About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Waco 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 McLennan County. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Waco aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

Save the Date –

NCL Kick Off is August 27th 

NCL Mother Daughter Tea is December 3rd 

NCL Senior Rec is February 25th

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.

Membership Inquiry Form

For any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us.

Our membership drive is underway! Please review the Prospective Patroness Information Packet to better understand Waco NCL. This packet should provide you with all the information about NCL you need to know to get you started, but below is some general information that might be helpful.


If you are interested, please click here or type in the link below to access the Prospective Patroness Application:


Completion of this form is the first step and will allow you to create an account and begin your application process.  Please be sure to provide accurate contact information so that you may be easily contacted, and make note of your chosen username and password. 

NCL is a mother-daughter membership organization, the purpose of which is to foster the mother-daughter relationship and develop leadership skills in women, primarily through philanthropic work.  It is the hope of NCL that our daughters will absorb the community values and ideals which our generation holds to be important and worthy of preservation.

NCL is designed as a small group leadership program whose membership is in part based on the availability of space in the daughter’s grade level.  Keeping the grade levels small is key to the program’s success.  For membership eligibility, the daughter (Ticktocker) must be in grades 7, 8, 9, or 10 the following September.  Openings in all classes above 7th grade are at the discretion of the Chapter, and largely based on attrition.  

Additional specifics of membership in the Waco Chapter include: 

1.     Applications for membership shall be accepted only during the annual membership selection period.  This period runs from October 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

2.     Prospective members shall be sponsored by Active members and co-sponsored by Active, Provisional and Sustainer members in good standing in the Chapter the Prospective member wishes to join.  The Sponsor should have known the Prospective member personally for a minimum of one (1) year.

3.     Selection is based upon compatibility to the membership.

4.     Members shall reside within McLennan County.

5.     Prospective members shall only apply to one Chapter.

6.     Final selection shall be made by the Chapter Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Chapter Membership Committee.

Again, thank you so much for your interest in NCL’s Waco Chapter.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need clarification of any point regarding our organization and the application process.


Libby Starr

VP Membership Waco Chapter



Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:

Community Service

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:

  • Advocacy Center
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Animal Birth Control Clinic
  • Art Center of Waco
  • Ascension/Providence Hospital
  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital
  • Be The Match Foundation
  • Care Net of Central Texas
  • Caritas
  • Compassion Ministries
  • Cultural Arts of Waco
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Family Abuse Center
  • Family Resource Pantry
  • Feed the Front Line
  • Friends for Life
  • Friends of the Waco McLennan County Library
  • Fuzzy Friends
  • Hewitt Library
  • Ironman Foundation
  • Kindness Campaign
  • Lend a Hand
  • March of Dimes
  • Meals On Wheels
  • MHMR / Klaras Center for Families
  • National MPS Society
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Race Support
  • Ridgecrest Retirement and Healthcare Community
  • Salvation Army
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Talitha Koum
  • Tennyson Middle School
  • The Cove
  • Tri Waco
  • United Way

Leadership Development

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:

  • Confidence
  • Consensus building
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Event planning
  • Parliamentary procedure

Our Chapter Board of Directors:

  • President: Amy Alexander
  • President Elect: Erin Illian
  • Secretary: Jessica Wash
  • Treasurer: Melanie Chatmas
  • Parliamentarian: Hania Janek
  • Vice President Communications: Chelsa Ressetar
    Felipa Alexander
  • Vice President Membership: Libby Starr
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Priscilla Duron
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Stefanie Martin
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion: Deanna Starling
    Brandi Ray

Cultural Experiences

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.