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.

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
  • Meals on Wheels
  • New Pond Farm
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Prospect Ridge Apartments
  • Ridgefield Garden Club
  • Ridgefield Guild of Artists
  • Ridgefield Library
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
  • Ridgefield Thrift Shop
  • Rising Starr Rescue
  • RVNA
  • Special Olympics CT
  • The Center for Empowerment & Education/Women’s Center of Danbury
  • 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
  • Treasurer: Alissa Parrett
    Julie Brosnan
  • Parliamentarian: Medge Gitlin
  • Vice President Communications: Jodi Stewart
  • Vice President Membership: Julie Petroccio
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Kate Winslow
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Meghan McLaughlin
  • Vice President Provisionals: Emily Fennessey
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Renee Petrillo
  • Sustainer Liaison: Jennifer Garson

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.