We started the new year with an informal coffee morning in the golfclub restaurant on Jan 2nd. The following week Yvette Judge gave her annual presentation on the Emirates Festival of Literature. We were lucky enough to enjoy a final presentation on early aviation and early history of Dubai from Sue Sharyn Ward before she left Dubai for good after more than 30 years here. We then had a presentation on Pain Management By Philippa Kirshiner from Fitness First and finally Yvonne Pond gave a presentation on her 2 trips to exotic Myanmar. Thanks to all the above ladies.
Allison organised a bus trip to Abu Dhabi to see the new Louvre Museum which we all found fascinating. LIz Stark’s new Theatre Appreciation Circle had its first outing to see Evita. Carolyn found several new discounts for us, Tribes, Style Beauty Salon and Needle and Thread and several new circles such as photography, Pilates and Kids Messy Play are about to start soon.
Sadly Andrea Williams our wonderful Website Co-ordinator and Sunday Post editor has resigned due to her return to UK. She had worked continuously for Ranches Ladies since she arrived, firstly as Circles Co-ordinator then Website Co-ordinator where she reorganised and updated the whole website. She also ran the Photobooks Circle and hosted Mosaics in her home. We shall miss her greatly and wish her well in future undertakings.
Sara Sutton after being trained by Andrea has now joined the committee and taken over Andrea’s job as Website and Sunday Post Co-ordinator as well as updating Facebook.
Permission has been given by the CDA to hold our AGM on 20th Feb and the slate of candidates are the current Board. If 51% of membership don’t attend then the second AGM will be on 27th of Feb.