Convention Agenda

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Single Day Option

Single Day Option

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 11 AM - 10 PM
Registration begins: 11 AM
Cost: $199

Beginning December 12, 2016, a single day option for the Hats in the City International Convention is available for purchase by RHS Members. The price of the single day option includes the following:

  • Entry into the Hat District (shopping and Hat District entertainment experience)

  • Royal Queens’ Coronation and REDuation (presided over by Exalted Queen Mother, Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Lady Bug Debra Granich and Esteemed Vice Mother Linda Murphy) (1 PM - 2:30 PM) You will receive a special commemorative ribbon and participate in a group photo (available for purchase)

  • Photo Opportunity with EQM Sue Ellen Cooper, and EVM Linda Murphy (6 PM - 7 PM)

  • “Hats in the City” Dinner and Dance Party which includes a night of extraordinary indulgence with a three course meal, live entertainment and dancing (7 PM - 10 PM)

No refunds will be issued for this package.

Broadway Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Join your RHS Sisters for a morning celebrating the amazing performances on the world’s most famous theatre street—Broadway! Attendees are invited to come as their favorite Broadway character. Will you be Christine from Phantom of the Opera? Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady? Sally Bowles from Cabaret? The sky is the limit as you get creative and make these characters come to life—Red Hat Style!

Dress: RHS regalia inspired Broadway character or RHS regalia is always in fashion

Food: Plated Breakfast

Official Coronation & REDuation Ceremonies

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

For the first time, 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 2017? 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 2017!

*RSVP during the registration process. Please and thank you!

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

Royal Court of Queens

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

You may have taken part in a Queens’ Council in your local area, but have you been a part of the RHS’s official Royal Court of Queens?! The Red Hat Society is very proud to invite all Queens, Vice-Queens, Co-Queens and first Queen Mothers of Red Hat Society Chapters to join us for an official gathering of The Royal Court of Queens.

Take part in the Queens’ pledge, learn the official greeting (as created by the Founding Royal Court of Queens from the 2013 event) and learn new ways to keep your Chapter activities fun and exciting! Each Queen in attendance is asked to bring eleven (11) copies of their best Chapter activity*. These copies will be shared with the Queens in your group. The eleventh copy will be given to the Hatquarters’ team. As a courtesy, Hatquarters will return from the Convention and create a master PDF document** that will be emailed out to all Queens in attendance in addition to being added to the Official Queens Facebook Group.

At the conclusion of our time together, pose with the Royal Court for an official 2017 Royal Court of Queens photo!

*Those Queens who were a part of the Royal Court of Queens in 2013 are asked to bring a new activity to share. Let’s keep building our Fun list.

**Due to printing and mailing costs, RHS will not be able to send physical copies to Queens. An email copy of all activities will be sent after the convention concludes. Please coordinate an email female who can receive and print on your behalf. Thank you!

Inaugural Supporting Members’ Roundtable

3:00PM - 5:00 PM

For the first time in our Society’s history, join us for the official RHS Members’ Roundtable where you will be recognized and have the opportunity to share ideas with other Members on how to inject fun into your local activities. Just as Queens gather to discuss and share, Hatquarters wants Members to have an opportunity to be inspired, motivated and equipped with new ideas on how to play, how to welcome new women into the Society and how important you are as a Member of RHS.

At the conclusion of our time together, pose with the Roundtable for an official 2017 RHS Members Roundtable photo!

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

6:00 PM

Hats In The City Farewell Dinner & Dance Party

7:00PM - 10:00 PM

We came, we brought our hats and left our mark on New York City. As our final send-off event, we’ll toast the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ and dance until we can dance no more!

Dress: Formal RHS regalia

Food: Plated Dinner

Convention Information Desk Hours

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Information desk open

Hat District Open

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

"It was one of the best that I have attended."

This agenda is subject to change.