top of page

January 2023

Updated: Feb 27, 2023



Meetings

1st & 3rd Thursday

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Jacket and Tie

4093 NW 4th Ave.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 501-0545

 

Mailing Address

Boca Delray Lodge 171

PO BOX 811113

Boca Raton FL 33481-1113

 

Lodge Officers


Worshipful Master: Alexandre Ferrari 954-934-7996

Senior Warden: Rafael Nioac de Salles 561-929-6499

Junior Warden: Nick Richard 561-699-5583

Secretary: R∴W∴ Michael P. Sinatra 561-613-8094

Musician: Scott Kaapke 561-504-8535

Treasurer: W∴ Anthony Denton 561-322-8492

Chaplain: W∴ Howard Zimmerman 561-512-5143

Marshal: Paul Goldstein 561-271-6138

Senior Deacon: Paul Jacob 561-609-9504

Junior Deacon: Jesse Mercado 954-422-3999

Senior Steward: Eric Figueroa 917-544-8879

Junior Steward: Patrick Quirk 561-507-3727

Tyler: Giuseppe Garufi 954-682-2584


Most Worshipful Grand Master

M∴W∴G∴M∴ Robert Lambert


District Deputy Grand Master

R∴W∴ Allan D. Mason - 561-715-7173


District Instructor

R∴H∴ Salvatore Musumeci - 954-871-6018


Lodge Secretary

R∴W∴ Michael P. Sinatra - 561-613-8094

 

Lodge Committees


Finance: Chairman: S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles

Members; R∴W∴ Michael Sinatra, R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, R∴ H∴ Sal Musumeci,

W∴ Demetrios Kirkiles, W∴ Anthony Denton


Property / Rental: Chairman: S.S. Eric Figueroa

Members; R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, W∴ Anthony Denton, J.W. Nick Richard, J.D. Paul Jacob


Public Relations / Social Media Communications: Chairman: W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari

Members; S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles, Benjamin Cohen, J.S. Patrick Quirk, W∴ Howard Zimmerman


Board of Relief: Chairman: W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari

Members; J.W. Nick Richard, S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles


Charity: Chairman: S.W. Rafael Salles

Members; Tyler, Giuseppe Garufi, S.D Paul Jacob


Visitor Examination: Chairman: S.D. Paul Jacob

Members: Chaplain W∴ Howard Zimmerman, J.D. Jesse Mercado


Vigilance: Chairman: J.W. Nick Richards

Members; R∴W∴ Michael Sinatra, R∴W∴ Rex Bradford


Petitions / Investigations: Chairman: W∴ Mark Angstrom

Members; J.D. Jesse Mercado, J.W. Nick Richard, J.S. Patrick Quirk, R∴H∴ Sal Musumeci


Degree Ritual and Education: Chairman: R∴H∴ Sal Musumeci (CZAR)

Members; Benjamin Cohen, J.D. Jesse Mercado, S.D. Paul Jacob, J.W. Nick Richards Mentors: W∴ Mark Angstrom, W∴ Jay Obeid


Funeral Committee: Chairman: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Members; S.D. Paul Jacob J.D. Jesse Mercado, S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles



 

From the East


Brethren,


I would like to thank the craft for electing me as your Worshipful Master, it has been a privilege and honor to serve the fraternity these past years, and I am looking forward to a very productive year. Congratulations to all elected and appointed officers.


We will have our installation on Jan 5th and possibly the DDGM visit on Jan 19 (showing on the DDGM website, he has not confirmed yet).


Starting this upcoming year 2023, we'll be converting the land in front of the lodge into our new parking lot, building the new library, and renovating inside the lodge room. We will plan the meeting but may have to make some adjustments to accommodate the construction accordingly. We'll keep you posted, please check our calendar for updates.


I have attached our bylaws, please read it , we will propose some changes like:

  1. Dues increase 4.01 (Last increase was in 2015)

  2. Communication 5.01 (Digest requires 1 stated communication per month, we are looking to have education, degrees on a called communication)

  3. Any other change suggested and approved by the craft.


OBS: all charges need to be approved by Grand Lodge Of Florida.


I would like to request every brother if you can, bring nonperishable foods to be donated to Boca Helping Hands.


Boca Delray Lodge is using Cash App to receive payments.

Try it using the code 8WGVHFS. The lodge will get $15, and you’ll get $5.

You can use this app to pay your dues, there is no fee for you or the lodge.


Let's promote our collation room. We use Giggster for renters unable to get liability insurance. If renters can provide insurance, please contact me directly. Also, the price is negotiable.


Please take a minute to review our Lodge Google.


Check our linktree with the important links about our lodge and Freemasonry.


Please see me if you want to add or make any suggestions.


Happy New Year!!!


F&S

W∴ M∴ Elect Alexandre Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.

 

From the West


My beloved Brethren:


I am humbled and honored to serve as the Senior Warden for 2023 for our notable Boca Delray Lodge No. 171. I thank you for your trust and support during all these last years.

Congratulations to W∴ Ferrari. I am confident W∴ Ferrari will keep up the fantastic work our leadership is doing in our Lodge. I am proud to see a great man and Mason as our Worshipful Master. Our Lodge is in great hands!


We are all seeing a significant improvement and transformation in our Lodge because of the dedication of the outstanding leadership of R∴ W∴ Sinatra, R∴ H∴ Musumeci, W∴ Denton, W∴ Angstron, and now our newly W∴ Ferrari.


I look forward to seeing you in Lodge and celebrating our amazing Brotherhood. Let's always be ready to help each other and strengthen our relationship as Brothers. We are here for you, Brother.


Fraternally,

S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the South


Greetings from the South Brethren!


I hope all of you had a safe and happy holiday season. I would like to thank everyone who has helped the lodge in our 2022. After being dark during the final meeting in December, we are excited to start the new year at the lodge and get back to our brotherhood. We will be ready to serve healthy and tasty meals come the new year. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions to help with the meals this year. We will continue to do our best to have something for everyone. I'm excited to see you all very soon!


Fraternally,


J.W. Nick Richard

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the Secretary



Fraternal Greeting Brothers, I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays and have a Healthy Happy New Year.


Welcome and congratulations to our newly elected and appointed Officers for 2023. Our W:. Master Ferrari has planned interesting communications and some added surprises we haven’t seen in several years; I don’t want to spill the beans for now.


If you would like to be part of a committee, please see the W:.M:., express your interest, and discuss which committee suits your interest and which you feel your participation can be of most value.


Please continue to remit your 2023 dues, as we still have operating expenses, relief, and building repairs that pop up now and then. As a whole, the lodge did outstandingly well with our donations to the Masonic Home (LYPMGS). This is due in part to one of our Brothers, who is consistently very charitable when it comes to the Home.


To start off with good news, the land deal was finalized, and we now anticipate plans being drawn up to demo the weed lot in front of the lodge and build a new parking lot. In addition to the lot, there will be lodge improvements as well, not to mention the substantial amount of money we received from the sale.


The Officers are planning to draft an addendum to our By-laws protecting the cash income from the sale, protecting it from the principle from being used. Our intent is to have that money work for us for generations to come. We can thank W:. Denton for all the hard work he put into this sale while attending to his job and family, especially traveling to softball games with his daughter. She seems to be a shining star in the sport.


Lastly, a beautiful black and engraved brass urn and personalized walnut base with the remains of R:.W:. Robert T. Langford resides in the lodge. His son, Brother John Langford, was kind enough to present the lodge ashes so that they can be placed in a select area of the lodge in honor and memory of a very dedicated Mason and mentor to many of us.


I hope to see you in lodge, as Boca Delray 171 is doing very well within the District (Palm Beach County) and the Jurisdiction (Florida). Please, let’s keep the energy going.


F&S

R:.W:. Sinatra

Secretary

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

District 25 Lodges


2nd & 4th Thursdays

2701 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


2nd & 4th Mondays

421 Jennings Ave., Greenacres 6:30/7:30 pm


1st & 3rd Tuesdays

9463 Roan LN., Palm Beach Gardens 6:30/7:30 pm


1st & 3rd Wednesdays

421 Jennings Ave., Greenacres 6:30/7:30 pm


2nd & 4th Mondays

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


2nd & 4th Mondays

600 S. Loxahatchee Dr., Jupiter 6:30/7:30 pm


2nd & 4th Tuesdays

845 Bradley St., West Palm Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


1st & 3rd Thursdays

845 Bradley St., West Palm Beach 6:30/7:30 pm



 

Masonic Advancements


Awaiting Entered Apprentice Degree:

Peter Curcio, Samson Delice, Hugo Neil Mendez, Jake Mulcahey

Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Laz Pena, Arken Radeef, Anthony Barone, Thomas Coate, Chris Hamdar, Nicolai Luther, Steven Palsen, Richard J. Ridky

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers; Paul Imbrone.

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brother Paul Gold, Joseph Pellicane, Ricky Mark, Benjamin Cohen.

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; James Billingsley, Leo Netto, Jeff Cirminiello, Samuel Henry, Geoffrey Thiessen,

Bible/Apron/WK Tools:

Patrick Quirk, Shawn Demetrious, Dominic Guardino.

Awaiting

Dual:

Plural:

Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers: Mark Rosio, Jeffrey Weber, Sam Berger

Petitions:



 


My Brothers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and wish you and your families a happy a healthy 2023. We are in a fortunate position as a Lodge to be growing in numbers and enthusiasm, and that is because of the hard work that all of you do. I thank you for that hard work and for challenging us all to do better in 2023. We have a Master Mason Degree scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2023, that I hope you can attend and invite you to become part of our exceptional Degree team in the future. We will most likely have a Fellow Craft Degree in February and an Entered Apprentice Degree in March. I hope that you will not only attend these events in support of our Brothers but be more

involved in Initiating, Passing, and Raising the Brothers of our Lodge. Again thank you for the work you have done to make Boca Delray Lodge a leader in not only our District but the entire state

of Florida.


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI



Upcoming District 25

Master Mason Degree teams

(part 1)


My Brothers,


The statewide Degree competition for this year will be held for Master Mason Degree (part 1). Our goal is to have multiple teams competing from the 25th Masonic District. These teams can be from each Lodge, or we can have multiple Lodges getting together to form one team. If you are not totally proficient in this Degree, please do not be worried. We will have multiple practices at different Lodges around the District to get everyone up to speed. At these practices, we will be having in-depth instruction on all the ritual and esoteric work in part 1 of Master Mason Degree as mandated by the Committee on Work. Any Master Mason in good standing is eligible to participate, and it will provide you an enhanced knowledge of the ritual and floorwork of Master Mason Degree as well as an increase in comradery with the Brothers of our District. Please reach out to me if you have any interest in joining the Degree teams and representing the 25th Masonic District.


Strength in Numbers

Power in Education


From the District Instructor


My Brothers,

In order to improve your Masonic knowledge, try taking Master Mason 1 2 3 exams On the Grand Lodge website. It’s an excellent method to learn to use the Masonic Digest and Mentors Manual. Just complete the three Master Mason Examinations, offered by the Grand Lodge. These examinations have proven very popular as they produce more

friendships, more knowledge of Florida masonry, better-informed Brothers, and an increase in Lodge attendance.

Also, they are MANDATORY for anyone sitting in the chair of Worshipful Master, Senior

Warden or Junior Warden.

Follow the instructions below:

2. Click on “Education”

3. Take Exams 1, 2 & 3


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI

(954) 871-6018


 

Upcoming Events and News





 

Benefits for Boca Delray Lodge Members


We’re excited to offer your Working Advantage Discount Program, your one-stop shop for exclusive and convenient savings on the products, services, and experiences you know and love. It’s cost-free and easy to enroll. Just visit www.workingadvantage.com/ and use the company code BOCADELRAYLODGEFUN to begin receiving discounts on:


Enjoy!

 

January Birthdays


Pieter Van Gunst

John Mitchell

Gerard Kleehammer

Joseph Obeid

Donald Bolton

William Perez Jr

David Haycock

Stephen Gladstone

Martin Rudnick

Anthony Masiak

Alexander Kairney

Mark Dela Rosa

Samuel Henry

Harold Peritz

Barry Baker

Kerry LaGrone

Alexus Michelson

Samuel Goldstein


 

Podcast



 

Masonic Regalia and Jewelry Wholesale Prices


Boca Delray Lodge is an Affiliate and the lodge will get 15% from all order place at the site, if you want to help the lodge, please use the link below.


 

Past Masters Boca Delray Lodge No 171


2022 - Anthony W. Denton

2021 - Anthony W. Denton

2020 - Harold W Ewing II

2019 - Salvatore Musumeci

2018 - Demetrios Kirkiles

2017 - Mark Angstrom

2016 - John Blalock

2015 - Scott Durgee

2014 - Rex Bradford

2013 - David G. Lund

2012 - Jay Obeid

2011 - John Ager

2010 - George Hervey *

2009 - Mike Sinatra

2008 - Robert Langford *

2007 - John Kemp

2006 - David M Haycock

2005 - David Lerner *

2004 - Christopher G. Gilbert

2003 - Brant C. Bayer

2002 - Mark Silberman

2001 - Steve A. Sagal *

2000 - Arthur Dubin

1999 - A. Ray Stewart *

1998 - David A. Allen

1997 - Israel Stavis *


* Deceased


 

25 LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY

  1. Modes of recognition

  2. Division of symbolic Masonry into three degrees

  3. Legend of the 3rd degree

  4. Government of the fraternity by a Grand Master

  5. Prerogative of the Grand Master to preside over every assembly of the Craft

  6. Prerogative of the Grand Master to grant dispensations for conferring the degrees at irregular times

  7. Prerogative of the Grand Master to give dispensations for opening and holding Lodges

  8. Prerogative of the Grand Master to make Masons at sight

  9. Necessity for Masons to congregate in Lodges

  10. Government of lodges by a Master and 2 Wardens

  11. Necessity of tiling lodges

  12. Right of every Mason to be represented in all general meetings of the Craft and instruct representatives

  13. Right of every Mason to appeal from his Lodge to the Grand Lodge or General Assembly of Masons

  14. Right of every Mason to visit and sit in every regular Lodge

  15. No unknown visitor can enter a Lodge without first passing an examination

  16. No Lodge can interfere in the business of another Lodge or give degrees to brethren of other Lodges

  17. Every Freemason is amenable to the laws and regulations of the Masonic jurisdiction in which he resides, even though he may not be a member of any Lodge

  18. Candidates for initiation must be men, unmutilated (not a cripple), free born, and of mature age

  19. Belief in the existence of God as the Great Architect of the universe

  20. Belief in a resurrection to a future life

  21. A "Book of the Law" is indispensable in every Lodge

  22. Equality of all Masons

  23. Secrecy of the institution

  24. Foundation of a speculative science upon an operative art, and symbolic use and explanations for the purpose of religious or moral teaching

  25. These landmarks can never be changed


EXPLANATION 25 LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY_
.pdf
Download PDF • 363KB

 


The Grand Lodge of Florida developed this comprehensive course of study to instruct Brothers on the proper procedures and responsibilities of each Lodge Officer, and how to conduct the important business of their particular Lodge. Courses are presented by the District Chairman, and a certificate is issued upon successful completion of all 15

modules.


The Grand Lodge of Florida provides Master Mason Examinations to be open book type exams designed to give any Master Mason the opportunity to increase his knowledge of some of the Ancient Tenets, Rules, and Regulations of Masonry. They contain a mixture of multiple choice, True or False, or essay questions which should be answered on the answer sheet, as provided in the exam downloads.


The Grand Lodge of Florida encourages all members of the Craft to further their knowledge of Lodge operation, especially those concerning the Elected and Appointed

Officers of each particular Lodge. The Lodge Officers Training program was designed to educate and test your knowledge of Lodge procedures, business, penal code, and other areas. Let There Be Light



 

Appendant Bodies


 

BY-LAWS



By-Laws 10-14-15
.pdf
Download PDF • 8.27MB

By-Law amendment 3-3-2017
.pdf
Download PDF • 57KB

161 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comentarios

No se pudieron cargar los comentarios
Parece que hubo un problema técnico. Intenta volver a conectarte o actualiza la página.
bottom of page