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? 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.


A Prospective Member must attend the Prospective Member meeting for our chapter.  Our chapter will help match you with a sponsor if needed.  Please complete the Membership Inquiry form and the VP of Membership from our Chapter will get back to you with more details. Membership opportunities are dependent on Chapter openings.

Annual New Member Timeline

  • January 1 – Membership drive opens
  • January 28, 3:00 PM, Northridge Presbyterian Church – Prospective Member Meeting: Please contact us if you are interested in attending! Email:  
  • March 1 – Prospective member applications due
  • April 1 – Prospective members notified of acceptance or regrets
  • April 15 – Prospective members deadline to notify Lakewood Chapter of acceptance or regret

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

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
  • Attitudes & Attire
  • Bonton Farms
  • Brighter Bites
  • Dallas Public Library – Lakewood
  • Disaster Response
  • Dwell With Dignity
  • East Lake Pet Orphanage
  • Equest
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • For The Love of The Lake
  • Girls On The Run
  • Heart House
  • Hunger Busters
  • Interfaith
  • Jubilee Park & Community Center
  • Juliette Fowler Communities
  • Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
  • Lipscomb Elementary PTA
  • Local Peace Pantries
  • Mockingbird Elementary PTA
  • Mommies in Need
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Paper For Water
  • Philanthropy Other
  • Rays of Light
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Soldiers’ Angels
  • SoupMobile
  • Special Olympics
  • The Family Place
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Stewpot
  • 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

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:

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

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.

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 – Kate Simpson
President Elect – Lisa Montgomery
Treasurer – Tracy McMillan
Secretary – Teresa Murray
Parliamentarian – Tory Redington-Chauza
VP Communications (Announcements, Social Media) – Kasey Loughry
VP Communications (Tech,Website) – Sharon LeJeune
VP Membership – Holly Alvarez
VP Membership (Awards & Standards) – Lisa Montgomery
VP Chapter Engagement & Inclusion (Events) – Dorothy Parks
VP Chapter Engagement & Inclusion (Meetings) – Dabney Jungerman
VP Philanthropy – Dana Vilardi/Beth Watson
VP Ticktockers – Darby Hazen
VP Provisionals – Jennifer Robinson