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
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.
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
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.
- 20 total hours
- 10 Philanthropy and 10 League hours
- 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 4/1/2021 TO 3/31/2022. ALL HOURS OBLIGATIONS MUST BE FULFILLED BY 3/31/2022.
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:
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:
- A SMART Rescue
- American Heart Association
- Books Between Kids
- Conroe Independent School District
- Giving Gown
- iGOPink Breast Cancer Charities of America
- Interfaith of the Woodlands
- Keep Us Fed
- Kid’s Meals Inc
- Mercer Botanic Gardens & Mercer Society
- Project Linus
- Special Olympics
- The Woodlands Children’s Museum
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: Valerie Loebig
- President Elect: Jen Coutee
- Secretary: Jennifer Piede
- Treasurer: Heather Curtis
- Parliamentarian: Kathy Miller
- Vice President Communications: Alix Biondo
- Vice President Membership: Robin Vieau
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Jennifer Hale
- Vice President Philanthropy: Raven Primm
- Vice President Provisionals: Kristin Alexander
- Vice President Ticktockers: Stephanie Dolezal
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
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.
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.
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