Glittering chandeliers, fragrant roses, and 23 radiant young ladies in elegant white gowns on the arms of their tuxedoed fathers were found at the Langham Huntington Hotel on Saturday, March 8.
During the six years leading up to this night, these young women have made a significant impact on their community through service to chapter philanthropies including Ascencia Transitional Housing Shelter, Hathaway-Sycamores, YWCA of Glendale, Salvation Army of Glendale, American Red Cross, and Special Olympics, area hospitals and retirement homes, among many other local organizations. There are many opportunities for the Ticktockers to do this philanthropic work alongside their mothers in National Charity League Glendale, which has been in existence since 1951.
Two Ticktockers received special honors. Daisy Beckner was presented with the Golden Oak Leaf Award for her service over the past six years at Twelve Oaks Lodge, the retirement facility in La Crescenta that, sadly, closed in November.
Alexa Rittichier earned the Senior Achievement Award, presented to the Ticktocker who, during her six years in NCL, served the greatest number of hours at chapter philanthropies. Collectively, the Ticktockers in Class of 2014 collectively donated over 5,300 volunteer hours to the chapter’s philanthropies over the past six years.
As NCL Glendale President Rose Chan presented the awards and gave the toast to Class of 2014, she expressed what motivates members to be part of this organization.
“Through NCL, each mother endeavors to instill in her daughter the desire to give back to the community and to teach the skills by which to accomplish this desire,” Chan said.