Why do we have Pirate Chapters? No one could explain it better than one of the original Pirate Wenches, Lady Di, THE RED Wench, Second Mate to Wenches Gone Wild:
WHY NOT? In addition to regular ‘Red Hat gatherings’ that most Chapters do, we have ladies who like to attend historical or other themed events such as Victorian Teas, Dickens Festivals, Civil War Re-enactments, Renaissance Faires, etc., and they want to dress “Red Hat” when they do. What a great way to spread the Red Hat Society message and Legacy – to women we might not otherwise encounter.
RHS Pirate Chapters started in 2008 when Red Hat Society held a Regional Convention in Savannah GA, and one of the events was dinner at an authentic Pub historically used by Pirates. Several members, unbeknownst to one another, decided they should dress up as pirate wenches for the dinner. When we all showed up at the restaurant, over half the room was filled with Red and Pink Hat Pirate Wenches! We were a sight to behold, and we’ve been “ARRRrrring” ever since.
The very first official Pirate Chapter – “Wenches Gone Wild”, Orange County California, was founded Sept. 19th that year, that date being the anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (founded Sept 19th 1995).
Thanks Lady Di! Now, we hope you'll enjoy these pictures from RHS Pirate Wenches around the world celebrating 2013 International Talk Like A Pirate Day.