Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter Red Hat Society Attends Tea

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Alamogordo, New Mexico members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society attended the annual Flickinger Turquoise and Silver Tea at the Tays Center. This event is looked forward to by many each year judging by the crowd that gathered for tea and all sorts of tea goodies as well as a fashion show, entertainment by a country/western couple, a gospel quartet and identical twin belly dancers. There was something for everyone and while all of this was happening, the MC was calling numbers for door prize winners and a Silent Auction was also taking place. There was even an little photography studio set up with lights and backdrop for taking your own pictures. I do believe they thought of everything.

This is the Flickinger Guild's big fundraiser for the year to support the arts in Alamogordo and they are vital to the arts program here.

I did manage to find a couple of things I couldn't live without at the Silent Auction. Our chapter had a couple of guests; Rosanna Heath brought her daughter Debbie Kruse, and a prospective Pink Hatter, Shelly Carns came to play with us for the second time. I am thrilled to say she has joined our chapter so we now boast of having two Pink Hatters. Others in attendance were Jan Bond, Trudy Reese, Gail Swineford, Dorothy Edwards, Kimberly Gugliotta, Nadia Sikes, Alice Cuevas and Carla Kerr. Some were either ill, had out-of-town company or were traveling so they really missed a grand event.

L to R: Nadia Sikes with Flickinger Program Director Mr. Renteria and Rosanna Heath
New member Jan Bond with Trudy Reese
Royal Scribble Gail Swineford with Dorothy Edwards
Guest Debbie Kruse with her mother Rosanna
Sabina Matthews of Remax with Kimberly Gugliotta
Nice ensemble on one of the models in the style show
Pink Hatter Alice Cuevas with incoming Pink Hatter Shelly Carns
The twin sisters entertaining us with their dancing
This model looks ready for some boot scootin'.
I really like the native design of this sweater jacket
Doesn't she look terrific in this ensemble! Joyfully colorful!
Love Love Love this one but I need to lose 50 years to wear it!
Quite lovely
The Gospel Quartet
Jan, Dorothy and Kimberly
Jan, Dorothy and Carla
We can't wait until next year to see what they come up with. This is always looked forward to by not only the women in Alamogordo, but more men are attending as well.

Thanks to those who took pictures for me and to Douglas A. Kerr for processing the photos.

This is all I have to say for now.

Sun City Hot Flashes Chapter Hold Reduation in El Paso, Texas

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00PM

Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr and Queen Curvy aka Kimberly Gugliotta of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter were guests of Queen Laura Kidwiler of the Sun City Hot Flashes Chapter of the Red Hat Society at their very first "Reduation" ceremony for Mary O Luna. Mary joined the Red Hat Society as a Pink Hatter, a designation for women from ages 21-49. When one reaches their 50th birthday, a Reduation Ceremony takes place at which time they are presented with their first Red Hat. The ceremony was well planned and executed by Queen Laura and her Co-Queen, Shari Coffman. Also in attendance were Queen Kathy Crenshaw (Betty Boop Chapter, El Paso) and Queen Susan Amtillon (Chaparral Butterflies Chapter, Chaparral, NM);

Mary received many lovely gifts in celebration of her "Reduation" and the food was absolutely delicious to a fault. The owner of Marabosos Tea Shop is a fabulous cook.

Co-Queen Ann and Queen Laura Kidwiler of the Sun City Hot Flashers Chapter

L to R: Co-Queen Shari Coffman, Queen Susan Antillon, Queen Curvy aka Kimberly Gugliotta, Queen Laura Kidwiler, Queen Kathy Crenshaw and Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr
Co-Queen Shari presenting the Reduation program for Mary O Luna
Queen Laura continuing the ritual for Mary while Shari looks on
The photographer in the middle of these lovely ladies is Queen Laura's husband
Queen Laura has placed a Red Hat on Mary's head and is fastening a purple robe on her
Queen Laura and Co-Queen Shari look on while new Red Hatter Mary orates her part of the ritual
Presenting Red Hatter Mary O Luna!
This is just one of the many gifts she received and it was made by one of the Red Hatters
Mary just had to try on the fascinator she received from Queen Ladybird
It was a lovely "Reduation" and Carla paid close attention as her chapter will be involved in one in April, 2020.

This is all I have to say for now.