West Lakes

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., West Lakes 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 West Lakes area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, West Lakes aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.


National Charity League, Inc. currently has a presence in 23 states across the country.  The West Lakes Chapter is proud to be the 175th Chapter formed and the first in Minnesota!  Our Patroness and Ticktocker members have volunteered over 25,000 hours with our philanthropy partners since our founding in September 2012.  Our members focus on fulfilling the NCL Experience–a 6 year plan focusing on the Philanthropic, Cultural and Leadership pillars of the organization.

The West Lakes Chapter currently has 19 philanthropy partners in our community; these partnerships will grow in number along with the Chapter.   We have chosen to partner with organizations that address genuine needs in the community and offer a variety of ways for our membership to volunteer.

Blue Rose Chapter Recognition Award
Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2020-2021 year. We have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer Event

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

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

Community Service

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Angel Foundation
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
  • Disaster Response
  • Eden Prairie Parks
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
  • Hope Chest For Breast Cancer
  • Humanity Alliance
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Operation Homefront
  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Sharing and Caring Hands
  • Special Olympics
  • Starkey Foundation
  • Steppingstone Theatre
  • The Prop Shop
  • The Ronald McDonald House
  • The Waters of Eden Prairie
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Urban Strategies

Leadership Development

  • President: Kelly Derouin
  • President Elect: Jennifer Westerhaus
  • Secretary: Jenn Penney
    Kelly Nelson
  • Treasurer: Kristine Boedigheimer
    Jennifer Stratton
  • Parliamentarian: Carin Viertel
    Tina Richter
  • Vice President Communications: Rebecca Sebasky
    Allison Checco
  • Vice President Membership: Deanne Erpelding
    Linda Laramy
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Becky Brandt
    Nicole VanLangendon
  • Vice President Provisionals: Jessie Solie
    Jennifer Jiovanazzo
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Karen David
    Shawna Miller
  • Sustainer Liaison: Niesha Stidger

Activities of our Chapter

Activities of our Chapter include grade level focus areas such as:

* Friendship/etiquette

* High school preparedness

* Time management

* Interpersonal relationships

* College/career; choices/applications/interview skills

* Independent living skills

We also encourage mentoring: mothers and daughters and also girls mentoring other girls.


Cultural Experiences

Activities of our Chapter include:

Annual Chapter Tea

Provisional Mock Tea and Tea Training

Grade Level Cultural Events focused on:

  • 7th grade:  theater

  • 8th grade:  museum

  • 9th grade:  ballet/dance

  • 10th grade: symphony/opera

  • 11th grade: ethnic experience

  • 12th grade: cultural choice