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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Please consider joining the Sunnyside Chapter, National Charity League (NCL), Inc. 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. Our membership drive for 2023-2024 will open October 1, 2022 and close January 15, 2023. New members will join for the 2023-2024 which begins June 1, 2023. 

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:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Annie Ross House
  • CHAP
  • City of Happy Valley
  • Clackamas Book Shelf
  • Clackamas River Basin Council
  • Clackamas Service Center
  • Father’s Heart Street Ministry
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Happy Valley Library
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Milwaukie Community Center Foundation
  • NCL, Inc. National Philanthropy
  • North Clackamas Family Support Center
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Period. The Menstrual Movement
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Second Chance Companions – Animeals
  • Solve
  • Special Olympics
  • Urban Gleaners

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
  • 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

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

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.

Mothers and daughters of each class attend a cultural experience together with a focus on different areas of art, theatre, dance and music.

Each Chapter celebrates the richness of its history through traditions that honor the past. The Mother Daughter Tea is an NCL, Inc. tradition. Today, NCL chapters around the country continue to embrace their long-standing traditions, as well as, create new ones.

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