Crystal Springs

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? 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.

Our Membership Drive is open from January 15 – March 1, 2024. All prospective members are required to submit a Membership Inquiry Form prior to submitting their application. Applications for membership will be available in January and must be completed by March 1, 2024. In addition, all prospective members MUST attend either an in person informational meeting on December 12 at 6:30pm at the Burlingame Main Library’s Lane Room or a Zoom meeting January 9 at 7pm. (Zoom meeting information to follow) These meetings are for mothers only. 

NCL is designed as a small group leadership program whose membership is in part based on the availability of space in the daughter’s grade level so class sizes are limited. 

Please contact Membership at membershipcrystalsprings@nclonline.org with any questions.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • CuriOdyssey Museum
  • DIAD – Special Projects
  • DIAD Children’s Book Project
  • Disaster Response
  • Home and Hope
  • Life Steps Foundation
  • LifeMoves
  • LifeMoves/Navigation Center
  • Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
  • My New Red Shoes
  • No Birthday Left Behind (NBLB)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pacific Beach Coalition
  • Peninsula Family Service
  • Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS-SPCA)
  • Samaritan House
  • San Mateo County Historical Association
  • San Mateo Medical Center & Health Foundation (SMMCHF)
  • San Mateo Senior Center (SMSC)
  • SF Marin Food Bank
  • St. Vincent de Paul, San Mateo County
  • There With Care
  • United Service Organization (USO)
  • Villages of San Mateo County

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.

Leadership Development

We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.

Examples of skills developed include:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Megan Winters
  • President Elect: Katie Irvine
  • Secretary: Jennifer Draffen
  • Treasurer: Marcy Segre
  • Parliamentarian: Veronica Oldenburg
  • Vice President Communications: Celia Tung
  • Vice President Membership: Tina Tan
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Christine Yip
  • Vice President New Members: Kristen Ramseyer
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Liz Anderson
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Rahela Abbas

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.

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 Theatre

o Musical, Opera or Symphony

o Dance/Ballet

o Art History, Art Appreciation, Museums

o Architecture, Gardens, Cultural Festivals