Membership Information

The NCL experience is designed to take place largely within 6 grade level classes.  Because it is designed as a small group program, class size is a critical factor to ensure a successful program.  For Membership eligibility in our Chapter, the Prospective Ticktocker (daughter) must be in grade 7 the September following admission.  Openings in all classes above 7th grade are at the discretion of the Chapter Board and are based on a predetermined class size range.

Applications for membership are accepted only during the annual Membership selection period, which runs from November to January of the Prospective Ticktocker’s 6th grade year.

A Prospective Member shall be sponsored by an Active Member and co-sponsored by an Active, Provisional or Sustainer Patroness Member in Good Standing in the Chapter the Prospective Member wishes to join.

Selection is based upon availability of space in the specific grade level.

A Prospective Member shall reside within the San Diego Chapter boundaries:  County of San Diego.

A Prospective Member shall only apply to one Chapter.

The Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Membership Committee, shall make the final selections into Membership.

Please click the link to fill out and submit your Membership inquiry form.  A Member of the Membership Committee will contact you during our Annual Membership Drive.  Please understand that there is neither guarantee nor obligation of Membership when a Committee Member contacts you.

Prospective members need to be sponsored by a current member of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) Chapter they wish to join. If you know someone in NCL, talk to her about her Chapter’s boundaries, membership obligations and membership drive timeline. If you do not know someone in NCL, Inc. you are invited to submit the following form.

Please click here to fill out and submit your Membership Inquiry form, or for any questions regarding Membership, requests for transfers or assistance with connecting as a Sustainer, email us at

If you meet these Membership requirements, plan on attending one (1) of the two (2) Prospective Member Information Meetings that will be held this fall on Thursday, November 14th, 9:30 a.m.  or on Thursday, December 12th, 6:30 p.m.

Either your Sponsor or Co-Sponsor must attend with you, and RSVP for both of you.

NCL Ticktockers volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank