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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                                                           May 2019


A wise man once said “ No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.  The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude”.

When I read this I thought about the success Ben Ziri Caravan has had over the past 40 years, and I want to acknowledge and thank caravan members, families and friends ( many of whom have passed away) who have supported Ben Ziri and the Order of Alhambra over the years; without you and them, we could not have continued as an organization achieving the success we have had.

On April 27th we had a combined monthly meeting and annual ‘event’ planning meeting along with a pot luck luncheon at the home of Bruce and Juliana Taber. ( Thank you Bruce and Juliana for hosting this important meeting once again). 13 members attended and enjoyed the delicious food and spending part of a beautiful day with each other. I want to thank those who brought the food and helped plan the events for Ben Ziri for the remaining months of 2019 and early 2020.  We will be following events that we had in 2018 and early 2019. The plan is complete….. now I ask each member to ‘support’ these events as much as you possibly can.

Mike Caligiuri, Grand Commander

June 29th is the Ben Ziri Chili Cook Off fund raiser and tickets have been sent to all associated with the caravan. This is an opportunity to invite (sell a ticket to) family, friends, neighbors and whomever and expose them to what Alhambra and Ben Ziri are all about.

We need Chili Entries!

Please contact me if you or a friend would like to enter a recipe. Bruce

Region Eight Raffle:

Raffle Winners for March: $100  Juanita Sethney, $  50  Fran Samhammer

Raffle Winners for April: $100  Larry Lawrence, $  50   Tony Andreas

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, May 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, June 29th  ………Chili Cook-Off

See Proclamation


May Birthdays:

  1……. Caye Baxter                        20……  Fernando Acuna

May Anniversaries:

  7 ……..Charles and Joan Ayash     14……. Robert and Mary Flaherty

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, Don and Janet Getty and Fr Michael Dallmeier.


Michael Caligiuri,  Grand Commander                        
Phone #   760 940-9546


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