Our congratulations go out to club member Pat Carey and to his real estate partner Jim Guarrera as well as Terry Jones on being named winners of Valley United Way’s Charles H. Flynn Award, the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious award for community service. The trio will be honored at […]

Rotarian to be Given Community Service Award


The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is proud to announce that they were able to donate $2,000 to the Derby Police Department.  The money was from proceeds raised from the 2023 2nd Annual Derby-Shelton Rotary Club Flags for Heroes program.  Over 300 flags were sponsored and flown on the Derby Green and […]

Rotary Flags for Heroes Program donates to the Heroes of ...


Derby-Shelton Rotarians celebrated their 2024 Norman K. Parsells Award winner, Dr. Jeff Forte, along with winners from eight other Rotary Clubs on April 5 at the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield.  The award honors the memory of Mr. Parsells who was a distinguished member of the Fairfield Rotary Club who […]

Dr. Jeff Forte Named Parsells Award Winner



The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club provides an extensive scholarship program for students attending Derby and Shelton High Schools funded by the Club’s efforts to raise those funds. President -Elect Lucy Andrade has come up with something new and special for 2024. Check out the flyer and save the date. Click here […]

Scholarship Fundraiser Coming in June


Planning is well under way for the 2024 edition of Flags for Heroes. Here is some preliminary information: The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club Flags for Heroes is growing in its 3rd year. This year, full-size American flags will proudly fly again at the Shelton Veterans Memorial Park, at the Derby Green, […]

Flags for Heroes Set for 2024 – Sponsorships Available


Connecticut Loves to Read – and so do Derby-Shelton Rotarians as they are once again fanning out across schools in Derby and Shelton to read to students in Kindergarten through Grade 3. This year’s readers and their schools are: Carolyn Dow, Mohegan School Ernie Luise, Holy Trinity Catholic Academy Jack […]

Rotarians Read to Students



4-Way Speaker Contest
Savannah Harold of Derby High School from Derby High School will move on representing the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club in the District competition. Savannah did a great job with her speech content. Her focus was on the danger of distractions while driving and how that fits into Rotary’s Four-Way Test. Some […]

Savannah Harold Advances in Four Way Speech Contest


Derby-Shelton Rotary is proud to partner with other Rotary Clubs around the world and the Rotary Foundation to help eliminate Polio. Here is the latest update: A BRIEF REVIEW OF POLIO ERADICATION IN 2023 PDG MURRAY VERSO, END POLIO NOW COORDINATOR — JAN 21, 2024 The following article is adapted […]

Eradicating Polio – A Rotary Priority


Painting for Polio! On March 1, President Kim Caro-Ryan hosted a paint and sip night at the Courtyard Marriott in Shelton. 55 attendees painted, sipped, and laughed as they raised $2,000.00 towards the Polio Plus Foundation. Did you know that in 1978 Rotary presented the World Health Organization with $4 […]

Paint Party Raises $2,000 to Fight Polio