Grand Lilies

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Grand Lilies 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 area West of Interstate 69, East of Interstate 45, North of HWY 1960, and South of Interstate 242. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Grand Lilies aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


THE NCL EXPERIENCE

The three pillars of our six year (7th-12th grade) NCL experience are Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Enrichment.


THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE

We are dedicated to providing our Ticktockers with a developmental program that provides opportunities for each young woman to learn the joy of serving others, to grow aware of and respect a wide array of cultural traditions, to develop life skills, maturity, confidence and compassion, and to make friends while engaging in chapter activities in a safe, comfortable, and age-appropriate environment. We believe that this well-rounded “NCL, Inc. Experience” will inspire and empower our young women to succeed as confident and socially aware contributors in their communities. Ticktockers are divided into classes based on their year of high school graduation.


THE PATRONESS EXPERIENCE

We are dedicated to deepening the mother-daughter bond and spending time with our daughters while watching them grow into strong, capable and compassionate women. Each Patroness will know the satisfaction of working with other talented women who value serving the community and who want their daughters to do so as well.


MEETINGS AND EVENTS

MONTHLY MEETINGS

The Grand Lilies Chapter plans monthly meetings from September through May for both Ticktockers and Patronesses, which may or may not take place together. Ticktocker meetings address topics in our chapter’s “Six Year Plan” and may include guest speakers or hands on activities. Each class year of Ticktockers meets separately.

PHILANTHROPY EVENTS

Ticktockers and Patronesses must fulfill an annual philanthropy hours requirement by attending volunteer events scheduled with the Grand Lilies chapter’s approved philanthropy partners.

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

REQUIREMENTS 

PATRONESSES

  • 20 total hours
    • 10 Philanthropy and 10 League hours

TICKTOCKERS

  • 7th, 8th & 12th Grade ~ 20 total hours
    • 10 Philanthropy and 10 League hours
  • 9th, 10th & 11th Grade ~ 30 total hours
    • 15 Philanthropy and 10 League hours

REQUIREMENTS FOR PATRONESSES AND TICKTOCKERS ARE MEASURED FROM 4/1/2020 TO 3/31/2021.  ALL HOURS OBLIGATIONS MUST BE FULFILLED BY 3/31/2021.

Attendance Requirements:  The Annual Tea is a required event for all members.  Ticktockers are required to attend monthly grade level meetings. Grade Level Advisors must be notified in advance if it is necessary for a Ticktocker to miss a meeting.

League Hours: Patronesses and Ticktockers earn league hours when their work is directly related to the functioning of the Grand Lilies Chapter. Examples of hours include committee meetings/work, Ticktocker meetings, board meetings/work, time spent coordinating an event, telephone work, etc. Hours earned in Chapter related projects are recorded in half-hour increments.

Philanthropy hours: Hour for hour credit is given for service in NCL Grand Lilies philanthropic projects.

*ALL PATRONESSES ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE IN AT LEAST ONE BOARD, WEBMASTER OR GLA (GRADE LEVEL ADVISOR) ROLE DURING THEIR 6-YEAR NCL TENURE. 

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

Community Service

  • A SMART Rescue
  • American Heart Association
  • Conroe Independent School District
  • COVID-19 Grand Lilies Response
  • Giving Gown
  • iGOPink Breast Cancer Charities of America
  • Inspire Film Festival
  • Interfaith of the Woodlands
  • Mercer Botanic Gardens & Mercer Society
  • Montgomery County Food Bank
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Linus
  • Special Olympics
  • The Woodlands Children’s Museum
  • Wreaths Across America

Leadership Development

  • President: Dana Fisher
  • President Elect: Valerie Loebig
  • Secretary: Tiffany Baker
  • Treasurer: Heather Curtis
  • Parliamentarian: Deana Moylan
  • Vice President Communications: Kathy Miller
  • Vice President Membership: Jen Coutee
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Rebecca Crocker
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Viktoriya Kirk
  • Vice President Provisionals: Christie Lemos
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Marsha Crawshay
    Jessica Burden
  • Sustainer Liaison: April Wenzel
    Heather Maldonado


TICKTOCKER LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members. The Ticktockers are trained in parliamentary procedure and conduct their own meetings, with the support of Patronesses known as Grade Level Advisors (GLAs).

Each Ticktocker class year will focus on a different area of leadership development, such as conducting meetings, organization skills, goal setting, public speaking, career building, and personal finance management. Activities of our Chapter include:

  • 7th grade        Friendship & Etiquette
  • 8th grade        High School Preparation
  • 9th grade        Establishing Identity
  • 10th grade      Interpersonal Relationships
  • 11th grade      College & Career Choices
  • 12th grade      Transition & Leaving Home

PATRONESS LEADERSHIP

Each Patroness has opportunities to serve on the Board or in a leadership position, such as a Grade Level Advisor or Co-Chair of an event. Patronesses will also serve on committees to perform tasks and projects for the chapter.

Cultural Experiences

Cultural activities our Chapter has participated in include:

  • Viewing dance or music performances
  • Taking a dance or music class
  • Visiting museums
  • Touring architecturally significant buildings and gardens
  • Cooking classes featuring world cuisines
  • Art classes
  • Theater outings