Sharing Australian Red Hat Information

.................................................................................................................................................................... IT'S PARTY SEASON!!


Casino's Sassy Cassies have been enjoying their monthly outings including Christmas in July, ten-pin bowling (that was a lot of fun), a 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' at a hatter's abode and a visit to the Tweed Regional Gallery, which features an exact replication of artist, the late Margaret Olley's home interior, where every article is placed in exactly the spot it was in her home. This activity was followed by lunch at Murwillumbah RSL Club. 

Their Melbourne Cup day frivolities will be held at the Clubhouse at Lifestyle Resort Casino. The Christmas lunch at a local venue is booked and so another year of Hatting soon will be over...roll on 2018!



What a lovely birthday party the Scarlet Women of Laurieton had for their12th Birthday.  There are many memories from the past years.

Many thanks was extended to Irene Mason for organising the event at Salt n Pepper which was the perfect venue for such an occasion, and they had the back room all to themselves where they were able to fill the room with much chatter and laughter.

The food was lovely and some ladies even bought extras to take home for their husbands.


Calendars have been marked for the next monthly luncheon at Curly’s at Wauchope which will be orgainsed by the twins, being their birthday month.


The M’Ladies of the Lake always enjoy their activities together and of late have found themselves surrounded by water, as per their name sake, being based at Warners Bay on the beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Hostess Vicki was very generous with her contribution of chocolates and the beautiful spring table décor when the chapter gathered for lunch at the Toronto Yacht Club. 

The M’Ladies also car pooled to Port Stephens and took the ferry to Tea Gardens from Nelson Bay which was lots of fun.  After enjoying lunch at the local hotel and ice creams from the very popular Gelato Parlour, they returned on the ferry and headed for home.

                                                BURNIE HATTERS - TASMANIA

Even though numbers were down from usual, the Hatters to Go that were present had a lovely happy time at the Mecca, with thanks going to  Faye who organised this lovely gathering. Being that it was Queen Merveen’s birthday she had great pleasure in passing on a gift to one of her loyal subjects: The lucky lady on the receiving end was Chris. Merveen also bought along a birthday cake to share. It warmed her heart to be able to do this and share her celebration with this group of wonderful ladies.


Appreciation was also extended to Susann for hosting an outing to the movies, starring the incomparable Dame Judy Dench. A little something different but a good time was had by all who attended.


Upcoming activities on the HtG’s program include Melbourne Cup High Tea at the Burnie RSL and Vicki will welcome the ladies to her home when she hosts her Gorgeous Garden Party, where everyone will bring a plate to share.

                        MOONTA CHAPTER EVENTS  - SOUTH AUST

The latest news from the Cousin Jennies Copper Coast includes reports on their many activities of late.  A Royal Afternoon Tea was held at Petal Met Sugar Coffee Lounge in the Moonta Florist where ladies enjoyed the excellent cakes and coffee. It was a very relaxing venue to have coffee with gifts and flowers on display all around, very charming.


For those members who attended the Adelaide Antics, it was a fabulous weekend, the organisers did a fantastic job. High Tea on Friday was an excellent way to get to know the ladies, very relaxing and mountains of food. On Saturday there were organised bus trips organised, while other enjoyed some local shopping.  At the evening’s dinner the bling was blinding, the floor show excellent and the meal enjoyable. Then it was time to dance. Sunday breakfast was another eye opener, which had a beach theme. There was a table of jelly fish and many other sea creatures.  It was deemed a fantastic weekend held at a superb venue. 


Queen Crystel, Kate and Helen had an enjoyable trip to the Piriett’s 6th birthday lunch together with their guest Elaine, a sister Red Hatter from WA.  There were games, prizes and lots of laughter. Before heading home they hit the shops and of course did a great job supporting the local economy.


It was a very loud affair at Wombat Hotel for morning tea. Q’Crystel feels this is a sign everyone was having a “wow” of a time. The meals were fantastic and again they had the pleasure of Elaine’s company, as their guest.  Julie gave all the birthday girls a lovely rosebud from her garden, such a lovely thought.


They managed to fill a table at the Wallaroo Hospital Auxiliary Fundraiser Morning Tea and Fashion Parade. After the fundraiser they gathered for lunch at the Alehouse where the view and the company was very pleasant, but then back to reality as they head for home.


Ten Red Hat ladies attended the Northern Festival Centre at Pt Pirie to see the production "The Life and Hit Songs of Peter Allen” with John Bowles. It was a very professional and extremely enjoyable piece of theatre and deemed a great Red Hatter day out. Many thanks was extended to Wendy for organising the outing,


Preparations for the chapter’s 12th birthday celebrations are well under way to be held on 22 November at Anglers Inn, Wallaroo. Fancy Dress is the order of the day, starting with C or J or wear Red Hat gear.


Sue from The Fleurieu Fillies from South Australia would like to share her report of the Chapter’s 7th birthday celebrations:  

"Last month was The Fleurieu Fillies 7th birthday, this event was celebrated on board the 'PS Oscar W', an historic paddle steamer that took us on a cruise from Goolwa to Clayton (and back to Goolwa!) Lady luck was on our side with the beautiful sunny weather although when we set sail the breeze became rather chilly, fortunately everyone came prepared with their woolly jackets and wraps.

We enjoyed a delicious shared lunch on board, so much variety that perhaps we should call it a feast! We invited our wonderful volunteer crew to join us, we were more than happy to have a few blokes around especially as they were so much fun as well as being very capable sailors!

Our special day was shared with visitors from other chapters from all over the state, Westside Glitzy Girls, Bridge Belles, Murray Darlings, Southern Belles, Renmark Roses, Seaside Sisters, and all the way from Western Australia our founding Queen Mum and Queen Glitzy Chick.

The birthday cake was in the form of red velvet cupcakes made by our very own Queen of Glitz'N'Glam and beautifully decorated by our visitors from WA. After a rousing chorus of 'Happy Birthday To Us' the delicious cupcakes were devoured, everyone grateful that they didn't have to cut the cake!

A birthday raffle was held, lots of prizes to be won making for lots of happy faces especially as the prizes were 'bling'.

To end the day we were all presented with a beautiful sparkly red or purple wine glass as a special memento of our very special day. 

Many thanks to all involved, from The Fillies!"

                                                                                                More photos on the GALLERY

                           SOUTH PLYMPTON CHAPTER  - SA

Guess what the Dames Down Under did on their Glenelg Jaunt?   Jill tried a new taste experience, Janice revisited her childhood with it, June just did what she often does, and Queen Colleen went back about 15 years with it.   They have photos to prove it.  What was it?  


What does one do on a sunny day at the beach? Enjoy fish and chips from the paper wrapping?  Well that is how it started but when they got to the fish shop they all decided to have a Chiko Roll!    Wow, was that a journey down Memory Lane!   But then a little bit of nostalgia is good.


The group will be having another little journey down Memory Lane in the near future when they revisit the Himeji Japanese Gardens for a BYO picnic lunch.  This event is open to any other Red Hatters from other chapters who wish to join in.


The Chapter continues to have their regular Monthly Gathering on the 1st Wednesday of every month, for morning tea/coffee and chat at Gay’s Arcade, off Adelaide Arcade, Rundle Mall.