About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Vista Irvine 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 City of Irvine Area or have a Ticktocker daughter that attends an Irvine school. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Vista Irvine aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
NCL, Inc. Vista Irvine Chapter
Vista Irvine was founded in 1998 to serve the Irvine and surrounding communities. Since its inception, our Chapter has attracted welcoming, dynamic, committed Mothers and Daughters. We offer a unique NCL Experience by focusing our service efforts on a variety of local philanthropies and by providing unique Ticktocker leadership opportunities
- Mothers and daughters residing in Irvine and surrounding areas may request membership the year before daughters enter 7th grade through 10th grade
- Membership applications may be submitted starting October 1st and are due by January 15th
- Members serve a minimum number of community service hours each year, the minimum for most is 25 hours and less for daughters when they are in 11th – 12th grade.
- There are annual dues and assessments which cover chapter operational expenses and special events. However, there are no fundraising obligations for Vista Irvine chapter members.
ABOUT OUR PATRONESSES
Our Patronesses represent the diversity found in the Irvine and surrounding communities. They are skilled volunteers and working professionals who are united in their desire to bond with their Daughters and launch them as independent, engaged women capable of making a difference in their families and their communities. Each Patroness serves both the Chapter and her Daughter’s Ticktocker Class. The NCL Experience provides leadership development and social opportunities for Mothers as well as Daughters.
ABOUT OUR TICKTOCKERS
All Ticktocker classes follow the 6-year NCL Experience plan, ensuring participation each year in service, leadership, cultural and education programs. This programming, in addition to regular monthly meetings, provide opportunities for classes to connect and bond. A highlight of their time together is their Junior year Fashion Show, an event that is also eagerly anticipated by the younger Ticktocker classes, who glimpse their future and the excitement that awaits them. Our Ticktockers’ NCL Experience culminates at Senior Presents, a time-honored NCL tradition that celebrates their accomplishments and the fine young women they have become.
Our Chapter made NCL history when we established the Ticktocker Chair opportunities that enable select young women to plan and lead four of our Chapters largest philanthropy efforts for the year. Ticktockers chair our Families Forward Food Drive, UCI Childlife Sewing Bee, UCI Childlife Holiday Party, and our participation at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Additionally, our Ticktocker Council convenes Ticktocker representatives from each class. They plan an annual all-class Ticktocker event and represent the Ticktocker perspective to our Board of Directors when requested.
2020-21 Blue Rose Chapter Award
Our chapter is proud to have earned the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event.
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.
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:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Bowers Kidseum
- Caterina’s Club
- Child Creativity Lab
- Disaster Response
- Families Forward
- Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo
- Human Options
- Irvine Children’s Fund
- Irvine Public Schools Foundation
- Irvine Ranch Conservancy
- Irvine Senior Services, Lakeview, Rancho and Trabuco
- Jessie Rees Foundation
- March of Dimes
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Operation Gratitude
- Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
- Pretend City
- Priceless Pet Rescue
- Ronald McDonald House
- Shadetree Partnership
- Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure
- UCI Child Life
National Charity League – Vista Irvine Chapter offers and easy, organized way for mothers and daughters to volunteer together.
- 20 philanthropy partners including Ronald McDonald House, Susan G Komen, March of Dimes, Beyond Blindness Blind, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
- Flexible volunteer opportunities that fit busy schedules. We offer at-home volunteering as well as on-site – all listed in our easy to use mobile app.
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: Allison Molnar
- President Elect: Thalia Camacho
- Secretary: Adrienne Bailey
- Treasurer: Allyson Cope
- Parliamentarian: Anna Sanchez
- Vice President Communications: Pengling Chan
- Vice President Membership: Trisha Braunstein
- Vice President Philanthropy: Alison Gokal
- Vice President Ticktockers: Bindu Swaroop
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Stephanie Mitchell
We create strong, confident leaders – Our girls leave NCL with impressive resume credentials for high school, college, and beyond.
- A nationally-approved, six-year curriculum offers cultural experiences and teachers girls real-life skills such as parliamentary procedure, Robert’s Rules of Order, event planning, team building, and time management.
- Our members include National Merit Scholars and nationally-recognized athletes.
- Colleges that our graduates have gone on to attend include Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, NYU, University of Michigan, Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Georgia Tech, UCSB, UCSD, BYU
- Members are eligible to earn the nationally-recognized Presidential Service Award.
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.
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. Activities of our Chapter include:
Mother Daughter Tea
Junior Class Fashion Show
Senior Class Recognition
Grade level cultural experiences