Thursday, November 10, 2011

A F.L.A.B.ulous Coronation


The Red Hat Society loves its Queens! The coronation process is just one of the many great ways Chapterettes honor their leading ladies and this wonderful story of the Femmes Loquacious and always Bodacious’ (F.L.A.B.) recent coronation of Queen La Reine Drivet is just one fabulous example of how some Hatters celebrate their Queens.

“After many months of planning, the Chapterettes of F.L.A.B. (Trinidad and Tobago) executed the plans for the “Redoronation” of our Queen, La Reine Drivet.

The Queen was met as she stepped out of her vehicle with three of her Subjects. Madame Vy bowed low while handing her Queen a glass of bubbly and the other two, Baroness Jah Jah and Lady Pote l’eglise, with their fans made of palm branches, painted in red and purple, fanned ‘Her Majesty’ into the ceremony where the others were standing awaiting her grand entrance.

The evening turned out to be a delightful one! There was a skit as well as Red Hat pledging, crowning, robing, the presentation of a special Queen pin and other frivolities. All in all, a wonderful evening of Fun, Friendship and Frivolity was had by all.”

Coronations are always fun to read about and you ladies really went all out! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! The Coronation process is just one of the many fun perks of being a Queen. Queens also receive a wonderful MembershipKit, which changes every year, and includes a gold Membership card, a pin and charm, the Official Charter Certificate for her Chapter and much more. She is also the first to know the latest happenings at Hatquarters through the Queen-to-Queens newsletter sent out monthly by Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper. The RHS gives its Queens the freedom to reign as they see fit, as long as they are sticking to the Red Hat Society Mission of Fun, Friendship, Fulfillment and Fitness. Click here  to learn more about becoming a Queen today!

Queenly Issues
There are several reasons why some women might be hesitant about becoming a Queen, including concern about how to find Chapterettes, how to find time to plan activities, and how to get their Members to pay or renew their yearly dues. The great news is that Hatquarters is here to help Queens every step of the way. They can use the Events Calendar, International Conventions, Hoots, and the Queens and Members Board to locate Hatters in their area. There is also great ActivitiesCollection on the RHS website to give Queens ideas of some fun things to do with their Chapters, and the Queens Handbook located in the Membership Kit offers several ways to discuss the issue of dues with their Members. Queens can also call Member Services at 866-386-2850 (U.S.) 714-738-0001 (International) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST.

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