About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Port City 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 or attend school in Alexandria, Springfield, Crystal City, VA or Washington, D.C. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Port City aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
NCL, Inc., Port City Chapter is a group of Virginia mothers and daughters in the Alexandria, Springfield, Crystal City, VA or Washington, D.C. area who have come together committing to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Port City aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving their communities together. We are the 236th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States.
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
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.
Some of the philanthropies we work with are:
- Alexandria Social Services
- Annie B. Rose House
- Child and Family Network Services
- Honor Flight – Washington Reagan
- Just TRYAN It
- Kids Helping Kids
- Martha’s Table
- Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation
- National Breast Center Foundation
- Running Brooke
- The Miracle League of Alexandria
OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT
As our mission states, the Port City Chapter is a philanthropic organization committed to community service. Our chapter actively supports our local community as well as national initiatives. In our founding year our Chapter volunteered 543 hours with our partner philanthropies.
The Port City Chapter supports the following philanthropies:
Alexandria Social Services View
Honor Flight – Washington Reagan View
Just TRYAN It View
Kids Helping Kids View
Martha’s Table View
Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation View
National Breast Center Foundation View
National Charity League- Port City View
Running Brooke View
The Miracle League of Alexandria View
Wreaths Across America View
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: Ann Ballard
- Secretary: Melanie Davis
- Treasurer: Shawn Kelly
- Parliamentarian: Linda Harvey
- Vice President Communications: Katie Kathman
- Vice President Membership: Michele Gibbons
- Vice President Philanthropy: Holly Hartell
- Vice President Provisionals: Ann Ballard
- Vice President Ticktockers: Stacey Dash
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.