Does anyone know about the Red Hat Society?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Kaydee, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Kaydee

    Kaydee Guest

    I'm finally old enough to find a local chapter, can anyone tell me more past the cool headgear???:banana:
     
  2. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 dogs, 9 housecats, 2 horses
    Location:
    Midwest
    My mother belongs to the Red Hat club. I think it depends on the chapter but they usually meet for an activity or luncheon (or both) once or twice a month. Mom had never been bowling before the Red Hats. :) She's already planning for their Christmas gift exchange.
     
  3. momto8

    momto8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    my mother in law belongs to the red hat society in LA, they get together for alot, take trips together ect, I can ask her more about the past of it :)
     
  4. Cthulhu7

    Cthulhu7 Mitch & Erin

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I read the title and the first thing i thought of was garden gnomes. Lol
     
  5. StephyMei1112

    StephyMei1112 Blackout

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    The dog is an equal - but I've had alot of bfs...
    Location:
    No fixed abode.
    Never heard of them...looks lovely though and hope you have fun =)

    The only clubs/societies I've had part in are the Kuvasz Club of America and Hungary (quite the language barrier there...) and the Grand Lodge of Freemasons. The latter is...erm...complicated to say the least - I can, but don't attend all of the 8 yearly meetings - kinda awkward being the ONLY woman in the whole of the place...
     
  6. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    8,823
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    PA
    Their charter forbids tipping more than 5% on any meal in a restaurant.
     
  7. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    :confused: Why? 5% seems almost insulting... especially for good service. :(
     
  8. eddieq

    eddieq Silence! I ban you! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    8,823
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    PA
    I assume it's in their charter based on past experience in the food service industry.
     
  9. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,144
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    THat's really sad EddieQ. You would think of how many were in that kind of workplace at one time would have understanding and tip even more.
     
  10. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    21,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3 dogs
    Location:
    NY
    me thinks this is mr. Q being fun-nah. ;)
     
  11. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 Pit bulls and 2 Malinois, We like to stay busy.
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Home Page:
    My mother has considered joining, she's a tri delt, and was previously in junior league. It seems like a natural progression.

    Don't sweat the tiny things, I'm an alumna of Alpha Xi Delta and I can say even if we had a policy on tipping I would tip based on service.
     
  12. Tortilla

    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Yeah I'm an Alpha Phi and was thinking the same. Seems a bit silly.

    I think my American grandma almost joined but for some reason didn't. A lot of her friends are red hats though and she's mentioned their outings before.
     
  13. SaraB

    SaraB New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    5,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    We used to have a huge group of red hats come into the restaurant I used to work at. They would take up a large group of tables for several hours but never skimped on tipping! We used to fight over who served them because of the tip.
     
  14. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,144
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    My Mother's idea of tipping is a dollar or two. I do not want to argue with her, or make her feel bad, so I slip back and put the proper amount. Sometimes that is just easier. To her, a dollar is a big tip.
     
  15. Kaydee

    Kaydee Guest

    :cheers:Thanks for the responses everybody!!! There's like twenty some chapters in the immediate area, a bunch of like minded ladies and a few bottles of wine...does sound like fun:headbanger::banana::headbanger::music_guitarred:
     

Share This Page