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The fact that God chose me to organize with the vision to start the Central Virginia Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.® is both a blessing and an honor. In my opinion, there is no greater calling than to serve others. We can have a lasting impact on the world if we approach life and work with a service mindset. My mother was the first and most influential servant leader I had in my life. I learned early on that my role in life was to serve and support people in need. My mother always believed in serving others, whether attending or supporting a church function or working as a Registered Nurse. My mother dedicated her life to helping others. As a child, my mother urged me to "leave the world a little better than I found it"— a belief I embrace, so the question was the same as it is now: Are my efforts and works improving the lives of others?


The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.® has provided an exemplary model for community service since its chartering in 1964, focusing on five major thrusts, including the Top Teens of America ℠, programming for Senior Citizens, Status of Women, Community Beautification, and Community Partnerships. As a public service organization, the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.® has worked hard to make a positive difference in the community. The community in the Central Virginia region continues to struggle with a multitude of economic and social problems.  True to the mission of community service, the members of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.® Central Virginia Chapter are committed to serving the surrounding areas through community service and enriching the citizens of Central Virginia through volunteering, service projects, scholarships, including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), United Negro College Fund (UNCF), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Sickle Cell Disease Awareness (SCDA), The American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society. Our mission remains the same: to provide quality service to Youth and Adults. We are here to SERVE!! Three of my favorite quotes are listed below.


                     “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” - Helen Keller

            “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

   “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” -         Mark 10:45                 


Blessing and Love always,

Lady Dorian Ridley-Curtis, Chapter Organizer

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.®

Central Virginia Chapter

A Message from the CVA - TLOD, Inc. Chapter Organizer

Central Virginia Chapter
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