Emerald City

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Emerald City 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 Bellevue, Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point, Hunts Point, greater Seattle city, Kirkland, and Redmond area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Emerald City aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Emerald City Chapter serves 16 local community organizations. Each year the Chapter provides leadership training to more than 200 young women in grades 7 through 12, serves more than 4,000 community service hours, and participates in a broad array of cultural programs.

Our members share a passion for our community, building lasting friendships and supportive mother-daughter bonds. We invite mothers with daughters who are entering the 7th grade to inquire, and are also accepting applications for the graduating Class of 2027 and 2029 – for information click: Membership

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.

UPDATE FOR 2023-2024:  We are Currently Recruiting New Members!

If you are looking for opportunities to make new connections, be active in your community, and make a difference, the Emerald City Chapter could be right for you. We are currently accepting applications for the Class of 2029 (current 6th graders) and select other classes.  There will be future informational meetings in Nov-Dec.  Dates and place to be determined.


Prospective Member Applications for 2023-2024 are Due by February 15, 2023!

Contact Membership for details and/or download our 2023-2024 Prospective Membership Packet.

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:

  • Alexander’s Hope
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Bellevue Farmers Market
  • Bellevue Lifespring
  • Disaster Response
  • Emerald City Chapter
  • Food Lifeline
  • Fred Hutch
  • Health & Hope Foundation
  • Jubilee REACH
  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum
  • KidVantage (formerly) Eastside Baby Corner
  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Mary’s Place
  • Olive Crest
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ruby Room
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild
  • The Sophia Way
  • Washington State Special Olympics
  • YWCA

The depth and breadth of our community partnerships allow volunteers to serve a broad variety of local needs as well as experience different volunteer roles. Members are encouraged to try many different types of events. Each class grade level also has a distinct focus area where they partner with a particular community organization on a fun group project or event.

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: Anindita Banerjee
    HyAnne Neff
  • Secretary: HyAnne Neff
  • Treasurer: Alisha Brummett
    Alisha Brummett
  • Parliamentarian: Lori Chan
  • Vice President Communications: Alice Chao
  • Vice President Membership: Katy Asher
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Denise Stolte-Reinisch
    Rebecca Johnston
  • Vice President New Members: Jenny Maxwell
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kristina Nelson
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Amy Severson
    Beth Halvorsen

Grade level officers are nominated and elected by class members each year. Over the course of their membership, all girls have the opportunity to engage in age appropriate leadership roles with the support of mother Grade Level Advisors. Class officers and members organize community service and cultural experiences to participate in by class. Members also have the opportunity to participate on specific committees across grade level.

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.

The Emerald City Chapter engages in cultural experiences that reflect the richness of the Pacific Northwest. Each year these may include:

  • Local Cultural Festivals and Events
  • International Foods and Cooking Classes
  • Theater or Live Performances
  • Dance Classes or Performances
  • Concerts or Musical Theater
  • Museum Visits
  • Architectural Tours or Garden Events