About our Chapter
Our Bayou Villages Chapter of NCL, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation with the mission to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to the following three pillars:
- Community Service: Assessing what philanthropic needs exist in our community and helping to meet those needs whenever possible.
- Leadership: Enhancing potential leadership skills through team building, problem solving, mentoring, and group dynamics.
- Cultural: Creating an environment that nurtures a positive identity by recognizing and appreciating the value of differences in each other and the world.
Currently, our chapter has approximately 368 members that support more than 20 philanthropies in and around the Houston metropolitan area. Some of the community service areas supported by our chapter include: disadvantaged children’s services, educational organizations, food and clothing pantries, healthcare, children and adults with special needs, elderly, environmental preservation and animal protection organizations.
In a typical year NCL, Inc., Bayou Villages members volunteer over 10,000 mother-daughter hours in our community.
THE NCL EXPERIENCE
NCL, Inc. provides opportunities for mothers, known as “Patronesses,” and daughters, known as “Ticktockers,” to cultivate both mother-daughter and peer relationships through service to others.
THE TICKTOCKER EXPERIENCE
The Ticktocker experience is a small group leadership program that allows each young woman to know the joy of helping others, to learn tolerance and kindness, to build confidence and maturity, and to make friends while sharing and participating in service activities.
THE PATRONESS EXPERIENCE
The Patroness experience allows mothers to work alongside their daughters as they broaden their perspective on the world around them. Patronesses also have the satisfaction of working with other talented women to advance the mission of our Bayou Villages Chapter.