Hatter of the Year 2012
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Queen of Hearts, Barb Lesiak is the 2012 RHS Hatter of the Year!




Barb's been a Queen for 10 years! Her claim to fame is growing her Chapter and spinning off new Chapters. She has about 35+ current Supporting Members but she has grown her Chapter up to 120 ladies. The resulting Queens still fondly call her "Their Queen." Barb includes everyone and makes you feel right at home! She is a bright light of sunshine when the clouds are looming. She reaches out with simple acts of kindness and provides hope and courage to those in need. She embodies the spirit of the Red Hat Society in everything she does!


This Sister has been called:

  • Caring and sharing, that’s Barb!
  • A great leader
  • Full of creative ideas
  • A loyal friend
  • Successful Spin-Off Queen
  • Ms. Personality Plus
  • Energetic as the Energizer Bunny
  • Proud Red Hatter
  • A good listener
  • Motivating, encouraging and inspirational!


Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen, Queen Lady Bug Debra, and Esteemed Vice Mother Linda were thrilled to announce Barb's selection at the RHS International Golden Age of Glamour Convention. Our new Hatter of the Year was treated to a special photoshoot, fit for a Queen!