About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Monarch 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 Lake Forest (or South of Irvine) to San Clemente, the Laguna/Dana Coast to east Mission Viejo/Ladera Ranch; not including Coto de Caza or Dove Canyon. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Monarch aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our chapter has over 250+ active members and a thriving local sustainer group made up of moms and daughters who have graduated from the NCL program. Our meetings and events are held in south Orange County, typically in the San Clemente / San Juan Capistrano / Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo areas. Each year our chapter hosts a Fashion Show fundraiser with proceeds supporting our mission-based activities, partner philanthropies, and scholarships for college bound women. We also host a Senior Recognition in 12th grade to honor the growth of the mother-daughter bond and friendships made during the 6 year journey. 


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.

Our membership drive for the 2024/2025 chapter year is now open for girls graduating in class of 2030 for 30 spots (incoming 7th graders) and class of 2028 for 9 spots (incoming 9th graders).  This is based on Monarch Chapter availability. Please fill out the membership inquiry form above and click this link to RSVP for a Prospective Member Meeting. To receive an application link, you must attend one of our two prospective member meetings on either January 25th or February 12th. 

Please note: NCL, Inc. (our national organization) only accepts incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade girls, and now limits all class sizes to a maximum of 30 girls per class. Open classes for membership are based on each year’s availability with our chapter’s current class sizes. 

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
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Augie’s Quest to Cure ALS
  • Beyond Blindness
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
  • Casa Romantica
  • Community Outreach Alliance (COA)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Dana Point Festival of Whales
  • Dana Point Turkey Trot
  • Disaster Response
  • Extraordinary Lives Foundation
  • Family Assistance Ministries (FAM)
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Homefront America
  • Illumination Foundation
  • Jessie Rees Foundation/NEGU
  • Laguna Playhouse
  • Laura’s House
  • Live Like Jojo
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mission Hospital Foundation
  • Mission Viejo Library
  • Ocean Institute of Dana Point
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Interdependence
  • Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
  • Pretend City
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room at Mission Hospital
  • Saddles in Service
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Shadetree Partnership
  • Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
  • South County Outreach
  • Special Camp for Special Kids
  • Special Olympics OC
  • Surfrider Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen For the Cure

We work directly with 30+ local and national philanthropy organizations and have a variety of volunteering opportunities available daily for moms and daughters.  


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: Stacy Englhard
  • President Elect: Lisa Priggs
  • Secretary: Carrie Kitcher
  • Treasurer: Amy Spragg
  • Parliamentarian: Sarah Parsons
  • Vice President Communications: Lisa Priggs
  • Vice President Membership: Christy Boyer
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amy Piil
  • Vice President New Members: Elizabeth Jansen
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Nicole Queen
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Nicole Lanfranco

Our leadership goal is to empower women with the skills and confidence to mentor and lead. Each of our members hold a chapter job or leadership position each year. We teach the girls how to run their class meetings, plan events, and pass motions starting in 7th grade. For the moms, there are opportunities to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors, chair or participate in committees, and help plan and run our chapter events like the Fashion Show, Chapter Tea and Senior Recognition.

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.

NCL Monarch Scholarship Application

NCL Monarch 2024 Scholarship Application now open through February 20, 2024

NCL, Inc. Monarch Chapter provides scholarship funds to local high school senior girls who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, philanthropic volunteerism and leadership, in-line with our Chapter core values. Applications are now open and will be accepted through February 20, 2024 from college-bound seniors attending the following schools:

  • Dana Hills High School
  • Mission Viejo High School
  • San Juan Hills High School
  • JSerra Catholic High School
  • Capistrano Valley Christian High School

Other eligibility requirements include: 

  • Female
  • College-bound
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • 80+ community service hours
  • Not a National Charity League, Inc. member, past or present, of any chapter
  • You may only apply to one NCL, Inc. chapter scholarship program 

NCL Monarch Scholarship Application 2024 URL:

Donations to our Scholarship Fund can be made directly below:

2023 Scholarship Recipients