Diablo Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Diablo Valley 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 the San Ramon Valley High School or Monte Vista High School attendance area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Diablo Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

Membership Drive

We are excited to launch the 2023-24 Membership Drive in January 2024, and hope you consider membership in the Diablo Valley Chapter!  Since our Chapter was founded 34 years ago, our goal has been to provide unique opportunities for mothers and daughters (grades 7-12) to serve in our community together and create lasting memories during those fleeting teenage years.  We currently have over 250 mothers and daughters, are fortunate to support and meet the requests of our philanthropy clients with over 10,000 hours of volunteer service annually in our community.

Please read through our Prospective Member packet (link), familiarizing yourself with the membership benefits and commitments.  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind during the application process.

Eligibility:  The daughter must be in grades 7, 9 or 10 the following September, and members shall reside in the communities with designated attendance (without petitioned acceptance) to Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley High Schools.

Application:  Prospective members shall only apply to one Chapter.

Timeline:  Online applications for membership shall be accepted ONLY during the annual membership selection period from beginning in January 2024.  We regret that we are unable to accept late applications under any circumstances.

Information Meeting: If applying, please plan an informational meeting – date TBD


Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.  We hope you’ll consider joining our dynamic, impactful, and fun Diablo Valley NCL family.

Carrie Iwasaki
Membership Drive Committee Chair
NCL, Inc., Diablo Valley Chapter


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:

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Adopt A Family (Shelter Inc.)
  • Alamo Women’s Club
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Red Cross of Contra Costa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties
  • Blue Star Moms, San Francisco East Bay Chapter 101
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
  • Cake4Kids
  • California Shakespeare Theater
  • CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children – Contra Costa County
  • Catholic Charities of the East Bay
  • Challenger Baseball – District 57 Little League
  • Christmas Stockings-Offsite
  • Danville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Danville Children’s Guild
  • Devil Mountain 5K/10K Run
  • Disaster Response
  • Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
  • Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley
  • Fleece Blankets – Offsite
  • Food Bank of CC & Solano
  • Grateful Gatherings
  • Habitat for Humanity East Bay
  • Hospice of the East Bay
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Bay Area
  • Katie Nues Foundation
  • Kiwanis
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (Greater Bay Area)
  • Lions in Sight of Califonia and Nevada
  • Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa
  • Love Your Heart – National Philanthropy Initiative – Offsite
  • March of Dimes
  • Meals on Wheels Diablo Region
  • Monument Crisis Center
  • Museum of San Ramon Valley
  • Night to Shine

Alzheimers (National)                

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association (National)                               

American Red Cross (National)

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners                                      

Cal Shakespeare Theatre

Catholic Charities                                                                  

Challenger Baseball

Christmas Stockings                                                              

Crayon Initiative

Danville Chamber of Commerce                                          

Danville Children’s Guild

Devil Mountain Run                                                              

Down Syndrome Connection Bay Area                                                                       

Family House Breakfast

Fleece Blankets                                                                     

Food Bank of CC&S

Grateful Gatherings                                                              

Hospice of East Bay

Juvenile Diabetes Research                                                  

Kate Nues Foundation

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Loaves and Fishes                                                                 

Meals on Wheels

Monument Crisis Center                                                       

Museum of San Ramon Valley

Night to Shine                                                                                                                                                     

Shelter Inc

SRVEF Run for Education                                                      


Town of Danville Events                                                       

UCSF Children’s Hospital


White Pony Express

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: Julianne Simmons
  • President Elect: Kelly Symons
  • Secretary: Taryn Stine
  • Treasurer: Jill Raymond
  • Parliamentarian: Sally Kim
  • Vice President Communications: Robin Clark
  • Vice President Membership: Claudia Hughes
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Heather Goerke
  • Vice President New Members: Suzanne Lynch
  • Vice President Ticktockers: LaDawn Cook
  • Sustainer Liaison: Katie Ryan
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Michelle Barth

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.