About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Westside 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 Los Angeles area loosely defined as the “Westside” area. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Westside aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The Westside Chapter was founded in 2010 as a Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. organization. Mary Ruth Schreier, a third generation Ticktocker herself, formed the Westside Chapter with the idea that women need to look after one another in life and that wherever our TT’s or Patronesses may be, they can go to a local chapter for networking, business, social or philanthropic connections.

Core Values

  • Empowering women with the skills and confidence to lead
  • Inspiring a legacy os social awareness and compassion
  • Providing depth of support in local communities
  • Integrity and excellence in everything we do

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

The membership timeline for the Westside Chapter begins October 1st and concludes January 15th. Typically, we accept applications for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grades. We will host a prospective member meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn about our three pillars: philanthropy, leadership and cultural experiences. We will also invite you to meet with your sponsor to gain a better perspective of the NCL experience.

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

Community Service

  • Access Books
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop of Santa Monica
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Ballona Wetlands Restoration
  • Disaster Response
  • Heal the Bay
  • Hollygrove
  • Mar Vista Family Center
  • Meals on Wheels
  • National Day of Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 16, 2023
  • NKLA, Best Friends Animal Society
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Ronald McDonald Charities
  • St Joseph Center
  • The Giving Spirit
  • Upward Bound House
  • Westside Family Health Center

The Westside Chapter supports local philanthropies through hands-on service. Each philanthropy partner serves a specific community, and it is our honor and privilege to work alongside them to deliver assistance to those in need.  Mothers and daughters work together in a variety of onsite and offsite volunteer opportunities, many of which are specific to our Chapter.  These opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving dinner to families in transitional housing
  • Volunteering at summer camps for disadvantaged children
  • Making Paracord bracelets for soldiers
  • Delivering meals to the food insecure
  •  Assembling survival kits for homeless families
  • Working with dogs and cats in shelters
  • Cleaning up beach sites
  • Supporting our partners’ local events
  • Helping with environmental restoration projects
  • And baking cookies!

Leadership Development

  • President: Melissa Rawlins
  • Secretary: Ariela Plata
  • Treasurer: Treasurer Admin
    Skye Paterson
  • Parliamentarian: Deborah Conrad
  • Vice President Communications: Tina Kenefick
    Jennifer Hranek
  • Vice President Membership: Jennifer Solum
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Ruth Laurent-Kocher
    Kristin Sibson
  • Vice President Provisionals: Ainslie Sugarman
    Joanne Forsyth
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Juyun Barnavon
  • Vice President Chapter Engagement and Inclusion (formerly Vice President Patroness Activities): Julie Banks

Each girl, at every grade level, holds a class position that she performs throughout a given year.  Some of the unique grade specific leadership opportunities include:

  • New Member Tea Chair (7th)
  • Mom’s Tea Chair (8th)
  • Big Sis/Lil Sis Event Chair (9th)
  • College Advisor Chair (10th)
  • Career Panel Chair (11th)
  • Money Management Chair (12th)

Cultural Experiences

Activities of the Westside Chapter include:

  • Cultural Day 
  • New Member Tea 
  • Modelette Program
  • Chapter Tea and Fashion Show 
  • Senior Recognition 

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