About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Orange/Villa Park 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 the cities of Orange or Villa Park or reside within the Orange Unified School District attendance area or have daughters attending Orange Unified Schools or any other school in the City of Orange, City of Villa Park, or St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Orange/Villa Park aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Our Orange/Villa Park Chapter currently has approximately 240 mother-daughter members in grades 7 through 12, who perform more than 6,600 hours of hands-on volunteer service for over 20 charities and non-profit organizations in the Orange County community each year. Through this work, NCL, Inc., Orange/Villa Park Chapter develops socially responsible community leaders, who have a positive impact on the communities in which they live.
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Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Disaster Response
- Jessie Rees Foundation (NEGU)
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Miracle for Kids
- National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- National League of Young Men
- Operation Gratitude
- ORANGE HOME GROWN
- Orange Public Library and History Center
- Orange Public Library Foundation
- President: Christine Samson
- President Elect: Bonnie Elliott
- Secretary: Alicia Yoast
- Treasurer: Carolyn Mitchell
- Parliamentarian: Christine Morrell
- Vice President Communications: Katie Silberman
- Vice President Membership: Rene Thompson
- Vice President Philanthropy: Sumiko Schimmel
- Vice President Provisionals: Tamara Dunst
- Vice President Ticktockers: Cynthia Delaney
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Debi Ohman
Through our service, our annual events, and our program’s Six-Year Plan, National Charity League, Inc. Orange/Villa Park Chapter promotes cultural values and traditions that help shape our members and strengthen our commitment to the community.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions, such as our Chapter Tea, which honors the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders who are dedicated to serve the community.
- Community Connections – As mothers and daughters, we build connections through experiences that shape and support our lives.
Some of the cultural experiences in which our Orange/Villa Park Chapter engages include:
- Musical – 7th Grade
- Theatre – 8th Grade
- Symphony – 9th Grade
- Museums/Gardens – 10th Grade
- Art – 11th Grade
- Dance – 12th Grade
Our Chapter Fashion Show is an annual event that raises funds for our approved Chapter philanthropies. It is hosted by our 11th grade class and the daughters are the featured models. All proceeds from the event are distributed based on our philanthropies needs in the community and then decided by the 11th grade daughters, who then personally deliver the checks to the philanthropies. The Fashion Show is one of our most fun-filled and memorable events of the year! Learn more about the 2022 Fashion Show here
The six year Mother-Daughter experience culminates in a ceremony for the 12th graders called Senior Recognition. Senior Recognition is a formal dinner/dance, celebrating the successful completion of the Senior daughters’ Six-Year Plan which emphasizes social and cultural training; leadership development; and the commitment of many philanthropic hours to the community. Orange/Villa Park Chapter hosts our Senior Recognition each year in the spring; this event has come to signify the daughters’ entrance into the adult world, celebrates her accomplishments and service in National Charity League, Inc.