Del Sol

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Del Sol 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 San Diego County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Del Sol aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Del Sol Chapter of NCL, Inc. has members from Coronado to Oceanside and was founded in 2005 by our founding members Tamara Chow (1st President~2006-2008), Donna Birks (1st Treasurer) and Maggie Bentley (1st Secretary).  We think big and try to maximize our impact on the community with our 300 members serving over 30 local and national philanthropies across San Diego County.
The members of our Del Sol chapter form closer bonds with their daughters and are cherishing the time they spend serving the community together. Our members are grateful for the opportunity to become part of such an amazing organization of women and together look forward to what the future holds for the Del Sol chapter. Some of our annual chapter traditions are the Mother & Daughter Awards Tea, Ticktocker Day, our 10th Grade Fashion Show, and of course the end-of-year Senior Recognition. We value these exciting times spent with our daughters, and we look forward to the opportunity to share them with you!

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 NCL, Inc. Del Sol Chapter Fall 2022 Membership Drive for the School Year 2023-2024 began on October 1, 2022.  We invite you to consider membership in our chapter.

We are recruiting for the class of 2029, for girls entering 7th grade in the fall of 2023 and for the class of 2027, for girls entering 9th grade in fall of 2023.

While we have already hosted our last formal informational session for the year, we are still happy to meet one on one with any prospective new members. Please email us at and we will get back to you. We look forward to meeting you!

Considerations for the membership process: 

Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October – January each year. 

Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in San Diego County.

Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Patroness and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter. If you have any questions about the application or sponsorship process, please email

Prospective Member Meetings:  We typically hold multiple Prospective New Member Meetings during a Membership Drive. Letting us know you’re interested is the best first step. To receive an invitation to an upcoming event, please contact a current Patroness or complete the Membership Inquiry Form above. 

Applications: Will be submitted electronically and are due on January 15, 2023. There are no exceptions to this application deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a Sponsor or Co-Sponsor submitting a sponsorship request on your behalf, please make sure they use the SAME email you will be using during your application process. 

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 Cancer Society – San Diego Chapter
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Autism Tree
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • City of Carlsbad
  • Community Resource Center
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter
  • Disaster Response
  • e-Buddies
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Friends of the Coronado Public Library
  • Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Ivey Ranch Park Association
  • King-Chavez Academy
  • MCAS Camp Pendleton (NCL District 6 Baby Shower)
  • Meals on Wheels -San Diego
  • My Girlfriend’s Closet
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society- San Diego Chapter
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild
  • Reading Legacies
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Inc.
  • San Diego Humane Society
  • Serving Seniors (at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center)
  • SMARTS Farm at The Orchard
  • Surfrider Foundation-San Diego County Chapter
  • The Kindness Campaign (National Philanthropy Program)
  • United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County/Beach & Country Guild

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: Chelsea Koehnen
  • President Elect: Amy Park
  • Secretary: Cindy Furey
  • Treasurer: Megan Beierle
  • Parliamentarian: Kelly Stroud
  • Vice President Communications: Tracey Duesler
  • Vice President Membership: Heather Socol
    Heather Socol
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amy Bremner
  • Vice President Provisionals: Julie Zell
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Amanda Crider

Leadership development is a core component of the NCL experience. Over the course of their six years in NCL, we watch our daughters blossom into accomplished young women ready to take on the world.

One of the ways we foster leadership and learning is through our annual Ticktocker Day, a  Del Sol chapter tradition where Ticktockers come together and focus on philanthropy, leadership and personal development. The theme for our most recent Ticktocker Day was Game On and represented the girls rolling up their sleeves, bringing their best self to NCL and joining in to help others in their community. Motivational speaker, Lex Gillette, a blind paralympian came to speak and inspired the Ticktockers to set goals, aim for the stars and realize there is no limit to what they can achieve if they have a vision.

Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Appointed positions. Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. Every Ticktocker is encourage to serve on the grade level Board at least once during her years in NCL.


Ticktocker Board Officers

Vice President – Philanthropy
Vice President – Programs
Vice President – Communications
Hours and Awards
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

Appointed Members:

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.

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 world views that will shape and support our lives. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Our cultural experiences include: dance, art, relaxation, etiquette, museums visits, plays and musicals, and much more.