Texas Sage

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Texas Sage 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 inside the 610 Loop in Houston or in Bellaire. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Texas Sage aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

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.

Texas Sage has begun its Membership Drive for the 2020-2021 year. Membership will be open to mothers with daughters who are currently in the 6th grade and will be entering 7th grade in the 2021-22 school year.

We will be holding informational open houses for Prospective Members. Attendance at one of them is REQUIRED, as they will help to establish expectations and provide an understanding of membership obligations. Please note that open houses are for mothers only. 

Open House dates are as follows:

Thursday, January 14th at 9am
Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm
Saturday, January 23 at 10am

We are hoping to host one of them in-person, subject to change to virtual. The other two will be virtual. We will provide more information and links as it gets closer.

QUESTIONS? Click the email link above to reach our Membership VP! 

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:

  • Giving Tuesday
  • Habitat for humanity
  • The Kindness Campaign

We work with the following philanthropies:

·      Bayou Preservation Association
·      Books Between Kids
·      Child Advocates
·      Children’s Museum
·      Emergency Aid Coalition
·      Habitat for Humanity
·      Holly Hall
·      Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
·      Houston Food Bank
·      Interfaith Ministries-Meals on Wheels
·      Kid’s Meals
·      Nehemiah Center
·      Neighborhood Centers  
·      Small Steps Nurturing Center  
·      Texas Children’s Hospital
·      West University Little League (Challenger Program)

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: Chastiti Houck
  • President Elect: Laura Conner
  • Secretary: Marian Hilpert
  • Treasurer: Christine Lukens
  • Parliamentarian: Belinda McGinty
  • Vice President Communications: Jill Hord
    Merritt Pulliam
  • Vice President Membership: Meredith Beebe
    Chelsey Shor
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Brittany Weisser
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Sabrina Espinoza
    Vera Hashem
  • Vice President Provisionals: Allison Brooks
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Mary Enerson
  • Sustainer Liaison: Courtney Tardy

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.