Hats off to Beaumaris Rotary

Trilby.  Gatsby.  Bowler.  Straw boater. 

Are you are a 1920’s Bonnie and Clyde, gangster kinda couple?  In fedora and beret?

Or a Rick and Isla, Casablanca couple?  In fedora and panama? 

Hats come in all kinds of colours, shapes and sizes.  

A hat brings a sense of confidence.  It can define your personality.  Or so it seems.  It’s why Beaumaris Rotary Club Members love their hats.  And they’ve found a great reason to leave their hats on!

Beaumaris Rotary are helping Australian Rotary Health to Lift the Lid on Mental Illness by hosting a Hat Day zoom event.  

It’s a competition for the glory of being named ‘Best Men’s Hat’ or ‘Best Women’s Hat’.  With each Club Member contributing a $10 donation towards mental health research. 

Lift the Lid on Mental Illness

Recent restrictions around social and physical contact have put mental health issues in the spotlight. 

Anxiety.  Depression.  Eating disorders.  Dementia.  Schizophrenia. 

According to Australian Rotary Health, 1 in 5 Aussies are affected by mental illness every year. 

Earlier this year, Beaumaris Rotary offered subsidised places on a course provided by Mental Health First Aid.  

So, it will come as no surprise that the Club has invited two of the recipients along to the zoom session; to help Club Members better understand the signs of mental health issues.  We’ll hear first-hand how they are using their new knowledge for the benefit of our local community. 

If you’re interested in organising your own hat-themed Zoom meeting and for other great ideas https://hatday.com.au/

Like what we do?  Want to join our Club? Please contact our Membership Director: Megan Glenwright (find details by following this link Contact Us)