Golden Gate

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Golden Gate 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 or attend school in the city of San Francisco. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Golden Gate aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Golden Gate Chapter of NCL, Inc. was started in June of 2016 and became a fully chartered Chapter in April of 2018. Today over 300 active members join together to focus on empowering future women leaders through community service, leadership and cultural connections.

Golden Gate Chapter Vision

Foster growth through direct human connection by leveraging each individual’s interests and passions through service to our community and our Chapter.



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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

If you are interested in joining the NCL Golden Gate chapter, please email

We are excited to share that the Golden Gate Chapter has commenced our 2023 Annual Membership Drive and we welcome you to apply for membership!

This year’s Membership drive timeline:

  • January 9, 2023: Sponsor forms due.
  • January 29, 2023, 5 – 6:30 pm: we will be hosting a Prospective Member meeting to learn more about NCL and the San Francisco Chapter. Please complete the Membership Inquiry Form if you’re interested in attending this informational meeting.
  • February 7, 2023: Membership applications due.
  • March 1, 2023: new Provisional Members will be announced.

 NCL is a 6-year commitment that requires a minimum number of volunteer hours, attendance at regular meetings, and support of chapter operations via an assigned job. 

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Bayview Mission
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco
  • Children of Shelters
  • Family House Inc.
  • Harvest Food Pantry
  • Holiday Heros
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • Institute on Aging
  • LavaMaeˣ
  • Mo’Magic (Collective Impact, Magic Zone)
  • Muttville
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • New Directions Holiday Happiness Project
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Presidio Native Plant Nursery
  • Project Glimmer
  • Raphael House
  • Richmond Neighborhood Center
  • San Francisco Marin Food Bank
  • St. Anthony’s
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin
  • Street Soccer
  • Surfrider Foundation San Francisco
  • The Nines
  • The Princess Project
  • Together SF
  • Y Bike Presidio

With the unique mission of fostering growth through human connection, the Golden Gate Chapter strives to offer service opportunities that feature direct service and connection to people in our community.


Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Liz Farrell
  • President Elect: Lauren Haswell
  • Secretary: Stefanie Rosenberg
  • Treasurer: Michelle Gill
  • Parliamentarian: Caroline Dixon
  • Vice President Communications: Claire Petitt
    Whitney Jones
  • Vice President Membership: Kate Juergens
    Heather Hart
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Melissa Ault Ricci
  • Vice President Provisionals: Maggie Boyle
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Paul
    Stephanie O’Brien
  • Sustainer Liaison: Valerie Batchelder
    Thesia Bowo
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Robyn Wilkinson
    Robyn Wilkinson

National Charity League, Inc., and the Golden Gate Chapter are committed to empowering young women to be future leaders with purpose!

Golden Gate Chapter members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Each year of membership offers new opportunities for both Mothers (Patronesses) and Daughters (Ticktockers) to accept new challenges and learn new skills in a supportive environment. Ticktockers are encouraged to take on leadership roles in their respective grade levels, and Patronesses share their talents in chapter leadership roles.

Our members practice parliamentary procedure and conduct an annual nominations process to elect the chapter and grade level officer positions. We train our officers for success and mentor them throughout the year through our organized Peer Mentoring Program. It is this ongoing yearly support which exposes our daughters to various leadership styles and personalities from our adult peer mentors that help our daughters realize their fullest individual leadership potential.

In addition, we offer and host several meetings during the membership year and invite outstanding speakers at both the grade and chapter level.


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.