Our Chapter History

For more than 50 years, the Ventura Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. has been a positive force in our community, through our dedication to philanthropic service, and fostering the development of strong character, leadership, and social responsibility in our daughters.

Mrs. Edward Lee Garder II organized the  Ventura County Chapter in 1959 and it was chartered in 1960.

Many of our chapter traditions and commitments to philanthropies that were established in our first years remain with us today.

Dedicated to philanthropic service and anchored by the strong legacy of our founders, our chapter has grown substantially since our early days, and today boasts 170  members, including over 80 ticktockers in six grade levels.  As our chapter moves further into the 21st century, we proudly honor our foundation in all that we do- and most importantly, we strive to make our community a better place to live in, and to strengthen the enduring bond of mothers and daughters.

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Sailboats float along the hem and the neckline of this sweater and skirt outfit worn by Carolyn Jones for the National League Ticktocker fashion show. This year is the first year fathers were invited to the event, circa 1972

Mrs. Ellen Daily Hartman and her daughter, Melinda, center, welcome members of the Ventura County Chapter of NCL, Inc. to a tea at their home, circa 1969

Mrs. Fred Hummel serves punch to daughters, Shaun, left, and Lindsay, circa 1966