About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Moonlight 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 North San Diego County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Moonlight aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc., Moonlight Chapter is a group of  mothers and daughters who are committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.  We serve 24 philanthropies in the North San Diego County. 

Whether we are working together in the community, training our daughters to become leaders, or attending a cultural event or fine arts performance, we never forget that the mother­-daughter bond is the basis for what we do. Side by side, we share our six year NCL experience with hundreds of mothers and daughters in our Chapter. At the end of the six years, most of our daughters have contributed hundreds of hours to philanthropy work and are prepared to enter our community as thoughtful, strong women.

The NCL Experience changes lives by inspiring and empowering women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.

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.

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., Moonlight Chapter. Why Join NCL?

Our chapter focuses on serving our philanthropy partners in our community while building the mother-daughter relationship. Mothers and daughters work together as volunteers to support the community while developing as leaders and role models.

If you would like information on how to join our chapter, contact us.

Thank you again for your interest in our NCL, Inc., Moonlight Chapter.

Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

• Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October to mid January each year for mothers and their daughters in grades 6th-9th at the time of the Membership Drive.

Initially formed in 2017, the Moonlight Chapter was chartered at the National Convention in April 2019.  The chapter’s 250 plus membership of Patronesses (mothers) , Ticktockers (daughters), and Sustainers reside in north San Diego County and partner with over 24 philanthropies to serve and support our local community.  Through our league and philanthropic work today, we hope to build mothers and daughters of strong character who will help make the world a better place tomorrow.


Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • #GivingTuesday
  • American Heart Association
  • Gently Hugged
  • Honor Flight San Diego
  • National Philanthropy Program (NPP)
  • NCL, Inc. Virtual Events
  • Operation Gratitude
  • San Diego Blood Bank
  • San Diego Botanic Gardens
  • The Kindness Campaign (TKC)

As NCL members we cherish the time we spend with our daughters and our many friends that we meet along the way, but the heart of National Charity League is being a contributing part of our community.

The Moonlight Chapter is blessed with generous members who give of their time and talents to our many philanthropies.  We work diligently each year to serve and honor the NCL mission to be of service to our philanthropies. These range from feeding the homeless at the Fill-a-Belly to ushering at Moonlight Theater. We work very hard to offer our members a wide variety of volunteering opportunities that allow us all to get out into our community and meet new people and expose our daughters to a variety of non-profit organizations to instill in them the values of NCL which include dedication, hard work and service.

Our chapter takes pride in the amount of time we spend each year working in our communities, but as they say, as we help others we often find we help ourselves. NCL creates well rounded young women who go on to continue the time honored tradition of compassion and service to those who are in need.  As mothers, we will forever cherish the memories of time spent working side by side with our growing daughters teaching them the values that we hold most dear. 

Each NCL, Inc. Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each chatper then supports it’s philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.  

Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

American Cancer Society (Relay for Life)

Best Buddies

Casa de Amparo

Camp Pendleton

The Elizabeth Hospice

FACE Foundation

Family Recovery Center


Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

Gently Hugged

Honor Flight San Diego

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Moonlight Cultural Foundation/Angels Auxiliary

Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society

Oceanside Museum of Art

The Princess Project

San Diego Blood Bank

San Diego Botanic Gardens

San Diego Dance Theater

San Diego Foster Angels


Solana Center

Sunrise Senior Living

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project

We CAN Food Drive


The Vice President of Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Committee continue to research and contact community philanthropies to determine where the Chapter can be of service. Contact our philanthropy team. 

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • President: Kristen Pruett
  • President Elect: Jennifer Capaci
  • Secretary: Christina Warmerdam
  • Treasurer: Jamie Eucker
    Dawn Bertozzi
  • Parliamentarian: Cindie McMahon
  • Vice President Communications: Caitlin Vanderlip
  • Vice President Membership: Joy Sheppard
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Virginia Lenac
    Rebecca Traverso
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Wendy Bartolome
  • Vice President Provisionals: Cyndi Darlington
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Leeuw

VP Ways and Means:
Crystal Thakkar

Immediate Past President:
Amy Brown

VP Standards, Hours, and Forms:
Janet Lombardi

Leadership Development for our Ticktockers (Daughters)

Our Chapter offers girls the opportunity to become leaders in a kind, supportive environment. With guidance from their Grade Level Advisers, each young woman takes a position in her class. Whether she is the President who calls the meeting to order and runs the meeting or she is the class Recording Secretary who prepares written “minutes” of the meeting, a young woman learns to get comfortable in leadership.  In fact, every young woman must serve as an officer in her class at least once during her six year experience as a Ticktocker.

As the mothers guide them, the daughters learn to lead the way. 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 world views that will shape and support our lives. 

The NCL Experience is a six-year plan designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence, and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age appropriate environment.

Cultural Experiences

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.

Each Ticktocker class selects and plans a cultural event to attend with their mothers.  The purpose is to develop community awareness and enjoy cultural diversity with their class.  Events may include music, art, drama, or dance performances as well as museum tours or restaurant experiences .

 Activities of our chapter include a wide range of the performing arts- theater, dance, choral arts, music and symphony, painting and sculpture. Our six-year “sampling” of the performing arts inspires our young women to have a life-long appreciation for art in our community. 


The Moonlight Chapter has received the White Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. We have completed our annual requirements and went above and beyond for our community. Th White Rose is a designation based on a chapter’s own self-motivation and goals to do more for themselves, their communities, philanthropies and the NCL organization. 

Chapters that attend NCL’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, run the six year Core Program and conduct the Tea and Senior Recognition events receive this award.