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?  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:

  • Armed Forces/Camp Hope
  • Brookwood Community
  • Christ Clinic
  • Cinco Charities: Ballard House
  • Giving Gown
  • Hope Impacts
  • Katy Christian Ministries (KCM)
  • KidZ Club
  • Living Water International
  • Meals on Wheels of Greater Houston
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Oakmont Nursing Home
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Hero
  • Special Olympics Houston Area
  • Special Pals
  • Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

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: Heather Danek
  • President Elect: Katherine Galpin
  • Secretary: Dawn Kress
    Jennifer Christian
  • Treasurer: Jana Coates
  • Parliamentarian: Cathleen Pittman
  • Vice President Communications: Elizabeth Reese
    Marjorie Meleton
  • Vice President Membership: Rachel Shaffer
    Dixie Moreau
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Maria Kemner
    Rachel Shaffer
  • Vice President Provisionals: Elizabeth Hanson Walker
    Ashley Jurica
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Angela Noto
    Elizabeth Webster

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.