About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., North Austin 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 north Austin and the surrounding Austin area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, North Austin aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The National Charity League, Inc. North Austin Chapter held its first informational meeting in August 2012 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Northwest Austin.
The demand for the National Charity League, Inc. in Austin was so high that three Expansion Chapters emerged: North Austin, Lake Travis and Treaty Oak. In July of 2013, North Austin opened its doors to Patroness and Ticktocker members for 7th-12th grade.
North Austin officially chartered in April of 2015 and was recognized at the National Charity League, Inc. Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. At that time, North Austin became the 5th chapter in Austin and the 188th chapter in the country to charter.
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
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
FALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Its our favorite time of the year when we get to welcome new members into our Chapter.
We hold our Annual Membership Drive for incoming 7th graders for Fall 2021 that will graduate in year 2027. Prospective Members also need reside in North Austin and the surrounding Austin areas.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Those who will embrace all three pillars of our Mission as well as our Core Values:
- Honoring the mother-daughter bond by together learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness
- Nurturing through mentorship
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion
- Providing depth of support in local communities
- Integrity and excellence in everything we do
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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.
Some of the philanthropies we work with are:
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Jill Sandal
- President Elect: Amy Coplen
- Secretary: Ashley McCarthy
- Treasurer: Veronica Garza
- Parliamentarian: Christina Westbrook
- Vice President Communications: Arin Reid
- Vice President Membership: Sandy Parent
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Tracy Defendorf
- Vice President Philanthropy: DeDe Schatz
- Vice President Provisionals: Amy Wagner
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jill Collins
- Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Sassarini
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.
A note from the Chapter Founder
The idea for the North Austin Chapter started by a simple phone call to Paige Polishook, my dear friend and confidant. Both Paige and I were interested in joining NCL, however, there were only 4 chapters in Austin in 2012 and the interest from other families in the Austin area to join was overwhelming. I asked Paige to partner with me to start a new chapter in Austin. She agreed and from there, I sought out strong leaders and representatives from the Leander and Round Rock ISD to form the North Austin Board of Directors and they were:
Susie Reiter President (2013-2015)
Paige Polishook VP Philanthropy (2013-2014)/
President Elect (2014- 2015)
Sherry Lass VP Membership (2013-2015)
Kerri Ball VP Ticktockers (2013-2015)
Rhona Hsu VP Philanthropy (2014-2016)
Michelle Long VP Patroness Activities (2013-2015)
Stefanie Zoller VP Communications (2013-2015)
Laurie Evans Secretary (2013-2014)
Sandra Grosvenor Secretary (2014-2015)
Kathleen Pasquarette Treasurer (2013-2015)
Carol Osborne Parliamentarian (2013-2015)
Mary Healy Expansion Chapter Advisor (2013-2015)
These women that became our Board of Directors came from many different backgrounds. Some were leaders in the professional community and held roles of Vice Presidents from various companies and others were mothers with strong leadership skills that were the professional volunteers for their children’s school and community. With the various backgrounds, these women came together as a force to execute the NCL Mission of fostering the Mother/Daughter relationship through leadership, philanthropy and cultural experience. It was a privilege to serve with these women and such an empowering experience. I am proud to call these women friends and co-founders of the North Austin Chapter. What a beautiful legacy we leave behind as role models for our daughters and empowering insightful experiences for the future Mothers and Daughters who become active members of the North Austin Chapter.
Susie M. Reiter