Hill Country

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Hill Country 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 Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, or Leander. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Hill Country aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Hill Country Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a group of Texas mothers and daughters in the Northwest Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander areas who have come together committing to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Like all NCL, Inc. chapters, the Hill Country Chapter aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving their communities together.

Hill Country Chapter was the 251st NCL, Inc. chapter to form in the United States.

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.

NCL, Inc. is a sponsorship organization.

Prospective members who wish to join Hill Country Chapter must be sponsored by an active & good standing member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) Hill Country Chapter. Prospective members need to reside in Northwest Austin, Leander, or Cedar Park. Membership opportunities are dependent on Chapter openings and its membership selection process. The membership selection process occurs one time each year.

If you know someone in NCL, Inc. Hill Country Chapter, talk to her about the Chapter’s boundaries, membership time and financial obligations, and membership drive timeline.

If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc. Hill Country Chapter or still have questions regarding membership, please complete the Membership Inquiry form using the link above.



Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural activities. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization beyond the six years are called Sustainers. The Hill Country Chapter is looking for members who will embrace all three pillars of our mission, as well as our core values:

  • Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and MODELING responsibility and graciousness
  • EMPOWERING women with the skills and confidence to lead
  • Nurturing through MENTORSHIP
  • Inspiring a LEGACY of social awareness and compassion
  • Providing depth of support in LOCAL communities
  • Integrity and excellence in EVERYTHING we do

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:

  • AGE of Central Texas Williamson County
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Austin Humane Society
  • Austin Scottish Rite Theater
  • Austin Shakespeare
  • Blanton Museum of Art
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Disaster Response
  • Fig Leaf
  • Hill Country Chapter
  • Hill Country Community Ministries
  • Hope Austin
  • Make A Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas
  • Micah 6
  • Miracle League
  • Open Door/ Fig Leaf (UUMC)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Partners in Hope Lake Travis
  • Pop Up Birthday Foundation
  • Reveal Resource Center
  • Ronald Mcdonald House Charities
  • Samaritan Health Ministries
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • The Contemporary
  • Trinity Center
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

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: Tara Potts
  • President Elect: Laura Stiehl
  • Secretary: Aimie Black
  • Treasurer: Joy Simonton
  • Parliamentarian: Tawny Smith
  • Vice President Communications: Kristen Waghorne
  • Vice President Membership: Kimberly Knaus
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amie Harris
  • Vice President New Members: Nikki Cheek
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Melissa Hunter
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Jenny Smith

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.