Our Chapter History

The Peninsula Chapter of the National Charity League was founded in 1957 and chartered on October 29, 1958. The Peninsula Chapter’s first President was Mrs. Charles (Lynn) Ullrich, II.  Our chapter is a member of the “Quarter Century Circle”, chapters that were chartered during the first twenty-five years of the National Charity League.

Our Peninsula Chapter is unique in that we own and operate our own Ticktocker Thrift Shop in the city of San Pedro.  Proceeds from the Thrift Shop support scholarships for local needy students and grants to South Bay Philanthropic Organizations.  For many of our young Ticktockers, the Ticktocker Thrift Shop serves as their first work experience.

Today, growth of our organization and the creation of new chapters is rapidly occurring throughout the country as people discover the unique characteristics of the National Charity League.

In all of these years, the standards and policies of National Charity League, Inc., Peninsula Chapter have been to foster community service and to strengthen the mother-daughter relationship through participation in a program of philanthropic work, educational and cultural activities, and leadership opportunities.  We have a historically rich tradition of service to our community, and many of our Patroness Mothers were former Ticktockers in our Peninsula Chapter.  Through our program of philanthropic, cultural and leadership development, we make great efforts to develop character and graciousness in the young women who serve in our chapter.

As a result of the Ticktocker experience, many young women have continued to be involved in community service in their college years and beyond.  Others have taken their Ticktocker experience and used it to define their college and career choices.  The empathy, compassion, work ethic and sense of self achieved through helping others is the greatest gift of our Peninsula Chapter of National Charity League, Inc.


Ticktocker Class of 2015