Lake Highlands

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Lake Highlands 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 or attend school in the area east of HWY 75, southwest of Interstate 635, and north of Interstate 30. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Lake Highlands aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our Lake Highlands Chapter was founded in March 2018 by Brandy Lee Meierhofer, our first president, and founding board members Melissa Bebell, Shannon Beeson, Veronica Deats, Ashley Gomez, Julie Hocker, Lauren Hollis, Heather Marburger and Kris Osterbusch. These women recognized an opportunity for more mothers and daughters to serve their nearby community by adding the Lake Highlands Chapter to the national organization’s register as the 250th chapter.

We received our Charter in April 2019 and officially joined District 7, Region II with other amazing chapters in the DFW and Arkansas area.

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.

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
  • Annie’s Place / Mommies in Need
  • Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
  • Chew Animal Clinic
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Dallas Parks & Recreation
  • Dallas Public Library
  • Disaster Response
  • East Lake Pet Orphanage
  • Feed Lake Highlands
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Hunger Busters
  • Moss Haven Farm / Grow North Texas
  • Network of Community Ministries
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Kindness
  • Our Calling
  • Pop-Up Philanthropy
  • Rays of Light
  • The Birthday Party Project
  • The Human Impact (Formerly City of Refuge Lake Highlands)
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Legacy at Midtown Park
  • The Storehouse of Collin County
  • Visiting Nurse Association Meals on Wheels
  • YMCA Lake Highlands

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: Tori Cohorn
  • President Elect: Natalie Lockhart
  • Secretary: Whitney Williams
  • Treasurer: Amy Bodwell
  • Parliamentarian: Kortney Nelson
  • Vice President Communications: Melissa Duffield
    Melissa Duffield
  • Vice President Membership: Jennifer Whitaker
    Kim Elliott
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Becky Heath
  • Vice President New Members: Elizabeth (Libby) Henry
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Katie Isbell
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Melissa Smith

Each year each Ticktocker class has a variety of different focuses. Beginning in 7th grade the Tictockers explore leadership styles and NCL, Inc. core values. In 8th grade they learn to communicate more effectively and lead their grade level meetings. As 9th graders, the girls further develop their listening skills, practice time management tools, and build self-confidence. The 10th grade Ticktockers learn to strengthen conflict resolution skills, prepare for future employment, and engage in publicspeaking. In 11th grade the Ticktockers establish future goals and identify college opportunities. Lastly, as seniors this class mentors the younger Ticktockers and explores Sustainer opportunities.

Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members.

Board Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President – Philanthropy
  • Vice President – Programs / Cultural
  • Vice President – Recording Secretary
  • Vice President – Corresponding Secretary
  • Vice President – Events (9 – 12th Grade Only)

Committee Members:

  • Philanthropy
  • Programs/Cultural Event
  • Events (9th-12th Grade Only)
  • Communications
  • Ticktocker Council Representative
  • Hospitality
  • Historian
  • Inspiration
  • Sunshine
  • Welcoming
  • Parliamentarian

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.

By broadening worldviews and fostering soft skills of successful relationship building, we hope to raise future leaders who have an appreciation and respect for the values of others.

The NCL Experience provides Ticktockers the opportunity to participate in grade level appropriate experiences that build understanding and awareness of issues related to culture and diversity. Grade level activities may include:

  • Performing & visual arts
  • Positive identity
  • Life skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interviewing & resumes
  • Art of etiquette
  • Social media etiquette
  • Culture of cuisine
  • Written thank you’s
  • Addressing formal invitations

Learning and practicing modern etiquette and the art of conversation plays a pivotal role in our chapter events for our Mother/Daughter Tea and Senior Recognition.