Cypress Gems

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Cypress Gems 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 or attend school in the attendance zone for Cypress Ranch High School, Cypress Woods High School, Bridgeland High School or Cy-Fair High School. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cypress Gems aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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:

  • Inspiration Ranch
  • Santa Maria Hostel
  • The Kindness Campaign

American Heart Association

Alzheimer’s Association


Boys & Girls Country

Camp Hope

Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

Cypress Lucky Mutts Rescue


Giving Gown

Habitat for Humanity

Houston Food Bank

Memorial Hermann

Mercer Botanic Gardens

Operation Gratitude


Santa Maria Hostel

Teen Life Center

Texas Wildlife Rescue Center

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: Kristi Kelly
  • President Elect: Elizabeth Franklin
  • Secretary: Kelly Brooks
  • Treasurer: Marti Kristynik
    Michelle Sharp
  • Parliamentarian: Marti Kristynik
  • Vice President Communications: Dawn Jarvis
  • Vice President Membership: Heather Sessions
    Victoria Schmidt
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kay Douglas
  • Vice President Provisionals: Tina Dammeyer
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Elizabeth Franklin
    Dianna Passmore
  • Sustainer Liaison: Amanda Medack
    Kathleen Linton

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.