Pasadena Area

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Pasadena Area 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 San Gabriel Valley and/or have a daughter who attends school in the greater Pasadena area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Pasadena Area 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.

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:

  • AHEAD With Horses
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena
  • Cancer Support Community of Greater San Gabriel Valley
  • Club 21
  • Descanso Gardens
  • Disaster Response
  • Families Forward Learning Center
  • Food Forward
  • Foothill Unity Center
  • Friends of Foster Children
  • Hillsides
  • Huntington Memorial Hospital
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Pasadena Humane
  • Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
  • Pasadena Symphony and POPS
  • Pasadena Unified School District
  • Reading Partners
  • Union Station – Adult Center
  • Union Station – Centennial Place
  • Union Station – Family Center
  • Young & Healthy

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

Club 21

Huntington Hospital

Reading Partners

Food Forward

Friends of Foster Children (FOFC)

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)

Reading Partners

AHEAD With Horses

Families Forward Learning Center

Union Station Centennial Place

AHEAD With Horses

Descanso Gardens

Pasadena Ronald McDonald House (PRMH)

Union Station Family Center


Union Station Adult Center

Young & Healthy 

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

Foothill Unity

Pasadena Symphony


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: Julie Soma
  • President Elect: Aliya Coher
  • Secretary: Megan Murphy
  • Treasurer: Shannon Gleason
  • Parliamentarian: Ann Fromholz
  • Vice President Communications: Patricia Anne Jazmines
    Patricia Anne Jazmines
  • Vice President Membership: Monica Schmid
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Kathryn Dreyer
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Jean Gomez
  • Sustainer Liaison: Lyn Salembier
    Natalie Rodriguez
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Shannon Miller

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.