How It All Started
"The Red Hat Society greets middle age with verve, humor and elan. We go for the gusto with frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next."
- Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother
Our main responsibility is to have fun! We see this group as an opportunity for us with various responsibilities at home and in the community our whole lives, to say goodbye to burdensome responsibilities and obligations & have fun. The (colors) full regalia, (red hat, purple outfit for women 50 and over, or pink hat and lavender outfit for women under 50) must be observed.
"We deserve a break. The Red Hat Society calls itself a "dis-organization," with lack of rules and by-laws. We are all helping to develop an enormous nurturing network or women over 50 (and under), by joining red-gloved hands and spreading the joy and companionship we are finding within and among the many chapters."