About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Vista Robles 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 or attend school within the attendance boundaries for TOHS, Newbury Park, Moorpark, or Simi Valley area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Vista Robles aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
NCL, Inc., Vista Robles was founded in October 2010 and has grown to over 200 members. Created with the goal of leading by example, mothers and daughters learn from each other and support each other to reach our goals and dreams. Each member is responsible for investing in their own NCL Experience. Commitment to our mission is essential for a successful NCL, Inc. journey.
We celebrate our mother/daughter relationships throughout the NCL, Inc. year. Here is an example of our yearly celebrations:
Chapter Kick-Off Event
We kick off our NCL, Inc. year with a fun day at the beach. We play games and enjoy each other’s company, finishing our day by cleaning up our local beach.
Chapter Mother/Daughter Tea
Each grade level contributes to make the tea possible. We do EVERYTHING, from set up to clean up, and mothers and daughters work to make this event memorable for all. The Chapter Tea also features our Senior Class Modellette Program and introduces our new Members to the entire Chapter.
Chapter TT Day
This event is planned and executed by our Ticktocker Council. Each year, we alternate the focus of this event between the three pillars of our organization: Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Experiences. In recent years, we have met our leadership pillar with team building games and challenges, our philanthropy pillar by making blankets for Hillcrest Royale Retirement Community and Shelter Hope Pet Shop, and cultural pillar by having a movie night featuring Audrey Hepburn films.
Joint Mother/Daughter Meeting
We flip roles once a year! At this meeting you will find the Vista Robles Board of Directors’ daughters sharing their mothers’ reports and running the meeting. A recent meeting also included a hands-on self-defense seminar.
Let’s not forget the dads! This is another Ticktocker Council planned event. All the girls in the Chapter contribute ideas for events to share with dad. Thus far, our Ticktocker Council has hosted such father/daughter fun-fests as an obstlace course and chili cook-off, an escape room and bowling.
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.
For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.
Membership inquiries taken for current 6th graders (class of 2027) only. In order to be considered for membership in NCL, Inc., Vista Robles Chapter, please begin by clicking the link above and submit an inquiry form between October 1 and no later than January 8 2021.Our typical membership timeline is:
October 1: Information packets and invitations to membership workshops are extended to prospective members who have completed the inquiry form.
January 15: Prospective Member Applications due.
March 1: Prospective members are notified of acceptance or regret.
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.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- American Red Cross
- Cancer Support Community
- Catholic Charities
- Conejo Schools Foundation
- Discovery Center for Science and Technology
- Harbor House
- High Street Arts Center, Moorpark Foundation for the Arts
- Hillcrest Royale Retirement Community
- Ride On
- Ruben Castro Charities
- Santa Monica Mountains Natural History Association
- Shelter Hope
- Westminster Free Clinic
- YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
We also participate in our NCL District 3 events at:
American Heart Association
To enhance each member’s experience, each year every class has a different philanthropy focus area:
7th Grade – Senior Citizens
8th Grade – Youth
9th Grade – Needs of the Family
10th Grade – Education and Health
11th Grade – Social Services
12th Grade – Chapter Kick Off Event/ Beach Clean Up
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: Nicole Crutcher
- President Elect: Rebecca Delgrosso
- Secretary: Suzanne Shaffer
- Treasurer: Angela Woo
- Parliamentarian: Arshia Rios
- Vice President Communications: Michelle Unrot
- Vice President Membership: Mara Pitstick
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Nicole Shapiro
- Vice President Philanthropy: Marcie Aschbrenner
- Vice President Provisionals: Alicia Manzani
- Vice President Ticktockers: Stefanie Caswell
We give every Ticktocker the opportunity to find the leader within! Each Ticktocker holds a job within her grade level. They receive training and are supported by the Patroness Mentor throughout the year. These jobs prepare them in areas such as event planning, budgeting, communication, management, life-skills and parliamentary procedures. They learn about leadership styles while working together towards a common goal – Owning their NCL Experience!
Each year every grade level has a specific leadership focus:
7th Grade – Team Building
8th Grade – Organizational skills, effective communication, and time management
9th Grade – Independent living skills, kitchen safety, planning and cooking basic meals
10th Grade – Personal money management, budgeting, and timelines
11th Grade – Prepare for college and application process
12th Grade – Learn college interview skills
Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members.
- Elected Board Officers:
- Vice President
- Recording Secretary
- Corresponding Secretary
- Ticktocker Council Reps (2)
- Non-Elected Positions:
- Father – Daughter Event Liaison
- Chapter Tea Liaison/ Etiquette Chair
- Inspiration Chair
- Icebreaker Chair
- Cultural Chair
At Vista Robles, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to grow her leadership skills. Every mother in our Chapter also holds a job within the Chapter. We provide each Member the support they need to succeed, grow their talents and develop new skills. Every Patroness receives training for their position, receives a job description detailing expectations and is supported throughout the year by a Board of Director Member. Each Vista Robles Member is expected to hold a leadership office in her career with NCL, Inc.
Possible chapter positions a Patroness may hold in our chapter;
- Board of Directors
- Chapter Support
- Philanthropy Liaisons
- Grade Level Advisors
- Committee Chairs
- Committee Members
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.
Chapter activities include:
- Ballet performances
- Car safety classes
- Cooking classes
- Cultural festivals
- Dance classes
- Fitness classes
- Museum visits
- Nutrition classes
- Painting classes
- Pilates and yoga classes
- Self-defense classes
- Sewing classes
- Skincare lessons
Each year every grade level has a specific cultural focus:
7th Grade – Music
8th Grade – Museums
9th Grade – Culinary Arts
10th Grade – Dance
11th Grade – Visual Arts
12th Grade – Theater
Recognition & Social Media
Our chapter has received the White Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year. We have completed our annual requirements and went above and beyond for our community.
See what we’re doing by following us on Facebook at National Charity League, Inc., Vista Robles Chapter and on Instagram @nclincvistarobles