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? 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.
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:
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:
- Abandoned Animal Rescue (AAR)
- Be An Angel
- Boys & Girls Country (B&GC)
- Camp Blessing TX
- Camp Hope
- Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF)
- Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM)
- Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
- Gladney Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity NWHC
- Houston Symphony
- Kids Meals
- Kindness Campaign
- Library–Cy-Fair Lone Star
- Operation Gratitude
- Park Manor CyFair Nursing Home
- The Medical Resort at Willowbrook
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
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: Stephanie Davis
- President Elect: Melanie Landrum
- Secretary: Sheryl Gibbs
- Treasurer: Anne Mouton
- Parliamentarian: Belen Luper
- Vice President Communications: Chelsea Humphreys
- Vice President Membership: Leah Blume
- Vice President Philanthropy: Clare van Dyk
- Vice President Provisionals: Christa Taake
- Vice President Ticktockers: Elaina Garcia
- Sustainer Liaison: Rachele Black
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.
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.