Almaden Blossom Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Almaden Blossom Valley 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 San Jose, CA in one of the following zip codes: 95118, 95119, 95120, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, or 95136. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Almaden Blossom Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Almaden Blossom Valley Chapter was founded in 1995, currently has 265 members.

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.

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.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Animal Assisted Happiness (7th Grade Focus)
  • Carlton Senior Living (10th grade focus)
  • CityTeam (11th Grade Focus)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lincoln Glen Manor (10th Grade Focus)
  • Operation Care and Comfort
  • Princess Project
  • Sacred Heart
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (11th Grade Focus)
  • Sunday Friends Foundation (8th Grade Focus)

Each year, Ticktockers have a different focus area to encourage a wider range of volunteering areas of philanthropy work.  The focus areas are as follows:

7th Grade Focus – Environment and Animals

8th Grade Focus – Families in Need

9th Grade Focus – Children and Teens

10th Grade Focus – Senior Citizens

11th Grade Focus – Hungry & Homeless

12th Grade Focus – Senior Service Project 

 

 

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
  • President: Kelly Hertzig
  • President Elect: Stefanie Bellucci
  • Secretary: Jen Grove
  • Treasurer: Celine Bonutto
  • Parliamentarian: Lisa Manley
  • Vice President Communications: Christina Torkaman
  • Vice President Membership: Amy Condit
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Karen Cun
  • Vice President Provisionals: Jennifer Moore
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Angela Govig
  • Sustainer Liaison: Amanda Bierly
    Stephanie Theaker
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Vivian Power

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.

To promote cultural awareness, the Ticktocker classes have a different cultural focus each year and attend activities within the focus areas:
7th Grade – Performing Arts/Musical Theater
8th Grade – Art Museum
9th Grade – Cultural Food
10th Grade – Art Museum
11th Grade – Musical Arts
12th Grade – Senior Class picks