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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                            January  2020


GRAND COMMANDERS COMMENTS:

2020 is here and hopefully It will be a Good and Healthy year for all of us.  When I meet friends this time of the year, I wish them a Happy New Year and always add “and hope it’s a Healthy year for you”.  At my age and the age of many of our members, being and staying healthy seems to be foremost in our minds.

Recently we received a blast e-mail from Theresa Andreas informing us of recent medical issues of a few of our members as well as an update regarding members with recurring medical problems (thank you Theresa for the info).  Please continue with your prayers for their recovery and also for the members listed in the Fez Sez each month.  

With the new year ahead of us, as an organization, Ben Ziri will continue to be active, keeping in mind we are helping God’s  ‘Special People’  and will also  continue with the ‘Social’ part of  membership in the Order of Alhambra with our events and monthly meetings. 

I want to give a special thank you to Bruce Taber , our ‘Editor in chief’( among other jobs that he does) for keeping us all informed of our activities etc. by publishing  the monthly ‘Fez Sez’ .

In closing, I want to mention that on December 15th, Ben Ziri had it’s Christmas gala at El Camino County Club.  We had close to 30 people there enjoying a wonderful meal, a little bit of Christmas singing and each others company. I want to thank PGC Theresa Andreas for chairing the event, not just this year but for the past 18 years. (Now that’s dedication) Thank you Theresa…………………….

Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander  

 

Region Eight Raffle:

May Drawing $100 Rozanne Fischer,$50 Bruce Taber.

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, January 16th    …….  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. 

Sunday, Febuary 23rd …………. Ben Ziri Founder’s Day / Memorial Mass

Proclamation to Follow 

GOOD OF THE ORDER:

January  Birthdays:

11…….. Theresa Andreas           15…… Dorothy Man            18…… Stan Gilliland

22…….. Violet Mosqueda            23…… Roberto Ruis            25…... James Kostick

26………Michael Miller                27…… Deborah Yamazaki   30…….Keno Baca

January Anniversaries:

 17……. Herbert and Dorothy Man                  24……  Celso and Alicia Aberin

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, Thelma Poorman. The Andreas family member Shane Romick.  Lupe Marez, Juliana Renfro, Bob Santos, Fran Santos, Dorothy Van Tassel, Ken Owen, Maggie 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 and Ted Napolitano.

Michael Caligiuri,  Grand Commander                         

Phone #   760 940-9546
Email:
mscaligiuri@cox.net

Website: www.benziri.com




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DECEMBER-2019-NEWSLETTER
FROM: DENISE BLAKELY, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

WISHING ALL A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE
Please mail you raffle stubs to me a.s.a.p. I extended the date a few days so that we can get them in. The first drawing is December 13, 2019.
I appreciate your support and good luck in the drawing.

PER CAPITA
Just a reminder. If you have not paid your per-capita you should do so a.s.a.p. to receive the best discount.
Discount is: $60. If paid by December 30th

MEMBERSHIP
If we are going to recruit new members, remember that perseverance can take you further with God.

IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS
I received a phone call from PGC Jack Templin, member of Manresa. He suggests recruiting Knights of Columbus members and priest in addition to your regular recruiting. The Knights work very well for the Michigan members along with the priest. Perhaps you have KoC Deputies that are members in your caravan now who would be interested in helping you establish a relationship with its members. Don’t give up, persevere! Thank you for your suggestion!

THE ALHAMBRAN QUARTERLY
Please get ready to have your articles in to the editor no later than January 5, 2020. We are sticking to this deadline date and will get the 3rd edition out shortly thereafter. Please remember that everything sent into the editor should be done exactly as you want it to appear in the paper. Refer to the Alhambran Quarterly articles as an example.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING😊
Mark your calendar and start planning. Our 59th Biennial Convention will be in San Antonio, TX, July 25, 2021, July 26, 2021 and July 27, 2021. Don’t forget you will want to register at the hotel no later than Saturday, July 24, 2021 and leave no earlier than Wednesday, July 28, 2021. We will let you know as time gets closer when you can start making reservations. I would love to have more families attend the convention in San Antonio like we did in Baltimore, MD. No matter how big or how small your caravan is, please plan to attend. We want you there.

D&O INSURANCE FOR US CARAVANS ONLY
Just a reminder to start thinking about Caravan D&O Insurance. I am awaiting information from the insurance company. The price should not be too different than the past few years. This is an affordable way caravans can protect themselves. Insurance will be effective: February 2, 2020.

MEDALLION
Medallions make great stocking stuffers. Please order yours now to get them by Christmas! 😊
Cost of medallion is $30 and $5 for ribbon.


RECRUITMENT IS CRUCIAL TO THE ORDER. DO YOUR PART!