Crossroads

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Crossroads 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 Hamilton County and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Crossroads aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Crossroads Chapter was established on February 2nd, 2016 as the 211th Chapter formed under NCL, Inc. and the first in the state of Indiana. The chapter began with eight board members and 26 Patronesses. Christi Luedke was instrumental in bringing an NCL chapter to Indiana. Her family moved to Indiana from Texas where NCL is very popular and there are many chapters available. When her daughter Emma got to middle school, she was looking forward to joining NCL, but soon realized that Indiana did not have any chapters established, so she encouraged Christi to start one. In 2015, Christi recruited her friends Michelle Paterson and Amber Anania and the planning for NCL Crossroads began.

The chapter has grown and matured a lot over the years. During the first year, the main focus was on educating our patronesses and ticktockers so they were familiar with NCL and how the organization operates. Today the focus has shifted to community outreach and letting our friends, neighbors, and community know what we stand for and why we are here.

Original Board Members:
President – Christi Luedke
VP Membership – Michelle Paterson
VP Philanthropy – Shannon Weyer-Heitz
VP Ticktockers – Laura Wolf
VP Patroness Activities – Sarah Watkins
Secretary – Tabitha O’Neal
Treasurer – Cindy Bishop
Parliamentarian – Sarah Solomon

Original Philanthropies:
Gleaners Food Bank
Open Doors
Heart and Soul Clinic
Maple Park Village
Indy Honor Flight

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.

Membership applications are being accepted from October 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Please complete the above Member Inquiry form. All applicants must have both a sponsor and a co-sponsor. If you know a current NCL member, please reach out to her to request sponsorship. If you do not know a current member, we can help you out! Check out our PROSPECTIVE MEMBER PACKET for specific information about our chapter.

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:

  • Camp To Belong of Indiana
  • Gleaners Food Bank
  • Heart and Soul Clinic
  • Indiana Diaper Bank
  • Indy Honor Flight
  • IU Health Foundation
  • Maple Park Village
  • Open Doors
  • Operation Care Package
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront
  • Student Impact
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The O’Connor House
  • Westfield – Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program
  • Westfield Parks and Recreation
  • Westfield Washington Township
  • Westfield Washington Township MacGregor Park
  • Wheeler Mission Ministries–Women and Childrens Shelter

Crossroads Chapter – It’s a joy to serve!

Last year, as a chapter, we invested 2,854.5 PHILANTHROPY SERVICE HOURS into our community.  

 

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: Stacie Barrett
  • President Elect: Lindsay Maple
  • Secretary: Heather Raymond
  • Treasurer: Abby Kovacs
  • Parliamentarian: Kelly Ulm
  • Vice President Communications: Laura Crum
    Ashlie January
  • Vice President Membership: Kimberly Harvey
    Kim Decker
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Jennifer Canavan
    Ashley Knott
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Tracy Kuper
    Amy Mick
  • Vice President Provisionals: Lindsay Gibson
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Stacey Willis

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.

Scholarship

The Crossroads Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) celebrates and supports the young women in our community through our Scholarship Program.  We offer a $500 scholarship to a female high school senior who has shown consistent involvement in community service and leadership. Applications will be open on Dec. 1, 2021. 

 

APPLY NOW: The next application will open December 2021

QUESTIONS:  Scholarship.Crossroadsncl@gmail.com