About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Azalea 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 Katy ISD. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Azalea aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Our Chapter History
In the spring of 1999, three women, Betsy Steer, Melinda Moore, and Laurie Mai, shared a common goal of starting a second National Charity League, Inc. chapter in the Katy area. They wanted to do volunteer work with their daughters, but the Katy Chapter was full. The three women rallied 12 others to meet with them and an officer from NCL, Inc. headquarters. The women met the criteria for forming the new chapter, and all those attending took leadership roles in the new organization. When they discussed what name to adopt, Betsy Steer remembers looking out her window and seeing her azaleas in bloom. The name was unanimously agreed upon. Early meetings were held at a funeral parlor on Kingsland Blvd., and the first Tea was held at the Equestrian Center.
Our goal in the Azalea Chapter of NCL, Inc is to promote a sense of community responsibility in our daughters that will perpetuate a lifetime of service. Through our volunteer work, we hope to make the world a better place.
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining 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:
We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Brookwood Community
- Catholic Charities
- Christ Clinic
- Christmas Stockings
- Cinco Charities: Ballard House
- Cinco Ranch/Ft. Bend Library
- Disaster Response
- Feed The Hunger
- Hangar Unity Center
- Houston Food Bank
- Katy Autism Support Group
- Katy Christian Ministries (KCM)
- KidZ Club
- Living Water International
- Meals on Wheels of Greater Houston
- Oakmont Nursing Home
- Operation Gratitude
- Special Olympics Houston Area
- Special Pals
- Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- The ARC of Katy
- The Graeme McDaniel Foundation
We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Heather Danek
- President Elect: Elizabeth Hanson Walker
- Treasurer: Jana Coates
- Parliamentarian: Cathleen Pittman
- Vice President Communications: Elizabeth Reese
- Vice President Membership: Rachel Shaffer
- Vice President Philanthropy: Rachel Shaffer
- Vice President Ticktockers: Elizabeth Webster
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Veronica Brown
We preserve National Charity League traditions and core values, while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures. 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.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders.
- Community Connections – We build connections through experiences that impact our communities.
- Etiquette – We encourage and mentor kind, respectful and gracious social conduct.