President’s Monthly Message


Dear Ladies,

This weekend we are all celebrating the 46th Anniversary of the founding of U.A.E   Congratulations to all the Rulers of the U.A.E.  on the creation of this marvellous country.

This month we started with a presentation by Katy Keating a self published author on how to write a novel.  She gave us many useful tips.  We next enjoyed a presentation from Dyson on their marvellous house cleaning products and hairdryers.  One of our favourite fashion shops Oasis in Wafi Mall organised a fashion morning for the ladies using our own ladies as models.

Lastly Hayet organised yet another wonderful Festive Bazaar for us to do our festive season shopping in the surroundings of the beautifully decorated by Hayet Baker Finch Room at the golf club.

Allison organised a lovely yacht trip around the Palm,the Marina and along the coast past the Burj al Arab.  The sea was a bit choppy but that was part of the fun.  Thanks Allison.

Our other trip was organised by Jackie Daair the leader of the Garden Circle. We went to Sustainable City to see how cities of the future may evolve.  Thanks Jackie.

After a break of several years we can finally offer mums with young children a circle of their own.  Lianne Oates is offering music based activities one morning a week in the Loft Room of the golf club for tiny tots.  She is a qualified occupational therapist so do pass the word around.

Caroline Lovell has joined the committee as Discount Co-ordinator. Welcome Caroline

The CDA has changed its policy regarding an office.  Elliot Gray the Manager of the golf club has offered us a desk in the office which is now our permanent home.  We have been able to cancel our office in International City thus saving us around 40,000 dir a year.   Thank you Elliot.

Lastly we have lots of new members who are very willing to take an active part in Ranches Ladies with lots of offers of help. You get out of life what you put into it ladies.  Well done.

We will have our last meeting in the gofl club on 5th Dec with our Christmas Party and start again on 9th January but don’t forget the Festive Coffee Morning held in my garden on the 12th Dec.  Sign up on the 5th.

It only remains for me to wish all of you a happy festive season, Merry Christmas to all our members and their families who celebrate it and Happy New Year to all.