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, 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 October through January. 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.

Blue Rose

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.


The membership drive for the 2023/24 membership year is now closed. The annual membership drive runs from Oct 2022 – Jan 2023 for the membership year starting June 2023.

Open House Dates:

Sat, Oct 15, 2022, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sat, Nov 12, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wed, Jan 11, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.


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.


Required hours for Patronesses and Ticktockers are listed below and must be completed in the 2022-2023 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.

Patroness (Mother)

15 Philanthropy and 10 League Hours

Ticktocker (Daughter)

Grades 7th – 11th:  15 Philanthropy Hours, 10 League Hours

Grade 12th:  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.


Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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
  • Forward Stride
  • Friends of Children
  • Hollywood Senior Center
  • Meals on Wheels of Oregon
  • Northwest Children’s Outreach
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Period, Inc
  • Placemats for Blanchet House
  • Portland Fruit Tree Project
  • Project Lemonade
  • Providence Child Center for Medically Fragile Children
  • Rock n’ Rooms
  • Soldier’s Angels
  • Special Olympics Oregon
  • Susan G Komen Race For The Cure
  • Union Gospel Mission
  • Urban Gleaners
  • Youth Villages

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Meera Jain
    Stefanie Kingston
  • Secretary: Molly Spangler
  • Treasurer: Patricia Greene
    Ulrike Devoto
  • Parliamentarian: Micaela Waters
  • Vice President Communications: Evelyn Bian
  • Vice President Membership: Rachel Young
    Kendra Zupan
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Ashley Schaaf
  • Vice President Provisionals: Shannon O’Brien
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Laura van Daal
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Michelle Hodges
    Katrina Wheeler

Cultural Experiences

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
  • Fairs
  • Theater
  • Tea
  • Museums
  • Documentary Screenings
  • Educational and Inspiring Speakers