RED HAT BEGINNINGS
The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to
greet middle age with humor and a touch of class!
Sue Ellen Cooper is the Exalted Founding Queen Mother.
She impulsively gave a red hat and a copy of the poem,
"Warning" by Jenny Joseph, to a friend and then another and then another.
One day it occurred to them they should go to tea
in Full Red & Purple Regalia! This is how the National Disorganization began!
Sue Ellen's hope is that these societies will grow far and wide.
It now has over 10,000 chapters worldwide.
How many members make up a chapter?
As many as we wish. If a chapter gets too big,
we will encourage another group to start.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
Woman of 50 and over attend functions in FULL REGALIA
(Red Hat, Purple Outfit), The Younger woman are "ladies in waiting"
and they wear PINK HATS and LAVENDER until their RED-uation on their 50th birthday.
In our chapter, we encourage each member to take her turn to plan an event,
make the reservations, collect payment if necessary, and notify the members.
The spirit of the society forbids that we make rules.
It would definitely be against the rules to make rules!!
We are called the National Disorganization because to set rules
for Red Hatters is like trying to herd cats!
NO RULES BUT HERE ARE SOME TIPS
* Throw off the structures of society, dears.
* Have fun. Be outrageous!
* Spend your children's inheritance on brandy, Boa's & gloves!
* Sit down on the pavement when you are tired!
* Make up for the sobriety of your youth!
* Excel in your age and savor life!
* Indulge yourself because you deserve it!.
At age 50+ a beautiful woman looks at herself and sees "I, AM".
She sees wisdom, laughter and she puts on a RED HAT and goes out
to have fun with the world, to enjoy life and to go where ever she wants!
SO GET YOUR RED HATS ON LADIES, AND GO
OUT TO SHOW THE WORLD WHO YOU ARE.
ARE THERE ANY RED HAT CHAPTERS IN YOUR CITY??