| "Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas" Official Chapter Recruitment! |
Our chapter is currently
accepting NEW membership applications for REDs &/or PINKs: Effective as of 12/27/2014, but... only until 04/24/2015, 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're again Re-Chartered, starting our 11th Yr. as Official Supporting Members!
We encourage ALL women interested 2 join our group becoming a Red or Pink Hatter!
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
RCOH & Members
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G. BRADLEY (CM)
Co Founding QM:
D. COLLINS (CM)
D. (Rsng.) GREEN (CM)
M. A. REYNOLDS
MAYA SIMONE ALYSIA
Sir CEDRIC PATTON
G. FQM BRADLEY
D. QM GREEN
D. QM COLLINSAnswers 2 The RHS Questions?
Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas: Positive, Like-Minded, Focused & Self-Motivated!
Accepting REDs & PINKs as Chapterettes!
~~~ #43002 / MISSION STATEMENT ~~~ 12 Steps 4 A Successful Chapter ~~~
1. Focusing on women RELATED issues
2. Bringing UNITY 2 our Sisterhood
3. Providing a STRONG base of support
4. Sharing our OWN creative expressions
5. Committing 2 FREQUENT participation
6. Assisting w/ PLANNING chapter events
7. Encouraging members' ATTENDANCE
8. Having POSITIVE attitudes @ all times
9. ENJOYING activities in relaxed settings
10. Living life 2 FULLEST extent possible
11. Embracing APPROPRIATELY-aged women
12. Complying w/ a STRICT confidentiality
|"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!
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.
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!
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!
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 Aug. 27, 2014,
RED Hatters! Royal Court of Honor is the Official Royal Subjects, listed here.
Founding Queen Mother
Co Founding Queen Mothers-
DIANE COLLINS (CM) Reinstated
DOROTHY GREEN (CM) Resigned
Co Queen Mother-
Vice Queen Mothers-
RED Hats: 50-95 yrs./
PINK Hats: 32-49 yrs.
As of: 08/27/2014, we're open 2 RHS referrals for any RED or PINK openings!
We're accepting interested ladies by: referrals from Hatquarters OR chapter members invitations w/ FQM's Approval!
If anyone desiring to join in with this 11 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! |
FULL Regalia MANDATORY @ ALL gatherings, meetings,
outings, social events and Red Hat Society FUN'ctions unless stated OTHERWISE by our Founding QM Glorya!
1st Q': October/November/December
October 4th: 40th Anniversary Black Cowboy Parade @ De Fremery Park 1651 Adeline St., Oakland, CA Hostess: LADY Doretta Kerl 10.00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
13th: Pajama Breakfast @ Elio's Restaurant 260 Floresta Blvd., San Leandro
31st: RHS Hello-when
Breakfast @ Ole's Waffle Shop 1507 Park St., Alameda 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 1 Winner 4 best costume judged by restaurant staff. Hostess: FQM Glorya Bradley individual pay$
November 7th: RHS Day, Turf Club Buffet $33.00 per person @ Golden Gate Fields Racetrack, Eastshore Hghwy., Berkeley, CA Hostess: LADY Robbie Anderson
15th: QM Glorya's 64th Birthday Celebration @ Hometown Buffet (Greenhouse), 212 Marketplace Rd., San Leandro 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
7th: Dicken's Fair @ Cow Palace 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20.99 Adults/$10.00 Children (5-12 yrs.) No processing fee Under 5 yrs.- Free! Hostess: LADY Barbara Duckett
28th: Chapters' Red & Black w/ Green Holiday Brunch & gift exchange. $28.50 (eat-all-u-can) w/ large beverage. 1:30-4:30 p.m. @ Souls' Restaurant, 6403 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA Hostesses- VQMs Judi Patton & Carolyn Wimberly
2nd Q': January/February/March 2015
January ??: Hostess- LADY Carmella Patton & LADY Norma Miranda
February 17th: Hostess- *FQM Glorya Bradley & *LADY Julia Roberson/ "Phat 2sday" @ Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen 2245 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Requested attire- Purple/Green/Gold OR a combination of all 3 colors, however u put it altogether. Individual pay$
March 6th: RHS Day @ the Races/Golden Gate Fields, Albany 1180 Eastshore Highway/ Hostess- * LADY Barbara Duckett & LADY Mable Gault
3rd Q': April/May/June 2015
April ??: Hostess- VQM Carolyn Wimberly & LADY Joyce Ridley
May ??: Hostess- CFQM Michele Sabir-Jerrels
June ??: Hostess- CFQM Kitti Gordon & LADY Valerie Wysinger
4th Q': July/August/September 2015
July ??: Hostess- CQM Cynthia Williams
August ??: Hostess- CFQM Diane Collins
September ??: Hostess- LADY Annette Thomas & LADY Linda Stephens
October ??: Hostess- VQM Judi Patton & LADY Willa Cobb
November ??: Hostess- LADY Fran Green-Parks
December 2? Chapter Holiday Party Hostess- Royal Court of Honor Subjects! Location TBD
| || RHS Anniversary Extravaganza! |
Upcoming: Call 2 ALL Queens, Ladies & Potentials!
Hosting Chapter- Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas of Oakland, CA
A "Downton Abbey" Themed Tea Social 2 Celebrate RHS' 17 Yrs.
@ Lisa's Tea Treasures Tea Parlour & Gift Shop, located @ 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA 94107
Sat., May ?, 2015 from 3:00-5:30 P.M.
$35.00 each for a French, English, Italian, Grecian or Californian pre-selected tea plate
Orchid Dreams/Harmony Divas 11th Yr.:
Chapter's anniversary is actually Sept. 24th, however we've decided 2 change up somewhat this yr. just because we can
Sat., Sept. 2?, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
We're going 2b celebrating @ Hs Lordships, 199 Seawall Dr. (Marina)Berkeley, CA Hostess- VQM Judi Patton
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!
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.