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 OCTOBER 2016
Our winter programme began in September with Hannele our Mystery Speaker talking to us about her spectacular country, Finland. The next programme was a presentation from Rigby and Peller, lingerie specialists to Queen Elizabeth who have opened in Festival City. We finished the month with a talk by Nahyla Al Khouli, the first Emirati female film maker. She showed us a film about how to make friends with someone from another country and culture which we all loved.
Monili Diamonds have given us a wonderful set of diamonds, earrings, ring and necklace which we are raffling for Ranches Ladies funds. Thanks Sue for obtaining this lovely set for us. Do visit their shop in the Gold and Diamond Souk in Umm Suqeim where you’ll be made very welcome.
We have several new circle and old ones restarted. The Art of Entertaining by Melody, Walking is now run by Anshu. Thanks to Diane who ran it for 3 years very successfully. Gardening by Jacqui Daair. Do come to our Circles Morning on 11th of October and join some new ones.
Aicha has resigned as Discounts Co-ordinator which will now be run by Shelley Robertson. Thanks to both ladies. Lynne Tomlinson our excellent Treasurer and Board member is leaving to go to Holland. She has done a wonderful job of keeping our accounts in order. Yvonne Pond has offered to take over from her and become a Board Member subject to the CDA’s approval. We are enlarging our Board from 5 to 7 members so Jacqui Daair and Clementina Kongslund have offered to stand as Board members subject again to the CDA’s approval. Thank you ladies.
As you know Ranches Ladies runs on a voluntary basis so we appreciate everyone who offers to help in any way. I have just read this quotation, People who take, eat well but people who give sleep better. Let’s be good sleepers ladies!