About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Davis 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 Davis, CA, or surrounding area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Davis aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our programs empower women (females or individuals who identify as female) to succeed as confident, well-rounded contributors to society while making a positive impact in the communities they serve. 

The Davis NCL Chapter was started in 2012 and today provides over 3,500 philanthropy hours annually across the 20+ nonprofit organizations we support.

Our core values, the Three Pillars, celebrate the extraordinary relationship between mothers and daughters. They encourage mutual learning, personal growth, and the embodiment of responsibility and kindness, empowering women to lead confidently and seek mentorship for self-improvement.

Our Patronesses and Ticktockers embrace these values, inspiring a legacy of empathy and community service that positively impacts society. We uphold the highest standards of integrity and excellence in everything we do, guided by our Three Pillars of culture, philanthropy, and leadership. These pillars propel us forward and drive our mission.

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.

The membership drive for 2024 – 2025 begins on January 15, 2024 with applications for new members due by March 1, 2024. A Prospective Member Information Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The information meeting will be held at Christ Church (1801 Oak Ave., Davis 95616). We encourage you to attend our Prospective Member Information Meeting to learn more about our chapter, member obligations, and application timeline. Please RSVP here to attend the Prospective Member Information Meeting.  

Ready to apply?

Applications are due March 1, 2024. To apply to NCL, please complete the online application.


Please feel free to reach out to the membership team at membershipdavis@nclonline.org.  

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
  • AYSO EPIC soccer (formerly VIP program)
  • Children’s Therapy Center
  • Community Harvest of Davis
  • Davis Arts Center
  • Davis Community Meals
  • Davis Musical Theatre Company
  • Davis Schools Foundation
  • Disaster Response
  • Friends of the Davis Public Library
  • Homeward Bound
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pence Gallery
  • Project Linus
  • Putah Creek Council
  • Special Olympics Northern California
  • St. John’s Program
  • Team Davis
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Thriving Pink
  • UC Davis MIND Institute
  • Yolo Crisis Nursery
  • Yolo Food Bank

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: Shanaz Hazel
  • President Elect: Pamela Porter
  • Secretary: Carolyn Walker
  • Treasurer: Alison Bolz
  • Parliamentarian: Sandra Myler
  • Vice President Communications: Dale Taormino
  • Vice President Membership: Cheri Harrington
    Sandy Kwong
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Cassie Farinsky
  • Vice President New Members: Christina Brusca
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Aine Coil
  • Sustainer Liaison: Ashley Giovannettone
    Melissa Elliott
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Aletha Hickey

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.