Our Chapter History

NCL North Woods was formed in 2017 thanks to the initiative and energy of our first Chapter President, Lori Anne Emlong. After moving away from her chapter in Colorado, Lori Anne and her daughter quickly joined the West Lakes Chapter in Minnesota. Adding another commitment to an already stressful new environment proved to be overwhelming, and Lori Anne and her daughter decided to take a break from the organization. A very short time later, the duo realized how much they missed serving their community together, and proposed starting a new chapter closer to their home in the NW Minneapolis suburbs. Lori Anne pooled a group of incredibly capable women to form the founding board of NCL North Woods. Together, these amazing women shared the benefits and joys of NCL with their friends, forming the 239th chapter we know today.