Red hatters of Rubies & Pearls of Kilmore were host to 42 ladies from 7 Victorian chapters on a two hour cruise on Lake Nagambie. This was held on Thursday 24th November.

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Due to the huge success of the day, it is planned to be an annual event.

As each lady boarded the Nagambie Explorer vessel, she was presented with a specially prepared post card memento as well as a Christmas gift. Once on board we were given a “safety talk” by Captain Ron as well as him pointing out the well stocked bar. (Stocks were down when we disembarked!!!)

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The weather was mild and no rain. A number of ladies took the opportunity to climb up to the sundeck to take in the full view of the water and its’ surrounds.

Prior to lunch there was a raffle conducted. Lucky ticket holders were treated to a variety of prizes specially chosen for Red Hatters. Lunch was a b.y.o. affair and the variety of food was simply astounding.

We had two November birthday ladies from Kyabram aboard and they were treated to a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday”. Lady Joy (Lady Letchy Pigeon) included her granddaughter Stephanie in the gathering – so Stephanie was made an honorary Princess for the day but made to earn her place by carrying around a basket of chocolates with which to tempt all the ladies. And yes, they all gave in to the temptation!!! Another honorary Princess for the day was our photographer, Tracey. A big thank you is extended to both Princesses for their contribution to the success of the day.

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