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:

    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
    • Secretary: Tiffany Norton
    • 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: Kathleen Doyle
      Angela Cabanyog
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Celeste Reid
      Heather Dore
    • Vice President Provisionals: Brandi Bilhartz
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Anisha Koyanagi

    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