About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Silver Star 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 area south of Forest Lane, east of Marsh Lane/Lemmon Avenue, west of Highway 75 and north of the southern border of Highland Park. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Silver Star aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Silver Star chapter aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together. Our more than 240 members represent eighteen public and private schools and served almost 4,000 hours last year. With an estimated national value of a volunteer hour at $29.95, we made an annual philanthropic impact of over $118,000 in our Dallas community. Together, we make a difference!
Join Our Chapter
Interested in joining 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.
Our Prospective Member Packet will include the following information:
- Timeline: Applications for Membership are accepted during our annual Membership Drive from January 15th – October 1st. Girls in 6th – 9th grades may apply, unless a class is already full at the start of the drive.
- Application: A Prospective Member may only apply to one Chapter, so it’s mandatory to attend an information session before applying to Silver Star. We offer 3-4 information sessions per year, both in-person and virtually.
Our Silver Star chapter follows a rewarding six-year program designed to further the NCL, Inc. mission through our three pillars of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- ACEing Autism
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
- City Square
- Community Partners of Dallas
- Dallas Arboretum
- Dallas Children’s Theater
- Dallas Public Library
- Dickinson Place
- Disaster Response
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Feed My Starving Children
- For the Love of the Lake
- Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Hagar’s Heart
- North Texas Food Bank
- Operation Gratitude
- Rainbow Days
- Rays of Light
- Ronald McDonald House
- SPCA of Texas
- St. Philips Community Center
- The Family Place
- Wesley-Rankin Community Center
In our 2023-24 year, Siver Star is supporting 25 philanthropy partners, all of which fulfill a variety of local needs, including those that provide services for the homeless, the disadvantaged, children and adults with special needs, the elderly, animals, the environment and more.
We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Tammi Williams
- President Elect: Ashley Parks
- Secretary: Lisa Burns
- Treasurer: Jennifer Seidel
- Parliamentarian: Denise Kirkman
- Vice President Communications: Melanie Young
- Vice President Membership: Nancy Crook
- Vice President Philanthropy: Ann Spraker
- Vice President New Members: Maria Prestigiacomo Patel
- Vice President Ticktockers: Katie LeRosen
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Ann Hurley
Leadership Development is an important part of our chapter ethos. This September, our ticktocker boards will honor our leadership pillar by organizing our three Big Sis/Little Sis meetings. We are so excited for our older girls to mentor our younger ticktockers!
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.
In honor of our cultural pillar, we are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for our October luncheon has been arranged through the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Magie Furst, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Astheim, Germany in 1929, will share her story. History survives through memory. We invite all our patronesses to listen to Ms. Furst share her incredible story of struggle and courage. Watch this space for pictures in late October.