About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Ridgefield Area Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Members shall reside in the town of Ridgefield, including Ridgebury and Branchville. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Ridgefield Area aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining our chapter? Membership opportunities are dependent on chapter openings.
If you know someone in our chapter, talk to her about getting started, membership obligations and our membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to complete this Membership Inquiry Form.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
JOIN US TODAY & MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS: 2023-2024 SEASON
We are thrilled to welcome prospective members to the Ridgefield chapter! Part of what helps our chapter to grow and thrive is new membership and the opportunity to meet and work with other women and girls in our community!
We encourage you to read the Prospective Member Packet as it will explain the benefits and responsibilities of being an NCL member. Please also see the important dates listed below.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Above is the link to begin the application process – Membership Inquiry Form. Once you fill out this form, additional forms will be generated. Please note your login and password so that you can log back into the system.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Mothers with daughters in grades 7th to 9th, who reside in the Ridgefield area. Typically, members join during their daughter’s 6th grade year and formally begin the summer before their 7th grade year. New members can also join prior to their 10th grade year.
WHEN IS THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE?
January 15 – March 15
ATTEND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER MEETING:
This meeting will be beneficial to answer any questions you may have about joining NCL. Joining a new organization can be overwhelming. We want you to feel comfortable with your commitment and make the most out to this wonderful experience.
We hope that you will consider joining our organization. And in the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at MembershipRidgefieldArea@NCLOnline.org.
Alli Swiatowicz & Erin Soi
941.726.1308 & 203.240.4185
VPs of Membership
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- Ability Beyond
- ACT (A Contemporary Theater of Connecticut)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Disaster Response
- Evelyn C. Peeler
- Food Rescue US
- Kids in Crisis
- Lounsbury House at Ridgefield Community Center
- Operation Gratitude
- Ridgefield Historical Society
- Ridgefield Prevention Council
- Ridgefield Social Services
- St. Joseph Parenting Center
We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Yenny Reed
- Secretary: Michelle Nixon
- Treasurer: Anissa DeMatteo
- Vice President Communications: Melissa Labrosciano
- Vice President Membership: Allison Cook Swiatowicz
- Vice President Philanthropy: Danielle Tammaro
- Vice President Provisionals: Meghan McLaughlin
- Vice President Ticktockers: Traci Estabrook
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Steffanie Mosebrook
We preserve National Charity League traditions and core values, while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures. We continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that we grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and support our lives.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders.
- Community Connections – We build connections through experiences that impact our communities.
- Etiquette – We encourage and mentor kind, respectful and gracious social conduct.