About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Turtle Creek 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 the Park Cities and Preston Hollow area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Turtle Creek aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
Membership in the Turtle Creek Chapter gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together and improving their communities. The NCL Six Year Core Experience consists of a variety of age-appropriate and meaningful programming for our mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) in grades 7-12. Our Chapter offers valuable hands-on volunteer support to local philanthropies with a goal to provide meaningful learning and leadership opportunities.
As a 100% volunteer organization, membership in our Chapter requires a commitment of time and service, and carries a financial responsibility. All Patronesses hold a Chapter job each year and actively participate to ensure the operational success of the Chapter.
Each Ticktocker grade level is organized by elected Ticktocker Officers and other leadership positions, while coached by Patronesses acting as Grade Level Advisors. The activities designated in the NCL Six Year Core Program are organized for Personal Development (life skills), Leadership Development (professional skills), Cultural Experiences (social skills), and Community Service (philanthropic awareness).
Graduating senior girls are recognized in their last year of NCL, Inc. with a special celebration of their six years as members of NCL, Inc. Each senior provides reflections on her years in NCL, Inc. and what impact her experiences have made on life and future goals. Consistently, we are amazed at the young women who have been empowered by their experiences, dedicated to continued philanthropy, formed life-long friendships and who have strengthened the bond they have with their mother as a result of their time in NCL, Inc. We are proud of our role in development of strong, empowered women and are excited to see them start their lives as independent, committed individuals.
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.
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 Turtle Creek NCL 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 the 6th grade at the time of the Membership Drive. Openings for daughters in grades 7-9 are at the discretion of the board and based on pre-determined class sizes.
- Residence: A Prospective Member shall reside within the Park Cities (University Park and Highland Park) and Preston Hollow areas of Dallas.
- Sponsorship: A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member 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: A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.
Please begin by submitting the following Membership Inquiry Form. This will allow us to provide you with further details about the membership application process and timeline. If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline. For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our Turtle Creek NCL Chapter. We look forward to meeting you!
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
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:
- Crossroads Community Services
- Austin Street Shelter
- Bonton Farms
- Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
- Buckner International
- City Square
- Community Partners of Dallas
- Dallas CASA
- Dickenson Place
- Family Gateway
- Feed My Starving Children
- Hunger Busters
- Juliette Fowler Communities
- North Texas Food Bank
- Operation Kindness
- Rainbow Days
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- St. Vincent De Paul
- Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk
- The Birthday Party Project
- The Family Place
- The Salvation Army
- The Stewpot
- VNA Meals on Wheels
- Wesley-Rankin Community Center
The Turtle Creek Chapter of NCL cultivates compassion and enriches the lives of our members as well as our community through impactful community service. Annually, our mother daughter teams provide thousands of hours of service in various ways such as: preparing food boxes for distribution at food banks, hosting holiday events, playing bingo with residents living in senior care facilities, helping with summer camps, and serving meals to people who struggle daily with hardships. We are privileged to serve our community in partnership with local charities as well as the annual NCL National Philanthropic Initiative. We maintain long-lasting relationships with our partnering organizations and continuously evolve as our community grows and develops in new ways.
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:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Mary Jane Hanna
- President Elect: Katherine Binns
- Secretary: Ellen Sessions
- Treasurer: Tiffany Ngo
- Parliamentarian: Tonya Ramsey
- Vice President Communications: Cathy Mulcahy
- Vice President Membership: Ali Watkins
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Elizabeth Henderson
- Vice President Philanthropy: Tiffany Stanzel
- Vice President Provisionals: Meegan Cramer
- Vice President Ticktockers: Julie Clark
- Sustainer Liaison: Heather Kemble
Leadership development is an important pillar of the NCL, Inc. experience. The Ticktocker experience is designed to provide opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age-appropriate environment. In addition, NCL, Inc. provides its Ticktockers with leadership opportunities that are often difficult for middle school and high school young women to find. By attending Ticktocker meetings and holding officer positions each year, Turtle Creek Chapter Ticktockers gain important leadership experience such as:
- Organizational skills management
- Event planning
- Conflict resolution
- Parliamentary procedures
- Consensus and team building
- Conducting Meetings
- Public Speaking
- Time Management
- Effective Communication
- Health & Fitness
- How to build and follow a budget
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.
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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
The NCL Experience provides Ticktockers the opportunity to participate in grade level appropriate experiences that build understanding and awareness of issues related to culture and diversity. Grade level activities may include:
- Performing & Visual Arts (concerts; dance performances; theater; museums)
- Positive Identity
- Life Skills
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Interviewing & Resumes (college & National Panhellenic Council)
- Social Media Etiquette (and safety)
- Written Thank You notes/Addressing Formal Invitations
- Preparing for college/career adjustment
Our annual Mother/Daughter Tea, Ticktocker Recognition Awards and Senior Recognition, as well as other chapter events, provide opportunities for the Ticktockers to apply appropriate etiquette, graciousness, self-confidence in social settings, good manners and respect for others as well as development of interpersonal connections.