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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                                August 2018


GRAND COMMANDERS COMMENTS:

Ben Ziri Caravan has functioned as a great caravan for many years. The truth of the matter is that the caravan only functions well if we have good leadership. Leadership comes from the officers that are elected to run the caravan. The time has come for us as a caravan to select the slate of officers who will represent Ben Ziri in the coming year. The selection committee will meet at 2pm at the Andreas residence this coming Wednesday, August eighth. We will be calling members and asking if they will be willing to step up and take an officer position. I have always felt that it is an honor to represent our caravan as I have done as your Grand Commander for these past two years. However the time has come for somebody else to lead us for the next year. It is important for the incoming officers to bring new ideas, new vision, to the office to which they are elected. Please give some thought to serving as an officer of Ben Ziri caravan this coming year. You will find that it is a very rewarding task. You may even find that you are capable of doing things that you didn’t think that you could do. You do not have to wait to be called to run for an office, you may call me at any time to submit your name as a candidate. Call me at 1- 760- 941- 0365 and your name will be put on the ballot. The slate of names running for office will be published in the September Fez Sez and the election will be held at the October 18th meeting.

I would like to take this time to thank all of the officers who have served with me this last two years. You have all given me the help I have needed, and kept me in accord with the Al Sunna, which are the rules of our Order of Alhambra. Thank you again. It has been a wonderful two years.   Theresa Andreas Grand Commander

Ben Ziri Annual Soup Cook-Offand Halloween Costume Social

This year we will be holding the Fourth Annual Soup Cook-Off October 27th. This will a Halloween Theme Social so Costume It Up!! Soup and Chowder entries from members, friends and whomever will be welcome. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes also for Best Costume!!( see Proclamation)!  …….So Mark Your Calender’s

Ben Ziri Installation of Officers

This year we will be holding the Installation of Officers at the Soup Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Social. This should be a memorable event as everone will be in costume as the officers are sworn in.

SN Mike Caligiuri will orchestrate the proceedings.

What Possibly Could Go Wrong!!

Region Eight Raffle:

April Drawing $100 Cynthia Becker, $50 Julie Plaiseted.

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, August 16th   …….  Ben Ziri Caravan Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at the Mission San Luis Rey Parish at 6:00pm.

Saturday, August 4th  ………Lunch and Matinee at Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre

                                                                  See Proclamation

October 27th … Annual Soup Cook-Off/ Halloween Costume Social / Installation of Officers

                                                                   See Proclamation

GOOD OF THE ORDER:

August Birthdays:

1………Frances Ehrhart                10……. Mary Flaherty                 12…….  Connie Tirona         

13…… Dee Stone                         25.…… Joan McDonald

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, Grace Cerkanowicz.  Helen Schweneker (Grace henry’s sister), Margarita Duran, Joy De Maggio. Tom Baxter’s sister Elizabeth, Thelma Poorman. The Andreas family member Shane Romick.  Lupe Marez, Juliana Renfro, Bob Santos, Fran Santos, Dorothy Van Tassel, Maggie Owens sister Barbara, Ken Owen, Mona Weir and Juliana Taber.


Theresa Andreas,  Grand Commander                         SN Tony Andreas
Phone #   760 941-0365
Email:
treetony@cox.net

Website: www.benziri.com

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AUGUST 2018-NEWSLETTER

FROM:  DENISE BLAKELY, denise@orderofalhambra.org

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PER CAPITA FOR 9-1-2018

The COV voted on the per-capita at its July meeting.  The per-capita is as follows if paid in full by:

September-    $47.00 if paid by Sept. 30th              November-     $56.00 if paid by Nov. 30th

October-         $51.00 if paid by Oct. 31st                December-      $61.00 if paid by Dec. 31st

Invoices will be mailed out September 1, 2018 to all GC’s. Best price if paid early!

THINGS TO KNOW FROM THE JULY, 2018 COV MEETING

The selling of the Christmas raffle tickets allowed the COV to lessen the per-capita from $50 per member to $47 per member, if paid by September 30, 2018. This is a $4 reduction than last year’s per-capita. Please note procedures:  The caravan bills the member “DUES”. The member pays their caravan dues, whatever that rate is set by their caravan. The Secretariat then invoices the caravan per-capita based on the total membership as of September 1, 2018 to be paid on the scale above.  It will be the responsibility of the caravan to pass on the $4 savings to the member. This is the lowest reduction in per-capita we have had. This proves participating in the selling of the raffle tickets does help.

                                                                                 MEMBERSHIP

At the COV meeting we had over the weekend, SD Cliff Dake spoke the words of PSA, Gary DeCarlo, “TOGETHER, WE ALL DO MORE”.  What powerful words. When we have Alhambra members work together, accomplishments and membership could be endless! Every organization is hurting for membership. The difference between those organizations and the Alhambra; is we have the love of Christ from members who have amazed us over and over again. This comes from the love of serving God and our special friends. So during the next fundraiser or membership drive, keep the words of PSA, Gary DeCarlo, “TOGETHER, WE ALL DO MORE”.  Let us keep Alhambra moving forward and remember we are all in this “TOGETHER”.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

By now all GC’s have received their packet I sent. This consists of an Election of Grand Divan Form, Membership Cards, Dues Notices, Convention information, Roster, a Directory, etc. Please hold on to this information and pass it on to the appropriate Grand Divan member(s) who need to complete the request. Please note dates that items are due. The rosters are to be returned no later than August 15, 2018, even if there are no changes needed. The per-capita billing in September will be based on your caravan roster update on file as of September 1st. Notify your caravan if you have moved. Thank you!

SPIRITUAL/HEALING CARD PROGRAM

The Healing and Spiritual Gift Card Program is available to all caravans, members of the Order and non-members.  Flowers are nice to send when sending condolences however; they do not last very long.  Consider giving a Spiritual Card to the family.  All enrollees will benefit and be remembered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by our Supreme Chaplain, Reverend Paul Ballien. You can use these cards for other things as well.  Birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, congratulations or when a spirit needs lifting.  The Healing Cards are also available and receive the same benefit of being remembered in prayer by our Supreme Chaplain. People need healing request for more than just medical.  People would love to receive a card for hard times they are going through or just healing of our soul.  The donor and enrollee names also appear quarterly in our Alhambran paper. All monies derived from these cards are donations to the Alhambra Charity Fund, Inc.  I urge you to please encourage use of these cards by your members, friends and caravans.  If you need cards, please feel free to contact me.  This is a great program!

***IMPORTANT CONVENTION INFORMATION***

58TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION, BALTIMORE, MD

PLEASE START MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2019 CONVENTION IN BALTIMORE, MD.  PLEASE CALL A.S.A.P. TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM. THIS HOTEL FILLS UP FAST AND WE HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ROOMS. A CREDIT CARD IS TAKEN JUST TO HOLD YOUR ROOM, NOTHING WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR ACCOUNT UNTIL YOU CHECK-OUT.  PLEASE CONTACT THE DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON, 410-859-8400 AND TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE ORDER OF ALHAMBRA CONVENTION. DATES ARE: JULY 28, 2019-JULY 30, 2019.  YOU MAY WANT TO ARRIVE ON SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019.

MEMBERSHIP SUCCESS BEGINS WITH THE NEXT NEW MEMBER