About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Austin 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 Austin Metropolitan Area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Austin aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Austin Chapter was founded in 2000. We are the oldest NCL, Inc. Chapter in the Austin area.  There are currently eleven Austin-area chapters.

We have about 130+ Patroness Members (moms) and about 160+ Ticktocker members (daughters) at any time.  In 2019, we provided over 7,220+ hours of community service to our philanthropy partners.

We generally meet in the South-Central part of town and our members come from mostly Central and Southwest Austin.

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

Our Membership Drive starts on October 1 and ends Jan. 15.  Member Invitations go out in March.  Typically members join during their daughter’s 6th grade year and formally begin the summer before their 7th grade year.


There are over ten chapters in the Austin/Round Rock area (Austin, Austin360, Capital of Texas, Hill Country, Hills of Austin, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, North Austin, Round Rock, South Austin Wildflowers and Treaty Oak). You are on the “Austin” Chapter’s website.


All the Austin Area chapters have the same membership requirements and timeline. Our membership process starts in the fall of each year for membership the following school year. Mothers typically begin the membership process in November of their daughter’s 6th grade year.


Each prospective member (Mother) must attain a sponsor from our chapter and attend a mandatory membership informational meeting. Prospective members need to understand that membership is a six-year commitment involving service, leadership development and cultural experiences by both the mother and daughter. NCL Austin Chapter cannot guarantee membership to all prospective members who apply.


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


2020-2021 Austin Chapter Informational Meetings


Prospective Member Meeting #1

Details = TBD – Stay Tuned!


Prospective Member Meeting #2

Details = TBD – Stay Tuned!


Want More Information? Please email to get in contact with our Membership Vice President who can answer your additional questions and register you for one of our informational meetings. If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to submit the following form.

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

Community Service

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • Austin YMBL Sunshine Camp
  • Caritas of Austin
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • COVID-19 Disaster Relief USE THIS ONE
  • Drive A Senior
  • El Buen Samaritano
  • Girlstart
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Austin
  • Lifeworks
  • Mainspring School
  • Marbridge

Leadership Development

  • President: Debra Gilluly
  • President Elect: Melinda Shields
  • Secretary: Jennifer Alonso
  • Treasurer: Erin Franke
  • Parliamentarian: Kathryn Roy
  • Vice President Communications: Catherine Cruver
  • Vice President Membership: Dawn Breyfogle
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Dina Fisher
    Lisa Henderson
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Xinmiao Zhao
  • Vice President Provisionals: Merideth Jones
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Ashley Mock

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. 


In the Austin Chapter, each Ticktocker is either voted into a leadership role or assigned another role where she is expected to lead an activity or meeting.  For example, each year we vote on President, VP Programs, VP Philanthropy, Secretary and Parlimentarian for each class.  Then, other assignments are made for leading the Cultural event, Group Philanthropy, Mother/Daughter outing, etc.  So, in the end, all Ticktockers have a job for each year. 

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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:


Visits to theatrical performances, art museums, and other local activities.