All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas September 2019
GRAND COMMANDERS COMMENTS:
Today is Labor Day, which usually signals the end of summer and we look forward to cooler days ahead, but that does not seem to happen anymore. I’m now a firm believer that climate around the world is changing – heat waves across the U.S and Europe, ice caps in Alaska melting faster than ever before, catastrophic hurricane in the Bahamas and the south eastern U.S. and that’s just what is happening now. So ever if it’s still hotter than we would like (and it will cool down), southern California has one of the best climates in the U.S. and elsewhere…………………..
As I mentioned in last month’s Fez Sez, Ben Ziri will soon be the only caravan left in California, well soon became now. Ronda Caravan # 84, the oldest caravan in California has disbanded, and 7 of the remaining members have transferred to Ben Ziri. We know some of them, Bob Santos, Larry Lawrence, and Ted Napolitian. The other transferees are: Louis Darin, Carl Fisher, Dom Pizzulli and Dan Urrutia. We welcome them all to Ben Ziri and hope to see them at out next event on October 26th and at our annual Christmas gala on December 7th.
I want to remind everyone that we have a “triple event” coming up on Saturday October 26th at the Oceanside Women’s Club. It will be (1) our annual Soup Cook off, (2) Installation ceremony for the incoming officers of Ben Ziri and (3) a dress up Halloween party. It should be a fun day, so mark your calendars with the date, and lets have a good turnout…Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander
Proposed list of Ben Ziri Caravan Officers for 2020
The following list is composed of Sir Nobles and Lady Nobles who have been contacted and agreed to serve, if elected, on the Ben Ziri Officer’s Divan for the coming year. Any other member desiring to run for office should contact the Grand Commander as soon as possible and ask to be added to the list of candidates. The more members that are willing to seek office the better it is for the caravan. The election of officers will be held during the October 19, 2019 caravan meeting. This is a very important meeting for the future of the caravan and all members are urged to attend. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.
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
Ben Ziri Annual Soup Cook-Offand Halloween Costume Social
This year we will be holding the Fifth Annual Soup Cook-Off October 26th. This will a Halloween Theme Social so Costume It Up!! Soup and Chowder entries from members, friends and whomever will be welcome. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes also for Best Costume!!( see Proclamation)! …….So Mark Your Calender’s
Ben Ziri Installation of Officers
This year we will be holding the Installation of Officers at the Soup Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Social. This should be a memorable event as everone will be in costume as the officers are sworn in.
SN Mike Caligiuri will orchestrate the proceedings.
What Possibly Could Go Wrong!!
Region Eight Raffle:
May Drawing $100 Louis Darwin,$50 Fran Samhammer
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 19th ……. Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting
This meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish at 6:00pm.
Saturday September 7th ………Lunch and Matinee at Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre
October 26th … Annual Soup Cook-Off/ Halloween Costume Social / Installation of Officers
Saturday, December 7th ………. Ben Ziri Christmas Gala
Proclamation to Follow
GOOD OF THE ORDER:
11……. Thomas Baxter 21……..Gene Buehl 22…… Dennis Duren
20……. Christopher Martin 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. Margarita Duran, Joy De Maggio. Tom Baxter’s sister Elizabeth, Tom Baxter, Thelma Poorman. 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.
Michael Caligiuri, Grand Commander
Phone # 760 940-9546