About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Manhattan-Hermosa 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 Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Manhattan-Hermosa aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Blue Rose Chapter Award Recipient

“Outstanding Ticktocker Program Award” (2013)

“Outstanding Chartered Chapter Program” (2016)

“Leader of the Year” (2020) (Patroness Bonnie Vogel)

Established in 2009, the Manhattan-Hermosa Chapter has more than 300 active members who volunteer at philanthropic organizations throughout Southern California. Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, our Chapter continues to be a vibrant part of our South Bay community, safely supporting philanthropies in meaningful ways.


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Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • 1736 Family Crisis Center
  • American Heart Association
  • Any Soldier
  • Children’s Dental Health Clinic
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library, Manhattan Beach Branch
  • Food Forward
  • Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hermosa Five-O Senior Activity Center
  • Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation
  • LARFB – Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Mychal’s Learning Place
  • One Voice LA
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pediatric Therapy Network
  • Pressfriends
  • Richstone Family Center
  • Saint Sebastian Sports Project
  • Shared Bread
  • Special Olympics Southern California
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Wreaths Across America

From working to improve our environment, to promoting inclusion among a variety of groups, to fighting hunger and providing food and nutrition to our community, to serving children, NCL Manhattan-Hermosa mothers and daughters work together to support these and many other philanthropies in meaningful ways.

Leadership Development

  • President: Monique Vranesh
  • Secretary: Andrea Barker
  • Treasurer: Sandra Meyer
    Lisa Valde Severin
  • Parliamentarian: Michelle Traylor
  • Vice President Communications: Cristina Kabealo
  • Vice President Membership: Debbie Tran
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Lindsey Serrano
    Jamie Wood
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Katie Driscoll
    Louisa Cushman
  • Vice President Provisionals: Catherine Brodkin
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Pamela Smith
    Melissa Steinbeck
  • Sustainer Liaison: Kim Friedman
    Melinda Arentsen

Cultural Experiences