24 February 2019

Ranches Ladies Newsletter

RL Tuesday Social Morning

 Our Social Morning will meet this week from 9.30-12 noon in Baker Finch Room at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts at 10.30 am.
February 26th 2019 Talk: Dedra Stevenson

Dedra is an author and film producer based in UAE. She has published a number of books and is soon releasing a series of children’s books, a crime novel and the prequel to her The Hakima’s Tale trilogy. She is also receiving acclaim for her film Lemonade about bringing up a child with autism. We are very excited to welcome her to Ranches Ladies.

Upcoming Talks

On 5th March Suz McDonald of Sourceful Holistic Wellbeing will present a Mandala Workshop at RL Social Morning and then on 12th March will be our Fashion Morning. Mandalas represent the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality. Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic.


On Tuesday we elected one more new board member to Ranches Ladies, please welcome Liz to the board.

We say a big thank you to Safi Roshdy who spoke to us very passionately at RL Social Morning on Tuesday. Safi is the founder of the Ahlanwasahlan Organisation (and leader of our Arabic Conversation Circle) which aims to encourage people to consider the detrimental effects of waste products on our environment and hopes to show us some ways to reuse some of those  waste products in more artistic endeavours. She told us about some remarkable upcycling projects around the world.

Gaelin, our Leather Jewellery Circle leader, brought along some examples of her magnificent jewellery made from waste and discarded products. Her rubber necklaces, made from recycled tyres, are beautiful and eco-friendly!

We are still looking for volunteers for the following roles:  Discounts Manager, Marketing Manager or as Tuesday Social Morning Room Set Up Organiser. Please talk to Connie or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more info.

Al Ihsan

This is the last opportunity to bring tins, dried goods and shoes and, as always, unused medications for our monthly trip to Ajman. If you would like to help bagging up or on distribution night please get in touch with Jeanette on ranches.ladies@gmail.com or speak to her on Tuesday morning.

Please sign up with Liz  for our next Ladies Lunch which is on Sunday 24th March. This will be a “Grandma’s Recipes” 3 course lunch with top chef Maha providing her services free of charge in the kitchen. To see Maha in action follow this link https://www.mahaskitchensecrets.com/

By supporting this lovely occasion we can all make a small difference. To book your place please contact Liz Stark on 055 508 1240 or email ranches.ladies@gmail.com.

RL Circles News

View the February and March Circles Calendars on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

Supriya, the Sunday Mahjong Circle leader, is currently abroad due to health reasons. We wish her a swift recovery. The circle is continuing in her absence and you will receive emails from Sara until Supriya returns.

For more information or to register your interest in any Circle, please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

This Week

The Poetry Circle will take place in Savannah on Arabian Ranches 1 tomorrow, 25th February, at 2.30pm and the topic this month is “Scenery and Landscapes”.

The Arts and Crafts Circle, hosted by the Palette Company, will meet again on Wednesday 27th February. Please look at the web page for more details.

The Newcomers Social Morning will be held on Thursday 28th February at Shakespeare’s Cafe upstairs at AR1 community centre. Helen will be hosting this monthly meeting and everyone is welcome.

The Sunday Mahjong Circle is at 12.30pm upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe on AR1. Please “reply all” to Supriya’s weekly email if you want to come along and play.

The Monday Mahjong Circle meets at 10.15am at Al Arrab Restaurant and please contact Sharon on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join her circle.

Coming Up Soon

The Handicrafts Circle will meet on March 3rd and 17th so please let Bettina know if you would like to attend.

The Mosaics Circle will meet on 6th and 20th March in Savannah.

The Book Circle will meet on 17th March. The book is “Educated ” by Tara Westover.

The Quilters will also meet on the 17th from 9.30am at the Golf Club.

The Literary Lunch Circle will next meet on Monday, 18th March. the chosen book will be When You Disappeared by John Marrs.

Our next Ladies Lunch, see above, will be on 24th March and we hope for a lot of support from our generous ladies.

The Art Circle will restart on Monday 24th March.


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24th February 2019: Trip to Old Dubai

The RL trip today is to visit and explore Old Dubai. Take an abra ride across the Creek to look around the old Gold and Spice Souqs and visit the Hindu temple and enchanting surrounding areas. This is a very popular trip!

Meet in the car park at Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 9am to lift share. Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information


Please see the latest great offer, exclusive to Ranches Ladies, from SHAMMA Clinic below. On 26th February, Ranches Ladies are invited to meet Dr Dirk Kremer, renowned plastic surgeon, for a free consultation.

RL offers numerous discounts for spa and beauty treatments and we are delighted to also highlight TransformBody Ladies Centre in Motor City.

My Quality and Convenience (online grocery store www.myqandc.com) and Monviso Water are offering us a new discount. Order online and quote ARL25 to get 25% discount off your 1st MyQandC order and get 25% on going discount off Monviso Italian mineral water at http://www.monviso.com

There is a minimum order fee of AED150 for free delivery to your kitchen

We also have a great new discount from Hamptons Restaurant at AR1 community centre which is offering 15% off all menu items (except packages). Take advantage of this discount to try out our newest Ranches’ venue.

Please click this link to see all our available Discounts  because we have an amazing collection of discount partners in all sectors on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

Important Info

There is no ATM at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please remember, you need to be a current member of Ranches Ladies to join any of our Circles, attend our trips or claim your discounts. If you know anyone who would like to join Ranches Ladies please bring them on a Tuesday morning and see our website How To Join Our Membership

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