About Our Chapter

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

The National Charity League, Inc., Kingwood Chapter was “born” in 1984 thanks to the organizing efforts of Carolyn Wandstrat and Erna Rodgers. These women, along with 23 others, were granted their charter in 1986. They then began the journey developing strong female leaders committed to serving and impacting our community. This tradition of service has been fostered in three generations, with several ticktockers being the granddaughters of past members.

The Kingwood Chapter has grown and evolved immeasurably throughout the past three decades, but our commitment to philanthropic work has always remained at the core of all we do. Celebrating over thirty years of mothers and daughters working together in our community, the Kingwood chapter of National Charity League, Inc. is the oldest in the area. With a focus on philanthropy, the Kingwood Chapter currently provides service for 17 organizations in our and contributes over 7,000 volunteer hours each year.

In addition to our daily service, our Chapter comes together several times a year, as a whole, to focus on our local philanthropies at our Philanthropy Workshops and our winter community fundraising event. These days not only provide us with an opportunity to support the community but also an opportunity to bond as a chapter.

Other annual chapter-wide events are our New Member Tea and Senior Recognition. The Tea, held each spring, gives the chapter an opportunity to welcome our newest Provisional Members, and the 8th grade Ticktocker class offers a Modelette presentation. Then, in April of each year, the Senior Recognition marks the culmination of six years of growth, dedication to philanthropic work, and the forging of a mother-daughter bond that will stand the test of time. At this formal event, the Chapter and their guests celebrate the graduating senior Ticktocker class and all of their laudable achievements.Our chapter has received the

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

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Prospective Members need to be sponsored by a current Member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) Chapter they wish to join.

If you know someone in NCL, Inc., talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, Membership obligations and Membership drive timeline.

If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc., you are still invited to submit the following form.

Please click here to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • American Heart Association
  • Humble ISD Education Foundation
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Kindness Campaign

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.  Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:

Centre Stage

Covenant House

Family Time / The Door

Houston Veterans’ Cemetery

Humble Area Assistance Ministries

Jesse Jones Park

Kingwood Medical Center

Kingwood Pops

Lake Houston YMCA

Lake Houston Sports & Recreation

L3 Foundation

Martha’s Kitchen

Mercer Arboretum

Operation Military Embrace

Pine Shadows Nursing Home

Schools Outside of Kingwood

Society of St. Stephen

Special Olympics Texas

The Village Learning and Achievement Center

Leadership Development

  • President: Sarah Vance
  • President Elect: Shannon Scott
  • Secretary: Ashley McDonald
  • Treasurer: Amy Lim
  • Parliamentarian: Alexis Varnum
  • Vice President Communications: Anne Doventry
    Christina Meadows
  • Vice President Membership: Brandi Muse
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Elizabeth Van Uden
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Laura Crump
    Belinda Mendoza
  • Vice President Provisionals: Janelle Hunt
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kelly Chesnut
    Kristi Tyrrell

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution, and parliamentary procedure. Specific areas of growth include:

Communication Skills

Goal Setting

Project management

Independent Living

Written Communication

Interview Skills

Decision Making

College Prep

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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include:

Sporting Events

Performing Arts

Art History


Positive Identity

Interpersonal Skills

Conflict Resolution