San Antonio Rose

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., San Antonio Rose 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 near the northeast San Antonio area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, San Antonio Rose aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

San Antonio Rose Chapter History

On August 29, 2006, two NCL, Inc. members from Houston, Texas, came to San Antonio to meet with a group of women interested in learning more about NCL, Inc.  The San Antonio group was led by Lynn Cunningham and Leslie Kingman. Those in attendance included Marcia Archer, Nancy Billups, Laura Burney, Sally Clayton, Pam Cohen, Kelly Fellbaum, Ellen Hill, Christy Kerr, Lellan Lane, Dina McIlhenny, Carolina Morrell, Lisa Thaddeus, Lisa Thurmond, Mary Wigodsky and Pagie Wilson.

After realizing significant interest, another meeting with more interested women was held on September 25, 2006, at Christ Episcopal Church.  The original group of 15 had grown to 54!

On October 15, 2007, with NCL, Inc. President Theresa Stamey in attendance, the San Antonio Rose Chapter of NCL, Inc. was formed — the first Chapter to serve the community of San Antonio, Texas.

In January of 2008 the Chapter became a Chartered chapter of NCL, Inc.

Chapter Presidents

2007-2008    Lynn Cunningham

2008-2009    Marcia Archer

2009-2010    Kelly Fellbaum

2010-2011     Margaret Judson

2011-2012     Tisha Beck

2012-2013     Susanne Marco

2013-2014     Susan Janes

2014-2015     Molly Ellwood “Treasure the Sweet Moments”

2015-2016     Allison Zeller “Rock Your Role”

2016-2017     Julia Mann “The Power of Ten”

2017-2018     Jill Vassar “JOY- Jump Outside Yourself”

2018-2019     Mary Beth Mossbacker  “Rise Up”

2019-2020     Cynthia Kerby   “Inspire to Serve”

2020 – 2021    Jody Lutz “Grace, Compassion and Tradition”


Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Membership in this organization affords mothers and daughters the opportunities to participate together in philanthropic work, leadership development, and cultural experiences.

Membership requires a serious commitment of time and service as well as a financial obligation.   Mothers living in near northeast San Antonio with daughters in the 6th grade are eligible for the San Antonio Rose Chapter membership process.

During the fall of the daughter’s 6th grade year mothers must attend an Informational Meeting to hear more details about membership and membership requirements.  Each mother must be sponsored by an Active member of the Chapter who is in Good Standing.  This Active member is the “Sponsor”; applicants must also have a “Co-Sponsor” who may be either an Active or Provisional member of the Chapter.

After attending the Informational Meeting, meeting with her Sponsor and Co-Sponsor, and gaining a thorough understanding of the annual membership requirements for both mothers and daughters in terms of time, service, and financial obligations, an interested mother may complete an Application Packet.

Applicants are placed in a blind draw in the spring of the daughter’s 6th grade year.  Applicant names are associated with a number; numbers are literally drawn out of a hat to build a Class of rising 7th graders.

The number of Applicants admitted each year is limited to the daughters’ class size as established by the Chapter’s Board each year.  Generally, the Chapter admits as many mothers as necessary to create a class.  (However, all Applicants are drawn and a waiting list is maintained until the acceptance deadline.)

Orientation for both Mothers (“Patronesses”) and Daughters (“Ticktockers”) is held in the late spring of the daughter’s 6th grade year with the experience officially beginning in the summer prior to the daughter’s 7th grade year.  The Ticktocker experience is a total of six years (7th – 12th grades).

To request more information about membership please email the Chapter’s leadership at or fill out a Membership Inquiry Form.

*Applicants may only submit one Application to one Chapter.  Applicants may not apply to more than one Chapter in a particular geographic area.

*Applicants that are not admitted to the Chapter may inquire with NCL, Inc.,  about starting a new Chapter.

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • Meals on Wheels SA
  • MLK National Day of Service
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Sports Foundation
  • Texas Diaper Bank

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:

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 San Antonio Rose Chapter include:

  • The Alamo
  • Any Baby Can
  • Children’s Bereavement Center
  • The DoSeum
  • Family Service Association
  • Fisher House
  • Food Bank (San Antonio)
  • Humane Society
  • Kinetic Kids
  • Morningside Ministries
  • Operation Homefront
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
  • San Antonio Sports Foundation
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Snack Pak for Kids
  • Witte Museum

Leadership Development

  • President: Luci Bell
    Ana Dippel
  • President Elect: Lauren McLaughlin
  • Secretary: Stacy Foerster
  • Treasurer: Marisa Ketchum
    Kelly Weaver
  • Parliamentarian: Marquel McCabe
  • Vice President Communications: Marla Russell
  • Vice President Membership: Valerie Ziegler
    Molly Carter
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Lynnette Embrey
  • Vice President Provisionals: Carey Hildebrand
  • Vice President Ticktockers: April Barnes
  • Sustainer Liaison: Julia Mann
    Emily Azar
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Jenni Stupka

Ticktocker Educational Activities
Educational activities are designed to teach the Ticktockers to be self-assured in social settings, demonstrate good manners, and respect others. Educational activities provide training in the areas of:

  • Personal Growth Training (personal & social responsibilities)
  • Personal Independence
  • Personal Finance Skills
  • Assertiveness & Personal Safety
  • College & Career Planning
  • Event Planning (mother/daughter tea, fashion show, senior recognition)


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.

Ticktocker Cultural Events

Cultural events help develop community awareness and cultural sensitivity, with the following types of cultural events being the focus:

  • Performing Arts (music, theater, and dance)
  • Visual Arts
  • Stage Performances
  • Museums
  • Cultural Centers