Moon Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Moon Valley 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 Phoenix Metropolitan area with an emphasis toward the Moon Valley region. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Moon Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Moon Valley Chapter was started in 1997.  We encompass members from a variety of public, private and charter schools in and around the Moon Valley area.  We are a vibrant and active chapter that was awarded the Outstanding Chartered Chapter in 2013.  The pin award program was developed by the Moon Valley Chapter for all chapters to recognize the accomplishments of their 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.

Membership drive for new members begins on November 1st.  We have prospective member meetings in November and December to find out more information about joining.  Applications are due by January 15th.

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:

  • Adopt-A-Street
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Assistance League of Phoenix
  • AZ Helping Hands
  • Back-to-School Clothing Drive
  • Ballet AZ
  • Banner Heath, Project CURE
  • Check for a Lump!
  • Desert Mission Food Bank
  • Disaster Response
  • Growing Together… a Giving Garden
  • HARTT
  • HomeBase Youth Services
  • Honor Health
  • Hope Women’s Center
  • Jaydie Lynn King Foundation
  • Mended Little Hearts
  • Military Assistance Mission
  • Moriah Cooperative
  • Mountain Sky Dress Quest
  • Mountain View Elementary Adopt-a-Family
  • One Step Beyond Inc.
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • School Connect
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • SunnySlope Elementary School
  • The Joy Bus

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: Alexandra Kaprosy
    Shelly-Ann Chang
  • President Elect: Cameryn Hennard
    Daryn Reavey
  • Secretary: Jackie Briggs
  • Treasurer: Dawn Wallace
  • Parliamentarian: Molly Kresin
    Susan Kankaras-Borchik
  • Vice President Communications: Mandie Benavidez
  • Vice President Membership: Jody Gordon
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Pam Hennard
  • Vice President New Members: Melanie Souder
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Jennifer Dunnion
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Annie Wingert
    Brooklynn Gwinn

We offer leadership opportunities each year for both our moms and daughters and we lead by example. Not only are the girls expected and encouraged to take on leadership roles in their respective grade levels but the moms model these skills by accepting and sharing her talents in chapter leadership roles as well.

In addition, we offer and host several meetings during the membership year and invite outstanding speakers at both the grade and chapter level to teach us about internet safety, bullying, time management skills, public speaking and interviewing skills, budgets and bank accounts and self-defense skills to name a few.

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.

The Moon Valley Chapter hosts an annual Chapter Tea in the spring and a Senior Recognition Event to celebrate the accomplishments of our Senior girls at the end of their NCL journey.

Our Chapter History

Our Founding President, Stephanie Chastain, after spending two years on the wait list to join the Phoenix Chapter of NCL, Inc., was asked if she would be willing to start a new chapter in the Phoenix area. Stephanie believed in the mission of NCL, and in spite of the hectic schedule that comes with raising three children, she gathered other women to share the commitment of starting a chapter in the Spring of 1997. At the National Conference in 2000, the Moon Valley Chapter was chartered.

They began philanthropic partnerships with five local organizations, three of which we are still working with today. In addition, the first Chapter Tea was held in the spring of 1998 along with a recognition event to celebrate leadership and service accomplishments. We are grateful for the vision of our founders and the commitment of all of our members since 1997.

 

Thank you to our Founding Members!

Stephanie, Michelle & Lauren Chastain

Bev, Linsey & Jocelyn Fong

Cathy & Katie Frye

Susan, Megan & Jennifer Haydukovich

Debbie & Jessie Maxwell

Teniesa & Tasha Moline

Celeste, Courney & Brittany Stiak