About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Midlothian 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 Midlothian or the surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Midlothian aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
“Connecting hearts, hands and minds so that every community thrives.”
Fostering the mother-daughter relationship through an ongoing commitment to philanthropy, culture, and leadership.
Connecting hearts, hands and minds so that every community thrives.
OUR THREE PROGRAMMING PILLARS
The three pillars of our six year (7th-12th grade) NCL experience for mothers and daughters are:
- Philanthropy – understanding and serving communities in partnership with local and national non-profits
- Leadership – building capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect, and develop
- Cultural – preserving National Charity League traditions and core values while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures
OUR CORE VALUES
- Strengthening the mother-daughter bond
- Empowering women with the skills and confidence to mentor and lead
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
- Providing depth of support in local communities
- Honoring a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion
- Modeling integrity, graciousness and excellence
We welcome females or individuals who identify as female to participate in our programs. Our programs empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded contributors to society while making a positive impact in the communities they serve.
National Charity League recognizes the importance of diverse perspectives and experiences to meet the needs of the communities we serve. We welcome diversity across our membership and in our community partnerships. We listen to the needs of our communities, enable mothers and daughters to address those needs, and inspire a legacy of social awareness and compassion.
THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE
We are dedicated to providing our daughters, “Ticktockers,” with a developmental program that provides opportunities for each young woman to learn the joy of serving others, to grow aware of and respect a wide array of cultural traditions, to develop life skills, maturity, confidence and compassion, and to make friends while engaging in chapter activities in a safe, comfortable, and age-appropriate environment. We believe that this well-rounded NCL 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 class has Board Officers and Committee Members. The Ticktockers are trained in parliamentary procedure and conduct their own meetings, with the support of a small number of Patronesses known as Grade Level Advisors (GLAs).
All Ticktockers hold jobs within their class. There are traditional board officer roles such as President, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, etc. Additional committee jobs include roles such as developing leadership topics/training, writing for the Chapter newsletter, and planning for special events such as our annual Mother/Daughter Tea.
Ticktockers often meet together as a larger group and take part in a wide range of events… many involving helping our philanthropic partners.
We often bring all Ticktockers together for seminars touching on our organization’s pillars of philanthropy, leadership and culture. Topics for these include: focus on the mission of a specific philanthropy, college preparation, mindfulness, mental health, yoga and diversity/inclusion.
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 and compassionate women. Our mothers, “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.
The Midlothian Chapter plans monthly meetings from September through May for both Ticktockers and Patronesses, which may or may not take place together. Ticktocker meetings address topics in our chapter’s “Six Year Core Program” and may include guest speakers or hands on activities. Each class year of Ticktockers meets separately.
Ticktockers and Patronesses must fulfill an annual philanthropy hours requirement by attending volunteer events scheduled with the Midlothian chapter’s approved philanthropy partners.
The Mother-Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition that all members are required to attend. A Tea Committee composed of Ticktockers and their Patroness Moms take on responsibilities for planning this annual event, and in the process learn planning and organizational skills, budgeting as well as etiquette – both the rules and the reasoning behind the rules. It is a great opportunity for the girls to spend time with members from other classes in a fun environment.
In the spring of each year, we plan a Patroness Social in order to foster community and friendship between all Moms and to welcome our new Patronesses to our chapter. Patronesses might also get together for social activities in smaller groups throughout the year by their daughter’s graduation class year.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
We invite you to consider membership in the NCL, Inc. Midlothian Chapter. Our chapter offers a program for members to grow as leaders, mentors, and friends while making a difference in our community through hands-on volunteerism.
Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:
- Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive each year for mothers or female guardians and their daughters in 6th grade at the time of the Membership Drive. Membership is also open to 7th-9th grade at the discretion of the Midlothian Chapter Board and depend on current class size at the time of the Membership Drive.
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Member in our Chapter. We can and will help connect you with a sponsor and co-sponsor, if needed. You do not need to know someone to join our chapter.
- Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside or attend schools in the following counties: Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, Powhatan and the City of Richmond
If you know a current member of the Midlothian Chapter, ask her about our Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline.
If you do not know someone in our Chapter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any question you might have.
We ask that all interested mothers and daughters begin the membership process by review our chapter’s PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER PACKET for the 2023-2024 NCL year, then submitting the following MEMBERSHIP INQUIRY FORM
This will allow us to provide you with further details about the membership application process and timeline.
Thank you for your interest in our NCL, Inc. – Midlothian Chapter. We look forward to meeting you!
Membership Drive Information: Our Membership Drive for the 2023-2024 IS NOW CLOSED.
Please fill out the membership inquiry form so that we can share information about our upcoming informational sessions. These virtual sessions allow us to share information about our organization so that you can decide if it is a good fit for you family.
After you complete the member inquiry form, you will receive information about attending one of our virtual open houses to answer any questions and to review our Chapter requirements, share our philanthropy partnerships, discuss leadership opportunities and explain our cultural connections.
We encourage interested members to wait until after attending an open house meeting to submit an application.
Once you have reviewed our Chapter requirements for membership, and attended an open house meeting, please complete and submit our Membership Application.
Application deadline: February 1, 2023
Notification of Acceptance or regret: March 1, 2023
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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
- Autism Society-Central Virginia
- Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
- Change the World RVA
- Chesterfield Food Bank
- Cinderella Dreams
- Communities In Schools
- Connor’s Heroes
- Disaster Response
- HandsOn Greater Richmond
- Housing Families First
- James River Association
- Keep Chesterfield Beautiful
- NCL, Inc. – Midlothian Chapter
- Operation Gratitude
- Richmond Animal League
- Richmond Folk Festival
- Richmond Habitat for Humanity
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Richmond
- Shalom Farms
- Special Olympics Virginia
- Spring Arbor of Salisbury
- The Doorways
- The Giving Heart
- Underground Kitchen Community First
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Ashley Mann
- Secretary: Anna Redding
- Treasurer: Casey Stapleton
- Parliamentarian: Kristen Hebert
- Vice President Membership: Leslie Stanley
- Vice President Philanthropy: Amber Johnson
- Vice President New Members: Adrienne Foster
- Vice President Ticktockers: Heidi Schleider
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Courtney Fleming
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.
As one of the Three Pillars of the NCL, Inc. Experience, the Leadership Development pillar’s overall goal is to:
“Maximize our daughters potential to be a confident role model by embracing “who you are” which empowers your personal sense of purpose and allows our daughters to be an advocate for others.”
The NCL, Inc. Experience provides a year-by-year guide which is designed to educate Ticktockers and expose them to a variety of leadership experiences and opportunities which encourage a commitment to learning, increased social competencies and a positive identity.
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.
We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Some of the cultural experiences that our chapter engages in include:
- Annual Chapter Tea
- Annual Senior Recognition Event
- Attending Plays, Musical and Dance Performances
- Visiting Museums and Aquariums
- Participating in Cultural Cooking Classes
It is through these types of experiences that our members develop into well-rounded individuals, constantly aiming to learn, grow, explore and lead with open hearts and humble service to others.
See what our Members are up to!
Without a doubt, the actions of our Chapter members are what make this organization unique and impactful! Our Patronesses and Ticktockers are committed to making a difference throughout our community and developing strong women leaders who will impact our community today and for generations to come.
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