About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Coppell 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 Coppell or attend school in the Coppell ISD. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Coppell aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Coppell Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. formed in 2016. Founding President, Amy Kryzak, was then a member of Young Men’s Service League with her older son and was looking for something similar to do with her girls. It was actually Amy’s daughter, Katy, who encouraged her mother to pursue it. Christy Ramirez and Hillary Gorman were looking for the same opportunity for their daughters, so the three joined forces and as they say “the rest is history”. Joined by an amazing board, all of these ladies worked countless hours to bring this organization to the Coppell community. The response was so great that some classes filled within the first hours of the membership drive. Our Formation Meeting was held on March 1 and we kicked off our first year on May 3, 2016 with 104 Patronesses and 111 Ticktockers. The Coppell Chapter is the 213th Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., which has over 65,000 members.
As the newly formed 213th chapter, the Coppell Chapter celebrates the richness of the NCL, Inc. history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. The annual Mother-Daughter Tea and eventually the Senior Recognition Ceremony are two examples of our traditions which help define who we are as members of the Coppell Chapter of NCL, Inc. and how we sustain our Chapter. We embrace values which make us strong as an organization and as a community of leaders. Lessons in graciousness, for example, are central to our Chapter’s core values. We also build connections through experiences that shape and support our lives. We do this through our relationships within our Chapter and through connections with our Philanthropy Partners (local charities we serve and support).
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
Welcome to the Coppell NCL Chapter.
We invite you to consider membership in the Coppell NCL Chapter. Below is some important information about the membership process:
- Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive which runs from October 1st until January 15th of each year for daughters who are currently in the 6th grade at the time of the Membership Drive.
- Residence: A Prospective Member must reside in Coppell or attend school in the Coppell ISD
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member must be sponsored by 1 Active Member and co-sponsored by 1 Active Member, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Members in our Chapter. (We can help connect you with a sponsor and co-sponsor, if needed!).
- Application: A Prospective Member may apply to only one Chapter.
Please begin by submitting the following Membership Inquiry Form. This will allow us to provide you with further details about the membership application process and timeline.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at email@example.com
Thank you again for your interest in our Coppell NCL Chapter. We look forward to meeting you!
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Coppell Chamber
- Dallas CASA
- Disaster Response
- Just Because, Inc.
- National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
- PUDDINPOP DFW
- RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS
- St. Joseph Village
- The Warren Center
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. Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
ALS Association, Texas Chapter
Assistance League of Coppell
Coppell Arts Council
Coppell Community Garden
Coppell Education Foundation
Cornerstone Community Development
Fisher House Foundation
Journey to Dream / Kyle’s Place
Taylor’s Gift Foundation
The Birthday Party Project
…and more Philanthropies to come!
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Kimberly Hill
- President Elect: Amanda (Mandy) Munroe
- Secretary: Radha Sugumaran
- Treasurer: Lana Mayer
- Parliamentarian: Christy Ramirez
- Vice President Communications: Jennifer Dontos
- Vice President Membership: Brooke Minteer
- Vice President Philanthropy: Melissa Stephen
- Vice President Ticktockers: Angie Marlin
- Sustainer Liaison: Julie McKee
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Susan Wilson
As one of the Three Pillars of the NCL, Inc. Experience, the Leadership Development pillar’s overall goal is to:
“Maximize our daughters potential to be a confident role model by embracing “who you are” which empowers your personal sense of purpose and allows our daughters to be an advocate for others.”
The NCL, Inc. Experience provides a year-by-year guide which is designed to educate Ticktockers and expose them to a variety of leadership experiences and opportunities which encourage a commitment to learning, increased social competencies and a positive identity.
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.
The Ticktocker focus includes:
7th: Developing Communication Skills / Social Networking
8th: Confidence / Social Etiquette
9th: Self Defense / Time Management
10th: Independent Living & Life Skills / Interviewing Skills
11th: College Prep / Decision Making & Stress Reduction
Every Ticktocker will hold a different leadership role in their Class each year, either on the Board of Officers or as a Committee Member.
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.
As one of the Three Pillars of the NCL, Inc. Experience, the Cultural Experiences pillar’s overall goal is to:
Cultivate values and traditions that shape the NCL, Inc. role and contribution in our communities.
We do this by distinguishing NCL, Inc.’s specific brand of traditions, values and community.
The cultural events help us explore culture in our local communities. These events which fall under the Cultural Experiences Pillar of NCL, Inc. are very intentional. They are:
7th – Musical Theatre
8th – Theatre (non-musical)
9th – Music (choral or instrumental)
10th – Museum or gardens
11th – Art
12th – Dance
Some examples of Chapter activities include:
- Annual Chapter Mother-Daughter Tea
- Car Safety Classes
- Cultural Festivals
- Museum Visits
- Self-Defense Classes
- Skincare Sessions