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All Salaam Sir Nobles, Lady Nobles, and Sultana’s:                                 February 2018

Grand Commanders Comments:


A tip of the Fez and a sloppy kiss from the Caravan’s camel to all those members who slaved over hot stoves and produced soups for the Ben Ziri Souper Bowl, that was held at the Oceanside Women’s Club this past Saturday. There were eleven entries in three different contests. All the soups were terrific and the judges had a very difficult time coming up with winners. As far as I was concerned every entry was a winner, and I tried them all. A low salaam to Maggie Owen for securing the club for the event and manning the ticket table as usual. Two huge camel kisses to Bruce and Julie Taber for all their hard work and for organizing this wonderful gathering. Thank you to all who helped in any way. Thank you to all of the members who sent in their donations. They made the event a financial success. However, I feel sorry for those of you who were not able to attend. These socials are the life blood of the caravan. A chance for all members to get together and enjoy the company of old friends. The money raised goes to a good cause but the chance to spend time together is equally important. We are a social group and the close friendships we have forged through the years are priceless. Please take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the company of your friends.

Ben Ziri Caravan has the annual Memorial Mass coming up this Sunday at the Old Mission San Luis Rey. The details are all in the proclamation attached to this newsletter. Please read it and make every effort to come and to pray for our deceased Sir Nobles and Sultanas.  

Theresa Andreas

Grand Commander

Ben Ziri  Caravan #218


According to the Ground Hog we have six more weeks of winter.  So light up your fire place and snuggle up with a good book and a warm drink.  However, make sure you attend our next meeting Feb. 15th.

12 days of Christmas Raffle:  Maggie Owen $40,  Chris Braun $70 and Janet Getty $100.  Congratulations to All!!!

Region Eight Raffle:

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 as VGC Tony Andreas does every month please forward it to me for publishing.



Thursday, February 15th   …….  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, February 4th …………… Ben Ziri Founder’s Day / Memorial Mass

See Proclamation

Saturday March 17th …… St. Patrick’s Day Social ..So Mark Your Calendars!

See Proclamation

Saturday March 31st  ……Event Planning Meeting / Lunch

Proclamation To Follow



February  Birthdays:

10…… Michael Caligiuri   16…… Kennith Owen       21…… Ida Acuna

24…… Lupe Marez          25…… Robert Flaherty

February  Anniversaries:

 9……. Fernando and Ida Acuna


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 znd Juliana Taber.


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


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