Sharing Australian Red Hat Information


An warm invite is extended to any Red Hatter who would like to meet up with some Central Coast and Hunter ladies when they gather at the
Wash Tub Diner at the General Washington Hotel,

1 Mitchell Street Stockton (just up from the Ferry Wharf) 
on SATURDAY 24TH  JUNE at 11.30 for lunch.

For more details or RSVP please contact:
Queen Jan – Honey Bees (Newcastle) [email protected] PH: 0438 69 133 or
                                                 Queen Denise – Gosford Red Hatters [email protected] PH: 0407 108 822

Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore VIC
will be celebrating the 16th anniversary of Australian Red Hatting
on Thursday, 27th July, 2017 commencing at 12 noon.

The venue chosen for this occasion is the historic and heritage listed Old Kilmore Town Hall with its curved staircase to the Grand Chamber.  This building now houses Penny’s Restaurant.  Dine in the Grand Chamber Room where Parisian chandeliers hang gracefully above the dining tables.  Ample free car parking is at the rear of the building.

Queen Jan:  [email protected]   0419509040 or VQ Kerry  5781 0713

Payment: All money to be paid by 21 JUNE to Commonwealth Bank  BSB 063-698   A/No 10353983
                  (Remember to include your name/chapter on the reference)



As a tribute to the late Queen Mum, Florence of Rose City Red Hatters, who was first to bring the Red Hat concept of love, laughter and friendship to Australia, receiving her original charter 25th July 2001, and on behalf of the ladies of Red’n Purple Ragers – and all chapters who recognise the feat of this lovely lady, you are INVITED TO JOIN IN

THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION of AUSSIE RED HAT DAY  on Friday 28th July from 10.30am - 2pm
to be held at CALOUNDRA RSL - Main Stage

Cost $26 includes Lunch – 2 course with alternate drops Main: Roast Pork gravy, potato & vegetables OR Crumbed Whiting fillets salad & chips Sweet: Pavlova & fruit salad.

Discount drink voucher.  Raffles will be run, with some fabulous prizes. Great entertainment by Totally Charlie.


RSL Constitution - NO HATS!! – Fascinators & Hatinators are acceptable

Email QM Julie Walker re transfers:
[email protected]                
Cheques made payable to Red’n Purple Ragers. Mail to: C/-  Julie Walker, 7/51 Grand Parade, Parrearra, 4575       
For Bank Transfer:  Red’n Purple Ragers, ANZ Kawana Waters   BSB 014616 A/c 4848 16056

PLEASE ADVISE ANY SPECIAL DIET REQUIREMENTS along with names and if you would like to be placed with particular person/s, as personal seat places will be in effect.   
Free Buses will be made available, subject to numbers, for Red Hatters travelling from Kilcoy/Woodford/Blackbutt; Caboolture/Bribie Island/Morayfield; Redcliffe/Mango Hill; Brisbane(northside and possibly CBD) – DON’T MISS OUT! Start talking about it NOW!                   



You are invited to join the Roving Rubies as they celebrate their 11th Birthday on the Rhythm Boat on Sydney Harbour on Thursday 3rd September.

Pick up is at the Casino Wharf at 10.30am

Tickets $50.  Includes 3 course meal, music, fun, dancing and surprises.

Wear your best purple outfit and flowers in your hair, or hat to celebrate Spring and another
anniversary of this fun-loving chapter.

Limit of 100 guests. RSVP by 1st August with full payment. 

BSB 633000 A/c 141169417

Enquiries Queen Lilimarlene: [email protected]

PH: 4369 8367 or 0412 760 725


Red Hat sisters will enjoy a weekend of fun and frivolity to be held at the iconic Stamford Grand Hotel on
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2017

Program includes: Friday Registration High Tea, shopping at Glenelg on Saturday and the evening Dinner and
Beach Party Breakfast on Sunday.

For further information contact: Margaret  0468  990  117    Email: [email protected] 


                                             CRUISE TO PACIFIC ISLANDS

THE GYMPIE RED DIAMOND HATTERS invite you to join in the 7 nights aboard the Pacific Dawn cruising to the beautiful Pacific Island of Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila for a week of FUN, LAUGHTER and FRIVOLITY
19th to 26th August 2017

Setting sail from Brisbane cruise W740 promises to be as action packed or as relaxing as you like …..  with great food, shows and entertainment.
The Gympie Chapter is celebrating their 10th birthday in August and invite you to join in the celebration of their ten years of Red Hatting.

Think of the splash of colour that could be created on this cruise. There isn’t a more memorable sight than seeing a Gaggle of Red Hatters dressed up to the hilt in their Red Hat regalia and sparkling bling. This is an opportunity to catch up with old friends and also to make new friends. You may come aboard as strangers but will leave as Girlfriends Forever.

Cabins from     $639 4 berth,    $760 3 berth and $891 twin share

Enquires QUEEN BLOODY MARY     [email protected]

Wendy Chammen     [email protected]

Angelika O’Neill is happy to take your booking.  Please mention Janet Bates, Red Hats when booking.

Ph: 07 5482 6999 [email protected]



Join the Beautiful Bayside Belles Red Hat Group (Redland Bay QLD)  16th - 27th October 2017 

11 night cruise which goes to 6 ports: Santo, Mystery Island, Champagne Bay, Port Villa, Noumea and Marie 

Other Red hatters are welcome to join in.

For booking details contact: Nicole Duthie from Flight Centre, Victoria Point. Phone: (07) 32078499 
Please mention Rhonda from Red Hats when booking. 

Rhonda (BBB Red Hat Group) can be reached on: 0413643266  [email protected]

                                ANNUAL NORFOLK ISLAND GATHERING

Her Royal Highness Queenalee Rosalie Radiant Rose of Divinity and her Bounty Babes, cordially invite you to join them for a holiday at their place 16 - 27 August 2017

The Red Hatters Gathering on Norfolk Island Holiday Package includes all sorts of socialising events, welcome and farewell events, tours and activities bringing together both Kiwi and Aussie Red Hatters. The fun begins from the moment you all meet at the airport at the start of your trip, and will leave you with memories to enjoy for a long time after you return.

For Registration Pack and any other information email Christan at Norfolk Island Travel Centre [email protected]

Phone:  0011 6723 22502 (from Aust) or  00 6723 22502 (from NZ) or freecall 1800 1400 66.

                                                                                 EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2018

                                     Even though this event is not until 2018 it is now FULLY BOOKED

 from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th October
at the WATERFRONT CONVENTION CENTRE 17 Devonport Road, Devonport.

Contact: Queen Estelle at: [email protected]

Ph: 0438 342 561

Cruise n Groove “Elvis meets the Legends” Cruise from 6th – 13th November 2018.

Departing from Sydney this 7 night adventure will visit Noumea and Mare.

A special deal is anticipated for Red hatters from Jason at Seniors Travel being proposed by QM Julie and the Red’n Purple Ragers and will be a once in a lifetime experience.

During the cruise you will enjoy over 30 live acts featuring a line-up of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world ever assembled on water for an array of concerts showcasing Elvis through the years. Together with concerts from more blockbuster legends of the era, this once in a lifetime experience will take you on a trip down memory lane.


There are two themed nights advertised – Blue Hawaii and Via Las Vegas and a great opportunity for ladies to dress for the occasion as they always do.


Royal Carribean is a well respected shipping company – it may be a bit more expensive than other cruise lines but by ladies sharing cabins (as they do rooms when attending multi groups functions) the cost is reasonable .


The cruise is not a regular Royal Carribean but rather is a charter – by Cruiseco Travel (Sydney) and apparently is already heavily booked so ladies would need to start putting down a 25% deposit right away. This event is opened to partners, family and friends.


For all details link to:

PH: 07 3211 8599 or 1800 300 999

When booking with Jason at Seniors Travel (Fortitude Valley) use CODE: RHCG2018


Highlights include:

‘Viva Las Vegas’ Glitz & Glamour Theme Party  - ‘Blue Hawaii’ Theme Party -
Vegas Renewal of Vows Ceremony - ‘Young Elvis’ Rising Star Contest - Elvis – The Gospel Years Concert - Elvis Trivia -Elvis Pool – Side Movie Cinema - Elvis & Priscilla Look-A-Like Contests - Elvis Cooking Shows - Elvis ‘Super Fans’ Group Photo