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.

In order to be eligible for membership in the Greater Tulsa chapter of National Charity League, daughters must be entering the 7th-10th grade and reside in or attend a school within the Tulsa Public School District. Our chapter will accept Prospective Member applications during the membership drive timeframe as long as grade level classes have availability.

Currently, all of our grade level classes are open to new applicants for the 2023-2024 chapter year. Prospective Members are required to attend one of the Prospective Member Informational meetings offered during the membership drive and submit a $65 application fee for the Patroness (mother) and a $65 application fee for the Ticktocker (daughter) upon application. The application fee may be paid by check to Greater Tulsa NCL and mailed to P.O. Box 33494, Tulsa, OK 74153. The application fees will not be deposited unless you have received acceptance into our chapter.

The Membership Drive for our chapter runs October 1st through January 15th.  For Prospective Members interested in hearing about our chapter, you may sign up to attend one of the Prospective Member Informational meetings with the following link below beginning October 1st:

Greater Tulsa NCL Prospective Member Informational Meeting Signup

Link to online Prospective Member application

Join Our Chapter

Interested in joining 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.

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



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

Community Service

We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Balcony Women
  • Bright Spot Mobile Family Services
  • Collegiate Hall
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Disaster Response
  • Greater Tulsa NCL
  • Iron Gate
  • Kendall Whittier, Inc.
  • Kindness Campaign
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Operation Gratitude
  • River Parks Authority
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa
  • Salvation Army
  • SPCA
  • Special Olympics Oklahoma
  • Susan G. Komen
  • The MET
  • Tulsa Botanic Garden
  • Up With Trees
  • 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

We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.

Examples of skills developed include:

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: BJ Weintraub
  • President Elect: Sarah Jane Gillett
  • Secretary: Julia Swenton
  • Treasurer: Stacey Chadwell
  • Parliamentarian: Bonnie Hackler
  • Vice President Communications: Julee Rhodes
  • Vice President Membership: Shelley Faught
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kerri Gingerich
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Shannon Ragsdale Muret
  • Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Kelly
    Jennifer Steele
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Heather Williams

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

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.

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.