About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Plano 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 Plano and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Plano Area aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Plano Area Chapter was started on February 8, 2000. Twenty-one women attended the initial meeting of the Chapter. At that time, a Board of Directors was elected and over the next several months, many informational meetings were held. This brought our Membership up to 65 Patronesses and 74 Ticktockers.
After establishing the Bylaws, Ticktocker procedures, standing rules and transfer procedures, the Chapter was approved for Provisional status in September 2000. The Chapter operated under Provisional status for one year and was advanced to Charter status on September 10, 2001, at the National Board meeting. On April 26, 2002, the Plano Area Chapter received our official Charter at the National Convention in Long Beach, California.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
We invite you to consider membership in the Plano Area Chapter. Mothers typically begin the membership process in November of their daughter’s 6th-grade year. This year’s 2020-2021 member drive is open to mothers with daughters currently in 6th, 7th or 9th grade. Our membership process starts in the fall of each year for membership the following school year.
Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:
- Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive and will be due February 15th, 2021. Membership Invitations go out in March 2021.
- Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in Plano and surrounding areas.
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter.
- Application: A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.
Prospective members need to understand that membership is a six-year commitment involving service, leadership development, and cultural experiences by both the mother and daughter. NCL Plano Area Chapter cannot guarantee membership to all prospective members who apply.
NCL, Inc. is a sponsorship organization so all prospective members must have both a sponsor and a co-sponsor who are active members of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Chapter they wish to join. Your sponsors are your mentors who will support you every step of the way!
If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations, and membership drive timeline.
If you do not know someone in NCL, please click on the link above to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers, or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Boys and Girls Club of Collin County
- Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
- Children’s Health
- Feed My Starving Children
- Friday Nite Friends
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Dallas Chapter
- Meals on Wheels – Collin County
- My Possibilities
- North Texas Food Bank
- North Texas Performing Arts
- Operation Gratitude (NCL Inc. National Initiative)
- Operation Homefront
- Operation Kindness
- PISD Education Foundation
- Plano ISD Council of PTA’s
- Rainbow Days
- Sci-Tech Discovery Center
- Scottish Rite – Frisco
- Sunrise Assisted Living
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – North Texas Affiliate
- The Kindness Campaign (National Philanthropy)
- The Storehouse of Collin County
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Jennifer Jamieson
- President Elect: Lesley Guinn
- Secretary: Pamela Anderson
- Treasurer: Tiffany Daykin-Armijo
- Parliamentarian: Ethel Zamora
- Vice President Communications: Barbara Geer
- Vice President Membership: Heather Centurioni
- Vice President Patroness Activities: April Leonard
- Vice President Philanthropy: Marcie Ashford
- Vice President Provisionals: Shelley Lowe
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jennifer Ruhman
- Sustainer Liaison: Tara Walsh
Our Chapter’s responsibility is to maximize your daughter’s potential as a dynamic and confident leader. We provide a solid framework which provides each girl with the opportunity to learn and explore her individual leadership style. Each Ticktocker is encouraged to embrace “who they are” and find out what their purpose is and how they can work with others to maximize everyone’s potential. Our programs encompass learning about all types of leadership styles, impactful communicating and listening skills, keys to time management and effective conflict resolution. In this chapter, the girls practice what they have learned through situations where they are asked to advocate for others, lead meetings and discussions, actively set goals and mentor others as they begin to forge a life of their own. The results are remarkable – confident young women with a solid understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as leaders, a personal sense of purpose and a self-confident persona with which to embrace future challenges.
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.
We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
Immersed in an increasingly global culture and community, an important part of our Chapter’s own culture is to guarantee that all of our Ticktockers graduate from our program with a sense of appreciation for the differences in each other and the world. Cultural experiences often involve mothers and daughters and are an enjoyable way to appreciate different traditions and art forms. By broadening the horizons of our Ticktockers, we find that they become open to and more accepting of others and many begin to actively advocate for others. There is nothing really quite so rewarding.
Some of the cultural experiences in which our Plano Area Chapter engages include:
- Ballet & Dance Performances
- Musical Theatre
- Choral Arts
- Cultural Centers
- Arts & Seasonal Festivals
- Dramatic Theatre