National Charity League Honors Best
• National Charity League, Inc., Palos Verdes Chapter, honored the Ticktocker Class of 2021 at its annual Senior Recognition at Terranea Resort.
Each year this event recognizes the cumulative efforts and accomplishments of graduating Ticktockers as Chapter and community leaders. This year’s event was even more meaningful after enduring the pandemic, finding extraordinary ways to safely serve the community and then finally being able to come together and celebrate.
This year’s theme, Attraversiamo, an Italian word loosely translates to “let’s crossover,” representing the bond these young women have created over the past six years and the transition they are about to make together. A new world and new adventures await them as they graduate high school and move into the next chapter of life.
The theme was reflected in every detail of the evening, reminiscent of an Italian vineyard garden overlooking the sea. Sage green, sheer white and golds were featured, along with accents of lemons and natural elements. Wine barrels, bottles and corks all played into the decor along with willow arches, lanterns and hanging glass terrariums.
The entire event space was lit with candles and twinkling fairy lights. The girls made their entrance to “The Prayer,’” by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, a duet in both Italian and English, again, tying into the European theme.
“Each Ticktocker has spent considerable time volunteering in our community – contributing to thousands of philanthropy hours over the past six years,” notes 2021 NCL President Sara Robinson.
“They have developed leadership skills that will help them as they move forward in life, and they have expanded their world views through participation in many cultural outings. All of these experiences have contributed to them blossoming into the exceptional individuals they are today.”
Cindy & Peyton Eberhard were awarded the Mother/Daughter Award for completing 279 hours of philanthropy service together while in PVNCL. They enjoyed volunteering together at the Harbor Animal Shelter and were honored to help place these animals with new loving families.
Kelsey Hatamiya was awarded the Senior Service Award for 689.5 philanthropy service hours during her 6 years in PVNCL. She spent much of her time with the seniors at The Belmont Assisted Living Community, playing countless games of Bingo, making jewelry and being a friendly face and companion to the residents.
As part of a time-honored NCL tradition, graduating Ticktockers wore white dresses as a symbol of new beginnings and fresh opportunities. Each carried a nosegay as a symbol of natural beauty and in recognition of the beauty, heart, mind and soul the young ladies possess. They were escorted by their families, representing a lifetime of support and caring.
Palos Verdes Chapter members enthusiastically offer their time and compassion throughout the community. The Chapter currently works with 32 local and national philanthropy partners serving families, children and youth, health, environmental, community, and education.
Ticktockers, ages 12-18, appreciate the opportunity to serve their community through hands-on work with organizations such as Peace4Kids, Friendship Foundation, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor, Peninsula Education Foundation, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Heal the Bay, Valmonte Early Learning Academy, and more.
While the pandemic made it challenging to safely serve the community, this past year the Chapter provided an astonishing 15,797 volunteer hours.
About National Charity League, Inc., Palos Verdes Chapter National Charity League, Inc., Palos Verdes Chapter currently has over 400 Members and provides hands-on volunteer service for 29 local philanthropic organizations in the community.
Members are women and their daughters, 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 experiences.
National Charity League, Inc. was established in Los Angeles in 1925, and incorporated in 1958, National Charity League, Inc. is the nation’s premier mother-daughter, non-profit organization.
Currently, the philanthropic organization has more than 200,000 members and alumnae in 286 Chapters that thrive in 31 states nationwide. Members have contributed nearly 3 million volunteer hours to more than 6,000 local philanthropy partners, creating a national annual $68 million philanthropic impact last year alone.
— email report
Photos by Dipan Desai Photography