About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Rolling Hills 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 Alamo, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon or SRVUSD. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Rolling Hills aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Initially formed in 2004, the Rolling Hills Chapter was chartered at the National Convention in April 2006 and received Articles of Incorporation and Non-profit status in June of 2006. The chapter’s 300 plus membership of Patronesses, Ticktockers, and Sustainers reside within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District boundaries and partner with over 30 philanthropies to serve and support our local community. Through our league and philanthropic work today, we hope to build mothers and daughters of strong character who will help make the world a better place tomorrow.
NCL, Inc., Rolling Hills Chapter is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our members reside in the boundaries of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District in the towns of Alamo, Danville, Diablo and San Ramon.
Our unique focus on the mother-daughter relationship while serving the community is the keystone to NCL, Inc., Rolling Hills Chapter’s success and growth. Mothers and daughters work together as volunteers to support the community while developing as leaders and role models.
THE NCL EXPERIENCE
National Charity League provides opportunities for mothers, known as Patronesses, and daughters, known as Ticktockers, to enjoy both mother-daughter and peer relationships through the NCL Experience. The purpose of the NCL Experience is to inspire and empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.
NCL, Inc., Rolling Hills Chapter activities fulfill the NCL mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
- Community Service: Our desire is to learn what philanthropic needs exist in our community and to help meet those needs whenever possible.
- Leadership: Our intent is to enhance potential leadership skills through team building, problem solving, mentoring, and group dynamics.
- Cultural: Our goal is to create an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.
Our Chapter hosts a Holiday Boutique fundraiser in November, a Chapter Mother-Daughter Tea in February and our April Awards Ceremony, honoring those who have earned awards for their volunteer service. Our Chapter also hosts an annual Senior Recognition night to celebrate the senior mothers and daughters who have completed their years in the Chapter.
Our Chapter prides itself in its robust Sustainer Program where members meet monthly to connect, serve and provide mentorship and resources to new Provisionals.
THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE
During the developmental and formative years between 7th and 12th grade, Ticktockers absorb the standards and ideals that generations hold to be important and worthy of preservation. The Ticktocker experience is designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age appropriate environment.
THE PATRONESS EXPERIENCE
The joy of working alongside our daughters as their perspectives broaden about the world around them. And the satisfaction of working with other talented women to help our Chapter thrive.
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
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We invite you to consider membership in the NCL, Inc., Rolling Hills Chapter. Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:
- Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from January to early February each year for mothers and their daughters in grades 6th-9th at the time of the Membership Drive.
- Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in the attendance areas of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District boundaries.
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter. (We can help connect you with a sponsor and co-sponsor, if needed!).
- Application: A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.
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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.
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.
Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Bay Area Crisis Nursery
- Blue Star Moms
- Challenger Baseball
- Contra Costa Humane Society
- Discovery Counseling Center
- Down Syndrome Connection
- Fertile GroundWorks
- Food Bank of Contra Costa
- Habitat for Humanity
- Junior Achievement
- Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley
- Loaves and Fishes
- LITA (Love is the Answer)
- Meals on Wheels
- Monument Crisis Center
- The Nephrotic Syndrome
- Open Heart Kitchen
- Reutlinger Community
- San Ramon Arts Foundation
- San Ramon Historic Foundation
- San Ramon Valley Education Fund
- Save Mt. Diablo
- Soroptomist International of Northern California
- Special Olympics of Northern California
- St. Vincent DePaul
- STAND Against Domestic Violence
- Teen Esteem
- The Crayon Initiative
- The Taylor Family Foundation
- Town of Danville
- Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
- Valley Children’s Museum
- Valley Humane Society
- Valley Vista Senior Housing
- Volunteers of America
- White Pony Express
The Vice President of Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Committee continue to research and contact community philanthropies to determine where the Chapter can be of service.
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
- President: Kaby Plitt
- President Elect: Gabriela Garner
- Secretary: Stephanie Rhody
- Treasurer: Wendy Viscuglia
- Parliamentarian: Regina Yang
- Vice President Communications: Melanie Ridley
- Vice President Membership: Karen Picht
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Melissa Kutrosky
- Vice President Philanthropy: Anne Lorenz
- Vice President Provisionals: Tracy Burgess
- Vice President Ticktockers: Brina Wright
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. Each Chapter member is required to complete annual leadership obligations. For our Chapter, this includes: Chapter job for patronesses and Class job for Ticktockers.
The NCL Experience is a six-year plan designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence, and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age appropriate environment.
Leadership Development Activities of our Chapter include:
- Leadership Job Opportunities for both the mother & daughter.
- Leadership Development Training
- Team Leadership Opportunities
- Event Planning for both Social and Philanthropy Activities
- Small Group/Committee opportunities
- District-Wide Leadership Training and Activities
Each Ticktocker class has Class Officer positions, which are held by different members each year.
- Vice President-Philanthropy
- Vice President-Programs
- Recording Secretary
- Corresponding Secretary
Patroness jobs include Board positions, responsible for ensuring the chapter operates according to the By Laws, the Policies and chapter positions.
- President Elect
- Vice President Membership
- Vice President Ticktockers
- Vice President Philanthropy
- Vice President Patroness Activities
- Vice President Communications
- Vice President Provisionals
Chapter jobs include Grade Level Advisors (GLAs) who work in pairs to oversee each Ticktocker class, chairpersons roles for various committees, philanthropy liaisons to coordinate the volunteer opportunities for each philanthropy, Web Master, photographer, historian, hospitality, and more.
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. Cultural values and traditions shape the NCL Inc., role and contribution in our communities.
Each Ticktocker class selects and plans a cultural event to attend with their mothers. The purpose is to develop community awareness and enjoy cultural diversity with their class. Events may include music, art, drama, or dance performances as well as museum tours or restaurant experiences.
Our cultural events have varied throughout the years and some of our experiences have included:
- Theatrical Productions
- Museum visits
- Cirque de Soleil
Our Mother-Daughter Tea is one of our chapter’s most cherished traditions, designed to teach members etiquette, graciousness, self-confidence in social settings, good manners and respect of others. Our tea is held in February each year, hosted by Ticktockers during their sophomore year of high school.