Cypress Pearls

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Cypress Pearls 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 Cy-Fair ISD between HWY 99/Grand Parkway and HWY 249 and FM 1960/HWY 6 or Waller ISD. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cypress Pearls aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

National Charity League, Inc., Cypress Pearls Chapter was set to form in September 2018, but mother- nature had other plans for our area. While formation members directed their time, money, and attention on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, they remained dedicated to starting the chapter and National Charity League, Inc., Cypress Pearls Chapter was formed in January 2018. 

The Cypress Pearls Chapter is the 245th NCL, Inc.Chapter to form in the United States joining mothers and daughters across the nation who are committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Since 2018, the Cypress Pearls Chapter, NCL, Inc. has grown in numbers and impact and now proudly serves eighteen philanthropies. As a new chapter, we are privileged to experience the unique opportunity to establish chapter traditions that will serve mothers and daughters for generations to come. 

Our Cypress Pearls leadership is dedicated to touching the future through the development of selfless philanthropists, confident leaders, and compassionate members of our community.

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.



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
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • BEAR
  • Boys and Girls Country
  • Camp Blessing
  • Camp Hope
  • Citizens for Animal Protection
  • Cy-Fair Helping Hands
  • Cy-Hope
  • Disaster Response
  • Entrusted Houston
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Kindness Campaign
  • Make A Wish Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
  • MESA Outreach
  • Miracle League
  • Mission of Yahweh
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Linus
  • Reach Unlimited
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • SIRE

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: Sandra Poag
  • President Elect: Kelly Ulanday
  • Secretary: Carolyn Harrell
  • Treasurer: Denise Morales
  • Parliamentarian: Charlotte Smith
  • Vice President Communications: Alexandra Thomas
    Ava Mancuso
  • Vice President Membership: Abbey Bryan
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amanda Austin
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Karri Parlevliet
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Shelley Hoffman

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.

2020-2021 Blue Rose Chapter Award


Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for
the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements,
participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program,
and held a Sustainer Event.