President’s Monthly Message

June 2017

Dear Ladies

I’ll soon be off for the summer on June 8th to Edinburgh, I can’t call it sunny. I’ll be back to start off our winter programme which will start on Sept.12th. Many ladies have already gone and I wish all of you a pleasant summer wherever you are. If you are still in Dubai we are keeping on with programmes till 20th June but our coffee mornings continue all summer in the Baker Finch Room.

We are currently in the holy month of Ramadan and we say Ramadan Kareem to all our Moslem members and their families and Eid Mubarak when it finally comes.

We started May with our Summer Bazaar which was a huge success thanks to Hayet and her team of stallholders, to Kathy and her team who organised the raffle and to all who came and bought and supported us. In all over 11,000 dir was raised for club funds.

Next Chill Hair Salon sent 4 top hairdressers who transformed the hair of 4 ladies and answered all our questions and even kept going when the Scottish Dance Circle danced the Virginia Reel to keep us amused till the hairdressers finished. What a fun morning.

Farah our art circle leader gave us a presentation on how she celebrates Ramadan with her family.

We had a former soldier from the Oman Trucial Scouts David Neild who gave a fascinating talk about his experiences in Dubai in the 60’s. You can order his interesting book.

Finally Supriya who is circle leader for mahjong and Shanghai a card game showed us how to play Shanghai and taught us so well we didn’t want to stop.

Lunching out, organised by Lorna, went to McGettigan’s at the Madinat and had a look around the Souk Madinat beforehand.

We had two trips organised by Allison, one afternoon to Dubai Opera to see Mary Poppins which was fabulous and one to the retail outlet at Jebel Ali to see clothes being made and abayas being embroidered.

All our circles were still very active and all the ladies enjoyed a great month. Rosie Wood has taken on full time employment so we will no longer see her cheerful face greeting us and taking our money when we enter each Tuesday. Thank you for all your hard work for the past year Rosie. Do visit us again.

Do join us if you are not yet a member. We love all nationalities and all ages and ladies from anywhere in the Emirates and even those on holiday.

Best wishes

Carole