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
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.
December 15, 2020: Legacy Form Due
January 27, 2021: Information night for Prospective Members and their Sponsors. Location: TBA
February 9, 2021: Prospective Member applications and all Sponsor/Co-Sponsor Forms must be submitted online by February 9, 2021. No late forms will be accepted.
March 1, 2021: Notification to Sponsors and Prospective Members
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
- 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
- Eugene O’Neill Foundation
- Family House Children’s Hospital Oakland
- Food Bank of Contra Costa County
- Girls on the Run
- Habitat for Humanity East Bay
- Have a Ball Foundation
- Horses Healing Hearts
- Hospice of the East Bay Special Events
- Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shop
- Joint Philanthropy Day
- Junior Achievement
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Macedonian Outreach – Stockings and Special Events
- Macedonian Outreach – Workroom
- MADD Bay Area
- Meal On Wheels Off Site
- Meals On Wheels
- Monument Crisis Center
- Open Heart Kitchen
- Operation Homefront
- Running with Love
- San Ramon Senior Center
- Save Mount Diablo
- Shelter, Inc.
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.
- 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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future. Activities of our Chapter include: Art, Museums, Theater.