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”

2021 – 2022    Emily Jones “Walking on Sunshine”

2022 – 2023    Luci Bell “Growing Together and Giving Back”

2023 – 2024    Lauren McLaughlin “Doing Small Things with Great Love”

 

 

 

 

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.

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.  

After attending the Informational Meeting 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 nclsanantoniorose@nclonline.org 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

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:

  • AHISD
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Red Cross
  • Any Baby Can
  • Basura Bash
  • Children’s Bereavement Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Family Service Association
  • Fisher House of San Antonio
  • Food Bank of San Antonio
  • Humane Society of San Antonio
  • JDRF
  • Kinetic Kids
  • Meals on Wheels SA
  • MLK National Day of Service
  • Morningside Ministries
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Academy
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Sports Foundation
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Snack Pak 4 Kids
  • SNIPSA
  • Texas Diaper Bank
  • The Alamo
  • The DoSeum
  • The Witte Museum

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, Brackenridge Park Conservatory, San Antonio Botanical Gardens, San Antonio Museum of Art, AHISD, Children’s Bereavement Center, Doseum, JDRF, San Antonio Academy, Snack Pak for Kids, American Red Cross, Basura Bash, Family Services Association, San Antonio Food Bank, American Heart Association, San Antonio Sports Foundation, Fisher House, Operation Gratitude, Operation Homefront, Morningside Ministries, Meals on Wheels and Meals on Wheels-AniMeals, and Alzheimers Assocation

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Lauren McLaughlin
    Lauren McLaughlin
  • President Elect: Amy Swaney
  • Secretary: Berkeley Hanna
    Brynn Peterson
  • Treasurer: Brett Beyer
    Kelly Weaver
  • Parliamentarian: Becky Kelso
    Margaret Raney
  • Vice President Communications: Lindsay Dusek
    Maddie Conger
  • Vice President Membership: Caroline Rose
    Lindsay Nash
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jennifer Marvin
    Jennifer Marvin
  • Vice President New Members: Jenny Seger
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Anne Davidson
    Stacy Smaistrla
  • Sustainer Liaison: Caroline Decherd
    Kristen Bell
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Mary Pat Whiteside

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

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.

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