The Altadena Unique Red Hatters recently made a contribution to support the Eliot Middle School?s Betty J. Ford Uniform Fund (named in Betty J. Ford?s honor).
The Altadena group got its start when a small group of hat decorators came together, organized by Pat Burch and her friend Dorothy, suggested the idea.
In 2005 the group decided to become members of the Red Hat Society and they became the Altadena Unique Red Hatters. The object of the group is to wear Red Hats and Purple Dresses and to have fun (Live, Love and Laugh). Their activities involve attending plays, concerts, teahouses and other excursions, in other words, "Enjoying Life."
The group welcomes women fifty plus years young as Red Hatters and women under fifty as Pink Hatters. They meet once a month to plan all activities. They have an annual community service activity and they also hold an annual Tea Party event. A Christmas Party with festive food and a live dance band is enjoyed by all at the end of the year.
One of the ?unique? activities consists of each member choosing a Black History personality to research and present an oral presentation to the members. This becomes an historical symposium which adds to the members? enjoyment and knowledge.
A big community event that stands out is participating in the annual Black History Parade orchestrated by The Pasadena Black History Committee of the Jackie Robinson Center. You will find the members at times attending community programs, always arrayed in their Red and Purple paraphernalia. Queen mother Pat Burch is the Chapter Queen.