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More Exciting Red Hat Stories of Adventure and Fun

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It is no surprise that most girls love to dress up in costumes. Girls love to dress up in costumes like tiaras, pearls, poodle skirts, and boas. Red Hatters have taken that love to dress up with them to their activities. Now, 50 years later, women can still dress up in their boas, poodle skirts and fun hats at every single Red Hat Society event. Below are some more examples of the fun events that are hosted through the Red Hat Society.

The Pearly Girls, of Broome, Australia, decided to take their event to the beach. They hosted the Zoom Into Broome event at Cable Beach, with nearly fifty Red Hatters attending. They enjoyed the white sandy beach, beautiful sunsets, and rides on camels.

Red Hat Society & Poodle Skirts

Red Hat Society & Poodle Skirts

The Bodacious Babes of Manhattan Beach, California, decided to leave America and travel to Africa for one of their events. These Red Hat ladies traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to honor the Zulu women and their special connection to a unique red hat. Traditionally, the Zulu women wear a special red hat at the time of their marriage and they never take that red hat off.

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Fun Red Hat Events

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Dressing up in 50’s poodle skirts and other costumes can be a very fun activity. Dressing up in red hats, purple outfits, and even purple 50’s poodle skirts if they desire, is one aspect of Red Hat Society events. Below are a few example of fun things that Red Hatters have done at Red Hat Society events across the world.

Parades are a popular event for Red Hatters. In Florida the LPGN Ladybugs decided to enter in the “Keepers Day” parade in Lighthouse Point. They dressed up in full garb, purple 50’s poodle skirts, boas, pearls, and rode through the streets in a trolley.

In Alberta, Canada the Red Hot Mamas decided to enter a float in their town’s parade. They designed the float to be a huge red hat. They ended up winning 1st prize in the parade.

red hats & poodle skirts

red hats & poodle skirts

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Super Savers Allows Red Hatters to Receive Major Discounts

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

There are many reasons to join the Red Hat Society. The Society offers women a chance to interact with other women their age, and form friendships and memories that are unforgettable. The Red Hat Society also offers thousands of discounts through their Super Saver program.

The Super Savers program currently is only available in North America. Those members outside of the region cannot take advantage of the program currently. The Super Savers program can provide many great discounts for Red Hatters in North America, though.

Red Hat Society & 50s poodle skirts

Red Hat Society & 50s poodle skirts

Super Savers saves you money in two main ways. You can save money with repeat savings and with premium discounts. Premium discounts are limited to 50 discounts per year, while repeat savings don’t have a number limit to the amount of times you can use them.

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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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