Get to Know Our Cause

The Red Hat Society is a unique international playgroup for women that promotes our passion of fun, friendship, fitness, the freedom to express ourselves in positive ways, and a dedication to the fulfillment of lifelong dreams, gained all through the power of fun!

Join, Connect and Engage, then Play!

Upon joining the RHS, every member and Queen is automatically included in our official worldwide RHS chapter.

  • While we cannot guarantee alignment with a specific chapter in your area, we do provide through our private members-only website access 24/7 to thousands of other members and chapters across the globe and a multitude of ways to play.
  • Your dues are what supports The Red Hat Society. These dues are intentionally kept low to be inclusive and are not refundable.
red hatters matter

Why a playgroup for women?

Because we find it’s essential! Most women give their all to family, career, and community and forget to take time for themselves. Over 20 years ago, the RHS discovered that all of us need an occasional “recess” from the cares and duties of everyday life for no other purpose than to have fun with like-minded women. From under our signature brims, we create true, lasting friendships online and in person. Join us as we reshape the view of women in today’s culture. Red Hatters, those 50 and beyond, wear purple clothing and red hats. Women not quite 50 yet wear lavender clothing and pink hats. We are pleasingly not invisible.

Join today as a member or a Queen to connect currently online and eventually in your neighborhood.

Members are

thank you for your generosity

Our Donors and Sponsors

Your thoughtfulness and generosity can make a positive difference in a Red Hatter’s life. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of a member. By donating, your help ensures that our Society continues its development of a strong online communication tool for Members to assist them in gaining new and exciting ways to enjoy life. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans -whether it’s a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program. Should you want to include Red Hat Society in your estate planning, please contact us.

Your donation does make a difference

Edie H

California, USA

Mark T

Arizona, USA

Christopher M

California, USA

Linda T.

Louisiana, USA

Christopher M.

California, USA

In memory of Maida McCann

Jodi H.

Oklahoma, USA

In memory of Greta Ranten

Red Hat Society 25th Anniversary Card

Attention Queens & Members!

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a special logo designed, personalized, member or Queen ID card. This sturdy, collectible plastic ID card is available as a limited edition. Available while supplies last. Get yours today! $10 (USD) Exclusive to RHS members and Queens.

Fuel the Love of Shopping

Royal Splendor
Red Hat Society Marketplace

Awesome! Thank you for reaching out to us! Join the Sisterhood by clicking on the link below.

We only ask our Hatters to:

  • Renew your Membership annually and keep us up to date on your contact information.
  • Wear your red and purple, at RHS events (or lavender and pink for our younger Sisters under 50).
  • Engage in the community; get to know your Sisters.
  • Support our cause to positively reshape the way women are viewed in our culture. Of course, have the most fun possible!

Welcome! First, we recommend that you grab a cuppa tea or a nice glass of wine, find a comfortable chair, and read our Member Handbook.  It’s a quick read and has nearly everything you need to know to get started.

Our website provides you with multiple ways to connect with queens and members in your area and around the world. You’ll find a forum where you can talk to other members, learn creative and inspiring ideas about ways to play in our Members’ Corner, and receive emailed opportunities only available to members of the Society. You are also invited to join our Facebook groups; start with The Official Red Hat Society Group.

As a member, you will be automatically added to the official online Red Hat Society chapter.  As a Queen, you will be also be added to the official Red Hat Society® Queens-only group where you’ll find your queenly resources, communications from Hatquarters, and other Queens. The fun is just getting started! The more you explore, the more you’ll discover all that your RHS membership has to offer.


We recommend that you start by reading the Members’ Handbook. It’s a handy Queen’s resource.  You’ll fill out your profile, add your picture in regalia, and introduce yourself in all the groups and forums. There is the online calendar to peruse, the Members’ Corner for great ideas, the Red Hatter Matters online magazine and Hatquarters’ communications to read.  When you are ready to start a chapter of your own, request one to be created from your profile. Click on your profile on the top right, then go to Groups > Create Group. Or you can click here. Congratulations on being the next RHS Queen!

We’re also big on social media. Join our groups on Facebook; start with The Official Red Hat Society Group.

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