Las Vegas

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas, Nevada. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Las Vegas aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Currently, the Las Vegas Chapter has over 300 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 30 philanthropic organizations and contributing over 5,200 hours to our local community each year.

In addition to volunteer service to our philanthropies, Las Vegas Chapter members participate in several annual events, including:

  • Provisional Brunch
  • Mother/Daughter Tea
  • Father/Daughter Event
  • Fall Chapter Kick-Off
  • Fashion Show
  • Food Drives
  • Cultural Events
  • Ticktocker Social Rally
  • NCL Awards
  • Senior Recognition

 

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.

GET INVOLVED!

We invite you to consider membership in the NCL, Inc., Las Vegas Chapter. Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

  • Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October-January each year, for daughters in grades 6th-9th at the time of the Membership Drive.
  • Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in the attendance areas of Las Vegas, or North Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter. (We can help connect you with a sponsor and co-sponsor, if needed!).
  • Application: A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.

 

Learn about the membership process by reading our NCL Las Vegas Prospective Member packet 2021-2022.

After you’ve read our Prospective Member Packet, please click here to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, if you do not have a sponsor, requests for transfers, or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer; email us at membershiplasvegas@nclonline.org .

In the meantime, your Sponsor and Co-Sponsor will be glad to answer any questions you may have about NCL, Inc.

Thank you again for your interest in our NCL, Inc., Las Vegas Chapter.

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:

  • Adam’s Place
  • American Heart Association Las Vegas
  • American Lung Association in Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Animal Foundation
  • Assistance League of Las Vegas
  • Blind Center of Nevada
  • Boys & Girls Club – Agassi
  • Boys & Girls Club – Desert Pines
  • Candlelighter’s of Las Vegas
  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • Communities in Schools
  • Green our Planet
  • JOY PROM
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
  • Las Vegas Rescue Mission
  • Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada
  • Miracle League
  • Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Nevada Diabetes Association (NDA)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Opportunity Village
  • Project Dot
  • Purple Stride
  • Ronald McDonald House Las Vegas
  • S.H.E.R.O. Foundation
  • Shade Tree
  • Spread the Word NV
  • Springs Preserve
  • St. Jude’s
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Salvation Army Southern Nevada
  • Three Square
  • Volunteers in Medicine

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.

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
  • President: Shazia Kirmani
  • President Elect: Melissa Chandler
  • Secretary: Rutu Ezhuthachan
  • Treasurer: Bonnie Ng
    Naz Wahab
  • Parliamentarian: Ann Kling
  • Vice President Communications: Mickey Norton
    Sanjeeta Khanna
  • Vice President Membership: Jill Landess
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Tenli Flourens
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Elaine Fitzpatrick
    Sharon Adashek
  • Vice President Provisionals: Nicole Pessin
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Tricia Dettling
    Merry Riddle

Patroness and Ticktocker 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 our Chapter include:

  • Orientation for New Provisional Members
  • Training for Patronesses and Ticktockers who have taken on a leadership role
  • Grade Level Mother-Daughter Planning Meetings
  • Monthly Patroness Board Meetings to organize the leadership of each class’ NCL Experience
  • Quarterly Ticktocker Council Meetings across grade levels to organize Chapter-wide philanthropic or cultural events
  • Monthly Ticktocker Grade-Level Meetings
  • Patroness General Meetings

 

Facilitating our daughters’ development of leadership skills is an integral part of NCL. Under the Ticktocker council, elected Ticktocker have positions that help to organize meetings, set up philanthropic and social events and plan fun activities within NCL. These positions give young women the responsibility, authority, ownership and experience that will enhance their college applications, but help them as developing women in today’s world.

CLASS BOARD OFFICERS:

  • President
  • Vice-President – Philanthropy
  • Vice President – Programs
  • Recording Secretary
  • Corresponding Secretary

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Historian
  • Publicity/Newsletter
  • Communications
  • Cultural Chair
  • Hours/Awards
  • Inspiration
  • Parliamentarian
  • Ticktocker Council Representative

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.

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. Participation in a variety of community events and structured activities helps develop cultural competence.

In addition to learning about the Arts and exploring topics such as diversity and tolerance, NCL, Inc. honors its deep roots through activities that allow for the learning and practice of social and business protocol, good manners and respect of others. Cultural activities are integrated into our Six Year Ticktocker Plan, encompassing the following suggested areas of focus:

  • Musical (7th grade)
  • Theater (8th grade)
  • Symphony (9th grade)
  • Museums/Gardens (10th grade)
  • Art (11th grade)
  • Dance (12th grade)

Our Chapter History

The Las Vegas Chapter of National Charity League was founded in 2003 by Laura Hobbs and Janice Stromberg. Both mothers wanted to provide their daughters with a quality community service opportunity.  Charter status with the National organization was obtained in April of 2005.  Our first graduating class held their Senior Presents event in 2006, now referred to as Senior Recognition.

The chapter is a part of NCL, Inc. District 8 Council-Region III; which includes the chartered chapters of Green Valley in Nevada, as well as the Arizona Chapters of Ahwatukee Foothills, Arrowhead, Cactus Wren, Camelback Mountain, East Valley, Moon Valley, Phoenix, San Tan, Scottsdale, Sonoran Centennial, and Tucson.

The Las Vegas Chapter is one of over 200 chapters nationwide. There are more than 50,000 National Charity League, Inc. members across the nation who are actively involved in the NCL, Inc. program supporting the needs of their local communities.

 

PAST PRESIDENTS:

Laura Hobbs  Founding President 2003-2005

Rita Marie Bioni 2006-2007

Dana Wiesner 2007-2008

Jodie Diamant 2009-2010

Karen Haller 2010-2011

Amy Ng 2011-2012

Kerri Dunn 2012-2013

Stephanie Bice 2013-2014

Lisa Gollard 2014-2015

Heidi Cook 2015-2016

Stacy Le Piere 2016-2017

Sharon Adashek 2017-2018

Amanda Covington 2018-2019