Surf Cities

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Surf Cities 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 San Diego County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Surf Cities aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

NCL, Inc., Surf Cities Chapter is a group of San Diego County mothers and daughters who are committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Surf Cities aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving our communities together. We are the 111th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States, and serve 25 philanthropies in North San Diego County. In 2019-20, our chapter served more than 10,000 hours in our community.

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

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

Surf Cities was founded on April 6, 2003 with 31 founding members, and is the 111th NCL, Inc. chapter to form in the United States. We now have more than 130 mother-daughter teams (300 people) serving north San Diego County. Surf Cities is committed to serving our local community, developing leaders and providing new cultural experiences. Like all NCL, Inc. chapters, Surf Cities aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving our community together.

If you would like information on how to join our chapter, contact Dora Adami.

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. 

Some of the philanthropies we work with are:

    Surf Cities promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. We then support our philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities.

    Our group of nearly 300 mothers and daughters support 25 philanthropies throughout north San Diego county including:

    • Adopt A Beach
    • Beacons
    • City of Carlsbad
    • City of Encinitas
    • Comfort Cub
    • Community Resource Center
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Habitat For Humanity
    • La Posada de Guadalupe
    • LCYO Champions Baseball
    • Lux Art Institute
    • Meals on Wheels
    • Military Services
    • MS Society
    • My Girlfriend’s Closet
    • Rancho Coastal Humane Society
    • San Diego Botanic Garden
    • Spay Neuter Action Project
    • Sunrise Senior Living
    • Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

    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
    This year’s Board Members:

    • President: Lisa Black
    • President Elect: Angela DeLuca
      Erin Righetti
    • Secretary: Kristin Stewart
    • Treasurer: Susan Bruinzeel
    • Parliamentarian: Monica Hansen
    • Vice President Communications: Jennifer Baumgartner
    • Vice President Membership: Dora Adami
    • Vice President Patroness Activities: Jodi Greenberger
    • Vice President Philanthropy: Lisa Marting
      Heather Steer
    • Vice President Provisionals: Martha King
    • Vice President Ticktockers: Angela Drees
    • Sustainer Liaison: Katrina Young

    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. Every Surf Cities patroness and ticktocker is encouraged to take on a leadership role, whether as a philanthropy liaison, part of an event team, a ticktocker board member, or a chapter board member. We are building leaders, both moms and daughters.

    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.

    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 world views that will shape and support our lives. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Our cultural experiences include: dance, art, relaxation, etiquette, museums visits, plays and musicals, and much more.