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We celebrated the end of another happy year with a luncheon at the Foundry Hotel's Stirling Room. Combined with The Golden Girls, we had a wonderful time with great food and lots of fellowship and laughter. We were entertained by our guests who sang "Bring Back My Mother to Me", Red Hat style. Some poetry, raffles and a few jokes made for a festive occasion. Add to this the delicious lunch and we called it a perfect day. Thanks to the willing handmaidens who helped!

Here's wishing us all a safe and happy festive season


In November, we hosted the Red Hatters' Annual Picnic in the Fitzroy Gardens. Despite the bad weather, thirty enthusiastic Red Hatters joined us under the bandstand. There were picnic lunches, lots of laughter and good fun. New friends were made and old ones reconnected for a few hours. The return of the rain sent us scuttling back to our cars, having had a great time. Hopefully, next year's weather will be better!  Our next picnic will be in Shepparton in March 2013.     

  In October, we hosted the "Back to the 60's Ball" at the All Seasons Resort in Bendigo. Ninety-two Red Hatters joined us for a wonderful night of dancing and fun. The tables looked festive, setting the mood. The rock 'n roll quiz was great fun and the Belle of the Ball looked wonderful in her gold sash, made by our Princess of Pins 'n Paint. The pyjama breakfast the next morning was a riot! All of the ladies had gone to great lengths to create the right outfits which caused many laughs. Everyone tucked into a hearty buffet breakfast before heading for home.

Special thanks to all Gadabouts who helped plan the event. Well done!