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
Interested in joining 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.
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:
- 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:
We understand and serve communities in partnership with local and national nonprofits. Each NCL, Inc. chapter promotes social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to support through different volunteer activities.
We work with the following philanthropies:
- Abandoned Animal Rescue (AAR)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Be An Angel
- Boys & Girls Country (B&GC)
- Camp Blessing TX
- Camp Hope
- Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF)
- Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM)
- Disaster Response
- Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
- Gladney Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity NWHC
- Houston Symphony
- Kids Meals
- Library–Cy-Fair Lone Star
- Library–NW Branch
- MESA – Outreach, Inc.
- Mother’s Milk Bank
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)
- Night To Shine – Tim Tebow Foundation through Big House Church
- Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) – Food Pantry
- Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) – Meals on Wheels
- Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) – Thrift Shop
- Operation Gratitude
- Park Manor CyFair Nursing Home
- Pearl Fincher Museum
- Reach Unlimited
- SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
- Special Olympics
- Susan G Komen
- The Giving Gown
- The Medical Resort at Willowbrook
- Williams Syndrome Association
- Yellow Rose Philantropy- Special
- YMCA Clay Road
- YMCA Cypress Creek
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
We build capable, courageous leaders through opportunities to learn, reflect and develop. Our leaders become successful in their education, career and communities by learning the necessary skills during their NCL experience.
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
Our Chapter Board of Directors:
- President: Melanie Landrum
- President Elect: Anne Mouton
- Secretary: Jamie Richard
- Treasurer: Debbie Majors
- Parliamentarian: Stacey White
- Vice President Communications: Chelsea Humphreys
- Vice President Membership: Tara O’Brien
- Vice President Philanthropy: Christi Rinn
- Vice President Ticktockers: Sherry Stark
- Sustainer Liaison: Rachele Black
We preserve National Charity League traditions and core values, while appreciating the growth that comes from connecting with different communities and cultures. 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.
- Traditions – We celebrate the richness of our history through traditions that honor the past while serving the future.
- Values – We embrace values that make us strong as an organization of mother-daughter leaders.
- Community Connections – We build connections through experiences that impact our communities.
- Etiquette – We encourage and mentor kind, respectful and gracious social conduct.
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.