Blue Heron

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Blue Heron 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 Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, SW Portland and the surrounding area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Blue Heron aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The NCL, Inc. Blue Heron Story

In 2005, friendship was the key to forming the Blue Heron Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., and it is still the cornerstone of the organization.

What started as a group of women on the sidelines of their daughters’ softball game talking about volunteering for charities, making connections with their community, and developing leadership skills in their girls, has now blossomed into a group of over 200 members serving 19 philanthropies throughout the Portland, Oregon area.

Join Our Chapter

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

  • Abby’s Closet
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego
  • Cat Adoption Team
  • City of West Linn
  • Community Warehouse
  • Disaster Response
  • District Philanthropy Day
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Oregon
  • Lake Oswego Library
  • Meals on Wheels Portland
  • Mercy Teams
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Oregon
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Special Olympics of Oregon
  • Transition Projects
  • Trillium Family Services
  • Tualatin Food Pantry
  • William Temple House
  • Youth Music Project

Tualatin School House Pantry      Abby's Closet

Leadership Development

  • President: Linda Brecke
  • Secretary: TANA ALLORI
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Allen
  • Parliamentarian: Heidi Beach
  • Vice President Communications: Melissa Juenger
  • Vice President Membership: Karie Jett
    Lisa Owens
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jennie Martin
    Marissa Taylor
  • Vice President Provisionals: Kristy Kamali
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Karen Gault
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Karen Carson

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:

  • Theater
  • Dining
  • Symphonies
  • Opera
  • Fairs
  • Museums
  • Dance
  • Cultural Centers
  • Listening to Speakers