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 about Membership.

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

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

The Emerald City recruitment season begins in the fall and will focus on recruiting members for the class graduating high school in 2027. 

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

  • Bellevue Farmers Market
  • Bellevue Lifespring
  • Eastside Baby Corner
  • F-Factor/Ruby Room
  • Food Lifeline
  • Fred Hutch
  • Health & Hope Foundation
  • Jubilee REACH
  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum
  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway
  • Olive Crest & Fred Hutch
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild
  • The Sophia Way
  • Washington State Special Olympics

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

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
This year’s Board Members:

  • President: Diana Bowar
    Kris Baserman
  • President Elect: Shannon Wallis
    HyAnne Neff
  • Secretary: Donna Anderson
  • Treasurer: Trisha Gillem
    Laura Weingaertner
  • Parliamentarian: Angel Leon
  • Vice President Communications: Rebecca Laughlin
  • Vice President Membership: Danielle Fisher
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Patricia Mcknight
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Angelina Olson
    Ashley Koo
  • Vice President Provisionals: Jodi Scribner
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kelly Silver
  • Sustainer Liaison: Tami Lamp

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

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.

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