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All Salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles, and Sultana’s:                                    March 2019

Grand Commanders Comments:

I hope everyone is staying dry and warm……….. I’ve been in Oceanside close to 40 years now and cannot remember a winter as cold and with as much rain as we have had this year, and, it’s not over yet, the forecast is more rain this week and next week.  At least we don’t have the weather other parts of the country are having replica givenchy handbags.

Our annual Founder’s Day Memorial Mass was held on Feb 24th at the Old Mission San Luis Rey St. Clare Chapel. A delicious Lunch followed at Fratellli’s Italian Kitchen for the 20 plus members and guests who attended to remember the Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultana’s of Ben Ziri that have died since Ben Ziri was started in 1976.  A low Al Salaam to Stan and Marilyn Gilliand for chairing the event and to Fr Michael Dallmeier who celebrated the Mass.

Another Ben Ziri annual event is coming up this month. The St. Patrick’s Day Social will be on Saturday, March 23rd (See the attached Proclamation for all the details). Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage and all the fixins will be served. Memorial Scholarships will be awarded in the names of Sultana Gertrude Winslow and Sir Noble James Connolly.  Bruce and Juliana Taber will be chairing this special event again this year. If anyone would like to and can help serve on the committee, please call Juliana at: 760-415-7668. Also, please give Bruce or Juliana a call ASAP if you will be attending.

Remember. Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday March 10th.  Turn your clocks forward 1 hour.

Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander


Region Eight Raffle:

January Winners $100  Heather Braun,  $  50  Fran Samhammer

February Winners $100  Tim or Pearl Hilburn, $  50  Robbie Yeoman

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, March 21st  ……………… 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 March 23rd …….. St. Patrick’s Day Social….So Mark Your Calendars!

See Proclamation

Saturday April 27th  …….. Event Planning Meeting / Lunch

Proclamation To Follow


March  Birthdays:

1 …… Mechelle Rhead         7…….Bernard Kelly              16…… Pat Dambach

18…… Ray Werner             21……Thelma Poorman    25……Mary Cloud

31……Monica Acuna

March  Anniversaries:

19…... Ray and Marta Werner


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. 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 and Juliana Taber. Tim Sheer, son of Ed and Shay Sheer.


Michael Caligiuri,  Grand Commander                         

Phone #   760 940-9546



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