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
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:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Assistance League of Phoenix
- Ballet AZ
- Desert Mission Food Bank
- Disaster Response
- Furnishing Dignity
- National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
- Ronald McDonald House
- President: Shelly-Ann Chang
- President Elect: Alexandra Kaprosy
- Secretary: Jennifer Gray
- Treasurer: Dawn Wallace
- Parliamentarian: Susan Kankaras-Borchik
- Vice President Communications: Julie Alejandro
- Vice President Membership: Kristen Solheim
- Vice President Philanthropy: Tamara Johndrow
- Vice President Provisionals: Shannon Dowdall
- Vice President Ticktockers: Alison Tymkiw
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Claudia Olson
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.
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