About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Gardenia 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 West Roswell, East Cobb, East Cherokee and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Gardenia aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.” NCL Gardenia Blue Rose Award

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.

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
  • Blessings in a Backpack – North Fulton and FAM (Fulton, Alpharetta, Milton)
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center
  • Children’s Development Academy
  • Disaster Response
  • Erin’s Hope For Friends (E’s Club)
  • FOCUS + Fragile Kids
  • Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc.
  • Keep Roswell Beautiful – Adopt A Road
  • North Fulton Community Charities
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront
  • Roswell Arts Festival
  • Roswell Historical Society
  • Roswell Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • STAR House Foundation, Inc.
  • Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta
  • The Drake House (and Closets)
  • The Period Project

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: Ann Hammenecker Powell
  • President Elect: Stephanie Newton
  • Secretary: Nora Bryant
  • Treasurer: Laurie O’Fallon
  • Parliamentarian: Kelly Ehrhardt
    Kelly Ehrhardt
  • Vice President Communications: Meggan Connell
    Robin Miller
  • Vice President Membership: Amy McDermott
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jennifer Shank
  • Vice President New Members: Darcy Shearer
    Darcy Shearer
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Cynthia Pearl
    Cynthia Pearl
  • Sustainer Liaison: JEANNINE BERNSTEIN
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Heather Oldknow-Blumentritt

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.