Sierra Nevada

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Sierra Nevada 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 the Reno/Sparks area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Sierra Nevada 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 Cancer Society Reno
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
  • Casa de Vida
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada – St. Vincent’s
  • Disaster Response
  • Evelyn Mount Community Outreach
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Girls on the Run
  • Give Hope
  • Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  • Moms on the Run
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • National Giving Tuesday
  • Nevada Discovery Museum
  • Nevada Humane Society
  • Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Project 150, Reno
  • RAVE – Respite and Volunteer Experiences
  • Reno Rodeo
  • Reno Sparks Gospel Mission – RSGM
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
  • Sierra Association of Foster Families
  • Special Olympics – Nevada
  • Spread The Word Nevada, Washoe County
  • STEP 2
  • The Children’s Cabinet
  • The Eddy House
  • Veterans Guest House

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: Jeffie DiGrazia
  • President Elect: Michelle Krakora
    Deborah Clemetson
  • Secretary: Adrienne Bemus
  • Treasurer: Mary Yount
  • Parliamentarian: Dania Reid
  • Vice President Communications: Shannon Brenner
  • Vice President Membership: Annette Bland
    Carolyn Raydon
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Mariah Erickson
    Jenny Van Duyne
  • Vice President Provisionals: Nicolette Smith
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Jackie Peacock
    Allison Isaia
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Kari Hill
    Megan Janes

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.