Cherokee Rose

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Cherokee Rose 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 or attend school in the Macon area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cherokee Rose aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Cherokee Rose Chapter of NCL, Inc. has a little over 200 active members that serve 15 local philanthropies.  Since our inception, Cherokee Rose members have invested over 10,500 hours of service in our community! 

At the 2018 National Conference in Long Beach, California, Cherokee Rose won the Innovative Ticktocker Programming Award for their January Cross Over Meetings that focused on the NCL 6 year curriculum.  This award is given annually to the one chapter that demonstrates unique and innovative programs for the Ticktockers of the chapter.

In 2019, Cherokee Rose graduated its first class of 6 year Ticktockers, members who have completed the entire six year program.  This class represented the last of our founding members (ticktockers).

We are excited to focus our chapter on SMILE – Service, Mentorship, Imagination, Leadership and Empowerment.

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.

Cherokee Rose’s Prospective Membership Drive begins in September of each year.  Prospective Members are a mother and/or female guardian and daughter presently in 7th grade.  Openings in the other grades will depend upon the predetermined class size range as to whether we have will be able to add to these classes.

 

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Backpack Ministry of Macon
  • Cherokee Rose
  • Children’s Hospital Navicent Health
  • Crisis Line & Safe House of Central GA
  • Daybreak Ministries
  • Disaster Response
  • Jay’s HOPE Foundation
  • Macon Arts -Film Festival
  • Macon Arts Alliance
  • Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Net Therapy
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pine Pointe Hospice
  • Rescue Mission
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia
  • St. Peter Claver Food Pantry
  • United in Pink
  • Wear
  • z- chapter Approved One-Time Projects

 

CHEROKEE ROSE PHILANTHROPY SERVICE HOURS

 

2022-2023      3,226 hours

2021-2022     2,414.5 hours 

2020-2021     3,217 hours  

2019-2020      2,236 hours

2018-2019      2,976 hours

2017-2018      3,220 hours

2016-2017      2,103 hours

2015-2016      2,366 hours

2014-2015      1,932 hours

2013-2014        972 hours

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: Cile Lind
  • President Elect: Leigh Glenn
  • Secretary: Emily Hinson
  • Treasurer: Melanie Marshall
  • Parliamentarian: Heather Evans
  • Vice President Communications: Kelly Causey
    Tori Stewart
  • Vice President Membership: Kelli Hill
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Emily Gilchrist
    Kristi Redmond
  • Vice President New Members: Erin NeeSmith
    Sarah Haddock
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Sara Ballard
    Yvette Sizemore
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Christy Childers
    Courtney Baskette

Both Patroness and Ticktocker members of Cherokee Rose will have the opportunity to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.  Besides volunteering with our partner philanthropies, activities of our chapter include monthly Patroness and Ticktocker meetings, planning and attending our Annual Tea & Style Show, Kick-Off Meeting and Senior Recognition & Chapter Awards.

Each patroness and ticktocker will hold a leadership position each year.  Positions range from elected board positions to committee positions to event chairs.

Additionally, members are exposed to inspirational leaders in other areas of our community.  Our keynote speakers have included Dr. Ninfa Saunders, the first female CEO of Navicent Health of Central Georgia, Betty Cantrell Maxwell, Miss America 2016 and Lauren Cook, “The Sunny Girl” a former Ticktocker and PhD Candidate from UCLA.

We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Cultural Events that our members have participated in include tours of local museums and attendance of live performances and local festivals 

Annually our chapter hosts a Mother Daughter Formal Tea and Style Show.  These events are planned by our Ticktockers and their Patroness Leaders. In 2018, NCL inc introduced a new Tea and Etiquette Curriculum designed by Myka Myers, renowned etiquette expert and owner of Beaumont Etiquette.

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.

Some activities of our chapter include:
  • Tour of local Museums
    • Museum of Aviation
    • The Big House Museum
    • Hay House
    • Museum of Arts & Sciences
  • Attending local Art Performances
    • Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
    • Plays at the Fox Theatre
    • Local school drama performances
    • Macon Little Theater
  • Participating in local Community Events
    • Cherry Blossom Festival
    • Bragg Jam Music Festival
    • Macon Film Festival
    • Battle of the Bands
    • SkyDog Concert

Our Chapter History

NCL, Inc., Cherokee Rose Chapter was founded in 2013 with Stacie Hill serving as it’s Founding President.  Mothers (Patronesses), who are the members of Cherokee Rose, team up with their daughters (Ticktockers) in grades 7-12, to serve our community through volunteering with 16 local philanthropies in the Middle Georgia area.

Since it’s inception, NCL, Inc., Cherokee Rose Chapter has increased it’s membership to a little over 200 active members and 90 sustainer members.

At the 2018 National Conference in Long Beach, California, Cherokee Rose won the Innovative Ticktocker Programming Award for their January Cross Over Meetings that focused on the NCL 6 year curriculum.  This award is given annually to the one chapter that demonstrates unique and innovative programs for the Ticktockers of the chapter.

In 2019, Cherokee Rose graduated its first class of 6 year Ticktockers, members who have completed the entire six year program.  This class represented the last of our founding members (ticktockers).

Stacie recalls, “Volunteering side by side with my daughters has strengthened our relationship and our love for the Macon community.  All of our NCL, Inc. Cherokee Rose daughters are learning about Macon, identifying solutions for the needs in the community and expanding their friendship circles.  I am especially proud that our Chapter developed and implemented The NCL Experience, a 6-year program for our 7th-12th grade daughters, committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.  This program changes lives not only of our members but the citizens that we serve by inspiring and empowering women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in the Macon community.”