Sunnyside

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Sunnyside 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 Happy Valley, Clackamas, Damascus, Gladstone and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Sunnyside aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

WHO WE ARE
National Charity League, Inc. has 286 chapters in 31 states.  Founded in 2008, the Sunnyside Chapter is comprised of girls in grades 7-12 and their mothers.

WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in empowering today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders!

OUR COMMITMENT
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.

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) participate in a six-year core program of community service, leadership development, and cultural experiences.  This framework takes the girls through an age-appropriate experience based on the following concepts:

  • Honoring the mother-daughter bond by learning, growing, and modeling responsibility and graciousness.
  • Empowering women and girls 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.
  • Leading with integrity and excellence in everything we do.

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 Sunnyside Chapter is truly impacting the lives of its members and the surrounding community. In the last five years, members of the Sunnyside Chapter have contributed over 20,000 volunteer hours to our philanthropies.

WHO WE SUPPORT
The Sunnyside Chapter members volunteer for over 20 local philanthropies, serving as a valuable resource for the area. The volunteer work includes a wide range of experiences, from working with animals, 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!

Join Our Chapter

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

Please consider joining the Sunnyside Chapter, National Charity League (NCL), Inc. Our membership drive for 2023-2024 is now open! We are welcoming mothers with daughters in the graduating classes of 2026, 2027, 2028, and 2029. Applications are due January 15, 2023. New members will join for the 2023-2024 which begins June 1, 2023. Please email Angie Long, VP Membership Recruitment & Retention for more information. Email: membershipsunnyside@nclonline.org

We are a nonpolitical, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization for mothers and daughters in grades 7-12. Our mission is to foster the mother-daughter relationship in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

We support a number of local and national organizations. Local organizations we support: Oregon Humane Society Clackamas Bookshelf, Father’s Heart, Feed the Hungry, Wichita Family Support Center, the City of Happy Valley, and the Milwaukie Center. National organizations we support: American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Period – The Menstrual Movement. 

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

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • City of Happy Valley
  • Clackamas Service Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Feed the Hungry
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude

Leadership Development

  • President: Brooke Thames
  • President Elect: Emily Timm
  • Secretary: Kerry Mehl
  • Treasurer: Kimberly Emery
  • Parliamentarian: Sharon Koester
  • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Hungerford
  • Vice President Membership: Lonna Jenck
    Angie Long
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Jena Novotny
  • Vice President Provisionals: Amy Hoven
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Heather Johnson
  • Sustainer Liaison: Lauri DeLaczay
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Lindsey McAulay

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 Ticktocker 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.

Cultural Experiences

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