Santa Ynez Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Santa Ynez Valley 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 Solvang, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Olivos, and Ballard. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Santa Ynez Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


Our Santa Ynez Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. was organized in 1994 and incorporated in 1997.

We are a group of over 150 members including sustainer members. We provide hands-on volunteer service for more than 14 local philanthropies and contribute over 2650 hours to our local community each year.

Other annual events are the Mother-Daughter tea held each year and the Senior Recognition event held in the spring to recognize the graduating senior class.

The most rewarding aspect of NCL, Inc. are the experiences we have with our daughters and the friendships we establish during our six years together. Through the outstanding work we do in the community and our participation in social and cultural events, we build long-lasting friendships and memories.

Join Our Chapter

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

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Santa Ynez Other Philanthropies

Leadership Development

  • President: Laura Urquidez
  • President Elect: Alizabeth Hamaoui
  • Treasurer: Alexandra Glover
  • Parliamentarian: Anna D’Alessandro
  • Vice President Communications: Carol Elwell
  • Vice President Membership: Shannon Gann
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jennifer Johnson
  • Vice President Provisionals: Hilary Halme
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Joanna Hawkins
  • Sustainer Liaison: Valerie Allen
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Kim Merz

Cultural Experiences

Blue Rose Chapter Award

Blue Rose Chapter Award

Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.