Lake Travis

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Lake Travis 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 Lake Travis and the surrounding Austin area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Lake Travis aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

With a mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, the chapter activities in Lake Travis are designed around a six-year plan which includes age-related educational, leadership, and cultural objectives. National Charity League, Inc. has been making a difference for many decades with Chapters providing the equivalent of nearly $18 million in volunteer hours annually in support of local philanthropies.

The NCL, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter was organized in 2013, with members who primarily live in the Bee Cave/Lakeway area West of Austin, TX.  The seventh National Charity League, Inc. Chapter to form in the Austin area, the National Charity League, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter formally began with a formation meeting in September 2013 and a founding membership of Mothers (“Patronesses”) and Daughters (“Ticktockers”).

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.

Are you interested in joining NCL, Lake Travis?  The Membership Drive for the 2024-2025 NCL year starts January 15, 2024.  We have two Prospective New Member meetings scheduled on 1/25/24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Bee Cave Schoolhouse and on 2/7/24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Bee Cave Schoolhouse (a prospective member must attend one of these meetings).  Please direct anyone who is interested in NCL to the Chapter’s public website to fill out the Member Inquiry Form.  Contact our VP Membership with any questions.

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
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • Bee Cave Arts Foundation (THE HIVE)
  • BoneShaker
  • Brookdale Living
  • Caritas of Austin
  • CC4C
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • Colin’s Hope
  • Disaster Response
  • Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
  • Foster Village
  • Friends of the Park – Lakeway
  • Honor Flight
  • Lake Travis Community Library
  • Lake Travis Crisis Ministries
  • Lake Travis Thrift Store
  • Ltlov (Lake Travis Labor of Love)
  • Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Partners in Hope
  • Red Arena
  • Special Olympics Texas
  • TexARTS
  • TKC-The Kindness Campaign
  • Tree Folks
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Below you’ll find information for all of our current philanthropic partners.  We invite you to visit their respective websites.

Alzheimer’s Association


American Heart Association &  Heart Walk

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  

American Red Cross


Austin Pets Alive!

APA! is dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable cats and dogs by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters.

Bee Cave Arts Foundation (THE HIVE)

The Hive opened in the Hill Country Galleria on October 19, 2018  with 4,500 sq. ft. of exhibition and classroom space with the goal of promoting the arts, enriching the quality of life in our community, and enhancing the experience of all people that live and visit our community.


Brookdale is a retirement community where mothers/daughters get to spend time playing bingo or painting projects with residents.  The retirement residents are happy to have our young ladies and mothers there to have conversations, listen to stories and play bingo.

Caritas of Austin

NCL helps Caritas serve people each year whose opportunities have been diminished by poverty and homelessness, many of whom are veterans, children, women and refugees.  Caritas works alongside each one to increase stability and self-sufficiency.  NCL works in the Caritas of Austin Community Kitchen as well as special events. 


The mission of brings hope, help and inspiration to families of children suffering from rare or undiagnosed medical conditions and use our resources to reduce time to diagnosis. 

Central Texas Food Bank

When the Central Texas Food Bank was established in 1982, it was with a goal in mind to help the hungry in the community. Over the years, the weak economy has increased challenges for clients who have turned to food pantries for food assistance. The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of  Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, we provided more than 39.2 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2017-2018 fiscal year to an average of 200,000 individuals each month.

Colin’s Hope

Colin’s Hope raises water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning.  Colin’s Hope envisions a world where children do not drown. 

Courage 4 Heros

Join our #Courage4Heroes movement and help us show America’s Frontline Responders how grateful we are for their courage as they spend countless hours and days fighting COVID-19!

Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas

DSACT provides education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and professionals and the community while building public awareness and acceptance of the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

Foster Village


Friends of the Park – Lakeway

Lakeway’s Friends of the Park helps our young ladies learn how to take care of our parks and trails while being environmentally aware. 

Honor Flight

The Flight Austin mission is to transport with a specific priority given to WWII Veterans in the State of Texas and Korean and Viet Nam War Veterans residing within 14 counties listed below to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices and return them home to their families and loved ones. Mission of Honor Flight Austin: Transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.


Lake Travis Community Library


Lake Travis Crisis Ministries

LT Crisis Ministries meets short-term needs by giving immediate help of food and financial assistance to those in a crisis situation.

Lake Travis LOV


Lake Travis Thrift Store

Lake Travis Thrift Store was started in 1991 and is owned by the Ladies of Charity of Lake Travis.  They donate to seven different local charities each month.

Meals on Wheels of Central Texas


Mobile Loaves & Fishes

A church in Austin, Texas boldly answered God’s call to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Alan Graham and his friends began delivering meals out of the back of a minivan to men and women they found living on the streets of Austin. Alan readily admits that their original plan of serving the homeless had some flaws, but with the help of a formerly homeless man, they perfected the model that we successfully use today. That first trip was in September of 1998. By December of that year there was enough money to purchase a 1997 Ford F-250 pick-up truck with a catering bed. Since that first truck run, teams of volunteers have served meals with a side of hope to the homeless and working poor on the streets of Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Providence, Rhode Island; New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. To date, Mobile Loaves & Fishes has served over 4 million meals, and with the support of more than 18,000 volunteers, we are the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless and working poor in Austin. Our NCL chapter serves Mobile Loaves and Fishes by sorting clothes donations, preparing meals and delivering meals to those in need. 

Operation Gratitude


Partners in Hope – Lake Travis

Partners in Hope mobilizes the people and resources of the Lake Travis community to serve one family in need at a time, providing hope for a meaningful life on a firm foundation.  NCL helps to improve the physical needs of their dwelling while Partners in Hop also connects them with the Faith community and needed resources: counseling, health, employment, social, etc. 

Red Arena

The mission is to empower, specifically, individuals with disabilities through horses. Through the years we have found the importance of family and community involvement to create more inclusive opportunities for every ability level. We have expanded to serve more of the community through our job training, mental health and reading programs.


The mission is enrich the human experience by producing classic American musicals and plays. To educate, prepare and promote exceptional talent to achieve their fullest as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Our vision is to be an arts education and performance center where art and artists of all disciplines are WELCOMED and CELEBRATED and NURTURED

TKC – Kindness Campaign


Tree Folks

TreeFolks’ mission is to grow the urban forest of Central Texas through tree planting, education and community partnerships.  Partnering with TreeFolks offers a wonderful opportunity for NCL members to promote urban forestry practices to public, private, and government audiences.  NCL LT makes a huge impact on the community by helping plant native trees while learning the importance of forest stewardship and how tree planting helps Austin’s environment and its citizens thrive. 

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.  Every year, NCL Patronesses and Ticktockers volunteer approximately one million hands-on hours of annual service.  The members of the NCL Lake Travis chapter are proud to make a difference in our local community.

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: Allison Chow
    Jessica Putonti
  • President Elect: Courtney Johnson
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Tudor
  • Treasurer: Alysha Rose
    Jennifer Goff
  • Parliamentarian: Laura Rach
  • Vice President Communications: Michelle Marino
  • Vice President Membership: Amy Beckstead
    Amy Beckstead
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amy Chauvin
    Amy Jackson
  • Vice President New Members: Lori Jacobi
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Carolyn Wheeler
    Clarissa Andrus
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Michelle Johnson
    Michelle Johnson

What We Do

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.  Activities of National Charity League, Inc., Lake Travis Chapter include:

Meeting Skills

  NCL Brand training                               Parliamentary Procedure

  Working on Committees                       Delegation

  Mission Statements                               Mentoring

Character Building

  Team Building                                       Goal Setting

Project Management



  Internet & texting safety                     Conflict Resolution

  Public Speaking                                    Interview Skills

Life Skills

  Stress Management                             Collegiate Portfolios

  Independent Living                              College transition & Safety


  Healthy Body Image                            Healthy Attitudes 

Helping develop the women leaders of the future!

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.

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:

  • Mother-Daughter Tea
  • Senior Recognition
  • Fashion Show

Chapter-wide Cultural Experiences focusing on Theater, Dance, Gardens & Public Lands, Music (Concert/Symphony/Opera), Visual Arts & Museums,  and Community Exploration