Yellow Rose

About Our Chapter

NCL, Inc., Yellow Rose 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 attendance zones of Cypress Creek High School, Cypress Fairbanks High School, Cypress Falls High School, Cypress Woods High School and Jersey Village High School. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Yellow Rose aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.

The NCL, Inc., Yellow Rose Chapter was formed in Cypress, Texas, in 1994. After spending two years organizing the Chapter and establishing the governing documents, Yellow Rose was chartered in 1996. Many of the Chapter events and time-honored traditions that were established by our founding leaders over 25 years ago are still enjoyed by members today.

The Yellow Rose Chapter of NCL remains a cornerstone in the Cypress community and is known for its dedication, charitable work and the leadership of its members.

Join Our Chapter

Membership Inquiry Form

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

Members have opportunities to engage in experiences that build essential skills, such as confidence, consensus and team building, event planning, conflict resolution, and parliamentary procedure.

Activities of the Yellow Rose Chapter include:

  • Officer and leadership positions
  • A six-year core program which includes the following elements:
    • Friendship/etiquette
    • High school preparedness
    • Time management
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • College/Career: choices/applications/interview skills
    • Independent living skills

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

Community Service

  • Abandoned Animal Rescue (AAR)
  • Be An Angel
  • Boys & Girls Country (B&GC)
  • Camp Blessing TX
  • Camp Hope
  • Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF)
  • Cy-Hope
  • Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM)
  • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
  • Gladney Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity NWHC
  • Houston Symphony
  • Kindness Campaign
  • Library–Cy-Fair Lone Star
  • Operation Gratitude
  • Park Manor CyFair Nursing Home
  • Park Manor CyFair Nursing Home
  • Park Manor CyFair Nursing Home

Yellow Rose Chapter members contribute over 10,000 volunteer hours annually, and our Chapter has been the recipient of various community awards including: 

  • 2011 Boys & Girls Country Friend of Children Award (Civic Group/Club)
  • 2014 Boys & Girls Country Friend of Children Award (Civic Group/Club)
  • 2014 Operation Interdependence recognized Lynn Lavan (Yellow Rose Liaison) for outstanding contributions supporting deployed U.S. soldiers and building a stronger community in NW Houston

Leadership Development

  • President: Kristie Jackson
  • President Elect: Stacie Kilgore
  • Secretary: Holly Anderson
  • Treasurer: Dana Shipes
  • Parliamentarian: Kyla Mote
  • Vice President Communications: Sheryl Gibbs
  • Vice President Membership: Karen Brown
  • Vice President Patroness Activities: Anita Tharp
  • Vice President Philanthropy: Amy McAlister
  • Vice President Provisionals: Celina Longoria
  • Vice President Ticktockers: Mary Ihfe

Cultural Experiences

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. We celebrate our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.  Activities of our Chapter include visits to theatrical performances, art museums, as well as other local activities.

2019-2020 Blue Rose Chapter Award

Our chapter has received the Blue Rose Chapter Award for the 2019-2020 year, as we have completed our annual requirements, participated in #GivingTuesday and the national philanthropy program, and held a Sustainer event.