Sharing Australian Red Hat Information


Recently the Hatters to Go of Burnie descended on the Purple Sage Restaurant in Wynyard. Marie; Lady Eat Out-Shopping and Madam Margaret of Mayhem brought the MAGIC with them as they enjoyed a purplelisious lunch. Madam Margaret was up to her old tricks with some fun and games: She shocked everyone by arriving in the late stage of pregnancy (obviously the condoms and lube Lady Cupatea and Queen Jan of Fabrica gave Madam Margaret a couple of years ago didn’t work!). However, she held up very well throughout the day and we are sure the delivery will be something to look forward to! Hahahaha Happy winners on the day were Janice; Lady Potter~About, Leonie; Lady~La Second Hand Rose, Carol; Lady Gad-About, Jan; Madam Rambling Rose, and Tammy; Miss Betty Boop.

Another special gathering took place when the Hatters To Go welcomed Red Hat Sisters from The Shoalhaven Southern Belles, Roving Rubies, Redbacks, and the Red Hat Motley Crew, all from NSW, who were onboard the cruise ship the Sun Princess and in Burnie for the day.

The rainy weather did not dampen the spirit of the Sisterhood, where friendships and singing were enjoyed by 20 Hatters during lunch at the Mecca Restaurant. Everyone who attended appreciated the gift of HTG Bookmark as their souvenir. Thanks was extended to Lady~La Second Hand Rose and Carol; Lady Gad-About for the table decorations at the Cruise Ship lunch and to Viki, Merlene, Margaret B, Marie, Jan H, Rosaleen, Leonie, and Carol for representing HTG at the lunch. And form making the Red Hat Mainlanders so welcome. Both the lovely HM Joan; M’Lady of Music & Merriment and Duchess Dottie of Used a Lot were on hand at the Makers Workshop for the initial welcoming they did not attend the lunch.


Notes of appreciation were received from Evelyn of the Motley Crew of Randwick thanking them for having the visiting red hatters at the lovely lunch and for making the visitors feel so welcomed. And from Bev - Queen, Shoalhaven Southern Belles, Nowra messages of appreciation for the wonderful hospitality extended to the cruisers.


The Burnig chapter rounded the month off with the 5th Biennial Redhattersmattazz, which took place at Longford. As the weather was not playing ball, the picnic was held indoors in the RSL Hall on the Village Green, which was ideal.

Once again, everyone had a fun, varied, and enjoyable day, sharing the love and fun of the Red Hat Sisterhood with the other Chapters in Tasmania. This is a special time for everyone who value this biennial event.

Amazing record-keeper, Merlene, told all how REDHATTERMATTAZZ started life on Saturday, 8th Sept 2007 in Launceston, and was the brainchild of HTG member Jill Carpenter; Contessa de-Champers, who sadly passed away in 2012.