About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Murrieta-Temecula 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 the Temecula or the Murrieta areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Murrieta-Temecula aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

As a relatively new Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., we are excited about our mission and activities and actively growing our Chapter’s membership, partnered philanthropies and impact on those we serve.

We established in 2016, by our founders Dina Gomez and Jenni Holland, with nearly 100 mothers and daughters  and currently have over 180 members, we are establishing roots in our community, looking inward to cultivate the mother-daughter relationship and outward to improve the lives of people in our local communities.

Murrieta-Temecula Chapter   serves local non-profits in the greater Inland Valley and are always looking for new opportunities to make a change in our community. We are continuing to grow and accept membership for mothers and daughters who reside or attend school in the cities of Murrieta or Temecula and  surrounding areas.

By subscribing to the NCL, Inc. Mission, we believe that the NCL Experience — comprised of the Three Pillars of Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Enrichment — inspire and empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.

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.

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:

  • A Place for all Pieces
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Backpacks For Change
  • Big Hearts for Little Hearts
  • City of Murrieta
  • Community Food Pantry of Murrieta
  • Community Mission of Hope
  • Cultivating Inclusion
  • Disaster Response
  • Foster All
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Jacob’s House
  • MCAS Camp Pendleton
  • Murrieta Public Library
  • Murrieta-Temecula Chapter
  • Oak Grove Center
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project Touch
  • Retrievers and Friends
  • Rotary Club Murrieta
  • Rotary Club Temecula
  • Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation

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: Karen Quinlan
  • President Elect: Lisa Winberg
  • Secretary: Melissa Donley
  • Treasurer: Dana Miller
  • Parliamentarian: Victoria Coghill
  • Vice President Communications: Kimberlee Van Houten
  • Vice President Membership: Rebecca Larkins
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Melissa Petrone
  • Vice President New Members: Jennifer Flanagan
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Shannon Bodmer
  • Sustainer Liaison: Carla Lund
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Jennifer Molloy

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.

Some of our favorite cultural experiences:

Plays/ musicals


Art Museums

Cultural festivals

Dance Performances

Folk Art

Other Opportunities

Our Chapter also has many opportunities to share in fun activities as a chapter as well.

Chapter Tea

Our annual tea is a tradition passed down in the history of our organization. We are able to enjoy each other’s company while teaching our girls etiquette and networking. We also have our junior fashion show at our tea each year.


Senior Recognition

At the end of each year we celebrate our seniors and present awards to our members. It is a time of reflection and celebration for the chapter.

Little/Big Sister Program

Our older girls mentor and guide our younger girls during their first 3 years of the program. The littles and bigs share some meetings and fun activities. This year we did a sock exchange!