Roving Rubies Red Hats on Norfolk Island

Roving Rubies Lorraine Krause, Ruth Clarke and Marlene Klintworth on Norfolk Island

Just before the Coast went into serious lockdown, three members of the Roving Rubies Red Hat Society, based at Kincumber, managed to squeeze in a great holiday on Norfolk Island.

Lorraine Krause of Woy Woy and Ruth Clarke and Marlene Klintworth of Kincumber joined Red Hatters from Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Newcastle and Maitland for a week of fun and adventure.

Klintworth is Queen Lilimarlene of the Roving Rubies.

Each chapter of the Red Hat Society, all over Australia and the rest of the world, has a Queen (similar to a president).

“There is a chapter of Red Hatters on Norfolk Island and Rosalie Martinovich is the Queen there,” Klintworth said.

“We were met by Rosalie and her Vice Queen Zeena, who thoroughly entertained us.

“They got a lot of laughs and some not so good karaoke singing out of us.

“We enjoyed many adventures, with a progressive dinner, a local island night, and Christmas July organised for us.

“We were put into quarantine on arrival for two days until they checked that Gosford had had no COVID cases and allowed us out to play just before the Saturday night dinner.

“Perhaps some ladies have been thinking that when all the shutdowns are over they need to get and about again, and join in a group like ours.”

With an age range of 52 to 97 and 75 members, the Robing Rubies meet regularly for company, new friendships and outings.

The group is planning a Paint the Town Red Party for its 17th birthday if COVID restrictions allow at The Willows on September 3 and is always keen to welcome new members.

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Media release, Jul 20
Roving Rubies Red Hat Society