Chapters around the States invite you to join in
their planned activities as noted.
Please contact the relevant person as listed.
(Contact this site for the advertising of events – firstname.lastname@example.org )
Consider listing any projected gathering early to
avoid clashes with other events, or share
any interesting events suitable to Red hatters.
2019 Cruise Ship Season
If any Aussie Red Hatters are onboard one of the Cruise Ships listed below up until
Tuesday 2nd April
the Burnie Chapter "Hatters To Go"on The North West Coast wish to Welcome You for a Coffee n Chat if time permits!
Sea Princess – Pacific Jewel – Noordam – Seven Seas Mariner
– Aidaaura – Norwegian Jewel -Sun Princess – Silver Muse –
Regatta – Pacific Eden – Astor – Queen Elizabeth –
Please Contact Merlene “Matriarch of Chatter”
prior to your arrival on email
email@example.com (H) 0364 351 764 (M) 0458 026 282
ADELAIDE – Dunstan Playhouse 6-10 February
MELBOURNE – Comedy Theatre 13-17 February
SYDNEY – The Concourse, Chatswood 20-24 February
GOLD COAST – Home of the Arts 27 Feb – 2 March
CANBERRA – The Playhouse 8-9 March
NEWCASTLE – Civic Theatre 12-13 March
PORT MACQUARIE – Glasshouse Theatre 15-16 March
SYDNEY – RIiverside Theatres, Parramatta 20-23 March
SYDNEY – Sutherland Entertainment Centre 3 April
WOLLONGONG – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre 5-7 April
PERTH – Heath Ledger Theatre 10-17 April
TOOWOOMBA – Empie Theatre 26 April
BRISBANE – QPAC 1-12 May
MARYBOROUGH – The Brolga Theatre 22 May
CALOUNDRA – Events Centre Theatre 24-25 May
HOBART – Theatre Royal 30 May – 2 Jun
Attention Melbourne / Victorian Ladies
A Red Hat Bring, Buy, Swap, and Sell and Games Day
is being coordinated by Ladies who Lunch and Friends
to be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019
at the Victorian Croquet Centre, 65 Nobel Banks Drive, Cairnlea.
Commencing at 10.30am with a RHS Garage Sale, this is an
opportunity to update or refresh your wardrobe with preloved clothing and accessories
with several merchandises also present.
Join in this fun day and share the friendship of the RHS whilst doing what red hatters love best, SHOPPING.
All welcome, but attendee numbers would be appreciated.
Drinks at bar prices, no byo please.
After lunch an introduction to Croquet will be offered with some fun games being planned to challenge ladies.
Further details and RSVP to Queen Lilian: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scarlett Ladies Chapter, QLD is 10 years old
You are invited to the celebrations on Thursday 21st February
To be held at the Belvedere Hotel Seaspray Room, 26
Oxley Ave Woody Point
commencing at 11.30am for 12 start.
Theme: RED HAT BLING
Cost: $38 (Two Course Alternate Drop Menu with a
glass bubbly on arrival).
Please note any special dietary conditions.
RSVP: with payment by 7th February.
Please pay by direct deposit, no money collected at
Account name: The Scarlett Ladies, Bank Heritage BSB: 638010 A/C 11634219.
Please include a reference with payment and follow up with email to: email@example.com
The Down Under Scarlett Belles Convention
“ALL THAT GLITTERS”
will be held from 1st – 3rd MARCH 2019
at Bayview Eden Hotel, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.
A Red Hat Gala Luncheon will be held on 8th March, 2019 commencing at 11:30am
Venue: Brothers League Club, Wildey Street, Raceview.
Cost $40: Alternate drop menu which includes a welcome drink.
RSVP & Payment due by 15th February
Bank Account Details: Red Hats Down Under
BSB: 704640 Account: 300351345
Queen Lilimarlene has issued an
Thursday 14th March for a St Pat's celebrations
to be held at the Honeysuckle Hotel situated on the Lee Wharf, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle. All welcome.
Wear a touch of green and bring some Irish jokes. Easy access by train and the light rail should be in action.
Need to book direct with Shaun, the Manager ph: 49291499
RED HATTERS CONVENTION
EXTRAVAGANZA OUT WEST - NSW
by the Dubbo Red Hot Flashes
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th May 2019
Limit of 200 (to accommodate function rooms availability)
and Indemnity Forms and information available from:
Pamela Ridley, HRH Queen Playful Pam
Mob: 0432 373 518
10 Stirling Street, DUBBO NSW 2830
Non refundable deposit of $50 will secure your spot.
Balance or full payment due prior to registration closing on 31st January.
Cancellation after 28th February will incur a cost of $50 for administration.
No refund for cancellations after 31st March.
personal or Bank cheques mailed to address above
Macquarie Credit Union
Name: Red Hot Flashes
BSB: 802-126 Account No: 13602
Identification of depositor – Full name*IMPORTANT* Please confirm by email the amount and date of direct payment into Bank Account when monies have been transferred.
COACHES will pick up everyone from their nominated accommodation for all tour events, including locals. Please register your location with the organisers who will advise of arrangements. If you wish to use your own, or alternate transport to or from venues, it will be at your own expense.
TRANSPORT has been arranged by Langley’s
DIETARY needs? Please advise the organisers.
All venues are disabled friendly.
6pm-8pm: On the TERRACE at RSL Club, Brisbane Street.
Welcome, Collect Registration & Function Tickets.
A Complimentary drink on arrival
with Coctails and Nibbles
10am: Pick up for COACH tour of Dubbo.
PHOTO SHOOT on the steps of the Dubbo Convention Centre.
Lunch at own cost and afternoon at
your leisure - time for LLD or Retail Therapy.
MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
7pm: Dubbo Turf Club, Yarrandale Road & Merrilea Road.
COACHES will start pick up at 6.30pm.
Be ready for some excitement and overlook Dubbo from the Turf Club. Smorgasbord dinner. Drinks at own cost. Enjoy the lights and the Mystery.
10am: COACH pick up for visit to Dubbo Regional/Japanese/Botanic/Sensory
Gardens, Windsor Parade & Coronation Drive. Lunch provided at the Gardens. Join
in the Mini Olympics – Show your Athletic Skills.
7pm: GALA DINNER in
RSL Auditorum. Drinks at own cost.
Dress code - EXTRAVAGANT!!!
COACH pick up
Dick Jeffries and the Rubba Band will entertain you EXTRAVAGANTLY!!!
9.30am: COACH pickup
for tour of the
Zoo and Farewell. Newell
Highway & Obley Road. Includes Ploughmans lunch.
** Ticket for the Zoo are valid for two day visits.
Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore
invite you to join them in celebrating
18 years of Red Hatting in Australia
on July 25, at a Rock ‘n’ Roll
Wear your “poodle” skirt, bobby socks and neck scarf in Red Hat colours or come in Full Regalia.
A Tribute to ELVIS by one of Australia’s leading entertainers is included in the cost of this lunchtime event.
Venue is the Red Lion Brewery, Sydney Street, Kilmore in the newly renovated 1950s/1960s inspired dining area – “Kustom Burger”
Time: 11.30am for lunch at 12 noon followed by the Elvis tribute.
Cost: $40.00 covers a
two course lunch – Main and dessert.
Finish off with birthday cake, tea and coffee.
Drinks are at bar prices.
Notify Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org of any dietary requirements.
Payment must be made at time of reservation.
V & J Childs – Commonwealth bank. BSB 063-698 a/c no 10353983
Put your name on the deposit and email your details for a receipt to be sent.
Seating is limited so book early.
The Mackay Sugar Babes, QLD
invite you to a weekend of fun & friendship
The Roaring 20’s plus Pearls and Lace
themed event will be held 23 – 25 August 2019
5pm - Registration
Foyer - Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC) Alfred Street, Mackay
6pm to 10pm
Meet and Greet
Theme: Roaring 20’s
Canapes with a Cash Bar
Entertainment - Dance
Free Day - Join a Tour or Plan your own day
Tours available at own Expense
Organised Tours are still in the planning - details to
6pm – till late
Dinner Party in Exhibition Hall, MECC
Theme: Pearls and Lace
11am – 2pm
Farewell Luncheon – MECC
Application for Registration & Indemnity Form and all enquiries to:
Karyn: email@example.com PH:0417764119
Mackay Sugar Babes
3 Charles Taylor St
Sarina QLD 4737
Deposit of $140 (non-refundable) from each attendee by 20th February 2019. Balance due by 30th April.
Method of Payment
Direct Deposit: Bendigo Bank
Account Name: MC Maillou - BSB: 633000 - Acc No: 152430997
Reference: Full name as reference.
Cheques made payable to: MC Maillou - Mailed to address above
Refunds: Deposits are non-refundable. If you can be replaced from a waiting list, moneys paid will be refunded. However cancellations are not a guarantee of repayment.
2019 RED HAT NZ CONVENTION
The RHS Good Ship LOLLIPOP
To be held at the
20 – 22 September 2019
Hosted by: Captain Queen Likky Cooky Pot, Her Vice Queens Lady Pap Mayoress and Lady
River Song along with all the Crew
from the Welcoming Babes Chapter
DRESS CODE: Red & Purple
Cruise Retail Therapy - Friday & Satuday 2-6pm
Friday 20th - Deck Party – Casual Attire
2pm to 4pm – Registration
- Cruise Deck, Tauranga Racecourse
- Raffle Tickets on sale
6.30pm to 7pm – Mix and Mingle / Cash Bar
7pm - Move to Tables on the Main Deck
- Platters served at each table and cash bar
- Opening Speeches
8.30pm Dancing ‘til 11pm with live band
9pm Cake / Slice with Tea and Coffee
Tours leave Tauranga Racecourse 10am and return to Tauranga Racecourse by 4pm
Tour 1 – Tauranga InCider
- $40 – food at own cost - please wear comfortable shoes
- Te Puna Quarry Park, The Cidery for Lunch & Cider Tasting, The Elms Historic Mission House, Mills Reef for Wine Tasting
Tour 2 – Kiwifruit and Honey
- $40 – food included - please wear comfortable shoes
- Kiwifruit Country Tour and tasting, Comvita Tour and lunch, Hospice Op Shop
Tour 3 – RHS Good Ship Lollipop Exclusive
- $40 – harbour cruise – food at own cost in town centre
- 11am – 2 hour scenic Harbour Tour on the Kewpie - Subject to cancellation
Tour 4 – Town and Around
- Donation appreciated – food at own cost
- Greerton Op Shops, Save Mart, Tauriko / The Crossing, Bayfair, Mt Hot Pools / Shops/ Walk along beach and / or around the Mount
Non-Tour 5 – Stay Onboard
- $20 – food at own cost
- Decorate a hat or parasol of your choice
Alternatively, take advantage of the many tourist attractions in Tauranga, including the DC 3 flight, Classic Flyers and Historic Village
6.30pm Captains Table – Formal Attire
7pm: Cruise Deck Dinner and Cash Bar
Main Course – Buffet meal. Dietary requirements as requested on your registration forms
Dancing until late with live band
Sunday 22nd - Cherry Blossom Breakfast
9am Meet at venue
10.30 Guest Speaker\11.15 Convention 2020 HANDOVER
Convention 2021 Announcement
Closing and Farewells
Finishing no later than 12.30pm
COST NZ$210 plus Tour costs
Registration and Waiver & Release of Liability forms available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms to be returned with
your NZ$100 deposit per person by 15 February 2019
( suggest you book early as only 50 spots left as at Nov 17th) to:
The WB Convention 2019, C/- P O Box 70104, Fraser Cove, Tauranga, 3155
Bank Account BANK details:
WB Convention 2019 – Westpac/ Heartland 03 1903 0512108 000
Use your Chapter name as reference
Final payment due by
15 May 2019
Mail Cheque to The WB Convention 2019 – as above
Limited to 300 Attendees
This is a non-refundable event.
All Tour options must be indicated on registration form.
Confirmation of options will be sent to you prior to 15.5.2019 so payment can be made.
There is always a lot happening around the Bay of Plenty so you are advised to book early. Listed below are some options, but please feel free to find your own accommodation within your budget requirements.
Shuttle buses will be running between accommodation listed below and the racecourse Friday and Saturday nights only
Cameron Thermal Motel: 1229 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3112 Ph: +64 7 578 2859 www.cameronmotel.co.nz (1.1km)
Colonial Court Motor In: 92 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112 Ph; +64 7 578 6796 www.cocomo.co.nz (4.7km)
Macy’s Motor Inn: Cnr 11th Ave and Edgecumbe Rd, Tauranga 3110 Ph: +64 7 5779764 www.macys.co.nz (4.9km)
The Tauranga on the Waterfront: 1 Second Avenue, Tauranga 3110 Ph: +64 7 578 7079 www.thetauranga.co.nz (7km)
Silver Birch Holiday Park: 101 Turret Road, Tauranga 3110 Ph. +64 7 578 4603 www.silverbirch.co.nz (7km)
Bennett’s Tauranga Motor Inn: 2 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112 Ph: +64 7 578 5041 www.bennettsmotorinn.co.nz (7.5km)Ambassador Motor Inn 9 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga 3112 Ph: +64 7 578 5665 www.ambassador-motorinn.co.nz (7.5km)
Harbour City Motor Inn: 50 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110 Ph: +64 7 571 1438 www.taurangaharbourcity.co.nz (11km)
Hotel Armitage: 9 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110 Ph: +64 7 5789119 www.hotelarmitage.co.nz (11km)
Trinity Wharf Tauranga: 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga 3110 Ph:
+64 7 577 8700 www.trinitywharf.co.nz (12km)
All those wanting the convention shuttle service please phone the numbers listed: 027 294 6622 or 022 0466 776
14TH – 16th AUGUST
SeaWorld Convention Resort, Gold Coast
SeaWorld Drive, Main Beach
Gold Coast, Queensland
A fantastic, mesmerising, absolutely fabulous Extravaganza,
not to be missed.
All queries contact Queen Michelle: email@example.com
ph 07-32797995 or 0414856419
DRESS CODE- Full Regalia, of course!
It was a great win with SeaWorld agreeing to ask for only one night’s accommodation cost as a deposit instead of the usual full cost being paid up front. 230 rooms will be held for the G’Giggle until April 2020, so there is plenty of time to book rooms.
have reached the 350 mark so 450-500 attendees is still a great projection!!
There have been some enquiries as to the reason for the earlier than normal deposit/payments over three installments. This is solely due to a schedule that SeaWorld have insisted on, whereby payment to them must be made every 2 months.
not registering early will need to pay 2 installments together - that is $255 due by
the 15th February 2019 and the final payment ($100) by 1st November 2019. Anyone
paying after February will need to pay the full amount of $355 by November.
may appear complicated but so far, working well. I have tried to
spread the ‘expense’ as much as possible. All I can do is promise
you, to the best of my ability, a wonderful 2020 Giggle!
Regards, Queen Michelle
2 pm – 5pm SeaWorld Resort. Registration commences 2pm, followed by a meet and mingle afternoon with red hat merchandise.
5pm – 7.00pm Free time, shop at the red hat merchandisers and/or make your own way along the beach for a lovely walk.
7.00pm till 10pm Enjoy
our drinks and canapes party at the Plaza at the SeaWorld Theme Park. Theme for the evening – ‘Shawls and
The Plaza is under cover but open air. It will be cool, Queensland does have cool nights in winter! Hence the Shawls. Be outrageous, daring, and/or funky with your shawls, homemade or bought.
a. the most outrageous shawl
b. the most beautiful, homemade, crafty shawl
There will be entertainment and cocktail nibbles. Please dress warmly. Walking distance to Plaza 300 metres, mainly flat (wear suitable walking shoes). Anyone with walking problems, please advise.
7.45am – 8.30am Exclusive Shark Bay Encounter with Marine Specialist. Maximum 150 guests, so get in early!
9am till 3pm Optional tours as below. Limited spaces in each so get your choices in early. Payment when tour booking. Or you can spend the day at the SeaWorld Theme Park for a special entry price of $35 for resident guests. Or do your own thing on the Gold Coast!
Various times Return to your hotel. You will have free time to do as you please, whether it is socializing, shopping, walking on the beach or having a nanny nap, whatever!
9am – 4pm Red Hat Merchandisers open.
Saturday Night 6pm till 10.30pm
Gather in the front of the resort for our bus ride to Movie World for our spectacular evening with the Hollywood Legends!
Dress code – Hollywood Legends OR Glitz and Glamour couture.
A 2 course meal will be provided
with fabulous entertainment. Cash Bar.
8.30am Make your way over to the Dolphin Discovery Show in the SeaWorld Theme Park. Plenty of room for everyone.
10am Make you way back to the SeaWorld Convention centre and be entertained by The Lovey’s. Eccentric, exciting, hilarious ladies.
10.30am World Renowned motivational speaker, Amanda Gore. Expect to be delighted, awestruck, tickled and amazed by Amanda.
12 noon Raffle drawing – beautiful amethyst jewellery
12.30pm 2 course meal alternate drop. Cash Bar.
2pm Special Entertainment by Top Hat Production Company. Old Time Music Hall.
3 pm approx Handover
of Banner – Any chapters interested in hosting the next Qld Girlfriend’s
Red Hat Merchandise available in Ocean Room
Friday 2pm -5pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm
Queens, Your Majesties, Please, if possible
- Organize multiple registrations and payments as this guarantees all your chapter members are registered together. Spreadsheet provided on registration forms.
- No Banners allowed by the Resort unless they are free standing.
Sea World Resort, Sea World
Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Seaworld Reservations 1300 139 677, 07 55910083
Reception: +61 7 5591 0000
New Zealand: 0800 123 FUN
Payment of one night's accommodation required on booking, with balance due 45 days from check in.
Resort/Deluxe rooms $199 per night
Premium Rooms $224 per night
$40 per room per night for a
rollaway bed in Queen/Queen room only.
Accommodation code for the Giggle 2020 will be available soon.
Complementary open air car park. Free WIFI in room.
Full Buffet breakfast in Shoreline restaurant,
$26 per person when booked with accommodation.
Seaworld have set aside 210 resort/deluxe rooms and the rest
are premium rooms which equals 230 rooms being held per night so it will be
first in first served when booking the resort/deluxe.
If you are sharing, please indicate the name of the person.
Upgrade rooms and interconnecting rooms are available on request
Should you wish to stay over for the conference, discounted delegate rates are available up to 3 days prior & post of the conference, subject to availability at the time of booking and outside school or public holidays when a surcharge will apply.
bonuses if staying at SeaWorld
Guest’s Extra Special $35 unlimited entry to SeaWorld Theme Park. Wander the excellent SeaWorld Marine Park at
your leisure. For SeaWorld Resort guests
only. Pay with accommodation booking.
- SeaWorld Guest’s Extra Special $75 unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet n Wild during guests stay. There are resort transfers available to these venues. Pay with accommodation booking.
** Optional Tour Bookings **
Monies for tours and bus transfers must be paid
when booking tours. Numbers for some
tours are strictly limited to the river cruise boat capabilities.
All bookings on the Registration Form
WYNDHAM RIVER CRUISES
1. MORNING CRUISE. A lovely 1 hour morning cruise of the Gold Coast’s canals with coffee and freshly baked muffin. Departs 10am, returns 11am daily. $29 per person
2. LUNCH CRUISE. Enjoy a
delicious buffet lunch on the water - including fresh local trawler prawns.
Departs 12:00pm, returns 2:00pm daily.
$65 per person.
Bus transfer $16. www.wyndhamcruises.com.au
3. SEAWORLD WHALE WATCHING CRUISE, leaves from SeaWorld Marina.
Cost $90 per person. Maximum 125 people.
10am to 2pm. www.seaworldwhalewatch.com.au
4. HARBOUR TOWN DFO trip by organized bus company. Leave SeaWorld Resort 10am, return 3pm. Cost $18.00 bus transfer. www.harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au
5. Day trip to TAMBOURINE MOUNTAIN AND THE FAMOUS GALLERY WALK, a shopping, galleries, food and wine tasting fun day. Leave SeaWorld Resort 9am, return 3.30pm. Cost of bus transfer $30. Lunch at own cost. http://www.discovertamborine.com.au/tamborine-mountain-attractions/gallery-walk
6. Day Trip to CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. Leave SeaWorld at 9.30am and return 3pm. More information on www.currumbinsanctuary.com.au . $40 admission and $20 bus transfer cost. Lunch at own cost.
** REGISTRATION, INDEMNITY AND MULTIPLE CHAPTER REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE FROM QUEEN MICHELLE **
Please address any queries to Queen
ph 07-32797995 or 0414856419
COST: $355.00 per Red Hatter
Deposit of $155.00 on registration - Non Refundable
Second payment of $100.00 due by 15th February 2019 (or if only registering by that date, a double payment of $255 will be required).
Final payment of $100 due by 1st November 2019.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
1. Direct Deposit to: * NB * Please include your SURNAME on the bank deposit
Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Name of Account: Giggle 2020
Account number: 10727014 - BSB: 064173
2. Make Cheques payable to: Giggle 2020
Post Registration and Indemnity forms and cheques/ money orders to:
Queen Michelle Johnsson, 16 Maribor Street, Westlake Qld 4074
Refunds. First Deposit of $155 is non refundable.
We will refund your final payments, if you have made them, and if we can replace you with a red hatter from the waiting list, depending on final numbers and cancellation dates for guaranteed numbers for venue.