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? 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

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
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Binky Patrol
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County
  • Charity for Charity
  • City of Temecula – Events, Parks
  • City of Temecula – Old Town Temecula Community Theater & Pennypickels
  • Community Mission of Hope
  • Community Mission of Hope – Rancho Damacitas
  • Disaster Response
  • Empty Cradle
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Green Acres Interactive Therapy
  • Habitat for Humanity – Inland Valley
  • Heather Janikowski Foundation
  • Jacob’s House
  • MCAS Camp Pendleton
  • Michelle’s Place
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 15, 2024
  • National Wear RED Day
  • NCL Event- Jackie Hunter Founder’s Day
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Philanthropy Fair
  • Rose Again Foundation
  • Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary (SRAS)
  • Southwest Healthcare
  • Susan G. Komen I.E.
  • Temecula Little League / Challenger Division
  • Temecula Valley Rose Society

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)

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Leah Finn
  • President Elect: Meghan Petretta
  • Secretary: Karina Macalinao
  • Treasurer: Angelee McDougall
  • Parliamentarian: Emma Testa
  • Vice President Communications: Tiffany Richter
  • Vice President Membership: Michelle Myers
    Violet Kiggins
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Alison Pelbath
  • Vice President New Members: Lesley DELL
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Christina Drob
    Tamara Jones
  • Sustainer Liaison: Danielle Bramante
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Katie Bain

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

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.

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.