About our Chapter

NCL, Inc. Lamorinda Chapter is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 250 mothers and daughters who actively engage in community involvement throughout central Contra Costa county, California.

MEMBERS are Patronesses and Ticktockers (who typically join in the spring of their 6th grade year) residing in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Each new Ticktocker class generally consists of 24 mother-daughter pairs, balanced among the three towns, and managed by elected Ticktocker officers who are coached by Patroness advisors.

NCL, Inc. follows a 6-YEAR PLAN from 7th through 12th grade. It guides Patronesses and Ticktockers through their NCL Experience with a variety of age-appropriate and meaningful activities organized under the Three Pillars of NCL, Inc.: Community Service to local philanthropies, Leadership Development (professional and life skills), and Cultural Enrichment (social skills).

MEETINGS AND EVENTS: Patronesses attend at least five regular meetings each year, which are held on the third Wednesday evening of the month at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. Ticktockers attend at least six regular class meetings each year, which are usually held on Sunday evenings at the homes of chapter members. All Patronesses and Ticktockers are required to attend the annual Mother-Daughter Tea/ Recognition Event.

We are part of the NCL, Inc. District 12 Council – Region IV, which also includes Chartered Chapters in San Ramon Valley, Pleasanton, Oakland-Piedmont, Sacramento, Granite Bay, Reno, South Placer County, Davis, and Walnut Creek. Lamorinda is one of over 200 Chapters nationwide, totaling more than 50,000 members.



“Not only did I become friends with my Ticktocker class, I connected with wonderful people in the community through organizations like Monument Crisis Center, Loaves & Fishes, Special Olympics, and so many others. I also strengthened my relationship with my mom, who passed on her commitment to service to me. And I continue to volunteer in college. NCL really helped shape who I am today.”  ~ Lauren Torres, 2016