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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                        October 2020



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: taberbc@gmail.comor the address below:

1826 Via Monserate

 Fallbrook, Ca. 92028


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

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 !



October Birthdays:

 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

October Anniversaries:

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


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