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? 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 starts on October 1st of each year for entrance beginning the following May. Our six year program runs from 7th-12th grades. Prospective members are sponsored while their daughters are still in 6th grade. Admission into grades 8 through 10 is subject to the same sponsorship rules and is based on space availability.
All prospective members are required to submit a Membership Inquiry Form. Prospective mothers will be invited to attend an informational session in the Fall to learn about NCL, Inc. and our Chapter. Applications are available in November and are due in January. If we receive more applicants than space available, our Membership Committee will conduct a blind draw to select the class.
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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:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Burlingame
- Animal Assisted Happiness
- Big Wave Project
- Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula
- Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE)
- Burlingame Public Library
- CALL Primrose
- Canine Companions for Independence
- Disaster Response
- Down Syndrome Connection
- Hillsborough Beautification Foundation
- Jasper Ridge Farms
- Kids & Art
- Kindness Campaign
- Life Moves
- Loved Twice
- Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF)
- Millbrae Recreation Center
- My New Red Shoes
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- One Life Counseling
- Operation Gratitude
- Pacific Beach Coalition
- Park Champions
- Peninsula Ballet Theatre
- 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.
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: Jennifer Foley
- President Elect: Sangeetha Raghunathan
- Secretary: Roberta Jurash
- Treasurer: Jennifer Lin
- Parliamentarian: Michele Harbin
- Vice President Communications: Cindy Wong-Zarahn
- Vice President Membership: Kim Tramel
- Vice President Philanthropy: Julia Tang
- Vice President New Members: Melissa Farris
- Vice President Ticktockers: Sophia Chen
- Sustainer Liaison: Debbie Sodini
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Patricia Orosco
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.
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.
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.