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 DECEMBER 2016
What a wonderful November for Ranches Ladies. Our Mystery Speaker was Christina from Belgium who told us that the saxaphone was invented there. The following week was our semi annual Fashion Show from Eve Michelle. Ranches Ladies danced down the catwalk showing off the lovely latest fashions. Then Arnoud introduced us to his Organic Garden Boxes where you can grow your own delicious fresh tasty vegetables.
Our Festive Bazaar was a great success with 11,000 dirham made for Ranches Ladies funds. The Monili Diamond set also raised 9100 dirham for our club funds and was won by Sharon Muragan our long term Mahjong Circle Leader. Lastly Liz Maley-Craig and Jackie Daair answered your gardening questions. So now we expect bug free gardens ladies.
We have several new Circles in the pipeline, Bunco, cycling, knitting and crocheting, golf and cinema visiting as well as our regular circles. No time to be bored if you are a RL member.
Allison and her assistant Steph organised a trip into the desert to see the new Al Marmoon Equine Therapy Centre in Al Qudra. 17 ladies enjoyed this trip.
We have 3 new board members now, Clementina Kongsland, Jackie Daair and Yvonne Pond bringing the total to 7. Sadly we have said goodbye to Lynn Tomlinson our excellent treasurer who put all our accounts in order. She is going to live in Holland. We are also about to say goodbye to Jill Rees who has been a member since we started RL, 11 years. We wish her and her husband well in their retirement. Jill was a former librarian and helped with our former charity work and raffles for club funds. Thank you Jill.
Lastly Sue Fulham and I represented RL at the CDA celebration for the 45th Anniversary of the UAE and their headquarters. It was a wonderful chance to meet the CDA members, the other non profit making clubs and especially to see the old and handicapped men from the CDA old folks home. Truly a very special occasion where we were welcomed into the fold.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all RL members and their families.
This coming Tuesday’s programme – 6th December
Hurry along to our Christmas Party!