About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Sunflower 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 McKinney and Prosper area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Sunflower aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Who We Are
National Charity League, Inc. has seen impressive growth in North Texas, boasting over twenty-five Chapters in the DFW metroplex! Founded in 2012, the Sunflower Chapter of McKinney and Prosper is named for the strong and cheerful sunflower, which grows abundantly in our area. Therefore, the strength, beauty and sunny personality of this flower is a fitting symbol for our members to model.
Our membership is comprised of girls in grades seven through twelve living in the McKinney and Prosper area, and their mothers. We support the Collin County area with volunteer opportunities throughout the county, with a strong focus on McKinney and Prosper.
What We Believe
The girls in our Chapter participate in a six-year program, designed to take them through an age-appropriate experience focusing on community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. This framework is based on the following concepts:
- Honoring the mother-daughter bond by learning, growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness.
- Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead.
- Nurturing through mentorship.
- Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion.
- Providing depth of support in local communities.
- Integrity and excellence in everything we do.
National Charity League, Inc. is committed to the development of mothers and daughters as leaders, and is dedicated to improving local communities through hands-on volunteerism.
The NCL Experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to society.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members who continue their affiliation with the organization after high school graduation are welcomed throughout their lives as Sustainers. As a result of the NCL Experience, the participants become confident, well rounded and socially aware contributors to society.
What We Do
The Sunflower Chapter is truly impacting the lives of its members and the surrounding community.
- 85,536 total chapter-wide volunteer hours since founding in 2012.
- Most volunteer hours are worked as a mother-daughter team.
- Member and chapter nominations for the Volunteer Group Award by Volunteer McKinney.
- Nationwide, NCL, Inc. members volunteered nearly 3 million hours last year.
Who We Support
The Sunflower Chapter members volunteer for over twenty local philanthropies, serving as a valuable resource for the area. The volunteer work includes a wide range of experiences, from working with foster children, assisting the elderly or working with community members with special needs. As a result, our members get out and learn about the community around them!
Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 years. This is the highest award given to a Chapter. The Blue Rose Award is given to a Chapter who completes annual requirements, participates in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and holds a Sustainer 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.
Membership Drive Information
The membership drive for 2024 is now open through January for current 6th graders! Please complete our Membership Inquiry Form if you are interested in becoming a member.
Prospective Members are required to attend an Information Session, held in January 2024. Once you complete the Membership Inquiry Form, we will reach out to you with more details.
If you know someone in the Sunflower Chapter, talk to her about the program and membership obligations.
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
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Baby Booties Diaper Bank
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County
- Brookdale Stonebridge Ranch
- Chestnut Square Historic Village
- Community Garden and Kitchen at HFS
- Community Lifeline Center
- Cornerstone Assistance Network of North Central Texas
- Disaster Response
- Disaster Response
- Embrace Texas
- Habitat for Humanity
- Habitat for Humanity & Restore – North Collin County
- Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
- Holy Family School
- Hugs Cafe/Greenhouse
- Journey of Hope
- LoveLife Foundation
- McKinney Little Free Pantry
- Meals on Wheels Collin County
- Mission Regan
- Neighbors Nourishing Neighbors Food Pantry
- Operation Gratitude
- SMILES Charity
- Special Olympics Texas
- Streetside Showers
- Texas Little Cuties Rescue
- The Kindness Campaign
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: Holly Rudnick
- President Elect: Kam Chumley
- Secretary: Stephanie Hercik
- Treasurer: Julie Wiley
- Parliamentarian: Nicole Flavin
- Vice President Communications: Celimar Fournier
- Vice President Membership: Kirsten Keats Kuehler
- Vice President Philanthropy: Stacey Pearlman
- Vice President New Members: Joan Bishop
- Vice President Ticktockers: Tiana Kinnon
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Jessica Contreras
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. Chapter activities include:
- A six year curriculum ensuring age-appropriate and relevant programming.
- Grade-level meetings run by the Ticktockers daughters.
- Philanthropy projects developed and facilitated by grade-levels.
- Leadership development for Patroness mothers through annual committee assignment.
- Annual leadership and officer training for all 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.
Other Sunflower Chapter activities include our Style Show, Awards Ceremony, Ticktocker Retreat, and Father/Daughter event. Each year culminates with our premier event of the year, the Senior Recognition Gala. At this formal event members celebrate the mother-daughter bond, and most importantly, honor the Senior Ticktockers for their accomplishments as members in the Sunflower Chapter.