About Our Chapter

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

The Livermore Chapter was founded in 2015. We have 120+ Patroness Members (moms) and 130+ Ticktocker members (daughters) at any time. In 2022-2023 chapter year (6/1/22-5/31/23), we provided over 3900 hours of community service to our philanthropy partners.

Our chapter has received the White Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 years. We have completed our annual requirements and went above and beyond for our community.


White Rose

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.

Typically, members join during their daughter’s 6th grade year and formally begin the summer before their 7th grade year. New members can be accepted prior to their 9th grade year.

Each prospective member (mother) must attend a mandatory membership informational meeting. Prospective members need to understand that membership is a six-year commitment involving service, leadership development, and cultural experiences by both the mother and daughter. NCL Livermore cannot guarantee membership to all prospective members who apply.

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

Want more information? Please email to ask questions and get registered for one of our informational meetings. You are also welcome to submit the “Membership Inquiry Form” above to receive more information.

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:

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Alameda County Fair
  • Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Blue Star Moms
  • Challenger Baseball
  • Conservation Society of CA – Oakland Zoo
  • Culinary Angels
  • Disaster Response
  • Exceptional Needs Network
  • Fertile Groundworks
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
  • Livermore Downtown Inc
  • Livermore Heritage Guild
  • Livermore Valley Opera
  • One Warm Coat
  • Open Heart Kitchen
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Paws In Need
  • Sandra J Wing
  • SPARC – Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company (formerly Livermore Shakes)
  • Special Olympics
  • Sunflower Hill
  • The Crayon Initiative
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • The Taylor Family Foundation
  • Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
  • Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC)
  • Tri-Valley Haven
  • Tri-Valley Socks
  • Unravel Pediatric Cancer
  • Wreaths Across America

Some of the other philanthropies we support include:                           

  • American Cancer Society                                           
  • Blue Star Moms                                                  
  • Culinary Angels                                                   
  • Exceptional Needs Network                                          
  • Livermore Area Recreation and Park District           
  • Livermore Heritage Guild                 
  • Livermore Downtown, Inc.                                                             
  • Paws in Need
  • Shakespeare & Performing Arts Regional Company
  • Special Olympics
  • Sunflower Hill
  • The Taylor Family Foundation
  • Tri-Valley Haven
  • Wreaths Across America

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:

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.


2023-2024 Board of Directors

President: Kristy Rodrigues

President Elect: Valerie Whetstone

Secretary: Tammy Rankin

Treasurer: Jessie Chung

Vice President Communications: Charlene Swansiger

Vice President Membership: Becky Lim

Vice President Philanthropy: Beth Szymanski

Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Jennafer Wagner

Vice President Ticktockers: Kelly Moore

Vice President New Members: Christine Kerr

Parliamentarian: Shara Hart

Past President: Kristy Rodrigues

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 world views 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 visits to theatrical performances, art museums, and other local activities.