About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Green Valley 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 Green Valley, Henderson, Las Vegas or Boulder City. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Green Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
About our Chapter
Currently, the Green Valley Chapter has over 300 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 35 philanthropic organizations and contributed over 7,200 hours to our local community during the 2019-2020 year alone.
In addition to volunteer service to our philanthropies, Green Valley members participate in several annual events, including:
- Night of Stars
- Provisional Brunch
- Hours and Awards
- Philanthropy Fair
- Cultural Events
- Ticktocker Day
- Mother/Daughter Tea
- Father/Daughter Event
- Fashion Show
- Senior Ball
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.
Prospective members need to be sponsored by two current members of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) – Green Valley Chapter.
If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline.
If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to submit the following form.
Please click here to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Membership Drive for 2022-2023 begins on November 1, 2021. If you have a Daughter entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the Fall of 2022 and are interested in information about how to become a prospective member please contact:
Barbara Kraemer – email@example.com
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:
- Hearts Alive Village
- Operation Gratitude
- The Kindness Campaign
- Three Square
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. Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
- American Heart Association Las Vegas
- Boulder City Hospital Foundation (BCHF)
- Boys & Girls Club of Henderson
- Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer
- Catholic Charities
- Children’s Heart Foundation
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Delmar Gardens Nursing & Rehab
- Discovery Children’s Museum
- Down Syndrome of Southern Nevada – DSOSN
- Families for Effective Autism Treatment – FEAT
- Foster Kinship
- Get Outdoors Nevada
- Girls on the Run
- Grant a Gift
- Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada
- Henderson Parks & Rec Dept
- Joy Prom
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Lullaby Connection
- Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation – NCCF
- Nevada Partnership for HOmeless Youth
- Ogden Foundation
- One Drop Foundation
- Operation Gratitude
- Opportunity Village
- Serving Our Kids Foundation
- Special Olympics of Southern Nevada
- Spina Bifida Association of Nevada
- Spread the Word Nevada
- St. Rose Dominican Hospital
- The Prom Closet
- Three Square
- Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
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: Linda Fadell
- President Elect: Casey Farris
- Secretary: Lauren Zaricki
- Treasurer: Allison Archer
- Parliamentarian: Jill Robinson
- Vice President Communications: Audra Findlay
- Vice President Membership: Barbara Kraemer
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Cindy Lamy Wiesberg
- Vice President Philanthropy: Sara Ricciardi
- Vice President Provisionals: Cynthia Norgress
- Vice President Ticktockers: Vickie Quade
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.
Patronesses and Ticktockers plan and attend regular meetings at which they have the opportunity to practice speaking skills, organize educational programs, communicate with other members, prepare philanthropic activities, and perform service.
As Patronesses our goal is to develop our daughters to be the leaders in all aspects of their life. Starting with encouraging them to be leaders at their respective middle and high schools, to be leaders on their college campuses and and to be future leaders in board rooms and/or local, state, and global communities.
Class groups elect leaders to act as class officers each year. Officers are paired with Chapter board members to learn about their newly elected role and its responsibilities. Grade Level Advisors also mentor the girls as they more ownership of the leadership of their class throughout the 6 year commitments. The girls lead their own meetings, plan cultural events and philanthropies, set the direction for their class activities for the year and make decisions on the use of class funds.
We want to empower our girls that they can and should make an impact in every stage of their lives.
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Participation in a variety of community events and structured activities helps develop cultural competence.
In addition to learning about the Arts and exploring topics such as diversity and tolerance, NCL, Inc. honors its deep roots through activities that allow for the learning and practice of social and business protocol, good manners and respect of others. Cultural activities are integrated into our Six Year Ticktocker Plan, encompassing the following suggested areas of focus:
- Museum (7th grade)
- Art Appreciation (8th grade)
- Dance (9th grade)
- Live Music (10th grade)
- Theater (11th grade)
- Class Cultural Choice (12th grade)
Our Chapter History
Our Chapter History
The Green Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was formed in October of 1995 by Julie Milne. Julie was a resident of Henderson and wanted to provide her daughter with a quality community service opportunity. Charter status with the National organization was obtained in October of 1997 and serves those who reside in the Green Valley areas of Henderson and Las Vegas communities of Nevada. Our Membership encompasses over 300 participants including Patronesses (Mothers) and Ticktockers (Daughter grades 7-12) and a group of Sustainers (Patronesses whose daughters have graduated but continue to stay involved in the organization).
By subscribing to the NCL, Inc. Mission, we believe that The NCL Experience, comprised of the Three Pillars of Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Enrichment, inspire and empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.
From our Founder
by Julie Milne, Founding President
In late fall 1994 I began to speak with my sister-in-law Barbie Milne about NCL, Inc.. My niece and she were members of the Fullerton Chapter. The more I heard the more interested I became and Brooke happened to be listening to one of our conversations. She loved the whole idea and said “Mom, let’s start a Chapter in Green Valley.” I was happy she was so interested but made her make the commitment that if I did this, she would promise to be the best Ticktocker she could possibly be. This was a big undertaking, I could tell.
I began in February to speak with my friends and neighbors about our Chapter and the response was very exciting. I decided to jump in and called the Expansion office of NCL, Inc. in late February. They arranged for us to have an initial meeting with the Expansion VP of National, who asked me to gather about 10-20 mothers who might want to start our Chapter of NCL, Inc. I paid the initial fee and gave them a name — Green Valley Chapter of NCL, Inc. just for starters!!! In March the Expansion VP came to meet with us. However, the word spread so fast that in one week, we went from 20 some mothers to over 130 plus interested moms, as well as excited daughters.
We moved the first meeting to the Legacy Golf Course and visually shocked the VP of Expansion with our enthusiasm and interest. She had never seen such a turn out. Her only concern was how could we sustain this interest!!! From there, we were granted our “Prospective Status” and told to go “recruit Patronesses and Ticktockers in each grade level 7-11 for the new year starting in April. We organized into grade levels, asked for volunteers for the Board. They gave a commitment of 2 years to help us solidify our organization and GLA’s, remember, the language was all new to all of us. By the National Convention in late April, we were nearly full at each grade level. We worked hard through the summer and were granted our Provisional status by October of 1995. This was very fast for any organization to achieve this level of organization. We were then told that it usually takes 2-3 years to be granted a Charter. We wanted to get this done in one year. or less. This meant many long hours by the parliamentarian and Philanthropy VP and VP Ticktockers, etc. They got it done and we were granted our full Charter by October, 1996, and presented at the National Convention in April 1997. This was one of the fastest Charters to that date ever presented to any chapter and one of the largest memberships ever to apply for initial prospective status Membership and Charter. I do not know if this is still true, but was noted at the convention at the time they presented ours. Obviously, we were able to sustain our Membership, most chapters really struggle in the early years. We did not seem to have much of a problem. We organized and held every event that “big chapters” do from the first year. We even had a fall Membership party that no longer exists. Everyone worked long and hard hours to bring this Chapter along. I remember spending 12 hours a day for the first 2 years trying to learn the ropes of NCL, Inc. I consider this organization one of my proudest moments, aside from my children and husband. This Chapter continues to awe me every time I am in its presence, regardless what is about.