Husband and wife join Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club

WESTFIELD – Michael and Mary Jancek of Mayville are the third married couple to become members of the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club.

Inducted last month by Don Dowling, membership chair, the Janceks are relatively new to the area having moved to Mayville from Minnesota two years ago. Michael, however, was born and raised in Erie. He completed training and certification for the Grief Recovery Institute and has worked for 15 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota (LPC). He currently is licensed in Pennsylvania.

Having grown up in Minnesota, Mary received her bachelor of arts degree in nursing from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She has worked as a Hospice and Parish RN in MN.

Currently, both belong to a Franciscan Order with the (Independent) Eucharistic Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada. They also have worked with Native American Ministry through Fargo, ND, community churches.

“I am looking forward to participating in projects with Rotary and getting to know people in the community,” Mary said of her membership.

Mike added, “I believe that Rotary and Franciscan values are closely aligned. They are about reaching out and helping people.”

Should anyone be in need of grief recovery, they are welcome to call him at 224-1014.

The Janceks’ membership brings a total of four new members to the W/M club for the 2012 year. Anyone who does business in Westfield, Mayville, Brocton, Sherman or Ripley is invited to become a member of W/M Rotary, a non-profit organization that supports efforts to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs.

For more information about membership, contact Don Dowling at 326-4478. In addition to individuals, corporate memberships also are available. International Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and that is what members live by.