NCL, Inc. Oakland-Piedmont Chapter is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 225 mothers and daughters who actively engage in community involvement throughout Alameda County.

MEMBERS are Patronesses and Ticktockers (who typically join in the spring of their 6th grade year) residing in Oakland and Piedmont. Each new Ticktocker class generally consists of 24 mother-daughter pairs, balanced between Oakland and Piedmont. Ticktockers are managed by elected officers and 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)

Cultural Enrichment (social skills)


Patronesses attend at least five regular meetings each year, which are held on the first Thursday evening of the month. Ticktockers attend at least six regular class meetings each year, which are 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.

There are annual dues and fees for required chapter activities.

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. Oakland-Piedmont is one of over 200 Chapters nationwide, totaling more than 50,000 members.