Vista Irvine

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.


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.


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?  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.

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:

  • Caterina’s Club
  • Families Forward
  • Irvine Senior Services, Lakeview, Rancho and Trabuco
  • Jessie Rees Foundation
  • Pretend City
  • 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.

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: Grace Bon
  • President Elect: Allison Molnar
  • Treasurer: Judy Ung
  • Parliamentarian: Alison Gokal
  • Vice President Communications: Pengling Chan
  • Vice President Membership: Tracey Hill
    Diane Newton
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Ann Visan
  • Vice President Provisionals: Adrienne Bailey
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Allyson Cope
  • Sustainer Liaison: Mehera McDaniel

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.

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.

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