Hatter of the Year 2015
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Queen Floretta Gaines is the 2015 RHS Hatter of the Year!

The Red Hat Society was honored to crown Queen Floretta Gaines of the Royal Rubies Red Hatters Chapter (Georgia, United States) as the 2015 Hatter of the Year at the Speedway Sparkle International Convention.

Queen Floretta represents the Sisterhood to the fullest with dignity, respect, pride, professionalism and dependability. As an RHS Ambassador, she is ready to act whenever Hatquarters needs her help. In addition to her important role in the Red Hat Society, she is a dynamo in her local community. She has been selected to participate as the Master of Ceremonies for the Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta for several years, and she shines bright in her RHS regalia and shares the message of the Red Hat Society.

Queen Floretta always goes the extra mile to recruit new women to the Red Hat Society, and she goes out of her way to make her Members feel loved and cared for.


It's been said that Flo is:

  • The full package; leads with dignity, respect, pride, professionalism and dependability
  • An energetic, faithful and committed Queen; a great recruiter
  • Demonstrates integrity, passion and purpose
  • The best listener on the planet
  • A true inspiration; a happy spirit
  • An infectious soul who warms your heart and tickles your funny bone
  • A Fantastic, caring, loving and wise woman
  • She impacts everyone to who she is near
  • A woman of grace and poise who represents the true essence of being a Red Hatter
  • The woman who never sleeps


Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen, Queen Lady Bug Debra and Esteemed Vice Mother Linda were thrilled to announce Floretta's selection at the 2015 Speedway Sparkle International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.