Cypress Belles

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Cypress Belles 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 Cy-Fair and Tomball ISD area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cypress Belles aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The purpose of Cypress Belles is to inspire and empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.

Membership in NCL gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities.

 Our NCL, Inc Cypress Belles Chapter contributes more than 8,000 hours of philanthropic service to our community annually.

We are a proud recipient of the Blue Rose Chapter Award for 2020-2021.  

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Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

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

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • CAMO Animal Rescue
  • Disaster Response
  • Inspiration Ranch
  • Kids Meals, Inc
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Sleep In Heavenly Peace

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

Our Cypress Belles Chapter believes each of us can be the catalyst for change in our community. And make a change we do! With a cumulative volunteer force of 8,000 hours of service each year, Cypress Belles embrace the philosophy of making a difference in our world by partnering with a variety of philanthropies to provide hands on volunteer support of time and skill.

Cypress Belles trains Mother-Daughter teams to be competent, conscientious and reliable volunteers while addressing critical local community needs and provides opportunities for members to develop compassion and empathy while focusing on a positive impact in our community.



Leadership Development

  • President: Shanna Clark
  • President Elect: Cathy Dice
  • Secretary: Stephanie Foster
  • Treasurer: Cara Davis
  • Parliamentarian: Heather Buerger
  • Vice President Communications: Stephanie Vandagriff
  • Vice President Membership: DeShanna Reed
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Cheryl McPhail
  • Vice President Provisionals: Katherine Ilsever
  • Vice President Ticktockers: LeAnne Redwine
  • Sustainer Liaison: Sonja Gurule-Griffin
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Elizabeth Humphreys

Cultural Experiences

“the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new lands but in seeing with new eyes”


Our Chapter History


For 20 years, National Charity League, Inc., Cypress Belles Chapter has been a positive force in our community through our dedication to philanthropic service and fostering the development of strong character, leadership, and social responsibility in our daughters.

National Charity League, Inc., Cypress Belles Chapter was first organized in May 1999 during a meeting at Foundry United Methodist Church. Our new chapter quickly formed with members in each grade level, 7-10th grade initially. In the Fall of 1999, we had our first of many Patroness (mother) and Ticktocker (daughter) meetings.

Many of our chapter traditions and commitments to philanthropies that were established in our first years remain with us today. Dedicated to philanthropic service and anchored by the strong legacy of our founders, our chapter has grown substantially since our early days and today boasts nearly 300 members, including over 150 Ticktockers in six grade levels. As our chapter moves further into the 21st century, we proudly honor our foundation in all we do—and most importantly, strive to make our community a better place to live in and to strengthen the enduring bond of mothers and daughters.

The Cypress Belles Chapter Presidents maintain a hands-on philanthropic approach, with activities designed around giving of time and talents.

Our Cypress Belles Leaders:

1999-2001 Florence O’Donnell

2001-2003 Nancy Frankel

2003-2004 Delisa Piercy

2004-2006 Laurie Tipley

2006-2007 Susan Siceluff

2007-2008 Liz Grumbles

2008-2009 Edna Hardin

2009-2010 Sandi Heintz

2010-2011 Annette Smith

2011-2012 Alisa Lukasek

2012-2013 Derinda Keiser

2013-2014 Stacye Anderson

2014-2015 Marian Horne

2015-2016 Carey Dow

2016-2017 Melissa Baker

2017-2018 Melissa Broad

2018-2019 Mechelle Dubois

2019-2020 Shannon Fritz 

2020-2021 Sonya Brown

2021-2022 Heather Buerger

2022-2023 Shanna Clark