About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Sea Turtle 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 or attend school in the New Hanover School District. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Sea Turtle aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Sea Turtle Chapter of the National Charity League in Wilmington, NC, is a 501c (3) organization founded in 2016. We currently have over 200 Mothers and Daughters serving the community through a wide range of charitable organizations including The Salvation Army, Cape Fear Volunteer Center, the Good Shepherd Center, Communities in Schools and more. Our location on the coast also gives the Sea Turtle Chapter a unique opportunity to focus on environmental philanthropies such as The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and Plastic Oceans Project.
Both Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) work side-by-side to serve the community, enhance the mother-daughter bond, and foster leadership opportunities for girls in 7th through 12th grades. Monthly grade-level meetings allow Ticktockers to develop their talents and learn valuable leadership skills while improving their social etiquette. Patronesses meet monthly to discuss club business; to develop cultural, social and leadership programming; and to foster strong relationships among members. Patronesses and Ticktockers also participate in cultural events throughout the year.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
Membership in our Chapter is open to all Mothers of rising 7th grade girls through 10th grade (NCL, Inc. does not allow members to join the years of a girl’s rising Junior or Senior year). The membership process begins on November 1 with small information sessions or on-on-one meetings. Applications for membership are then available online until January 15.
Each Ticktocker class is identified by the graduation year and typically has up to 24 Ticktockers.
If you are interested in becoming a part of NCL, Inc., Sea Turtle Chapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- NCL Inc Virtual Events
Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:
- Beyond the Pink
- Brigade Boys and Girls
- Cape Fear River Watch
- Cape Fear Volunteer Center
- Communities in School
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC
- Foster Pantry
- Good Shepherd Center
- Hospitality House of NHRMC (SECU House)
- Miracle League
- NC Coastal Federation
- Nourish NC
- Plastic Oceans Project
- Poplar Grove Plantation
- RescueConnect Animal Rescue
- The Salvation Army
- Toys for Tots
- Wreaths Across America
- NCL, Inc. National Philanthropy Initiative(s)
- Other Disaster/Rescue Initiative(s) as they arise
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Gina Gilb
- Secretary: Melissa Scott
- Treasurer: Katharyn Harvey
- Parliamentarian: Jenna Butler
- Vice President Communications: Allison McWhorter
- Vice President Membership: Amy Cantrill
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lori Medeiros
- Vice President Philanthropy: Sutton Boney
- Vice President Provisionals: Jessica Schreiber
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jill Webb
- Sustainer Liaison: Paige O’Neill
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure.
Each Ticktocker class focuses on a different aspect of leadership:
Seventh graders explore leadership styles and NCL, Inc., core values.
Eighth graders learn communication and meeting leadership skills.
Freshmen hone their listening skills, practice time management tools, and build self-confidence.
Sophomores strengthen conflict resolution skills, prepare for future employment, and engage in public speaking.
Juniors establish future goals and identify college opportunities.
Seniors mentor the younger Ticktockers.
Activities of our Chapter include:
- New Member Orientation
- Monthly Board of Directors meetings
- Monthly Ticktocker meetings
- Monthly Patroness meetings
- Ticktocker trainings
- Event planning for Chapter wide special events
- Attendance at District and National NCL, Inc. meetings
- Regular hands-on philanthropy projects
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
Cultural activities that members of our Chapter might participate in include:
- Annual Mother-Daughter Tea
- Art exhibits in our business community
- Dance Performances
- Musical Theatre
- Dramatic Theatre
- Ballet or Dance Ensemble Performances
- Symphony Concerts
- Visual Arts/Art Museum Visits
Our Chapter History
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