Conejo Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Conejo Valley 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 geographical jurisdictions of Agoura High School and the Oak Park School District on the east, the Conejo Valley Unified School District on the west, Royal High School on the north, and Moorpark Unified School District on the northwest. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Conejo Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

  • Our Conejo Valley Chapter began back in September of 1970 with 15 Patronesses and 16 Ticktockers. On March 10, 1972 at a luncheon at the Westlake Village Inn, it was announced that the Chapter’s application for charter was accepted, and we officially became a part of
    National Charity League, Inc. Today, we currently have over 120 Patronesses and 140 Ticktockers and are proud to be celebrating our 50 year anniversary as a chapter!

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.

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:

  • Conejo Valley Chapter
  • ALS Association: Golden West Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Art Trek
  • Cancer Support Community, Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
  • Casa Pacifica
  • City of Agoura Hills, Reyes Adobe Days
  • City of Westlake Village
  • Conejo Players
  • Conejo Recreation and Park District
  • Conejo Recreation and Park District; Therapeutic Recreation (CRPD)
  • Conejo Valley Historical Society
  • Disaster Response
  • Fibber’s Pop-Up
  • Goebel Adult Community Center
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hospice of the Conejo
  • Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
  • Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank
  • Many Mansions
  • Mary Health of the Sick
  • My Stuff Bags Foundation
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 15, 2024
  • New West Symphony
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Paw Works
  • Senior Concerns
  • Sherwood Cares
  • Tiny Porch Concerts
  • Yarrow Family YMCA

We are so proud of the strong partnership we have with these organizations who are dedicated to serving the Conejo Valley community.  The Vice President Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Committee continue to research and contact community philanthropies to determine where the Chapter can be of service.

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: Kessie Cimino
    Mollie Valestrino
  • President Elect: Vanessa Yessner
  • Secretary: Alison Brandon
    Alison Brandon
  • Treasurer: Kelly Atkinson
  • Vice President Communications: Debra Boyd
    Pamela Valance
  • Vice President Membership: Anne Marie Marasco
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Beth Andrews
  • Vice President New Members: Amy Kuther
    Jennifer Holtz
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Brianna Adams
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Kelli Matthies

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.

Award Winning Chapter

Our chapter has received national recognition with the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. This award is presented to chapters that have completed all annual requirements, participated in the #GivingTuesday national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.