Post Oak

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Post Oak 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 the areas bound by Interstate 610 on the north, south, and east sides, and Highway 6 on the west at the time of their nomination into membership. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Post Oak aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

THE NCL EXPERIENCE
We are a multi-generational philanthropic organization of mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) who volunteer close to three million hours annually to over 6,000 charities in the United States. We practice philanthropy which is the active effort to promote human welfare.

Our programming pillars include:

  • Philanthropy – Understanding and serving communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits
  • Leadership – Building capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop
  • Culture – Preserving National Charity League traditions and core values while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures

THE TICKTOCKER (DAUGHTER) EXPERIENCE
The Ticktocker experience is designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age-appropriate environment. Ticktockers apply to the chapter during their 6th grade year and participate in the program during their developmental and formative years between 7th and 12th grade. 

THE PATRONESS (MOTHER) EXPERIENCE
The Patroness experience allows mothers to work alongside their daughters as they broaden their perspectives about the world around them. Patronesses also have the satisfaction of working with other talented women to help our Chapter thrive.

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.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE INFORMATION:

The Post Oak Chapter’s membership drive runs from January 1 to mid-February of each year.  During this time, Prospective Members should plan on attending an informational meeting to explain the sponsorship process and set expectations for the membership, philanthropic and financial obligations of the Chapter. 

PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND DURING THE MEMBERSHIP PROCESS:

Eligibility: A prospective member shall reside (or have a daughter in school) within the Chapter boundaries bound by Interstate 610 on the north, south, and east sides, and Highway 6 on the west and have a daughter currently in 6th grade.  

Timeline: Applications for membership are only accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from January 1 through mid-February. 

Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in the Post Oak Chapter. If you do not know anyone in the Post Oak Chapter, please contact VP Membership at membershippostoak@nclonline.org so we can provide you with a courtesy sponsor.

Prospective Member Meetings: Interested mothers are required to attend one Prospective Member Meeting. 

Application: A Prospective Member may only apply to one Chapter.

 

 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD NCL, INC. MEMBER:

●      She will make NCL a priority for herself and her daughter(s) and take her commitments to NCL seriously.

●      She will be a positive role model for her daughter(s) and other Ticktockers by exhibiting respect and consideration, both during NCL events and in other public settings when representing NCL.

●      She will fulfill all required philanthropy, league, committee, meeting, financial, leadership and other chapter obligations by the required due dates.

●      She understands the importance of all three programming pillars of NCL, Inc.: Philanthropy, Culture and Leadership.

●      She understands that by virtue of being a member of a local Chapter, she is affiliated with a federated system, which mandates the belief in the core values of NCL, Inc. 

●      She will abide by all governing documents of the Chapter and NCL, Inc., including bylaws, policies and procedures.

●      She will protect the NCL brand by honoring its core values with integrity and excellence.

 

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:

  • Agape Development
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Asia Society
  • Avondale House
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
  • Child Advocates
  • Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)
  • DePelchin Children’s Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Down’s Syndrome Association of Houston
  • Family Point Resources
  • Heroes for Children
  • Houston Food Bank
  • JDRF – South Texas Chapter
  • Kids’ Meals
  • Literacy Now Houston
  • Memorial Park Conservacy
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • The Cure Starts Now: Houston Hearts of Gold Chapter
  • The River (TUTS)
  • West University Senior Center

Local Philanthropies:

  • Agape Development
  • American Red Cross (Gulf Coast Chapter)
  • Asia Society
  • Avondale House
  • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
  • Child Advocates
  • Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)              
  • Depelchin Children’s Center
  • Down’s Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH)
  • Family Point Resources
  • Heroes for Children
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kids’ Meals
  • Literacy Now
  • Memorial Park Conservacy
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • The Cure Starts Now
  • The River Performing and Visual Arts Center
  • West University Senior Center

National Philanthropies:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross (National)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Kindness Campaign

 

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Aimee Wood
  • President Elect: Terra Rosenblad
  • Secretary: Rory Bratcher
  • Treasurer: Carrie Ramm
  • Parliamentarian: Elaine Khalil
  • Vice President Communications: Erica Courtenay-Mann
  • Vice President Membership: Holly Bayardo
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Christi Parker
  • Vice President Provisionals: Ellen Halper
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Colleen Ernst
    Elizabeth Bezemek
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Philana Diaz

Immediate Past President:                                                           
Patricia Carter                                                                               

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.

Post Oak Chapter members routinely take part in Houston’s internationally renowned performing and visual arts institutions in addition to the myriad of cultural sites, festivals and events. From a night at the theater or an afternoon exploring one of the city’s many museums or parks, Post Oak Chapter members get to experience the history, culture and artistic expression of the nation’s most diverse city. 

 

 

Chapter Recognition

2020-2021 BLUE ROSE CHAPTER AWARD

Our chapter has once again received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer event. This is the highest level of recognition bestowed upon a chapter.