About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Wellesley 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 zip codes 02481 or 02482 Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Wellesley aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Wellesley chapter was founded by Cheryl Lamee, a Wellesley resident who had previously been a member of an NCL chapter in Texas. Her initial email asking friends to join her in founding an NCL chapter in Wellesley has led to our current membership of over 325 moms and daughters.

Our chapter works with up to 26 local philanthropies, contributing almost 4,000 hours of community service and philanthropic work per year.  This considerable charitable effort instills compassion and civic responsibility in our young women.

Leadership development is also among our top objectives with meetings conducted to both teach and well as to accomplish.  Lastly, the NCL experience requires each ticktocker class to attend a cultural event each year to bring greater awareness to the arts.

Our work is rewarding, and is especially prized as in these years we are able to continue to foster mother-daughter relationships and build a memory of lasting importance.

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

Our Mailing Address is:

NCL Inc., Wellesley Chapter
PO Box 81061
Wellesley, MA  02481

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

Community Service

  • American Cancer Society of Boston MA
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross Food Pantry of Massachusetts
  • BINA Farm
  • Charles River Watershed Association
  • Cradles to Crayons of Boston Massachusetts
  • Epiphany School of Boston MA
  • Family Promise Metrowest
  • Heading Home
  • Hope and Comfort
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)
  • Special Olympics
  • Susan Curry Community Center/Theroch Tenant Association
  • The Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers
  • Unity Farm Sanctuary

We work with over 25 area philantrophies  – this is only a partial listing of the service we do!

Leadership Development

  • President: Maria Chase
    Kara Thornton
  • President Elect: Elizabeth Svedlund
    Elizabeth Ohaegbulam
  • Secretary: Becky Cole
    Tarah Hirschey
  • Treasurer: Adrianna Bertucci
    Helen Hwang
  • Parliamentarian: Kirsten Stevenson
    Elizabeth Lazaro
  • Vice President Communications: Nina Villalba
    Kerrie Grover
  • Vice President Membership: Amy Papavassiliou
    Susan Zimmer
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Stephanie Coughlan
    Caroline Conlin
  • Vice President Provisionals: Megan Dyer
    Julia Woodward
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Carolyn Spangler
    Carrie Brown
  • Sustainer Liaison: Gina Francis
    Cecilia Brooks

Vice President Technology:

Lynne Brady Wagner

Jennifer Griffin

Members have opportunities to engage in a variety of experiences that build valuable skills such as confidence, consensus and team building, parliamentary procedure and event planning.  Each Ticktocker class annually rotates Officer and Committee positions so that members learn the various responsibilities involved in leading their own grade level meetings and activities.  Chapter Mother/Daughter meetings provide opportunities to learn from guest speakers on topics such as effective self-presentation and confident communications.  Ticktockers also learn from each other through experience sharing activities such as our Senior class mentoring of our younger Ticktockers.

Ticktocker Officer and Committee roles include:

Board Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President – Philanthropy
  • Vice President – Programs
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Positions:

  • Corresponding Secretary/Historian
  • Publicity/Newsletter
  • Communications
  • Council Representative
  • Inspiration
  • Parliamentarian
  • Icebreaker
  • Hospitality

Cultural Experiences

The Wellesley Chapter’s cultural goal is to create an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world. We are all interested in different things, we are all good at different things.

Activities of our Chapter include:

  • Plays
  • Advanced driver training
  • Concerts
  • High school musicals
  • Cooking classes
  • Self-defense classes
  • Ballet/dance performances
  • Art museum tours
  • Acapella concerts
  • Speakers from the philanthropies we support