About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Fullerton 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 the city of Fullerton and/or Ticktocker attends a Fullerton area school. Exception may be made for applicants from surrounding areas with no NCL Chapter. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Fullerton aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Fullerton Chapter of National Charity League. Inc. was founded in 1961 and supports the North Orange County area with hands-on mother-daughter assistance to local charities. For over 60 years, our members have been providing assistance to local charities and philanthropic events, gaining cultural awareness through appreciation of many art forms, and developing our daughters as confident young women leaders. We are proud to continue the efforts of our founders with service to over 20 philanthropies in our community. Our chapter is also proud of our partnership with Meals on Wheels which began in 1974 and continues today with our members providing significant support through meal delivery service and financial donations.


The Senior Recognition Ceremony, a time-honored tradition of National Charity League. Inc., recognizes the accomplishments of our graduating Senior Ticktockers. Senior Recognition is a formal dinner and dance celebrating the successful completion of the NCL Six-Year Plan, which emphasizes the commitment to philanthropy, leadership development, and social & cultural training. Senior Recognition celebrates our Senior Ticktockers accomplishments and service as a member of National Charity League. Inc.

We invite you to join us for this year’s Senior Recognition Event celebrating the Ticktocker Class of 2023. The event will be held on Sunday, the 4th of June at 5 o’clock in the evening at the Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel in Huntington Beach, California.

Please click here to purchase tickets. We look forward to seeing you there.


Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. This is National Charity League, Inc. Highest Chapter Distinction. We not only completed our annual requirements, but our members also go above and beyond for our community.


Please contact us for more information regarding our Chapter:

National Charity League, Inc.

Fullerton Chapter PO Box 4015 Fullerton, CA 92834-4015

General Chapter Information: nclfullertonbod@gmail.com

Chapter Membership: membershipfullerton@nclonline.org

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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 in the fall, and Prospective New Members are invited to attend one of our Prospective New Member Information Nights. Our Chapter leaders will present specific information about our Chapter, membership requirements and expectations, and the next steps in the membership process.

If you do not know someone in the Fullerton Chapter, we can provide you with the necessary information. Please contact us via email us at membershipfullerton@nclonline.org for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Philanthropy American Cancer Society
  • Philanthropy Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton
  • Philanthropy Boys Hope/Girls Hope (National)
  • Philanthropy Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
  • Philanthropy City of Fullerton
  • Philanthropy City of Fullerton Police Department
  • Philanthropy Crittenton Services for Children & Families
  • Philanthropy Fashion Show
  • Philanthropy FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc.
  • Philanthropy Friends of Jazz
  • Philanthropy Fullerton Arboretum
  • Philanthropy Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition
  • Philanthropy Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO)
  • Philanthropy Fullerton Public Library
  • Philanthropy Fullerton School District – All the Arts
  • Philanthropy Fullerton School District – Summer Programs
  • Philanthropy Hot Meals Ministry
  • Philanthropy Meals on Wheels – Fullerton
  • Philanthropy Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation
  • Philanthropy National Giving Alliance
  • Philanthropy Operation Valentine
  • Philanthropy PADRE (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research Education) Foundation
  • Philanthropy Pathways of Hope
  • Philanthropy Radiant Futures (formerly known as WTLC – Women’s Transitional Living Center)
  • Philanthropy Ronald McDonald House of Orange County
  • Philanthropy Sunnycrest Senior Living
  • Philanthropy Tara’s Chance
  • Philanthropy The Kindness Campaign
  • Philanthropy YMCA of North Orange County

Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton

Boys Hope/Girls Hope

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

City of Fullerton

Crittenton Services of Orange County

Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc.

Friends of Jazz

Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton Cares Autism Coalition

Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO)

Fullerton Public Library

Fullerton School District

Hot Meals Ministry

Meals on Wheels of Fullerton, Inc.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation

Needlework Guild of America (NGA)

PADRE (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research Education) Foundation

Pathways of Hope

Ronald McDonald House of Orange County

St. Jude Medical Center

Sunny Crest Senior Center

Women’s Transitional Living Center

YMCA of North Orange County

YWCA of North Orange County


Our Chapter develops socially responsible community leaders while at the same time, strengthens the mother-daughter relationship. We promote social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve.


“NCL not only provides us with two-thirds of our volunteers but also provides us with annual financial assistance, which is something we cannot count on from any of our other funding. It is such a gift to our organization to be able to count on that money.” 


Mrs. Sandra White, Fullerton Board President of Meals on Wheels

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:

2022-2023 NCL, Inc. Fullerton Chapter Board Officers:

Reina Beltran (2024)
June Hopkins (2024)

President(s) Elect
Tkay Hennessy (2025, 2027)
Julie Nievas-Barajas (2025)

Vice President Communications
Claudia Palos (2024, 2028)
Judy Suzuki (2026)

Vice President Engagement & Inclusion
Sharon Paden (2024)
Jinah Ley (2024), (2028)

Vice President Membership
Elise Jasso-Rodriguez (2026)
Karyn Reed (2023)

Vice President Philanthropy
Kari Beecher-Moncada (2025)
Ivy Lin (2025)

Vice President Provisionals
Janelle Padilla (2024, 2026)

Vice President Ticktockers
Judy Ortiz (2024)
Lana Dalley (2025)

Vice President Ways and Means
Christine Chow (2024)
Lisa Coen (2024)

Kristin Lawrence (2026, 2028)

Carlyn Al-Rawi (2027)

Leizl Mendiola (2024, 2026)

Immediate Past President
Amy Choi-Won (2023, 2025, 2028)


(Years in parenthesis indicate class years)

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.

National Charity League creates an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. Exposure to culturally diverse peoples and events broadens perspective, promotes awareness, and teaches cultural sensitivity. Some of the cultural experiences in which our members participate include:

  • Musical Theater
  • Ballet & Dance Performances
  • Cultural Centers
  • Art & Seasonal Festivals
  • Choral Arts
  • Gardens & Historic Homes
  • Dramatic Theater
  • Operas
  • Museums
  • Parades & Celebrations

Fashion Show

For more than a half-century, the Fullerton Chapter has fulfilled its goal of serving the local community by supporting a variety of local charitable organizations that depend on our support each day. To further our mission, our Chapter hosts an annual fundraiser fashion show each year with all proceeds going to the philanthropies we serve.

Our 17th Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Luncheon, which featured our Class of 2024was held on Sunday, February 26th in Anaheim, CA. 

Stay tuned for information regarding next year’s event which will feature our Class of 2025.