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*Red Hat Society Sisters 4 A "LIFE-Time"!
*Been There/Done That & Doing It Again!
*Our Founding QM & Royal Court of Honor Gallery!
*Sisters Near & Far!
*By:Direct Net-Working!
*Look n' 2 The Future 4 Our UP-Comings?
*Gallery of Memories?
*Thats' What FRIENDS Are 4!
*A Unity 4 The Community!

"Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas" Official Chapter Recruitment!

Our chapter is currently accepting NEW membership applications for REDs &/or PINKs: Effective as of 12/15/2013, but... only until 04/25/2014, then officially will be closed until further notice by FQMs. After closing, all new members will only be accepted by referrals from RHS Hatquarters' or #43002 official chapterettes' invitations!

To ladies: self-motivated, positive, of like-mind, mature & focused. That enjoys stage plays, high teas, shopping, church, prayer breakfasts, traveling, cards, dominoes, board games, movies, parades, music, poetry, dining out, fashion shows, outdoor festivals, gardening, casino excursions, picnics, rodeos, barbecues, arts & crafts, reading & other fun events

may JOIN now but... Only IF approved by our official FQM! BLACK ORCHIDS was first chartered 9/24/2004, as an official Chapter of the Red Hat Society!

We've once again been OFFICIALLY Re-Chartered 2 begin our Chapters' 10th Yr. for OFFICIAL Membership!

We encourage ALL women interested 2 join our group becoming a Red or Pink Hatter!

Effective: 10/21/2013, ORCHID DREAMS 50-95 yrs. wears PURPLE clothes & a RED hat OR 32-49 yrs. wears LAVENDER clothes & a PINK Hat!

We're gonna have great goodles and giggles of glamourous & garbulous FUN & An Honest to REDness Promise!

August 2014
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Sunday Aug 24
10TH CHAPTER ANV.
1:30pm-4:00pm Cheesecake Factory, S.F.

RCOH & Members

Founding QMs:
G. BRADLEY (CM)
D. GREEN (CM) Resigned
Co Founding QMs:
K. GORDON
M. SABIR-JERRELS
Co QMs:
V. WINN
C. WILLIAMS
Vice QMs:
J. PATTON
C. WIMBERLY
RHS Angel:
M WAUGH
G JOHNSON
M. A. REYNOLDS
Z LUMUKANDA
J BOWMAN
D STEWART
L SMITH-MORGAN
M. COLLINS
Officials:
A. THOMAS
V. WYSINGER
C. PATTON
J. RIDLEY
T. DRIGHT
W. COBB
R. ANDERSON
H. WOOD
N. MUSHANTAF
F. GREEN-PARKS
D. KERL
M. GAULT
L. STEPHENS
D. QUINTANA
B. TIMMONS
C. DIXON
Potentials:
L. DYAS
H. PEPPERS
Reds Mascot:
RUBYNTAZIAH CALDONIA
Pinks Mascot:
MAYA SIMONE ALYSIA
Event Mascot:
Sir CEDRIC PATTON
FQMs Escort/KING:
H. J. BRADLEY
Charter Member:
FQM G. BRADLEY
FQM D. GREEN
D. COLLINS
A. MADDEN
M. BURTON

Answers 2 The RHS Questions?


RED HAT NAME BADGES

RHS ON TV LIVE SHOW

HAPPY HATTERS BOUTIQUE

QUEEN MUMS CLOSET

THE HAT LIBRARY

RED HAT FASHIONS 4 U

RED HATS AND MORE

ROYAL SPLENDOR

HATS BY: BERTHA

RED HAT SOCIETY

BEVERNS BOUTIQUE

RED HAT SOCIETY IMPERIUM
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Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas: Positive, Focused & Motivated!
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Accepting REDs & PINKs as Chapterettes!

Mission Statement!

~~~ #43002 / MISSION STATEMENT ~~~ 12 Steps 4 A Successful Chapter ~~~

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1. Focusing on women related issues
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2. Bringing unity 2 our Sisterhood

3. Providing a strong base of support
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4. Sharing our own creative expressions

5. Committing 2 frequent participation
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6. Assisting w/ planning chapter events

7. Encouraging members' attendance
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8. Having positive attitudes @ all times

9. Enjoying activities in relaxed settings
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10. Living life 2 fullest extent possible

11. Embracing appropriately-aged women
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12. Complying w/ a strict confidentiality

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"Step N' the Name of LOVE" & 4 the "GOOD TIMES'!! 


We REALLY know how to KICK-UP our HEELS!

You're INVITED 2 Join Us & Get Down with the BEST of Them:

Blues / Gospel / Oldies BUT Goodies / Jazz / Doo Wap / Reggae / Opera

Rhythm & Blues / Classical / Zydeco / Country / Soul Ballads
 
RHS! Statement of Purpose!


Our own Dis-ORGANIZATION



The RED HAT SOCIETY began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor & elan.

We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands & go for the gusto 2gether.

Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for where-ever life takes us next!

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Ode to the RED HAT SOCIETY! By: Our Exalted QUEEN Mother- SUE ELLEN COOPER

A poet put it very well, she said when she was older, she wouldn't be so meek and mild, she threatened to get bolder.

She'd put a RED hat on her head and PURPLE on her shoulder, she'd make her life a warmer place, her "GOLDEN years" much golder.
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ROYAL Seats of Honor filled are done by: Chapters' Founder QMs appointments ONLY & ALL Royal Candidates MUST be an Official chapter members in GOOD Standing ONLY!

All official/honorary and/or potential Chapter MEMBERSHIP candidates will be accepted by the decision of the chapters' Founding QMs ONLY!!!

 ROYAL Court of Honor! (Full!)


ALL We'll EVER Need!

Royal Court of Honor has a few Vacancies & is currently being Revised!
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Several of our OFFICIAL Red Hats members we're appointed, as Co or Vice Queen Mothers. These positions had been put on hold for a brief moment, in order to allow the Founder QM to select from several well deserving candidates for these special ROYAL titles!

Effective Oct. 21, 2013,
RED Hatters! Royal Court of Honor is the Official Royal Subjects, listed here.

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Founding Queen Mothers-

GLORYA BRADLEY &

DOROTHY GREEN (resigned)

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Co Founding Queen Mothers-

KITTI GORDON

MICHELE SABIR-JERRELS

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Co Queen Mothers-

VALORIE WINN

CYNTHIA WILLIAMS

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Vice Queen Mothers-

JUDI PATTON

CAROLYN WIMBERLY

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RED Hats: 50-95 yrs./ PINK Hats: 35-49 yrs.
As of:10/21/2013, we're open 2 RHS referrals for any RED or PINK openings! However we're accepting interested ladies only by: RHS Hatquarter referrals, Official chapter members invitations along w/ our FQMs' Approval!

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If anyone desiring to join in with this 10 yrs. Sisterhood of Red Hatting, local EASTBAY chapter that has leadership abilities or experience in planning fun events, outings & travel gatherings. You're just the person we've been looking for & are extending a heartfelt WELCOME to you.

Also, you're invited w/ Founder QMs' permission ONLY. Encouraged to attend either our meet & greet sessions OR an event. To see if its' a good thing for you to experience all those great "GIRLY" things, you've missed as a child!

 
Our HOSTESS Times of the Month!
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FULL Regalia MANDATORY @ ALL gatherings, meetings, outings, social events and Red Hat Society FUN'ctions Unless stated OTHERWISE by our Founding QM Glorya!
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MONTHLY *Hostess Assignments: Starting January 2014

ALL chapterettes are 2 plan 1 event during their assigned month!

January:

15th- *Lady Nancy Mushantaf

February:


March:

4th- *VQM Carolyn Wimberly

April:

*Lady Annette Thomas & *Lady Valerie Wysinger

May:

*CQM Cynthia Williams

June:

*CFQM Kitti Gordon

July:

*Lady Willa Cobb & *VQM Judi Patton

August:

12th- *Lady Robbie Anderson & *Lady Helen Wood

24th: RHS chapters' #43002 Anv. Celebrates by: RCOH

September:

*CFQM Michele Sabir-Jerrels & *CQM Valorie Winn

October:

FQM *Glorya Bradley & *FQM *Dorothy Green

November:

*Lady Fran Green-Parks & *Lady Linda Stephens

December:

*Lady Tina Dright & * Lady Doretta Kerl

January:

*Lady Brenda Timmons & *Lady Donna Quintana

February:

*Lady Mable Gault & *Lady Cynthia Dixon
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2013-2014
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2013/1st Q'- OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

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October 5th- Black Cowboy Parade @ De Fremery, Oak.

12th- Pajama Breakfast & Elios, San Leandro

31st- Halloween Lunch @ Touch of Soul, 4320 San Pablo Ave., Emeryville

November 2nd- Slumber Party, Courtyard Marriott, 988 Broadway, Oakland

9th- QM Glorya's 63rd Celebration @ Southern Cafe, 2000 Mac Arthur Blvd., Oakland

23rd- QM Cynthia's 66th @ Asia Delight, San Leandro,

December 7th- @ Tina's Hm., 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar, Oakland

14th- QM Judi's Lunch 4 GIRLfriends' Hs' Lordships, 199 Seawall Dr., Berkeley

20th- +++ Crosses Christmas Play 7:30-10:00 P.,M., Neighborhood Church, Castro Valley

21st- Cinderella/AASC @ Buriel Clay Theatre 762 Fulton Ave., San Francisco

29th- Chapters' B & W w/ RED Holiday Celebration @ Souls' Restaurant, 6403 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
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2013-2014/2nd Q'- JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH

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January 11th- QM Judi P's Birthday @ Elephant Bar, 5601 Bay St., Emeryville

15th-16th- RHS ladies travel 2 Reno from S.F. on Megabus. Lodging overnight @ Circus, Circus Hotel 500 North Sierra St., Reno

18th- Hostess FQM Glorya Bradley Rosie the Riveter Memorial Picnic, Tours & Historical talk w/ 92 yr. old Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

20th- 2 for $10.00 Pancake Breakfast @ Carrows Restaurant 405 Hegenberger Rd., off I-880, Oakland 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Just 2 social 2gether on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Legal Holiday

February 1st- Free admission w/ guest passes for Pre-$ale of White Elephant $ale 333 Lancaster St., Oakland

15th- After Valentine's Shop & Dine @ Westfield Center, Downtown S.F.

28th- Hostess- LADY Valerie Wysinger / RHS Day @ Golden Gate Fields in Turf Club 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley $29.00 per person, strict dress code!

March 4th- Hostess- VQM Carolyn Wimberly / Phat 2s-day Mardi Gras Luncheon @ Angelines Louisiana Kitchen, 2268 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

19th- Hostess- LADY Nancy Mushantaf / Somewhere n' Time RHS visitation!
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2014/3rd Q'- APRIL, MAY & JUNE

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April 26th- RHS Queens' 5-Course Anniversary Dinner celebrating RHS 16th Yr. @ Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 the Embarcadero Blvd., San Francisco

May 25th- Color Purple @ Hillbarn Theatre 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City @ 2:00 P.M.

June 7th- Michele Sabir-Jerrels's Birthday @ Joe's Crab Shack 1210 Front St., Sacramento

19th- Juneteenth Festival, nr. Ashby BART, Berkeley


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2014
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4th Quarter- JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

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July 4th-

10th- African Diaspora Museum 685 Mission St., San Francisco

August 3rd- Chapters' 5th Yr. Moody Blues Event @ Art & Soul Festival Frank Ogawa Plaza, Bay Area Blues Society stage

21st-24th- RHS Regional Gala Convention @ Marriott Marquis, S.F.,

27th- Chapters' 10th Yr. Anniversary @ Hometown Buffet (Greenhouse), 212 Marketplace Rd., San Leandro, 12:00-2:30 P.M.

September 12th- Orchid Dreams Chapter & Family Picnic

24th- A private event for RCOH members ONLY, Location TBD

October 4th- De Fremery Park ^ Recreation Center, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland @ 18th St.

We're getting 2gether 2 Celebrate the 40th Yr. Anniversary of the Oakland Black Cowboys Association Parade & Heritage Festival. Its' mandatory that our RHS chapter Queens & members participates in full force w/ greater numbers, Oakland



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  RHS Anniversary Extravaganza!
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Upcoming: Call 2 ALL Queens, Ladies & Gents!

A ROYAL Dinner 2 Celebrates RHS' 16 Yrs.

Hosting Chapter- Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas of Oakland, CA

Delancey St. Restaurant @ 600 Embarcadero, S.F., CA 94107

Sat., April 26, 2014 from 5:00-7:30 P.M.

$34.50 for a 4 Course meal: Appetizer, Salad, Entree & Dessert

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Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas 10th Yr.:


Chapter's anniversary is actually Sept. 24, 2014, however we've decided 2 change up somewhat next yr. just because we can

Sun., Aug. 24, 2014- We're going 2b celebrating @ Cheesecake Factory, SF, CA

If you are planning 2 attend,


 

FULL Regalia! MaJoRiTy Rules

wherever OR whenever!


Other names for what we wear is:

ROYAL ATTIRE/REGAL GARB/GLAD RAGS!

What Really MATTERs 2 Us As RED Hatters the Most!


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Ladies 50+ yrs. old MUST wear the colors:
PURPLE clothing & a magnificent RED hat & Ladies 35-49 yrs. old MUST wear LAVENDER clothes & a fabulous PINK hat! Colors are MANDATORY @ All events, meetings, socials or gatherings unless our QM states OR decides Otherwise! And most IMPORTANT of all,its' what we do!

Mandatory as a respected courtesy to the QM or any Hostess that has extended an invitation to us, that all chapter members MUST R.S.V.P.,to each & every meeting or event that you are aware of. This is whether you are OR are NOT attending!!


Where Is The MAGNIFYING Glass?


"WARNING" By: Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear PURPLE With a RED hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy & summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells.

And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick the flowers in other people's gardens.

And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat And eat three pounds of sausages at a go.

Or only bread and pickles for a week And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street.

And set a good example for the children.

We must have friends to dinner and read the papers But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear PURPLE.


 
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