All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas September 2020
GRAND COMMANDERS COMMENTS:
I hope you are all well and staying safe from the Corona virus pandemic that has been with us now for over 6 months. Who would have ever thought that our lives and the lives of almost everyone in the world would have changed in so many ways because of COVID-19. Even though things are getting better locally with the infection rate down and more businesses starting to open, schools might be opening again, the pandemic is far from over, and we have to accept it and continue to stay safe. Hopefully a vaccine will be developed and made available soon, so we can start to get our lives back to normal.
One major change that has occurred in my life and probably all of yours as well is the absence of Sociability. I hardly ever see my children, grand, and great grandchildren. ( I think that’s mostly because they want to protect me at my age ), however we have developed a weekly Zoom meeting, so we do get to see and talk to each other weekly. I don’t see my friends ( like all of you) and have tried to keep in touch via the phone. Last month, Geri Cooper and I started calling Ben Ziri members, just to ‘keep in touch’, to say hello, ask how there doing etc. We will continue making calls this month.
We have not had a meeting or event since February, and I don’t know when we will be able to start again. However, thanks to Tony Andreas for his update in last month’s Fez Sez on our Scholarship program and thanks again to Bruce Taber for publishing the monthly Fez Sez, we are able to’ keep in touch’.
Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander
Proposed list of Ben Ziri Caravan Officers for 2021
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic it is proposed we keep the existing slate of officers and forgo the October elections. The current officers have agreed to continue their duties for the coming year. Feel free to send any comments to GC Mike Caligiuri.
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:
August Drawing $100 Roy Aparicio, $50 Joshua Tye.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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, September 17th ……. Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting
Cancelled due to Coronavirus !
GOOD OF THE ORDER:
8…..Sabih (Larry) Lawrence 11……. Thomas Baxter 21……Gene Buehl
22…..Dennis Duren 20……. Christopher Martin 24…….Fr Michael Dallmeier
27…..Seth Easley 28……. Marilyn Gilliland
5… Stan and Marilyn Gilliland 22… Bill and Dee Stone 28…..Bob and Fran Santos
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, Rich Miro, Ted Napolitano and Fran Samhammer.
Michael Caligiuri, Grand Commander
Phone # 760 940-9546