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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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Common Complaints about Halloween Costumes

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Being able to dress up in costumes is exciting and fun for many children. There are many costumes that children can decide on. Often the hardest part with Halloween costumes is narrowing your decision down to just one costume.

The right costume can make all the difference for you kids

The right costume can make all the difference for you kids

During your decision making there are some considerations you need to be aware of. Some common complaints from children may help you make the right choice in a costume. Here are our top 5 complains with Halloween Costumes that you should avoid.

1. It’s not warm enough. Now that the fall has arrived, many costumes on their own would not be a good idea. Children often times don’t want their costumes covered up, but if they are too flimsy they won’t have a choice. If you are planning on going outside make certain your children have layers underneath to keep them warm.

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Choose a Decade as a Costume Idea

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Halloween is coming soon. A good place to find costume ideas is looking at the different decades. Good adult and children’s costumes can come about.

The 1920's is a great age for Halloween costume inspiration

The 1920's is a great age for Halloween costume inspiration

Historic costumes are always a fun idea. The 1900s have a lot of costume ideas and inspiration to choose from. There are a wide variety of fashion trends.

The 1920s bring flapper dresses and gangster outfits. Men liked to wear zoot suits, black or white ties on black shirts, and gangster hats. Women preferred wearing evening or flapper dresses, feather boas and long pearl necklaces.

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Classic Halloween Costumes: Costumes that Never Go Out of Style

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Costumes seem to come in and out of style every few years. What is popular one year becomes unpopular the next. There are, however, some costumes that have remained constant through the years. Here are some of our favorites that have yet to go out of style.

Star Wars Costwitch costumeumes: Dressing up as characters from this classic movie is still a popular choice. There are a many different characters to choose from. Finding a costume in this sci-fi universe will always be considered cool.

Witch Costumes: The classic witch costume is always in style. You can make the costume as cute or as hideous as you like. Find a combination that you like and have fun with it.

Sock Hop Costumes: Dress up in a fifties costume. It’s fun and works great for children and adult alike. It’s as simple as adding a leather jacket or pink poodle skirt and you have yourself a very traditional costume.

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