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?  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.

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

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:

  • Adopt-A-Street
  • Assistance League of Phoenix
  • AZ Helping Hands
  • Check for a Lump!
  • Desert Mission Food Bank
  • Growing Together… a Giving Garden
  • HomeBase Youth Services
  • Hope Women’s Center
  • Mountain View Elementary Adopt-a-Family
  • One Step Beyond Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • The Joy Bus

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: Shelly-Ann Chang
  • President Elect: Alexandra Kaprosy
  • Secretary: Jennifer Gray
  • Treasurer: Dawn Wallace
    Jennie Gwinn
  • 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

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

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.

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