27 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.
29 October 2019: President’s Talk
Living with Breast Cancer

In a a change to our regular programme, the RL Tuesday Social Morning will be held downstairs in the Restaurant at Arabian Ranches Golf Club.

Please join us from 9.30am and we will be addressed by our new President, Beth Beggs, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Beth will talk to us about her personal struggle with this terrible disease, her treatment here in UAE and she will give us her insights into living with cancer.

Upcoming Programmes

The Date has Changed

19 November 2019: The Winter Bazaar

Amend your diary! The date of the Bazaar has changed to 19 November. 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.

Last Week’s Speaker
22 October 2019: Nithya Rajkumar Photography

The Art Of Seeing (a photographer’s perspective)

Thank very much to Nithya Rajkumar for her wonderful talk at RL Social Morning today.

Nithya is a professional photographer and is offering 15% discount to RL members who want to book a classic portrait session or take up a group photography workshop in November.


Free Arabic Classes

Ranches Ladies has received an amazing offer by the Community Development Organisation (The CDA) only available to members of Ranches Ladies.

The CDA are giving members of Ranches Ladies the opportunity to take free Arabic Language classes in conjunction with Zayed House for Islamic Culture. The programme will continue for 5 months every Saturday for 4 hours from 10am – 2pm starting on 2nd November 2019.

The programme is free to RL members. As you will appreciate this is a wonderful opportunity. Please tell your friends about this offer and invite them to join RL if they are interested in these classes. We need to know who would like to take up the offer so please email us at ranches.ladies@gmail.com with the subject CDA Arabic Classes to register your interest.


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.

Today’s Trip

Join Us and Book Your Place

27th October 2019:  L’Atelier Salon Pamper Day

RL Circles News

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

The new Circle Egyptian Cooking has started. Fadwa’s next class in Egyptian cuisine at her home in Mirdif is on 4th November. Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested in joining this new circle.

This Month’s Circles


The Poetry Circle will meet on 28 October and the topic is Nature.

The Mosaics Circle is on Thursday 30 October 1-4pm

The Egyptian Cooking circle meets again on 4th November

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.

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, Tips and Toes Salons  and Tribe homewares in the Courtyard, Al Quoz. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

Home design and Styling
10% discount on store & rugs
The Courtyard, Al Quoz  Tel: 050 142 8248

Tips & Toes
Nail & Beauty Salon
15% off in all branches Sun, Mon and Tues, excluding nail extensions, eyelash and hair extensions and all promotions
AR 1 Community Centre, Al Barsha (Umm Suqueim Rd), Jumeira 1 (Spinnies-JB Rd),
The Golden Mile (Palm Jumeira)
Tel: 04 368 9944

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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