Sea Turtle

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 90 Members serving the community through a wide range of charitable organizations including The Salvation Army, Cape Fear Volunteer Center, and Poplar Grove Plantation. 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.

Both Patronesses (mothers) and Ticktockers (daughters) work side-by-side to serve the community, which teaches compassion, respect for others and the importance of giving back. 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.

Please email membershipseaturtle@nclonline.org

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

    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 Chapter include:

    • Heart Walk
    • Cape Fear Volunteer Center
    • Hospitality House of NHRMC
    • NC Coastal Federation
    • Poplar Grove
    • The Salvation Army
    • Toys for Tots
    • Work on Wilmington
    • Wreaths Across America

    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
    This year’s Board Members:

    • President: Paige O’Neill
    • President Elect: Gina Gilb
    • Secretary: Frankie Moulton
    • Treasurer: Cindy Koonce
    • Parliamentarian: Shannon Rogers
    • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Allen
      Darlene Powell
    • Vice President Membership: Gina Gilb
      Katharyn Harvey
    • Vice President Patroness Activities: Emily Reiniche
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Kristin Behm
    • Vice President Provisionals: Kristen Harmon
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Alison Boswell
      Stephanie David

    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
    • Ticktocker meetings
    • Patroness Meetings
    • Ticktocker trainings
    • Event planning for Chapter wide special events
    • Attendance at District and National NCL, Inc. meetings

    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.

    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.
    Activities of our Chapter include:

    • Annual Mother-Daughter Tea
    • Christmas Open House
    • 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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