Allen

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Allen 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 Allen-Lovejoy ISD area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Allen aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to their communities.

The value of membership in NCL, Inc. lasts a lifetime — it uniquely draws women and girls together to focus their minds, hearts and talents towards creating positive change in their communities and the nation.  Each Chapter, with the guidance of the National organization, develops its own six-year plan, which includes a variety of age appropriate and meaningful programming opportunities for daughters, called Ticktockers, and mothers, called Patronesses.

Each Ticktocker grade level is organized by elected Ticktocker officers and coached by Patronesses acting as Grade Level Advisors.  The activities designated on the six-year plan are organized for Personal Development (life skills), Leadership Development (professional skills) and Cultural Competency (social skills).

In addition to working closely with daughters and supporting their local communities, all Patronesses hold a Chapter job each year and actively participate as leaders in the operational success of the Chapter.

The Allen Chapter is proud of our partnerships with over one dozen local philanthropic organizations.  Through these partnerships our members contribute over 5,400 hands-on service hours to our local community each year.

Other annual events are the Junior Style Show each fall and a long-standing NCL, Inc. tradition, the Mother~Daughter Tea, each spring.  Also celebrated in spring is Senior Recognition, our signature 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.

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

Community Service

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

  • All Community Outreach (ACO)
  • Allen Arts Alliance
  • Allen ISD
  • Allen Parks & Recreation
  • Bed Start
  • Belmont at Twin Creeks
  • Connemara Conservancy
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Keep Allen Beautiful
  • Meals on Wheels Collin County
  • Operation Homefront
  • Project Linus
  • Special Olympics
  • Study Buddies
  • The Samaritan Inn

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.

The Allen chapter works with the following philanthropies:

Allen Community Outreach
Allen ISD
Allen Arts Alliance
Allen Heritage Guild
Allen Parks & Recreation
Bed Start
Belmont At Twin Creeks
Connemara Nature Preserve
Feed My Starving Children
Keep Allen Beautiful
ManeGait
Meals On Wheels
Operation Homefront
Project Linus
Samaritan Inn
Special Olympics
Study Buddies Chaparral
Study Buddies Maple Trail

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
This year’s Board Members:

  • President: Anne Smith
  • President Elect: Melissa Hammett
  • Secretary: Kim Parta
  • Treasurer: Sheri Fanous
    Christina Dlugosch
  • Parliamentarian: Janet Huseth
    Joelle Felt
  • Vice President Communications: Lisa O’Dowd
  • Vice President Membership: Leighann Miles
    Ginny Garland
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Angela Adamson
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Barbara Milo
  • Vice President Provisionals: Andrea Paranteau
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Carmen Levin
    Sarah Hull
  • Sustainer Liaison: Melissa Whitecotton

The value of membership in National Charity League, Inc. lasts a lifetime.  NCL, Inc. uniquely draws women and girls together to focus their minds, hearts and talents toward creating positive change in their communities and the nation.   With the guidance of the National organization each NCL, Inc. chapter develops its own six-year plan, which includes a variety of age-appropriate and meaningful programming options for daughters — called Ticktockers, as well as for mothers — called Patronesses.

 Each Ticktocker grade level is organized by elected Ticktocker officers and coached Patronesses acting as Grade Level Advisers.  Under this guidance, Ticktockers learn to plan and run their own meetings and grade-level events.  The activities designated on the six-year NCL Experience are designed to communicate NCL, Inc’s three pillars:  Community Service, Leadership Development, and Cultural Experiences.

In addition to working closely with daughters and supporting their local communities, all Patronesses hold a Chapter job each year and actively participate as leaders in the operational success of the Chapter.

Cultural Experiences

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.