Palm Springs

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Palm Springs 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 the greater Palm Springs and surrounding desert communities. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Palm Springs aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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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:

  • MCAS Camp Pendleton
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Angel View
  • Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
  • Braille Institute
  • Coachella Valley Autism Society
  • Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
  • Friends of the Palm Springs Library
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Premier Care
  • Shelter from the Storm
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Tour de Palm Springs
  • We CAN Food Drive
  • Well In The Desert

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: Edith Jones-Poland
  • Treasurer: Laura Davenport
    Robin Arvai
  • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Barnakian-Poland
  • Vice President Membership: Jennifer Blackwell
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Cynthia Belew
  • Vice President New Members: Rhonda Katrenich
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Laura Davenport

VP Philanthropy:                                                                         VP Ticktockers:

Cynthia Belew                                                                                Laura Davenport

Parliamentarian:                                                                           VP New Members:

Carmen Vega                                                                                 Rhonda Katrenich

VP Membership:                                                                          Secretary:

Jennifer Blackwell                                                                          Wendy Aurilia



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.