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.

Pink Rose Chapter Award

Our chapter has received the Pink Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements and participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program.

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

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.

Our Membership Drive begins January 15 for the 2024-2025 year that begins June 1. Membership opportunities are dependent on chapter openings.

To learn more about getting started as well as our membership obligations and timeline, please click on the Membership Inquiry Form link above and complete the requested information. 

Our EDH NCL, Inc. Chapter first formed in March 2015 and our mother and daughter members collectively volunteered more than 5,400 philanthropy hours in the 2022-2023 year for 16 philanthropic organizations in the community. 

The NCL Experience is designed to take place between the 7th and 12th grade. At the time of applying for membership, the prospective Ticktocker (daughter) must be going into the 7th grade at the earliest, with the 10th grade being the last year to join.  In addition, it is designed as a small group program, to ensure a successful experience for the members. 

Prospective members of our EDH Chapter must reside or attend school in El Dorado County.  Openings in all classes are at the discretion of the Chapter Board and are based on a predetermined class size range.

If you are interested in more information about joining NCL, please click on the Membership Inquiry Form link above and complete the requested information!


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:

  • 3 Strands Global
  • A Touch of Understanding, Inc.
  • All About Equine
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American River Conservancy
  • Blue Star Moms
  • CASA El Dorado
  • Disaster Response
  • El Dorado County Senior Services
  • El Dorado Hills Community Services District
  • El Dorado Hills Library
  • Fat Kitty City
  • Food Bank of El Dorado County
  • Foothill Dog Rescue
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northern California Inland Chapter
  • Los Rios Colleges Foundation
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
  • Snowline Hospice
  • Special Olympics
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Upper Room Dining Hall

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: Aimee Dress
  • President Elect: Jeannie Benoist
  • Secretary: Laurie Pokorny
  • Treasurer: Ulrika Lange
  • Parliamentarian: Chrissie Czerniec
  • Vice President Communications: Heidi Lozano
  • Vice President Membership: Allison ElGuindy
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Gabriela Giraudo
    Kristen Forderer
  • Vice President New Members: Tiffany Bal
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Jocelyn Mitchelmore
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Shalini Chandra

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

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.

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.