Portland, April 26th, 2015. After six years of service to the community, 22 high school seniors from The National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter were honored at a special celebration at the Sentinel Hotel. Most of the young women, including Natalie Kinsel, Isabel Klein and Adele English began volunteering with their mothers during seventh grade and in total, the seniors worked 3,069 hours.
NCL Seniors include: Front row: Manoy Arnold, Morgan Johnson, Madeline Chew, Audriana Bolton, Anna Dickson, and Elayna Caron. Second row: Michelle Tennant, Natalie Nielsen, Marie VanRysselberghe, Adele English, Isabel Klein, Claire Mersereau, Alexandra Ulmer, Madeline Cook, and Michaela Mueller. Third row Emily Angell, Elizabeth Keeney, Lizzie Allcock, Abigail Diess, Eleanor Valentine, Natalie Kinsel and Maria Bocci.
The theme for the event was “Walking on Sunshine” and the class chose to support Habitat for Humanity for their senor project by rolling up their sleeves and pouring in some sweat equity.
Madeline Chew and her mother, NCL Portland Chapter President, Laura Martin.
Kristen, Morgan and Jeffrey Johnson.
Lara and Michelle Tennant & Audriana and Nancy Bolton.
Adele English and her mother Elizabeth English
Sisters Genevieve Klein, Isabel Klein and Mariel Klein
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
Portland, December 2nd. Mothers and daughters from the National Charity League, Inc. Portland Chapter supported the Red Sweater Project at their annual holiday tea at the Portland Golf Club. It creates educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania and was founded by a former Portland NCL member, Ashley Holmer. Former National Charity League Portland Chapter class of 2013 Presidents Mariel Klein and Courtney Hall were among the seniors who also sold baked goods to raise money – both attend Jesuit High School.
Ticktockers like Madeleine and Bess collect school supplies for The Red Sweater Project.
Red Sweater cookies were popular, as were handmade bracelets.
Seniors and their mothers served as hosts for the formal receiving line.
The class of 2013 has been participating in nonprofit work since 7th grade.
Chapter President Debby Murphy with Holiday Tea Chair Carol Alexander
Former National Charity League Portland Chapter class of 2013 Presidents Mariel Klein and Courtney Hall – both attend Jesuit High School
A fashion show featured ensembles from “Free People”, a boutique on Northwest 23rd. Freshman, Claire Jacobsen, opened the show.
Free People Fashion show
Junior Cece Alexander helped organize the show as did emcee from Free People, Megan Dorick
8th Grade student, Shannon Kehoe
Isabel Klein, Adele English, and Megan Gooding
National Charity League History:
In 1925, a small group of women interested in philanthropic work founded the Charity League in Los Angeles. They worked quietly, doing Red Cross work, making layettes and assembling and delivering baskets of food to the hungry at holiday times. Sometimes they brought their daughters with them. By 1938, so many daughters had become involved that they decided to form their own group. They called themselves the Ticktockers.
In 1947, these groups united to become the first mother-daughter charity and took their present name, National Charity League. At that time, the mothers also took their name, Patronesses. The newly formed group decided to expand its program beyond philanthropic work to include educational and cultural activities.
NCL was reorganized and incorporated as National Charity League, Inc. in 1958. The first “Chapter Day” was held in 1959; the first NCL Convention was held the following year. These meetings brought the growing membership together for an exchange of ideas and support.
National Charity League Today:
National Charity League, Inc. has a National Board of Directors, which represents the organization’s eight Regions and more than one hundred forty local Chapters throughout the United States. NCL continues to carry out its Mission — to provide service to its communities while fostering the mother-daughter relationship. Through our volunteer work today, we hope to make the world a better place tomorrow.
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