19 May 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.
May 21st 2019: Flormar Cosmetics

A Make Up Masterclass

and the Art Circles Exhibition

Enjoy a Make Up Masterclass using Flormar Cosmetics, a leading Turkish make up brand, by one of their head make up artists at the Tuesday Social Morning. This is an incredible opportunity to see a professional make up artist at work and to learn a new quick make up look for the summer. There will be giveaways too! Make sure you come along to the social morning next week for this not to be missed occasion.

There will also be an exhibition of art from our extremely talented Art Circles from 9.30am on 21st May. Could art circle members please bring 2-3 framed pictures from their classes from 8.30am on 21st to be included. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favourite at the end of the morning.

Special Announcement

The RL Committee has decided, in an effort to attract more volunteers and reduce the workload for the kind people who offer their time and energy to keep the RL show on the road, to create some new volunteer roles by dividing up the responsibilities.
– General Secretary – a person to take charge of Ranches Ladies mail box, pass on emails to relevant committee members, file emails in folders, check the trash folders and send welcome emails to new members.
– Circles Calendar and Circles Email Manager – A person to keep the circles calendar up to date to pass on emails to relevant circle leaders, file emails in folders and check the trash folder
– Tuesday Circles table manager to man the circles table and explain and link up new members to circle leaders.

In addition we still have vacancies for volunteers in three areas;

Discounts Manager – to manage discounts offered to RL and to keep the discounts web pages up to date

Treasurer – to maintain the petty cash and with the help of an accountant generate yearly accounts

Circles Leader – To liaise with circles leaders, manage member participation in circles and to set up new circles as requested

Please speak to any member of the committee about these roles and to explore how you can help this wonderful organisation, Ranches Ladies.


We would like to wish Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim members and your families. May you have a blessed and peaceful Holy Month.

This week at the RL Tuesday social morning we welcomed back Hayet, our RL vice president and successful jewellery maker. Hayet was able to fix broken jewellery and her particular talent is to adapt and re-imagine your existing jewellery to give it a new lease of life. She brought along a selection of her own magnificent jewellery for us to admire. You can find Hayet at Arte Market in Times Square Mall every Friday.

On Sunday at the committee meeting Connie handed a cheque , approved by the CDA, to Lynne for the Back to School Programme run by Al Ihsan in Ajman. See the photo below.

The fully licensed Ramadan Sharing Fridges are situated across Dubai, you can find one of them at Villa 2, Street 1 Hattan on Arabian Ranches 1 but look at the link below to find many more near you.

To find out more look at this link: Ramadan Sharing Fridges 2019 – https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1qtKPVDpk-DbHKQGsulP21f-S5NB4dFQn&usp=sharing

RL Circles News

View the May Circles Calendar on the website: This Month’s Circles Calendar

Coming up on Tuesday the talented members of the Art Circles will exhibit their work at the Tuesday Social Morning in the Baker Finch room from 9.30am.

Many circles will be finishing for the summer break soon, although many will continue informally through June, July and August.  Please speak to your Circle Leaders to confirm the actual dates and especially when the circle will restart in September.

This Week

The final Quilters Circle before the summer break is meeting on the 19th May to catch up after their successful retreat in Ajman.

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet tomorrow, Monday 20th May. The book is The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen and it will be the last meeting led by Yvonne. Thank you, Yvonne, for all your efforts to keep the flow of entertaining books coming, the Literary Lunch will not be the same without you.

The Gardening Circle are meeting on 23rd May to visit Dubai Garden Centre at 9.30am. We will learn about growing water lilies and some of the new services DGC are offering. You can join the car pool from AR Golf Club at 9am or meet us there. Please email Jackie on ranches.ladies@gmail.com with any enquiries.

Philippa leads her Pilates Circle from 2-3pm every Wednesday at OptimalFitness in Motor City and will continue over the summer, numbers permitting. She requires a minimum of 4 ladies to proceed.

Coming Up Soon

Please note the change of date. The Poetry Circle is meeting at 2.30pm on 27th May for the last get together until September. Please bring along your favourite poems to share.

Newcomers Coffee will be held on 30th May upstairs in Shakespeare’s Cafe from 9.30am.

The last Cinema Circle meet up will be 27th May until 9 September due to the summer holidays.

The Scottish Dancers will hang up their shoes after the class on 29 May until September.

Please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for any of the circles.

The Latest Trip

5th May 2019: Sunset Yacht Trip

Allison organised a sunset yacht trip departing from Business Bay and for over 2 hours delighted ranches ladies cruised gently around the bay towards the Burj Al Arrab on a 56ft yacht with the sun dropping below the horizon. It was gorgeous.

Email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com strong to register your interest in any future trips.


Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners. This week RL is delighted to highlight 3 of our discount partners. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

RRiot Photo Books 2iot Photobooks – Quality Photo Book Printers
10% off at the store in JLT Cluster W, 3506 Liwa building
Tel: 04 445 8488

Tutoring Center
10% off after school tutoring at Knowledge Village & Sustainable City

Tel: 04 435 6548

Virgin Atlantic – Flights
Up to 10% off on certain routes. Quote voucher code ARLM15
Tel: 04 406 0600
email dxb.reservations@flyvirgin.com

In addition, Yvonne Stoop from Salon Ink, who gave a lovely talk at our Tuesday social morning, has invited all Ranches Ladies for a 1 time only 10% off all services (except hair extensions) in the salon with Yvonne.
Feel free to schedule a 1-1 free consultation if you have any questions or concerns about your hair or treatments. Yvonne is happy to listen and explain and give personalized advice.

Salon Ink, Al Reef villa 14, Al Wasl Road, Umm Sequiem 2, (Between Al Manara and Al Thanya streets.)
Tel: 04-38 544 02

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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