Southern New Hampshire

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Southern New Hampshire 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 Hillsborough, Merrimack, or Rockingham County area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Southern New Hampshire aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

 

The Southern NH Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (established in 2012) is part of a national mother-daughter organization dedicated to serving the communities in which the chapters are formed and fostering the mother-daughter relationship. Currently, Southern NH Chapter has around 200 active members who volunteer at 11 philanthropic organizations in Southern New Hampshire. Our members contributed thousands of volunteer hours in our community last year.

Our goal is to promote a sense of community responsibility in our daughters and strengthen our bond while growing together, sharing of ourselves, and improving our community. The daughters, along with their mothers, participate in a 6-year educational program of philanthropic work, leadership training, educational activities, and cultural events

 

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.

The Southern New Hampshire Chapter, the only chapter in NH, began in the kitchen of Alyse Kanter’s home in August of 2012.  There were 10 women present unaware of all that would be needed to start a chapter.  Through compromise and hard work, we toiled with our expansion chapter advisor to learn the ropes.  Within 6 months, our year began with a kickoff sundae pajama party to meet all the membership totaling under 50 people.   By November 2014 we became an official chapter of National Charity League, Inc. with more than 150 women.  We are growing every year and blazing a trail in New Hampshire for more chapters to follow. 

 Applications for new members will be due February 15, 2023. Click link to access the Prospective Member Information Packet. : https://members.nationalcharityleague.org/ama/orig/operating_units/341/content_page/NCL_On-line_Prosp-Mem-Packet-2021-2022.pdf

 

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
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Disaster Response
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • The Kindness Campaign

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.  Philanthropies supported by our Chapter include:

Alzheimer’s Association

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Animal Rescue League

Bedford Food Pantry

The Caregivers

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Families in Transition

Fueled by Kids

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Mount Carmel

New Horizons

Operation Homefront

Our Promise to Nicholas

Special Olympics

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

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution and parliamentary procedure. 

co-Presidents
Maureen Sheedy-Morris/Renu Basur

 

Activities of our Chapter include:

Monthly class meetings                   Annual Mother-Daughter Tea   

Senior Recognition                          Float design for Holiday Parade

 

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.

 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. Cultural enrichment is one of the three pillars of the NCL experience. Our goal is to develop cultural awareness by planning and attending various events. These activities expose our daughters to the cultural diversity in our community and instill in them a sense of gratitude and appreciation that makes them better volunteers and community members. Each year a class focuses on a different area of the arts. Cultural activities include attending live theater productions, concerts, museums, symphonies, operas, ballets, and dance performances.