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Greetings and thank you for visiting the Area V website!

I am Lady Marsha Wells and I greet you on behalf of the members of Area V Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. and Top Teens of America who represent chapters within the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania (West), Kentucky and West Virginia. The chapters in Area V are Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Greater Cleveland, Indianapolis, Michigan Metro, Pittsburgh Steel City, Renaissance, Saginaw, Southfield and Toledo.

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. was chartered in Tyler Texas in 1964 as a non-profit educational, humanitarian organization with the focus on bringing community service-minded women together to mentor our youth, known as Top Teens of America, into leaders of tomorrow, improve the status of women and the lives of senior citizens, contribute to community beautification, and expand our initiatives through community partnerships.  We support the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Sickle Cell Association, Literacy, March of Dimes and St. Jude hospitals.

The Top Ladies of Area V come from many walks of life and professions, and we serve our communities together with our Top Teens. After our Top Teens graduate from high school, many matriculate to attend college and have successful careers. The Area V theme is Area V Is All The Way L.I.V.E Leading-Impacting-Volunteering-Empowering. It is a catchy phrase coined by Lady Velda Hunter of the Detroit Chapter to recognize the energy and excitement when referring to the Top Ladies and Top Teens in Area V.

Our Members are engaged, the Area is growing, and our Chapters are thriving. We’re moving forward to developing the next generation of this organization and its leaders.  It is an honor to serve as the 15th National Area V Director of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. and the Top Teens of America and I thank you for visiting this website. If you have additional questions or need more information about our organization, please send an email to  

Yours in Service,

Lady Marsha Wells
National Area V Director

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