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

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.

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

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:

  • CycleHealth Kid Powered Fitness
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Green Crew
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Warrior Dog Rescue
  • 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

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • 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

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

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.