About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Keller 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 Keller Independent School District area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Keller aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Currently the Keller Chapter has over 275 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 20 philanthropic organizations in the community and contributes over 8,700 hours to our local community each year.
Twice a year our Chapter comes together as a whole for annual Mother ~ Daughter events including our Tea held each spring and the Senior Recognition, also held in the spring, recognizing the graduating senior Ticktocker class. Each class also participates in an annual Father Daughter event planned by the Ticktockers themselves.
Blue Rose Chapter Award
Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event. The Blue Rose is the highest level currently awarded.
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.
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:
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 Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Disaster Response
- National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
|ACH Child and Family Services|
|Battered Women’s Foundation|
|Christ’s Haven for Children|
|Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas|
|Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation|
|Humane Society of North Texas|
|Keller ISD Education Foundation|
|Keller Parks and Recreation|
|Keller Public Library|
|Keller Senior Activities Center|
|Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County|
|Respite – The Hills Church|
|Revive – Northwood Church|
|Something mAAgic Foundation|
|Special Olympics North Texas|
|Susan G. Komen|
|Victory Therapy Center|
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
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Carolyn Guillot
- President Elect: Carrie Clawson
- Secretary: Melissa Norton
- Treasurer: Cheryl Ference
- Parliamentarian: Buffey Klein
- Vice President Communications: Jeannie White
- Vice President Membership: Leia Less
- Vice President Philanthropy: Aprel Dobson
- Vice President Provisionals: Taylor Lewis
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jessica Johnston
- Sustainer Liaison: Georgia Altom
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): LeAnn Bond
Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members as well.
- Vice President – Philanthropy
- Vice President – Programs
- Recording Secretary
- Corresponding Secretary
- Council Representative
- Father – Daughter Event
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.
7th Grade – Museums
8th Grade – Ballet/Dance
9th Grade – Theater
10th Grade – Architecture/Gardens
11th Grade – Music
12th Grade – Senior Choice
Our Chapter History
Tracy Williams and Debbi Schneider had a conversation in 2006 after their daughters’ sleepover about the need for girls in Keller to serve their community and gain some leadership experience. They realized that both had friends in Colleyville, Southlake and elsewhere that had wonderful experiences with National Charity League. Both had been encouraged by friends to form an NCL chapter for Keller. They discovered that those friends were, indeed, sisters.
Reaching out to the NCL national organization and to their friends, they learned the steps required and began a long process of reaching out to other moms. Leslie Irwin, an NCL Colleyville member and national officer, was assigned to be the Keller Chapter’s mentor, and she met with the nucleus group of self appointed “officers” to form bylaws and practices. Ultimately, what was required was that 25 mothers with daughters in 7th through 10th grade take the step of signing a charter. In January of 2008, a meeting was scheduled with national officers. If there were not 25 prospective members present, there would be no charter extended. The group of officers were literally on pins and needles, having spent the prior weeks meeting with ladies and trying to explain the principles of NCL. As women came in the door, we counted… there were 27 names on this charter.
The first philanthropies approved by NCL National were Revive, Christ’s Haven, Rocky Top, Keller Parks and Rec, and Community Storehouse.
In August 2008, we held our first chapter wide retreat at Nordstrom’s and had grown to 80 patroness members!
The first tea was held in December 2008 at the Christ’s Haven Chapel.
The first Senior Recognition was held March 7, 2010 at Trophy Club Country Club where 4 senior Tick Tockers were honored. (Jordan dePuma, Stephanie Harvey, Alexa Stout, BreAuna Velaquez) . Judy Harvey is to be recognized for her vision which set the precedent for events to come.