About Our Chapter

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

Lubbock Chapter History

In February and March of 2004, Terri Byrne inquired how Lubbock could join National Charity League and form a Chapter in Lubbock.  Ann Howey joined the search playing a key role in organizing and finding other interested mothers.  It was determined there was enough interest (28 mothers) to form a Chapter and formation was held on March 28, 2004.  In April 2004, the National Council Board of Directors of National Charity League approved the request and granted Perspective Status for Lubbock to become the 118th Chapter formed.  After fulfilling all the requirements for the Perspective Year and the following Provisional year, the Lubbock Chapter was granted the official Charter on April 27, 2006, making the Lubbock Chapter the first Chapter in West Texas.

Chapter Presidents


2023 – 2024 Heather Keister “I’ll Be There For You”

2022 – 2023  Heather Hocker “Loving LBK”
2021 – 2022  Gail Smith “Stronger Together”
2020 – 2021  Danielle Feist “Anchored in Service”
2019 – 2020  Kim Clifton “Carpe Diem”
2018 – 2019  Carol Robertson “We are…”
2017 – 2018  Wendy Arnett “Be Present”
2016 – 2017  Donna Giovanetti “Sparkle & Shine”
2015 – 2016  Donna Giovanetti “Sunshine & Roses”
2014 – 2015  Jennifer Bassett “Grace”
2013 – 2014   Cray Pickering
2012 – 2013   Shay Troutman “Choose Joy”
2011 – 2012   Vanessa Robinson
2010 – 2011  Juanema Christensen “Open Your Heart”
2009 – 2010  Cray Pickering “Time Well Spent”
2008 – 2009  Lori Rice-Spearman “Celebrate the Journey”
2007 – 2008  Angi Nail “Let’s Talk”
2006 – 2007  Deon Turner “Buy into NCL”
2005 – 2006  Terri Byrne “Building a Strong Foundation”
2004 – 2005  Terri Byrne

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.

Membership in this organization affords mothers and daughters the opportunities to participate together in philanthropic work, leadership development, and cultural experiences. 

Membership requires a serious commitment of time and service as well as financial obligation.  Mothers living in Lubbock County with daughters in the 6th grade are eligible for the Lubbock Chapter membership process.

During the winter of the daughter’s 6th grade year, mothers are required to attend an Informational Meeting to hear more details about membership and membership requirements.  

Meetings will be held at the Junior League of Lubbock Headquarters:

Must attend ONE of these meetings:  January 21, 2024 at 2:00pm, February 4, 2024 at 2:00pm, or February 22, 2024 at 6pm (via zoom) (email for link)

After attending the Informational Meeting and gaining a thorough understanding of the annual membership requirements for both mothers and daughters in terms of time, service, and financial obligations, an interested mother may complete the online Application Packet. 

Orientation for both mother’s (“Patronesses”) and daughter’s (“Ticktockers”) is held in the winter of the daughter’s 6th grade year with the experience officially beginning in the summer prior to the daughter’s 7th grade year.  The Ticktocker experience is a total of six years (7th – 12th grades).

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:

  • Alstrom’s Angels
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Ballet Lubbock
  • Covenant Foundation
  • Disaster Response
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • High Point Village
  • Junior League of Lubbock
  • Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts
  • Lubbock Dream Center
  • Lubbock Impact
  • Lubbock State Supported Living Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Moonlight Musicals
  • Morris Safe House
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 15, 2024
  • OneVoice Home
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • Science Spectrum
  • Second Helpings
  • South Plains Food Bank
  • South Plains Food2Kids
  • Special Olympics
  • Texas Girls and Boys Ranch
  • University Medical Center
  • YWCA

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:

  • President: Heather Keister
  • President Elect: Kacee Harvey
  • Secretary: Diana St. Clair
  • Treasurer: Raine Young
  • Parliamentarian: Robyn Tepper
  • Vice President Communications: Audra Smith
  • Vice President Membership: Angie Lane
    Sherre Heider
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Holly Vinson
  • Vice President New Members: Rachel Riddle
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kimberly Frick
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Kacee Hogg

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 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. 

Ticktocker Cultural Events

Cultural events help develop community awareness and cultural sensitivity, with the following types of cultural events being the focus:
·         Performing Arts (music, theater, and dance)
·         Visual Arts
·         Stage Performances
·         Museums
·         Cultural Centers