Southern Star

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Southern 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 Ellis County, TX. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Southern Star aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

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
  • Bridges Training Foundation
  • City of Midlothian
  • Disaster Response
  • Ellis County Children’s Theater
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Legend Oaks Rehabilitation
  • Miracle League
  • National Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Nicolas P. Sims Library
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Succeed Forever Community
  • The Kindness Campaign
  • Waxahachie Care

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:

  • President: Leslie Chandler
  • President Elect: LeeAnn Martin
  • Secretary: Cherice Wyckoff
  • Treasurer: Sara Dedeluk
  • Parliamentarian: Summer Lord
  • Vice President Communications: Jessica Jacobsen
  • Vice President Membership: Valerie Gorman
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Marta Schmidt
  • Vice President Provisionals: Jennifer Calder
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Camille Brening
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Kim Garlitz

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.