Big Hat Club


’20-’21 Big Hat Raffle Winners

$2,000 – Richard Centar – Duncansville, PA

$3,000 – Curt Boyer – West Norriton Chapter, PA

$5,000 – Brittany Addair – Ponca City Charity Angels Chapter, OK


2021-2022 Annual National Big Hat Fundraiser

Coming soon!


The Big Hat Club is an honor group within AMBUCS. In order to qualify, a member must Big Hat Club Logo recruit three new members in a 12-month period. The club exists to take membership, fundraising and fun to a whole new level. Have you recruited your third member within a year? Join us!

The Big Hat Club was started by Past National President Charles E. Mitchell during his term at the June 18, 1939, executive board meeting. The idea was to present a shirt to each Ambuc able to recruit at least three new members in a 12-month period. The concept was to create incentive to bringing in new AMBUCS members. The individual who brought in the most new members would receive the “Rabbit Trophy”! Fortunately, at the July 2 meeting it was decided to award a ten-gallon hat instead and recipients would form a Big Hat Club.

These special, fun-loving members are the backbone of AMBUCS and provide leadership in recruiting new members and supporting the AMBUCS mission.

National Big Hat Club Officers

Invitation Form to Join Big Hat

Big Hat Club Guidelines

Big Hat Club Constitution and ByLaws

Best Big Hat Club Award

Corporate Fundraising Presentation