Sharing Australian Red Hat Information

We are all who we are in your own special way.  None of us is the same, and each of us has something unique to share with others.  Life’s rewards come in many guises, sometimes not recognised.  By practicing gratitude for even the smallest or simplest blessing, such blessings manifest in greater measure.


The  Roving Rubies of Central Coast and a number of Queens and members from other NSW chapters certainly got into the spirit of the R’Rubie's 13th Anniversary and Queen Lilimarlene’s “70 again” birthday celebrations held on a luncheon cruise on the Sydney Harbour.

The weather was perfect and Queen Lilimarlene was amazed at the trouble all the girls went to and the day become a Flapper Afloat.

It was easy to track them down, just follow the red and purple feathers from Central Station to Casino Wharf.

The entertainment for the day was fabulous crooner Larry, who is 91 and he did a great job.  He has a fabulous voice still and won a few hearts. Ladies got into the swing of things doing the Charleston and pole dancing even.

Other groups mentioned in attendance included: Queen Anne of the Motley Crew Sydney, Queen Jessica of the new Happy Hearts Sydney, Blue Mountains girls, Hills Socialites minus Queen Joy who is in hospital, Queen Gillian of the Bateau Bay and Queen Robyn of Newcastle.



When members from the SA chapters of Westside Glitzy Girls, Fleurieu Fillies, Cousin Jennie’s on the Copper Coast, Bridge Belles, Murray Darlings and Rambling Rubies all drove up to Broken Hill for the Broken Heel Festival they never envisaged what a fantastic time they would have.


Queen Lesley (Westside G’Girls) shares her report:

OMG!!!!! What a weekend! I cannot believe what we managed to fit in to the few days away from last Thursday morning!  One of my aims was to inspire some ladies to start a Red Hat Chapter in ‘The Hill’ and I am pretty sure we have done that. Taking part in the street parade was fantastic! We were cheered so loudly! Very, very proud. We were all photographed by passers-by in the street. We were admired by so many people. We put smiles on so many faces. The photos shows the sisterhood of Red Hatting at its very best.


Who’s coming back with me next year? We’ll be joined by the (proposed) Broken Hill Red Hat Chapter.



The Ritzy Red Hatz joined in the celebration of Queen Joan’s (Bribie Island Red Hot Mommas) 88th birthday during August.

Everyone had a great time sharing this special occasion amongst many friends and  this amazing woman.



A few years ago some of The Dames Down Under (Sth Plympton SA) boarded the train for a trip to Gawler.  Along the way they talked and giggled like a bunch of school girls.   Well, they have just done it again, this time on a train to Glenalta (near Belair)… a group of middle-aged women laughing and talking like a bunch of school girls!


On arrival at Glenalta Station those who went by rail met up with a few Dames who drove there rather than riding the train, then walked across the road to a Goodwill Op Shop, with most of them coming away with some “goodies”.  A delicious lunch was enjoyed at the Belair Hotel, before departing – some by car and most went back on the train for the return trip to Adelaide Central Railway Station.  Lady Grey Janice was thanked for the idea… and who knows, they might take a train trip south again in the future 


New Dame, Mandy was welcomed.  She found her first red hat in the Op Shop and donned it for the lunch.  Now it’s time to think about her Royal Name, and some purple clothes to complete “the look”.


The ladies will greet Spring with a “Yella Umbrella” Walking Tour for their next activity, with six Dames confirming they will come to that – here’s hoping the weather is fine.



The Shangri-Lars put on the glitz and glammer to attend luncheon at the local school - Caboolture St Columban's College. Their hosts were the students from the Hospitality Course who cooked up a lovely meal for the red hatters.  The table service was excellent, as good as in any restaurant with the table settings all looking lovely.  The girls were attentive and everyone enjoyed their facilities.  The Shangi-Lars found their way through the many school buildings as signs had been places to lead them to the Restaurant. Congratulations and thank was extended to the students and teaching staff at St Columban's College.


Everyone had a little bit of fun with funny eyewear and they also celebrated Lady Vivian's birthday.  All in all it was a wonderful day enjoyed by all.                                        See more photos on the Gallery.


The Roving Rubies are a very happy chapter as well as being supportive of many great causes over the years.  They will celebrate their 13th birthday with a luncheon cruise on the Sydney Harbour during September, where 100 guests will enjoy the frivolity of the anniversary.


For a recent Jeans for Genes day the Roving Rubies dressed for the cause and also held a raffle, with the most amazing marvellous prizes.  Queen Lilimarlene has a lady who assembles all of the members old unwanted jewellery from out of the drawers to a fantastic artwork pieces.

They will use the profits to buy and pack the Xmas boxes that they regularly sent overseas to the serving soldiers. They have received 6 emails from the soldiers for the last boxes they sent.