26th 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 28th 2019: Julia Johnson
Children’s Author, Storyteller and Performer
Julia Johnson is a treasure trove of folklore and facts on the UAE and, having lived in the country since 1975, these nuggets of knowledge have naturally found a place in the books she’s written for children over the years. She has written 16 books, including critically acclaimed The Pearl Diver,  and Julia’s book The Secret of the Cave won best International Children’s book at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival last week. Her goal is to teach us about the real people of the UAE.
Special Announcement

Very sadly, Connie announced at the RL Social Morning that she and her husband, Philip, are relocating with his job back to Edinburgh.  We are all truly sorry to say goodbye to Connie. Connie has celebrated one year as RL President and what a year it has been. Under Connie’s guidance RL has had some fantastic Tuesday morning events, great attendance figures, a hugely successful Christmas Bazaar and she focussed on RL’s role in helping to support Al Ihsan with donations and last week a cheque for 35000 Dhs.

Thank you, Connie, for taking on the role of RL President and for guiding RL into the future with great kindness and care. We will miss you very much but wish you all the best in your future adventures in Scotland.


Thank you to everyone who has offered to help out and volunteer some of their time to keep RL running.  As you know we have had a number of vacancies to fill but we have also had some interest. At the moment Beth is shadowing Connie and Carole for the President’s role, Gretha has offered to be RL mail box manager, Liz to manage the Circles Mailbox, Jackie for Circles Coordinator, Anne as RL Treasurer, Alex for room set up, Shelley for discounts, Carole to temporarily man the Circles table and Karen for meet and greet. Ladies, thank you for your offers to help and we look forward to welcoming you to the team.

Please speak to any member of the committee about helping out as all these roles work better if they have assistants. If you can assist in any of these positions or  want to help the web/FB coordinator and the Programme Manager or to explore any of the ways you can help this wonderful organisation, Ranches Ladies, please speak to any member of the committee.


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

The RL Social Morning on Tuesday hosted a team from Flormar Cosmetics who gave us a wonderful Make Up Masterclass with RL member Mandy as their lovely model. The results are superb.  In addition to a wonderful morning watching a true make up artist at work, thank you Eileen, all guests received a complimentary Flormar bag and 30% discount voucher for Flormar products.

RL Social Morning also presented an Art Exhibition by the extremely talented art circle members, led by their fantastic teacher Elizabeth Bruce.

RL members had the opportunity to choose their favourite pictures from the exhibition and the unanimous winner was Nazreen with her beautiful painting of the market seller surrounded by fruit. Runners up were Eleanor with her giraffe and Sana with her collage of a lady in a headscarf. Picture below.  These were just 3 of the many wonderful works on display.

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.  If you would like to donate you can order online and it will be delivered to a fridge manager of your choice.

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

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 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.

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 for a well earned break after the class on 29 May until September.

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

After the huge success of the Art Circle‘s art exhibition Liz will host the final art session on Thursday 30th May until September.

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.

The  Walking Fitness Circle meet on a Wednesday morning and this week did a lovely 6.2 km and 7.747 steps walk over the Ranches while getting fit and enjoying the pretty landscape. This Wednesday’s walk on 29th May will be the last until the cooler months but there maybe impromptu walks over the summer in Mall of the Emirates so look out for messages on FB, the website and on WhatsApp.

Coming Up Soon

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday 18th June. The book is The Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata .

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


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.

ValuCart – The best value online shopping store in Dubai
is offering 20% off the entire grocery bill exclusively to Ranches Ladies


Chi Nail Spa
Nail & Beauty Salon
20% discount (Excluding Thursday & Friday)
Motor City, Detroit House
Tel: 04 457 2485

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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