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 Northern Nevada Chapter
  • American Cancer Society Reno
  • American Heart Association
  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
  • Casa de Vida
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada – St. Vincent’s
  • Evelyn Mount Community Outreach
  • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Girls on the Run
  • JDRF Northern Nevada Chapter
  • Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
  • Moms on the Run
  • 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 Sparks Gospel Mission – RSGM
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
  • Senior Outreach – City of Reno
  • Sierra Association of Foster Families
  • Special Olympics – Nevada
  • Spread The Word Nevada, Washoe County
  • STEP 2
  • The Children’s Cabinet
  • The Eddy House
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • 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
  • President: Colette McKenzie
  • President Elect: Jeffie DiGrazia
  • Treasurer: Rachel Lemieux
  • Parliamentarian: Dania Reid
  • Vice President Communications: Debra Cuddy
  • Vice President Membership: Mary Yount
    Annette Bland
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Megan Janes
    Kari Hill
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Tiffany Talafuse
    Mariah Erickson
  • Vice President Provisionals: Nicolette Smith
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Adrienne Bemus
    Jackie Peacock

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.