About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Crystal Springs 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 Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, San Mateo. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Crystal Springs aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Crystal Springs Chapter was formed in 2005 and chartered in 2007.
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.
A new class of mothers and daughters are sponsored in the Fall while their daughters are still in 6th grade. Admission into grades 8 through 10 is subject to the same sponsorship rules and is based on space availability. Intent to Sponsor forms must be completed by your sponsor and co-sponsor by November 1 in order to apply.
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:
- CuriOdyssey Museum
- Maple Street Shelter
- Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
- My New Red Shoes
- PARCA (Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults)
- Peninsula Family Service
- Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS-SPCA)
- Samaritan House
- San Mateo County Historical Association
- San Mateo Public Library & Foundation
- Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB)
- St. Vincent de Paul, San Mateo County
- There With Care
- United Service Organization (USO)
The Philanthropy Committee continues to actively pursue opportunities that meet the needs and interests of our membership. Our Philanthropy Expo in the Fall and our Philanthropy Faire in January give our members a look into the philanthropies we serve with guest speakers, information,and group projects. We welcome ticktockers to explore ideas of their own and apply for grants through our Philanthropy Grant Program: encouraging leadership, personal growth and innovation.
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
- President: Lisa Kearns
- President Elect: Ida Gruber
- Treasurer: Anne Carlevaris
- Parliamentarian: Sarah Solum
- Vice President Communications: Sandy Lai
- Vice President Membership: kimberly clark
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Corey Cherkas
- Vice President Philanthropy: Orla Gallagher
- Vice President Provisionals: Jennifer Maravillas
- Vice President Ticktockers: Elaine McKay
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:
o Musical, Opera or Symphony
o Art History, Art Appreciation, Museums
o Architecture, Gardens, Cultural Festivals