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 50 years, our members have participated in 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 our community. Our chapter began a partnership with Meals on Wheels in 1974, and we continue to be a significant supporter through meal delivery service and financial donations. Additionally, Ticktockers community involvement includes activities such as collecting and donating dresses for the YWCA Prom Project; volunteering at the Fullerton School District All The Arts summer programs; supporting our troops through Operation Valentine; and volunteering at St. Jude Medical Center.
The tradition of the Senior Presentation, now known as Senior Recognition, continues today. Family and friends celebrate the young ladies graduating from our program at the end of the Ticktockers’ six (6) year journey.
Our chapter has received the White Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. We not only completed our annual requirements, our members go above and beyond for our community.
Please contact us for more information regarding our Chapter:
National Charity League, Inc.
PO Box 4015
Fullerton, CA 92834-4015
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.
Great news! New to 2021 is our Mini Spring Membership Drive. Take this opportunity and apply before the April 15th deadline or contact us by email if you would like to receive more information. Be sure to act fast as our Prospective New Member Orientation Tea is coming up on April 25th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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:
- Philanthropy Operation Gratitude
- Philanthropy The Kindness Campaign
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 Cares Autism Coalition
Fullerton Civic Light Opera (FCLO)
Fullerton Public Library
Fullerton School District
Hot Meals Ministry
Meals on Wheels
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
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
- President: Gina Laroff Bas
- President Elect: Amy Choi-Won
- Secretary: Denise Badawi
- Treasurer: Margie Pierce
- Parliamentarian: Kathleen Meijerink
- Vice President Communications: Thuy Mehta
- Vice President Membership: Debbie Rosenkranz
- Vice President Philanthropy: Tkay Hennessy
Soo Elisabeth Kim
- Vice President Provisionals: Judy Ortiz
- Vice President Ticktockers: Daniela Sorensen
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.
National Charity League creates an environment that nurtures 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
- Parades & Celebrations
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 Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Luncheon featuring the Ticktocker Class of 2022 will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at The Hangar 21 South, Fullerton, CA. Save the date and visit us again as details and invitations will be released soon for “La Dolce Vita“!