Spotlight on society – National Charity League Graduating 2023 Ticktockers 

Back Row: Davryn McDuffie, Genevieve Cole, Elise Lee, Ella Brinderson, Skylar Hartman, Dakota Joy Dwan, Chelsea Cloud, Kate Moore, Brooke Billnitzer, Alyson Moulton and Audrey O’Toole. Front Row: Noor Gill Mathew, Marielle Sandler, Kaitlyn Tarakji, Audrey Munro, Julianna Ramirez, Grace Trester, Sarah Wang, Neena Matharu, Alina Montalvan, Alexis Wetzel and Grace Hebert.

The National Charity League, Palos Verdes Chapter, honored the Ticktocker Class of 2023 at its annual Senior Recognition at Terranea Resort on Saturday March 18. The evening recognized the Ticktockers service as community leaders. As all good tales begin, the theme of the evening was Once Upon a Time. The Palos Verdes Chapter contributed over 11,000 volunteer  hours to  35 local and national philanthropy partners, among them, 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 and Miraleste Early Learning Academy. 

“The 22 exceptional young women being honored this evening,” Chapter president Margaret Trester announced, “are about to complete their six-year journey in the NCL program during which they matured as they participated in the three foundational Pillars of NCL – Community Service, Leadership Development and Cultural Experiences. They began their NCL journey in June of 2017 as seventh grade girls and have grown into confident, accomplished and resilient young women.” 

“Senior Recognition is a moment in time for us to acknowledge the end of their six-year journey, but also a time to mark the beginning of their new adventures in life,” she said.

Susan and Alyson Moulton were presented with the Mother/Daughter Award for completing a

total of 452.5 philanthropic hours together over 6 years. A few of their favorite philanthropies

included the Peace 4 Kids annual beach day and interacting with the kids, and making jewelry, and playing Bingo with the seniors at Belmont.”

Alyson Moulton was also presented with the Senior Service Merci Award, presented to the Senior Ticktocker with the most philanthropic hours in service to our community. Over her six years in PVNCL, Alyson donated 761.50 hours of service.

Other award recipients included Genevieve Cole, earning a Yellow Rose Bouquet Award for 70.5 senior Year volunteer hours; and Grace Trester, who  earned a Yellow Rose Bouquet

Award for 113 hours of service during her Senior year.

Ticktocker Senior Class President, Noor Gill Matthew, closed the formal part of the evening, on behalf of her NCL sisters, by noting, “I’d like to begin by recognizing the mothers of the class of 2023. who taught by example what dedication, commitment and generosity truly mean. From our mothers, my sisters and I learned over the last six years the importance of service and leadership in our daily lives. They endured countless hours of driving, meetings, and supporting us in our endeavors. Especially dealing with our teenage angst!” 

In reflecting on their volunteer work, she said, “Community Service meant working with people from all different walks of life. Whether that was hosting Peace4Kids beach day, or packing lunches for Toberman, or collecting Thanksgiving Bags for Boys and Girls Club. We learned to be sensitive and aware of the communities around us and the situations they were facing.

We realized how incredibly fortunate we are.” PEN




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