Erica Stephens is the President of the Kiwanis Club of Litchfield. She has been a Kiwanian since March 22, 2017 where she joined with the Kiwanis Club of Gadsden in Gadsden, Alabama. She learned of Kiwanis by being a part of the Kiwanis Family as a Key Club advisor in August 2015, where she worked with homeschoolers diligently to groom leaders that we so much need today. She learned how much she enjoyed working with teens through this experience. It brought out a love and filled a void she was seeking. Then she went and formed a K-Kids and Builder’s Club for homeschoolers as well so that kids from K-12 could experience everything Kiwanis had to offer. All three of her clubs held Diamond Level Distinguished Club awards for 2 years before she moved to Arizona and her Key Club was recognized at International Convention as well for their accomplishments for 3 of the 4 years she was their advisor. She cannot pinpoint one service project that she enjoyed as she has enjoyed them all. She says as long as she can put some joy in a student’s heart for service and a smile on their face that’s all she needs. She is also a entrepreneur with 3 businesses in the Goodyear, Arizona and will be the incoming Lieutenant Governor for Division 13 starting October 1, 2021. She has a loving husband and 4 children who are all Kiwanians with the Kiwanis Club of Litchfield. She believes in the Kiwanis Family and so does her family. She has so many ideas to assist her club, division and district in reaching new heights. She can’t wait to see what we all accomplish together next.
I’ve been in Kiwanis 7 years. My favorite service project was helping the Arrowhead Club prepare the Kiwanis Park in Peoria for the huge playground they received from KI. Also repairing & cleaning up Yarnell’s Shrine Retreat Center’s newly built buildings and grounds after the fire burnt them down in 2013. I really enjoy going to Kamp Kiwanis in New Mexico and helping with SLP rally’s and clean up days. I love being a K-Kids Advisor and am sure I’ll enjoy being a Key Club Advisor this coming school year. I have enjoyed my two year term as the Division 13 Lt. Governor and look forward to serving as Vice Governor.
I have been a member of The Kiwanis Club of Litchfield since 1989. During this time, I have been President, Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer.
For the past few years, I have been Secretary under several Presidents.
I have been an Electrical Engineer for 60 years working in electrical power delivering electricity to many different customers in South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Arizona and California.
I moved to Arizona in 1978 and have been here ever since with no intention of moving elsewhere.
After retiring from working in electric power, I began working in several water treatment and sewer treatment plants of the City of Phoenix for a period of 4 ½ years. During this time, every 4 or 5 months I would be waiting for the next assignment for a week to ten days and I began traveling to Guatemala to perform electrical work on an orphanage near Zacapa Guatemala.
This was for a group called Engineering Ministries International out of Colorado Springs.
Since then, I have performed electrical work and data networks including fiber optic cable in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador.
About six years ago I started doing similar work in African. I have performed both design and installation work in a number of countries in including Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Senegal, Gabon, Zambia and Ethiopia. This work has been on hospitals, schools, churches, villages and offices in these countries.
I have also help to design electrical additions to a hospital in Umri, India.
Board of Directors
Joined Kiwanis 2009
Best projects: Sprint in the Park Triathlon (10 years); Turkeys for Troops @ Luke AFB (10 years); Key Club and WMEC Scholarship Program (10 years); Volunteer Mercy Pilot for Flights For Life organization (15 years).