Established 1915

The Hat Ladies were highly honored to be asked to help at this prestigious  Event.  Recently a few of us were able to attend the Appreciation Event that honored the top volunteer organizations.

Archie, Sylvia, Ida, Marlene check out the posters prior to the start of The Program

Sylvia, Ida, Marlene, and Corinne are picture ready


Sylvia, Ida, Archie, Gail, Marlene proudly hold the Certificate we were given



The Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

presents this

Certificate of Appreciation


The Hat Ladies

For your organization's and member volunteer's support and commitment to excellence exhibited during the 104th Annual Meeting and Conference of ASALH held on October 2-6 hat the Embassy Suites by Hilton, North Charleston, South Carolina

Awarded on this 29th day of February, 2020

Julie Monroe, President

Gwendy Harris, Volunteer Recruitment & Deployment Chair


(Initial Post)

We  were so appreciative you Ladies were able to volunteer your time at the 104th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Your hats of course were delightful, but we most appreciated your willingness to be a part of our effort to show our community's hospitality to the more 1400 conference attendees from across the country.

You Hat Ladies helped to make that happen, which contributed to the overall success of the conference!  Wishing you all the best, and hope our organizations will have an opportunity to combine efforts again in the future. Gwendy Harris. ASALH Volunteer Coordinator”

(Special Note:  Even more hatsisters had signed on for this Event but had irresolvable conflicts as it drew closer.  Nonetheless, we were singled out as one of the three top groups providing volunteers),

Archie, Mayor Riley, Carolyn Murray (News Anchor WCBD

at the Luncheon where Hat Ladies are assisting)

Gail, Sylvia, Patte, Archie, Annette

Check in in our white and black uniforms  for our morning shift


Corinne and Venetia greet another guest


For our Evening Shift we shift to greeting our  current Mayor, John Tecklenburg & wife Sandy.

Venetia and Corinne do the honors

Kathy and Archie do likewise


Linda and Marlene are inside Memminger to show the guests where to sit , eat, and be entertained

We are invited to have a bite to eat and a seat to enjoy the rest of the evening


Meanwhile,  Jennie sits outside to show the way to the elevator for those who need it