Madison City

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Madison City 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 Madison County, AL and the surrounding area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Madison City aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The NCL, Inc., Madison City Chapter formed on March 6, 2020 as the first National Charity League, Inc. (NCL, Inc.) chapter in North Alabama.

Our Founding President, Michelle Ventigan, first learned about NCL, Inc. in 2018 through and how mothers and daughters benefit from thriving NCL, Inc. chapters. She and her daughter already had been discussing different ways to give back to the community. When they discovered that NCL, Inc. offered a great opportunity for a mother to volunteer together with her daughter, along with other moms/daughters, they decided to get involved.

Our chapter will be forever grateful to the initial, small group of big-hearted, caring moms who willingly met in October 2019 to learn about NCL, Inc. for the first time. They took the lead to build our chapter and began the search for members. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of these first amazing ladies and their daughters, the awareness, momentum and interest in joining NCL, Inc. continued to build, Madison City Chapter. Many of these founding mothers stepped-up for roles on the Founding Board of Directors. We advanced to chartered chapter status in June 2022.

Since our formation, our Chapter has quickly grown to over 130 dedicated members, supporting 11 local philanthropies and 7 national philanthropies through hands-on volunteerism. Our members volunteered over 2,000 hours last year.

Together, we are rewarded with all of the benefits membership offers as we develop strong women leaders serving and impacting our community today, and for generations to come.

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.

If you have questions or need more information, please have them contact our VP of Membership Misty Farmer 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
  • Best Buddies
  • Blount House
  • Disaster Response
  • Downtown Rescue Mission
  • Early Works
  • Enable Madison County
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Greater Huntsville Humane Society
  • Madison Senior Center
  • Manna House
  • North Alabama Foster Closet
  • Operation Gratitude
  • ShowerUp Huntsville
  • The Kindness Campgain

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: Lindsey Arnold
  • President Elect: Ginny Wagner
  • Secretary: Jackie Johnson
  • Treasurer: JaNay Nichols
  • Parliamentarian: Wendy Evans
  • Vice President Communications: Cristina Hinkle
  • Vice President Membership: Misty Farmer
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Maryellen Franklin
  • Vice President New Members: Lettie Burns
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Rachel Leurck
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Michelle Ventigan

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.

Membership Drive

2024-2025 Membership Drive January 15, 2024 – March 1, 2024

If you would like to join our chapter please email VP membership at membershipmadisoncity@ to receive an application link. Online applications must be completed March 1, 2024.



NCL Meet and Greet

If you would like to learn more about our chapter join us from 4:00-5:00 on Sunday, January 14th, 2024 at the Crown Pointe Clubhouse 121 Fernbridge Blvd. Madison, AL 35758