Our Chapter History

In December 1984, Deborah Boyd, prompted by her mother-in-law Ann Boyd, of the Burbank chapter, met with expansion Vice President Janet Killan, to explore the feasibility of a Northern California chapter of National Charity League-a first.

In April 1985 co-founders Deborah Boyd and Shari Emling hosted an informal coffee at which they shared the concept of NCL with 11 other women. The enthusiasm of Patroness Pat White from Westlake Village and that of former Ticktocker Linda Gardner-Crandall was contagious. Ten mothers and their daughters formed the Bay Area Prospective Chapter of NCL. Bettie Anle was assigned as our first regional director and our shepherdess.

By the end of the 1985-86 League year, we boasted 22 Patronesses with 17 Ticktockers. In 1986, we were granted Provisional Status for our chapter. In 1987, under the very able guidance of Gloria Ulrich, our name changed, as did our status: Charter Status was approved for the Stanford Hills Chapter. On December 16, 1988, Stanford Hills Chapter was incorporated as a tax-exempt non-profit corporation.


Stanford Hills receives their charter / 1987

Debi Boyd (Founder), Janet Kilian (NCL National Pres), Marianne Anderson (Chapter Pres.)