To many of the people in the Hartford community, Doreth “Dee” Flowers is popularly known as a former president of the West Indian Social Club, but to those who are close to her they know that she means much more to the community.
The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Leckey of Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine, Jamaica and a long time resident of the City of Hartford, Dee graduated from Portsmouth Group School of Nursing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, as a Registered Nurse and Certified Midwife.
Dee served in many capacities in the medical field in England, Jamaica and the United States and is a Medical Quality Assurance Consultant “MQAC” at the Hartford Financial Services Group. In her position as MQAC, this dynamic Caribbean native is one of only two individuals with oversight responsibilities for medical quality assurance within The Hartford nationwide.
Flowers continues to contribute in several ways in her community. She was recently honored for some of her contributions by The State of Connecticut Legislatures, The City of Hartford Court of Common Council and the Progressive Democratic Women’s Association of Greater Hartford.
She served on the City of Hartford Parking Authority and is the first WI to be appointed as commissioner to this governing board. In addition, she serves as a Board Member to the City of Hartford Cultural Awareness. A Program that promotes the diversity and inclusion of our communities for a better Hartford. She is also a Board Member of “Circle of Hands,” a local charity which assists a children’s home for children afflicted with the AIDS Virus, in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Member of Association of the Caribbean Elected Officials and Leaders, Member of the Committee for Connecticut Health Foundation program for Racial & Ethnic Disparity in Health Care and a mentor in the Connecticut Juvenile System. In her spare time, Flowers also contributes articles to WKND and “Spotlight Magazine,” a new publication in the City of Hartford and a wonderful source of our diversity.
Flowers, past president of The West Indian Social Club of Hartford, under whose leadership there was the development and establishment of a senior outreach program, the establish-ment of the first Greater Hartford Lions Club, the collaboration with Connecticut Historical Society and the West Indian Foundation in the documentation of the history and contribution of West Indians in Greater Hartford, the reigniting of the scholarship program for young men, and the structural enhancement of the facilities. During her tenure as president, she was also able to get her membership to agree to donate the use of the ballroom to the Cricket Hall of Fame to hold its annual Humanitarian award ceremony. The Cricket Hall of Fame is grateful for her assistance.
She has also served on the Board of the National Association of Jamaican Associates and supporting organizations NAJASO as Eastern Regional Vice President, Secretary for the Board of West Indian Independence Celebration Committee and the Board of the West Indian Foundation. Flowers is a member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church in Hartford and Queen of Sheba, Chapter # 3, Mew England Mechanics Western Division.