Santa Barbara

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland or Carpinteria. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Santa Barbara aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • BUNS [Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter]
  • CADA [Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse]
  • Children’s Creative Project
  • Cottage Hospital
  • Direct Relief
  • Disaster Response
  • Dream Foundation
  • Explore Ecology
  • Food Bank
  • Garden Court Senior Communities
  • Hearts Therapeutic
  • Mental Wellness Center
  • MOXI, Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Safety Town of Santa Barbara County
  • SB Museum of Art & Ridley Tree Education Center
  • SB Museum of Natural History
  • SB Zoo
  • Sea Center
  • Special Olympics
  • Storyteller Children’s Center
  • Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
  • UCSB Koegel Autism Center
  • Unity Shoppe

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Rebecca Kracke
  • President Elect: Kristine Sperling
  • Secretary: Diane Beane
  • Treasurer: Rosemary Schmoller
  • Parliamentarian: Meghan Behrens
  • Vice President Communications: Davece Pires
    Coral Anfinsen
  • Vice President Membership: Elizabeth OBrien
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Theresa Dolotta
  • Vice President Provisionals: Chrystal Sturm
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Hollan Thayer
  • Sustainer Liaison: Karen Kelly
    Erin Griffin
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Hannah Parrish

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.

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