Connie Alexander

Connie Alexander

President

About Connie

How did you get involved with WWW?

A) I wanted to make a difference in our community by helping women and my friend Patty Serlis brought this great idea for an organization to provide a hand up, not a hand out & I was hooked.

 

How long have you been involved with WWW?

A) Inception.   On board 5 years.

 

To what part of the organization have you donated your time to?

A) Administration, fundraising, sponsors, marketing, and donor recruitment.

 

What is your career status?

A) Business owner – sort of!

 

Where did you move from?

A) Kenosha, WI.

How long have you been in LHC?

A) Since 2001. Describe what WWW has brought to your life and what you enjoy about the organization or what you enjoy doing for the organization.

There are no words to describe what this organization has meant to me.  It’s an indescribable bond between women – so strong, committed, motivated but most of all giving.  They reach out and touch the lives of so many women in our community without judging, just by extending a loving “hand-up” and a warm hug.  It’s a unique sisterhood with a common thread of simply paying it forward.  The women give of themselves and ask nothing in return, rewarded by the “Thank You” from a grateful recipient.  It’s love, pure and simple.

Kelli Wallin

Kelli Wallin

1st Vice President

About Kelli

Hello everyone,  First and Foremost,  we Thank ALL of you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your continued support.   My name is Kelli Wallin.   I am currently 1st VP to Women With Willpower.

I got involved with WWW when I was made aware of a new organization that was forming.  I went to the very first meeting and never left.   I have been a part of them since inception of 2010.

WWW has so many areas that our community can help,  but my favorite is promotion, marketing and fundraising.   I also enjoy helping our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers get the recognition that is deserved for all that they do.

Currently,  I am a Super CSR at a local truck insurance agency Alexander Insurance.  I have been with the company for over three years.   I love my job and I will soon be a licensed producer.

I am originally from Indiana ( woot woot to all the Hoosiers that might ready this ).  I have been in Lake Havasu City for 12 years now.   I truly miss my family and friends.

WWW has brought so much to my life over the past 6 years.  I get so much gratification from the Ladies of our community that we are able to help.  Knowing that all of our money is locally raised by our community with our efforts of our supporters and 100% stays right here in Lake Havasu.   The most rewarding is the “Sister-Hood” that is established with all of our women.   We work as one and always have each other’s backs – – even though we may not always agree! 

Vickie Meeh

Vickie Meeh

Treasurer

About Vickie

How did you get involved with WWW?      Several of my friends thru the car club with my husband had joined the group.  I went to the first meeting and I was hooked.

How long have you been involved with WWW?   6 years and on the board 4

Are you a founding member?  yes

To what part of the organization have you donated your time to? Such as: fundraising, decorating, raffle sales, sponsors, marketing, donor recruitment, etc.       Finance and Accounting

What is your job status? Such as business owner, retired and loving life, student, all volunteer, professional card player, etc……. Have fun with this!        I am a retired business owner.  I owned an NAPA Auto Parts store for 25 years.

Where did you move from, if applies to you?      Apple Valley, Cailfornia

How long have you lived in Lake Havasu City?    Since 2004

In less than 5 sentences, describe what WWW has brought to your life, what you enjoy about the organization, or what you enjoy doing for the organization or all three!           I enjoy helping other people.  I feel we do such great work for the people we help and it makes me feel proud.   I enjoy all the new women I have had the chance to meet and get to know.

 

Deanna Pepe

Deanna Pepe

Secretary

About Deanna

How did you get involved with WWW?

  1. A) I was referred to WWW by Kelli Wallin.

How long have you been involved with WWW?

  1. A) 3 years

To what part of the organization have you donated your time to?

  1. A) Grant writing, fundraising, raffle sales,  donations,  time and effort

What is your career status?

  1. A) Business owner – legal secretarial trainer

Where did you move from?

  1. A) San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles

How long have you been in LHC?

  1. A) 3 years

Describe what WWW has brought to your life and what you enjoy about the organization or what you enjoy doing for the organization.

Having the opportunity to give back to the community by way of giving a “hand-up” to local women has been very beneficial to me personally.  The women involved in this group are powerful women who give their time and money to the group.   Being a part of such powerful women is wonderful.   I enjoy working on the advisory board and participating in the fundraising events as a small business owner.  The networking is invaluable.   As a woman here in Lake Havasu City, the ability to help our community is rewarding.

 

Lucia Radice

Lucia Radice

Advisory Board Member

About Lucia

How did you get involved with WWW?

 

A) Kelli Wallin invited me to a meeting in July or August of 2012.  I have been involved ever since attending that meeting.

 

How long have you been involved with WWW?

A) 2 years  On board since January 2014.

 

To what part of the organization have you donated your time to?

A) Corporate sponsor, raffle ticket sales

 

What is your career status?

A) Manager for Glass-a-Fex, a family run business and loves to be on a boat.

 

Where did you move from?

A) Since August 1975

How long have you been in LHC?

A) Since August 1975 Describe what WWW has brought to your life and what you enjoy about the organization or what you enjoy doing for the organization.

A great way to pay it forward and know your dollars are staying local! I love our fundraisers & events as they are so much fun. It’s awesome to have met so many caring women!

Gina Kelly

Gina Kelly

Advisory Board Member

About Gina

How did you get involved with WWW?

A) When I first moved to Havasu 2 years ago, I went to a couple of socials with Rhonda Miller and really liked what the group helped women  and how the money always stays local.  The energy was so amazing that I had to be involved.

 

How long have you been involved with WWW?

A) I have been involved for one year and am currently on the Advisory Board.

 

 

What is your career status?

A) I work as an activity coordinator for an assisted living community and enjoy doing arts and crafts and playing Bingo with our residents.

 

Where did you move from?

A) I moved from Chicago.

How long have you been in LHC?

A) I have lived here for just 2 years. Describe what WWW has brought to your life and what you enjoy about the organization or what you enjoy doing for the organization.

I have meet many great women who have the same outlook on life and sense of community.  I am fortunate to have an amazing life and it is rewarding to give back to others.  I like that the money stays in our community and is more than just writing a check.  The “pay it forward” philosophy is like no other organization that I know of.

Suzy Valdes

Suzy Valdes

Advisory Board Member

About Suzy

I got involved with WWW after I was invited by a neighbor to the O’Christmas Tree event in 2013 and that year I won the leopard tree at the O’Christmas Tree Raffle and Festival.  I was also very lucky to have won the  Grand Prize that year.

I have been involved in this amazing organization since 2012.

I am not a founding member,  but I became a Platinum Sponsorship in 2016.

I started with assisting with the organization’s marketing materials, decorating for some events.  I continue to bring my friends and those who are looking for an organization like no other.

I am in the resale of autos and we currently just opened up HavaCars on Highway 95.  Stop in,  say hello and be sure to mention you heard about us from Women With Willpower.

I have been a Lake Havasu City resident for 12 years now.

I really enjoy spending time with all of the amazing women,  we all have the same goal in mind and we all work together as one. Each one of us has something special we bring to WWW. Come join us at one of our social events,  be prepared to laugh or cry – – bring your friends too!

Ashleigh Beardsall

Ashleigh Beardsall

Advisory Board Member

About Ashleigh

Dianna Soltesz

Dianna Soltesz

Advisory Board Member

About Dianna

 

How did you hear about WWW?    Kelli Wallin ! I had purchased on Origami Owl necklace from her and she invited me to a WWW meeting. I had just moved to Lake Havasu and not only was it a great way to meet fabulous women but provided an opportunity to do volunteer work for women in our community.

How long have you been involved with WWW?   2 years with the organization and 4 months

Are you a founding member?  No

To what part of the organization have you donated your time to? Such as: fundraising, decorating, raffle sales, sponsors, marketing, donor recruitment, etc.     WWW Awareness and Sponsor Recruitment in the Business Community 

What is your job status?      I am currently a manager of a team of project managers for a technology company. Still a member of the crazy corporate world!

Where did you move from, if applies to you?     Commerce, Michigan

How long have you lived in Lake Havasu City?      February 2013

In less than 5 sentences, describe what WWW has brought to your life, what you enjoy about the organization, or what you enjoy doing for the organization or all three!        WWW has brought a lot of happiness into my life by meeting wonderful women doing amazing work for the women in Lake Havasu Community. I love the love that I feel at every one of our events and enjoy that all of the money raised stays here in Havasu

Michelle Martell

Michelle Martell

Advisory Board Member

Kim Finch

Kim Finch

Advisory Board Member