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? 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:
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:
- Aceing Autisim
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Diabetes Association of North Texas
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- American Red Cross
- Boys and Girls Club of Collin County
- Children’s Health
- Crow Collection of Asian Art
- Dallas Children’s Theater
- Disaster Response
- 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 Gratitude
- Operation Kindness
- Plano Balloon Festival
- Plano Community Homes
- Plano Parks & Recreation Adapted Recreation Program
- Project Linus
- Rainbow Days, Inc.
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- Scottish Rite for Children
- 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
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Christina Alford
- President Elect: Amanda Stults
- Secretary: Michelle Henry
- Treasurer: May Avila
- Parliamentarian: Stephanie Davenport
- Vice President Communications: Anne Barton
- Vice President Membership: Sarah Baranowski
- Vice President Philanthropy: C. Audrey Fan
- Vice President Ticktockers: Tammy Little
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Carmen Weimer
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
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.
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