Wednesday, January 7, 2015

She's the Queen of the Month!

Queen Sue Nicholson
Sue's Rowdy Red Hatters
Ohio, United States

We'd like you to make the acquaintance of Queen Sue Nicholson (Sue's Rowdy Red Hatters, Vandalia, Ohio, U.S.). Sue was born in New Castle, Indiana and grew up in various towns within the same state.  She graduated from high school and supplemented her education with some college courses.

She met her husband while she was working as a cashier at a grocery store.  Currently, Sue works full time as a facility administrator for a medical manufacturing company which makes replacement parts for hips and knees.  (Maybe some of us have used their products?)  She says she is pretty much a one-girl office assistant, serving 150 employees! She lists her hobbies as reading and Red Hatting, as well as being a "big Nascar Tony Stewart fan."

Sue was introduced to the RHS by a neighbor of her dad and step-mom.  Her stepmother gave her a brochure and advised her to visit our website.  She returned to Ohio and did just that.  She says that she has enjoyed making many new friends, whom she would never have met if not for the Red Hat Society.  

She has experienced many memorable moments since forming her Chapter in 2007, including "becoming an Ambassador at San Diego, being in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian event, dressing up as Phyllis Diller in Las Vegas" and attending the first Queens-only convention, the Royal Court of Queens, in Newport Beach, California.  Since experiencing her first international convention in 2008, Sue has not missed a single one of these special times.

When queried about her secret for being a successful Queen and Ambassador she says "We like to get together with other Chapters and we like to travel.  Also we try new things.  Always open to try something at least once."  (Good advice for the rest of us, don't you think?)

A special piece of information:  When Sue joined the hundreds of us Red Hatters in Washington, D.C., she was proudly wearing a red hat that her mom had worn in her own days of Red Hatting.  As Sue says, " the legacy continues."

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