About Our Chapter

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

The Katy Chapter is the oldest NCL Chapter in Katy.   Chartered in 1984 by the Vanns and Hawthornes, the chapter consisted of mothers and daughters from James E. Taylor High School and Memorial Parkway Junior High School.  

During the chapter’s early years, Ticktockers met as a Junior High group and a High School group, instead of meeting by class.  The first Senior Recognition in 1989 was a simple church dress affair at the original Las Alamedas on I-10.

A favorite philanthropy at the time was adopting families in need from a local church’s program for Christmas.  The mothers and daughters shopped in groups and then got together as a chapter to wrap the gifts.  Afterward, they delivered the gifts and needed items to the families.  We are proud to say that we still serve this philanthropy today.

Former Ticktockers recall the impact of serving as class leaders.  It’s often their first opportunities to serve in a leadership role, and paves the way towards future endeavors as leaders in organizations and boards they’ve joined.

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.



Thank you for your interest in National Charity League, Katy Chapter.  Our membership drive begins Friday, October 1, 2022 and will be open for the class 2029.  Please join us for a Prospective New Member Open House at 2 pm on October 16, 2022 at TBD.  For more information, please view our Prospective Member Flyer.

As you consider membership in the Katy Chapter, here are some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

  • Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October 1- January 15 each year for daughters in 6th grade at the time of the Membership Drive.
  • Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in the attendance areas of Katy ISD, Fulshear, Richmond, or Sealy.
  • Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter.
  • Application: A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.


A prospective candidate will find a sponsor who is a member of the Katy Chapter to mentor her through the process. Membership is by invitation. The review process focuses solely on the mother. No information about the daughter is reviewed or considered. Offers of membership are based on compatibility with the goals, traditions, and members of the Katy Chapter.

Please view our Prospective New Member Packet for more information and application.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! 

VP Membership // membershipkaty@nclonline.org

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Ballard House/ Cinco Charities *
  • Brookwood Community *
  • CAP (Citizens for Animal Protection) *
  • Clothed by Faith
  • Feed the Hunger
  • Friday Night Friends
  • KCM (Katy Christian Ministries) – Food Pantry & Resale Shop*
  • KCM (Katy Christian Ministries) – Red Barrel
  • Kidz Club – After School Tutoring
  • Kidz Club – Summer Reading
  • Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital *
  • Methodist West Houston – Katy Hospital *
  • Oakmont of Katy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Philanthropy Pop Up
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • T.E.A.M. (Texans Embracing America’s Military)
  • Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus – Projects *
  • The Hangar
  • YMCA Katy Area – Monty Ballard and Mark A. Chapman

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

The Katy Chapter provides all members the opportunity to engage in experiences that develop these essential skills through activities such as:

  • Election of board and class officers
  • Position Mentoring Program
  • Planning and hosting monthly meetings
  • Coordinating volunteer opportunities with our Philathropy Partners
  • Event planning for major social events such as Senior Fashion Show & Recognition, the Katy Chapter Holiday Party and the Father-Daughter event
  • Career Fair

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.

The Katy Chapter enjoys a great varierty of cultural experiences in our community including:

  • Attendance of local theatrical performances and exhibits
  • Participation in local cultural events
  • Guest speaker presentations about local history, arts and literature

Blue Rose Chapter Award

The Katy Chapter has received the distinguished Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.  This is the highest honor bestowed by National Charity League, Inc.