About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Vista Oak 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 San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Vista Oak aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
NCL, Inc., Vista Oak Chapter held their Formation Meeting in 2002. We are the 105th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States. Our Chapter is a group of California mothers and daughters in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District who have come together committing to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
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
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
We invite you to submit your application with the Vista Oak Chapter of NCL, Inc. Some things to keep in mind about the membership process:
*Active Patronesses in good standing may sponsor up to two Prospective Members and co-sponsor up to two Prospective Members.
*Provisional and Sustaining Patronesses in good standing may co-sponsor up to two Prospective Members.
*Prospective Members need one sponsor and one co-sponsor who have attended the NCL Vista Oak Training, meet the criteria to be a sponsor or co-sponsor, and fill out the needed sponsor or co-sponsor form.
*Prospective Members may only apply to one chapter.
*Patronesses with daughters entering 7th grade all the way up to entering 10th grade and who reside in the SRVUSD only are accepted.
TBA: Information night for Prospective Members and their Sponsors. Location: TBA
TBA: Prospective Member applications and all Sponsor/Co-Sponsor and Legacy Forms must be submitted online by February 11, 2020. No late forms will be accepted.
TBA: Notification to Sponsors and Prospective Members
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.
Some of the philanthropies we work with are:
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Bay Area Crisis Nursery
- Blue Star Moms
- California Symphony
- Cancer Support Community
- Chapter Wide Philanthropy
- Concord Child Care Center
- Crayon Initiative
- Danville Community Band
- Diablo Regional Arts Association (Dean Lesher)
- Diablo Women’s Chorale
- Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
- East Bay Regional Parks
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.
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: Sandra Kozimor
- President Elect: Beth Murrell
- Secretary: Kelly Tatum
- Treasurer: Christie Gallo
- Parliamentarian: Janice Brathwaite
- Vice President Communications: Melissa Durkee
- Vice President Membership: Melissa Parker
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Uma Desai
- Vice President Philanthropy: Linda Baldyga
- Vice President Provisionals: Lisa Connell
- Vice President Ticktockers: Laurie Bushell
- Sustainer Liaison: Katrina Kelley
Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution, and parliamentary procedure.
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: Art, Museums, Theater.
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