Did you know the Red Hat Society is an international Sisterhood spanning across more than 30 countries around the world? We are excited to celebrate the growth of the Sisterhood, and honored that Members take the time to share their stories with us. This week, we would like to feature a story from a brand new Chapter that opened in the Bahamas. It was shared by Queen Joan of the Femmes Loquacious and Always Bodacious (F.L.A.B.) Chapter.
Having returned from her first Convention in April 2013, La Reine Drivet, (Joan C Phillip), Queen of F.L.A.B. (Femmes Loquacious and Always Bodacious), of Trinidad and Tobago, decided to have a go at introducing Red Hatting to Nassau, Bahamas, where she now lives. Along with her sister Madame Cote-ci Cote-la, (Yolande Gooding), Vice Queen of P.O.S.H. (Purple-clad Outrageous Soca Hatters), also of Trinidad & Tobago, they hosted an information sharing session which generated great interest among the invitees.
Because of La Reine Drivet’s frequent trips in and out of the island, however, it wasn't until August 2013 that the first official Red Hat Gathering was held. It was a resounding success. The group has assumed the name B.A.S.H…Y! (Bahamas Association of Sexy Hatters. . . Yes!) and Members have enthusiastically signed up. To date we have ten (10) registered Members and others who have signaled an interest in joining.
In October, we visited one of the islands Blue Lagoon (a tourist attraction) and had a fantabulous time. In November, once again, the group was highly visible as we went bowling. In December, we had our Christmas Dinner at the home of our Queen of Vice, Doneth, Her Royal Hotness. And yes, you know it, a great time was had by all.
Our intention is that after we are firmly established here in Nassau to begin introducing Red Hatting to the family islands, starting with Freeport, Grand Bahama. They are anxiously awaiting our visit. We are hoping that this will happen soon!
Here’s to the further spread of Fun, Friendship, Frivolity and Fitness in Red Hatted and Gloved Sisterhood!
Wow, Queen Joan! Your enthusiasm for the Sisterhood is truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing the Magic in the Hat wherever you are. We can hardly wait to have Red Hat Chapters in the family islands.