What a great job we did last year bringing love, care and service to our South Bay Community. Our hard work enabled us to give $90,000 to our philanthropies and to scholarships. Our hard work enabled us to give 1000’s of hours volunteering where they needed our hands and hearts. Our hard work allowed us to build bonds and memories with our daughters. Our hard work through this great organization, National Charity League allowed us to grow and it enriched our lives. Together we can accomplish much.
It is fitting then that we review the commitment that we made to this organization, the commitment that makes National Charity League strong and vibrant. Nothing happens without participation. "As a member of NCL attendance of all monthly patroness meetings is required and full participation in all activities is expected" Of course there are emergencies and illnesses that arise. A call and a note to the reservations chairs in the case of general meetings and to the GLA in the case of class meetings is necessary. General meetings are a condition of membership. It is important to block out ample time for them, to arrive on time and to stay until the end. It is not an acceptable practice to perpetually arrive late and leave early. Meetings are always the 1st Wednesday of the month, usually from 9am to 11am. (9am social, 9:30 meeting.) November & June are luncheon meetings. There are two evening meetings.
Nothing happens without our efforts. "Each active Patroness is required to have a responsibility within the organization." We can only achieve great things if every member shoulders her share. Nothing happens without our hard work. "Active and Provisional Patronesses shall be expected to work at the Thrift Shop in accordance with priority list set forth..." Our Thrift Shop revenue is the source of all monies we donate to scholarships and more than 30 South Bay Charities. It makes a difference in the lives of many. The schedules are published well in advance and allow for great flexibility.
Nothing happens without volunteering in the community. "All Active and Provisional Patronesses are required to participate in a minimum of 4 philanthropy sessions, which shall include a minimum of 2 Grade Level philanthropy sessions with each Ticktocker daughter." There are often times when in order to fulfill our NCL commitment you may be asked to work more than the minimum of 4. Please do so, realizing that the service you provide the community is a gift to those in need. Remember senior philanthropy requirements must be met by Dec. 15, and all others by May 31.
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! TOGETHER WE WORK BEST. It takes all of our hands and minds. Please honor your commitments and we will have another great year!!
Thank you. The 2000-2001 Standards Committee
Kathy Costa,VP Membership/Standards
Note: Bold italics in quotes taken from our Bylaws. Full text can be read in the NCL Yearbook and Directory.