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.
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PRESIDENT’S MONTHLY MESSAGE FOR FEBRUARY 2017
January was an eventful month with Sue Fulham our Programme Co-ordinator, P.R. Co-ordinator and Facebook Page editor having to rush home to UK to care for her sick mother. Luckily Steffi Kurtz has taken on Facebook, Connie Wheeler has become Programme Co-ordinator and Julia Handley has taken over PR. Connie and Julia have offered to join the Board due to Sue’s resignation and the resignation of Melody Randal who was needed to organise her new home and her son’s wedding. We would all like to thank both of these ladies for their contributions to the running of Ranches Ladies for several years. We are waiting approval from the CDA for Connie and Julia to join the Board.
Ranches Ladies were delighted to announce that due to the hard work of the members in fund raising for club funds we were able to donate an excess of 20,000 dirhams to Al Ihsan , a charity based in Ajman, and with a license in Dubai for their Back to School Programme. This should enable 5 children to attend school for a year.
We had 4 interesting programmes in January, Omar Saudi introduced us to Smart technology to reduce our water usage at home and in the garden, Ally Collishaw dealt with ’Women’s Problems’ to a packed room, Yvette Judge our ever popular speaker from Emirates Festival of Literature introduced us to the literary delights awaiting us at the festival in March and our always popular art teacher Farah gave us another illustrated and illuminating talk in her series on ‘Islamic Art.
We had several new Circles start, or are in the pipeline, sewing, cycling, Italian and Bunco. Lynne Haboubi also became the new leader of our monthly “Newcomer’s Circle’.
Angela our new Discount Co-ordinator obtained discounts from Blanc d’Ivore a new French furniture shop and from Omar Saudi’s Smart Water Systems with several more in the pipeline.
Allison and Steffi organised a trip to a new location ‘Sharjah Wetlands which we enjoyed very much watching protected bird sites and even trying our hands at archery at Sharjah Golf Club where Yvonne Pond proved to be a champion archer. We finished with a lovely lunch at Sharjah Golf Club. Yvonne has taken lots of pictures of all these activities so do have a look a them on our website. Remember our motto is ‘New Friendships Start Here’ so bring along any new ladies in your area to meet us.
Our next programme is on Tuesday the 28th February 2017 – Annabel Kantaria – to tell us about her writing, how she became a 4 times published author