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All salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles and Sultanas                                            April 2018


I want to wish each of you the joy of Easter, fulfilling your hearts with the faith and joy of Our Risen Lord.

Tony and I went to see a movie Monday after Easter.  The name of the movie is “I Can Only Imagine”!  The movie is based on a true story of the man Bart Millden, who wrote a song of the same name  in 1987, as a member of the famous band MERCY ME.  Bart Milldens father was a drunk and abusive man who Found The Lord and changed completely.

I want to share the Lyrics with you:

"I Can Only Imagine"

I can only imagine what it will be like

When I walk by your side

I can only imagine what my eyes will see

When your face is before me

I can only imagine


 Surrounded by your glory

What will my heart feel?

Will I dance for you, Jesus,

Or in awe of you be still?

Will I stand in your presence

Or to my knees will I fall?

Will I sing hallelujah?

Will I be able to speak at all?

I can only imagine

I can only imagine


I can only imagine when that day comes

And I find myself standing in the sun

I can only imagine when all I will do

Is forever, forever worship you

I can only imagine, yeah

I can only imagine


St Patrick’s Day Social

The Social was a huge success thanks to the committee headed by Juliana Taber. A special thanks to the committee: Juliana Taber, Theresa Andreas, Geri Cooper, Maggie Owen and Fran Samhammer for organizing the extremely successful St. Patrick’s Day Social.

San Diego States Dr. Laura Hall and scholarship recipients were in attendance for the presentation of scholarships in the names Paul Cloud and Grace Cerkanowicz. Scholarships were also granted from the Maletta Fund Scholarship at the social. Thank You All!

Event Planning Meeting / Lunch

Every year we sit down and layout an event schedule for the coming year. Unfortunately we had to postpone this year and will notify everyone when a new date is set.

Region Eight Raffle:

Febuary Drawing $100 Hariet Peters, $50 Chris Braun.

March Drawing $100 Rosemary Cain, $50 Bob Santos.

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, April 19th   …….  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.

Postponed  ……Event Planning Meeting / Lunch

Will Notify When and Where


April Birthdays:

  1……. Neil Williams                     8……Janet Getty              14……. Herman Mosqueda

26…… Bill Stone                    27……Charlene Duren       29……..Geri Cooper

April Anniversaries:

24……. Kennith and Margaret Owen            26 …… Gene and Gretchen Buehl

26……. Ed and Hsiah (shay) Scheer

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, Don Getty , Janet Getty,  Ken Owen, Mona Weir and Juliana Taber.

Theresa Andreas,  Grand Commander                         SN Tony Andreas
Phone #   760 941-0365



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I was listening to a radio show that was talking about kids playing tag. Remember when we were younger and we would try to run from the person chasing us; all along trying so hard not to be “It”. “It” made me think about life. So many times I catch myself still running, not wanting to be “It”. However, God put us on earth to be tagged. He wants us to be “It”. People of this world are trying to change what God’s word is saying. However God wants us to go out and tag others to share HIS word and not the world’s interpretation. As members searching for new members, we can share the true gospel. Alhambra is unique in that way. As a Catholic organization when we find new members we are not just inviting them into the Order to serve God’s special people, we are also sharing the gospel with our works and with words when needed. I challenge each of us to keep running and tagging new members and guide them to become the next participant of,” Tag, You’re it”.


I am receiving applications that are not 100% completed. These applications will be returned back to the sender. This includes membership, transfer, reinstatement, scholarships, new membership grant, matching grant and any other applications that are sent in.


A big “THANK YOU” to our Scholarship Committee, they reviewed the applications and awarded 11 scholarships. The Supreme Directors received the checks and will present them to the recipients. Congratulations to everyone!


Two packs of ten tickets have been mailed to each member. We are asking to sell these tickets to relatives, friends, and neighbors. The cost of the tickets has remained at $5. The draw date will be May 22nd 2018 at our corporate office. To be in the draw, ticket stubs must be received by Denise no later than May 15th. A 5% commission will be paid to the Caravan of the selling member and the top 3 sellers will receive an award. So sell, sell, and sell. You get a chance to win  money/prizes and help your caravan get 5% back of what you sell. That is $5 back for every $100 you sell. The money can add up, so have every member in your caravan participate! It is a win,win!


This year, we have the Al Sunna and Rules combined together as one book. Each GC should have received 2 of these books, one for the GC and the other for the Scribe of Exchequer.


Social Media is up and running. The Order needs its Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles, Sultanas, family members and friends to “Like us” on Face Book and share our message on Twitter. Visit our Facebook page: and follow us on Twitter @Orderofalhambra. The more people, who are aware of our charitable work, will improve our position in recruiting new members. Please, all suggestions are welcome to help us in ascending the Order of Alhambra up the social media ladder.


It may seem early to think about next year’s vacation, but I want to allow time for each member to consider having a family vacation in Baltimore, MD next July. The Convention will be July 28th, 29th and 30th. The hotel, (Doubletree by Hilton in Linthicum, MD), is located on the outskirts of Baltimore. This is a convention which will welcome your entire family so you can make a vacation and visit the many attractions in close proximity. In Washington, DC you can visit the John Paul 11 Cultural Center in Washington that the Order helped to build and is; recognized at the center, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which is the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America. You can visit our national monuments and government buildings and many other tourist attractions in our Nation’s Capital. In Baltimore you can visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is the first cathedral built in America. You also have the Baltimore Inner Harbor, and the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Also, the Maryland State Capital located in historic Annapolis is only 15 minutes away. There are also golf courses located within 15 minutes of the hotel. As you can see, this convention has much to offer. There are many educational things to see and do and let’s not forget about the swimming in the hotel pool. Consider vacationing here and the hotel will allow you the same great price discount of $99 per night, 2 days before and 2 days after the convention. Did I mention the hotel offers free parking and shuttle service to and from the airport that is located 5 minutes away?