Desert Cities

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Desert Cities 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 La Quinta and surrounding Desert Cities. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Desert Cities aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Welcome to the Desert Cities Chapter

of National Charity League, Inc.

Desert Cities chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was founded in June 2005.

We became a Charter Chapter in April 2007. Serving La Quinta and surrounding areas, primarily east valley Desert Cities including Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage.

At the heart of our organization are mothers and daughters working together to serve our chapter’s philanthropies.

 

Please contact our Chapter President at ncldesertcities@nclonline.org with any questions. 

 

These Philanthropies Include:

American Cancer Society

Bianca Rae Foundation

The Braille Institute

Coachella Valley Autism Society

Desert Best Friends Closet

Desert Sands Unified School District

Desi Strong Foundation

La Quinta Library

Make A Wish Foundation

Meals on Wheels

The Narrow Door

National Junior Tennis League

Old Town Artisan Studio
Patriot Ride

SafeHouse

Tour de Palm Springs

 

 

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.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The 2021 Membership Drive will begin soon! If you are interested in joining our chapter, please review the information below…

Prospective members need to be sponsored by a current member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Chapter they wish to join. If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about our Chapter’s boundaries and membership obligations.

Inquiries: If you do not know someone in NCL, and would like to learn more about our organization, please contact our Membership at MembershipDesertCities@nclonline.org.

 

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:

  • Meals on Wheels

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.  Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:

merican Cancer Society

Bianca Rae Foundation

The Braille Institute

Coachella Valley Autism Society

Desert Best Friends Closet

Desert Sands Unified School District

Desi Strong Foundation

La Quinta Library

Make A Wish Foundation

Meals on Wheels

The Narrow Door

National Junior Tennis League

Old Town Artisan Studio

Patriot Ride

SafeHouse

Tour de Palm Springs

 

Philanthropy is the heart of our organization.  Mothers and daughters working together to help serve our chapters chosen projects earn philanthropy hours.

 

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: Kirsten Seebart
    Tiffany Norton
  • President Elect: Kathleen Doyle
  • Secretary: Darcie Cotton
  • Treasurer: Renee Diaz
    Catherine Harmon
  • Parliamentarian: Glenda Morden
    Leslie Wright
  • Vice President Communications: Jana Miller
    Terri Hamilton
  • Vice President Membership: Jill Frazer
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Angela Cabanyog
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Julie Giem-Mathews
    Celeste Reid
  • Vice President Provisionals: Brandi Bilhartz
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Anisha Koyanagi
    Julia Alberg-Burbank

Desert Cities NCL 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.

Activities of our Chapter include:

Committee and Board Meetings

Patroness/Ticktocker Meetings

Event Planning and Execution

Learning Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedures

Public Speaking

 

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.

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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:

Annual Fashion Show at Senior Recognition Modeled by our Juniors. Teaching them poise, elegance, grace, in a fun atmosphere..

Outings to local McCallum Theatre to see performances.

Excursions to Oak Glen Pumpkin Patch and Riverside Inn Holiday Lights Display

Adventures to Sunnylands Gardens

Lessons in Etiquette and Table Setting

Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Board Members

 

Position

VP

Co-

President

Kirsten Seebart

n/a

President Elect

 Tiffany Norton

n/a

VP Membership

Jill Frazer

 

VP Ticktockers

Anisha Koyanagi

 

VP Philanthropy

Celeste Reid

 

VP Patroness Activity

Angela Cabayanog

Kathleen Doyle

VP Communications

Jessica Mendoza

Jana Miller

VP Provisionals

Brandi Bilhartz

Celeste Reid

Secretary

Tiffany Norton

 

Treasurer

Catherine Harmon

Renee Diaz

Parliamentarian

Leslie Wright

Glenda Morden

VP Ways & Means

   

VP Hours & Awards

Angela Matthews

Michele Sanchez

Immediate Past President

Anisha Koyanagi

n/a

     
     
     
     

GLADs

 

2021

Gillian Jones

 

2022

Michelle Perez

 

2023

Amy Hays

 

2024

Julia Alberg Burbank 

 

2025

Darcie Cotton

 

2026

Darcie Cotton

 
Liaison 

 

 Philanthropy 1 Philanthropy 2
Samantha Anderson American Cancer Society  
Angele Matthews Bianca Rae Foundation  
Rowena Kulas  Braille Institute  
Kathleen Doyle  Desert Best Friends Closet  
Briar Geraci Desi Strong Foundation  
Julia Alberg Burbank  Desert Sands Unified School District  
Jessica Mendoza   La Quinta Library   
Kari Arnson 

 Make a Wish  
Heather Dore   Meals on Wheels   
Glenda Morden

 Narrow Door   
Heather Dore 

 National Junior Tennis League  Old Town Artisans Studio
Renee Diaz  Camp Pendleton Safe House of the Desert
Celeste Reid  CV Spin/Tour De Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Autism Society