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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                       September 2021


BEN ZIRI CARAVAN IS BACK IN BUSINESS……………… We had our 1st in person meeting on August 19th.  It was great to be able to see and be with each other once again, to take care of caravan business and socialize after the meeting.

One item of discussion was the time for future monthly meetings. The consensus was to have the meetings earlier in the day, not at 6:00 pm. So, our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 16th, at 1:00 pm  at the usual location, the K of C hall at Mission San Luis Rey.  We will have dessert type refreshments and drinks after the meeting. Thanks to Fernando and Ida Acuna for arranging the use of the K of C hall for our earlier meeting’s.

Let’s have a good turnout.  September is the month we have to present a slate of officers for next year. Among other discussion items, we have to decide if we want to have a Christmas party in December and if so, where. So mark your calendars for the Sept 16th meeting. Let’s try to have a good turnout. Looking forward to seeing you again…….. Mike Caligiuri,  Grand Commander

We are coming up on the anniversary of 9/11/2021. When the planes flew into the towers and the pentagon Theresa and I were touring Italy. Suddenly we went from having the time of our lives to shock, confusion and an all consuming anger. We quickly discovered that there was no way that we could return home immediately so we decided to continue on the tour. When I returned home I shared my thoughts in my monthly newsletter to the members of my Alhambra caravan. Twenty years later after re-reading them I decided to share them with you. I find that my feelings have not changed. I leave the judgment and the meting out of justice to God. Only He has that right. May peace be with you…….. Tony A.

Region Eight Raffle:

August Drawing $100 Rozanne Fischer, $50 Rosemary Cain.

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


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Thursday, Sept 16th      …….  Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish at 1:00pm.


September Birthdays:

    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       

September Anniversaries:

    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;

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, Fran Samhammer and Frances Ehrhart.


Michael Caligiuri,  Grand Commander                         

Phone #   760 940-9546



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Roster and per-capita

Please remember to send your roster to me a.s.a.p. as it was due August 15th.  The per-capita will be based on your roster by August 31st.  All Grand Commanders received an e-mail regarding the per-capita and the one-time charity request. Your caravan will be invoiced September 1st and cannot be altered.



Thank you for making our convention a great success. We had an awesome time and could not have done this without all your support.  Thank you again for all you do for the Order and for me. God bless you all.



As Christians, it is so important to keep God first in everything we do.  We cannot do the work of God without God.  He is not after our goodness he is after our transformation. He crucified our old sin nature so that we can serve him by serving others and sharing his word through our words and actions. So, the next time we think that it is hard to recruit new members, remember there is nothing too great for God. Don’t limit God. Recruitment is a challenge, but if God made everything easy for us, we would never seek him to get us through those tough times in our life.


VSC Cliff Dake is a good Christian man who is excited to lead the Order with membership and is willing to speak with any member to discuss recruitment.  He has created a guide for membership recruitment. please click the following link and discuss it in your caravan. Remember, recruiting is the lifeblood of the Order!

Click here to view the 2021 Recruitment Guide (PDF)