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.
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining our chapter? A Prospective Member must be sponsored by a current member of 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.
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.
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:
Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- BCS Together
Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach
Anderson Food Pantry
Blessings in Bags
Books and a Blanket
Brazos Valley Food Bank
CSISD Volunteers in Public Schools
Crestview Retirement Community
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
National Philanthropy Initiative
Ronald McDonald House
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
Nurturing confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Kara Holmgreen
- President Elect: Kari Krueger
- Secretary: Margo Dailey
- Treasurer: Maria Ortgies
- Parliamentarian: Kara Comte
- Vice President Communications: Shelly Janac
- Vice President Membership: Jessica Pany
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lisa Sledge
- Vice President Philanthropy: Michele Colburn
- Vice President Provisionals: Jennie Brantley
- Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Wilson
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:
- Conflict Resolution
- Event Planning
- First Aid
- Goal Setting
- Life Skills (i.e. cooking/automotive care)
- Managing Personal Finances
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Peer Pressure
- Positive Body Image
- Stress Management
- Team Building
- Time Management
- Written & Verbal Communication Skills
As future leaders, 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.
Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.
Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.
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
- 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.