About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Tyler 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, work, or attend school in Smith County, TX Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Tyler 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.

Membership for the 2022-2023 year is closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year in November. Our year runs from June 1 – May 31. Thank you.

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 Alliance-Smith Co
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Atria Willow Park
  • Breckenridge Village of Tyler
  • Children’s Advocacy Center-Smith Co
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • East Texas Food Bank
  • League Hours
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Refuge of Light
  • Starbrite Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • The Kindness Campaign

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: Melissa Harrell
  • President Elect: Donna Vahovius
  • Secretary: Shannon Teagarden
  • Treasurer: Linda Cooper
  • Parliamentarian: Ann Weissmann
  • Vice President Communications: Amy Barrett
  • Vice President Membership: Melanie Molina
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Rachel Guthrie
  • Vice President Provisionals: Leslie Bunt
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Naomi Machin
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Janice Phillips
    Marci Feliciano

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.

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