About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Golden Corridor 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 Richardson, North Dallas and Plano or the surrounding area including Carrollton, Frisco, and Allen. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Golden Corridor aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
For over 30 years, the Golden Corridor Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. has been a positive force in our community, through our dedication to philanthropic service, and fostering the development of strong character, leadership, and social responsibility in our daughters.
In late August and September of 1986, a group of women from Plano, Richardson and North Dallas attended organizational meetings and formed a prospective National Charity League, Inc. Chapter. Twenty mothers and twenty-one daughters decided to join together in this chapter. After only seven months, the Golden Corridor Chapter was granted provisional status in May 1987. The Chapter received its Charter just two years after holding their first meeting in October, 1988.
The NCL, Inc. Golden Corridor Chapter is in Region 2 which represents Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas and is composed of 64 chapters. We are in District 16 which has 13 chapters from the North Dallas area.
The NCL, Inc. Golden Corridor Chapter is located in the North Dallas area. Our members are from Richardson, North Dallas and Plano and the surrounding area including Carrollton, Frisco and Allen. We currently have nearly 300 mother-daughter members in grades 7 through 12 who perform almost 6,000 hours of hands-on volunteer service for 27 charities and non-profit organizations in the DFW community each year. Some of the community service areas supported by our chapter include: food pantries, the fine arts, senior citizen programs, healthcare, children and adults with special needs, animal shelters and the United Service Organizations.
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.
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:
- Aceing Autisim
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Diabetes Association of North Texas
- American Heart Association
- Boys and Girls Club of Collin County
- Children’s Health
- Crow Collection of Asian Art
- Dallas Children’s Theater
- Feed My Starving Children
- Fine Arts Chamber Players
- Frisco Family Services
- Hunger Busters
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation -Greater Dallas Chapter
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – North Texas Chapter
- Living 4 Zachary
- Medical City Plano
- Metrocrest Services
- North Texas Food Bank
- Operation Kindness
- Plano Balloon Festival
- Plano Community Homes
- Plano Parks & Rec Therapeutic Pgm
- Project Linus
- Rainbow Days, Inc.
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- Sleep Tight – USO -DFW
- Special Olympics of Texas
- Stewpot Shelter
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – North Texas
- The Kindness Campaign
- The Legacy at Willowbend
- The Storehouse of Collin County – Seven Loaves/Joseph’s Closet
- Trains at Northpark – Ronald McDonald House Dallas
- Upscale Resale
- USO – DFW
- USO -Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Wreaths Across America
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: Cynthia Flores-Harris
- President Elect: Ardis Crocker
- Secretary: Laura Bennett
- Treasurer: Cynthia Grieco
- Parliamentarian: Stephanie Davenport
- Vice President Communications: Heather Shapan
- Vice President Membership: Sarah Baranowski
- Vice President Philanthropy: C. Audrey Fan
- Vice President Provisionals: Geri Hieronymus
- Vice President Ticktockers: Wendy Mullins
Each year, every Ticktocker class focuses on different aspects of leadership according to our 6-year plan. Beginning in 7th grade, the Ticktockers learn about the NCL, Inc. structure, committees, parliamentary procedures and core values. They practice team building as they develop relationships with their NCL, Inc. peers. In 8th grade they learn to communicate more effectively and lead their grade level meetings. As 9th graders, the girls learn about time management, consensus building and conflict resolution. The 10th grade Ticktockers strengthen working relationships, learn project management and practice event planning. In 11th grade the Ticktockers develop interview skills and verbal and written communication skills. They also learn about the college application process. Lastly, as seniors this class learns about independent living including managing finances as they prepare for their transition to college.
Each Ticktocker class has Officers and Committee Members representing their class. Every Ticktocker serves in a position each year with the opportunity to serve in an Officer position at least one time.
- Vice President-Philanthropy
- Vice President-Programs
- Recording Secretary
- Social Media Director
- Corresponding Secretary
- Social Media
- Council Representative
- Father/Daughter Event
- Summer Retreat
- Senior Brunch
- Senior Recognition
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
NCL Inc., strives to create 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. Participation in cultural activities also teaches members etiquette, graciousness, self-assuredness in social settings, good manners and respect of others.
Some of the cultural experiences in which our Golden Corridor Chapter engages include:
- Musical Theater
- Ballet & Dance Performances
- Dramatic Theater
- Cultural Centers
- Art & Seasonal Festivals and Events
- Botanical Gardens