Class of 2020 Ticktockers Presented by NCL, Inc., Glendale Chapter

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First row from left are Katherine Besch, Francesca Christensen, Emily Rajweski, Alexandra Schwalbach, Sofia Ibbotson, Erin Buchanan, Alexis Suk, Isabella Grigorian, Claire Fausett and Josefina Alvarez.
Second row from left are Tayor Enright, Jane Widdop, Juliana Goldsby, Melissa Minassian, Avery Romero, Juliette Arcaris, Savannah Rogan, Karina Balekjian and Nikki Cassin.
Third row from left are Genevieve Sergile, Kayleigh Scott, Isabella Portantino, Sofia Rodriguez, Lindsey Weller and MJ Miller.

Twenty-five young women from La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale, Altadena and the surrounding areas will be honored by the Glendale Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. at the 69th annual Senior Presentation Ball on March 7 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Senior Presentation Ball is a tradition for the Chapter, highlighting and thanking the Class of 2020 for their 9,474 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 volunteered at a variety of non-profit organizations including Ascencia, Union Station, Door of Hope, YWCA of Glendale, La Cañada Tournament of Roses, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Operation Gratitude, American Red Cross, Hathaway-Sycamores, Twelve Oaks Senior Living, the Chapter’s annual rummage sale and more.   

  “The Senior Presentation Ball is a National Charity League tradition that celebrates the culmination of the Ticktockers’ six years of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, which are the pillars of our program,” said Debbie Cox, president of the Chapter. “It showcases the Ticktockers’ many accomplishments, volunteer service and activities and the mother-daughter bond that is the cornerstone of NCL. We will join with our members, family and friends to honor the Ticktockers as they venture forth on the next phase of their lives.”

The Ball will include a welcome from Ticktocker Jane Widdop, president of the Class of 2020. The Class chose the theme Under the Stars and their song “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. The evening will include the presentation of each Ticktocker, the father-daughter waltz, the presentation of the Senior Service Award and a farewell toast. The co-chairs of the Senior Presentation Ball are Andrea Vacheron and Christie Clarkson. The Grade Level Advisor is Christine Cassin.

The mistresses of ceremonies for the Ball will be Cindy Brewer Kenyon, vice president Global Client Services at Verizon Business Group, and Rose Chan Loui Of Counsel at Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata. Both women served as Glendale Chapter presidents.

The Glendale Chapter of NCL, Inc., was first organized in 1942 and became a chartered chapter of National Charity League, Inc. in 1958. 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