Greater Tulsa

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Greater Tulsa 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 Tulsa Public Schools attendance zone. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Greater Tulsa aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Greater Tulsa Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. is an organization of women and their daughters who are committed to community service and personal development. Membership in NCL strengthens the Mother/Daughter bond during the challenging developmental years of grades 7 through 12, while providing unique opportunities to learn and grow as individuals, and to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the differences in each other and the world.

Currently the Greater Tulsa Chapter has 168 members providing hands-on volunteer service for eleven local philanthropic organizations. Our Chapter contributed over 3,581.25 hours to our local community in the 2021-22 chapter service year.

It is a journey well worth traveling. If you are interested in learning more about National Charity League, Inc., or you would like to join the Greater Tulsa Chapter, please contact us. Membership in our chapter is open to anyone residing or attending school in the Tulsa Public School District. It would be our pleasure to share with you the many benefits of mothers and daughters serving communities together.

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.

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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:

    • Balcony Women
    • BrightSpot Outreach
    • Collegiate Hall
    • Iron Gate
    • Kendall Whittier Inc.
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities
    • Salvation Army
    • Special Olympics Oklahoma
    • Tulsa Botanic Garden
    • Tulsa SPCA
    • Up With Trees

    NCL, Inc., Greater Tulsa Chapter supports a wide range of philanthropies in Tulsa and surrounding areas. Our philanthropy partners focus on an array of different community needs, from the environment to education; from the elderly to special needs populations; and much more. Our members thus have the opportunity to volunteer in a wide range of community service settings.

    We ask our members to give 10-15 hours per year of their time supporting the work of our philanthropy partners; in practice, however, most of our members work well over this amount, with our Chapter contributing over 3,581.25 community service hours in the past year alone.


    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
    • President: Cara Wells
    • President Elect: BJ Weintraub
    • Secretary: Jennifer Starr
    • Treasurer: Stacey Chadwell
    • Parliamentarian: Bonnie Hackler
    • Vice President Communications: Joelle McBride
      Tracy Calhoun
    • Vice President Membership: Anne Gilbert
      Jennifer White
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Kerri Gingerich
      Hoa Lesselroth
    • Vice President Provisionals: Nan Winton
      Sarah Jane Gillett
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Nikki Bell
    • Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Kelly
      Jennifer Steele

    Leadership development is a core component of the NCL experience. Over the course of their six years in NCL, we watch our daughters blossom into accomplished young women ready to take on the world.

    Our program is built around a framework wherein Ticktockers increasingly take on more and more personal responsibility for setting agendas, conducting their meetings, planning grade level events, etc., so that by the time they are in the 12th grade they are in complete control of all of these activities and responsibilities.

    Our Six Year Core Program provides the roadmap to ensure that our Ticktockers are exposed to a variety of career, life skill, and educational topics. We touch on a wide range of age-appropriate topics including parliamentary procedure, public speaking, internet safety, personal brand, dating and relationships, car safety, applications and interview skills, time management, independent living skills, college life, and more.  Ticktockers are involved in identifying guest speakers of interest.

    Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Appointed positions. Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. Ticktocker Boards assume responsibility for setting meeting agendas, planning philanthropy activities and cultural outings, and more. Every Ticktocker is encouraged to serve on the grade level Board at least once during her years in NCL.

    Board Officers:
    Vice President – Philanthropy
    Vice President – Programs
    Recording Secretary
    Corresponding Secretary

    Appointed Members:
    Social Media/Publicity
    Hours and Awards
    Ticktocker Council Representative
    Culture Chair
    Etiquette Chair

    Cultural Experiences

    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.

    Chapter Tea

    The Chapter Tea is one of the oldest traditions of National Charity League, Inc. Our Chapter honors this tradition by holding a Chapter Tea each Spring. The Tea provides the perfect opportunity for Patronesses and Ticktockers to come together as a community to keep alive the elegant traditions of the past.

    Senior Recognition

    Senior Recognition is a celebration of the culmination of six years of service and leadership development for our Ticktockers. This beautifully moving event honoring our graduating Senior Ticktockers serves as the perfect tribute to the young ladies we have prepared to send off into the world. Presentation usually takes place in Spring.

    Cultural Outing

    Grade levels participate in a cultural outing each year. Every grade level has a specific cultural focus for that year, from dance to theatre to art and more. Within that theme, Ticktockers are free to choose an appropriate outing – for Dance they may decide to attend a ballet or take a hip hop class; for Art they may decide to visit a museum or take a painting class. The choice is entirely up to the grade level.


    Awards Ceremony

    At the end of our Chapter service year, we celebrate and recognize our Ticktockers for their community service .  Awards are given for achieving certain levels of service and for the highest levels of service in the chapter and in each grade level.