Cynthia Nemelka is a woman of passion, dedication, and integrity. She is a mother of 3, grandmother of 3, homeowner and a Menifee business owner. She can be seen at many functions in our great city of Menifee giving of her time and resources to touch a life and make a difference.Growing up in a happy home with parents and siblings who continually served others, Cynthia learned at an early age that wonderful feeling one gets, when one gives. Her earliest memory ofhelping others, was when she helped her parents, Larry and Dorothy Nemelka, put on one of countless dinner fundraisers for the Boy Scouts around age seven.40+ years she has continued to help her father in scouting, who recently was awarded the BSA Silver Beaver Award, the most prestigious award given to a BSA Leader.
For her 50th Birthday Party, instead of gifts she asked guests to bring backpacks to donate to Menifee children in need. A month later, Cynthia delivered 51 backpacks to the MV Community Cupboard. Cynthia donated water, Gatorade, donuts, food... something every day when the community was out searching for the little boy that we lost last year. Cynthia has held numerous positions from PTA president to acting as a Protocol Liaison for Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita from the Tongan Islands. Since moving to Menifee in 2015 she has been a Director for the MVCC, Sponsors "Athlete of the Month" for all 3 high schools her in Menifee, coaches Youth Volleyball at Valley Wide, cooks a Strawberry French Toast Breakfast for the Cancer Relay for Life each year, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce.As much as she enjoys serving others, she still needs to "bring home the bacon", as she puts it. After working 16 years for a successful Trial Attorney in Orange County, Cynthia found her "true calling" shortly after her boss in Orange County decided to retire and close his office.
The Sun City Library has something else to check out besides books and that's free yoga classes twice a month taught by Susiana Lechiara of Murrieta.Lechiara, originally from Java Island, Indonesia, offers the classes as a way to give back to the community and help others, which she feels is necessary.“It is important to give and keep on giving," she said.She's been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching it for eight years.
She developed an interest in it when she met an Indian yoga teacher in 1989. She studied with the teacher for a while, but stopped when she became too busy with work and children to attend classes. In 2004, Lechiara moved from Long Beach to Temecula and then to Murrieta in 2009."When my children and I moved to Temecula, I saw the opportunity to learn yoga well enough to teach it," she said. "I have been a teacher since 2006 and love it."She’s certified through Yoga Fit and the Arthritis Foundation and has taught at several fitness organizations, including 24 Hour Fitness, Sweat Cardio & Yoga, Power Pro Fitness and Isvara Yoga. She also taught for the City of Murrieta at its library. She offers private lessons as well.Lechiara, who only admits to being over 45, has offered classes at the Sun City Library for about a year. She usually has five to 15 students in the classes and teaches them gentle yoga, which is good for beginners. The classes at the library are at 11 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Are you working for Corporate America and suddenly know that is not where you want to spend the rest of your life at? Do you have a brilliant idea or a passion for a new business? Have you been downsized? Perhaps now is the time to start putting your plans into place so you can move forward.It is scary when you step out of the box of a safe secure position for something that is unknown and no checks coming in every payday.But believe me the end result is that you will achieve more, live longer and be happier.
Back in the 1980’s when I stepped out of a high paying position to start my own business I was totally scared, I was a single parent with three children and when I quit I had no additional income coming in, and I had no reserve monies as well. But I knew that if I did not leave I probably would die from the stress of the job as at that time I was supervising over 800 people in Washington, DC in a job I hated. So I took the steps and quit and then started to set up my Marketing/.PR Consulting Business which I am still running today and have expanded to include, Speaking, Seminars and Coaching. It was not easy from the beginning and there were days my children said “Mom why don’t you get a regular job” but I never gave up believing that I could do it even though many around me were not there cheering me on. Back in the 80’s there were no mentors, no coaches and no support system so one had to go it alone, but it can be done and I am going to share some tips that I think are important if you want to start a business.
LSS Private Safety was founded by Chief and Owner Mario Contreras in 2011 as a result of the owner seeing the need for a company that could handle specialized safety and security services. With over 35 years combined experience in several Law Enforcement Agencies, Military Army Combat Arms, Air Force Police and Private Security, Chief Mario Contreras, Captain Robert Moreira and Lieutenant Luis Quevedo bring a vision of “Commitment to safety with integrity”.
We believe that if you promise to provide a service, then that is what you should do.A company is only as good as their word, and that especially applies to the safety and security industry. We believe in community integration and participation by means of volunteering resources, man power and promotion of activities that promote decent human interactions and assistance.MISSION STATEMENT “YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIOROTY” LSS Private Safety, is committed to delivering quality services to all the diverse communities we serve. Through partnerships, we are dedicated in providing a safe and secure environment that reduces crime, builds trust and enhances the quality of life. We are also committed to delivering a high standard of customer service to our communities in an effective, responsive and professional way.
Meet Lindsey Natzic-Villatoro. She is a friend, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother of three, and she is a photographer of life. Lindsey writes, "When you are little, adults will often ask you “What do you want to be when you grow up?" And at some point you should know, right? For me, it wasn't until I was about 27 years old that I really knew what I wanted to do with my life.
I had many jobs. You name it, I did it. But “people” were my thing. I needed a job with people, and not just a job surrounding myself with people, but a job where I could help people in a meaningful and creative way. Maybe in a perfect world, I would be a doctor, but school just really wasn’t my thing and having to work a typical 9-5 wasn’t either. So in 2011, I started my own photography business and things really took off for me." Her daughters keep her on my toes, and motivated! She photograph anything and everything under the sun.If it can talk or giggle, she will photograph it. Her clientele ranges from celebrities, to everyday people like you and me. Her work has been featured in People magazine, Yahoo News, CNN, the Huffington post, and Bridal Magazine just to name a few. Her work has been published from LA to the UK, from San Diego to China, Germany to Africa. It has been one remarkable adventure. In 2011, the husband of a dear friend of Lindsey's was diagnosed with cancer. As a photographer, it is her passion to capture memories for people in a meaningful way, even if those memories are painful. "I thought it would be amazing to document his journey", Villatoro said.