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, Lincoln, Sunset, St. Mary’s, Ida B Wells, Jesuit, Central Catholic and more.

Our membership drive happens once a year from October through 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.

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 annual membership drive runs from Oct 2021 – Feb 2022 for the membership year starting June 2022.

Learn more about our chapter and the application process by attending one of our open house events:

October 3, 2021, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

November 17, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

January 23, 2022, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fill out the Membership Inquiry Form above and the VP Membership will contact you about the open house.


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 2021-2022 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.  


Annual Dues for 2021-2022

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

Additional Ticktocker Annual Class Fee:

  • $20 per Ticktocker

Annual Event Fees

  • Patroness:  $50
  • Ticktocker:  $50 per Ticktocker

One Time Entrance Fee

Paid only in the first year of membership.

  • Patroness:  $50
  • Ticktocker:  $50 per Ticktocker



Current Patroness + 1 Current Ticktocker:  $120 + $50 + $20 + $50 + $50 = $290

New Patroness + 1 New Ticktocker:  $120 + $50 + $20 + $50 + $50 + $50 + $50 = $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.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Animal Aid
  • Blanchet House
  • COVID-19 Disaster Response – Local
  • Dress for Success
  • Elks Lodge
  • Elm Court
  • Forward Stride
  • Friends of Children
  • Friends of Trees
  • Hollywood Senior Center
  • 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
  • Sunshine Division -Portland Police Bureau
  • Susan G Komen Race For The Cure
  • The Bloom Project
  • The Children’s Book Bank
  • Union Gospel Mission

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: Meera Jain
    Stefanie Kingston
  • Secretary: Molly Spangler
  • Treasurer: Patricia Greene
    Ulrike Devoto
  • Parliamentarian: Jennifer Duquemin
    Micaela Waters
  • Vice President Communications: Evelyn Bian
  • Vice President Membership: Rachel Young
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Ashley Schaaf
  • Vice President Provisionals: Shannon O’Brien
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Laura van Daal
    Sarah Nelson

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.

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