About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Oakland-Piedmont 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 or the Ticktocker shall attend school in either Oakland or Piedmont. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Oakland-Piedmont aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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:

  • Alameda County Food Bank
  • Alzheimers Association
  • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
  • American Red Cross
  • Aspire Education Project
  • Berkeley’s Animal Shelter
  • Blue Star Moms Alameda-Piedmont-Oakland Chapter
  • California Costal Commission
  • Catholic Charities of the East Bay: Project Joybells
  • Children Rising
  • Children’s Support League of the East Bay
  • DreamCatcher Youth Services
  • Dress Best for Less
  • Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
  • East Bay Agency for Children
  • East Bay SPCA
  • Eden Hospital ICU Support
  • Elizabeth House
  • Faith Network of the East Bay
  • First Place for Youth
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
  • Garden Conservancy
  • George Mark Children’s House
  • Girls Inc. of Alameda County
  • It Takes A Village
  • Junior Center of Art and Science
  • Medshare
  • National Wear Red Day
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Oakland Public Education Fund (Dressed by West & Bulldog Closet)
  • Oakland Zoo
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Piedmont Gardens
  • Project Peace
  • Rebuilding Together Oakland
  • Safe Passages
  • Special Olympics of Northern California
  • St. Mark’s Dinner for the Homeless
  • St. Mary’s Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul Alameda County

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: Jennifer Walwark
  • President Elect: Danielle Crawford
  • Secretary: Lisa Kinoshita
  • Treasurer: Tracy Lafontaine
    Melissa Wilk
  • Parliamentarian: Katie Gudiksen
  • Vice President Communications: Amelia Driscoll
  • Vice President Membership: Minjeong Kim
    Elizabeth Watson
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Lisa Kennedy
  • Vice President Provisionals: Sarah Holt
    Michelle Cole
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Stacy Rollo

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.