Guilford Swallowtails

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Guilford Swallowtails 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 Guilford County area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Guilford Swallowtails aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


When Michelle Bradley and Angela Harris moved to Greensboro, NC, they were excited to transfer their National Charity League membership to a local chapter. They both belonged to NCL, Inc. Chapters in their hometowns and grew to love the camaraderie and special moments with their daughters. They both soon missed the unique experiences that only NCL, Inc. provides.

Having never met, they both reached out to NCL, Inc. about starting a chapter at the same time! The amazing women at national connected Angela and Michelle to each other to get a new chapter started. When they met they knew it was kismet. Their enthusiasm for National Charity League shined through and inspired other women and their daughters to give the enduring sisterhood of NCL, Inc. a try.

On March 15, 2020, twenty-seven women and their daughters, grades seven through eleven formed the Guilford Swallowtail Chapter.  The Guilford Swallowtail Chapter is named after the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, the state butterfly of North Carolina.  To the Patronesses and Ticktockers, the butterfly symbolizes endurance, change, hope and life.  These are the qualities NCL, Inc. women of all ages cherish and want to embody. We celebrate this every year with a butterfly release at our Kick-Off Meeting.

With the butterfly spirit in mind, the Patronesses and Ticktockers are endeavoring to transform their community through compassion, kindness, and leadership. In our first year the Guilford Swallowtail Chapter members served through Covid-19 disaster relief options and partnered with four local charities. Our philanthropic service list continues to grow every year, with an emphasis on smaller community partners who need hands-on help.  Our Patronesses and Ticktockers are fully engaged in leadership opportunities and enjoying giving back to their community authentically.

The chapter chartered and held its Kick-off Meeting virtually on May 31, 2020. Our chapter will be forever grateful to the twenty-seven founding Patronesses and their Ticktockers who met in early 2020 to learn about NCL, Inc.. Each of them, having never heard of National Charity League, took a leap of faith to form the chapter in March of 2020.  They felt the calling to create change and bring hope to their community. 


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.

Membership is open for grades 6-11, or ages 12-18. Please email us for more information.

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:

  • American Heart Association
  • Backpack Beginnings
  • Buddy Break
  • Cone Health
  • Horsepower
  • National Philanthropy Initiatives
  • NCL, Inc. Virtual Events
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Out of the Garden Project
  • The Kindness Campaign

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: Mary Bradley
  • Secretary: Ashley Linder
  • Treasurer: Jocelyn Gasque
  • Parliamentarian: Gloria Thornton
  • Vice President Communications: Angela Harris
  • Vice President Membership: Susan Michel
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Tara Peterson
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jayme Logsdon
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Lisa Zaleon

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.