We are a Dubai based ladies organisation. Although our activities are based in the Arabian Ranches we welcome ladies living in all areas of Dubai. Please take the time to look at the different activities and clubs available to our members. You can find out more on the different pages of the website, using the links to the pages down the right hand side and across the top. Some of the pages are password protected and are only available to our current members. Find out how to become a member and fully benefit from our website.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR MAY 2013
Summer is almost upon us after a much cooler end to April than usual. Many of you will be preparing for your summer vacations.
April started off with a bang with a wonderful Easter Bonnet Parade of bonnets we had designed and made ourselves. We had such fun listening to the music as we made our creations. Then we had a Travel Morning from Travel Counsellors. We discovered that Dubai is the hub from where we can visit many interesting places with counsellors willing to help us plan our trips. We also had a great groups morning, did you know we have at least 20 groups represented at our special morning.
The Scottish dancers performed and had us up trying to dance, Lynne Haboubi from the Happiness Group told an amusing story and then the drummers drummed and we danced along with them. What a great time we all had. Our groups are such an important part of our club. Kathy Shalhoub talked about her new book, a blog about leaving Lebanon to study in the States and returning back, culture shock in both directions. We tried journal writing ourselves. Lastly Weitske came from her wonderful shop in the Green Community to show us how to create ornaments in her workshops and decorate our homes with our own artwork. Well done to Sue Fulham our new programme co-ordinator.
The charity section was active as usual with the raffle raising 405dhs, and Devji Aurum the jewellers donating 1100 dir to our charity. The Middle Eastern charity lunch raised 2800dhs and was cooked by Nada, Rania, Ghada, Fotoon and Hanady. Thanks ladies. We loved your food. Thanks Sadaf our Charity Co-ordinator.
The trip on the yacht was one of the highlights of our year. 25 ladies went for a sail, a picnic and a swim around the Palm and anchored near the Bur Al Arab. We sailed past Sheikh Muhammed’s even bigger yacht and had a glimpse of his beautiful palace by the sea on our return. What a fabulous day out organised by Liz.
All our groups are going well with a new Relaxation Group organised by Rachel Gritt and a new Desert Angels Group by Pamella Pierpoint. Do have a look at all the photos Yvonne Pond has put on the website this month where you can see us enjoying all the above activities.