Redding Area

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Redding 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 Redding or Easton, Connecticut. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Redding Area aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The National Charity League, Inc. Redding Area Chapter includes members from Redding and Easton, CT. We are committed to empowering women to make an impact in our surrounding community and in the lives of our members. Through philanthropy, leadership development and strong mother-daughter relationships, we strive to develop strong women leaders who will create positive change in their communities today and for generations to come.

Our mothers (called Patronesses) and daughters (called Ticktockers) in grades 7-12 take on and carry out the NCL, Inc. mission, vision and core values through a variety of event programs, leadership, and service opportunities. As a 100% volunteer organization, membership in our Chapter requires a commitment of time and service, and carries a financial responsibility. All Patronesses hold a Chapter job each year and actively participate as leaders in the operational success of the Chapter.

The value of membership in National Charity League, Inc. lasts a lifetime. Our Redding Area Chapter offers a unique and meaningful experience that brings women and girls together and promotes qualities

of strong character and social responsibility with the goal of creating meaningful positive change.

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.

If your daughter will be going in to the 7th grade next school year, this is the time to ask about joining National Charity League, Inc.

The Redding Area Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. is a small group program that runs from the 7th through 12th grade. Applications for Membership are reviewed during the annual Membership Drive, which runs from October 2020 through end of February 2021 of a Prospective Ticktocker’s 6th grade year (your daughter should be in the 7th grade the September following admission). We also welcome new members with daughters in grades 2023 and 2026.

As a Prospective Member, you must live in either Redding or Easton, CT and you will need to be sponsored by a current Member of the Redding Area Chapter of NCL, Inc. If you know someone in NCL, Inc., talk to her about her Chapter’s Membership obligations and the timing of the Membership Drive.

If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc. or would like more information from our Vice President of Membership, please click here to submit a Membership inquiry form, or send us an email at membershipreddingarea@nclonline.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

  • Agape Society
  • American Cancer Society
  • Ann’s Place
  • Brady’s Smile
  • Caroline House
  • Connecticut Audubon Society
  • COVID-19 Disaster Relief
  • CT Challenge
  • Dorothy Day House
  • Easton Community Center
  • Easton Library
  • Easton Senior Center
  • Filling In the Blanks
  • Heritage Senior Center
  • Homes for The Brave

The NCL Inc., Redding Area Chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through hands-on service as mother and daughter teams.

Redding Area Chapter

PHILANTHROPY SERVICE HOURS

April 1 2019 – March 31, 2020…………5,150 hours

 

We are very proud to support the following local philanthropies:

 

  • Agape Society
  • American Cancer Society
  • Ann’s Place
  • Brady’s Smile
  • Caroline House
  • Connecticut Audubon Society
  • CT Challenge
  • Dorothy Day House
  • Easton Community Center
  • Easton Library
  • Easton Senior Center
  • Filling in the Blanks
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heritage Senior Center
  • Homes for The Brave
  • Mark Twain Library
  • Mikey’s Way
  • New Pond Farm
  • Operation Hope
  • Project Linus
  • Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
  • Save the Sound
  • Special Olympics
  • Stepping Stones Museum
  • Westport Country Playhouse


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
This year’s Board Members:

  • President: Meredith Miller
  • President Elect: Meghan Bendish
  • Secretary: Mary Boehlert
  • Treasurer: Nadeen Csakany-Tichy
  • Parliamentarian: Christina Cotter
    Betsy Higgins
  • Vice President Communications: Janine Russo
    Jennifer Rubin
  • Vice President Membership: Ilka Neunteufel
    Ronna Brier
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Debra Jones
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Celeste Olsen
    Ritu Duenwald
  • Vice President Provisionals: Soo Rasmussen
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Kimberly Hawks
    Teresa Piazza-Manii

National Charity League, Inc. Patronesses and Ticktockers have opportunities to engage in experiences that build key leadership skills, such as confidence, team-building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.

Each Ticktocker class appoints its own board officers and committee members. Ticktocker leadership opportunities include presiding over monthly meetings, organizing meeting agendas, managing class funds, taking and recording minutes and planning cultural events.

Each Ticktocker class focuses on a different aspect of leadership:

7th Grade – Explore leadership styles and National Charity League, Inc. core values

8th Grade – Learn effective communication and listening skills

9th Grade – Practice time management, build self confidence

10th Grade – Strengthen conflict resolution skills, engage in public speaking

11th Grade  – Establish future goals, identify college opportunities

12th Grade  – Mentor younger Ticktockers

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.

We continually strive to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. The National Charity League, Inc. experience promotes positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. Exposure to diverse cultural values and traditions broadens perspective, promotes awareness and teaches cultural sensitivity.

Cultural activities for the Redding Area Chapter of NCL, Inc. include:

  • Annual Mother-Daughter Tea
  • Annual Grade-Level Cultural Activity
  • Annual Ticktocker Day Speaker
  • Ticktocker Meeting Speakers
  • Museum Exhibits
  • Theater Visits
  • Musical Events
  • Educational Daytrips
  • Career Development
  • College Planning
  • Cultural Enrichment Dinners

Our Leaders

2020-2021 NCL, Inc., Redding Area Chapter Board of Directors:

President – Meridith Miller

President Elect – Meghan Bendish

Membership – Ronna Brier/Ilka Neunteufel

VP Ticktocker – Kim Hawks/Teresa Piazza-Manii

VP Philanthropy – Celeste Olsen/Lynn Valenti

VP Patroness – Deb Jones

VP Communication – Janine Russo

VP Communication Web – Jen Rubin

VP Provisionals – Soo Rasmussen

Recording Secretary – Mary Boehlert

Treasurer – Nadeen Csakany-Tichy

Parliamentarian – Christina Cotter/Betsy Higgins

Hours Chair – Leila Herrman

Immediate Past President – Gosia Tadawes