Riverside

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 Holiday 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:

membershipriverside@nclonline.org

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.

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 membershipriverside@nclonline.org.

 

 

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

    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

    Evergreen Cemetery

    Feeding America

    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

    Operation SafeHouse

    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

    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
    This year’s Board Members:

    • President: Julie Stowe
      Brandy Sharpe
    • President Elect: Jenah Kuderman
    • Secretary: Susan Davalos
    • Treasurer: Rachel Alvarez
      Cindi Wachi
    • Parliamentarian: Dana Smith
    • Vice President Communications: Lisa Lennox
      Stacy Johnson
    • Vice President Membership: KRISTEN GRIGSBY
      Kristin Snider
    • Vice President Patroness Activities: Kristi Yeager
      Kristen Muller
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Linda Beasley
      Kim Hansen
    • Vice President Provisionals: Kristen Bristow
      Shannon Maloney-Flores
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Marcy Norris
      Karen Lindwall

    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.

    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.

    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 Holiday Tea, mother-daughter outings, and even father-daughter outings.

    Our Leaders 2020-2021

    Our Leaders 2020-2021 List of Chapter Leadership

    Co-President:
    Julie Biehl Stowe and Brandy Sharpe

    Co-President-Elect:
    Jenah Kuderman and Brandy Sharpe

    Co-Vice Presidents Membership:
    Kristen Grigsby and Kristin Snider

    Co-Vice Presidents Ticktockers:
    Karen Lindwall and Marcy Norris

    Co-Vice Presidents Philanthropy:
    Linda Beasley and Kim Hansen

    Co-Vice Presidents Ways and Means:
    Margery Haupt and Amy Sisco

    Co-Vice Presidents Patroness Activities:
    Kristen Muller and Kristi Yeager

    Co-Vice Provisionals:
    Kristen Bristow and Shannon Flores

    Co-Vice President Communications :
    Lisa Lennox and Stacy Johnson

    Recording Secretary:
    Susan Davalos

    Co-Treasurers:
    Rachel Alvarez and Cindi Wachi

    Parliamentarian:
    Dana Smith

    Immediate Past Presidents:
    Barbara Robinson and Kristin Varner