Our Chapter History
In the spring of 2008, after moving from Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Sonoran Centennial Chapter of NCL, Inc. Carol Binder, along with her daughters, Kate and Sara decided that the Denver area could use a new NCL, Inc. chapter as the Littleton chapter (now called the Rocky Mountain Chapter) was almost filled. Being new to the community, Carol started talking to a friend, Patty Ramey, while waiting for their daughters at school. Patty Ramey had just heard about NCL, Inc. from a friend in Houston and was excited about the idea of starting a new chapter. Later that spring, Carol and Patty were joined by Mari Anne Imhoff, who by coincidence also had moved from Scottsdale, Arizona, where she and her daughter were also members of the Sonoran Centennial Chapter. April 6th, 2008 was our first ‘gathering meeting’. The three ladies were able to join 28 families throughout the Denver community, from both public and private schools, as far south as the Castle Rock area, creating a wonderful opportunity for mothers and daughters to meet and make new friendships. The chapter officially started their new philanthropy relationships, and tea traditions, in the fall of 2009 with philanthropy activities at Clothes to Kids of Denver, Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockies, Holly Creek, writing holiday letters to our troops, Children’s Hospital Holiday events. Attending a cultural event at the Berger Collection, the Newborns In Need Baby Shower at the Governors Mansion, and our first tea at the Brown Palace were wonderful first year memories made by all.