About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Texas Lantana 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 Argyle, Denton, Lantana and surrounding areas. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Texas Lantana aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Since its inception in 2016, the Texas Lantana Chapter has continued its commitment to the core values of NCL, Inc. and its vision to develop strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
Our Chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the second consecutive year.
We have completed our annual requirements, and participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
We invite you to consider membership in the Texas Lantana Chapter.
Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:
- Timeline: Applications for membership are accepted during the Annual Membership Drive from October – January each year for daughters in grade 6 at the time of the Membership Drive.
- Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside in Lantana, Argyle, Krum, or Ponder.
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active or Sustainer Patroness and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in our Chapter. (We can help connect you with a sponsor and co-sponsor, if needed.)
- Application: Is completed electronically.
The NCL experience is designed to take place largely within six grade level classes. Because it is designed as a small group program, class size is a critical factor to ensure a successful program. The Membership Committee fills out open Ticktocker class/es from Prospective Member Applications received, using a blind/random draw, if necessary.
Joining a new organization can be overwhelming. We want you to feel comfortable with your commitment and make the most out to this wonderful experience.
The commitment is long-term for Ticktockers (daughters)/Patronesses(mothers) with daugthers entering 7th grade through 12th grade. There are yearly financial commitments and some additional expenses along the way. There is a time commitment for both Patronesses and Ticktockers from monthly meetings to philanthropy hours. Through all of the commitments there is mother-daughter bonding, community service and leadership growth and all of these things are priceless and last a lifetime.
We hope you find this information helpful when considering membership with the NCL, Inc, Texas Lantana Chapter.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- 9/11 Service Project
- A Night to Shine – Tim Tebow Foundation
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Animal Rescue Foundation of Texas
- Argyle Lions Club
- Children’s Advocacy Center
- Community Storehouse
- Cumberland Youth and Family Services
- Disaster Response
- Dogwood Estates
- Friends of Shiloh Garden
- Keep Argyle Beautiful
- Operation Gratitude
- Our Daily Bread
- Sadie Keller Foundation
- Serve Denton
- TAG Service Project
- Texas Storytelling Festival
- United Way
- UP Ministry
- Wreaths Across America
The Texas Lantana Chapter’s goal is to promote and support a relevant list of philanthropy partners with hands on service as mother and daughter teams.
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: April Vineyard
- President Elect: Joann Michaels
- Secretary: Cissy Coleman
- Treasurer: Heather Thompson
- Parliamentarian: Laura Ferring
- Vice President Communications: Lauri Luckey
- Vice President Membership: Denise Roberson
- Vice President Philanthropy: Cindy Botti
- Vice President Ticktockers: Heather Peet
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Elizabeth Carruth
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.
The Texas Lantana Chapter defines cultural enrichment as creating an environment that nurtures positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. We celebrate our community and organizational history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. As mentors of future leaders, our Chapter continually strives to build stronger ties with our communities and the individuals within them. It is through this understanding that members grow and develop broader worldviews that will shape and enrich our lives.
Our 6-year plan provides Ticktockers the opportunity to participate in grade level appropriate experiences that build understanding and awareness of issues related to culture and diversity. Etiquette is built into the program and put into practice at the August Kickoff Celebration, Jr. Style Show, the Senior Recognition, Awards & Installation Tea and via many opportunities during Ticktocker/Patroness Meetings.