It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to The Dowager (Chris’s Mum) of the Ballarat Ladybirds. Mavis passed away peacefully on 26th April aged 94.
With that news also came an enquiry as to who may be our oldest Red hatter. So far it appears to be Queen Lilimarlene’s Honorary Member, Dame Ida who has just turned 101.
Townsville Red hat Diva's oldest member is 96 year old.
It would be interesting to hear of the age of other ladies.
BURNIE HATTER NEWS
News from Hatters To Go (TAS) included their Easter in the Fields which was enjoyed by 17 Red Hat Sisters. Thanks was extended to Val “Lady Pom Pom” for her country hospitality, her very tasty soup, lamington treats, and her glorious box of fresh garden vegies, which "Duchess Dottie of Used~a~Lot" was the lucky recipient. The placemat surprise went to Sue "Lady Lily of Leisure & Pleasure", and Queen Merveen was creative with the Best Easter Hat Award.
The lunch at Europa on Cattley was hosted by Rosaleen- Celtic Goddess and Sandra -Lady Luff a Lot. Rosaleen reports that everyone had a good time and also enjoyed their tasty meals with 16 attendees in all. Jan from Wynyard won first prize of a bottle of wine, Loretta won second prize of Lindt chocolates, and Vicki won third prize of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. All 3 prize winners also got a $10 voucher to be spent at the Europa generously provided by Grant the proprietor of the venue.
Jan also reported the HTG had lots of fun trying to do a water colour painting at another gathering where Margaret made sure that everyone agreed with her that hers was the best and that she was the winner!
They also agreed it a great day and lots of fun and laughter was had.
MONTHLY THEMES - ADDS A BIT OF INTEREST
At a recent Hatter Chatter, The Roving Red Hat Adventurers
(Ipswich) welcomed some new friends who became acquainted with the ladies and
more importantly they had 2 new ladies join the chapter as well as a visitor
A small group of ladies went to the Beach Boyz Show at the
local Civic Centre where they were reminded of a wonderful time of their lives
filled with special memories and were lucky enough to have a photo with the
band as well as a local Councillor.
The group is starting to be noticed as the exhibit their Fun,
Frivolity & Friendship wherever they go.
The Roving Red Hat Adventurers meet on the first Friday of each month for Hatter Chatter at Casa Mia Italian Restaurant at Brisbane Rd Newtown at 11.30am. The regular gathering involves planning activities and just catching up with friends, as well as enjoying a lovely meal - the perfect combination.
Each month has a different theme - May is Birthday
celebration month to celebrate Red Hatters 20th birthday, while June will have
a Masquerade theme and of course July will be Christmas in July.
Ladies that may want to join in the fun and Grow Old Disgracefully are welcome to contact the group via this site.
The Ritzy Red Hatz' April
outing seen them enjoying the incredible outlook at the beautiful Suttons Beach
Pavilion, a venue that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
For their May Night Time event
they enjoyed all that was on offer at My Greek Cuzina where the RRR had a
fabulous time. The food was so delicious and the hosts were most
attentive, making suggestions and working out the best way for the ladies to
try everything on the menu.
After finishing their meal they
walked along the waterfront to one of the big hotels - Mon Komo for some coffee
Queen Carol relays it was such a
great night out and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
The group is now looking forward to a Chinese meal for their June outing.
HAIL QUEEN LESLEY
The Coronation of Queen Serene, Lesley, new queen of the Kilcoy Foxy Ladies QLD was a fun affair held in March at the Pomodorus on Obi Restaurant in the Maleny hinterland.
The chapter is among the remaining 5 longest lasting groups who commence prior, or during 2003. The two previous queens were Jan and Lyn.
CRUISI'N ON THE RIVER
The “endless summer” continues with above-average temperatures, but it didn’t stop the Dames Down Under (SA) from thoroughly enjoying their relaxing ride on Popeye. Lynne had been looking forward to this, as she had never been on the boat – the smile on her face as they cruised along the River Torrens told the Dames that she wasn’t disappointed! Susan came along to “check out” what red hatting was all about and Queen Jenni (Woodville Wonder Women) and her sister Fiona joined the merry little band.
After the ride, and having abandoned plans for a picnic (due to the difficulty carrying chairs and picnic fare into the city) the ladies climbed the many steps back up to North Terrace – then noticed the lift that they could have used to go down and up again – Duh! …. the next day Queen Colleens stiff legs wished they had found the lift earlier! The outing was completed with a light lunch at the Inter-Continental Hotel. As always there was lots of good conversation and laughter.
A jaunt up the Freeway to the Aldgate Pump Hotel was planned for their next excursion.