Cottonwood

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Cottonwood 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 feeder pattern for Flower Mound High School, Marcus High School, or Lewisville High School, inclusive of those residing in these areas that attend private or home school. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cottonwood aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Cottonwood Chapter was founded in June 2012.  The chapter began after Founding President Stephanie Scroggins and her daughter attended her niece’s Senior Presentation event in Houston. After hearing the stories of growth and closeness between mother and daughter as well as fellow Patronesses and Ticktockers, Mrs. Scroggins returned to Flower Mound to look into a local chapter they could join.  There were no local chapters and those that did exist were too far away to be able to participate in.  After much thought and discussion with friends, Mrs. Scroggins contacted that National office of NCL to inquire about starting an expansion chapter in Flower Mound.  With the help of dear friends and a lot of hard work, a Board was formed and the Cottonwood Chapter was born.  The first kickoff meeting of Cottonwood Chapter occurred in August 2012.

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.

Currently the Cottonwood Chapter has approximately 200 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 11 philanthropic organizations in the community. Our group contributes thousands of hours of volunteer time to our local community each year.

Some of our chapters’ philanthropy events include the KFMB Fall and Spring Trash Off, Journey To Dream, Snowball Express and the CCA Giving Tree.

Other annual events are the Grateful Gathering, The Mother ~ Daughter Tea  and the Senior Recognition that recognizes the graduating seniors Ticktocker class.

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:

  • American Heart Association
  • Christian Community Action
  • Journey to Dream/Kyle’s Place
  • Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
  • Lewisville Independent School District
  • Rosewood Senior Living and Memory Care
  • Special Olympics of Coppell
  • Town of Flower Mound – Seniors in Motion
  • Young Lives

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.

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
  • President: Stephanie Powell
  • President Elect: Patricia Gonzalez
  • Secretary: Chrissy Bowen
  • Treasurer: Rebecca Garlotte
  • Parliamentarian: Angie Cox
  • Vice President Communications: Kim Antonacci
  • Vice President Membership: Stephanie Barone
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Lan Rogers
    Ayn Owens
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Deana Rosselli
  • Vice President Provisionals: Brandi Lins
    Allison Penuel
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Heather Aldis
    Evelyn Lemon

Each year each Ticktocker class has a variety of different focuses. Beginning in 7th grade the Tictockers explore leadership styles and NCL, Inc. core values. In 8th grade they learn to communicate more effectively and lead their grade level meetings. As 9th graders, the girls further develop their listening skills, practice time management tools, and build self-confidence. The 10th grade Ticktockers learn to strengthen conflict resolution skills, prepare for future employment, and engage in public speaking. In 11th grade the Ticktockers establish future goals and identify college opportunities. Lastly, as seniors this class mentors the younger Ticktockers and explores Sustainer opportunities.

Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members.

Board Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President – Philanthropy
  • Vice President – Programs
  • Recording Secretary
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Members:

  • Historian
  • Publicity/Newsletter
  • Communications
  • Council Representative
  • Inspiration
  • Etiquette/Parliamentarian
  • Sunshine
  • Icebreaker
  • Hospitality

Cultural Experiences

As future leaders, 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.

Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.

Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.

As future leaders, 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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:

As future leaders, 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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:

  • Car Safety classes
  • Concerts
  • Cooking classes
  • Cultural Festivals
  • Fitness classes
  • Hikes
  • Internet Safety Class
  • Movies
  • Museum visits
  • Nutrition classes
  • Painting classes
  • Pilates and Yoga classes
  • Plays
  • Self-defense classes
  • Skincare lessons