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1 Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. SynLod 2013 Project Reports Lady Sharon Beard, National 2 nd Vice President Lady Audrey L. Lawton, 12 th National President

2 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN (NCNW) LADY DIANN ROBINSON – NATIONAL CHAIR LADY SHARON BEARD - NATIONAL 2 ND VICE PRESIDENT LADY AUDRIE LAWTON – NATIONAL PRESIDENT

3 AREA NCNW CHAIRS AREA I LADY MOLLIE JOHNSON WILLIAMS AREA II LADY MARY ALEXANDER AREA III LADY PRINCETTA FARRIES AREA IV LADY DAWNETTE FRAZER-WOODS AREA V LADY BILLIE BENNETT AREA VI LADY FUTURE VINCENT-HICKS

4 NATIONAL INITIATIVE ONE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS – TEXT MESSAGING – COMMUNITY EVENT (PROVIDE INFORMATION) – TALENT SHOW OR HIP HOP PROGRAM TO TARGET TEENS CHAPTERS PROJECT RECOGNIZED AT SYN-LOD – PROGRAMS – FLYERS – PICTURES

5 NCNW INCENTIVE ONE ALL CHAPTERS SUBMITTING PROJECTS AND COMPLETING ALL REQUIREMENTS OF INITIATIVE ONE WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD AT SYN-LOD

6 NATIONAL INITIATIVE TWO TLOD TO PARTNER WITH NCNW FOR NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP – 200 LADIES TO JOIN NCNW – 200 TEENS TO JOIN NCNW – LADIES SPONSOR TOP TEENS MEMBERSHIP FOR $2.00 BEFORE MAY 2012 CHAPTERS TO PROVIDE NATIONAL CHAIR NAMES OF NEW MEMBERS

7 NCNW INCENTIVE TWO The chapter and/or area that gets the most ladies and teens to become new members of the National Council of Negro Women would receive an award at Syn-Lod

8 NATIONAL INITIATIVE THREE TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION, INC. PURCHASE A LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIP OF $750.00

9 NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN Total # of Volunteer Hours 78,645 Funds Donated $6,896 Funds Expended $7,129 Chapter Life Time Membership 26

10 NCNW Life Membership AREA I BEAUMONT CAPITAL CITY HOUSTON HUMBLE INTERCONTINENTAL LUFKIN MISSOURI CITY SPACE CITY SUGAR VALLEY

11 NCNW Life Membership AREA II ALEXANDRIA BALTIMORE DALE CITY PRINCE WILLIAMS COUNTY HAMPTON ROADS PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY QUEENS NY EMPIRE STATE

12 NCNW LIFE MEMBERSHIP AREA III CARDINAL CHICAGO LINCOLN PARK MILWAUKEE NORTH SHORE WEST SUBURBAN CHICAGO AREA IV AUGUSTA MIAMI RALIEGH SAVANNAH

13 NCNW LIFE MEMBERSHIP AREA V NA AREA VI HUB CITY LADERA HEIGHTS LOS ANGELES STARLIGHT

14 INCENTIVE ONE HIV/AIDS award AREA I Beaumont Houston Humble Intercontinental Missouri City Space City New Orleans Prairie View River City San Antonio Metro Suburban Bayou city Sugar Valley

15 HIV/AIDS AWARENESS BRADFORD/TAYLOR CENTER Houston, Humble, Missouri City, Sugar Valley

16 INCENTIVE ONE HIV/AIDS award AREA II Queens Empire Washington DC AREA III Chicago Lincoln Park Chicago Midway Chicago North Shore Skyline Metropolitan Chicago South Suburban Chicago

17 SOUTH SUBURBAN CHICAGO HIV/Aids Workshop South Suburban Teens presenting HIV-AIDS Workshop to Seniors of Phoenix, Illinois at our Annual Kwanzaa Celebration. The Golden Agers were delighted that the Teens were willing to talk candidly on such a sensitive subject.

18 INCENTIVE ONE HIV/AIDS Award AREA IV Augusta Marshall Capital City AREA V Columbus Renaissance AREA VI NA

19 TOP TEENS MEMBERSHIP AREA I BEAUMONT21 DALLAS15 HOUSTON 185 HUMBLE INTERCONTINENTAL49 LAKE CHARLES17 LAKE HOUSTON18 LUFKIN15 RIVER CITY31 SHREVEPORT45 SUGAR VALEY54 TRINITY WEST10 TWIN CITY46 TOTAL 506

20 TOP TEENS MEMBERSHIP AREA II PRINCE GEORGE CITY36 QUEENS EMPIRE 4 TOTAL 40 AREA III CARDINAL23 EAST ST LOUIS23 SOUTH SUBURBAN29 SKYLINE (100%) TOTAL 75

21 TOP TEENS MEMBERSHIP AREA IV ST PETERBURG5 AREA V NA AREA VI HUB CITY11 INGLEWOOD 14 LADERA HEIGHTS32 TOTAL 57

22 INGRID SANDERS JONES NCNW NATIONAL CHAIR ATLANTA, May 2, 2013 -- The Coca-Cola Foundation announced a $1 million multi-year award to the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) to support its operating infrastructure and NCNWs Economic and Entrepreneurial Development Center, which provides technical assistance and business development assistance to more than 4,000 women annually.Coca-Cola

23 NCNW Affiliates Conference – Las Vegas Lady Audrie PRESENTS $3500

24 TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION, INC. NATIONAL PROJECT NAACP Activities, 2011 – 2013 Area Chairs Lady Stephanie Owens, Area I Lady Marie Quick, Area II Lady Sylvia Yandle, Area III Lady Pamela Bright, Area IV Lady Kimberly Grays, Area V Lady Dorothy Shepherd, Area VI 2 ND Vice President Lady Sharon Beard National President Lady Audrie Lawton

25 National TLOD NAACP Chair Lady Mary Louise Batiste

26 PURPOSE For more than 100 years the oldest Civil Rights organization, NAACP, in America constantly echoes the rights of every individual to equal justice under the law. Beyond the premise of race, ethnicity and political labels ALL mankind are the same. Thus, as stated in the Constitution – Americans endowed with certain inalienable rights…guaranteed equal justice under the law. With this assurance, TLOD strides to make an impact on the lives of all Americans to dream and enjoy the pursuit of life in its fullest. As President Benjamin Jealous remarked: That is an important truth worth remembering and celebrating in todays divisive, contentious times. Americas promise of equal justice, rights and opportunity for all defines and distinguishes our nation. And how well we fulfill that promise speaks volumes about our national character.

27 PURPOSE Each TLOD chapter contributes the nationally mandated $50.00 as part of the April 1 st financial report. Implement at least one NAACP activity annually. Each Area should host a professional display table to highlight local chapter activities on an Area level and at Syn-Lod 2013. Continue to encourage TLOD chapter life memberships with NAACP by Syn-Lod 2013. The membership fee is $750; and, may be paid in increments of $75.00 per year until paid in full. Your chapter will have NAACP Chapter Membership status while you are paying. Increase number of Teens participating in NAACP ACT-SO Scholarship Competition by taking more of an active role in NAACP national programs. Encourage TLOD family (Ladies, Teens and Lords) to purchase NAACP memberships. Encourage participation of TLOD in local, state, and National NAACP activities. TLOD Chapter NAACP, continues to hold America to its highest ideals in promoting our Objectives:

28 PURPOSE Provide Workshops/Seminars to educate TLOD Members and public on Redistricting Focus attention on Voters Registration in preparation of 2014 Election. Provide Workshops and Seminars on Home Ownership. Promote Entrepreneurship among African American Women and provide resources; Educate TLOD members and public in Business Economics; Compile a Resource Directory on available resources and tools to assist women after retirement; Provide workshops and seminars on Job Preparation to help educate the unemployed; Promote Job Fairs and provide Back to Work workshops to assist unemployed; Educate Ladies and Teens on the Legislation working to assist with public policy; Support NAACPs health initiatives by advocating their causes: Access to Healthcare, Racial Disparities, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, Injustice; Encourage participation in NAACP conferences, seminars and national convention; and Visit www.naacp.org regularly for updates and informationwww.naacp.org AND executing our strategies:

29 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR 2011-2013 ACTION/GOALS RESULTS Each TLOD chapter contribute to the nationally mandated $50.00 as part of the April 1 st financial report; Implement at least one NAACP activity annually. Each Area host a professional display table to highlight local chapter activities on an Area level and at Syn-Lod 2013, Increase the number of Teen participation in NAACP and ACT-SO; 100% response 98 % of chapters who returned a Chapter Report Book, held a Membership Drive; attended or served at the Freedom Fund Dinners and were actively involved in the National Convention. Five Teens competed in ACT-SO.

30 Encourage TLOD Family (Ladies, Teens and Lords) to purchase NAACP memberships Encourage participation of TLOD in local, state and National NAACP activities As National Chair, my goal was to deliver concise and clear communication to the Area and in some instances chapter chairs. 45% of the chapters have increased their memberships. At least ten (10) chapters are paying on a Life Membership. Overwhelmingly, all chapters with Teens participated in Voter Registration. Six teleconferences with area chairs Six personal phone calls Three newsletters A series of e-mails ACTION/GOALS RESULTS

31 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011-2013 The National President, Lady Audrie Lawton made a $5,000.00 donation at the NAACP National Convention during the WIN Luncheon Hub City pledged to register 16 new voters on the 16 th of September in memory of the four young girls killed in Birmingham, Alabama Nashville Capitol City Chapter partnered with the City Wide Super Sunday Voter Registration Drive on August 19 th. Three Teens from the Ladera Heights Chapter attended the National Convention The City of Angeles Chapter and TTA collaborated with OES Grand Worthy Chapter Sarah Chapter #8 to distribute and signed up over 50 community members for the upcoming 2012 election. The Shreveport Chapter – Lady Sharon Penson, NAACP project Chairperson and Lady Tracey Moon made a presentation to the members of the AARP Chapter 3832 on the importance of voting in the next presidential election. Cardinal Chapter – Hosted a Voter Registration drive with Teens For outstanding NAACP Chapter activities, eight chapters were presented gold medallions at Parliamen-Top 2012

32 HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011-2013 Confluence Chapter – Members served on the county Branchs Executive Committee, Freedom Fund Committee and certified to register voters. East St. Louis – Partnered with Delta Sigma Theta and the Daughters of Isis during the month of February in weekly Voter Registration drives. 93% of the chapter are members of NAACP. Ebony – Supported the local Freedom Fund Dinner. St. Louis – Partnered with the St. Louis Center and sponsored a Voter Registration Drive West Suburban – Continued installment payment on chapters Life Membership. Voter Registration: Partnered with two churches, AKA Sorority, DuPage Community College and Benedictine University Milwaukee – Paying on Life Membership Lincoln Park – Participated in NAACP Job Fair Inglewood chapter partnered with the Inglewood Branch membership drive. On behalf of TLOD, Lady Pamela Bright will make a monetary donation at the nation NAACP Convention in July, 2013 during the WIN Luncheon.

33 INTERESTING AND EXCITING Communicating with the Area Chairs Noticing differences and similarities of Areas and chapters Offering incentives at Parliamen-Top and Syn-Lod Providing special recognition for participating chapters. Overwhelming response to Voter Registration. Noting that 64% of the white population voted in the 2012 election and 66% of the Black population voted.

34 GOALS FOR 2013-2014 Join forces to Get Out to Vote for the 2014 election. Articulate Womens Rights and Job Preparation for the unemployed; Promote and enhance health care. Increase memberships ($30.00) in chapters by 50%. Increase Life Membership ($750.00) in chapters by 10%; Increase TTA membership ($10.00) by 50%. Increase TTA participation in ACT-SO by 30%; 100% participation from all Area Chairs in implementing the goals of TLOD All areas join in the Day of Unity – This will be an exciting spiritual journey that will highlight health and HIV as a social justice issue and fight systemic health inequalities

35 SUMMARY-CHAPTER REPORT At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area I, River City Total # of Volunteer Hours: 100Members: 18 Activities: Freedom Fund Dinner Youth Council Subscribing Life Time Membership WIN Health Initiative National Convention ACT-SO

36 At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area II, Prince Georges County Total # of Volunteer Hours: 150Members: 45 Activities: HIV Awareness - Testing Executive Board Members 100% membership Ladies and Teens ACT-SO

37 At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area III, South Suburban Chicago Total # of Volunteer Hours: 1454Members: 43 Activities: Membership Drive 100% Teens are Members Voter Registration Annual Heritage Bowl Food Baskets

38 At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area IV, Raleigh Total # of Volunteer Hours: 356Members: 6 Activities: Six Life Memberships Chapter Life Memberships Voter Registration Pardon The Wilmington 10 Freedom Fund Dinner

39 At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area V, Cincinnati Total # of Volunteer Hours: 1000Members: 28 Activities: 100% Membership Received The Outreach Award Voter Registration TTA Involvement

40 At least one chapter from each Area will be highlighted for best practice Area VI, Carson Chapter Total # of Volunteer Hours: 260Members: 22 Activities Activities: Voter Registration Membership Drive Western Region I, Conference Freedom Fund Dinner

41 National Sickle Cell Disease Awareness (SCDA) Lady Cleatrice C. McTorry National Project Chairman Lady Audrie Lawton National President 38 th SYN-LOD CONFERENCE San Antonio, TX June 2013

42 National Project Objectives Increase awarenessIncrease awareness Financial Support for a cureFinancial Support for a cure Improve the quality of life for those affected (individuals and families)Improve the quality of life for those affected (individuals and families) Local & National SCDA programs or projectsLocal & National SCDA programs or projects Area TLOD Leadership ConferencesArea TLOD Leadership Conferences

43 National Project Strategies Each TLOD chapter should implement at least one of the following programs or projects to be considered for Five Star Chapter recognition

44 National Project Strategies SICKLE CELL SABBATH Contact your state or local Sickle Cell or the National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) www.sickledisease.org or email scdaa@sicklecelldisease.org www.sickledisease.org

45 National Project Strategies Partner with Local NCNW, Sororities, FraternitiesLocal NCNW, Sororities, Fraternities Red CrossRed Cross March of DimesMarch of Dimes Department of Public HealthDepartment of Public Health TTA – Health Choice ConferenceTTA – Health Choice Conference Big Brothers and Big SistersBig Brothers and Big Sisters Churches and hospitalsChurches and hospitals Town Hall meetings with Public OfficialsTown Hall meetings with Public Officials

46 National Project Strategies Encourage and Inform Request special times to provide educationRequest special times to provide education Encourage financial supportEncourage financial support Hold Community workshopsHold Community workshops Encourage support to children & families with SCDEncourage support to children & families with SCD Encourage testing for sickle cellEncourage testing for sickle cell Form Sickle Cell support groupsForm Sickle Cell support groups

47 National Project Summary SCDA REPORTS - 75 (88% of rpts) CHAIRS DESIGNATED - 59 CHAPTERS (AREA III with 87% & AREA I with 79%)

48 National Project Summary TOTAL # OF VOLUNTEER HOURS - 6,574 FUNDS DONATED - $ 8,238 FUNDS EXPENDED - $ 7,471 TOTAL CHAPTER PROJECTS - 105 TTA PROJECTS – 59 PARTNERSHIPS - 146

49 CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS Adoption of Families Backpacks with school supplies Blood Drives Board Members Bone Marrow Drives Camps Conferences Fundraising events

50 CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS Golf Outings Health Fairs Ice Cream Socials Luncheons & Dinners Mini Walk and Balloon Release Poster Design by Top Teens Workshops Presentation at a High School Screening for Sickle Cell

51 CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS Sickle Cell Anemia Annual Can Shake Sickle Cell Saturday SOS - Stomp-Out Sickle Cell Walk Support for Holiday Parties Volunteering at local hospitals and SCDA office Walk, Jog, Bike-A-Thon Walkathon Walk-Bike-Run & Skate-A-Thon Workshops

52 CHAPTER RECOGNITIONS AREA I – BAYTOWN Sprucing Up Our Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Trait AREA II – PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY A Sickle Cell Newscast AREA III – CHICAGO Golf Tournament

53 CHAPTER RECOGNITIONS AREA IV – COCOA BREVARD Honor of the oldest Sickle Cell Survivor AREA V – DETROIT Project Enrich Program AREA VI – INLAND EMPIRE Camp Crescent Moon

54 FUTURE CHAPTER GOALS FOR 2014 A designated chairman for every chapterA designated chairman for every chapter Include Chapter Funds on Annual ReportInclude Chapter Funds on Annual Report Include involvement of Top Teens in designated area on Annual ReportInclude involvement of Top Teens in designated area on Annual Report Include partnerships in designated area on Annual ReportInclude partnerships in designated area on Annual Report Attend the National SCDAA conference in September 2013Attend the National SCDAA conference in September 2013

55 SEND A REPRESENATIVE TO 41 st Annual Convention September 24 – 27, 2013 Moving Forward: Advocating for New Discoveries, Advancements and Breakthroughs WWW.sicklecelldisease.org

56 FUTURE GOALS FOR 2014 A designated chairman for every chapter Improve Communication with each chapter and area chairman Attend the National SCDAA conference in September 2013

57 AREA SCDA CHAIRMAN AREA I Lady Traci Fisher Marshall, TX AREA II Lady ShaDowna Jones Largo, MD AREA III Lady Jolanda LaMothe Antioch, IL AREA IV Lady Harlyn Hardin Nashville, TN AREA V Lady Faye Smith Alexander Lyndhurst, OH AREA VI Lady Joyce Mason Los Angeles, CA

58 NATIONAL TLOD LITERACY Lady Lillie L. Lacy National Literacy Chair

59 TLOD Literacy Projects Implemented and Accomplished 2012 Literacy on the Lawn

60 Literacy on the Lawn 2013

61 TLOD Projects Implemented and Accomplished Literacy on the Lawn 2012 Hosted at elementary schools (Trinity West and Sugar Valley) impacting parents and students. Organization of TTA Book Clubs TLOD Top Teens are reading Success For Teens by the editors of the Success Foundation. The importance of clarifying goals and practicing the small efforts for Success, and real stories from teens that will support the eight Top Teens Mantras. Hampton Roads, Humble Intercontinental,Sugar Valley, Houston and many others are reading the book.

62 Success for Teens

63 Implemented and Accomplished Literary Café Cafés hosted by Houston Chapter, Baltimore Chapter, Sugar Valley Chapter, and Area III Conference. Back to School Book Fairs Chapters hosts book fairs and book drives, donating backpacks and uniforms to our schools. Lake Houston partnered with the YMCA Back-to-School Program. Lake Charles partnered with KZWA Radio Station in their book giveaways and school supplies drive.

64 Book Fair at Local Elementary School

65 Book and Uniform Donations at Local Elementary School

66 Implemented and Accomplished Adopting and Volunteering at Elementary and Middle Schools – Peck and Cherokee Park Elementary Schools Poetry Reading and Writing – Poetry Marathon at McDonalds was hosted by Houston Chapter. Beaumont Top Teens performed readings for church senior citizens.

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69 Volunteers Reading

70 Read Across America

71 Implemented and Accomplished Tutorials Dallas Chapter held tutorials at Interfaith Housing (Womens Center East Texas). Shreveport Learning Carnival Project assisted with Science, Social Studies and Reading Skills. Annual Poetry-Read-A- Thon Ladies, Teens and Lords, picked one day in April and read a poetry book or selected poems. Dale City read the newspaper, the bible, poetry, and others. New Orleans read poetry books and selected poems.

72 Implemented and Accomplished Collaboration with Notable Authors – RaShonda Tate Billingsley, NAACP 2012 Image Award Winner for Fiction, will be featured at 2013 Syn-LOD as guest author/presenter and will host a book signing.

73 Implemented and Accomplished Financial Literacy Workshops – Top Ladies partnered with Greek and community organizations to conduct financial literacy workshops for our Top Teens and the community. College Prep Workshops – Sugar Valley Chapter partnered with Houston ISD. The teens were highly interested and motivated as they dialogued with the counselors.

74 Strategies that will continue to strengthen TLOD Literacy Encourage chapters to continue implementing the ACCOMPLISHED STRATEGIES. Plan and work directly with Top Teens on conference calls, webinars, and all literacy activities Encourage more programs on financial literacy, Lemonade Day. Sponsor additional College Prep workshops. Advocate computer literacy for children and seniors. Encourage and invite journalist to area meetings to encourage reading.

75 Highlighted Chapter

76 Highlighted chapter Humble -Intercontinental TLC Mentoring Tea Top Teens and Literacy Project

77 Highlighted chapter Status of Women Recognizing and honoring our own late Lady Madeline Newton. Family receives recognition.

78 Highlighted chapter Senior Citizens and Community Partnership Amanda Ann Center

79 National Projects: NAACP, NCNW, TLOD Literacy, UNCF, and Sickle Cell

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81 Impact on the Community (Cont.) Over 6,000 Books Donated

82 Impact on the Community Total Number of Volunteer Hours Approximately 14,000 + hours Funds Allocated $ 6,870 Donations $ 7,490

83 THANK YOU, TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION, INCORPORATED!!! Literacy on the Lawn


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