodge.  Nostalgia mixed with the immediacy of […]

Thanksgiving Football Luncheon 2004