About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., North Dallas 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 Dallas and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, North Dallas aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
With over 20 years of history as a chapter, and over 200 members, we have, over the years established a wealth of knowledge and traditions. From Summer kick-off meetings, Holiday Philanthropy events and our annual Chapter Tea, Style Show and Senior Presentation, these occasions are cherished by our members as they experience this exciting 6 year journey with us. Through these events, we come together as a family to celebrate the successes of our members and to recognize them for all they contribute to our Chapter and to the Community at large.
THE NCL EXPERIENCE
The NCL Experience is a unique and rewarding six-year journey for 7th-12th graders (Ticktockers) and their moms (Patronesses). During this journey, three pillars of growth are emphasized:
To achieve this, as a 100% volunteer organization, membership in our chapter requires a commitment of time and service, and a financial responsibility. All Patronesses have a chapter job each year and actively participate to ensure the success of our chapter and the continued growth of our daughters.
Ticktockers are divided into classes, based on their high school graduation year, and have a role to play as well. Through their officer or chair position for their class, they learn how to conduct meetings, set goals, speak in public, plan events, and much more, with the coaching and support of Patronesses serving as Grade Level Advisors (GLAs).
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
The North Dallas Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. has begun our membership drive for the 2021-2022 year. We are accepting applications for girls currently in 6th grade to 8th grade. Only a limited amount of spots are available in each grade. If you have a daughter or daughters in those grades, we invite you to come and learn about this exceptional six-year mother/daughter program encouraging mentorship, cultural development and philanthropic leadership.
Prospective Members do need to be sponsored by a current chapter member, so we invite you to one of our informational sessions to learn about our chapter and meet our members.
If you know someone in the North Dallas Chapter, talk to her about the program and Membership obligations. If you do not know someone in our Chapter, and want to learn more fill out the information on our Membership Inquiry Form and our VP of Membership will reach out to you.
Membership applications are accepted beginning October 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021
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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.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- Arthritis Foundation – North Texas Division
- Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls
- Cody’s Friends Rescue
- Emily’s Place
- Friday Nite Friends
- Frisco Family Services
- National Initiative – American Heart Association
- National Initiative – Operation Gratitude
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- North Park Trains
- Operation Kindness
- Project Linus Blankets
- Ronald McDonald House Dallas
- Special Olympics Texas
- Sunrise Senior Living: Plano Location
- Susan G. Komen Dallas
- Tango Tab Feed the City
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (Presby)
- The Storehouse of Collin County (Seven Loaves)
For the year of 2019-20, our chapter contributed over 5700 hours to our philanthropy partners. Some of the events we supported included Back to School Drives and Snack Drives benefitting Frisco Family Services and The Storehouse of Collin County respectively. We also partnered with Tango Tab Feed the City to produce almost 5000 meals in one hour, to feed the hungry in our community. Additionally, we participated with Tango Tab Feed the City in their Guinness Book of World Record Event where 57,662 sandwiches were made in February of 2019. We were also voted the best rest stop by the National MS Society during their MS 150 Event.
NCL North Dallas is also honored to be a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes incredible individuals who are committed to a high level of volunteer and service.
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: Michelle Finnerty
- President Elect: Kimberly Sanders
- Secretary: Kerri Culhane
- Treasurer: Jennifer Keierleber
- Parliamentarian: Beth Monson
- Vice President Communications: Imy Hoang
- Vice President Membership: Julie Murphy
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lisa Seay
- Vice President Philanthropy: Amy Willerson Suerth
- Vice President Provisionals: Amy Richmond
- Vice President Ticktockers: Crystal Zakarian
THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE
The six-year NCL Experience provides our daughters with leadership opportunities that are often difficult for middle school and high school girls to find. Each Ticktocker has a chair or officer position for the year, and as their class works together to conduct monthly meetings, they gain confidence and valuable leadership skills such as organizational skills, event planning, parliamentary procedure, consensus and team building, effective communication strategies and budget management.
By working together, volunteering together, and participating in an annual Ticktocker retreat, our daughters develop a sense of ownership, responsibility, and camaraderie in their journey.
THE PATRONESS EXPERIENCE
As a community of volunteers, each Patroness is required to hold a position to support our chapter which in turn supports the journey of our Ticktockers into future leaders who will have a positive impact on their community. With over 100 different job roles in the chapter, Patronesses get to choose a job role that compliments their talents and skillset thus crafting the future of their NCL chapter. Facilitating our daughters’ leadership skill development is an integral part of NCL. Watching our daughters grow into strong, capable, and compassionate women is one of the most rewarding aspects of the NCL experience. It is a journey well worth traveling.
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.
Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. These include the following:
Mother & Daughter Tea and Awards – a treasured tradition for our chapter and an annual recognition of achievements.
Junior Style Show – a celebration of each Ticktocker’s individual style and an opportunity to demonstrate poise and confidence in a public setting.
Senior Presentation – a cherished celebration of a Ticktocker’s completed NCL experience, the growth she has achieved, and the priceless memories she has gathered along the way.
In addition to our chapter events that provide opportunities for our Ticktockers to apply appropriate etiquette and graciousness in social settings, our six-year program also specifies a different cultural enrichment focus each year. Cultural Experiences include a wide variety of events, including, but not limited to Ballet, Musicals, Performing Arts, Museum, Garden or Cuisine exploration.
Through these experiences, our daughters gain a broader view of the world, respect for different cultures, and an appreciation for the efforts involved within each form of art.