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? 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.
Please click here to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at email@example.com.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Alvord Unified School District of Riverside
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society of Riverside
- American Diabetes Association of Riverside
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
- California Riverside Ballet
- California School for the Deaf-Riverside (CSDR)
- Disaster Response
- Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 0f Riverside
- Feeding America Riverside
- FOX Foundation of Riverside
- Friends of the Citrus
- Giving Tuesday
- Hot Meals Program at Calvary Presbyterian Church of Riverside
- Janet Goeske Foundation
- Junior League of Riverside, Inc.
- Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center- Riverside
- Jurupa Unified School District-Riverside
- Kaiser Hospice of Riverside
- Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful (KRCB)
- Love Riverside
- Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center-Riverside
- Mission Inn Foundation
- Operation Gratitude
- Operation SafeHouse (and Transitional Living)- Riverside
- Pea’s Blessing Bags
- Rivers and Lands Conservancy
- Riverside Art Museum (RAM)
- Riverside Meals on Wheels
- Riverside Police Foundation
- Riverside Unified School District
- Riverside University Health Systems
- Victoria Avenue Forever
- WE CAN FOOD DRIVE
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 (1987)
American Diabetes Association (2003)
Big Brothers Big Sisters (2022)
California Riverside Ballet (1990)
California School for the Deaf (1961)
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Fox Theater Foundation (2009)
Friends of California Citrus Park
Hot Meal Program at Calvary Presbyterian Church (2012)
Inland Valley Hospice
Janet Goeske Center
Junior League of Riverside, Inc.
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center (2012)
Jurupa Unified School District
Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful (2003)
Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (2001)
Mission Inn Foundation
Operation SafeHouse (2012)
Riverside Art Museum (1987)
Riverside Land Conservancy
Riverside Meals on Wheels (2003)
Riverside Police Department
Riverside Unified School District (1988)
Riverside University Health Systems (1989)
Victoria Avenue Forever
We Can Food Drive (2008)
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Krysten Steele
- President Elect: Colleen Kiemele
- Secretary: Cecilia Montano
- Treasurer: Adrianna Madril
- Parliamentarian: Amber Bowen
- Vice President Communications: Lauren Cowen
- Vice President Membership: Lissett Jauregui
- Vice President Philanthropy: Agnes Wilbur
- Vice President New Members: Kimberly Ingold
- Vice President Ticktockers: Melody Hopewell
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Becky Barnard
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.