Local NCL Ticktockers Presented at 68th Annual Ball

Eighteen young women were honored by the Glendale Chapter of National Charity League at the 68th annual Senior Presentation Ball on Saturday, which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The annual Senior Presentation Ball is a tradition for the chapter, highlighting and thanking the class of 2019 for their 4,961 hours of community service. The young women, or Ticktockers as they are known, began their NCL journey in 7th grade, working with their mothers, called Patronesses, to support the chapter’s philanthropic partners. Over the years, the class volunteered at Ascencia, Union Station, Door of Hope, YWCA of Glendale, La Cañada Tournament of Roses, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, Operation Gratitude, American Red Cross, Hathaway-Sycamores, Twelve Oaks Senior Living and others. “The Senior Presentation Ball is a National Charity League tradition that celebrates the culmination of the Ticktocker’s six years of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, which are the pillars of our program,” explained Christie Clarkson, president of the chapter. “It showcases the Ticktockers’ many accomplishments, volunteer service and activities and the mother-daughter bond that is the cornerstone of NCL. We join with our members, family and friends to honor the Ticktockers as they venture forth on the next phase of their lives.” The Ball included a welcome from Ticktocker Genevieve Fraipont, president of the class of 2019, and from Grade Level Adviser Mindy DiPaolo. The class chose “Having the Time of Our Lives” as the overall theme. The evening included the presentation of each Ticktocker, the father-daughter waltz, service awards and a farewell toast. The mistress of ceremonies for the ball was Robin George, an Emmy Award-winning television journalist.