CONVENTION AGENDA

All year long, RHS will unveil exciting aspects of this highly anticipated event. Check this page often for updates and make sure to read the bi-weekly Friday Broadcast (RHS email newsletter) and the Hatsville Live Facebook page for the latest Convention news.

Want to see how others are preparing? You’ll find great ideas and meet amazing Sisters who are looking forward to playing with you at the event. Click here to visit the QMB discussion area for Members only. Click here to visit RHS’s Facebook Event Page. 

WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2020

 

Registration for Pre-Convention Option Attendees

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Hat District - Early Birds' Preview

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Nothing could be more exciting than being the first to shop for must-have items! Relax and unwind as you shop this exclusive Hat District preview - we're happy to open it up early just for you! As you know, our Hat District is an extension of our event, complete with entertainment and fun ways to play that are included with your registration - you'll want to be sure to check it out!

THURSDAY, August 13, 2020

Registration

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hat District

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Red Hat Society believes that every event deserves its own shopping district! After all, it is our sport of choice!

You can look forward to a group of carefully selected vendors showcasing their best product lines, specifically with Red and Pink Hatters in mind! Unlike a traditional shopping experience, the Hat District is an activity playground for Hatters! With a full line up of fun activities, look forward to plenty of time to dance, craft, play, and relax all while enjoying the ultimate shopping experience.

 

Extra Day Optional Event:
Let's Fla-mingle Social

Cost: $85

Time: 11:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Grab your wings and let's get social! We don't want to limit this event to just our butterflies - come as a flamingo, lady bug, swan, or your favorite winged animal! We're going to work together to spread our wings and embrace social media!

At this social, we'll be sharing tips and tricks to make the most of your posts on social media, as well as guiding you towards the best ways to share the #PowerOfFun online! The more we share, the further our wings can fly! And, did we mention a fabulous lunch?!?

Want to wear your wings but aren't so sure about the Web? Come anyway - we'd love to have you join us for some pre-convention socializing!

Dress: Show off your RHS winged style!

Food: Lunch

 

HAND PAINTED SILK SCARF ART

On-site Optional Activity

Cost: $75

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

note: Session 2 offered on Friday 12:30-2:30 pm

Everyone will love this exotic art form! The pure white scarf comes pre-outlined with a fashionable scarf design (six from which to choose) and it already hand hemmed. Guest create their masterpiece on a wooden painting frame, mix their favorite colors, apply the special dyes which achieve lovely watercolor effects on the silk.  The inks are permanently set after the scarf is ironed when it is dried. Guests will be able to take home a beautiful 6’ scarf and all the painting supplies to create other projects on their own. Includes a glass of wine.

 

THE ARTIST IN YOU! 

PRIVATE PAINTING CLASS

On-site Optional Activity

Cost: $75

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

note: Session 2 offered on Friday 12:30-2:30 pm

Regardless of their level of ability with a brush, guests will be amazed and gratified by their artistic accomplishment. They will join literally hundreds of others who have taken home a new sense of pleasure and desire to be master of their life after participating in this painting class. Guests will learn and apply the creative system to their life by eliminating the “reactive” response and embracing the “creative” response to many aspects of their lives through color and design with a paint brush.
Includes a glass of wine.

Gutsy Gals & First Timers

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

So it’s your first time at an RHS Convention or you had the “guts” to come all by yourself! We are so impressed with you! You’ll be the hit at this gathering as we celebrate with you and make sure you get a personal introduction to the other “gutsy gals” and “first timers” who have made their way to Palm Desert before the Convention actually starts! Come to get tips on how to make the best of your convention experience!

Are you a “seasoned RHS convention goer”? We welcome you to come and “adopt” a new Sister and make sure she’s welcomed properly. You may have come alone, but from this moment forward you’ll be surrounded by Sisters!

International Gathering

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Society’s Members who are traveling from countries outside of the US are welcome to join Queen Lady Bug, Debra Granich for a special gathering and official photo session. At this event, we’ll spend time getting to know one another and sharing what is happening for the RHS in those countries present. Please bring along something representative of your country, like a pin or small flag, for our photo shoot!

Costas Nightclub

Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Not ready to call it a night? Head to Costas Nightclub, located within the Desert Springs Resort. Open on a special night for our convention, come see for yourself why Costas was named one of the "Valley's Nightclubs of the Year!"

FRIDAY, August 14, 2020

Registration Open for Convention attendees 

Registration Open for Convention attendees Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hat District & Hospitality Lounge

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

You can look forward to a group of carefully selected vendors showcasing their best product lines, specifically with Red and Pink Hatters in mind! Unlike a traditional shopping experience, the Hat District is an activity playground for Hatters! With a full line up of fun activities, look forward to plenty of time to dance and play all while enjoying the ultimate shopping experience.

Sunrise Sock Hop Breakfast

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Put on your poodle skirt and grab your saddle shoes - we're headed to the sock hop! Come rock around the clock with us as we kick off our convention!

At this 50s-themed breakfast, all attendees are asked to bring one pair of socks to exchange, wrapped as a gift for someone at your table. As many of you will be seated with friends, we request you keep your sock gift a secret - it'll make the gifting moment more exciting!

Dress: RHS 1950s-themed regalia
RHS regalia is always appropriate!

Food: Plated Breakfast

Ambassador Gathering

(By Invitation Only)

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Society is so thankful and appreciative of the women who make up the Official Ambassador Program for The Red Hat Society. From their passion to their dedication, the Society wants to spend some time recognizing all they have done. This gathering will include acknowledgements, a “State of the Ambassador-ship”, and time to share with one another what is happening in their local area.

Dive-in Movie Night

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We'll have it made in the shade as we relax poolside or float in the water and catch a flick on the big screen! Come early to strut your stuff in your vintage 50s/60s-inspired swim suit or a bathing suit t-shirt.

Movie to be announced.

Dress: RHS colors

SATURDAY, August 15 2020

Information desk open

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Hat District

Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

You can look forward to a group of carefully selected vendors showcasing their best product lines, specifically with Red and Pink Hatters in mind! Unlike a traditional shopping experience, the Hat District is an activity playground for Hatters! With a full line up of fun activities, look forward to plenty of time to dance and play all while enjoying the ultimate shopping experience.

Jammin' in Your Jammies Breakfast

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Good morning, sleepyheads! Wouldn't it be swell to just head straight to breakfast and not even have to kick off your slippers? Well, you're in luck! We'll be relaxing in our jammies for breakfast this morning! So keep those rollers in and put on your robe for our comfy pajama party!

Dress: RHS-inspired pajamas
RHS regalia is always appropriate!

Food: Plated Breakfast

 

Royal Court of Queens

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

All Queens are royally invited to join! We will discuss topics ranging from keeping it fresh with your Chapter to harmony and hattitude in every aspect of Hatting. See you there, Your Highness!

REDuation & Coronation

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30PM

We’ll combine these special events allowing the newly coronated Queens to join Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Lady Bug Debra Granich and Esteemed Vice Mother Linda Murphy in the official REDuation Ceremony.

Coronation Info: For a Queen who has never been given her own Coronation Ceremony, it is our distinguished pleasure to honor you in this way. Please make sure you RSVP for the experience.* All newly Coronated Queens who take part in the ceremony will receive a commemorative ribbon and are invited to be a part of the official Coronation photo.
Dress: All things Queenly. Bring your “crown of choice.”

REDuation Info: Turning 50 in 2020? Turned 50 a while ago but never had a REDuation ceremony* honoring the occasion? It's time to have a celebration! After all, this is a magical birthday. We’ll be honoring the class of 2020!

*Please RSVP during the registration process. 

All convention attendees are invited to come and be a part of these ceremonies as royal spectators.

Photo Session with Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper & Esteemed Vice Mother Linda Murphy

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Some Enchanted Evening Dinner

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

You're invited to join us for an enchanted evening as we remember our prom days and dance the night away - no prom date required! Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in vintage prom attire or 50s/60s cocktail attire. Dress to impress - there may be a prom queen crowned at the end of the dance!

Send us your prom photos before the event, and we'll reminisce throughout the night!

Dress: RHS vintage prom attire, 50s/60s cocktail attire, or RHS formal regalia

Food: Plated Dinner

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020

Good Morning/Goodbye

Time: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Before we all go our separate ways, let’s have one final moment together. Hosted by the GMBC (Good Morning Breakfast Club), Bionic Babe Chapter, and a host of volunteers, this final send-off party gives us an opportunity to reflect on the fun just a few moments longer. This is a BRING event. If you want food or drink you bring it.If you want to exchange cups/mugs you bring one to get one.

*No meal is served at this event.
*Optional Cup/Mug Exchange.