Portland

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Portland 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 Greater Portland Metropolitan Area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Portland aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc., Portland Chapter is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. We come together as members approximately six times per year in a mix of meetings with speakers on topics such as helping your daughters foster healthy relationships, how to build service into your family rituals and life and help our daughters learn new skills – from how to run a meeting, to self defense, interviewing tips and tricks to help them get their first job and how to help them find the college of their dreams. Locally we serve 23 Portland Metro Charity organizations and as a chapter annually give more than 6,200 hours of service which translates to an annual philanthropic impact of more than $150,000 in our community. Our Portland chapter includes mother/daughter pairs from 13 area middle schools and 11 area high schools with a total of about 250 in our chapter. The vast majority of our mothers work full or part time and find value in the connections and programming that our chapter provides. Members shall reside in the Greater Portland Metropolitan Area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Portland 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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Interested in joining our chapter? We’d love to hear from you! We can connect you with a current member of our chapter to ensure you have a sponsor.  Mother/daughter pairs join our chapter when girls are entering 7th grade and up to entering 10th grade. Class sizes vary and are up to 27 girls and 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, please complete our Membership Inquiry Form and we’ll get you connected with someone who can help. 

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRY FORM

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Friends of Trees
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – SOUTH WATERFRONT

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:

  • Albertina Kerr
  • Children’s Cancer Association 
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dress for Success
  • Friendly House
  • Humane Society
  • Mary’s Woods
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Period
  • Portland Children’s Museum
  • Portland Rescue Mission
  • Portland Homeless Family Solution
  • Project Lemonade
  • Project Linkage
  • Randall Children’s Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rose Haven
  • Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Solv
  • Special Olympics

 

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • President: Melissa Havel
  • Secretary: Andrea Molloy
  • Treasurer: Liesl Nebel
  • Parliamentarian: Emily Becker
  • Vice President Communications: Cara Walker
  • Vice President Membership: Nancy Bartow
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Lauri DeLaczay
  • Vice President Provisionals: Tracy Cosper
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Michelle Becker

Nurturing confidence through opportunities to learn and grow, while also building problem-solving skills through a supportive environment of healthy relationships. Skill building focus areas include:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Cultural Experiences

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.

Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music – from a play to an art exhibit or a concert – we expand our horizons and perspectives together. 

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.