The Prince George’s County Chapter Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD), Inc.

has been an exemplary model for community service since 1964, with a focus on five

major thrust; the Top Teens of America (TTA), senior citizens programming, community

beautification, community partnerships, and improvement of the status of women. It is

not by accident that in 2009, on the Sapphire Anniversary year of TLOD, Inc. Prince

George’s County was blessed with  the establishment of a new chapter organized by

Lady Jacqueline (Jackie) Wilcher. To understand how this chapter was created, we

need to rewind the clock to August 2, 2008, when the seeds for the new chapter were

planted at a Dale City-Prince William County Chapter of TLOD meeting. At the

charters orientation meeting held at Northern Virginia Community College, the National

Area II Director, Lady Dolores Chriss suggested to members from Maryland, to form their

own chapter instead of commuting to Virginia. Lady Wilcher an inductee and Maryland 

resident, agreed with her suggestion and she reached out to Lady Jeanine Walton,

another inductee and resident of Prince George’s County about forming a chapter.

With their interest piqued, a meeting was held on Monday, April 20, 2009, to discuss

the possibility of forming a TLOD chapter in Prince George’s County. Twenty seven

women attended the inaugural meeting held at Oxon Hill Branch Library to discuss a

Prince George’s County chapter.  On Sunday, May 3, 2009, 21 ladies along with the

Chapter Organizer, Lady Wilcher signed the Charter Application to submit to the National

Office of TLOD, Inc. for approval.

 On Thursday, May 7, Lady Wilcher received a phone call from the National Treasurer, Lady Barbara Wooten concerning the application. During this discussion, Lady Barbara mentioned that a recent chapter had inducted teens into the TTA Program on the same day as the induction of the ladies. Although this would mean a very aggressive timeline to prepare, meet with teens, parents, etc., Lady Jackie felt it was achievable and called a vote from the prospective charter members  The ladies responded overwhelmingly to induct the teens implementing TLOD’s number one initiative the TTA Program at its August 30 chartering day, where 21 ladies where inducted into TLOD. In addition, 3 young men and 14 young ladies were inducted into the TTA Program.  The Prince George’s County Chapter was “On the Road to Make a Difference!” During its first four years, its "Road to Make a Difference" included the following accomplishments: 

​​​​Prince George’s County Chapter, MD

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (TLOD)

Our Chapter History
  • Inducted 69 Top Ladies and 68 Top Teens over 4 years increasing membership over 200% 
  • Over 2,500 volunteer hours to include 100 community service projects/activities completed in 4 years 
  • Chapter raised and/or donated over $25,000 to support TLOD’s Program Thrusts and Projects including the award of $4,500 in academic scholarships for higher education to 9 graduating seniors 
  • Prince George’s County Chapter of TLOD Life Memberships in both NCNW and NAACP
    100% of Prince George’s County Top Ladies and Top Teens are members of both NCNW and NAACP 

  • Hosted TLOD Washington D.C. area cluster for Alexandria City, Dale City Prince William County, and Prince George’s County Chapters 
  • Served as a presenter at the Sickle Cell Disease Awareness 40th Annual Convention at the Baltimore Marriott – Prince George’s County Chapter TTA presented Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Newscast
  • Radio interview advertising the Prince George’s County Chapter “Healthcare for All” Health Fair on 96.3 WHUR “Taking it to the Streets” with Tony Richards during the Steve Harvey Morning Show
  • Radio interview on 95.5 WPGC Community Focus Program with Guy Lambert to discuss Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. program/project thrusts specifically focusing on the Top Teens of America Program
  • Nov 2009 Area II Chapter Showcase Award – 1st Place
  • Nov 2010 Area II Scrapbook Award – 1st Place
  • Nov 2011 Area II Director’s Award
  • June 2011 and 2013 Awarded 5-Star Status at Syn-Lod
  • TLOD National Award for #1 in Area II for March of Dimes in 2010 raising $2,050
  • TLOD National Award for #2 in Area II for March of Dimes in 2011 raising $1,450
  • TLOD National Award for #2 in Area II for March of Dimes in 2013 raising $2,000
  • TLOD National Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Project Reporting – Area II in 201
  • TLOD National Partnership Recognitions 2009-2013
  • TLOD Salutes Prince George’s County Chapter – NAACP Life Membership – June 2011
  • TLOD Salutes Prince George’s County Chapter – NCNW Life Membership – June 2011
  • Franchell Boswell Education Foundation, Special Appreciation Citation – July 2010
  • NAACP Prince George’s County Recognition for 100% Chapter Membership – March 2013
  • NAACP/NCNW Project Awards – Syn-Lod 2013
  • Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Award – Syn-Lod 2013
  • Nov 2013 Area II Willie Lee Glass Outstanding Program of Work Award – 1st Place
  • Nov 2013 Area II Chapter Showcase Award – 1st Place
  • And the service continues
  • And the “Best is Yet to Come!”