Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Special Request From One Grateful Daughter

This week, Hatquarters is requesting your help in locating the Chapter in West Bend Wisconsin that unknowingly touched the heart of a woman whose mother, a Red Hatter, passed away several years ago.

Carol Laffey was a Red Hatter who died unexpectedly from cancer in 2005. Upon her passing, her Chapter donated a small token in her honor to a local botanical garden in West Bend. In what we like to refer to as a "Scarlet Sparkle" moment, her daughter Colleen discovered the memorial on a recent visit to the garden.

Colleen was so touched by this gesture that she reached out to Hatquarters to help her locate the group. Here's what she had to say:  

I never knew the women that were in her group. However, she talked very highly of many of them! Not to mention, she had a wonderful time with all of them anytime they did one of their excursions/events.

I recently went to a botanical garden that was placed in one of our big parks in West Bend Wisconsin. I never knew this garden even existed till my family happened to come to Wisconsin this past August 16 for my daughter's wedding. While they were walking and viewing this garden they ran across a stepping stone that I believe was donated through the Red Hat Society in her name. I was wondering who might have been the lead person or the one that was so kind and loving to remember her and do this in her memory? I have no idea who it might have been.
My mom and I were the best of friends, and although she does not exist on this Earth anymore, she always is with me. I would like to extend my personal appreciation for honoring her this way. I was hoping to find a way to reach out to the individual that made sure she was acknowledged. If you might have that name or a way to contact her, I would greatly appreciate any help your services can provide me!

Someone needs to be personally thanked from me to them! Take care.

Thank you again

Colleen Herbst 

Wow! Isn't it amazing that Carol's family was reminded of her presence during her granddaughter's wedding week? Now THAT is magical! Hatquarters would like to thank this Chapter that showed us just how wonderful this Sisterhood is. 

If you have any information that you can share, please email or contact her at 866-386-2850 x 161. 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Don't Miss This Exclusive Offer from Red Hat Society Partner: Amtrak Vacations

Red Hat Society Partner, Amtrak Vacations®, combines the thrill of the rail travel with amazing destinations and a professionally-planned itinerary. We are excited to announce that Members of the Red Hat Society will receive a $25 discount on all Amtrak Vacations® purchases. However, any Member who books one of the following 2015 Escorted Train Vacations before 12/31/14 will receive a $250 Early Booking Discount in addition to the Red Hat Society Discount.
Be sure to use Promo Code: RHS25 when booking.

Glacier National Park Discovery Escorted Tour
Experience one of the most pristine natural environments in the world on this nine-day tour. Your adventure will begin in Chicago with a tour of the Windy City, before boarding the Empire Builder. You'll continue your trip to Glacier National Park where you'll enjoy three days of breathtaking scenery and sightseeing, including a boat cruise tour of Swiftcurrent Lake. Finally, the trip will conclude in Seattle where you'll take a guided tour of the Emerald City before departing for home.

Music Cities of America

Celebrate American rhythm on an eight-day rail journey through three cities pulsing with legendary music. Launch your vacation in Music City, USA - Nashville. Sample the city's sounds on a city tour and enjoy a show at the famed Grand Ole Opry. Then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll. While there, tour Graceland®, and visit the world-famous Sun Studios. Board Amtrak and ride to New Orleans. Savor a traditional Creole meal and feel the beat of Bourbon Street. Trace the story of three musical genres rooted to three heartland cities.

Interested in learning more about Amtrak Vacations?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A HAT-tastic Offer From International Partner: HATalk e-magazine

For one week only, Red Hat Society members can get even more money off the already hugely discounted price of a subscription to HATalk e-magazine in our September Sale...

HATalk is a downloadable e-magazine written for everyone who loves to wear and make hats. Every month, HATalk showcases the work of milliners from around the world and publishes helpful hints, tips and step-by-step instructions for projects to try at home. To find out what our subscribers say about us, click here. 

Our new September edition includes an interview with Jane Taylor, one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favorite milliners, shows how you can use rice bags to repair old hats and much more.

If you love hats, we have an amazing deal for you - subscribe to HATalk for Red Hatters today and get yourfirst year for only $9.95! This offer is only open to Red Hat Society Members purchasing a new HATalk subscription. This deal will end on September 19th, 2014.