of Okotoks, Alberta Canada

Red Hat Beginnings

The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with humor and a touch of class! Sue Ellen Cooper is the Exalted Founding Queen Mother. She impulsively gave a red hat and a copy of the poem, "Warning" by Jenny Joseph, to a friend and then another and then another. , One day it occurred to them they should go to tea in Full Red & Purple Regalia! This is how the National Disorganization began! Sue Ellen's hope is that these societies will grow far and wide. It now has over 30,000 chapters worldwide.


Woman of 50 and over attend functions in FULL REGALIA (Red Hat, Purple Outfit), The Younger woman are "ladies in waiting" and they wear PINK HATS and LAVENDER until their RED-uation on their 50th birthday.


In our chapter, we encourage each member to take her turn to plan an event, make the reservations, collect payment if necessary, and notify the members.


The spirit of the society forbids that we make rules. It would definitely be against the rules to make rules!! We are called the National Disorganization because to set rules for Red Hatters is like trying to herd cats.



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