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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                                August 2020


As you know the Supreme Commander of the Order of Alhambra has suspended all physical meetings of the Caravans until the threat of the coronavirus has subsided. Because of this order and the good common sense of Ben Ziri Caravan members we were not able to have the St. Patty’s Day Social. It is at this social that Ben Ziri Caravan honors our members who have passed on since the last St. Patty’s Day Social. We present scholarships in their names to students studying for post graduate degrees in the Special Education Department Of San Diego State University. After waiting hopefully for almost four months and finally coming to the realization that it would be impossible to present the scholarships at a social at any time soon the Scholarship Committee decided to allow Dr. Laura Hall; the head of the Special Education Department; to award the scholarships to the recipients. Dr. Laura has done this and has promised to send letters to the next of kin of each of the Honorees notifying them that this has been done. As Chairman of the Scholarship Committee I have also notified each of the next of kin and explained why the awards were not done at a social as in years past. Everybody agrees that the year 2020 has not been a typical year and we have all been forced to improvise on many matters both large and small. To refresh your memories I will list those members of Ben Ziri Caravan whom we honored with the presentation of scholarships this year.


Sultana Grace Henry                                            

Lady Noble Thelma Poorman

Lady Noble Margaret Owen

Sultana Margarite Duran

Sir Noble James Nilles

Sir Noble Herb Man

Sultana Joan McDonald

These seven people were beloved members of Ben Ziri Caravan and they will be sorely missed. I am sure their loved ones would appreciate a phone call or a card from our members who remember them fondly.

PGC Tony Andreas  (Scholarship Committee chairman)


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

Region Eight Raffle:

July Drawing $100 Larry Wilson, $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


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

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Thursday, August 20th    …….  Monthly Ben Ziri Meeting

Cancelled due to Coronavirus !


August Birthdays:

1………Vince Braun               1………Frances Ehrhart                   10……. Mary Flaherty

12…….Connie Tirona           13…… Dee Stone

August Anniversaries:

16…. Thomas and Caye Baxter   25……. Roberto and Jean Ruis 

30… Tony and Theresa Andreas

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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