Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to the Red Hat Society blog!  We’re going to be sharing some special stories and information about the world’s greatest women’s social organization in the world! You can subscribe to the blog by RSS, add it to your Google Reader, or just check back every few days for updates!

One of the reasons we've created this blog is to answer some common questions about the Red Hat society.  A question we’re often asked is, “Why set 50 as the age to become a Red Hatter?”  The answer’s simple: it seemed like a good idea! Founder Sue Ellen Cooper gave a red hat to her best friend Linda Murphy on a “fifty-ish” birthday, to remind her to face aging with a sense of humor and adventure. As the Society grew, 50 just seemed like the natural place to draw the line! Read all about it here!

We absolutely welcome women under the age of 50: watch for more info in upcoming posts!

The Red Hat Society Goes Red
We are proud to support the efforts of the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women! Every year, Hatters are encouraged to get into the spirit of things by wearing a red dress on February 4, Go Red for Women Day. Chapters from all over participate! The Red Hot Tomatoes (Placentia, California, United States) celebrated National Wear Red Day by going to lunch! Queen Sandra writes, “We were all given a copy of the American Heart Association's information on heart disease in women and their invitation to join their mission.  We also tuned up our kazoos and serenaded our February birthday girls with song and accompaniment.  What a fun afternoon we all had!” Not to be outdone, the Crown Jewels (Susanville, California, United States), also got decked out in red garb, and celebrated the day! Queen Sherry said, “We had a great lunch, picked up a new member, and all enjoyed finding red clothes ‘head to toe’!” 

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