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.


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!!!)


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.