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.

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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

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Annie’s Place / Mommies in Need
  • Bright Futures for Women and Children (FKA Pamper Lake Highlands)
  • Chew Animal Clinic
  • City of Refuge Lake Highlands
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Dallas Foster Closet
  • Dallas Parks & Recreation
  • Dallas Public Library
  • 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
  • Rays of Light
  • The Birthday Party Project
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • YMCA Lake Highlands

Leadership Development

  • President: Kris Osterbusch
    Shannon Beeson
  • President Elect: Shannon Beeson
    Tori Cohorn
  • Secretary: Whitney Ragsdale
    Julie Copple
  • Treasurer: Lanier Norman
  • Parliamentarian: Lauren Hollis
    Jill DeLaSierra
  • Vice President Communications: Christi Terry
    Merilee Biancardi
  • Vice President Membership: Erin Basden
    Elissa Genova
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kathy Swinney
    Becky Heath
  • Vice President Provisionals: Blythe Layne
    Ashley Givens
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kathryn Janes
    Katie Williams

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

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.