About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Mariposa 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 Central San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Mariposa aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
OUR THREE PILLARS
The three pillars of our six year (7th-12th grade) NCL experience for mothers and daughters are Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Experiences. Mothers “Patronesses” and daughters “Ticktockers” both benefit from engagement in these 3 areas of focus through our chapter.
THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE
We are dedicated to providing our Ticktockers with a developmental program that provides opportunities for each young woman to learn about world realities through serving others in need, to grow aware of and respect a wide array of cultural traditions, to develop life skills, maturity, confidence, compassion for others, and to make friends while engaging in chapter activities in a safe, comfortable, and age-appropriate environment. All of this will be provided alongside the Ticktocker’s Mother and/or through the opportunity to learn from other women leaders in our chapter. We believe that this well-rounded “NCL, Inc. Experience” will inspire and empower our young women to succeed as confident and socially aware contributors in their communities.
Ticktockers are divided into classes based on their year of high school graduation. Each Ticktocker will hold a different position in their grade each year. They will each have the opportunity to serve on their class Board of Directors and will all learn parliamentary procedure. The skills they will learn from working on teams and learning how to conduct a meeting, will carry them into continued leadership.
THE PATRONESS EXPERIENCE
We are dedicated to deepening the mother-daughter bond and spending time with our daughters while watching them grow into strong, capable, kind and compassionate women. Our Patronesses will know the satisfaction of working with other talented women who value serving the community and who want their daughters to do so as well. Patronesses also benefit from learning leadership strategies, new skills and making new friends by working in their teams of other Patronesses.
OUR SIX YEAR CORE PROGRAM
We have a specific plan outlined for each Ticktocker to experience during each year of their “NCL, Inc. Experience”. Each year, we focus on different cultural experiences, etiquette training, leadership development & philanthropy/community service opportunities. We have a plan for their leadership training and exposure to holding various roles in addition to ensuring they learn parliamentary procedure. During the 6 years as a Ticktocker, our girls have the opportunity to hear from great speakers that range from appropriate technology use, how to write emails, college entrance strategies, kindness discussions, etiquette training among many other applicable discussions.
Patronesses and Ticktockers complete philanthropy time by volunteering at the various partner organizations. All volunteer opportunities are easily available to sign up on our internal calendar for the event / date / time that works best with your schedules. Mariposa has partnered with a wide variety of organizations to offer many different options for you and your daughter to support our community. With the recent COVID pandemic, we have offered great new ways to support your community from your home and/or with safe social distancing options.
We hold monthly meetings during the school year for our Patronesses and Ticktockers. Sometimes these meetings are for both Patronesses and Ticktockers and sometimes the meetings are separate. We offer cooking classes, speakers, group projects, card creation/decoration, etiquette training, event planning and much more during our meetings. Our meetings incorporate our six year core program outline for each Ticktocker grade.
Our Mariposa Mother-Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition that all members are required to attend. Ticktockers take on responsibilities for planning this annual event with Patroness guidance, and in the process learn event planning organizational skills, invitation process, centerpiece creation, event budgeting as well as afternoon tea etiquette. It is a great opportunity for the girls to spend time with members from other classes in a fun environment. We have historically held our annual tea on the front lawn of The Argyle in San Antonio. It is a beautiful event usually held on a beautiful Spring day!
We have historically hosted an Ice Cream Social at the San Antonio Country Club to recap our year and to announce our Mariposa Award winners. It is a fun, casual event that puts the ‘cherry on the top’ to end our year.
We hold a special ceremony to highlight and honor our graduating Seniors. We send them off with well wishes from their Mariposa Chapter and look forward to having them as Sustainer members after graduation. We hope they will go on to meet other NCL graduates from other chapters to have the NCL Experience in common with other young women in college or whichever path they choose.
WE ARE SOCIAL!
Follow our chapter on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nclmariposa or on Instagram at @nclmariposa. See all the ways we are supporting our community, learning leadership and enjoying cultural experiences all while bonding as Mothers & Daughters!
2021/2022 THEME LOGO
MARIPOSA CHAPTER LOGO
Our Mariposa Chapter logo is unique to our chapter. We highlight a butterfly, as ‘Mariposa’ means butterfly. San Antonio is home to a large migration of butterflies each year. Monarch butterflies travel through San Antonio on their way from Canada to Mexico each Winter. There are many local spectators that watch for this beautiful time of year when we have thousands of butterflies in our city. We also incorporated a key point of our chapter being focused on the “Mother/Daughter” relationship in all we do. The outer wings of the butterfly signify the Mother and the inner wings signify the daughter. We also have a feminine image of the butterfly body as the center of our logo. Our logo has meaning to us and we are one of the few NCL, Inc. chapters that have our own logo.
2016-2018 Heather Monroe
2018-2019 Elizabeth Cox
2019-2020 Kelly Anderson
2020-2021 Lynsey Adame
2021-2022 Tamara Strauch
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.
To apply for Mariposa membership, please complete the application here.
NCL applications are due for all chapters by January 15, 2022.
- Please indicate the email address on the membership application that you will check and use for your login.
- Please ensure that your daughter’s email address that is used is NOT her school email address.
Please email Samantha Rodriguez at email@example.com if you have any questions!
Q: What if I don’t have a sponsor, but I would like to apply?
A: If you are interested in applying to the Mariposa Chapter, we welcome you! We will easily find you a sponsor and a co-sponsor if you would like to join our chapter. Please reach out to our VP of Membership to start that conversation and get your application sponsored! VPMembership@nclmariposa.com
Q: Do I need to rush to make a decision to be one of the first to apply?
A: No! You are in no rush to decide if you would like to join Mariposa or another NCL, Inc. Chapter. ALL NCL, Inc. chapters have their membership drives open until January 15, 2022. You can apply to ONE chapter anytime before January 15th.
Q: What if I want to learn more, but I cannot make the prospective member meeting?
A: No problem. Reach out to our VP of Membership and let her know. We will meet with you one-on-one! VPMembership@nclmariposa.com
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:
- American Heart Association
- Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.
- Children’s Ballet of San Antonio
- Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas
- Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teleton-CRIT
- Colon Cancer Coalition (Get Your Rear in Gear Fun Run)
- Disaster Relief (Emergency)
- FVPS – The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter
- Guadalupe Community Center
- Guadalupe Home
- Haven for Hope
- Kindess Campaign
- Methodist Oncology Unit
- Morgan’s Wonderland
- Operation Gratitude
- Ovarian Cancer Coalition
- Parklane West
- Regent Care Bingo
- SA Life
- SA Livestock Show Exposition
- SA Pets Alive
- SA Zoo
- Seton Home
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace
- Snack Paks 4 Kids
- Texas Diaper Bank
- The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
- Will Smith Zoo School
Mariposa has formed lasting partnerships with these organizations by providing volunteer support to their mission. We continue to strive to fulfill the needs of our community and are open to considering different and new partnership opportunities. If you are interested in having the members of Mariposa support your organization, please reach out to our VP of Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Tamara Strauch
- President Elect: Kristin Kemmett
- Secretary: Katherine Smelko
- Treasurer: Bridget McGregor
- Parliamentarian: April Carnahan
- Vice President Communications: Beatriz Cardenas
- Vice President Membership: Samantha Rodriguez
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Brooke Urban
- Vice President Philanthropy: Janet Peavy
- Vice President Provisionals: Vesta Mizani
- Vice President Ticktockers: Deborah Serot
Each Ticktocker class holds their own Board of Directors. During the Ticktocker’s six year core program, they will hold various positions in their grade and they will serve on the Board of Directors at one point in their NCL experience. Leadership is one of our pillars and we are focused on making sure our Ticktockers receive training, opportunity and guidance to generate strong leadership skills through the Mariposa Chapter. We strive to provide not only the daughters with leadership opportunities, but our Moms as well! Our Patronesses enjoy learning new skills and meeting other Moms that have a lot in common as we are raising young women. All of our members embark on a new journey of leadership opportunity that is what you make of it!
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.
Mariposa Chapter offers a wide range of cultural experiences for each Ticktocker to enjoy over their 6 year NCL, Inc. experience. They will be exposed to a variety of culturally enriching opportunities
that will provide them with a whole and balanced cultural experience with Mariposa
Mariposa Leadership History
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020-2021
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019 – 2020
L-R: Jill Charlton (VP Patroness Activities, Anna Grassmuck (VP Provisionals), Kelly Anderson (President), Lynsey Adame (President-Elect), Michelle Young (VP Communications), Ramona Howard (VP Ticktockers), Tamara Strauch (VP Philanthropy), Liz Shaw (VP Membership), Kristin Kemmett (Secretary) *Not shown: Manal Coleman (Treasurer)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018 – 2019
Back Row L-R: Marie Antoinette Lutz (VP Provisionals), Melissa Zuniga (VP Membership), Michelle Young (VP Communications), Amy Goforth (VP Philanthropy), Carrie Worthen (Treasurer)
Front Row L-R: Marianne Wray (VP Patroness Activities), Kelly Anderson (President-Elect), Elizabeth Cox (President), Ramona Howard (VP Ticktockers), Kelly Satel (Parliamentarian)
FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016 – 2018
The NCL, Inc.; Mariposa Chapter was founded by a group of 9 women that wanted the NCL, Inc. Experience for themselves and their daughters. They joined together in 2016 to start the Mariposa Chapter and our chapter was Chartered in 2018. Mariposa was founded by a team of women with varying professional skill sets, but all with the leadership and desire to establish the Mariposa Chapter for their community. Many hours of hard work went into establishing the chapter to provide a solid foundation for chapter bylaws & documents, philanthropy organization partnerships, membership processes & outreach, website & communication strategies, patroness activities and ticktocker programming. The Founding Board established the core culture of the Mariposa Chapter to be one of grace, kindness and inclusion.
Back row L-R: Chaney Stuart (Secretary), Elizabeth Boddy (VP Philanthropy), Jodi Wood (VP Patroness Activities), Elizabeth Cox (VP Communications & President-Elect), Amy White (VP Membership), Amy Case (Treasurer)
Front Row L-R: Heather Monroe (President), Suzanne Simpson (VP Ticktockers) *Shown in top photo: Kelly Anderson (Parliamentarian) & Kathleen Mayes (VP Provisionals 2017-2018)