Have you ever been out & about in your community and seen a group of women all dressed in Red Hats and Purple clothes? You might have seen them at your local movie theatre, having lunch at a cafe or visiting a gallery? The women seem larger than life with their beautiful outfits, jewellery and fabulous red hats! You certainly can’t miss them 😊
The Red Hat Society is an international organisation for women over 50 (they also have the Pink hatters for women under 50) dedicated to connecting, supporting and encouraging women in their pursuit of fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment and fitness.
In 1997 Sue Ellen Cooper, an artist from California, purchased an old red fedora for $7.50. When a good friend was nearing her 55th birthday, Ms Cooper was looking for an original gift idea and was inspired by a well-known Jenny Joseph poem, "Warning", which begins
“When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.”
Cooper wanted to encourage her friend to grow older in a playful manner. She gave her friend a red hat of her own suggesting that she keep it as a reminder to grow older playfully and on her terms.
From those humble beginnings, the Red Hat Society has grown to thousands of chapters in the USA and more than 17 countries around the world. As Cool Chicks, Gwen and I celebrate all women and we absolutely love fun, so it’s perfectly natural that we would LOVE the Red Hatters. We applaud that they are “reshaping the way women are viewed in today's culture by promoting, not only fun and friendship, but freedom from stereotypes and fulfillment of goals and dreams”.
We are members and you can join the fun by finding a chapter in your local community — they will definitely welcome you with open arms!
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