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 its Formation Meeting in 2002. We are the 105th NCL, Inc. Chapter to form in the United States.
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.
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:
*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.
*Only Patronesses with daughters entering 7th grade through 10th grade and who reside in the SRVUSD boundaries are eligible for membership.
*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.
Please email your questions to email@example.com
Important Dates to apply for 2023-2024
November 1, 2022: Prospective Membership applications available online
December 15, 2022: Legacy Form Due
January 11, 2023: Informational night for Prospective Members and their Sponsors. Connell Residence @ 6:30 pm
January 15, 2023: Prospective Membership applications deadline
March 1, 2023: Notification to Sponsors and Prospective Members
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 Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Bay Area Crisis Nursery
- Blackhawk Chorus
- 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
- Disaster Response
- Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
- East Bay Regional Parks
- Eugene O’Neill Foundation
- Exchange Club
- Family House Children’s Hospital Oakland
- Food Bank of Contra Costa County
- Girls on the Run
- Habitat for Humanity East Bay
- 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
- Meal On Wheels Off Site
- Meals On Wheels
- Monument Crisis Center
- Open Heart Kitchen
- Operation Gratitude
- Operation Gratitude
- Running with Love
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 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: Ana Hodjat-Gomez
- Secretary: Christine Christensen
- Treasurer: Amy Silver
- Parliamentarian: Rebecca Hennessy
- Vice President Communications: Erin Johns
- Vice President Membership: Carrie Rasmussen
- Vice President Philanthropy: Kristin Bush
- Vice President New Members: Nicole Field
- Vice President Ticktockers: Jeanine Smalley
- Sustainer Liaison: Joy Lessman
- Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Tracy Esposito
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.
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: Art, Museums, Theater.