Ridgefield Area

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Ridgefield 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 the town of Ridgefield, including Ridgebury and Branchville. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Ridgefield Area 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.

JOIN US TODAY & MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS: 2022-2023 SEASON

We are thrilled to welcome prospective members to the Ridgefield chapter! Part of what helps our chapter to grow and thrive is new membership and the opportunity to meet and work with other women and girls in our community!

We encourage you to read the Prospective Member Packet as it will explain the benefits and responsibilities of being an NCL member.  Please also see the important dates listed below. 

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Above is the link to begin the application process – Membership Inquiry Form.  Once you fill out this form, additional forms will be generated. Please note your login and password so that you can log back into the system.

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Mothers with daughters in grades 7th to 9th, who reside in the Ridgefield area. Typically, members join during their daughter’s 6th grade year and formally begin the summer before their 7th grade year.  New members can also join prior to their 10th grade year.

 

WHEN IS THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE?

September 1 – January 15

 

WHAT IS A SPONSOR?

Prospective members need to be sponsored by two active members.  If you are new to the area or do not know anyone in the chapter, please let us know – we will connect you with courtesy sponsors. 

 

ATTEND PROSPECTIVE MEMBER MEETING: 

This meeting will be beneficial to answer any questions you may have about joining NCL.  Joining a new organization can be overwhelming. We want you to feel comfortable with your commitment and make the most out to this wonderful experience. 

We hope that you will consider joining our organization.  And in the meanwhile, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at MembershipRidgefieldArea@NCLOnline.org.

Yen Reed & Alli Swiatowicz
941.726.1308 & 203.240.4185
VPs of Membership

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

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:

  • ABC HOUSE (A Better Chance)
  • ACT (A Contemporary Theater of Connecticut)
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Ann’s Place
  • Ballard Green
  • Dorothy Day
  • Founders Hall
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Keeler Tavern
  • Kids in Crisis
  • Lounsbury House at Ridgefield Community Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • New Pond Farm
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Prospect Ridge Apartments
  • Ridgefield Garden Club
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists
  • Ridgefield Historical Society
  • Ridgefield Library
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Ridgefield Prevention Council
  • Ridgefield Social Services
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
  • Ridgefield Thrift Shop
  • Rock n’ Rescue
  • RVNA
  • Special Olympics CT
  • The Center for Empowerment & Education/Women’s Center of Danbury
  • Town of Ridgefield
  • TriRidgefield (Triathlon)
  • Western CT Youth Orchestra
  • Woodcock Nature Center

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: Tara Schuster
  • Secretary: Kathleen Tobin
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Klotz
    Anissa DeMatteo
  • Parliamentarian: Medge Gitlin
    Julie Petroccio
  • Vice President Communications: Jodi Stewart
  • Vice President Membership: Yen Reed
    Allison Cook Swiatowicz
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Meghan McLaughlin
  • Vice President Provisionals: Renee Petrillo
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Hilary Flanagan
    Noelle Kenny

 

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.