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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                       September 2020


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: 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 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 !


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;

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



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