Members from the National Charity League, Inc., Canyon Chapter (NCL, Inc.) gathered at the Mission Viejo Country Club on Sunday, May 6, for their Annual Mother-Daughter Recognition Tea. The event honored the dedication and commitment of Canyon Chapter members to community service and recognized the graduating senior Class of 2018 for their accomplishments. Canyon Chapter mothers and daughters contributed over 8,500 hands-on volunteer hours to local philanthropies last year alone.More than 200 mothers and daughters enjoyed the “Springtime in Paris” theme with an outdoor garden reception highlighted by live string musicians, a flower wall for picture-taking, and decorations featuring a 12-foot-tall Eiffel Tower and vintage bike displaying a wicker basket overflowing with flowers and french baguettes. A French-inspired luncheon and awards ceremony followed in the Club’s ballroom.

“The annual Mother-Daughter Tea is such a great way to celebrate all of the girl’s hard work throughout the year and to honor the senior girls for their six years of dedication and service in NCL,” said Robin Philips, Mother-Daughter Tea Chair and incoming Chapter President for 2018-2019.

About National Charity League, Inc., Canyon Chapter
National Charity League, Inc., Canyon Chapter was founded in 1998. Chapter members live in Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, and Trabuco Canyon. The Chapter currently has 248 members and provides hands-on volunteer service for 23 philanthropic organizations. Members are women and their daughters in grades 7-12. Through this community service, NCL, Inc. develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter relationship. The traditional six-year core program also includes leadership development and cultural activities. For more information about the NCL, Inc., Canyon Chapter, please visit and follow the Chapter on Instagram @NCLincCanyon and on Facebook @NCLCanyonChapter.

About National Charity League, Inc.
Established in Los Angeles, California in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, National Charity League, Inc. is the premier organization of mothers and their daughters in grades 7-12. Currently, the membership organization has 65,000 members in 253 Chapters that thrive in 26 states nationwide. Having grown by nearly 70 percent in the last decade, those members contributed nearly 1.4 million volunteer hours to more than 4,000 local philanthropy partners last year alone. For more information or for alumnae interested in reconnecting, visit the website at to find a Chapter in your area.

Krista Hagen and her daughter, Lyndsey

Wendy Ruiz, Dawn Stark, Marie Fintland and Deanna Rule

Paris themed decoration

Vanetta Perisho and her daughter, Jacquie

Tammy Steenland and her daughter, Ava

Mother-Daughter Tea Committee (Left to Right) Dominique O’Donnell, Wendy Higgins, Robin Phillips, Lori Bertino, Amy Burchit, Carine Brown, Kara Piller

Margo Gunderson and Robin Phillips