About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Highlander 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 the Highland Park, University Park, Greenway Park, West Highland Park, or Bluffview/Devonshire area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Highlander aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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
  • Bonton Farms
  • Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
  • Child Care Group
  • Community Partners of Dallas
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Disaster Response
  • Escuelita/DISD
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Highland Park ISD
  • KB Polk Recreation Center
  • New Friends New Life (NFNL)
  • North Texas Food Bank (NTFB)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Rays of Light
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • S.M. Wright Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • SoupMobile
  • SPCA
  • Tango Feed the City
  • The Brookwood Community
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • To Be Like Me
  • Treemont (Senior Source) Healthcare and Rehab Center
  • UP Public Library
  • Voice of Hope

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: Missy Finger
  • President Elect: Beth Birdwell
  • Secretary: Cindy Gray
  • Treasurer: Melanie Schoenvogel
  • Parliamentarian: Deanna Carrell
  • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Pankratz
  • Vice President Membership: Kyle Huckaby
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Adelaide Skinner
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Renne Lokey
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Alicia Jahant

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.

As we develop future leaders, we 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. The NCL Experience provides Ticktockers with the opportunity to participate in cultural experiences which will further these goals. In addition, our annual Mother/Daughter Tea, Ticktocker Recognition Awards, and Senior Recognition, as well as other chapter events, provide opportunities for the Ticktockers to learn and apply appropriate etiquette, graciousness, self-confidence in social settings, good manners and respect for others, as well as development of interpersonal connections.