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.

Mark Twain Library Goodie Bag Making CleanupOperation Paracord Bracelets

Join Our Chapter

Interested in joining 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.

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 through end of February 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 some other grades.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.

We work with the following philanthropies:

  • Agape Society
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Dream Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Ann’s Place
  • Ben’s Bells Project Connecticut
  • Brady’s Smile
  • Caroline House
  • Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
  • Connecticut Audubon Society
  • CT Challenge
  • Disaster Response
  • Dorothy Day House
  • Easton Community Center
  • Easton Library
  • Easton Senior Center
  • Filling In the Blanks
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Heritage Senior Center
  • Mark Twain Library
  • National Philanthropy Initiative
  • New Pond Farm
  • Norwalk Art Space
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Hope
  • Project Linus
  • Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
  • Rising Starr Horse Rescue
  • Save the Sound
  • Special Olympics
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Westport Country Playhouse
  • Woodcock Nature Center
  • x Approved One-Time Philanthropy
  • x Approved Philanthropy Opportunity NOT Available to Everyone

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


April 1 2021 – March 31, 2022…………6,424 hours

 Redding Food Pantry


 Special Olympics

Leadership Development

We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.

Examples of skills developed include:

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

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

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.

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



Beach Cleanup

Our Leaders

2023-2024 NCL, Inc., Redding Area Chapter Board of Directors:

President – GraceMarie Chapin

President Elect – Brownson Doty

Membership – Kira Lent

VP Ticktockers – Ande Ogden

VP Philanthropy – Corey Weibel

VP Chapter Engagement & Inclusion – Mary Boehlert

VP Communication – Meghan Bendish

VP New Members – Ana Mendes

Secretary – Allison Scheckner

Treasurer – Jen Simpson

Parliamentarian – Angelica Forntanez