LEAGUE / CULTURAL
In May, new chapter members are invited to participate in NCL 101 where they will learn all about the chapter and what to expect. This is a great time to hear about all of the different Philanthropies that our chapter serves and to meet your Grade Level Advisors.
In August, our chapter holds its annual Kick-Off. This is a required event for all members. The Kick-Off is a fun way to gather together as a whole chapter after summer to get motivated about the school year ahead. The meeting includes the Board of Directors and committee chairs presenting information such as chapter highlights, goals, and philanthropy news. Members also participate in a chapter activity or hear from an inspirational and educational guest speaker. One example of a chapter activity was when all members participated in a poverty simulation guided by North Fulton Community Charities.
In January, our chapter holds its annual Ticktocker Day. This is a required event for all Ticktockers. The Annual Ticktocker Day is planned with the needs of the Ticktockers in mind to give them the tools needed to continue building on the skills being taught through the NCL six-year program as well as give updates on chapter news. The Ticktocker Advisory Council and the Patronesses on the Ticktocker Day committee work hard to make this time together educational and enjoyable. The themed day usually includes a guest speaker and a philanthropy activity as well as a fun experience for all who attend.
In April, our chapter holds its annual Senior Recognition. This is a required event for Juniors & Seniors. Senior Recognition is a time-honored tradition in National Charity League, Inc. It is a celebration honoring the twelfth-grade Ticktockers upon completion of the six-year program. Senior Recognition is a rite of passage from our daughters’ teen years to the wonderful future that lies ahead of them. The seniors dress in long white gowns and after being escorted, are presented to the audience by her father in an honoring and emotional speech with her mother close by. Our chapter’s junior class plays a role in this event as they take on the task of planning and preparing to make this a very special night for our seniors.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA & AWARDS
In May, our mothers and daughters gather to celebrate their bond at a tea. The Tea and Awards Ceremony is a time-honored tradition in National Charity League, Inc. NCL NEA has each Ticktocker class participate in the Tea planning and execution. They learn addressing invitations, building centerpieces, setting a table, coordinating logistics and timelines, and a wide variety of other tasks a hostess will perform. The cultural significance for the Patroness and Ticktocker is a unique chance to participate in a long-standing tradition and teaches our daughters to be gracious young women. During the ceremony, we celebrate our serving accomplishments and hand out awards for achievement.
Prior to the Senior Recognition, a Senior Tea is held for mothers and daughters of our senior class to present awards.
American Heart Association and National Charity League, Inc. have formed a strategic partnership called our National Philanthropy Initiatvie. Our chapter supports this initiative by walking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Marietta. Last year we partnered with one other Atlanta-area chapter. This year (2019) we are partnering with six Atlanta-area chapters! We are proud to lead the way in supporting this National Philanthropy Initiative for NCL, Inc.
C U R E PICNIC
Our Northeast Atlanta chapter has been serving the annual CURE Picnic and Lauren’s Run since 2011. At the picnic, each of our grades set up a unique and elaborate themed, carnival-style station with fun games, prizes and activities for the attendees to participate in. It is a big part of the picnic and we are the only local NCL chapter dedicated to serve in this way. Participants include those who do the run, as well as families diagnosed with childhood cancer. The annual picnic is a reunion for CURE families and a special and fun day for all!
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