El Dorado Hills

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., El Dorado Hills 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 or attend school in El Dorado Hills. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, El Dorado Hills aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The El Dorado Hills Chapter is the 201st chapter of NCL, Inc. 

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

We welcome new membership inquiries to our Chapter! Our EDH NCL, Inc. Chapter first formed in March 2015 and our mother and daughter members collectively volunteered more than 2,700 philanthropy hours in the 2018-19 year for 16 philanthropic organizations in the community. A Prospective Member  shall reside or attend school in El Dorado Hills or surrounding communities.  The NCL Experience is designed to take place within 6 grade level classes (7th-12th grade).  Because it is designed as a small group program, class size is a critical factor to ensure a successful program.  For Membership eligibility in our Chapter, the Prospective Ticktocker (daughter) must be in 7th- 10th grade the August following admission.  Openings in all classes are at the discretion of the Chapter Board and are based on a predetermined class size range.

A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness (mother) Member in Good Standing in the Chapter. Applications for membership are only accepted during the annual membership drive through Jan. 15 each year. A formal application will need to be completed by the sponsor, co-sponsor and prospective Patroness. Once all applications are complete, a selection process will take place. The Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, shall make the final selections into Membership.  We would like to accept all applicants; unfortunately, Membership is limited, and not all who apply are guaranteed a place in the Chapter.  New Members begin volunteering in April and philanthropy and league hours are tracked from April 1st through March 31st.  

If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc. you are invited to submit a Membership Inquiry Form by clicking the link above.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • 3 Strands Global
  • All About Equine
  • American Red Cross of Gold Country Region
  • American River Conservancy
  • Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode
  • Blue Star Moms
  • El Dorado County Seniors
  • El Dorado Hills Library
  • Evening of Dreams
  • Foothill Dog Rescue
  • Hands 4 Hope
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northern California Inland Chapter
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Snowline Hospice
  • Special Olympics

Leadership Development

  • President: Theresa Young
  • President Elect: Anupama Shojaei
  • Secretary: Kelly Rose
  • Treasurer: Charlinda Gunter
  • Parliamentarian: Amanda MacKie
  • Vice President Communications: Heather Howell
  • Vice President Membership: Allison Trapp
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Deb Dean
  • Vice President Provisionals: Jody Gandelman
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Stephanie Porter
    Carolyn Witt
  • Sustainer Liaison: Suzanne Murray

Leadership is not about the role you’re in, it’s about making a difference and the actions you take to get there. The National Charity League, Inc., El Dorado Hills Chapter, empowers mothers and daughters with the skills and confidence to lead. By participating in the many philanthropic opportunities and leadership roles our chapter offers, we help open the doors and offer endless opportunities to broaden the lives of our mothers and daughters. 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.

Our hope is that by providing our members with a strong foundation of involvement and caring, as well as leadership tools and education, we will help strengthen and support the future of our communities and empower our members to lead as students, professionals, mothers and citizens.

Activities of our Chapter include:

-Community support through hands on volunteer opportunities

-Cultural education and awareness

-Chapter activities such as our Mother Daughter Tea

-Officer development and responsibilities

Cultural Experiences

In NCL, Inc., we define cultural enrichment as “creating an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.”

Ticktockers have opportunities to participate in activities and events that build an understanding and awareness of issues related to culture and diversity.  Sharing community values and exploring passions together creates a platform for discussion and an opportunity to foster the mother-daughter relationships.  Some of the cultural experiences our chapter encourages includes participating in and visiting the following: 

  • Concerts
  • Plays
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Dance Performances
  • Cultural Centers
  • Traditional Tea & Etiquette

History of Our Chapter

In January 2015, a local EDH mom, Paula Allison, decided to see if there was any interest from her friends in forming an NCL, Inc. Chapter. Within a few weeks, we had a small group of moms/daughters that were committed to bringing a local Chapter of NCL, Inc. to El Dorado Hills.  A true “grassroots” effort, we met in small groups at the Nugget Market and in private homes to get people on board.

Our formation meeting took place at the El Dorado Hills Library in March, which began our partnership with the Library as they became our first philanthropy partner.  By May of 2015, we had 120 moms and daughters energized and excited to be part of this special organization.

The fact that we were able to recruit so many moms and daughters in such a short time is a testament to the amazing community in which we live.  The moms and daughters were “all-in” and ready to roll up their sleeves and experience the joy that comes from serving others.  We have chosen to focus much of our efforts in local philanthropies and are making a difference here in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas, all while learning and growing together.

In addition to serving the community, we are developing strong women leaders who will impact their communities for generations.  The moms lead by example and every mom and daughter takes a leadership role in the organization.  This is true teamwork.

The El Dorado Hills Chapter of NCL, Inc. has provided an opportunity for moms and daughters to work together side-by-side and bond together through philanthropy, leadership and culture. We look forward to impacting our communities and our families for generations to come.