About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Champions 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 Northwest Harris County area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Champions aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc. Champions Chapter is the 101st Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc.
Our Chapter was organized in May 2001, and became a fully chartered Chapter in June
2003, and has obtained full non-profit status. We partner with various philanthropies in
the Greater Houston area with an emphasis on organizations serving Northwest Harris
and South Montgomery Counties. Champions Chapter also engages with District-Wide
and National philanthropies which have been selected to partner with NCL, Inc. by our
District and National leadership. Our Chapter has a diverse membership base spanning
Cypress-Fairbanks, Klein and Tomball Independent School Districts, inclusive of all
private schools within the Northwest Harris County and those who homeschool within
those districts.

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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

We would love for new mothers and daughters who want to serve their communities join our chapter!  Reach out to our vice presidents of membership today!

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • Abandoned Animal Rescue (AAR)
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Country
  • Camp Hope
  • Cy-Fair Helping Hands
  • Disaster Response
  • Habitat for Humanity (Northwest Harris County Chapter)
  • Houston Repertoire Ballet
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • NAM (Northwest Assistance Ministries)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Park Manor- Tomball
  • Parsons House Assisted Living
  • Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
  • Project Linus
  • REACH Unlimited
  • Special Olympics
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • TEAM
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • The Giving Gown Foundation
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Wunderlich Farm

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Songkhla Winter
  • President Elect: Emily Mir-Oliver
  • Secretary: Suzanne Hoff
  • Treasurer: Felichia Laws
    Griselda Zendejas
  • Parliamentarian: Amanda Sprankle
  • Vice President Communications: Hardeep (Debbie) Bal
  • Vice President Membership: Kelli Fowler
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Alida Esmilla
  • Vice President New Members: Whitney Tutor
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Sarah Malinoski
  • Sustainer Liaison: Barbara Rivas-Martinez
    Christie Subirats
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Terri Lowery

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.

2020-2021 Blue Rose Chapter Award

Our chapter has been awarded the Blue Rose Chapter Award  for the 2020-2021 year, as we have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer event.