Capistrano Coast

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Capistrano Coast 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 the Capistrano Coast area. This area includes, but is not limited to, the southern Orange County coastal community of Laguna Beach and follows the coastline south through the beach cities of Dana Point and San Clemente. The boundary shall extend inland to include the communities of San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Hills. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Capistrano Coast aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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:

  • Age Well Senior Services – San Juan Capistrano Senior Center /Annie Hyde
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Angels for the Arts at McKinney Theatre / Jamie Walker
  • Art and Creativity for Healing / Laura Vlasic
  • Beyond Blindness/ Teresa Weidhaas
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley / Joy Leffler
  • Capistrano Care Center / Annie Hyde
  • City of Mission Viejo Community Services/ Kapri Griffin Sherman
  • Coast Keepers / Brandi Vanderbeek
  • CREER / Lisa Murray
  • Disaster Response
  • Families Forward / Yolanda Guerrero
  • Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) / Erica Balkhi
  • Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens / Alison Ulrich
  • J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center / Patricia Collins
  • Kinoshita Elementary School / Laura Vlasic
  • Laura’s House / Brandi Vanderbeek
  • Little Red Dog / Yolanda Guerrero
  • Miracles for Kids / Jamie Walker
  • Mission Hospital Medical Center / Bronwyn Stackleather
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pacific South Coast Chapter / Jennie Lyle
  • OC Public Library – Friends of the Library / Lisa Murray
  • OC Ronald McDonald House/ Bronwyn Stackleather
  • Ocean Institute / Jacci Pearce
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Interdependence / Katrina Darst
  • Philharmonic Society of Orange County / Elise Cheng
  • Susan G. Komen Orange County/ Monica Duncan
  • Working Wardrobes/ Jacci Pearce

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Diane Murphy
  • President Elect: Lauren Sipelis
  • Secretary: Christine Millikan
  • Treasurer: Melissa Roellich
  • Parliamentarian: Dawn Smith
  • Vice President Communications: Lori Harrison
  • Vice President Membership: Trupti Turner
    Jennifer Krueger
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kristen Bernard
  • Vice President Provisionals: Kathryn Ellis
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Christine Pysz
    Jennifer Savage
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Nancy Roberts

Cultural Experiences

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.