Aggieland

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Aggieland 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 or attend school in Brazos County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Aggieland aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Founded in June 2017, NCL, Inc., Aggieland 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 Brazos Valley with daughters attending a school in Brazos County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, the Aggieland chapter aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving the community together and seeks to build relationships among members as we work together to develop leadership skills and to experience cultural events together.

 

Notably, our chapter received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year for completing our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.

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For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

The Aggieland Chapter offers a six-year program for members to grow as leaders, mentors, and friends dedicating our resources to community support, improving Brazos County through hands-on volunteerism. In addition, we hold strong the traditions of the past, which we honor through cultural education and awareness.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Our sponsored annual membership recruitment period begins each October and concludes in January. Prospective Members are mothers or female guardians of a girl in 7th grade the September following admission. Openings in grade 8 are at the discretion of the Aggieland Chapter Board and depend on the predetermined class size range.

All Prospective Members shall reside or go to school in Brazos County. 

Prospective members need to be sponsored by an Aggieland Chapter Active Member in Good Standing and co-sponsored by a current Aggieland Chapter Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in Good Standing.

If you know someone in NCL, Inc., talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations, and membership drive timeline.

 

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • Margo’s Market
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Langford

 

  • Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach
  • Anderson Food Pantry
  • BEE Community 
  • Blessings in Bags
  • Books and a Blanket
  • Brazos Valley Food Bank
  • Chrissy’s Closet
  • CSISD Volunteers in Public Schools
  • Crestview Retirement Community
  • Elizabeth House
  • Family Promise
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Hope’s Locker
  • National Philanthropy Initiative
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • Scotty’s House
  • Special Olympics
  • Still Creek Ranch
  • The Bridge Food Pantry
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Prenatal Clinic
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Theater Company
  • Twin City Mission

 

Aggieland Chapter’s goal is to promote and support a relevant list of philanthropy partners with hands-on service as mother and daughter teams. Focusing on hands-on service in the community benefits the Chapter in the following ways:

Encourages members to achieve the NCL purpose of inspiring and empowering women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors serving in their communities

Brings more value to the NCL Experience

Helps the Chapter to develop strong connections with partner philanthropies.

 

In 2021, our chapter began planning its own signature philanthropy project that would focus on the growing issue of food insecurity amongst kids in our community.  After board member Margo Kirksey Dailey passed away unexpectedly, the chapter named the project Margo’s Market in her honor. A former teacher, Margo saw the impact hunger had on kids in the classroom and made it her mission to help. Her tireless dedication to serving families in need is continued through Margo’s Market. Margo was passionate about helping those in need and embodied the philanthropic spirit which is the backbone of NCL.  

 

Margo’s Market will help keep the shelves stocked at CSISD food pantries. NCL will also use donations to purchase food for weekend meal bags given to students at area middle, intermediate, and high schools. Our hope is to expand to into multiple school districts in the Brazos Valley as the chapter grows. 

 

 

Leadership Development

  • President: Kari Krueger
  • President Elect: Kara Comte
  • Secretary: Kelli Stafford
  • Treasurer: Maria Ortgies
  • Parliamentarian: Meredith Simpson
  • Vice President Communications: Shelly Janac
  • Vice President Membership: Monica Latham
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jacque Knoop
  • Vice President Provisionals: Rachel Crowder
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Abigail White
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Trudy Bennett

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills. Every mother and daughter will hold a Chapter job/leadership position each year. We enhance our daughter’s leadership skills through team building, problem-solving, mentoring and officer positions. Our Chapter Activities include monthly Patroness and Ticktocker Meetings. The Patroness (mother meetings) consist of NCL business meetings, occasional speaker, committee times.  The Ticktocker monthly meetings are by graduation year.

Some Ticktocker meeting topics include:

  • Confidence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Event Planning
  • First Aid
  • Goal Setting
  • Life Skills (i.e. cooking/automotive care)
  • Managing Personal Finances
  • Mentoring
  • Organization
  • Parliamentary Procedures
  • Peer Pressure
  • Positive Body Image
  • Self-Care
  • Stress Management
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Written & Verbal Communication Skills

Cultural Experiences

Aggieland Chapter defines cultural enrichment as creating an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. We celebrate our community and organizational history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. As mentors of future leaders, our Chapter continually strives to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that members grow and develop broader world views that will shape and enrich our lives.

Aggieland Chapter’s NCL Experience, a detailed 6-year, program plan, provides Ticktockers the opportunity to participate in grade-level appropriate experiences that build understanding and awareness of issues related to culture and diversity. Grade-level activities may include:

  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Positive Identity
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conversation
  • Art of Etiquette
  • Social Media Etiquette
  • Written Thank Yous

Etiquette is built into the program and put into practice at the August Kick-off Celebration, our Senior Recognition and the Chapter Tea.