We are a Dubai-based ladies organization. And, 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 circles 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.
PRESIDENT’S MONTHLY MESSAGE FOR JANUARY 2017
Happy New Year to all of you and your families. Now you will be getting ready to see in The New Year as we say in Scotland and say farewell to the old.
December was a quieter month for Ranches Ladies with our only 2 weeks in the year rest. First we celebrated with a Christmas party where Sue’s Songbirds excelled themselves both at the RL morning party and at the Golf Club Tree Lighting Ceremony. This was a farewell from the Songbirds as Sue will be leaving us in March to return to UK. The Scottish dancers kept up their end by performing a Scottish Line Dance at the party and we had a competition to make a Christmas scene out of plasticine. Check out all those activities on our website. The following week Carole held her annual fund raising Christmas coffee morning for RL funds and raised 1200 dir. Lots of ladies donated delicious goodies to eat and others helped as well. Everyone looked their best in their lovely dresses and we had a lovely relaxing morning.
Carole and Hayet went to the CDA workshop and lunch at the Intercon in Festival City where we were informed of all the rules and regulations for non profit making clubs and had a chance to meet with other club leaders when we were there. The lease for our office has been renewed for another year and the ejari certificate obtained.
New Year will start with a bang on Jan3rd when Lynne Haboubi will give a talk on Al Ihsan and the Back to School Children’s programme which RL helped to support last year with a donation from our end of year funds.
Circles would really like to start a Mums and Tots circle so please come forward and offer to lead or help with this circle. Alternatively we can take a Mums and Tots current group in the Ranches under our umbrella with permission from the CDA..
Other new circles and trips are in the pipeline so do checkout the Sunday Post and the website and send us pictures for Facebook and the new Instagram we are hoping to set up.
Looking forward to the New Year and to seeing you all again soon.
Our next programme is on Tuesday the 16th January 2017
Ally Collishaw is a physiotherapist with Optimal Fitness gym and specialises in women’s health. Issues that don’t always get discussed will be spoken about by Ally. Come and hear what she has to say. It’s for the good of women everywhere.