South Bay

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., South Bay 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 Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach or Redondo Beach. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, South Bay aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.



Our Membership Drive for 2022-2023 has completed.


 If you and your daughter are seeking a fulfilling experience that will offer each of you opportunities individually and together for service, leadership, camaraderie and personal growth, then you have come to the right place, National Charity League, South Bay! Mothers and Daughters Serving Communities Together!


See the “Join Our Chapter” section for updates about our 2023-2024 Membership Drive.

  And find us on Instagram & Facebook @NCLSOUTHBAY


About National Charity League:

Learn more about NCL’s mission and core values as Mothers and Daughters Serving Communities Together.


About our NCL South Bay Chapter:

The South Bay Chapter was formed in 2014 and in 2020, our chapter graduated the first class that completed all six years of the program. Our goal is to promote a sense of shared responsibility in our daughters and strengthen our bond while growing together, sharing our time and energy, and improving our community.

  • The National Charity League, Inc., South Bay Chapter was founded on September 29, 2014, becoming the 196th Chapter.
  • Our Chapter began with 155 mothers and daughters representing 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade classes from the cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The Chapter was chartered on March 12, 2016.
  • Our Chapter was started by 11 South Bay mothers who wanted to create a new legacy for mothers and daughters to serve their community together.
  • Our Chapter was supported by Expansion Advisor Heather Schuchert, a former President of the National Charity League, Inc., Peninsula Chapter.
  • We are comprised of mothers, called Patronesses, and daughters, called Ticktockers.
  • Our founding Ticktocker classes represented eight schools: Hermosa Valley School, Manhattan Beach Middle School, Chadwick School, Mira Costa High School, Redondo Union High School, American Martyrs School, Marlborough School, Marymount High School.


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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.


NCL South Bay’s next membership drive will take place in Fall 2023. All mothers with 6th grade (2023-2024) daughters are encouraged to inquire. If you would like to learn more about our chapter, please reach out to us at


We look forward to meeting you!

Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • Access Books
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • AYSO VIP Program
  • Beach Cities Health District
  • Beach Cities Toy Drive
  • Boys and Girls Club of Carson
  • Cancer Support Community South Bay
  • Chemocessories
  • Disaster Response
  • Food for Kids
  • Friendship Foundation
  • Heal the Bay
  • Lovejoy Foundation
  • MB Hometown Fair
  • One Voice Holiday Program
  • Operation Gratitude
  • P.S. I Love You – Day at the Beach
  • Portraits of Hope
  • Project: NEEDS
  • Roundhouse Aquarium
  • Sunrise Senior Assisted Living
  • TEDx Manhattan Beach
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Zazzy Cats Kitty Rescue

NCL National Charities Include:

American Heart Association
The Kindness Campaign  

Our South Bay Chapter Philanthropies:


Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Erin Levin
  • President Elect: Mercedes Morton
  • Secretary: Caroline Payne
  • Treasurer: Teresa Carlson
  • Parliamentarian: Elizabeth Holtzman
    Karen Farrell
  • Vice President Communications: Stacy Myrose
  • Vice President Membership: Nicole Gasperov
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Vanessa Mazry
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Tisha Soladay
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Kelly Trudgen

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.

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