Lady Bird

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Lady Bird 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 Katy, Richmond and Fulshear Texas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Lady Bird aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Lady Bird Chapter was formed in 2010 as an expansion chapter, and received chartered status in April 2012.  Members primarily live in and around the community of Katy, Richmond, and Fulshear, Texas.

Our mission is to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.

Our chapter is centered on serving others in need with a special emphasis on charities involving children.  The 28 philanthropies we serve are:

Alzheimer’s Association

American Cancer Society

Angel Gowns

Ballard House

Brookwood Community

Camp Hope

Citizens For Animals Protection (CAP)

Clothed By Faith

Down Syndrome Association

Eternal Food Ministry (EFM)

Fort Bend County Women’s Center (FBCWC)

Fort Bend Partnership For Youth, Inc.

The Fort Bend Rainbow Room

Heritage Park of Katy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

I Can Bike (Katy)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM)

Keep Kids Connected

Kidz Club

Krause Children’s Center

Lifelong Learning Center

Meals on Wheels

Muscular Dystropy Association

Project Linus


St Jude

Susan G. Komen

Willow River Farms

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.

We invite you to consider membership in the Lady Bird Chapter. Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

  • Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during theAnnual Membership Drive from October-December 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, Fulshear and Richmond.
  • 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.

Please begin by submitting the following Membership Application will officially start in October.  For an inquiry for more information, please CLICK HERE.  We will have positions open for the class of 2026 and 2027. If you still have more questions, please email our Chapter’s VP of Membership at Kelly Caron:

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

    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
    This year’s Board Members:

    • President: Tracey Cleckler
    • President Elect: Kimberly Beidle
    • Secretary: Lynda Thigpen
    • Treasurer: Maureen Lee
    • Parliamentarian: Stephanie Gilley
    • Vice President Communications: Stephanie Cox
    • Vice President Membership: Jessica Manske
      Kelly Caron
    • Vice President Patroness Activities: Brenda Lorenz
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Subathra Dhinaker
      Nadine Cyr
    • Vice President Provisionals: Stephanie Foreman
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Kavita Patil

    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.

    2020-2021 Board