The best investment you’ll ever make is in the legacy you’ll build through steadfast relationships. After years spent looking out for your family and building your career, The Red Hat Society reminds you to invest in rediscovering what it means to be yourself, to live your life, and to be a part of something great!
In this article:
- What Is The Red Hat Society?
- When and Where Did The RHS Come From?
- Who’s Invited?
- Why Should I Be a Part of It?
- How Do I Count Myself In?
On Life and Legacy: What It Means To Be Part Of The Red Hat Society
What Is The Red Hat Society?
The Red Hat Society (RHS) is a group of empowered women from all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life, ready to support your personal growth. It’s a place to come together and share meaningful experiences on what it means to be an ever-evolving woman. It helps create a space for dialogue to discuss changes its members are going through, whether through in-person gatherings or through the online blog. Having this kind of support system will remind you that you won’t ever have to deal with these changes alone.
When and Where Did The RHS Come From?
The Red Hat Society was founded by Sue Ellen Cooper in 1998, initially, for women crossing into their 50’s. However, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it has evolved to become a community meant to empower women across various generations and from all over the world. The Red Hat Society aims to achieve this by cultivating and promoting a culture of mentorship through friendship. Having women support and guide you as you transition through the different chapters of your life – including finances and retirement – are the building blocks of The RHS legacy.
You are! The RHS sends an open invitation to women of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and races. These empowered women will the people in your corner, encouraging you to be purpose-driven – looking fabulous in their red hats as they cheer you along, of course!
To Red Hatters, wearing a red hat is a bold statement of being unapologetically yourself. Members in their 50s are privileged to wear red hats and purple outfits. On the other hand, members who have yet to reach their golden age wear pink hats and lavender clothing.
Why Should I Be a Part of It?
Finding people you connect with is a challenge at any age, but the friend making process can be amplified even more through the years. The idea is for women to grow older in a playful manner and make new connections along the way. Some of the reasons to consider joining include…
It is fun! – This international society promotes women’s pursuit of fun, friendship, fulfillment, freedom, and fitness. Its goal is to help ladies of all ages live life to the fullest. From get-togethers to tea parties to shopping to movie dates, the mission is to make the most out of life together.
It keeps you active. – The RHS connects women and encourages them to hone strong relationships through fun and interactive gatherings. One thing’s for sure, being in this club will definitely fill up your calendar!
It is a sisterhood. – The RHS also provides a solid emotional support system and interpersonal connections with its members. These ladies help and encourage one another as they go through the different stages of their lives along with the challenges and triumphs that go with it.
It leads to new connections. – Membership to this prestigious club is a good avenue to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, rediscovering what it’s like to just get together and have nothing on the agenda except to enjoy each other’s company.
It engages your mind. – Not only will your participation keep you moving, but will also allow you to keep learning new things which will keep you sharp!
Ultimately, being a part of The RHS is all about making life not just fun but also full of purpose and meaning.
How Do I Count Myself In?
Being a global revolution for women, The Red Hat Society has reached more than 30 countries, with thousands of members and hundreds of chapters all over the world. Every chapter is unique in its own right. How to join the Red Hat Society? You can either help build the community by signing up as a member for just $30/year or registering as the Queen of a chapter, leading like-minded women, for just $49/year!
Whether you’re in your 20’s figuring out your career, or your 30’s learning how to balance work, life, and family, or your 50’s rediscovering how to live life for yourself again, The Red Hat Society welcomes you.
Would you want to belong to this sisterhood? What other questions do you have about joining this club? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.