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HISTORY Top Ladies of Distinction is a national service-oriented organization composed of women of diverse interests and talents who have a continuing commitment to service. Each chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction sponsors a youth group known as Top Teens of America, Inc. and executes programs that are conducive to the status of women, the welfare of senior citizens and community beautification. Top Ladies of Distinction is affiliated with and makes annual contributions on the national, area and local levels to the United Negro College Fund, the National Council of Negro Women, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Through its Franchell Boswell Endowment Fund, TLOD awards at its national convention, Syn-Lod, scholarships to seven graduating Top Teens who have exhibited the highest qualities of character, leadership, scholarship and service. Each chapter also awards scholarships to its graduating Top Teens each year. The 1983-84 TLOD national program focuses on action that will stimulate. —continued growth of Top Ladies of Distinction and Top Teens of America. —involvement of TTA in meeting the needs confronting this nation. —community consciousness. —political and social action on issues involving youth, senior citizens, the status of women and the welfare of the community. -enhancement of the educational development of youth. —good and effective communication within TLOD and with other organizations. —the pooling of resources within and without the organization for the good of humanity. —a sincere determination to reach out and improve the quality of life in the United States. During this year, TTA chapters will be involved in a Peer Education Program in cooperation with the National Foundation—March of Dimes as well as in a program that will ensure that each Top Teen who is registered and votes in each election. Top Teens chapters are setting up peer tutorial programs and political and social action forums. [[image]] Lady Dorothy H. Smith National First Vice Pres. Wilberforce, Ohio [[image]] Lady E. Kathleen Cooke 2nd Vice President Cincinnati, Ohio [[image]] Lady Mamie Daniels Financial Secretary Chicago, Illinois [[image]] Lady Thelma Y. Thomas National Treasurer Lake Charles, La. Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. National Officers National President Lady Bobbie Moorehead 3207 Parkwood Drive Houston, Texas 77021 (713) 747-1541 First Vice President Lady Dorothy Smith Central State University P.O. Box 153 Wilberforce, Ohio 45384 (513) 372-7234 Second Vice President Lady E. Kathleen Cooke 6748 Blwynne Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 (513) 984-8090 Recording Secretary Lady June A. Birdsong 8817 Forest Green Dr. Dallas, Texas 75243 (214)348-7701 Corresponding Secretary Lady Dorothy F. LaBostrie 3208 Parkwood Dr. Houston, Texas 77021 (713) 748-6565 Financial Secretary Lady Mamie L. Daniels 1626 E. 92nd Pl. Chicago, Illinois 60617 (312) 768-3197 Treasurer Lady Thelma Y. Thomas 3119 Gen. Marshall Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601 (318) 475-0784 Director of Operations Lady Vivian Crawley 3971 Wess Park Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45217 (513) 641-2562 Editor of The Crown Lady Gwendolyn C. Moore 6514 5th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20012 (202) 723-5083 Parliamentarian Lady Dorothy A. Crawford 680 Shamrock Street Beaumont, Texas 77701 Sergeant-at-Arms Lady Rose Mary McGowan 8714 Candy Houston, Texas 77029 (713) 675-1500 Historian Lady Carolyn Utz 7086 Lansdowns Street Worthington, Ohio 43085 (614) 846-0870 National Top Teens Director Lady Sharon Carpenter 11333 S. King Drive Chicago, Illinois 60628 (312) 821-4241 Nominations Chair Lady Lillian Francis 3344 Southmore Blvd. Houston, Texas 77004 (713) 522-2528 Director Area I Lady Hazel B. Webster 3702 Eagle Avenue Houston, Texas 77004 (713) 748-3641 Director Area II Lady Barbara Lett Simmons 7211 15th Pl., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20012 (202) 829-7957 Director Area III Lady Jacqueline H. Parker 254 E. Denell Dr. Crete, Illinois 60417 (312) 672-9217 Director Area IV Lady Betty Hicks 17901 N.W. 68th Avenue #R-102 Miami, Florida 33015 (305) 557-5837 Director Area V Lady Roberta Pickett, Ed.D. 2741 Oakman Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48238 (313) 935-4475 Director Area VI Lady Laura Farwell 1246 S. Curson Avenue Los Angeles, California 90019 (213) 922-5082 Honorary Members Lady Barbara Jordan Austin, Texas Lady Rose L. Parks Detroit, Michigan 132
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