About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Greater Nashville 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 Williamson County or Davidson County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Greater Nashville aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
NCL, Inc., Greater Nashville Chapter held their Formation Meeting on March 8th, 2020, and we are the first chapter in Tennessee. We are the 278th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States.
WHO WE ARE
Our membership is comprised of girls in grades seven through twelve living in the Greater Nashville area, and their mothers. We support the Davidson and Williamson County area with volunteer opportunities throughout both counties, with a strong focus on Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The girls in our Chapter participate in a six-year program, designed to take them through an age-appropriate experience focusing on community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences. This framework is based on the following concepts:
- Strengthening the mother-daughter bond
- Empowering women with the skills and confidence to mentor and lead
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
- Providing depth of support in local communities
- Honoring a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Modeling integrity, graciousness, and excellence
National Charity League, Inc. is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism. The NCL experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization after high school graduation are welcomed throughout their lives as Sustainers.
WHAT WE DO
The Greater Nashville Chapter is truly impacting the lives of its members and the surrounding community.
- Most volunteer hours are worked as a mother-daughter team.
- Nationwide, NCL, Inc. members volunteered nearly 3 million hours last year.
WHO WE SUPPORT
The Greater Nashville Chapter members volunteer for nine local philanthropies, serving as a valuable resource for the area. This volunteer work includes a wide range of experiences, from working with foster children, assisting the elderly, or working with community members with special needs. As a result, our members get out and learn about the community around them!
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:
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Fifty Forward
- Nashville Humane Association
- Operation Gratitude
- Project Cure
- Ronald McDonald House
- Tennessee Alliance for Kids
- The Store
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: Carrie Prickett
- President Elect: Amy Lodge
- Secretary: Jane Ruman
- Treasurer: Katherine Russell
- Parliamentarian: Connie Banovac
- Vice President Communications: Becky Clark
- Vice President Membership: Anne Anderson
- Vice President Philanthropy: Julie McKnight
- Vice President Provisionals: Lisa Doyle
- Vice President Ticktockers: Rebecca Nilson
- A six year curriculum ensuring age-appropriate and relevant programming.
Grade-level meetings run by the Ticktockers – daughters.
Philanthropy projects developed and facilitated by grade-levels.
Leadership development for Patroness mothers through annual committee assignment.
Annual leadership and officer training for all members.
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.
Other Greater Nashville Chapter activities planned for the upcoming year include Tennessee Alliance for Kids (TAK) Christmas Wrapping/Hot Chocolate Party, CFF Cycle for Life, RMH Hustle for the House 5K and 1m fun run, the Annual Mother/Daughter Tea, and the Senior Recognition Ceremony. At this event, members celebrate the mother-daughter bond, and most importantly, honor the Senior Ticktockers for their accomplishments as members in the Greater Nashville Chapter.