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

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:

  • Parks & Recreation

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: 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

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.

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.