What a year it has been for Queen Mother Dorothy of the Ruby Crowns and Amethyst Gowns Chapter (Ontario, Canada)! Not only was she the winner of last year's Invite A Friend Contest from the Red Hat Society, but just this past month, she was honored with an "Education, Training and Mentoring Women of Excellence Award" from the Soroptimist International of Haldimand-Norfolk.
RHS Ambassador and Queen of Bits and Bytes, Jan submitted these wonderful pictures highlighting the event as well as her nomination letter. In it Jan wrote:
"Dorothy has dedicated her life to helping people. As an Ambassador for the Red Hat Society and Queen of The Ruby Crowns and Amethyst Gowns Chapter, she has helped so many women and has inspired us for years . She brings these women together several times per month to enjoy a lunch, a tea, a show, shopping, or enjoying the fellowship of women from all over the province and the U.S. who come to visit.
She has demonstrated leadership, maturity, perseverance, innovation, compassion and a keen understanding of her community. The ripple effect of her many acts of kindness and countless hours of volunteering with so many organizations will continue to have a positive effect in her community for many years to come."
Congratulations Queen Dorothy, and thank you for helping to give Dorothy her moment in the spotlight, Queen Jan!