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
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.
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:
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 Cancer Society of Boston MA
- 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!
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: Maria Chase
- President Elect: Elizabeth Ohaegbulam
- Secretary: Becky Cole
- Treasurer: Helen Hwang
- Parliamentarian: Elizabeth Lazaro
- Vice President Communications: Nina Villalba
- Vice President Membership: Susan Zimmer
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Laura Balter
- Vice President Philanthropy: Caroline Conlin
- Vice President Provisionals: Megan Dyer
- Vice President Ticktockers: Carolyn Spangler
- Sustainer Liaison: Gina Francis
Vice President Technology:
Lynne Brady Wagner
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:
- Vice President – Philanthropy
- Vice President – Programs
- Recording Secretary
- Corresponding Secretary/Historian
- Council Representative
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.
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:
- Advanced driver training
- High school musicals
- Cooking classes
- Self-defense classes
- Ballet/dance performances
- Art museum tours
- Acapella concerts
- Speakers from the philanthropies we support