About our Chapter

Our Santa Barbara Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., organized in 1962, functions through a set of Bylaws, Policies and Procedures.  An elected Board of Directors and appointed committee chairpersons handle philanthropic and social activities for Patronesses, plus Grade Level Advisors direct Ticktockers through a six year progression of opportunities in the areas of leadership development, cultural experiences and community service.  The VP Grade Level Advisor oversees our class advisors.

All Patroness committee activity is regularly brought to our board for information or decision, then reported to our general membership at scheduled meetings, and reiterated on our website and in our NCL Ticktocker TAPE newsletter.  Similarly, Ticktocker activity is handled separately at their regular grade level meetings, reported to our Patroness board through Advisors.  A Ticktocker Council, comprised of the Ticktocker Coordinator, plus representatives from each grade level, meets three times each year to discuss concerns common to all

Ticktockers and to plan the annual Ticktocker Day.  Likewise, Patronesses and Ticktockers meet jointly several times each year at grade level meetings for programs of common interest.

Three Pillars

The NCL experience inspires and empowers women to succeed as confident, well-rounded and socially aware contributors to their communities.

Community Service – We support 18 local philanthropies in our community for mothers and daughters to work service hours.

Leadership Development – Our goal is to provide members with opportunities to experience leadership and practice learned skills working with other Ticktockers, Patronesses and community partners.

Using these modules, members will participate in a variety of learning experiences that help foster confidence while discovering individual strengths and interests.

Cultural Enrichment – As role models, we are charged with training our Ticktockers how to be more responsible in an increasingly global culture. We have provided a list of interactive exercises that can be integrated into meetings as icebreakers. These activities provide a practical way of educating members in a fun atmosphere while teaching the importance of recognizing and appreciating differences as we become more socially aware contributors in our communities.