Houston Hearts

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Houston Hearts 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 Houston area or attend a private school within the geographic boundaries of East of Highway 6, West of Loop 610, South of Long Point and North of Southwest Freeway. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Houston Hearts 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.

2023-2024 Membership Drive


The Membership Drive is a multi-step process that takes place over several months.  Our Membership Drive will be paperless, all necessary documents will be submitted electronically. Check back to this page for links to important documents on the dates listed below.   Below are important dates and explanations of each step.  


Younger daughter of an existing Provisional or Active Patroness.  A reverse legacy is an older daughter of an existing Provisional or Active Patroness seeking membership in the chapter.  Legacy applications open on OCTOBER 17, 2023 and applications close NOVEMBER 1, 2023 at 8pm.

Please login to your account for application.


Prospective New Member:

If you are a prospective new member, PLEASE make sure you meet the following requirements:

1.     Your daughter is CURRENTLY in 6th grade

2.     You reside in or your daughter attends a private school within the geographic boundaries of:

East of Highway 6, West of Loop 610, South of Long Point and North of Southwest Freeway

Prospective New Members MUST attend an informational meeting on:

January 11 at 8pm OR February 8 at 8pm at Memorial Church of Christ (900 Echo Lane)

Each meeting option is following our Patroness meeting.  Attendance at the January 11th meeting is HIGHLY suggested.  Application link will be sent to the Prospective New Member only after attendance at one of the Informational Meetings. 

February 9, 2024: Application Link will be emailed to those that attended one of the Prospective New Member Meetings.

February 13, 2024:  New Member Application DUE by 8pm.

March 1, 2024: New Members will be notified of acceptance status and will need to accept/decline by March 6, 2024.

April 27 – NCL 101 for new members

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
  • Archived – Fair Haven
  • Books Between Kids
  • Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP)
  • DePelchin Children’s Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Fair Haven Food Pantry (FH)
  • Hope Lodge
  • Houston Hearts
  • Houston Hearts Annual Food Drive
  • Kids Meals Houston
  • Lily’s Toy Box
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)
  • Nabor House Community
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Partners in Education (SBISD)
  • Salvation Army
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation – Houston
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Parish School
  • The Westview School
  • Vita Living
  • West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM)

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: Stacey Petruszka
  • President Elect: Kari Vanek
  • Secretary: Lindsey Grace
  • Treasurer: Noteel Koss
  • Parliamentarian: Cara Beckcom
  • Vice President Communications: Charli LeGette
  • Vice President Membership: Renee Rice
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Blair Canfield
    Heather Merritt
  • Vice President New Members: Callie Ezell
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Emily Christy
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Ana Sanchez

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


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.