Tulsa Midtown

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Tulsa Midtown 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 Tulsa Midtown area, defined as 15th Street to 71st Street and Riverside Drive to Sheridan Road. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Tulsa Midtown aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The seeds for what would blossom into Tulsa Midtown Chapter were sown in the Fall of 2011 when a group of mothers began to research meaningful ways to engage their daughters in serving others.

They learned of the mission of the National Charity League, unknown in Oklahoma at that time, and began to explore the possibility of starting a local chapter.  By the spring of 2012, they had established a Board of Directors and moved forward to chapter formation in January 2013.

More than 100 women attended the introductory meeting, excited about the opportunity to enrich their community through service alongside their daughters.

Tulsa Midtown Chapter is now a vibrant group of more than 300  members with a wide array of interests and backgrounds.  We share a common interest in furthering the NCL mission to:

  • Strengthen the mother-daughter bond
  • Encourage community service and social awareness
  • Enhance leadership skills

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.

If you feel that Tulsa Midtown Chapter might be a good fit for you and your daughter, please reach out to any of our current members or contact VPs of Membership Carey Baker or Sarah Dougherty.

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:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Assistance League of Tulsa
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation At Saint Francis
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Emergency Infant Services
  • Gathering Place
  • Global Gardens
  • LIFE Senior Services
  • Little Light House
  • PAL Pet Adoption League
  • Project Elf
  • Salvation Army
  • The Coffee Bunker
  • Tulsa Children’s Museum
  • Tulsa Regional Tourism
  • Youth Services of Tulsa

Tulsa Midtown is uniquely able to impact not just the local metropolitan area, but our greater Eastern Oklahoma community as well.

In the 2019-2020 year, our Patronesses and Ticktockers completed a total of 8,294 hours of service.

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: Stephanie Farris
  • President Elect: Sarah Miller
  • Secretary: Ashley Martens
  • Treasurer: Heather Day
  • Parliamentarian: Stephanie Mitchell
  • Vice President Communications: Liz James
    Marnie Phelps
  • Vice President Membership: Carey Baker
    Sarah Dougherty
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Karen Chastain
    Kathy Fiacable
  • Vice President Provisionals: Marianne Ballard
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Lisa Crawford
    Piper Bain
  • Sustainer Liaison: Christina Fravel
    Jensica Ragland

Membership in National Charity League is a six-year journey that encourages members to engage in experiences that build essential skills.  Each grade level addresses different components of effective leadership.

Grade level activities of our Chapter include:

  • 7th grade:
    team-building with peers, learning parliamentary procedure
  • 8th grade:  
    exploring leadership styles, modeling proper meeting conduct
  • 9th grade:  
    developing listening skills, building self-confidence
  • 10th grade: 
    strengthening communication skills; identifying personal values
  • 11th grade:  
    setting goals, practicing effective time management
  • 12th grade:  
    planning and leading meetings, preparing for college and career


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.

Some of the cultural experiences we have experienced include:
  • Assembling Welcome Baskets for Burmese Refugees
  • Calligraphy Lessons
  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Knitting Lessons
  • Making No-Sew Blankets for Babies
  • Makeup Tutorial
  • Painting Lessons
  • Tea Tasting & Menu Planning
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Self Defense for Women
  • Holi/Dawali Festival
  • Native American Festivals
  • Theater Performances
  • Rock Climbing