Celebrating in Step

Members of the 2017 class of the National Charity League (NCL) San Dieguito Chapter, along with their parents and escorts, celebrated their Waltz Dinner in January. In preparation for their Senior Recognition, the girls (called Ticktockers) and their fathers and escorts enjoyed a waltz dancing lesson. Fathers made heartwarming toasts to their daughters and wives in recognition of their NCL journeys, and the evening concluded with the Ticktockers sharing letters they had written to their mothers aloud in front of the entire audience. “What poise and courage and confidence the girls demonstrated!” said Grade Level Advisor and senior parent Marie Morse. The Waltz Dinner is a special tradition for the NCL senior class and a prelude to the chapter’s combined event in the spring.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wisnia and daughter, Julia

Founded in 1925, NCL is the premier mother-daughter organization of women and their daughters in seventh through 12th grade. The six-year core program includes community service, leadership development, and cultural activities, empowering women to succeed as confident, well-rounded, and socially aware contributors to society. The program also serves to strengthen the mother-daughter relationship along the way. The organization has 63,000 members in 229 chapters in 26 states.

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Mr. and Mrs. Morse and daughter, Olivia

NCL San Dieguito was established in 1998, starting many chapter traditions that still continue on today including the Fashion Show, Senior Presents, Mother-Daughter September Kick-Off Meeting, Ticktocker Day, Class Teas, and the Annual Chapter Awards and Tea. The chapter currently has 268 members and provides hands-on volunteer service for 24 philanthropic organizations in the community. For more information visit www.nationalcharityleague.org.