North Woods

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., North Woods 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 Maple Grove, Plymouth, Wayzata, and the area northwest of Minneapolis. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, North Woods aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Our History:

NCL North Woods was formed in 2017 thanks to the initiative and energy of our first Chapter President, Lori Anne Emlong. After moving away from her chapter in Colorado, Lori Anne and her daughter quickly joined the West Lakes Chapter in Minnesota. Adding another commitment to an already stressful new environment proved to be overwhelming, and Lori Anne and her daughter decided to take a break from the organization. A very short time later, the duo realized how much they missed serving their community together, and proposed starting a new chapter closer to their home in the NW Minneapolis suburbs. Lori Anne pooled a group of incredibly capable women to form the founding board of NCL North Woods. Together, these amazing women shared the benefits and joys of NCL with their friends, forming the 239th chapter we know today.

Join Our Chapter

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

  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • CROSS
  • Folkestone Senior Living
  • Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest
  • Senior Community Services
  • Special Olympics of Minnesota
  • The Kindness Campaign

Leadership Development

  • President: Kelley Barrett
  • Secretary: Pam Shaver
  • Treasurer: Lisa Mayberry
  • Parliamentarian: Renee Riviere
  • Vice President Communications: Nancy Gnos
  • Vice President Membership: Jenny Bruce
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Paula Huettner
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Janet Johnson
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Nikki Kietzer

In the North Woods chapter, we strongly encourage our members to practice their leadership skills through multiple opportunities in committees, meetings and community events. No matter the temperament, there will be a place for you to grow and guide others.

Cultural Experiences