Plano Area

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.

Twenty-three years later, the Plano Area Chapter stands strong at 119 active Patronesses and 133 Ticktockers. We also have a number of sustainer/Forever NCL members that get together for socials and philanthropy activities.

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 Information

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. Our membership process starts in the late summer/early fall of each year for the following school year.

Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:

  • Timeline: Applications for membership are available January 15th during the Annual Membership Drive and will be due March 1st.
  • Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in Plano and surrounding areas.
  • 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

Prospective Member Information Sessions and Meeting Dates:
Please contact Andrea Lagusis @ 214-280-9434 or for more details.

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:

  • ACEing Autism
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County
  • Children’s Health
  • CORE Store
  • Disaster Response
  • Equest
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Friday NITE Friends
  • Heritage Farmstead
  • Journey of Hope
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Greater Dallas Chapter
  • Legacy Senior Community
  • Meals on Wheels of Collin County
  • My Possibilities
  • North Texas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • North Texas Performing Arts
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront Dallas
  • Operation Kindness
  • PISD Education Foundation
  • Plano ISD Council of PTAs
  • Rainbow Days
  • Scottish Rite Frisco
  • Tango Tab
  • The Storehouse of Collin County ( Seven Loaves, Joseph’s Coat, Plus One)

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 Lemme
  • President Elect: Tiffany Daykin-Armijo
  • Secretary: Leona Martin
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Kaleba
  • Parliamentarian: Marcie Ashford
  • Vice President Communications: Katherine Barsch
  • Vice President Membership: Andrea Lagusis
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Hilary Hetzel
  • Vice President New Members: Amber Ostrander
    Karin NAYAR
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Alison Grzyb
    April Leonard
  • Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Milligan
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Melanie O’Brien
    Tami Whitmarsh

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.


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.

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
  • Symphony
  • Choral Arts
  • Museums
  • Cultural Centers
  • Arts & Seasonal Festivals
  • Dramatic Theatre

Social Media

You can check out our social media to see what kinds of activities our chapter does throughout the year

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