Jenks Mothers, Daughters Join Forces to Assist Non-Profits in Jenks Charity League Chapter

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The National Charity League, Inc., Jenks Chapter ( will begin its second year as the local chapter of nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization. With a current membership of 244 (mothers and daughters), the chapter has three areas of focus:
Community Service – Members learn their community’s basic needs and take actions to help solve them.
Leadership Development – Opportunities are presented to solve problems, build teams, garner consensus, create healthy relationships, plan events and learn parliamentary procedure.
Cultural Experiences – Values, traditions, and community connections that have shaped NCL are cultivated and honored.
National Charity League pairs mothers (Patronesses) and daughters (Ticktockers) who work to promote social awareness by considering the local community’s needs and selecting appropriate non-profit organizations to serve. Each Chapter then supports its philanthropic service partners through different volunteer activities. NCL provides an opportunity for girls, seventh grade and older, to actively participate in community service with their mothers. Membership recruitment for the next NCL Jenks chapter class will begin in October. Members of the Jenks NCL chapter must reside in Jenks or attend school in the Jenks district.
The Chapter researched and nominated the 2019-2020 Philanthropy Partners—local non profits where the students will volunteer their time. The group’s charities for 2019-20 include A New Leaf, Crosstown Learning Center, Bixby Outreach Center, The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, Family & Children’s Services, Jenks Community Food Bank, Montereau Senior Living and Pathways Adult Learning Center .
“We are thrilled with the enthusiasm for National Charity League from mothers and daughters in the Jenks area,” said Mary Westbrook, president of the Jenks Chapter. “In our inaugural year, these women contributed nearly 1,150 hours of service to our community, and an equal number of hours in their roles within the NCL organization. This is a wonderful opportunity for our mothers and daughters, and the non-profits we serve.”
The board of directors for the NCL Jenks Chapter for 2019-20 are:
President, Mary Westbrook; President Elect, Kari Suttee; Vice President, Membership, Rachel Mix; Co-Vice Presidents, Ticktocker, Emily Burns & Teresa Ferguson; Vice President, Philanthropy, Tina Parkhill; Vice President, Communications, Denise McIntosh; Vice President, Provisionals, Melissa Miner; Vice President, Patroness Activities, Molly Wilson; Secretary, Beth Peters; Treasurer, Stephanie Galles and Parliamentarian, Stephanie Barberousse.