13 October 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.
15 October 2019: Kyra Van Den Berg

“Energy Vampires”

This Tuesday we welcome Kyra van den Berg as our speaker with a talk about “energy vampires”.

Have you ever walked into a room, where immediately you feel down? Have you ever sat in meetings where, half-way through, you are just so drained you can’t focus anymore? How about that friend, that you care about but at the same time when he/she leaves, you have no energy anymore?

These are all examples of energy vampires. They can be people and places. In this session we will find out:

* how to protect yourself from energy vampires before you meet them

* how to deal with an energy vampire when you encounter one

* how can you recharge yourself after an encounter with an energy vampire?

 Last Week’s Programme
8 October 2019: The Big Circles Morning

RL Big Circles Morning was a Big success. Lots of new members and many sign ups to our wonderful selection of Circles. Come along every Tuesday to our RL Social mornings from 9.30am and keep up to date with everything that’s going on.

Upcoming Programmes
22 October 2019: Nithya Rajkumar Photography

The Art Of Seeing (a photographer’s perspective)

Nithya is a fashion business consultant with over 11 years experience working with some of the top retail brands and global licensors in UAE & South Asia. She is a licensed professional photographer with over 6 years specializing in Lifestyle & Portrait photography and is a recognized photography mentor with Nikon Middle East. Nithya regularly runs Photography Workshops to empower mothers and is known for taking up diverse photography projects that focus on creating a strong social impact

Save The Date
26 November 2019: The Winter Bazaar

Put this in the diary! Our annual Winter Bazaar marks the start of the Festive Season. Lots of stalls to find seasonal gifts, yuletide music and tasty nibbles will put you in the mood for the party season.


If you would like to become an RL member or renew your membership please print off the membership form on the website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com (How To Join Us) and bring it along with a photocopy of both sides of your EID or passport to any of the Tuesday coffee mornings. Please bring the exact 120dhs in a labelled envelope.

It costs 55Dhs for RL members and 65dhs for guests to attend the Tuesday Social Mornings. Please bring the exact money in a labelled envelope, if you can, which will really help us.

RL Circles News

You can see this month’s Circles Calendar on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

There is a proposed new Circle which sounds absolutely delicious. Fadwa is offering to give classes in Egyptian cuisine at her home in Mirdif. Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested in joining this new circle.

This Month’s Circles

The Silk Painting Circle is led by Rajul who will teach you this beautiful skill.  You will make 2 exquisite silk paintings under her careful guidance. You will be amazed at what you can do!

Mosaics is being held on Wednesday afternoon 16th October


The Quilting Circle is meeting on 20th October at AR Golf Club

The Literary Lunch Circle will meet on Monday 21st October to enjoy a pot luck lunch and to discuss the book The Kitchen Canary by Joanne C Parsons. It is a short book so you may be interested to read the sequel too, The Open Door.

The Book Circle is meeting on Sunday 20th October to talk about Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi. Please let Jackie know if you are coming along.

Newcomer’s Coffee is on 24th October this month. Meet Helen at Shakespeare’s Cafe in AR1 Community Centre from 9.30am

The Walking Fitness Circle will now meet on a Monday morning from 7am for a 5 km walk around the Ranches followed by coffee at Costa. Email Alex on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to come along.

The Gardening Circle is meeting on 24 October to visit the Trump Golf Course for a talk on keeping grass green in the UAE heat! Not to be missed tips for keen gardeners.

The Art Circles will start again in November with Elizabeth so please email on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join the Monday afternoon or Thursday morning classes from November.

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

Upcoming Trips 

Join Us and Book Your Place

27th October 2019:  L’Atelier Salon Pamper Day

Please come to our Tuesday social mornings this October and list your name at the Trips corner to book a slot or email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com.  There are limited places available and you can choose 2 options from Manis- Pedis- Head & Shoulder massage- Hair treatment- Styling and lots more

Useful Email Addresses

There are a number of ways to get in touch with RL if you can’t make it to a Tuesday Social Morning.

To contact Jackie about anything to do with Circles please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

To contact our President Beth, the committee or find out about trips, meet and greet or Newcomer’s coffee email ranches.ladies@gmail.com

To contact Clementina with suggestions for Tuesday programmes please email ranchesladiesprograms@gmail.com

To contact Shelley with discounts suggestions email discounts.rl@gmail.com


Your RL membership card is your passport to great discounts from our dozens of discount partners.

This week RL is delighted to introduce our discount partners, L’Atelier Salon in Motor City and a longstanding discount partner Mamiya Jewellery in the Gold and Diamond park in Deira. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

L’Atelier Salon is offering10% off all bills over 200 Dhs
Motor City, Kojak Building
Tel: 04 420 1946/04 420 3096

Mamiya Jewellery is offering up to 70% discount on diamonds and pearls. Free repairing, cleaning, polishing for any of your old and broken jewellery
Deira Gold Souk, Gold & Diamond Park, Building 1

RL Requests

RL is run entirely by volunteers and we rely on your kindness to give a few hours of your time each week to assist the Committee and keep Ranches Ladies running. We are currently looking for deputies to act as assistants to Jackie (Circles Coordinator), Anne (our treasurer) and to update the website with Sara (Webteam).

The easiest way you can help is to volunteer as one of our Meet and Greet ladies if you have a little time once a month. You will be asked to help out at roughly one Tuesday Social Morning a month and your role will be to show new members around, explain about the Circles, find them a seat with a group and make sure they have coffee and someone to talk to.

Please speak to Julia on ranches.ladies@gmail.com for more information about being a meet and greet lady or talk to any of the committee if you think you can help in any other way.

We collect pre-loved books which are available at the Tuesday Social Morning, free to RL members. Please bring in any books you have enjoyed reading.

Important Info

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

Email: ranches.ladies@gmail.com      Website: www.arabianranchesladies.com

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