JANUARY 31, 2007
BEE BLABALOT (
We then lined up for
buffet LUNCH (soup, salad, a variety of
delicious sandwiches, coffee, tea and pecan pie with whipped
cream). Drinks also available from the bar, on order via our private
At the same time
“Christine” from the adjoining Chances office explained Chances
“Committee Connections” offer to us.
For $25 we are invited to get together at Chances for a Fun
Evening (6:30-9:00pm) as a fundraiser.
Of the $25 charge - $10 will go to Red Hatters and $15 will go to
Buffet Dinner, DJ Bingo - which is a song thing, and other cash prizes.
There really is no minimum number of people - the more the merrier
of course with a maximum of 85 attendees.
Queen Lynda once again
reminded us about the upcoming Birthday Party for 100 year old Queen
Dorothy, March 21, 2007 at noon,
a January 24th Red Hat Article from the Toronto Sun relating
that there are 41,000 Chapters in over 30 countries with over 35,000
Lynda also made
reference to the April 01, Bayshore Inn $47 Luncheon in
This year will
accommodate the first
Reference was also
made to “Good News Bears” purchase @$500 each by chapters in Osoyoos
The Sooke, BC Red
Hatters’ will once again produce a “Nude” Calendar for 2008.
Awareness was made of two
BC websites. The first
being “www.redhatsinbc.com” and the second being just for our
Lynda gave the ladies
information on the Montana Convergence - September 14,15,16 for $87US -
There will not be a
Spring Fling, but rather a Fall Foo-Foo Fling if there is enough interest and volunteers to help organize this event.
There will be Vendors tables, Box Lunch, Entertainment
and lots of Red Hat Stuff!
Tables will be
available for you to sell, exchange or give-away some of your unwanted R.H.
There was mention of
several Red Hat Shopping places in Salmon Arm,
Sue Schierer(aka Queen
Boop) invited all to The Third Annual International Red Hat Birthday
Party, April 25, Schubert Centre,
A few of the past fun
Events that were open invitations to all included the Kettle Valley
Railway and Picnic, the Putting Golf Tournament in
Kelowna, Harrison Hot Springs Sandcastles Tour, Puyallup Washington Red
Hat Christmas Bus Trip, & Cove Strawberry Luncheon.
for the Okanagan Queens’ Luncheons was
discussed in brief - pointing out needed features such as an elevator if
there were stairs, a microphone, adequate room for up to 60 people,
private enough and suitable to hold a meeting.
“Chances” won over Jakx.
FIRM NEW RULE:
you say you are coming and NO SHOW-YOU STILL PAY!
THIS IS A MUST BECAUSE
WE ARE CHARGED FOR NUMBER OF PLATES ORDERED.
50-50 was won by two
@$22 each. (=$44) Covians’
donated door prize (a Red Hat Lady Broach) was won by Sherry Cochrane from
for postage, photocopies etc. do exist.
Several Chapters have given Lynda cheques or cash that
she is returning in lieu of a discussion, vote, and decision to
have each Chapter Queen donate $5.00 per fiscal year (January
31-January31) as a membership token. There
are 80 on the mailing list, and if you do not donate $5, then your name
is removed from the mailing list.
Lynda hired two
lawyers, one to prepare waivers and one for incorporation re our
insurance. Their generosity was greatly appreciated.
FEE FOR USING THE
you do not take out the Insurance being offered by the Okanagan Red Hat
Council, then your Chapter must
submit $10 toward the cost of the legal and administrative fee associated
with the lawyers and Capri Insurance (aprox. 500-1000$ for their time).
LYNDA HAS EMAILED VERY
DETAILED INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE CAPRI INSURANCE LIABILITY
POLICY BEING AGREED UPON FOR THE USE OF THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF BC RED
HATTERS, starting with just the Okanagan Red Hatters. Information will
also be posted on our web site.
There was much
explanation and discussion related to the Insurance Issues, but Lynda’s
email gives the exact figures and details, therefore you may consider
it (email re: INSURANCE sent
February 01, 1:34 AM from “Okanagan Queen Mothers Group”
For this Group
Liability Insurance, your
Chapter must have $10 cheque
and application in by Feb. 28, 2007.
Later send your fee
per person after you get the proper and exact amount.
If money is left in the kitty at the end of the year, it will be
divided - your portion will be returned.
Fiscal Year for
Insurance will hopefully be
April 01 to April 01.
It is not an issue to
add a new person to your Chapter, but a new Chapter mid-year must
pay the entire years Insurance Fee as assessed for everyone.
Emphasis was put on checking
out your own homeowner policy depending on your living circumstances,
and also to carry at least 2M liability on your auto insurance.
Also, make sure that you have a designated driver for your
outings. Consumption of
alcohol can even effect your homeowner policy.
Use your waivers at all times.
For 2007 there
are TWO WAIVERS - one for your Chapter membership
information and one to use for
each and every one of your outings.
invited to belong to “Okanagan
Council will not be Incorporating.
Special Events where
outside chapters are invited will require special Liability Insurance which
will cost in the neighbourhood of $1000 per day .
Restaurants carry insurance to cover their patrons, (and it
might be wise to inquire about this before you go ) but should you go to a
place such as a
VOTE TAKEN THAT
EVERY INSURANCE APPLICATION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A $10 ADMINSTRATION
VOTE TAKEN THAT
WE DO THE 250 PERSON LIABILITY INSURANCE POLICY BEING OFFERED TO US BY
VOTE TAKEN TO
RETURN THE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN DONATION CHEQUES.
VOTE TAKEN TO
HAVE A MANDITORY $5.00 PER QUEEN DONATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR (JANUARY 31 - JANUARY 31) MEMBERSHIP
TO BELONG TO THE OKANAGAN QUEEN MOTHERS’ COUNCIL.
A Fun Evening in
May for the “Chances Committee Connection” was
discussed and unanimously decided to pursue.
Queen Bee Lynda
(Blabalot) would like Chapter event pictures to be submitted as large as
possible for use on the Website.
The meeting adjourned
at approximately 2:15 P.M..
MINUTES TAKEN AND
SUBMITTED BY GALE GRANT. (Queen
of the Red Hat Covians’ ,