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, Catlin Gabel, OES, French-American School, Lincoln, Sunset, Tigard, St. Mary’s, Ida B Wells, Jesuit, Central Catholic, Westside Christian and more.
Our membership drive happens once a year from January through March 1. 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.
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, and held a Sustainer Event.
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining 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.
2024/25 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The annual membership drive runs from Jan 2024 – Mar 1, 2024 for the membership year starting June 1, 2024.
Open House Dates (exact times communicated to those who fill out the Membership Inquiry Form):
Wed, Jan 24, 2024, Evening
Sun, Feb 4, 2024, Afternoon
Fill out the Membership Inquiry Form above and the VP Membership will sent you an invitation to the open house. Location will be in the invite.
READY TO APPLY?
If you are a current/legacy NCL member, use this link: Legacy Application.
If you are new to NCL, use this link: New Member Application.
All obligations shall be in accordance with the Chapter Bylaws and Chapter Policies and Procedures.
MEETING AND HOURS REQUIREMENTS
Patronesses and Ticktockers must fulfill their annual meeting and hours requirements to be in good standing and be eligible for continued membership.
- Meeting Credits
Chapter meetings and Ticktocker meetings are offered throughout the year, typically on Sundays (there may be some Saturdays). The New Member Meeting is Required.
- Philanthropy Hours
Hour for hour credit is given for philanthropic service hours worked at a philanthropy activity conducted with an approved philanthropy partner.
- Leadership Hours
Patronesses and Ticktockers earn leadership hours when their work is directly related to the functioning of the Oregon Rose Chapter.
5 Meeting Credits*, 15 Philanthropy Hrs, and 10 Leadership Hrs
6 Meeting Credits*, 15 Philanthropy Hrs, and 10 Leadership Hrs
*Definition of a Meeting Credit is different for Patronesses and Ticktockers
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Blanchet House
- Children’s Book Bank
- Disaster Response
- Dress for Success
- Elks Lodge
- Friends of the Children
- Friends of Trees
- Meals on Wheels of Oregon
- Northwest Children’s Outreach
- Operation Gratitude
- Oregon Food Bank
- Period, Inc
- Portland Fruit Tree Project
- Project Lemonade
- Project Linus
- Providence Child Center for Medically Fragile Children
- Rock n’ Rooms
- Soldier’s Angels
- Special Olympics Oregon
- Union Gospel Mission
- Youth Villages
We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Stefanie Kingston
- President Elect: Laura van Daal
- Secretary: Jennifer Lutfiyya
- Treasurer: Ulrike Devoto
- Parliamentarian: Lynn Daue
- Vice President Communications: Desiree Bliss
- Vice President Membership: Kendra Zupan
- Vice President Philanthropy: Ashley Schaaf
- Vice President New Members: Aimee Litch
- Vice President Ticktockers: Erin Dhruva
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Margaret (Megen) Brundage
We preserve National Charity League traditions and core values, while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures. 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.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders.
- Community Connections – We build connections through experiences that impact our communities.
- Etiquette – We encourage and mentor kind, respectful and gracious social conduct.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include:
- Cultural Centers
- Documentary Screenings
- Educational and Inspiring Speakers