June 2008 . . . . Here it is . . . the official version straight from
Red Hat Society Mission Statement
"We are a global society of women approaching the age of 50 or beyond that connects and supports women in their pursuit of Fun, Friendship, Freedom and Fulfillment.
Fun...to celebrate life at every age.
Friendship...to solidify and expand the bonds of sisterhood.
Freedom...to discover and explore new interests.
Fulfillment...to fully realize our personal potential.
By maintaining a thriving social community, and offering a variety of services and group experiences, the Red Hat Society encourages its members to get the most out of life."
And Our Promise to all of those who join us:
"The Red Hat Society will open doors to a better tomorrow for women of all ages, adding Fun, Friendship, Freedom and Fulfillment to their lives. Each member can expect to be welcomed into our sisterhood and to be treated with dignity and respect. Together, we will extend the hand of friendship to women across the globe."
Taken together, our Mission Statement and promise provide our compass and map! As we enter our eleventh year, everything the Red Hat Society does will continue to be guided by these principles.