Twenty-seven young women from La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale and Tujunga will be honored by the Glendale Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. on Feb. 11 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The annual Senior Presentation Ball is a tradition for the Chapter, highlighting and thanking the Class of 2017 for their 6,569 hours of community service. The young women, or Ticktockers as they are known, began their NCL journey in seventh grade, working with their mothers, called Patronesses, to support the chapter’s philanthropic partners. Over the years, the class has volunteered at Ascencia, Union Station, Door of Hope, YWCA of Glendale, La Cañada Tournament of Roses, Huntington Hospital, United Friends of Children, American Red Cross, and Hathaway-Sycamores, among others. The Class of 2017 also volunteered many hours at the Twelve Oaks Senior living residence and at the Chapter’s annual rummage sale, Sellebration.
“The Senior Presentation Ball is a long-standing NCL tradition celebrating the culmination of the Ticktockers’ six years of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, which are the pillars the NCL experience. The event showcases their many accomplishments, volunteer service, honors and activities, as well as the mother-daughter bond that is the cornerstone of our program. Our members, family and friends will join together to applaud the Ticktockers as they embark on the next phase of their lives,” explained Pati Patao, president of the Chapter and a member of the Class of 2017.
The Ball includes presentations from Ticktocker Christina Nessen, who serves as president of the Class of 2017, as well as from Patroness Maylene Glidewell, the grade level advisor for the seniors. The Ball will include traditions such as the presentation of each Ticktocker and a father-daughter waltz. Chapter President Patao will bestow service awards and will give a farewell toast to the class. Patronesses who have worked diligently on the event include Chair Lori Strauss, and Co-chairs Sonja Bradley, Pati Patao, Scotti Strockis and Tina Ragusa. These members, along with many others, contributed countless hours toward this memorable evening. The mistress of ceremonies for the Ball will be Cater Lee, vice president of programming for the E.W. Scripps Company.
The Glendale Chapter of NCL, Inc., was the first chartered chapter of the national organization in 1951. It works with over 20 local philanthropies, supporting them with hands-on service. Through the mother-daughter relationship, National Charity League, Inc. develops strong women leaders serving and impacting communities today and for generations to come.
Learn more at www.nclglendale.org.