About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Montgomery Monarchs 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 North Montgomery County or have a daughter who attends school in Montgomery Independent School District. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Montgomery Monarchs aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Our history is: The Montgomery Monarchs Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was started in 1999. Becky Mitchell, having been a previous member of the Yellow Rose Chapter, relocated to the Montgomery area and was the key person in the creation of our Chapter. In April 2001, the Montgomery Monarch Chapter was formally chartered by NCL, Inc. during the National Convention. Since then, our Chapter has grown to over 300 mothers and daughters. We enjoy small-town life amid bluebonnet-covered prairies and the pine-forested shores of Lake Conroe not far from the urban delights of Houston. We are proud to support a variety of area non-profit organizations, including food banks, libraries, and senior centers.
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.
More Information Regarding Membership into our Montgomery Monarchs Chapter
We are always looking for new members to join our Chapter. Our Membership drive begins in the fall of the sixth grade year for the prospective ticktocker (daughter) and patroness (mother). A prospective patroness (new member) must have one sponsor, or two co-sponsors who are current members of NCL, Inc, Montgomery Monarchs Chapter. The sponsor will let the Chapter know about your interest in membership.
The prospective patroness will attend a new member meeting, where requirements and expectations are discussed as well as specific information about our Chapter and the next steps in the Membership process. After the meeting, the prospective patroness will discuss with her sponsor and co-sponsor whether or not she would like to proceed with membership.
A formal application will need to be completed by the sponsor, co-sponsor and prospective patroness. Once all applications are complete, a selection process will take place. We would like to accept all applicants; unfortunately, membership is limited, and not all who apply are guaranteed a place in the chapter. For more information on membership in the Montgomery Monarchs Chapter, please contact the Membership Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a Membership Inquiry Form here.
Characteristics of a Good NCL Member
She will make membership in NCL, Inc. a priority for herself and her daughter(s).
She is a “team player” and will accept the decision of the majority.
She is able and willing to be a role model for all members.
She is willing and able to actively participate in the operation and/or administration of her Chapter by holding leadership positions each year, as Chapter needs dictate. Each year the Provisional will hold a job and have committee responsibilities.
She understands the importance of all three pillars of NCL, Inc.—philanthropic, leadership and cultural.
She understands and is willing to commit the time to fulfill the specific attendance, job/committee, philanthropic, league and committee obligations of her NCL, Inc. Chapter.
She understands the importance of a positive attitude, professional communication and constructive problem solving in all NCL, Inc. matters.
She is focused on the philosophical ideals of NCL, Inc., rather than any associated prestige or status.
She fully understands and is willing to meet the financial obligations associated with NCL, Inc. Membership.
She will make an extra effort to become acquainted with all Chapter members.
She understands that by virtue of being a member of a local Chapter, she is affiliated with a National federated system, which requires adherence to National standards and policies at all times and mandates belief in the core values of National Charity League, Inc.
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
- Angel Tree
- Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas
- Assistance League of Montgomery County
- Bridgewood Farms
- Caring for America
- Cedar Brake Park
- Children’s Safe Harbor
- Community Assistance Center
- Forever Faithful Ranch
- Grammy’s Cookie Convoy
- Hope’s Bridge Resource Center
- HUGG (HandUp Global Goods)
- Kailee Mills Foundation
- Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County
- Montgomery County Food Bank
- Montgomery County Library System
- Montgomery County Women’s Center
- Montgomery Historic Society
- Operation Gratitude
- Project Linus The Woodlands
- Relay for Life-American Cancer Society
- Rotary Club – Lake Conroe
- Salvation Army
- Special Olympics
- The Kindness Campaign
- The Senior Center in Montgomery
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: Lisa Pinz
- President Elect: Annette Smith
- Secretary: Michelle Almaraz
- Treasurer: Amy Wallingford
- Parliamentarian: Amy Payne
- Vice President Communications: Pati Burns
- Vice President Membership: April Hagen
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lisa Carr
- Vice President Philanthropy: Crystal Parrott
- Vice President Provisionals: Brook Reppond
- Vice President Ticktockers: Mallory Kirby
- Sustainer Liaison: Renee Kremheller
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.
Our Montgomery Monarch Chapter is directly aligned with NCL Inc.’s Mission, Vision and Core Values which are:
To foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. will develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness
Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead
Nurturing through mentorship
Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
Providing depth of support in local communities
Integrity and excellence in everything we do