About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Lakewood 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 South of Northwest Highway, East of HWY 75, North of Interstate 30 and West of Interstate 635. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Lakewood aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc., Lakewood Chapter was founded in 2018. We have over 16 private and public schools represented and are committed philanthropy partners to over 24 programs. We are the 253rd NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States. Our chapter has received the Pink Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements, and participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program.

Our chapter motto is Live.Love.Serve and we look forward each new year to keeping those words at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our membership resides in the heart of East Dallas and we fully embrace the diversity, cultural experiences and philanthropy partner impact opportunities that our amazing community provides.


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.

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) Chapter they wish to join.

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

2021-2022 New Member Timeline

  • October 1 – Membership drive opens
  • November 14 at 3 p.m. – Prospective Member Meeting: Please contact us if you are interested in attending! Email:
  • January 15 – Prospective member applications due
  • March 1 – Prospective members notified of acceptance or regrets
  • March 15 – Prospective members deadline to notify Lakewood Chapter of acceptance or regret

If you do not know someone in NCL, you are 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

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.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • East Lake Pet Orphanage Dallas
  • Local Peace Pantries
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • American Heart Association
  • Attitudes & Attire
  • Bonton Farms
  • Brighter Bites
  • East Lake Pet Orphanage
  • Equest
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • For the Love of the Lake
  • Girls on the Run
  • Heart House
  • Hunger Busters
  • Juliette Fowler Communities
  • Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
  • Lipscomb Elementary PTA
  • Mockingbird Elementary School PTA
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Paper for Water
  • Rays of Light
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Soldiers Angels
  • Soup Mobile/PBJ&Love
  • Special Olympics
  • Stewpot
  • The Family Place

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

Our Chapter seeks to embrace both mother and daughter’s leadership potential as confident role models. Our chapter empowers a personal sense of purpose, listening skills, empathy, passion, honesty, problem solving, being curious and allows them to be advocates for others.

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.  

Each class conducts monthly meetings run by their board officers:
• President
• Vice President – Philanthropy
• Vice President – Programs
• Recording Secretary
• Corresponding Secretary
• Treasurer
• Parliamentarian

Those not serving on the board are responsible for a job within their class. Examples of class jobs include planning a cultural outing or acting as a liaison between the class and the Chapter for Chapter wide events.

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.

Activities of our Chapter include:

  • Performance Art
  • Sound Journey
  • Cultural Centers
  • Museums/Gallery Showings
  • Dance Performances
  • Symphonies, Plays and Operas
  • Chapter Tea and Senior Recognition


President: Tory Redington-Chauza
Secretary: Teresa Murray
Treasurer: LeeAnn Williams
Parliamentarian: Nicole Tisdale
Vice President Communications: Nicole Loper
Co-Vice Presidents Membership: Lisa Montgomery & Holly Alvarez
Vice President Patroness Activities: Heather Kraft
Vice Presidents Philanthropy: Amy Coke
Vice President Provisionals: Stephanie Burgard
Vice President Ticktockers: Heather McNamara