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.
Some of our annual chapter traditions are the Mother & Daughter Awards Tea, Ticktocker Day, Fashion Show and Senior Recognition.
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. These are exciting times and it just keeps getting better and better!
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
The NCL, Inc. Del Sol Chapter Membership Drive for the School Year 2021-2022 drive has begun, and we invite you to consider membership in our chapter. We are recruiting for the class of 2027, for girls entering the 7th grade in the fall of 2021.
Some considerations for the membership process:
Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from November – January each year for daughters in 6th grade at the time of the Membership Drive. We are currently accepting membership inquiries for the 2021-2022 Membership Drive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Houses: We typically hold multiple Prospective New Member Meetings during a Membership Drive. But with the given circumstances, we want to ensure the safety of all participants, so we will be holding smaller/fewer gatherings. 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.
Applications: Will be submitted electronically and are due on January 15, 2021. 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:
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:
- Autism Tree Project Foundation
- Feeding San Diego
- Helen Woodward Animal Center
- Interfaith Community Services
- MCAS Camp Pendleton (NCL District 6 Baby Shower)
- Meals on Wheels -San Diego
- My Girlfriend’s Closet
- National Philanthropy Initiative-Love Your Heart
- Operation Gratitude (National Philanthropy Program)
- Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation
- 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)
- Surfrider Foundation-San Diego County Chapter
- The Kindness Campaign (National Philanthropy Program)
- United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County/Beach & Country Guild
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Kelley Schmidt
- Secretary: Kelly Luizzi
- Treasurer: Tara Sporrer
- Parliamentarian: Tracey Duesler
- Vice President Communications: Claudette Baker
- Vice President Membership: Tara Stealey
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Trish Kilby
- Vice President Philanthropy: Jan Lakdawala
- Vice President Provisionals: Laura Neufeld
- Vice President Ticktockers: Renee Holzman
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
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.
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.