Westfield-Mayville Rotary welcomes new member

Submitted Photo Brocton resident Sheila Chapman, left, is welcomed to the ranks of membership in the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville by Pete Bills (right), Club Membership Chair. Chapman was inspired to join this Rotary Club so that she could become involved in its various volunteer service activities.

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville welcomed Sheila Chapman, a Brocton resident, as its newest member last month. Pete Bills, club membership chair, led the induction ceremony, which was held during this Rotary Club’s installation banquet at Noble Winery in Westfield.

Chapman, who has lived in Brocton for 13 years, is a retired high school math teacher. When asked why she elected to seek membership in the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club, Chapman responded, “I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community. This seemed to be the essence of Rotary, and it made me want to be a part of this organization that gives back to so many.”

She is a volunteer instructor for the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Driver Safety Program, and she also serves as its district coordinator and trainer. Her hobbies include quilting, reading and helping at her church. She started a Christian book club at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton. Her spouse is Charlie Chapman, and they have four children and two grandchildren.

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville serves the communities of Brocton, Mayville, Ripley, Sherman and Westfield in Rotary District 7090. It is one of the 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The 1.2 million Rotarians form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. For more information about the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville and how to seek membership, contact Pete Bills at 326-2227.