Round Rock

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Round Rock 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 or attend school in the Round Rock area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Round Rock aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year in recognition of our service and commitment! We completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program and held a Sustainer Event. Congratulations!



NCL, Inc. provides opportunities for mothers, known as “Patronesses,” and daughters, known as “Ticktockers,” to cultivate both mother-daughter and peer relationships through service to others.


The Ticktocker experience is a small group leadership program that allows each young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to build confidence and maturity, and to make friends while sharing and participating in service activities.


The Patroness experience allows mothers to work alongside their daughters as they broaden their perspective on the world around them. Patronesses also have the satisfaction of working with other talented women to advance the mission of our Round Rock Chapter.

Our Round Rock Chapter of NCL, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation with the mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to the following three pillars:
  • Community Service: Assessing what philanthropic needs exist in our community and helping to meet those needs whenever possible.
  • Leadership: Enhancing potential leadership skills through team building, problem solving, mentoring, and group dynamics.
  • Cultural: Creating an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.
The Round Rock Chapter, formed in 2015, is proud to be the 205th chapter formed in the United States and is the first in Round Rock!  Bethany Leffingwell, founding president of NCL, Inc., Round Rock Chapter rallied a team of engaged and dedicated women to help bring National Charity League, Inc. to the Round Rock community.  The Round Rock Chapter was chartered by National Charity League, Inc. in the Spring of 2017.  Currently, our chapter has approximately 284 members that support more than 18 philanthropies in and around the Williamson County area. Some of the community service areas supported by our chapter include: disadvantaged children’s services, educational organizations, food and clothing pantries, healthcare, children and adults with special needs, elderly, environmental preservation and animal protection organizations.

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.

Our Membership drive ends each January.  
We focus on recruiting current 6th graders.  We receive applications for other grade levels dependent on the openings we have.  Prospective Members need to be sponsored by a current Member of the NCL, Inc. Chapter to which they wish to apply. If you do not have a sponsor and your daughter attends a Round Rock ISD school, we would love for you to submit the Membership Inquiry Form and we will find a sponsor for you.

To learn more about NCL, Inc. and our Chapter, please join us at one of our NCL, Inc. Prospective Information Meetings held each fall.

If you are interested in joining our Chapter, you are invited to attend one of our informational meetings.  Attendance at one of these meeting is MANDATORY to join our chapter.

  • Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:00PM (Evite here)
  • Wednesday, October 26 @ 10:30AM (Evite here
  • Sunday, November 13 @ 4:00PM (Evite here

Please contact Sara Schmidt, VP of Membership or fill out the Membership Inquiry Form above for more information.

If you know someone in NCL, Inc., talk to her about her experience with NCL, Inc. and her Chapter’s Membership obligations and Membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc., Round Rock Chapter, or are unsure which NCL, Inc. Chapter in the Austin/Central Texas area best fits your location, you are invited to submit a Membership Inquiry Form.

We look forward to meeting you!

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:

  • American Heart Association
  • BIG – Brookwood in Georgetown
  • Brookdale Senior Living – Honor Byrd
  • Brown Santa of Williamson County -Brandy Hafner
  • Camp Bluebonnet
  • Hand to Hold
  • Head Start-Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties
  • Hearthstone Health Care Center
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • National Philanthropy Initiative – American Heart Association
  • Partners in Education RRISD
  • R.O.C.K. Ride on Center for Kids
  • Round Rock Arts Council
  • Round Rock Serving Center
  • Senior Access
  • Texas Baptist Children’s Home – Nicole Muirhead
  • Texas Humane Heroes
  • The Backpack Coalition – Shelley Hause
  • The Kindness Campaign


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: Lauren Shingleton
  • President Elect: Amy Nieto
  • Secretary: Jennifer Anderson
  • Treasurer: Amy Case
    Mary Bamburg
  • Parliamentarian: Lilly Fowler
  • Vice President Communications: Jeanine Renfro
  • Vice President Membership: Sara Schmidt
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Sandra Garcia
  • Vice President Provisionals: Gretchen Blair
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Elissa Lindsey


The Ticktocker experience is designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young women 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.


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.


NCL, Inc., creates an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. Exposure to culturally diverse peoples and events broadens perspective, promotes awareness and teaches cultural sensitivity.

Additionally, some time-honored NCL, Inc., traditions included in the six-year curriculum are cultural activities designed to teach members appropriate etiquette, graciousness, self-assuredness in social settings, development of personal and community connections, good manners and respect for others.

Grade Level Cultural Event Focuses:

7th Grade: Performing Arts

8th Grade: Museums

9th Grade: Visual Arts

10th Grade: Multicultural Cuisine

11th Grade: Architecture or Gardens

12th Grade: Class Choice


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