About Our Chapter
NCL, Inc., Cottonwood 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 feeder pattern for Flower Mound High School, Marcus High School, or Lewisville High School, inclusive of those residing in these areas that attend private or home school. Like all NCL, Inc. Chapters, Cottonwood aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together.
The Cottonwood Chapter was founded in June 2012. The chapter began after Founding President Stephanie Scroggins and her daughter attended her niece’s Senior Presentation event in Houston. After hearing the stories of growth and closeness between mother and daughter as well as fellow Patronesses and Ticktockers, Mrs. Scroggins returned to Flower Mound to look into a local chapter they could join. There were no local chapters and those that did exist were too far away to be able to participate in. After much thought and discussion with friends, Mrs. Scroggins contacted that National office of NCL to inquire about starting an expansion chapter in Flower Mound. With the help of dear friends and a lot of hard work, a Board was formed and the Cottonwood Chapter was born. The first kickoff meeting of Cottonwood Chapter occurred in August 2012.
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Currently the Cottonwood Chapter has approximately 200 members providing hands-on volunteer service for 11 philanthropic organizations in the community. Our group contributes thousands of hours of volunteer time to our local community each year.
Some of our chapters’ philanthropy events include the KFMB Fall and Spring Trash Off, Journey To Dream, YoungLives, and LovePacs.
Other annual events are the Grateful Gathering, The Mother ~ Daughter Tea and Senior Recognition that recognizes the graduating senior Ticktocker class.
Mothers and their daughters (grades 7-12) participate in a program that embraces:
We work with the following philanthropies:
- American Heart Association
- Christian Community Action
- Journey to Dream/Kyle’s Place
- Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
- Lewisville Independent School District
- Operation Kindness
- Rosewood Senior Living and Memory Care
- Special Olympics of Coppell
- Town of Flower Mound – Seniors in Motion
- Young Lives
Examples of skills developed include:
- Consensus building
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Event planning
- Parliamentary procedure
- President: Stephanie Powell
- President Elect: Susan Young
- Secretary: Chrissy Bowen
- Treasurer: Rebecca Garlotte
- Parliamentarian: Karen Schmidt
- Vice President Communications: Kim Antonacci
- Vice President Membership: Stephanie Barone
- Vice President Patroness Activities: Lan Rogers
- Vice President Philanthropy: Deana Rosselli
- Vice President Provisionals: Brandi Lins
- Vice President Ticktockers: Heather Aldis
Each year each Ticktocker class has a variety of different focuses. Beginning in 7th grade the Ticktockers explore leadership styles and NCL, Inc. core values. In 8th grade they learn to communicate more effectively and lead their grade level meetings. As 9th graders, the girls further develop their listening skills, practice time management tools, and build self-confidence. The 10th grade Ticktockers learn to strengthen conflict resolution skills, prepare for future employment, and engage in public speaking. In 11th grade the Ticktockers establish future goals and identify college opportunities. Lastly, as seniors this class mentors the younger Ticktockers and explores Sustainer opportunities.
Each Ticktocker class has Board Officers and Committee Members.
- Vice President – Philanthropy
- Vice President – Programs
- Recording Secretary
- Corresponding Secretary
- Council Representative
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:
- Car Safety classes
- Cooking classes
- Cultural Festivals
- Fitness classes
- Internet Safety Class
- Museum visits
- Nutrition classes
- Painting classes
- Pilates and Yoga classes
- Self-defense classes
- Skincare lessons