Archive for January, 2010

Benefits That Come With Joining The Red Hat Society

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

It can be very beneficial to join a women’s leisure-based social group. The purpose of the Red Hat Society is to include fun and excitement in every woman’s life. There are countless benefits involved with joining the Red Hat Society.

Members and Queens of the Red Hat Society are all connected to a group of women who are fifty years old or older, or are at least approaching the age of 50. The society allows these women to have a chance to connect with other women their age. Women are able to visit with other women who are having similar experiences to the ones that they are experiencing.

The RHS currently has a little over a million Members, stretched out over 30 different Countries. It is the largest international social organization for older women. Members are able to connect with members across the globe, if they so wish.

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Ways to Contact the Press for Your Next Red Hat Event

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Start your goal of press coverage for your Red Hat Society
event by compiling a list of media companies you would like to invite. This will help you check off which companies you have contacted. Write down their names, addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information.

Then send the media companies, and their editors, an invitation to join you at your event. Send out the invitations at least two weeks before the event. This will help keep your event looking credible, and is a nice gesture of goodwill.

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

A week after you have sent them the invitation do a follow up. Re-send the invitation to your main media targets, and don’t send the invitations to the editors this time. Fax over a press release with all your event information on it to help the beat reporter plan their story.

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Ways Red Hatters Can Keep Up To Date With Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Events are a wonderful way for Red and Pink Hatters to bond and greet with each other. Several events are thrown annually. All members are encouraged to attend these events.

One way to keep on top of these events is to use an event calendar. Queens and Supporting members can use the event calendar on the RHS website. There are many options available with the calendar to either post or see upcoming events.

You have to log in to do the RHS website to have access to the event calendar. Only members are able to see which events are coming up. There are several ways to find events.

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society Poodle Skirts

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If You Don’t Find a Chapter There are Other Options

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

It can be frustrating if you want to join the Red Hat Society, but can’t find a local chapter to join. Don’t let it get you down. Many Red Hatters are still able to enjoy the privileges of what the society has to offer without being part of a local chapter.

Supporting members can participate with the online community and network. They can also participate in regional events easily without actually belonging to a chapter. The Red Hat Society will send information to you regardless of the fact that you don’t belong to an actual chapter.

You also have the option of upgrading your membership and becoming a Queen. You will be able to start up a chapter of your own. If you decide to become a Queen there are many different ways you can find members to join your new chapter.

Red hat society poodle skirts

Red hat society poodle skirts

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How Can You Locate a Red Hat Chapter?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Red Hat Society Chapters

Red Hat Society Chapters

From our previous articles you now know the fun that can be had by joining the Red Hat Society. Many of you may be wondering how you can locate a chapter in your area. There are many resources available to help you with that.

The easiest method is to look up chapters on the Red Hat Society website. They have easy instructions that walk you through the process of joining. There are several places you can click for new members, the easiest being the top tab labeled “Join RHS”.

This new page will have a place that says “Click here” to find the number of chapters near your location . After you click on that button you will have three different options for searching for your local chapter. You can look for your chapters through State, Country, or Zip Code.

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The Exalted Queen Mother Of The Red Hatters

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Sue Ellen of the Red Hat Society

Sue Ellen of the Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society is one the world’s largest networks for women. It began in 1998 with less than 18 members, and now features more than 30,000 local chapters. These chapters are located in every State of America, and in over 25 foreign countries.

The RHS could not have come to being with out the leadership of Sue Ellen Cooper. Sue Ellen founded the Red Hat Society with the hope it would bring women together in friendship and fun. Now thousands of women across the world share this philosophy.

Sue Ellen has accomplished many great things in her life. Before the Red Hat Society was founded Sue Ellen worked as a commercial greeting card illustrator. She also spent several years working in a mural-painting business.

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The Fun Times of Red and Pink Hatters

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Red Hat Society is world-renown. A lot of people have heard of the popular Red Hat Society, but not everyone knows what members do. We aim to answer those questions in this article.

The RHS’s main purpose is to provide a helpful network for each other. It is their hope that this social interaction will encourage women to maintain friendships and have fulfillment in their lives. Members strive to journey through life with fun and freedom.

The Red Hat Society often gets mistaken for a sorority. The RHS is actually not a sorority, because it does not include initiations. The society is not considered a voluntary service club either, but rather an organization for women.

Red Hat Society

Red Hat Society


Members refer to each other as “Red Hatters”. Members over the age of 50 wear red hats and purple attired to all functions. The leader of these local chapters, or groups, is known as the “Queen”.

Women who are under the age of 50 are also invited to join the organization. A “Pink Hatter” is a woman who hasn’t reached the age of fifty yet, and she must wear a pink hat and lavender outfits. After she turns 50, she has a “Reduation” and graduates to the red hat with the rest of the RHS members.

Red Hat members get together regularly. Both Red and Pink Hatters enjoy wearing very eloquent and fun hats and fashion accessories to every event. One of the more popular accessories are the feather boa and pearls.

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The Beginning Of The Red Hat Society

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The history of the of the Red Hat Society began in the sunny city of Tucson, Arizona. A woman by the name of Sue Ellen meandered along a thrift shop looking for things she might like to buy. She decided on buying a bright red fedora hat that struck her fancy.

That bright red fedora has now become the symbol of the Red Hat Society. A few years after buying the hat she happened upon a poem “Warning”, written by the author Jenny Joseph. In the poem, a woman explains how she would like to act when she is older.

Poodle Skirt red hat society

Poodle Skirt red hat society

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, and satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.” At the end of the poem she explains that she knows she presently needs to continue to be a good example to those around her. However, she also believes she ought to practice living the way she would like to now a little, so people won’t be too shocked when she suddenly is an older woman and she wears purple.

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Different Hairstyles for Dance Recitals

Monday, January 4th, 2010

With dancing, there usually is a hairdo that fits that type of dance. For example, if you were doing country and western the hairstyle would be a little different then if you were doing ballet or Latin dancing. It is important to duplicate the type of hairdo to fit your dancing number.

Hairdos need to connect with the type of dancing you will be doing. The most important factor is to be comfortable while you dance. The more complicated the dance step and style is, the most controlled your hairstyle will probably need to be.

When you are competing your hairstyle is even more relevant. You want the judges to watch your dancing, not your hair. Have your hairstyle match the type of dance style you are doing. Here are a few suggestions.

dance-recital-ballrooom-hairstyleBallroom: Whether you are doing the foxtrot, cha-cha, tango, or waltz you will want a sophisticate style. Have a smooth hairstyle with your hair pulled back. Best hairdos for this dancing style are French twists, knots, and chignons. Make sure you secure all do’s properly so there is no chance they come undone and distract from the performance.dance-recitals-swing-hairstyle

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Pros and Cons of Letting Your Boy Join Dance

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Dance normally is viewed as a feminine sport. A boy that is in dance will more than likely be made fun of by his peers at some point for being a dancer. Whether it is right or not, that is a fact of life.

If your son does want to dance there are many benefits. For one, dance allows an opportunity for a boy to express himself in a safe way. Dance is an expression of one’s self, and can be a constructive outlet.

Dancing can also be a great way for boys to get to know girls. There is a social trend for boys to not want to play with girls, and dancing allows this social behavior to be non-existent. Boys will have to interact with girls, and can continue to have a good relationship with them as they dance.

As the boy gets older, the more confident he will become. Girls who love to dance will really appreciate a boy who will get out on the dance floor and dance with them. If a guy knows how to dance he can most likely get any girl out there on the dance floor.

Dance is an expression of movement with the body. If a boy learns how to dance it is going to teach him how to control his body. Some dance instructors feel that this is an advantage that most boys don’t get, since they will have to be aware of their body, their thoughts, and multi-task when it does not naturally come to them.

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