The 2005 Illinois State Red Hat Society Convention Committee is delighted to offer this event in historic Springfield, Illinois, October 14-16, 2005.  The convention will be held at the downtown Springfield Hilton Hotel.

Our theme, "Red Hats in the Capital"  will focus on a fun-filled weekend with your Red Hat/Pink Hat Sisters as well as enjoying the many beautiful and historic Lincoln sites.  The “Convention at a Glance” will give you a preview of what is being planned for your entertainment and enjoyment.

The following will be the only hint of “organization” that you will be subjected to, but a necessary evil.


The Springfield Hilton is providing a special room rate of $83.00 for a single/double room, maximum of four people per room.  The addition of a rollaway bed will add $15.00 to the standard room rate.  It is your responsibility to contact the hotel directly to make your reservations at 217.789.1530. Please use promotional code RED. The hotel will guarantee the convention rate for Thursday through Sunday for anyone who would like to arrive early or stay an extra day.  The usual hotel cancellations policies will apply and additional information will be available at the time you make your reservation. Hotel arrangements for accommodations are separate from the convention registration fee.


The $150.00 registration fee includes the following convention events: ticket to the Friday Evening Buffet and PJ Party; ticket to the Saturday Morning Continental Breakfast; Saturday Morning Workshops; ticket to the Saturday Evening Dinner / Theater, and ticket to the Sunday Breakfast.

  Admission is $30.00. The Saturday afternoon tea will require a separate reservation.  This will be a sit-down affair and the location is to be determined. We are requesting you wear your most elegant red/pink hat and gloves with your purple/lavender attire. Admission to the tea will be by ticket only. (Regrettably, this event is sold out).

After August 15, 2005, refunds will be 50% of the Convention and/or Tea fees paid.
After September 1, 2005, refunds will be 25% of the Convention and/or Tea fees paid.
After September 15, 2005 no refunds will be given.  Registration will close on September 15, 2005, or 600 registrations, whichever comes first.

  Vendor fees will be $60.00 for the entire weekend. Please refer to Vendor Application for details and application form.
  The Committee is asking each chapter to decorate a centerpiece for the Centerpiece Contest. The judging will take place at the Saturday Night Dinner.
  Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your registration so that we may send you a receipt acknowledging your registration.

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