Monterey Bay

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Monterey Bay 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 the Monterey Bay Peninsula and Salinas areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Monterey Bay aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

National Charity League, Inc., (NCL) is a non-profit organization of mothers and daughters in grades 7-12.  We are a mother/daughter organization made up of chapters engaged in community service within the framework of very high standards.  Our purpose is to foster a sense of community responsibility in the girls as well as to strengthen the mother/daughter relationship.  

The Monterey Bay Chapter’s mission statement is:  To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.

NCL has three components:  Philanthropy, Culture and Leadership.   

Monterey Bay Chapter was chartered in 1991 and has over 200 active members.


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.

We invite you to consider membership in the NCL, Inc., Monterey Bay Chapter. 

Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

Timeline Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October-March each year for daughters in grades 6th-9th at the time of the Membership Drive.

Residence A prospective member must reside in Monterey County.

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:

  • Alliance on Aging
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Sur Marathon Foundation
  • Blue Zones Project
  • Community Partnership for Youth (CPY)
  • Disaster Response
  • Dorothy’s Place
  • Equine Healing Collaborative
  • Food Bank for Monterey County
  • Kinship Center
  • Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula
  • Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
  • MY Museum
  • Nancy’s Project
  • Operation Care & Comfort (OCC)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pass the Word Ministry
  • Rancho Cielo
  • Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula
  • Save our Shores (Carmel Resident’s Association)
  • SPCA for Monterey County
  • Sun Street Centers
  • Tatum’s Garden
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • YWCA Monterey County

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.  

Monterey Bay Chapter philanthropy partners:

  • AIM
  • Alliance on Aging
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Big Sur International Marathon
  • Carmel Residents Association/Save our Shores
  • Community Partnership for Youth
  • Dorothy’s Place
  • Equine Healing Collaborative
  • First Night Monterey
  • Food Bank
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
  • Juneteenth
  • Kinship Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • MY Museum
  • Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild
  • Nancy’s Project
  • Operation Care and Comfort
  • Pass the Word
  • Rancho Cielo
  • Salvation Army
  • SPCA
  • Sun Street Center
  • Tatum’s Garden
  • YWCA

We have made an impact on our community! 

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:

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.

Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year! We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer event.

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.

Cultural enrichment is one of the three pillars of the NCL Experience. As future leaders, we continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. 

Monterey Bay Chapter’s partial list of cultural experiences:

  • Annual Father/Daughter class event
  • Annual Mother/Daughter Tea
  • Annual Senior Recognition Luncheon
  • Performing arts shows: dance, theatre, musicals, drama, and more