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?  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.

In order to be considered for membership in NCL, Inc., Conejo Valley Chapter, please begin by clicking the link above and submit an inquiry form between October 1 and no later than December 15. For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at membershipconejovalley@nclonline.org.

Our typical membership timeline is:

October 1-December 11:   Membership inquiries taken for current 6th graders, as well as for possible limited openings for current 7th graders. The Conejo Valley Chapter also does not accept new members who are entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of the Chapter year. 

October 1:   Information packets and invitations to membership workshops are extended to prospective members who have completed the inquiry form.  

January 15:  Prospective Member Applications due.

March 1:    Prospective members are notified of acceptance or regret.

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:

  • Conejo Valley Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • City of Westlake Village
  • Conejo Players
  • Disaster Response
  • Goebel Adult Community Center
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • New West Symphony
  • Operation Gratitude
  • 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

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: Samantha DeGroote
  • President Elect: Mollie Valestrino
    Kessie Cimino
  • Secretary: Cheryl Chase
  • Treasurer: Kelly Atkinson
  • Vice President Communications: Pamela Valance
    Debra Boyd
  • Vice President Membership: Julia Melito
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Beth Andrews
  • Vice President Provisionals: Tish Hawks
    Beverly Haukaas
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Dori Hauser
    Lori Shuler
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Angela Cabrera

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.