Membership Requirements

Membership Requirements for the NCL Virginia Bluebell Chapter are listed below. Patronesses and Ticktockers must fulfill requirements during the Chapter Year (April 1 – March 31) and record hours via the Chapter website by the end of the Chapter Year (March 31).

Patronesses:

  • 7th & 8th Grade ~ 20 required hours: 10 Philanthropy and 10 League
  • 9th, 10th & 11th Grade ~ 25 required hours: 15 Philanthropy and 10 League
  • 12th Grade ~ 20 required hours: 10 Philanthropy and 10 League

Ticktockers:

  • 7th & 8th Grade ~ 20 required hours: 10 Philanthropy and 10 League
  • 9th, 10th & 11th Grade ~ 30 required hours: 15 Philanthropy and 15 League
  • 12th Grade ~ 20 required hours: 10 Philanthropy and 10 League

Philanthropy hours: Hour for hour credit is given for service in NCL Virginia Bluebell approved philanthropic projects.

League Hours: Patroness and Ticktockers earn league hours when their work is directly related to the functioning of the Virginia Bluebell Chapter. Examples of hours include committee meetings/work, Patroness/Ticktocker Meetings; Board Meetings/work, time spent coordinating an event, telephone work, etc. Hours earned in Chapter related projects are recorded in half-hour increments.

Meeting Attendance Requirements: Of the 8 Regular Membership Meetings offered each year, a Patroness is required to attend a minimum of 5. Regular meetings are held in all months except for June, July and December. Ticktockers are required to attend monthly grade level meetings. Grade Level Advisors must be notified in advance if it is necessary for a Ticktocker to miss a meeting.

Patronesses are required to serve on at least one committee per year.  Patronesses must also serve in one leadership role (Board/GLA) during their Ticktocker’s tenure.