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 to Minnesota from Colorado, Lori Anne pooled a group of incredibly capable women to form the founding board of NCL North Woods, serving the western suburbs of Minneapolis.  Together, these amazing women shared the benefits and joys of NCL with their friends, joining together to form the 239th chapter of the NCL network. Since that time, our membership and our philanthropy partners have grown exponentially, and we are excited to continue grow the chapter to its capacity. 

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Our annual membership drive begins in January of each year and extends until early March. For any questions regarding this timing, membership, requests for transfers, or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at nclnw.membership@gmail.com 

If you would like to see our members in action, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Membership is available for mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12). Prospective members ideally should apply in their daughter’s 6th grade year, although there may be room for membership in older grades (depending on space available) through the 10th grade. 

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • CROSS Services
  • CycleHealth Kid Powered Fitness
  • Disaster Response
  • Folkestone
  • Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners
  • Mobile Hope
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest
  • Senior Community Services
  • Special Olympics of Minnesota
  • The Green Crew
  • Warrior Dog Rescue

National Philanthropies:

  • Alzheimer’s Assocation
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross

 

Local Philanthropies:

  • CROSS Services
  • CycleHealth Kid Powered Fitness
  • Disaster Response
  • Folkestone Senior Living
  • Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners
  • Mobile Hope
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest
  • Senior Community Services
  • Special Olympics Minnesota
  • The Green Crew
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Warrior Dog Rescue

Each philanthropy provides a variety of opportunities for mothers and daughters to work together to support their community. The time spent together while helping others is often cited as one of the most impactful legacies of NCL membership.

Leadership Development

  • President: Nikki Kietzer
  • Secretary: Gretchen Nelson
  • Treasurer: Lindsay Backer
  • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Alstead
  • Vice President Membership: Samantha Muldoon
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jeanett Sanders
    Jill Kieser
  • Vice President Provisionals: Morgan Anderson
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Dana Olson
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Amy Snook

Each NCL Chapter is committed to nurturing confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships.

 

 

Cultural Experiences