Oregon Rose

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Oregon Rose 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 northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. (Greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, including Vancouver, Washington.) Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Oregon Rose aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Each class has 25-30 mother-daughter teams, giving the chapter close to 150 Ticktockers and their Patroness Mothers.

Our Ticktockers attend schools in the Portland area including West Sylvan, Cedar Park, Robert Gray, Lincoln, Catlin Gabel, OES, Sunset, St. Mary’s, Wilson, Jesuit and Central Catholic.

Our membership drive happens once a year in January and February. Be sure to check back to our website for more information. Applications are typically due in early February.

The Oregon Rose Chapter has been serving the Portland community since 2005.

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

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


All obligations shall be in accordance with the Chapter Bylaws and Chapter Policies and Procedures.


Required hours for Patronesses and Ticktockers are listed below and must be completed in the 2020-2021 year.

Philanthropy Hours

Hour for hour credit is given for philanthropic service hours worked at a philanthropy activity conducted with an approved philanthropy partner.

League Hours

Patronesses and Ticktockers earn league hours when their work is directly related to the functioning of the Oregon Rose Chapter.  Examples of hours include: Chapter, Patroness, Regular or Board meetings; Grade Level Board meetings; Grade Level meetings; Committee meetings or job activities; Training meetings; Chapter events.


  • 15 Philanthropy and 10 League Hours



Grade 7: 15 Philanthropy Hours, 10 League Hours

Grade 8: 15 Philanthropy Hours, 10 League Hours

Grade 9: 15 Philanthropy Hours, 15 League Hours

Grade 10: 15 Philanthropy Hours, 15 League Hours

Grade 11: 15 Philanthropy Hours, 15 League Hours

Grade 12: 10 Philanthropy Hours, 10 League Hours


A Patroness is required to attend a minimum of 5 Regular meetings. Ticktockers are required to attend a minimum of 5 Grade Level meetings.


Each Chapter member shall complete annual leadership obligations.  


Annual Dues for 2020-2021

  • Patroness (mother)   $120
  • Ticktocker (each participating daughter)   $50

Annual Event Fees

  • Patroness  $50
  • Ticktocker   $50 per Ticktocker

Ticktocker Dues, per Ticktocker

  • Event Fees  $50
  • Class Fees  $50

One Time Entrance Fee

Paid only in the first year of membership.

  • Patroness  $50
  • Ticktocker  $50 per Ticktocker



Current Patroness + 1 Ticktocker  $290

Incoming Patroness + 1 Ticktocker  $390

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

  • Albertina Kerr
  • Animal Aid
  • Blanchet House
  • Elm Court
  • Forward Stride
  • Friends of Children
  • Friends of Trees
  • Meals on Wheels of Oregon
  • Northwest Children’s Outreach
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Period, Inc
  • Project Lemonade
  • Project Linus
  • Providence Child Center for Medically Fragile Children
  • Special Olympics Oregon

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
This year’s Board Members:

  • President: Marilyn Lindner
  • President Elect: Meera Jain
    Karin Mohtadi
  • Secretary: Julie Blodgett
  • Treasurer: Erica Rocheleau
  • Parliamentarian: Marcy Bernhardt
  • Vice President Communications: Bridget Saladino
  • Vice President Membership: Sandra Cost
    Katrina Wheeler
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Jenny Aponte
    Lea Trefsgar
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Meera Jain
    Danielle Wheeler
  • Vice President Provisionals: Julie Bond
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Karin Mohtadi
    Stefanie Kingston

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.