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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                            January  2019


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family members and/or friends.  

Christmas is that time of the year when we think about and celebrate the real reason for Christmas; the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  It’s also the time when we are together with family and friends sharing a delightful meal, talking, laughing, and showing our love for each other. Christmas can be extra special when your my age and can share the day with your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Denise Blakely, the Order of Alhambra’s Executive Secretary, sends a monthly  letter to all Grand Commanders, and Supreme Officers.  We  (Ben Ziri) discuss her letter at our monthly meetings. Her December letter is one I would like to share with the entire caravan members.

“Christmas comes but once a year, unless you are an Alhambra member.  With the gift of love and dedication each of you give to our special friends, you make it feel like Christmas every day. I see the pictures throughout the year of all events and I can never tell who is having the most fun. The happiness and joy on everyone’s face is always priceless. Thank you for serving the Alhambra and sharing God’s love ! “

Denise is referring to the ‘Alhambran’ which is published every 2-3 months, and has  photo’s of Caravan events. After a long absence, the latest issue will have photo’s of Ben Ziri.  It’s nice to show everyone that Ben Ziri is strong, dedicated and active.

In closing, I want to mention that on December 8th, Ben Ziri had it’s Christmas gala at El Camino County Club.  We had close to 40 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:

New Raffle Year Buy Your Tickets!!

The Raffle drawing will take place at the Ben Ziri Meeting each month. Please join us.

Tickets are still available!!

At our last meeting the discussion of changing the meeting start time to earlier in the day. We are looking for input on whether it would benificial to some member. Please contact Bruce at the address below with your input.

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, Jan 17th  ……………… 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.

Sunday, Febuary 24th …… Ben Ziri Founder’s Day / Memorial Mass

See Proclamation


Saturday March 16th …….. St. Patrick’s Day Social …. So Mark Your Calendars!

Proclamation To Follow

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

Proclamation To Follow


January  Birthdays:

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

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

27……… Deborah Yamazaki 

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. 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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