Thursday, December 1, 2016

RED HAT SOCIETY - NEW WEBSITE!!!!!!

New Website Update: We're almost ready to launch the new RedHatSociety.com --communicate and connect in exciting new ways that will make your Hatting experience even richer!

1. Your own profile page viewable to other RHS Members showcasing your interests, hobbies, photos and more!
2. Member to Member Search Feature 
3. RHS Community Calendar 
4. Private Messaging Capabilities
5. The Official Red Hat Society Group—for the first time in our history, you can chat with all your Sisters! 
6. Chat and post photos in the newly updated QMB (Queens and Members Board)
7. Members-only access to fun downloads, games and activities
8. Queens can look forward to:
     a. A Member-only visible Chapter Group giving them their own private
          i. Event Calendar
          ii. Chat area
          iii. Document sharing
     b. Post event announcements on the RHS Community Calendar
     c. Send bulk emails or messages to all Chapter Members with a few clicks
     d. Members can ask to join the Chapter Group through the website. Similar to Facebook, Queens may          choose to accept or ignore requests
Have questions? Ask them here!

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You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City 
International Convention in New York, New York.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sue's Corner

Dear Red and Pink Hatters,
Feel a little (or, more likely, a LOT) stressed lately?  Any responsible person who pays too much attention to the cumulative world news of the day is bound to be tied up in knots most of the time.  Sometimes I ask myself whether it has always been like this: has virtually everyone in the world been seriously stressed since the beginning of time, or is everything really getting worse?
Of course, there are all kinds of stress, but I am talking, specifically, about the kind that results from paying too much attention to the daily news barrage from TV, radio and social media.  It occurs to me that we are victims, as well as beneficiaries, of a myriad of scientific advances.  We have gained the ability to know what’s going on almost everywhere in the world, almost as soon as it occurs.  But – if the “news” runs true to form, most of it is bad, making it possible for us to hear about hundreds of worrisome developments – instantaneously - on any given day.  Since there is often very little that you or I can do about these things, the more empathetic of us (which probably includes all women) often carry burdens over world events, about which we can do little or nothing.
Sorry – are you depressed yet?  Well, I wouldn’t want to pose a problem without offering a solution, and that solution is a vacation - not the expensive kind, but a mental one – one that can help unclench your stomach muscles and cause you to take deep, cleansing breaths. I’m inviting you to spend some time immersing yourself in the attached photos of storybook locations that actually exist in this world.  Each photo seems to grow more enchanting than the last one, and you may (as I did) find yourself scrolling back to the top and starting your little “trip” over again– maybe several times.  I’ve had these photos on my computer for months and I don’t know that I’ll ever delete them.  They are a wonderful antidote to the opposite kind of overload, just like “a spoonful of sugar.”
Think about which location calls to you most strongly and ask yourself why.  Imagine what life would be like in one of these places.  Go ahead and have a good fantasy!  I highly recommend it.  (In case you’re interested, I am torn between the Faroe Islands and Austria today.  Tomorrow I may go to Norway or Italy.)
And I am finding quite a bit of pleasure these days in a dark TV screen and a radio turned to “off.”  It’s been good for me.  Another thing I need to do more of is spend time with my friends (especially Red Hatters).  Their friendship and camaraderie is one of the best antidotes to stress I know!

In friendship,
 Sue Ellen, Exalted Queen Mother














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You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City International Convention in New York, New York.







Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WE MEET AGAIN


From Ambassador Queen Sally McDaniel of the Rouge Chapeau Mamah’s of Minerva, OH USA wrote to us about the value of the friendships to be found as a Member of the Red Hat Society.
Here is what she wishes to share:

I want to tell you how absolutely wonderful RHS is and share how it has connected me around the world. Few years ago, I learned of a EuroDisney Funvention arranged by a RHS Chapter at Euro Disney. Another Hatter and myself decided to attend. We were seated at a table with lots of Aussie girls. We had a great time meeting them and exchanging email addresses. Four years later, one of these gals co-hosted a 2012 Funvention in Darwin, Australia. Well, this opportunity struck my fancy, so I decided to go; booked flights, got a visa and off I went! I had such a fabulous time. Two of the ladies that I met at the EuroDisney event were there from Western Australia. I was one of the only Americans there. I know this part is so Red Hat, but I fell in love with Judy, the co-host’s shoes. She had a collection of the most unique shoes!   So, one night, unbeknownst to me, one of the new gals I met, made arrangements with Judy to present me with a pair of RED Gum Boots. I dragged those boots all over AU and then to New Zealand before returning home.   I am still over the top with excitement at the gesture and wear them to this day.

As time moves along, emails and cards fly between us and along comes the San Antonio Convention, and guess what? My friend, Ambassador Queen Gail Snell of the Top End Feral Flames from Darwin, North Territory, Australia, registered to come along with four other Chapter Members. We met in San Antonio and spent the time of our lives. (So far!)

This world is very small and here once again, friends made through the RHS prove to be those to cherish. The RHS enables us to keep our friendship going. We have good times together; laughing, sharing, in person, online, and simply being friends. Only through RHS could this happen. I just wanted to share how wonderful this friendship is.

Thanks, from Sally, a loyal believer! Supporting Member. GO RHS GO, long live the Red, Purple, Pink and Lavender!


Not a member of the Red Hat Society? There's only one, join the fun!


You are invited to join your Red (and Pink) Hat Sisters for an experience of a lifetime, where joy, laughter and the electricity of fun and friendship reign supreme in the city that never sleeps!  Let this serve as your official invitation to the Red Hat Society's 2017 Hats in the City 
International Convention in New York, New York.