Outer Banks

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Outer Banks 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 Carteret County, North Carolina. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Outer Banks aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Outer Banks Chapter of the National Charity League, is a 501c (3) organization founded in 2001 and has grown to over 200 members. We remain faithful to the NCL Mission of fostering mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Both Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) work side-by-side to serve the community, enhance the mother-daughter bond, and foster leadership opportunities for girls in 7th through 12th grades. Monthly grade-level meetings allow Ticktockers to develop their talents and learn valuable leadership skills while improving their social etiquette. Patronesses meet monthly to discuss club business; to develop cultural, social and leadership programming; and to foster strong relationships among members. Patronesses and Ticktockers also participate in cultural events throughout the year.

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.

Membership in our Chapter is open to all Mothers of rising 7th grade girls through 10th grade (NCL, Inc. does not allow members to join the years of a girl’s rising Junior or Senior year). The membership process begins in mid-October. Applications for membership are available online until January 15.

If you are interested in becoming a part of NCL, Inc., Outer Banks Chapter, please email membershipouterbanks@nclonline.org

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 – National Initiative
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association – National Initiative
  • American Red Cross/National Initiative
  • Austin Veterinary Outreach & Rescue
  • Beaufort Historical Association
  • Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina
  • Camp Albemarle
  • Carteret County Humane Society
  • Carteret County Partnership for Children
  • Carteret Warriors for Recovery (CW4R)
  • Crystal Coast Hospice House
  • Domestic Violence Program of Carteret County
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hope Mission – Kitchen & Shelter
  • Katey’s Kits
  • Kindness Campaign – National Initiative
  • Leon Mann Center
  • Military Outreach
  • NC Coastal Federation
  • NCL Inc Virtual Events
  • One Million People Moving
  • Salvation Army
  • TAKF
  • The Kindness Campaign

Nationally we support:

American Heart Association

The Kindness Campaign

Operation Gratitude

And during COVID the Outer Banks Chapter is:

  • providing care bags for healthcare professionals in our community
  • sending inspirational letters & cards, artwork, and poems to facilities where disabled and elderly are unable to have visitors.


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: Cheryl Smith
  • President Elect: Allison Graham
  • Secretary: Debra Pittman
  • Treasurer: Lisa Zacholl-Parker
    Jennifer Devan
  • Parliamentarian: Kelly Marek
  • Vice President Communications: Tiffany Mayo
  • Vice President Membership: Christina Fulcher
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Michelle Stone
  • Vice President Provisionals: Amanda Schoden
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Pamela Anthony

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Each Ticktocker class focuses on a different aspect of leadership:
Seventh graders explore leadership styles and NCL, Inc., core values.
Eighth graders learn communication and meeting leadership skills.
Freshmen hone their listening skills, practice time management tools, and build self-confidence.
Sophomores strengthen conflict resolution skills, prepare for future employment, and engage in public speaking.
Juniors establish future goals and identify college opportunities.
Seniors mentor the younger Ticktockers.

Activities of our Chapter include:

  • New Member Orientation
  • Monthly Board of Directors meetings
  • Monthly Ticktocker meetings
  • Monthly Patroness meetings
  • Ticktocker trainings
  • Event planning for Chapter wide special events
  • Attendance at District and National NCL, Inc. meetings
  • Regular hands-on philanthropy projects

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.

Cultural activities that members of our Chapter might participate in include:

  • Annual Mother-Daughter Tea 
  • Art exhibits in our business community
  • Dance Performances
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dramatic Theatre
  • Ballet or Dance Ensemble Performances
  • Symphony Concerts
  • Visual Arts/Art Museum Visits