Our Chapter History
In April of 1981, a group of mothers met for coffee and the home of Ann McNabb in Rockwall to consider the organization of the Greater Dallas Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. After additional meetings, the group requested provisional status to start the Texas Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.
In 1982, Ann McNabb and Harriet Robertson attended the National Convention in Pasadena, California. The ladies attended workshops on topics that specifically concerned the organization and Membership of National Charity League, Inc.
On May 4, 1983, the Executive Board and all Chapter Members of National Council National Charity League, Inc., welcomed their 23rd Chartered Chapter and declared them known as the Lone Star Chapter. Nineteen ladies who had participated as Members prior to the request for Chartered status were considered the Charter Members. The Lone Star Chapter was the second NCL, Inc. Chapter chartered outside the State of California and the first Chapter chartered in the State of Texas. The Ticktockers immediately were involved in the community, in Dillard’s charm school and at Lone Star Chapter retreats at Sky Ranch. Just like those who followed, they were cheerleaders, musicians, dancers and athletes as well as dedicated students.
In these early years, they also attended national Ticktocker conventions in California to learn more about the principles of leadership and volunteer involvement. Like all Ticktockers, the highlight for these Ticktockers was Senior Presentation. The first presentation was Sunday, May 20, 1984, at 6:00 pm at the Rockwall Inn. Dressed in white dresses, four seniors were presented by their fathers on the front porch of the inn to family and friends. A dinner reception followed the formal program. Through the years, National Charity League, Inc., Lone Star Chapter members have dedicated themselves to the success and growth of the organization. Mothers and daughters have served the Rockwall community aiding local organizations in their works, perpetuating courtesy and concern for their neighbors. The commitment of the membership continues to strengthen its force in the community and to build the lives of its members as it fosters the mother-daughter relationship.