Portland, April 14th, 2013. After six years of service to the community, 24 high school seniors from The National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter were honored at a special celebration at the Governor Hotel. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) Most of the young women, including Mariel Klein, Courtney Hall, Madeleine Waldram, Austin Quinlan and Sarah Murphy, began volunteering with their mothers during seventh grade and in total, the seniors worked 3,795 hours.

Class members include: Katie Zika, Austin Quinlan, Hayley Matson, Maddy Gram, Siobhan Furnary, Leighton Murphy, Lea Campbell, Sarah Murphy, Katherine Benedict and Mariel Klein.  (Back row) Lyndsey  Holm, Maddy Waldram, Cori Paine, Olivia English, Emma Scherzer, Carolyn Holce, Anna Zupan, Emma Paustian, Alaina Lester, Molly Hagler, Kate Lowes, Courtney Hall, Mackenzie Dix and Claire Alexander

Class members include: Katie Zika, Austin Quinlan, Hayley Matson, Maddy Gram, Siobhan Furnary, Leighton Murphy, Lea Campbell, Sarah Murphy, Katherine Benedict and Mariel Klein.
(Back row) Lyndsey Holm, Maddy Waldram, Cori Paine, Olivia English, Emma Scherzer, Carolyn Holce, Anna Zupan, Emma Paustian, Alaina Lester, Molly Hagler, Kate Lowes, Courtney Hall, Mackenzie Dix and Claire Alexander

The class of 2013 chose a nautical theme for their recognition dinner, tying in the color red to represent their senior philanthropy beneficiary: The Red Sweater Project.  The young ladies raised $1,685 for the nonprofit which provides educational opportunities for children in Tanzania.

The class of 2013 chose a nautical theme for their recognition dinner, tying in the color red to represent their senior philanthropy beneficiary: The Red Sweater Project. The young ladies raised $1,685 for the nonprofit which provides educational opportunities for children in Tanzania.

Here are members of the class of 2013 and their mothers:

Caroline and Karen Holce

Carolyn and Karen Holce

Alaina and Linda Lester

Alaina and Linda Lester

Michelle and Hayley Matson

Event co-chair Michelle Matson and Hayley Matson

Mary and Sarah Murphy

Mary and Sarah Murphy

Barbara and Madeleine Gram

Barbara and Madeleine Gram

Mariel Klein and Elisa Klein, PortlandSocietyPage.com editor

Mariel Klein and Elisa Klein, PortlandSocietyPage.com editor

Jean Benedict and Katherine Benedict

Jean Benedict and Katherine Benedict

Cori Paine and Patricia Eddy, event co-chair

Cori Paine and Patricia Eddy, event co-chair

Kristin and Austin Quinlan

Kristin and Austin Quinlan

Elizabeth and Olivia English

Elizabeth and Olivia English

Debby and Leighton Murphy

Debby and Leighton Murphy

Molly and Lacy Hagler

Molly and Lacy Hagler

Katie and Kristine Zika

Katie and Kristine Zika

Dee Madden and Lea Campbell

Dee Madden and Lea Campbell

Anna and Noreen Zupan

Anna and Noreen Zupan

Julia and Siobhan Furnary

Julia and Siobhan Furnary

Amy and Kate Lowes

Amy and Kate Lowes

Julia and Courtney Hall

Julia and Courtney Hall

Emma and Cheryl Scherzer

Emma and Cheryl Scherzer

Molly and Emma Paustian

Molly and Emma Paustian

Candace Gray and Mackenzie Dix

Candace Gray and Mackenzie Dix

Heather and Madeleine Waldram

Heather and Madeleine Waldram

Claire and Shannon Alexander

Claire and Shannon Alexander

The girls are now excited to be sailing off to their next big adventure.

In the Portland Chapter the 144 Ticktocker members volunteered a total 3,921 Philanthropy hours, and 122 Patroness members volunteered in our community 3,147 hours. Collectively,  members volunteered 7,068 hours this year.

From The Portland Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.: This chapter was chartered in April 1995 and was the first National Charity League chapter formed in the State of Oregon. Our chapter currently has 119 Patronesses and 140 Ticktockers. National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is a non-profit national organization of mothers and daughters who join together in community involvement within local chapters throughout the United States. Our goal is to foster a sense of community responsibility and strengthen the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters participate in a six-year program of philanthropic work, educational activities and cultural events. Portland Chapter Mailing address: P.O. Box 25108 Portland, Oregon 97298

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