About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Capital of Texas 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 greater Austin area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Capital of Texas aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
What makes Capital of Texas Chapter unique? We have made diversity a priority in our philanthropies and our membership.
We are passionate about volunteering for organizations that are addressing a wide range of social concerns and needs in our community including Children, Culture/Art, Disabled, Domestic Violence, Education, Family, Healthcare, Homeless, Military, Seniors and Women.
We strive to maintain a diverse Chapter and encourage our Members to look beyond their immediate circle of friends to build connections and relationships with others from all over the Austin area. Our current Membership represents over 30 schools across Austin and surrounding areas.
Monthly meetings for the mothers are held in a central Austin location near Capital of Texas Highway and Westlake Drive. Our daughters meet by grade levels at various locations.
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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.
There are eleven distinct chapters of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) in the Austin/Round Rock area. (Austin, Austin 360, Capital of Texas, Hill Country, Hills of Austin, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, North Austin, Round Rock, South Austin Wildflowers and Treaty Oak)
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. While all the Chapters are under the National NCL umbrella, each individual chapter has its own personality. We encourage you to review all the different chapters and learn about them at their separate Prospective Open House Meetings. While you may attend as many Chapter Open House meetings as you’d like, you may only apply for membership to one Chapter.
If you choose to apply for membership, you must secure a sponsor from our chapter and attend a mandatory membership informational meeting.
The Membership Drive for Chapter year 2023-2024 Capital of Texas Chapter begins fall 2022.
Prospective New Member Orientation dates:
October 12th, 6-7pm, Riverbend Church, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Hwy, The Quads (SW corner of campus)
November 10th, 11:45-12:45am, 8841 Chalk Knoll Drive, Austin, TX 78735, text (512) 799-9240 for gate code
November 29th, 6-7pm, Zoom
To RSVP to one of the Prospective New Member Orientation dates, please contact our VP of Membership, at email@example.com
Application deadline for 2023-2024 is January 15, 2023 by 5pm.
Prospective members need to understand that membership is a six-year commitment involving service, leadership development and cultural experiences by both the mother and child. NCL Capital of Texas Chapter cannot guarantee membership to all prospective members who apply.
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:
- ABC: Any Baby Can
- AGE of Central Texas
- AHS: Austin Humane Society
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- ARC: The Arc of the Capital Area
- BS: BookSpring
- CFV: Community First Village
- CHF: Championship Hearts Foundation
- CTFB: Central Texas Food Bank
- DFS: Dress For Success
- Disaster Response
- GS: GirlStart
- MLF: Mobile Loaves & Fishes
- MMB: Mother’s Milk Bank
- MOW: Meals On Wheels and More of Central Texas
- OHF: Operation Homefront
- Operation Gratitude
- PP: Pajama Program
- PT: The Paramount Theatre
- RMHC: RMcD House
- SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone)
- SGK: Susan G. Komen
- SLH: Saint Louise House
- SO: Special Olympics
Capital of Texas Chapter Awards:
In 2018, Championship Hearts Foundation recognized the Capital of Texas Chapter for “Outstanding Student Volunteers”
In April 2013, Meals on Wheels and More recognized the Capital of Texas Chapter as the “Outstanding Volunteer Group of the Year.”
In 2012, Austin Children’s Museum recognized Capital of Texas Chapter with a “Youth and Community Impact Award” and BookSpring presented us with its “Volunteer Recognition Award.”
In 2012, the National Charity League recognized Capital of Texas Chapter as the “Outstanding Chartered Chapter.”
In 2009, we were awarded “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of the Year” by the Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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: Allison Benz
- President Elect: Beth Cubriel
- Secretary: Nathalie Stone
- Treasurer: Kate Ford
- Parliamentarian: Kristi Simmons
- Vice President Communications: Angie Henderson
- Vice President Membership: Manjeera Adusumalli
- Vice President Philanthropy: Jennifer Dugan
- Vice President New Members: Rhonda Hissey
- Vice President Ticktockers: Courtney Broaddus
- Sustainer Liaison: Dana Bocock
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Pamela LaPlaca
Each year of Membership offers new opportunities for both Mothers (Patronesses) and Daughters (Ticktockers) to accept new challenges and learn new skills in a supportive environment.
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.
We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include:
- Grade level focus that allows Patronesses and Ticktockers to enjoy cultural enrichment experiences together in Musical Theatre, Ballet, Opera, Symphony, Dramatic Theatre and Museums
- The Annual Tea
- Senior Presents / Recognition
- Learning Basic Etiquette and Hostessing Skills Throughout the Six-Year NCL, Inc. Experience
Our Chapter History
Capital of Texas Chapter was formed in 2004 led by our founding President, Carol Nex. We were chartered in 2006, and became the second NCL, Inc. Chapter formed in Austin.
Today we are over 275 active members of mothers and daughters in grades 7 to 12 supporting 27 philanthropies. In 2021-22 the NCL Inc. CapTex Chapter performed over 4400 hours of service to our community.
In true Austin style, we like to keep things casual and fun (and maybe a little weird at times!) so you won’t need any fancy ball gowns – just a willingness to serve!