Our Chapter History
The Katy Chapter started in 1984 consisting of mothers and daughters from James E. Taylor High and Memorial Parkway Junior High Schools. Ashley Vann and her mother had recently moved to the developing area of Katy, Texas and met the Hawthornes, who also had a daughter her age and one in high school. The Hawthrones were from California where NCL was very popular among mothers and daughters. The two families worked together to charter the Katy Chapter.
During the first years, the Ticktockers met as a junior high group and a high school group instead of meeting by class. The first senior recognition in 1989 was a simple church dress affair at the original Las Alamedas on interstate I-10.
A favorite philanthropy at the time was adopting families in need from a local church’s program for Christmas. The mothers and daughters shopped in groups and then got together as a chapter to wrap the gifts. Afterward, they delivered the gifts and needed items to the families.
Ms. Vann recalls the impact of serving as the High School Ticktocker President. It was the first opportunity she had to serve in a leadership role and paved her way towards future endeavors as a leader in organizations and boards to which she has belonged.
Ms. Vann is currently an active Patroness in the NCL Star Chapter.