Nîmes will be awash with red and purple in April 2018. Forty-nine Red Hatters from the UK and Canada will be here from 20th to 23rd April. The ladies will visit the tourist sites, restaurants and shops of Nîmes, the Bambouseraie and ride on the Cévennes Steam Train. If you see us in our colours do say hello and ask about the Society. This worldwide group of women loves to have fun, sometimes outrageously for our age. From age fifty we wear purple clothes and red hats, inspired by the poem Warning by Jenny Joseph. Our younger members wear pink hats and lavender until their "big day".


As part of the celebrations for the 20 th anniversary in 2018, the Society gave Queens the opportunity to gift one year free membership to ladies newly interested in the Society. Taking advantage of this we are now six Belles Coccinelles, three in Montaren and three further afield who join us whenever possible. The more we are – the more fun we can have.


In March, we will visit the Tall Ships Festival in Sète. You could come with us. A good reason to join today. Have you ever wanted a flight in a hot air balloon, an afternoon Go-Karting, to recapture your childhood in Disneyland or anything slightly outrageous? Join us and we’ll organise something memorable.


Hatters were recently featured on Channel 4 Go- Karting with John Prescott and Roy Hudd in a series about adventurous pensioners. Additionally, there are themed BBQ parties, theatre outings, craft activities, visits to tourist sites, overnight trips and more. The words alone and lonely cease to exist when you become a Red Hatter.


I will be hosting the European Hoot in 2019. A Hoot is less formal than the Nîmes Event. The Hoot will be attended by European Hatters from as far afield as Sweden visiting for a weekend of friendship and fun. Hatters from the USA, Canada and Australia often attend these Hoots. The venue is likely to be Avignon, September 2019. Future events could be Carcassonne and Lyon.


The Society philosophy is "Fun, Friendship, Forever Young". Hatters worldwide pay their Association fee to HQ in USA. The annual fee from January is 30 USD. Your year runs from the day of joining. Join now for only 20USD. Les Belles Coccinelles annual subscription is €12. Our year runs from May to April. May being the anniversary of the Chapter.

For more information contact me.
Chris Stow, Queen Wolfie email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
04 66 22 05 58 or 07 88 74 48 07

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In friendship, Chris.