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? 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 Drive runs January 15 – March 1 each year.

New membership in our Chapter is open to all Mothers of rising 7th grade girls through 9th grade (current 6th-8th) The membership process begins in mid January. Applications for membership are available online until March 1.

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

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 Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Beaufort Historical Association
  • Big Rock Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina
  • Camp Albemarle
  • Carteret County Humane Society
  • Carteret County Partnership for Children
  • Crystal Coast Hospice House
  • Disaster Response
  • Domestic Violence Program of Carteret County
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hope Mission – Kitchen & Shelter
  • Katey’s Kits
  • Kindness Campaign – National Initiative
  • Leon Mann Center
  • Military Outreach
  • NC Coastal Federation
  • One time Event
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Salvation Army

Nationally we support:

Alzheimer’s Association

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

The Kindness Campaign

Operation Gratitude


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: Allison Graham
  • President Elect: Jennifer Fernandez
  • Secretary: Debra Pittman
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Devan
  • Parliamentarian: Lauran McClure
  • Vice President Communications: Tiffany Mayo
  • Vice President Membership: Jaime Lewis
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Michelle Stone
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Pamela Anthony
  • Sustainer Liaison: Elizabeth Avon
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Michele Moffitt

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

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.

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