About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Longleaf Pine 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 Wake County; north and east of I-40. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Longleaf Pine aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) is a national non-profit organization comprised of mother and daughter members in chapters across the United States. NCL Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1925 when a small group of women, supporting the American Red Cross by making layettes and assembling food baskets, founded the organization in Los Angeles.
The women engaged their daughters’ support, and by 1938, the daughters had formed their own group, calling themselves Ticktockers because they would watch the clock waiting for their mothers. In 1947, both groups united to become the nation’s first mother-daughter philanthropic organization, calling themselves “National Charity League.”
In 1958, National Charity League was reorganized and incorporated as two separate organizations: National Charity League, Inc. and National Charity League, Los Angeles Founder Chapter. NCL expanded its program beyond philanthropic work to include leadership and cultural experiences.
NCL, Inc. Longleaf Pine Chapter is an affiliate of National Charity League, Inc (NCL). We take our name from the longleaf pine forest which has been a fundamental component of the cultural and natural history of North Carolina. We were formed in 2016 in Wake County, North Carolina and received our charter from NCL, Inc in the Spring of 2018.
The founding board is comprised of dedicated women who support the mission of NCL, Inc. The mission to foster mother-daughter relationships through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences is woven into everything we do. We are proud to be the 222nd chapter to join the National Charity League, Inc.
Our chapter shares the NCL, Inc. belief that through the mother-daughter relationship, Longleaf Pine Chapter will develop strong women leaders who impact their communities by selfless service to promote human welfare. We also share NCL, Inc. core values:
- Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together, learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness
- Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead
- Nurturing through mentorship
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
- Providing depth of support in local communities
- Integrity and excellence in everything we do
In 2020-2021, our Chapter received the Blue Rose Chapter Award. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
Are you interested in joining our Chapter? We would love the opportunity to get to know you. The NCL, Inc. core program is for mothers and their daughters, grades 7-12. A Prospective Member must be sponsored by a current member of our Chapter. Membership opportunities are dependent on Chapter openings. The application start date is October 1st and applications are due January 15th of each year.
If you know someone in our Chapter, please reach out to her about getting started, membership obligations and more specifics about our membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc. Longleaf Pine chapter you are invited to submit the following form or contact VP of Membership, Lindsey Craven at email@example.com.
Currently, over 250 members provide hands-on volunteer services for over 15 philanthropic organizations and help with disaster relief efforts, contributing over 9,000 hours to our community. In addition to philanthropy, NCL, Inc. Longleaf Pine Chapter members participate in these annual events:
- New Member Welcome Event
- Kickoff Event
- Philanthropy Fair
- Father/Daughter Event
- Cultural Events
- Mini Meetings (small group gatherings such as hiking, cooking, wine tasting)
- Annual Mother Daughter Tea
- Hours and Awards Ticktocker Tribute
- Senior Salute
As we continue to grow, we strive to embody the words of our North Carolina State Toast which says,
“Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine,
The summer land where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,
Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!”
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Abilities Tennis of North Carolina
- American Heart Association
- Bloom Here
- Camp Corral
- Children’s Home Society of NC
- Girls on the Run – Traingle
- Hope Reins
- Note In the Pocket (NITP)
- Oak City Cares
- Operation Gratitude
- Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
- Read and Feed
- Second Chance Pet Adoptions (SCPA)
- The Cardinal at North Hills
- The Encouraging Place
- The Kindness Campaign
- The Women’s Center Garden
- Theatre in the Park (TITP)
- Transitions LifeCare
- Victory Garden
The NCL, Inc. Longleaf Pine Chapter promotes the vision of NCL, Inc. by developing strong women leaders who serve their communities today and for generations to come. We offer our members hands-on volunteer opportunities to work with our non-profit partners who are dedicated to meeting the needs of those within our community.
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Lyn Adkins
- President Elect: Shannon Tant
- Secretary: Lisa Hauser
- Treasurer: Jennifer Elam
- Parliamentarian: Stephanie Simpson
- Vice President Communications: Ashlyn McLean
- Vice President Membership: Lindsay Craven
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Charity Lail
- Vice President Philanthropy: Pam Goracke
- Vice President Provisionals: Elizabeth Zimmerman
- Vice President Ticktockers: Leah Ragsdale
- Sustainer Liaison: Lisa Bull
NCL, Inc. Longleaf Pine Chapter nurtures confidence in our Ticktockers by providing leadership training opportunities where they can maximize their potential to be confident role models. The Ticktocker program embraces “who they are”, empowers their personal sense of purpose and increases their ability to be more effective advocates for others. Members of our Chapter are offered opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships.
The leadership opportunities offered to members throughout their six-year NCL Experience, provide a foundation of knowledge and the tools to improve their leadership and life skills such as:
- Conducting Meetings
- Organizational Management
- Time Management
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Consensus Building
- Following a Budget
- Team Building
- Health & Fitness
- Conflict Resolution
- Event Planning
- Public Speaking
- Effective Communication
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.
We acknowledge our Ticktockers as future leaders and continually strive to build stronger ties between them and their community through the mother-daughter bond. It is through these connections that an understanding of the greater needs within their world develops. Consequently, Ticktockers and Patronesses alike, develop a broader worldview that enhances their lives. The NCL experience proves that deep bonds with family and community build character.
We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. We embrace values that makes us strong as a community of mother-daughter leaders. Our values include consideration, kindness, courtesy, thoughtfulness, generosity, respect, self-respect, empathy and compassion. Cultural activities of our Chapter include, but are not limited to the following:
- Theatre: Musical, Dramatic & Comedic
- Local Cultural Festivals
- Community Runs
- Annual Mother/Daughter Tea
- Performing Arts: Dance
- Visual Arts
- Multi-Chapter Food Drive
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