All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas October 2020
GRAND COMMANDERS COMMENTS:
The months seem to be going by fast or maybe I’m getting used to living with COVID-19. Let’s hope and pray that a vaccine will become available soon and we will start getting our lives back to normal.
Now for some good news; The Supreme office has announced that because of the COVID pandemic and Caravans have not had meetings, events or fund raisers for over 7 months, that each caravan will receive $12.00 per member reduction of the annual $ 45.00 per capita due to Supreme, and will be payable to the charity of our choice. This amounts to $ 600.00 for Ben Ziri which will be sent to San Diego State for our Scholarship program. Additionally, because we have not had our usual meetings, events or fund raisers, I have recommended that the annual dues of $40.00 for Ben Ziri (which are usually due in October) be waived for 2020/2021. This recommendation was approved by the Caravan’s key officers. Our Treasurer is sufficient enough that the $2,000.00 in loss income will not hurt us financially.
Stay safe, stay healthy, wear your mask if you are going anywhere and stay away from crowds…….
Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander
List of Ben Ziri Caravan Officers for 2021
With a vote by Acclamation the following list of officers have been elected to service for the coming year.
Grand Commander Mike Caligiuri
Vice Grand Commander Ed Scheer
Grand Chamberlain Stan Gilliland
Scribe of the Exchequer Fernando Acuna
Grand Scribe Tony Andreas
Grand Advocate Ed Scheer
Grand Editor/Historiographer Bruce Taber
Master of the Wardrobe Ken Owen
Master of the Bodyguard Geri Cooper
Master of the Oasis Juliana Taber
Sentinel of the Tower Fe Castro
Sentinel of the Desert Fran Samhammer
Chaplain Fr. Michael Dallmeier
All Caravan Functions will be Postponed until the Coronavirus Pandemic has passed. Be Safe and God Bless.
Region Eight Raffle:
Sept Drawing $100 Joyce Braun,$50 Ed Erhart.
The Raffle drawing will take place at the Ben Ziri Meeting each month. Please join us.
Tickets are still available!!
Contact Info: We are adding additional contact info in our database to help us keep in contact in case of changes we are not aware of. Please forward your alternate contact info to my email: email@example.com the address below:
1826 Via Monserate
Fallbrook, Ca. 92028
ON GOING PROJECTS:
Website……. I encourage everyone who has access to the internet to visit the site periodically. You can view the latest Blog, Photo Gallery, The Fez Sez, Event Calendar, Meeting Minutes, Membership Applications, Scholarship Application, Caravan By Laws and Make a Donation at www.benziri.com.
The Fez Sez:…..If anyone is not receiving the Fez Sez via email and would like to, please contact me and I will make sure it happens.
The Fez Sez:…..If anyone would like contribute to The Fez Sez please forward it to me for publishing.
Thursday, October 15th ……. Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting
Cancelled due to Coronavirus !
GOOD OF THE ORDER:
2……..Marcos Montano 5…… John Straton Jr 12…… Margaret Hernandez
13…… Juliana Taber 14……Ronald Sanchez 18….... Rich Miro
27…… Barbara Barrett 28……Laverne Burns 30…… Jean Nilles
7…. Bruce and Juliana Taber 24……. James and Carol Kostick
Sickness and Distress:
Please keep in your prayers all our members, families and loved ones, and especially;
Herman and Violet Mosqueda, John Pacheco, John Brown, Lucy Carroll, Mary Cloud. Joy De Maggio. Tom Baxter’s sister Elizabeth, Tom Baxter. The Andreas family member Shane Romick. Lupe Marez, Juliana Renfro, Bob Santos, Fran Santos, Dorothy Van Tassel, Ken Owen, Juliana Taber, Don and Janet Getty , Eric Gilliland son of Stan and Marilyn Gilliland, Fr Michael Dallmeier, Carol Kostick, Chuck and Joanie Ayash, Ted Napolitano and Fran Samhammer.
Michael Caligiuri, Grand Commander
Phone # 760 940-9546