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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                       November 2019


On October 26th Ben Ziri had it’s 5th annual “Soup Cook-off”.  It was another successful event and a fun day for those who attended.  We had a very good turnout of members and guests, plus 9 different and delicious soups to taste and enjoy. A profound Al Salam to all the cooks and congratulations to the winners.

The annual Soup and Chili cook-off events along with the annual St Patty’s day social are the only ‘fund raisers’ Ben Ziri currently have and I want to thank the members who cannot attend but yet continue to support these events with a check; Thank You, Thank You.

This year in addition to the soup Cook-off and being so close to Halloween, there were 10 or 12  members and guests that dressed up  in great looking costumes.  The judges had a difficult time selecting the best outfit.  The winners were none other than Bruce and Juliana Taber; Bruce was dressed as the Pope and Juliana as a Nun. ( They looked great).

We ended the busy but fun day with the past Supreme Commander ( and now a member of Ben Ziri) Vince Braun presiding over the Installation Ceremony for the incoming officers of Ben Ziri.

Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander

Soup-Off 2018:

Thanks to all for their Soup entries as they were all outstanding, but 3 stood out as determined by all.

                       1st Place  LN Geri Cooper

                       2nd Place LN Maggie Owen

                       3rd Place  Hsiah (shay) Sheer

The 50/50 was won by RD Chris Braun and Donated it back to the Caravan !! We Redrew and

LNMarilyn Gilliland Won.

The Door Prize was won by guest Holly JonesWay to go!!!

A Special Thanks to all members for supporting our fundraisers in particular those who continue to support us even though they are unable to attend. Thank You: Dorothy Van Tassel, Don Getty,

Ed Ehrhart, Seth Easley, Mary Cloud, Bob Santos, Thomas Ratchford and Grover Jackson to name a few.

Region Eight Raffle:

May Drawing $100 Tavia Higgins,$50 Rozanne Fischer.

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, November 21st    …….  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, December 15th ………. Ben Ziri Christmas Gala

See Proclamation


November Birthdays:

  2……Fran Samhammer            3…… Anthony Castaneda              14…….. Carl Fischer             

17…… Bruce Taber                   18……. Celso Aberin                        19……Tony Andreas

November Anniversaries:

30….Ed and Frances Ehrhart

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. Margarita Duran, 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, 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



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