About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Riverside 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 Riverside area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Riverside aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Riverside, National Charity League Chapter was organized in 1960. Our chapter of Patroness and Ticktockers is supported by an active Sustainer group.
Required annual events include a Mother/Daughter Chapter Tea, our March Annual Meeting, and our Senior Recognition event.
Our annual Membership Drive begins October 1st of each year. If you are interested in learning more about membership, please contact our chapter VP of Membership at:
The Riverside Chapter of National Charity League was founded in 1960 under the leadership of Mrs. Edna Meairs. Our chapter founders are Mrs. Albert C. Brown, Jr., Mrs. J. Kenneth Cameron, Mrs. John A Guin, Mrs. J. Edward Lamar, Mrs. Clinton Marr, and Mrs. Marcus W. Meairs.
Our chapter values its long existing ties with the city of Riverside and surrounding communities. Our chapter supports local school districts including Riverside Unified School District, Alvord School District, and Jurupa Unified School District. Over 20 local philanthropies are supported by the Riverside chapter, including the American Cancer Society, California Riverside Ballet, California School for the Deaf, Fox Theater Foundation, and the Riverside Art Museum. We are proud of the many Community Service Hours our chapter has donated to support our community. Building strong leaders is important to our chapter.
Our mothers and daughters develop their leadership skills through participation in our chapter board of directors, grade level leadership positions, and as members of a wide-variety of committee positions. Leadership Development among our members supports our communities today and for generations to come. One of our core values is personal growth through participation in Cultural Experiences. Mothers and daughters enjoy annual chapter events including our Holiday Tea, Senior Recognition/Fashion Show, Ticktocker Day, as well as grade level mother-daughter cultural outings and father-daughter events.
The Riverside Chapter of National Charity League is proud of our chapter history and our participation in strengthening our local communities.
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.
Prospective members need to be sponsored by a current member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Chapter they wish to join.
If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline.
If you do not know someone in NCL, you are invited to submit the following form.
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Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Disaster Response
- Giving Tuesday
- Kaiser Hospice of Riverside
- Love Riverside
- Mission Inn Foundation
- National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
- Operation Gratitude
- Pea’s Blessing Bags
- Riverside Police Foundation
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. Philanthropy is the heart of our Riverside Chapter as we support the following philanthropies:
Alvord Unified School District
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
California Riverside Ballet
California School for the Deaf
Fox Theater Foundation
Friends of California Citrus Park
Hot Meal Program at Calvary Presbyterian Church
Janet Goeske Center
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
Jurupa Unified School District
Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful
Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center
Mission Inn Foundation
Riverside Art Museum (RAM)
Riverside Land Conservancy
Riverside Meals On Wheels
Riverside Unified School District
Riverside University Health Systems
Victoria Avenue Forever
We CAN Food Drive
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Lisa Lennox
- President Elect: Kristen Bristow
- Secretary: Agnes Wilbur
- Treasurer: Gabrielle Mankin
- Parliamentarian: Amber Bowen
- Vice President Communications: Gina Wulfestieg
- Vice President Membership: Heidi Hinkley
- Vice President Philanthropy: Erika Gfeller
- Vice President Provisionals: Hilary Pruitt
- Vice President Ticktockers: Catherine Murray
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Brianna Van Lierop
Leadership Development is one of the pillars of the NCL organization. Through mother-daughter relationships and guidance, the NCL experience is designed to develop strong women leaders in our community. Mothers and daughters take on leadership roles within the chapter to further skills in team building, event planning, conflict resolution, and parliamentary procedure. Leadership opportunities include roles as Grade Level Advisors, chapter board members, grade level officers, and committee members. The Riverside Chapter of NCL, Inc. requires all members to participate in the governance of our chapter.
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include: an annual Chapter Tea, mother-daughter outings, and even father-daughter outings.