About our Chapter
The San Marino Area Chapter is one of four local chapters of NCL, Inc. in the San Gabriel Valley overlooking the Sierra Madre mountains. Our Chapter supports about 500 active Patronesses, Ticktockers, and Clockwatchers and engages them with twenty philanthropic agencies in the community.
Collectively, the Ticktockers in our Chapter typically work about 17,000 – 20,000 hours per year. The variety of the volunteer opportunities ensures that each Ticktocker is likely to connect with one or more agencies that are particularly meaningful and interesting to her. We consider the diversity of our agencies a strong asset. These groups contribute to our community in a myriad of ways; we are proud of our relationship with each of them.
Main Street Attraction
Our Chapter owns a very successful resale boutique, Main Street Attraction, located in Alhambra. It is staffed by members and stocked with members’ donations. The profit from the shop is the primary source of revenue for the scholarships and grants that the Chapter supports. On average, the Chapter contributes $20,000 – $25,000 in scholarships annually and donates approximately $25,000 – $40,000 to the various philanthropic agencies with whom we are affiliated. Patroness members, collectively, work an average of 7500 hours annually running Main Street Attraction.
Additionally, the Chapter hosts two annual events. In June, the Presentation Tea honors the new graduate Ticktockers and their mothers. Each December, the Ball presents the Chapter’s debutantes and celebrates their years of service to the community. Throughout the years there are cultural, social, and educational events which provide experience, training, and leadership opportunities for the Ticktockers.