3 November 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.
5 November 2019: Victoria Hassani

Women’s Health Connector

Victoria is co-founder of the Women’s Health Connector, an online, collaborative platform dedicated to education, information and peer sharing of women’s health topics for an underserved market segment, namely women in the 35-65+ age group. We have a small but growing medical advisory board and a flourishing, free membership.

Tuesday’s talk will highlight the origin and initiatives underway by the group and how each of us can participate. In addition, we will discuss how to advocate for your own health and a short introduction to the “Happiness Curve”, or why life gets better after 50.

Upcoming Programmes
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
29 October 2019: Beth Beggs

Living With Breast Cancer

RL was privileged to hear Beth Beggs, RL President, talk so candidly about her breast cancer. Beth’s superb talk covered her discovery of her lump through to her treatment and a general discussion of cancer treatment in the UAE and breast cancer generally.

Thank you Beth for your vivid, informative and immensely uplifting presentation.

Upcoming Trip

24 November: Deira Waterfront Market

On 24 November Allison has arranged for RL to visit  Deira Waterfront Market , a haven to look, buy and eat fresh fish. You can just look at the immense displays of fresh fish or you can buy the freshest produce available. We will visit the cleaning area where your fish is prepared and explain how to get your fish cleaned for you. Meat, vegetables and dried foodstuffs are also on sale.  We will lunch at the marketplace.
Meet Golf Club at 8.30am
Return: 1.30pm approx
Transport:  shared taxi
email Allison on ranches.ladies@gmail.com to show your interest

Join Us and Book Your Place

Last Week’s Trip

27th October 2019:  L’Atelier Salon Pamper Day

L’Atelier Salon in Motor City hosted us for 2 sessions and 30 ladies had their hair done and enjoyed all the treatments on offer. The delicious refreshments and the goodie bags just made this a perfect day. We will enjoy using our 100 dhs vouchers.

Thank you to all the staff at L’Atelier who made us so welcome and thoroughly spoiled us.

RL Circles News

You can see this month’s Circles Calendar and details of all our circles on our website http://www.arabianranchesladies.com.

Contact Jackie on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would be interested in joining any of the circles.

This Month’s Circles

The Leather Jewellery Circle will now meet from 10-1pm, please make a note of the changed timings

The Spanish Circles have also changed their timings
Sunday 5.30 pm Spanish intermediate

Monday 11.30 am Spanish beginners 1

Monday 1.30 pm Spanish beginners 2

Wednesday 1.30pm Spanish conversation

The next Mosaics Circle is on Wednesday 6 November at 1-4pm

The Egyptian Cooking circle meets again on 4th November

Art Circles start again with Elizabeth this week so please email her on circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com if you would like to join the Monday afternoon or Thursday morning classes.

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 L’Atelier Salon  and Mr Odd Job. Look at our webpage http://www.arabianranchesladies.com for details of all our discounts.

Mr Odd Job
Technical Maintenance and Handyman Service
20% off A/C Servicing (235 Dhs per unit)
10% off AMC Contracts (see website but prices start at AED 2,700 before discount)
10% off Duct Cleaning (565 Dhs per unit) and Coil Cleaning (625 Dhs per unit)
15% off hourly rate handyman services
Tel: 800 633 562

L’Atelier Hair & Beauty
10% on bills over 200 Dhs
Motor City, Kojak Building
Tel: 04 420 1946/04 420 3096


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 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.

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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