Orange/Villa Park

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 nearly 300 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.

Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year.
We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, along with holding a Sustainer Event.

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Beyond Blindness
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Casa Teresa
  • Caterina’s Club
  • Friendly Center
  • Friends of the Villa Park Library
  • Giving Children Hope
  • Hemopet
  • HERO for Kids Foundation
  • Knots of Love
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • NEGU
  • Operation Valentine District V Event
  • Orange County Parks & Beaches
  • Orange Public Library and History Center
  • Orange Public Library Foundation
  • Orange Senior Center
  • Orangewood
  • Ronald McDonald House of Orange County
  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • Second Harvest
  • Susan G. Komen
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • THINK Together
  • Villa Park Community Services Foundation
  • Working Wardrobes

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: 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

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.

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

Fashion Show

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


Senior Recognition

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.