TEMECULA – The National Charity League’s Temecula Valley Chapter celebrated their annual chapter tea at Galway Downs in Temecula, Dec. 3. National Charity League is a nonprofit national organization of mother and daughter members in chapters across the United States.
The tea is one of the league’s time-honored traditions that afford mothers the opportunity to impart to their daughters the importance of taking time out of their fast-paced lives to enjoy a leisurely afternoon with friends. Ticktockers or daughters learn hostess skills, as well as how to be a proper and appreciative guest. Ticktockers also take on mentorship position by learning tea etiquette and passing the information to their respective classes. Both Patronesses or mothers and Ticktockers enjoyed the traditional wearing of hats and vied for prizes in a hat contest.
The highlight of the event came when the class of 2019 Ticktockers showcased their individuality in a fashion show. The girls modeled outfits from their personal style, extra-curricular activities and with a variety of “decade styles” from the 1920s-1990s. Not only did the Ticktockers overcome nerves by walking the runway stage in front of over 200 members and guests, they learned poise, confidence and self-care during their short modeling program which included fabulous guest speakers.
The National Charity League tea tradition is truly a unique experience for both mothers and daughters that will carry on for years.
National Charity League’s Temecula Valley Chapter is currently holding their annual membership drive. Mothers and current sixth grade daughters are welcome to join the 2018-2019 year by inquiring on their website, www.temeculavalley.nationalcharityleague.org, about finding a sponsorship.