About Lake Washington Chapter
NCL, Inc., Lake Washington Chapter is based in Mercer Island, Washington. Our members are from Mercer Island, Bellevue and surrounding areas.
Our unique focus on the mother-daughter relationship while serving the community is the keystone to NCL Inc., Lake Washington Chapter’s success and growth. Mothers and daughters work together as volunteers to support the community while developing as leaders and role models.
The NCL Experience
National Charity League provides opportunities for mothers, known as Patronesses, and daughters, known as Ticktockers, to enjoy both mother-daughter and peer relationships through the NCL Experience. The purpose of the NCL Experience is to inspire and empower women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors in their communities.
NCL Inc., Lake Washington Chapter activities fulfill the NCL mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
- Community Service: Our desire is to learn what philanthropic needs exist in our community and to help meet those needs whenever possible.
- Leadership: Our intent is to enhance potential leadership skills through team building, problem solving, mentoring, and group dynamics.
- Cultural: Our goal is to create an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.
The Ticktocker Experience
During the developmental and formative years between 7th and 12th grade, Ticktockers absorb the standards and ideals that generations hold to be important and worthy of preservation. The Ticktocker experience is designed to be a small group leadership program that provides opportunities for each developing young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to mature and build confidence and to make friends while sharing and participating in these activities in a safe and comfortable age appropriate environment. View Six Year Plan for Ticktocker Experience
The Patroness Experience
The joy of working alongside our daughters as their perspectives broaden about the world around them. And the satisfaction of working with other talented women to help our Chapter thrive.