Category: Tuesday

18th February 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.

20th February 2018 Talk: Clementina Kongslund

Clementina will tell us about Romanian traditions and celebrations

 Announcements:

  • Please note Birdie’s is the venue for the coffee morning on 20th February.
  • The annual AGM will take place at 10.30am on Tuesday. If 50% of the membership is not present then the AGM will be postponed until 27th February.
  • Thank you to the Desert Palm Hotel and Covent Garden Dance Company for loaning us Mara Galeazzi their Principal Dancer to talk about her life as a ballet dancer last Tuesday.  It was a special programme enjoyed by all and enhanced by Lorna’s beautifully decorated room for Valentine’s Day.

Circles:

  • View our February Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Newcomers Coffee will be on Thursday 22nd February at Shakespeare and Co.  Arabian Ranches Retail Centre, 9.30-11.30am. Everyone is welcome!
  • Photography Circle continues on Sunday 18th February at 10am with Barry Lake at Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches Retail Centre.
  • March’s Poetry Circle at Carole’s will be 2.30pm Monday 26th March, the topic is Spring.
  • Pilates Circle is starting with Phillipa at Optimal Fitness on Wednesday 21st February 2-3pm.  Preferential rates, easy parking (free for 2 hours) and a lovely café.  Those who have shown an interest should already have received an email from Phillipa.
  • Gardening Circle will be on Sunday 18th March with a trip to see Laila’s garden on the Palm and discuss how we propagate cuttings.
  • Beginners Bridge Circle. Anshu is offering a second Beginners Bridge Circle for anyone wishing to start with a new Circle in March.  The established Tuesday group will still continue.
  • Sunday 18th February, today, is our monthly Book Circle.
  • Monday 19th February is the monthly Literary Lunch – the book under discussion will be The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner.
  • Please email Angela for more information at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:   25th February to visit the new Dubai Zoo Safari.

Discounts:

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

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11th February 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.

13th February 2018 Talk: Mara Galeazzi

 The Covent Garden Dance Company’s iconic Prima Ballerina will be giving us a talk on ballet before she performs for 2 nights on 15th and 16th February at the Desert Palm Dubai

Also enjoy a morning of Valentine themed quiz questions and win a delicious prize

 Announcements:

  • We are trying to identify members who are ‘gluten free’ so the chef can accommodate them for the Tuesday buffet.  Please let us know  by writing to ranches.ladies@gmail.com or telling Carole.
  • The buffet is changing to reflect a coffee morning  so expect items you would eat at morning coffee.

Circles:

  • View our February Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Photography Circle starts today, Sunday 11th February at 10am, with Barry Lake at Shakespeare and Co, Arabian Ranches Retail Centre
  • February Poetry Circle at Carole’s will be 2.30pm Monday 12th February, the topic is Gardens.
  • Pilates Circle plans to start at Optimal Fitness week beginning Sun 18th February – we are looking at 3-4pm Tuesdays or 2-3 Wednesdays.  Anyone who has not already shown an interest please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com.
  • Gardening Circle will be on Thursday 15th February with a trip to see Laila’s garden on the Palm and discuss how we propagate cuttings.
  • A new Beginners Bridge Circle with Anshu is planned to start Sundays from 4th March 2-3.30pm, except Trip days.  To register your interest please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com. The original Circle will continue on Tuesdays
  • Art with Carl will resume on Monday 12 February and Thursday 15th.

Trips:

Join us and book your place:   11th February Zip Lining and 25th February for Dubai Zoo Safari.

Discounts:

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 4th February 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.

6th February 2018 – Ria Jewellery

Jewellery, Gold and Diamonds

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend. We will learn all about diamonds, gold and silver. 

 Announcements:

  • Sadly we are saying Farewell to Andrea our Website Co-ordinator and Sunday Post editor.  She is returning to the UK.  She has worked tirelessly for Ranches Ladies for the past 3 years, firstly as Circles Co-ordinator and now as Website Co-ordinator. During her time here she has redone and updated the entire website.  She has also run the Photobooks Circle and hosted the Mosaics circle as well as helped host the Newcomers Circle.  We would like to thank her for all her efforts and wish her well for the future.
  • Sara Sutton has now joined the committee as Website Co-ordinator as well as doing the Sunday Post and keeping Facebook updated.  Welcome to Sara.
  •  The Scottish Dance Circle did a dance demonstration and taught Scottish dancing to a class of 5 year olds at Gems Royal Dubai School in Mirdiff  last Thursday.  Thank you ladies.

Circles:

  • View our February Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Artful Toddlers is re-starting again in February with Music on Mondays and Messy Play sessions for Babies and Toddlers on Thursdays. See their calendar on our RL website.
  • February Poetry Circle at Carole’s will be 2.30pm Monday 12th February, the topic is Gardens.
  • The Yoga Circle meets every Monday and Thursday at 8.30am. Contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com to find out more
  • Gardening Circle will be on Thursday 15th February with a trip to see Laila’s garden on the Palm and discuss how we propagate cuttings.
  • Uni Mums are holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 7th February at 10.30 in Al Mahra.  If you would like to come please contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com
  • A new Beginners Bridge Circle with Anshu is planned to start Sundays from 4th March 2-3.30pm, except Trip days.  To register your interest please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com. The original Circle will continue on Tuesdays
  • Art with Carl is temporarily suspended until 12 February.
  • Discussions for a Pilates Circle with Phillipa from optimalTHERAPY are underway after plenty of interest from RL members………watch this space! Anyone who has not already shown an interest please  email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com.
  • NEW: Barry Lake, of Future Photography in Dubai, will start a Photography Circle on Sunday 11th February. If you are interested please contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Trips:

Join us and book your place:   11th February Zip Lining and 25th February for another exciting RL trip.

Discounts:

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 28th January 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.

29th January – Yvonne Pond – Myanmar

Yvonne, our lovely treasurer, will tell us about her recent trip to Myanmar through a pictorial journey

 Announcements:

  • Jeanette and Julia will be going to Al Ihsan early in Feb. Please bring your donations of toiletries and or medicines to Ranches Ladies next Tuesday. These will be donated to destitute women.

Circles:

Trips:

Join us and book your place:   11th February Zip Lining and 25th February for another exciting RL trip.

Discounts:

3 new discounts are available. Show Style Beauty Salon, TRIBE and Needle and Thread are all offering discounts.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 21st January 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.

Tuesday 23rd January: Phillipa Kirschner

Join Phillipa Kirschner, physiotherapist at optimalFITNESS, for an interactive session to understand more about managing chronic pain. 

Announcements:

  • We have Aish popping in to tell us about the International Quilt Show before Phillipa’s presentation on Tuesday.
  • Newcomer’s Coffee ~ Thursday 25th January upstairs in Shakespeare’s AR Retail Centre 9.30 – 11.30 am. EVERYONE WELCOME!
  • New Meet and Greet Ladies needed.  You are on duty once a month for one hour to assist new ladies when they enter the Baker Finch Room, show them around the room and seat them at a table where they will be welcomed.

Circles:

  • View our January Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Artful Toddlers is re-starting again in February with Music and Messy Play sessions for Babies and Toddlers.
  • Jackie has organised an extra Gardening Circle this month on Monday 29th January with guest speaker, Anne Love, a local gardening book author.
  • NEW: Barry Lake, of Future Photography in Dubai, will start a Photography Circle on Sunday 11th February. If you are interested please contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com
  • Anyone wishing to join a Golf Circle please contact the circles email, places are available…..we are currently negotiating new rates.
  • Correction: Beginners Bridge is now starting at 2pm – 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Book Circle 10am Sunday 21st January at AR Clubhouse.
  • Carole’s Poetry Circle is on Monday 22nd January, 2.30pm.  The topic will be, ‘The Theatre.’
  • Theatre Appreciation Circle will visit Dubai Opera to see EVITA on Tuesday 23rd January….enjoy ladies!

Trips:

Join us and book your place: Jan 28th Louvre Abu Dhabi. Now booking with Allison.

Save these February dates: 11th February Zip Lining and 25th February for another exciting RL trip.

Special Event:

RL Members and Partners Racing Night at Meydan is on Thursday 1st February 2018.  Please confirm bookings with Lorna at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Discounts:

3 new discounts are available. Show Style Beauty Salon, TRIBE and Needle and Thread are all offering discounts.

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 14th January 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.
Tuesday 16th January:  Sue-Sharyn Ward

Sue-Sharyn Ward came to the Arabian Gulf in 1974 and has spent 40+ years absorbing its history. Her fascinating talk with actual film footage will take us back to the early 1900s.

Announcements:

  • Prizes for our monthly raffle always welcome.  Please give to Jacqui Daair or Carole.
  • New Meet and Greet Ladies needed.  You are on duty once a month for one hour to assist new ladies when they enter the Baker Finch Room, show them around the room and seat them at a table where they will be welcomed.
  • Due to new Health and Safety regulations our Tuesday morning food buffet will close at 10.30. Tea, coffee and water will still be available till 12 but only one bottle of water per person please due to price increases.
  • A quick reminder that the new entry price on a Tuesday morning is 53 Dir. Please try to bring 3 Dir in coins.

Circles:

Trips:

Join us and book your place: Jan 28th Louvre Abu Dhabi. Now booking with Allison.

Save these February dates: 11th February Zip Lining and 25th February for another exciting RL trip.

Special Event:

*New Date* RL Members and Partners Racing Night at Meydan is now on Thursday 1st February 2018.  For more info contact Lorna at circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

Discounts:

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 7th January 2018

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Our Social Mornings meet from 9.30-12 noon in the Baker Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club. Please note the programme starts promptly at 10.30 am.
Tuesday 9th January:  Yvette Judge – Literature Festival
Enjoy a sneak preview of what’s to come at the upcoming Emirates Festival of Literature with our good friend Yvette Judge.

Announcements:

  • Connie Wheeler and Shanaz Fikree are  now official members of the Board of Ranches Ladies.
  • The new entry price on a Tuesday morning is 53 Dir. Please try to bring 3 Dir in coins.

Circles:

  • View our January Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Most Circles are re-starting this week, if in doubt please check with your Circle leader.
  • Gardening Circle meets on Sunday 14th Jan at Jackie’s – talk by My Green Chapter, an online garden supplies company.
  • Artful Toddlers is re-starting again in February with Music and Messy Play sessions for Babies and Toddlers.
  • We are planning to start a Photography Circle, if you are interested please contact circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com
  • Anyone wishing to join a Golf Circle please contact the circles email, places are available…..RL get preferential rates!

 Trips:

Join us and book your place:  Jan 14th (tbc) Zip Lining; Jan 28th Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Special Event:

*Change of date* RL Members and Partners Racing Night at Meydan is now on Thursday 25th January.  For more info contact Lorna at our Circles email.

Discounts:

Please click this link to see all our Discounts available  Discounts for Ranches Ladies

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

Sunday 31st December 2017

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Tuesday 2nd January:  Informal Coffee Morning
Join us for an informal coffee morning and New Year catch up in the restaurant at Arabian Ranches Golf Club – 9.30 am to 12 noon.

Announcements:

  • We wish all our members, families and friends a very happy and healthy 2018!
  • The Scottish dancers say goodbye to Sarah.  She has been an invaluable help in our efforts to learn how to dance. 😢
  • From next week, Tuesday 9th January, we meet back in the Baker Finch Room every Tuesday morning from 9.30 am to 12 noon.

Circles:

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

Sunday 17th December 2017

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Tuesday 19th December:  Breakfast at Mado’s
For those still in Dubai we look forward to seeing you for breakfast in Jumeirah at Mado’s Turkish Restaurant.

Announcements:

  • Thanks to Lorna for a wonderful ladies lunch outing to MATTO on Sunday.
  • Thanks to all who came and contributed to Carole’s garden party. We raised 1,300 Dhs for club funds.
  • Thanks to Gayle for leading the new Ranches Ladies Choir. They performed last night at the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the golf club. Well done ladies.
  • There will be an informal coffee morning on Tuesday 2nd January in the Restaurant at Arabian Ranches Golf Club, 9.30 am to 12 noon. Join us for a New Year catch up!
  • We will meet in The Baker Finch Room again from Tuesday 9th January 2018.

Special Event:

Meydan Race Night – please click link for full details about this exciting event on 18th January and to read important information about bookings which must be made before 7th Jan.

Circles:

  • View our December Circles Calendar: Circles Activities
  • Most Circles are taking a break for the holiday period and will begin again in January.  The January calendar will be published shortly.
  • Artful Toddlers will NOT run in January – restarts February.
  • Artful Creators, messy play for those aged 3 months to 3.5 years, is starting in February.  Places will be limited.  To register your interest please email circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com
  • Many thanks to all those who have supported our Circles during 2017 and a BIG thank you to all our Circle leaders who run our Circles and share their skills.  Looking forward to a successful Circles year in 2018.
  • Are you good at photography?  Would you be interested in leading a Beginners Photography Circle? Please contact Angela: circles.ranches.ladies@gmail.com

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

Sunday 10th December 2017

Ranches Ladies Tuesday Social Morning

Tuesday 12th December:  Festive Garden Party
Carole looks forward to welcoming you to her annual festive garden party from 9.30 am to 12.00 noon.

Announcements:

  • Thanks to Lorna and her team Jeanette and Julia for an enjoyable Christmas party, and also thanks to Gayle and the Ranches Ladies Choir for singing their hearts out for us.
  • Thanks to the golf club F&B team for a delicious buffet.
  • Tuesday 19th December, for those still in Dubai, we are planning a breakfast social at Mados. Please email Allison to book your place, ranches.ladies@gmail.com
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Ranches Ladies members and their families.

Circles:

 Trips:

Join us and book your place:   In January we are planning an exciting zipline adventure and a trip to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Special Event:

Members and Partners Racing Night at Meydan – Thursday January 18th 2018

Discounts:

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