Officers of the Scarlett O'Hatta's Chapter of the Red Hat Society!

Permit me to introduce our FOUNDING QUEEN MOTHER, Maggie Then!  Maggie Then hails from Chicago. She graduated from Cornell with a degree in English Dramatic Arts, and then attended Northwestern and obtained an ABL in Law. Out of college, she worked as an assistant to the director of rent control in Chicago.

Some years later, in 1969, she and husband Ed and their family moved to Atlantic Beach, Florida where they bought a 12-unit condominium and became landlords.

In 1989, Maggie and Ed moved to Sun City Center where she became involved in social and civic activities at North Lake. Maggie is a very energetic, busy, organized, creative and fun loving woman!  She enjoys planning at least one big event each month for the Scarlett O"Hatta's. Under Maggie's leadership, members have enjoyed two years of fun in visiting museums, plays, castles, festivals, horse races, fairs, pajama parties and more!

Her lovely outfits and spirit make for a great club and many fun-filled adventures.  She lives in a lovely home with her husband, Ed who was crowned "The Duke of Chores!"  Maggie loves to give Royal Names to her "Royal Court!". 

This is only one of her creative endeavors.  You should see her gathering many of her 659 members onto buses to attend dinner shows and shopping expeditions!  It is quite a sight!  She does it with flair and style! 

This chapter was founded on June 1, 2000 by Maggie Then.  We now have 659 members!   It is by far, the largest chapter of the Red Hat Society! We thank Maggie for ALL of her hard work, time and energy!  Maggie, you are one in a million! Long Live The Queen!

With THANKS to Ann Winston for excerpts from her newspaper article entitled, "Red Hats Off For Queen Maggie!"

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Phyllis Lee "Vice Mother"

This lovely Red Hat lady is Phyllis Lee our "VICE-Mother!" Phyllis is in charge of "VICE!" Phyllis helps Maggie in many ways. Together they discuss plans for our monthly events. Phyllis checks us in, as we board the buses and has been known to entertain us on bus trips with jokes and interesting information.

One of Phyllis' duties is Official Tour Guide for visiting dignitaries to Sun City Center. When Exalted Queen Mother Sue Ellen Cooper, visited us in SCC, Phyllis took Sue Ellen in a golf cart, on a tour of SCC. Phyllis has lived in SCC for nineteen years and knows all of the shortcuts and fun places to visit. Phyllis loves SCC and it shows! While on the tour, Phyllis was having her driveway refinished. The workman was wearing a RED baseball cap and Phyllis and Sue Ellen commented on his RED hat. The workman was so impressed with the concept of the Red Hat Society that he convinced Sue Ellen to autograph his truck! She had to crawl all the way to the back of the truck to sign her name. What a gracious lady to do this! So you see, a tour with Phyllis Lee is bound to be an adventure!

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   Twice Vice Mother!  

Meet Gretchen Meixner our new "Twice Vice Mother."Gretchen has lived in Sun City Center for 15 years. Before that, she lived in Pennsylvania. Gretchen was a "Domestic Engineer" She has 6 children, 29 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. If that doesn't keep her busy enough, she now enjoys Stained Glass, lawn bowling, security patrol and emergency squad. Many Thanks to Gretchen!

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$$$   RED GLOVETTE!   $$$

Meet Fran Callan our new "Red Glovette" also known as our Treasurer!  Fran began her duties as treasurer on July 15, 2002. It is a big job and Fran handles it with ease!  We all appreciate the time and effort it takes to do such a big job!  Many Thanks to Fran!

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Betty Landis "Barrister"

Betty Landis is the Barrister of the Scarlett O'Hatta's chapter of the Red Hat Society. Betty has lived in Sun City Center since 1976. Before that, she lived in Olney, Illinois. Betty has one son who lives in Williamsburg, VA and two grandchildren.
Among Betty's many duties are helping Maggie with the buses and sending get well cards to members. Betty is a great dancer and dances with the "Sun City Sunsations" and tap dances with the "Timesteppers." Betty also belongs to the Women's Club of Sun City Center. Betty is an enthusiastic member of the Scarlett O'Hattas!

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It takes many phenomenal women to run as big a "dis-organization" as the Scarlett O'Hatta's of Sun City Center!  Please meet some of Maggie Then's "Counselors." These woman are happy to volunteer their talents!

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Linda Bowker is known to the Scarlett O'Hatta's as "Crimsom.com!"  She handles all computer communication including e-mailing and notices to all of our technology minded Red Hatters.  Please take note of the "wall" behind Linda in this picture.  It is NOT a wall at all!  It is a QUILT depicting some of Linda's numerous interests.  The "TOP SHELF" is a favorite of the Scarlett O'Hatta's!  This QUILT demonstrates the organizational skills, sewing talent, artistic design and intelligence of this truly phenomenal woman.  We are so proud of Linda and appreciate ALL that she does for us!  Thank you so much, Linda!

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Harriet Young is our "Hysterian."   Harriet is actually our Historian and is very busy keeping up with all of the events and activities of the Scarlett O'Hatta's!  She is very organized and as you can see, she has it all together!  We take our Red Hats off to Harriet!  Many Thanks for all that you do for us!

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Our very own  "Lady Keyboard" is also known as Joan Young to her family and friends!  She has "Tickled the Ivories" at many Red Hat functions and loves to play our theme song which you hear playing in the background.  "Are YOU havin' any fun?"  WE are!

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Permit me to introduce myself. My name is Rosie Owens. My Queen Maggie, calls me "Duchess Rosie!" I am the webmaster for the Scarlett O'Hattas.

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Here are the FOUNDING Officers of the
Scarlett O'Hatta's Chapter of the Red Hat Society! 

Maggie Then............Founding Queen Mother

Phyllis Lee..................Vice-Mother

Elaine Massaro.......Red Glovette  (Treasurer)

Betty Landis.............Barrister  (Secretary)

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