About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Pleasanton aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
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.
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:
- One CycleNation
- Operation Gratitude
Alameda County Fair
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association
Blue Star Moms
Dublin Partners in Education
Firehouse Arts Center
First Tee of the Tri-Valley
Foster a Dream
George Mark Children’s House
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
March of Dimes
Meals on Wheels
Museum on Main
Night to Shine
Open Heart Kitchen
Pleasanton Partners in Education
Pleasanton Public Library
Pleasanton Senior Center
Pleasanton Unified School District
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies
Special Olympics of Northern California
Taylor Family Foundation
Tri-Valley SOCKs (Bras for the Cause)
Valley Children’s Museum
Valley Humane Society
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: Wendy Costanzo
- President Elect: Alison Huff
- Secretary: Cynthia Rocha
- Treasurer: Sheriese Rush
- Parliamentarian: Dana Ritter
- Vice President Communications: Jill Miller
- Vice President Membership: Annette Rittmuller
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Rebecca Choudhry
- Vice President Philanthropy: Naraya Hockaday
- Vice President Provisionals: Angela Bitting
- Vice President Ticktockers: Michele Plunge
- Sustainer Liaison: Beth Gallagher
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.
In ordinary times, NCL Pleasanton’s 300+ members volunteer 5,000+ philanthropy hours each year. We pride ourselves on providing essential support to over 30 national and local philanthropies, including American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop. As Discovery Shop Manager Kelley Jewell Meno states, “NCL has been a truly wonderful partner to us. We have two jewelry events per year and NCL has provided us with extraordinary help in setting up, manning, and then helping to take down the events. We truly wouldn’t have been as successful without their help and support. It’s always a delight to have the NCL young ladies and their mother’s help us out – they add so much to our jewelry events!”
In extraordinary times, we find creative ways to flexibly pivot and continue to provide support to our philanthropies and our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when shelter-in-place made it impossible to volunteer in person, our members made hundreds of cloth face masks for community members, donated food and water to local food banks, delivered nourishing meals to seniors and homebound community members, and made cards for senior citizens to lift their spirits during this isolating time. In addition, we donated chapter funds that supported both local healthcare workers and local restaurants – a win-win for all. Read the story here: ValleyCare
Whether in ordinary or extraordinary times, NCL Pleasanton remains steadfastly committed to supporting our philanthropies and serving our community.