About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Skyline 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 Burlingame, Millbrae, Hillsborough, or San Bruno area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Skyline aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Our Chapter partners with philanthropic organizations that serve many aspects of our community including underserved youth, access to food, children with learning differences, animals, and the environment. Through hands-on volunteering, our members learn about the needs in our community, as well as the impact they can make in it.
Our Chapter holds monthly meetings that focus on the 3 pillars of the NCL Experience: community service, leadership and cultural experiences. Throughout the year, we have all Chapter speaker events where we discover more about leadership skills and the needs within our community.
Additionally, our Chapter is organized into grade level classes, and with the guidance of Grade Level Advisors, the girls meet monthly to create their own culture and experiences for their grade level. Annually, the girls rotate through grade level board positions where they are trained and mentored to practice their developing leadership skills, as well as have a voice in the direction of the Chapter.
We celebrate the accomplishments of our Chapter at our annual Spring Tea, as well as recognize our Seniors who have completed their 6 year NCL Experience. It is a fun and celebratory event.
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.
Our Membership Drive is open from October 1 – December 1, 2020. All prospective members are required to submit a Membership Inquiry Form by December 1. Applications for membership will be available in November and must be completed by January 15, 2021.
NCL is designed as a small group leadership program whose membership is in part based on the availability of space in the daughter’s grade level so class sizes are limited.
In order to be eligible for Membership in the Skyline Chapter, your daughter must currently be in 6th grade, 8th grade or 9th grade and you must reside in our Chapter Boundaries. The boundaries include residence in Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae or San Bruno.
Please contact membership at email@example.com with any questions.
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:
- Animal Assisted Happiness
- Home and Hope
- Loved Twice
- Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
- One Life Counseling
- Operation Gratitude
- Pacific Beach Coalition
- Peninsula Food Runners
- Project Linus
- Rocket Dog Rescue
- SF Food Bank
- Village Harvest
The Philanthropy Committee continues to actively pursue opportunities that meet the needs of our community and interests of our membership.
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: Jamie Shen
- President Elect: Sarah Wiley
- Secretary: Kristie Felton
- Treasurer: Lily Deer
- Parliamentarian: Tiffany Kiniris
- Vice President Communications: Stacey Nolan
- Vice President Membership: Alexandra Di Cesare
Terese Piazza Fuss
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Nina Berkovits
- Vice President Philanthropy: Rosaline Wong
- Vice President Provisionals: Judith Kashyap
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jennifer Amdursky
Ticktocker members learn leadership skills by developing confidence and competence in leading their community both formally and informally. Leadership is one of the three pillars anchoring the NCL Inc. experience, and the Ticktocker class officer structure allows Ticktocker members the opportunity to practice leadership. In turn, Ticktocker class members engage in experiences which build essential skills such as communication, organization, team building, collaboration and parliamentary procedures. Every year Ticktocker members have an opportunity to fulfill one of these roles. During their monthly meetings, Ticktocker members also explore how to build their leadership in all parts of their life by learning about their individual style, strengths and interests.
Since this is a voluntary organization, both daughters and guardians are expected to hold a role within the organization to assist in the success of the Chapter. With the leadership of the Chapter board, we create and establish the vision, purpose and events which make our chapter meaningful to members.
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.
Both cultural and social experiences allow our members opportunities to connect with their community and foster individual growth. Cultural enrichment is one of our three pillars which anchors the NCL experience. Through these experiences, members are encouraged to learn more about themselves and develop ways to be part of the world around them. These events expose members to cultural diversity, the arts and social skills. Some cultural activities for both daughters and guardians include attending live theater productions and speakers, participating in a self-defense class and cooking classes, learning more about self-care and social awareness, and visiting galleries and museums. The girls are able to expand their thinking, discover their influence and contribute to an inclusive environment.
Every year our chapter plans and hosts a celebratory tea in May highlighting the importance of our community as a chapter. Members learn about modern etiquette through the planning and participation of our Chapter Tea. At the tea, we come together to celebrate our accomplishments of service and growth as an organization. It is a fun and meaningful way to bring everyone together as we close our year.