Temecula Valley

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Temecula Valley 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 the Temecula or Murrieta area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Temecula Valley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Temecula Valley Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. (established in 2013) currently has over 250 active members and sustainers who volunteer at over 17 philanthropic organizations in Southern California.  Our members contributed thousands of volunteer hours in our community last year.

Our goal is to promote a sense of community responsibility in our daughters and strengthen our bond while growing together, sharing of ourselves, and improving our community.  The daughters, along with their mothers, participate in a 6-year educational program of philanthropic work, leadership training, educational activities, and cultural events.


We are so proud to be recognized by the 2020-2021 NCL Chapter Recognition Program. Our Temecula Valley Chapter received the highest achievement of the Blue Rose Award. Not only did we complete our annual requirements but we participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program as well as held events for our Sustainers. Congratulations to all of the members of the Temecula Valley Chapter of NCL for your commitment to creating a strong chapter for our community!



On May 20, 2013, National Charity League, Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter was born!   Our Founding President, Jacqueline Hunter, was a NCL, Inc. Ticktocker in her hometown of Whittier, California.  After settling in Temecula, she could not believe that we didn’t have a chapter here.  With 3 daughters, she wanted to have the same “NCL Inc.  Experience” with the girls and give them those lifetime friends that she make with her Ticktocker class.  Jacqueline reached out to National Charity League Inc. Headquarters, and they also had another lady who was interested in the area, Juliet Grossman. The rest is history! We began assembling a “dream team” who became our fabulous founding Board of Directors.

Over the years we have been working to create the foundation for a new National Charity League, Inc., Temecula Valley Chapter. From the early formation meeting held on May 20, 2013, we have grown in membership, partnered philanthropies, education, and experiences.  Our Temecula Valley Chapter is strong and healthy! We will be thriving and impacting mothers, and daughters and our community for generations to come.

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:

  • Binky Patrol
  • Champions League
  • City of Murrieta – Events, Senior Activities
  • City of Temecula – Events, Parks
  • City of Temecula – Old Town Temecula Community Theater
  • City of Temecula – Pennypickle’s Workshop
  • Community Mission of Hope
  • Empty Cradle
  • Green Acres Interactive Therapy
  • Habitat for Humanity – Inland Valley
  • Hope’s Community Closet
  • Jacob’s House
  • MCAS Camp Pendleton
  • Michelle’s Place
  • Operation Gratitude (National Philanthropy)
  • Our Nicholas Foundation
  • Rose Again Foundation
  • Southwest Healthcare
  • Susan G. Komen I.E.
  • Temecula Little League / Challenger Division

We have a variety of philanthropies that we serve in order to provide our members with an opportunity to volunteer in multiple arenas depending on their interests or areas of passion. Some of our big projects during the year include:

  • Service from the Heart (an NCL district-wide baby shower event on Camp Pendleton for military families)
  •  We C.A.N. Food Drive (collecting canned food items for Community Mission of Hope)
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in October

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: Mercedes Zepeda
  • Secretary: Karina Ortiz
  • Treasurer: Feli Obregon
    Carrie Robinson
  • Parliamentarian: Brandee Lilly
  • Vice President Communications: Laura Page
  • Vice President Membership: Nicole Gann
    Meghan Petretta
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Karen Wilson
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Courtney Ziani
  • Vice President Provisionals: Christine Grant
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Diana Arban
    Megan Crawford
  • Sustainer Liaison: Lori Nevens

Maximize your potential to be a confident role model by embracing “who you are” which empowers your personal sense of purpose and  allows you to be an advocate for others.

The  leadership development opportunities afforded to members  through their experience provide foundational skills such  as:

*   Organizational  skills management
*   Parliamentary  procedures
*   Consensus  building
*   How  to build a budget and run an effective  meeting
*   Team  building
*   Time  management
*   Conflict  Resolution
*   Event  planning

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.

Activities of our Chapter include:

*   Performance art by members of another culture
*   Museum of Tolerance
*   Cultural  centers
*   Museums  or gallery showings
*   Dance  performances such as ballet
*   Renaissance  Fair
*   Symphonies
*   Plays
*   Operas

Some  time-honored NCL, Inc. traditions are cultural activities designed  to teach members etiquette, graciousness, self-assuredness in social settings, good manners and respect  of  others.

The cultural events help us explore culture in our local communities.  These events which fall under the Cultural Experiences Pillar of NCL, Inc. are very intentional.  They are:

7th – Dance

8th – Museum

9th – Musical Theater

10th – Symphony / Live Music

11th – Multicultural Event

12th – Ticktocker Choice

Senior Recognition and Chapter Tea

NCL, Inc.  chapters hold annually a Senior Recognition event to honor the 12th grade Ticktockers upon their completion of the NCL, Inc. Experience Six-year Core Program. This is a special event that highlights those that are a part of the graduating class.

Our annual Chapter Tea event is a time honored National Charity League, Inc. tradition.  Each year at our Mother-Daughter Tea, it is paired with our Jr. Showcase Fashion Show.  This day allows us to spend a lovely afternoon with our Ticktocker daughter who have been instructed about tea etiquette in our Six Year Program.  Our junior class has the opportunity to participate in our fashion show where the focus is on our girls being confidant, young women who have learned the value of etiquette and poise.