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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                                                           May 2020

I’ll begin my comments this month by saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU to all of you who responded to my e-mail of a couple of weeks ago asking  ‘ How are you doing’.  It was great hearing from so many of you and what your doing throughout these most difficult days. It was especially good news to learn that you are doing O.K. and are staying healthy considering that almost all of our members are in that vulnerable group to come down with the Coronavirus.

I normally do not try to preach or lecture anyone, however I would like to pass on to you some of my thoughts and feelings:  For most of my entire life (and that’s a lot of years) I’ve tried to have and live with a ‘positive attitude’, no matter what I’ve been faced with.  I see a glass that is half FULL not half EMPTY.  Today in spite of the terrible COVID-19 pandemic I still try to have that positive attitude. Even though the world as we know it may change forever, we have to change with it to survive.  Think positive……Follow the guidelines……….. Stay Safe……. Stay healthy……..Try to stay occupied……. Pray and keep faith in our God…….  We have heard this said, and I agree, “This too shall pass”, and hopefully it will be sooner than later………

We of course had to cancel all Ben Ziri caravan activities for March and April, and it appears like the same for May.  We will let you know if that changes.

Thanks to our ‘Grand’ editor Bruce Taber, who continues with the monthly ‘Fez Sez’ to keep our members informed as best we can.

Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander

All Caravan Functions will be Postponed untill the Coronavirus Pandemic has passed. Be Safe and God Bless.

Region Eight Raffle:

March Drawing $100 Joyce Braun, $50 Debbie Acuna.

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

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.

FUTURE EVENTS:

Thursday, May 21st    …….  Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting

Cancelled due to Coronavirus !

GOOD OF THE ORDER:

May Birthdays:

  1……. Caye Baxter                        20……  Fernando Acuna

May Anniversaries:

  7 ……..Charles and Joan Ayash     14……. Robert and Mary Flaherty

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
Email:
mscaligiuri@cox.net

Website: www.benziri.com


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