About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Folsom 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 the Folsom area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Folsom aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Folsom Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. is the 232nd chapter in NCL and was founded in 2017 by Folsom resident, Aimee Gillum. Aimee was searching for an organization to become involved with in her local community and was aware of NCL from friends in the surrounding area. Aimee worked with NCL, Inc. to determine the Folsom area could support a local chapter. Informational meetings were hosted throughout the community to garner interest by local mothers and daughters. Through the leadership and hard work of Aimee and others, Folsom received its official NCL, Inc. formation on March 17, 2017. The founding Board of the Folsom Chapter was comprised of the visionary women who helped create our Chapter. Our successful start and huge interest are the direct result of their initial leadership and mentorship.
With over 160 members, the Folsom Chapter fosters the mother-daughter relationship through an ongoing commitment to philanthropy, culture, and leadership.
The NCL Experience reminds us that life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
Currently, our Chapter supports a variety of philanthropies in and around the Folsom community. Some of the community service areas supported by our Chapter include: children’s education centers, food pantries, children with special needs, U.S. Military, environmental preservation and senior care.
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.
Thank you for your interest in our Folsom Chapter! Our Chapter first formed in March 2017, and with over 160 members in its sixth year, it has quickly grown its presence across the Folsom community.
The NCL Experience is designed to take place within 6 grade level classes (7th-12th grade), and because it is designed as a small group program, class size is a critical factor to ensure a rewarding experience for all. Openings in all classes are at the discretion of the Chapter Board and are based on a predetermined class size range.
For membership eligibility, a Prospective Member shall reside or attend school in the Folsom area. Applications for Membership are accepted only during the annual membership selection period, which runs from October 1st through January 15th. The Prospective Ticktocker (daughter) must be in 7th grade the August following admission.
For more information on Membership in the Folsom Chapter, please fill out and submit a Membership Inquiry Form on the link above or email us at email@example.com.
THE NCL, INC. MEMBER COMMITMENT
• Regular Meeting Attendance
• Mandatory Chapter Events
• League and Philanthropic Service Hours
OUR ANNUAL EVENTS
• Mother Daughter Tea
• Year End Event
• Grade Level Planning Meeting
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- All About Hope
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Blessings In a Backpack
- City of Folsom
- Disaster Response
- Folsom’s Hope
- Girls Love Mail
- Mercy Housing
- National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
- Powerhouse Ministries
- Prairie City Landing Senior Living Community
- Top Soccer
- Twin Lakes Food Bank
Our Chapter promotes social awareness that creates action to meet the needs of local philanthropies and their clients while inspiring our Members to become community leaders. Our support primarily comes in the form of volunteer hours and organizational skills. While we do not fundraise, each year we donate a wide variety of necessary goods to our philanthropy partners.
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Lucie Kroettinger
- President Elect: Ann Marie Arnaz
- Secretary: Natasha Miller
- Treasurer: Lara Simmons
- Parliamentarian: Paige Rood
- Vice President Communications: Amee Ankney
- Vice President Membership: Stephanie Gibson
- Vice President Philanthropy: Christine Brainerd
- Vice President Provisionals: Jennifer Elliott
- Vice President Ticktockers: Kimberly Cafarella
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Robyn Westlake
Our Chapter promotes leadership development for both mothers and daughters by cultivating individual strengths to empower purpose and advocate for others.
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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.
Our Chapter creates an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the diversity and value of each unique individual. Our goal is to ensure that our Members are exposed to diverse people, events, and circumstances that will broaden perspectives and promote awareness through participation in activities. Each cultural activity is designed to teach our members culturally appropriate etiquette, graciousness, self-assurance, manners, and respect for others.
Pink Rose 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.