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January 2024

Updated: Feb 2



HAPPY NEW YEAR!


2024 Boca Delray Lodge N.171 - 116th Installation of Officers

 

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Dinner at 6:30 pm

Installation 7:30 pm


Installing Officers

Installing Master: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Installing Marshal: R∴H∴ Salvatore Musumeci

Installing Chaplain: W∴ Mark Angstrom


Boca Delray Lodge No 171

4093 NW 4th Avenue

Boca Raton, FL 33431


 

Meetings

1st Thursday (Stated)

3rd Thursday (Stated)

***Dinner 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


PLEASE INFORM THE SECRETARY OF ANY

EMAIL, PHONE OR ADDRESS CHANGES.

Lodge Secretary

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

 

Lodge Officers


Worshipful Master Elect:

Rafael Nioac de Salles

(561) 929-6499

Senior Warden Elect:

Nick Richard

(561) 699-5583

Junior Warden Elect:

Eric Figueroa

(917) 544-8879

Secretary:

R∴W∴ Michael P. Sinatra

(561) 613-8094

Treasurer:

W∴ Anthony Denton

(561) 322-8492

Chaplain:

W∴ Howard Zimmerman

(561) 512-5143

Marshal:

Paul Goldstein

(561) 271-6138‬

Senior Deacon:

Derik Brasher

(832) 835-4900‬

Junior Deacon:

Jesse Mercado

(954) 422-3999‬

Senior Steward:

Patrick Quirk

‭(561) 507-3727‬

Junior Steward:

Giuseppe Garufi

(954) 682-2584‬

Tyler:

Mark Roscio

(860) 918-2331‬



Most Worshipful Grand Master

M∴W∴G∴M∴ Glen Bishop


District Deputy Grand Master

R∴W∴ Gerald Strohacker - (561) 329-2399


District Instructor

R∴H∴ Roy D. Strohacker - (561) 329-2261


Lodge Secretary

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

 

Lodge Committees


Finance: Chairman: S.W. Nick Richard

Members: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, R∴ H∴ Sal Musumeci, W∴ Anthony Denton, Brother Shelly Pittleman


Property / Rental: Chairman: J.W. Eric Figueroa

Members: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, W∴ Anthony Denton


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

Members: W∴M∴ Rafael Nioac de Salles, Brother Benjamin Cohen, W∴ Howard Zimmerman


Board of Relief: Chairman: W∴ M∴ Rafael Nioac de Salles

Members: S.W. Nick Richard, J.W. Eric Figueroa


Charity: Chairman: S.W. Nick Richard

Members; Brother Giuseppe Garufi, W∴M∴ Rafael Nioac de Salles, Brother Shelly Pittleman


Visitor Examination: Chairman: S.D. Derik Brasher

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


Vigilance: Chairman: J.W. Eric Figueroa

Members: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, R∴H∴ Salvatore Musumeci, W ∴Alexandre Ferrari


Petitions / Investigations: Chairman: W∴ Mark Angstrom

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


Degree Ritual and Education: Chairman: R∴H∴ Sal Musumeci

Members: Brother Benjamin Cohen, J.W. Eric Figueroa, S.W. Nick Richards Mentor: W∴ Mark Angstrom


Funeral Committee: Chairman: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Members: S.D. Eric Figueroa, W∴ Mark Angstrom, W∴M∴ Rafael Nioac de Salles


Parking/Portico/Library: Chairman: W∴M∴ Rafael Nioac de Salles

Members: W:. Anthony Denton, R:.H:. Salvatore Musumeci, W∴ Alexandre Ferrari


Endowment Fund: Appointed Members

1 Year (2024): Sam Goldstein, Paul Goldstein

2 Years (2024 - 2025): W:.Mark Angstrom, W:. Anthony Denton

3 Years (2024 - 2026): R∴ W∴ Rex Bradford, R∴H∴ Salvatore Musumeci Protector: W:. Alexandre Ferrari


 

From the East


My Esteemed Brethren of Boca Delray Lodge N. 171,


As I stand at the threshold of my tenure as your Worshipful Master, I am filled with immense gratitude and honor. It is a profound privilege to represent our remarkable Lodge, and I extend my heartfelt thanks for your trust and support. I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of our distinguished past Masters, especially W∴ Ferrari, W∴ Denton, W∴ Ewing, R∴ H∴ Musumeci, and W∴ Angstrom, since I became a Master Mason. Their exemplary leadership, tireless efforts, and steadfast commitment have elevated our Lodge to exceptional standards.


I also extend my gratitude to R∴ W∴ Sinatra, R∴ W∴ Bradford, and W∴ Zimmerman for their unwavering support and guidance. Their contributions have been instrumental in our Lodge's success.

Brothers Sam Goldstein and Paul Goldstein, your remarkable contributions, particularly in organizing events and dinners, have been invaluable. Your efforts have greatly enriched our Lodge life.


A special congratulations to W∴ Michael Weinberg on his installation as the Worshipful Master of Lantana Lodge for 2024. His achievement is a testament to the strength and caliber of Masons in our community.


To all the Brother officers for the year 2024, your dedication as Masons and your fraternal spirit are the pillars upon which our Lodge will continue to thrive. The progress of Brothers SW Richard and JW Figueroa fills me with confidence about the future of our Lodge. Your commitment and brotherly love are the very essence of Freemasonry.


To each one of you, my Brothers, I pledge my utmost dedication to leading our Lodge in 2024 with brotherly love and affection. In the true spirit of Freemasonry, let us "spread the cement of Brotherly Love and affection, and no contention should ever exist but the noble contention or rather emulation of whom better can work and better agree."

Here's to a magnificent year ahead for Boca Delray Lodge N.171. I am deeply appreciative of your support and trust.


Fraternally and sincerely,


Rafael Nioac de Salles

Worshipful Master Elect

Boca-Delray Lodge N. 171

F. & A.M.


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From the West




Greetings from the West Brethren!!!


I hope you all are well and had a happy holiday season. I would like to thank the Craft for allowing me to serve as your Senior Warden this year. I will do my best to fulfill the duties of this office with enthusiasm. I look forward to a fun year and harmonious times with you all!


Fraternally,

Nick Richard Senior Warden Elect

Boca-Delray Lodge N. 171

F. & A.M.


 

From the South

Fraternal Greeting Brothers,


I hope you all enjoyed the Holidays and have a Healthy and Happy New Year. I am humbled and honored to serve as the Junior Warden for 2024. I am excited to start the new year and get back to work serving the brotherhood. Please let me know if you have any suggestions regarding the meals this year. I will accommodate whenever I can.


Boca-Delray Lodge No.171 is considered by many to be the Gold Standard in our district. That standard was achieved by the wonderful brothers we have in our Lodge and the fantastic leadership that has guided us there.


I look forward to seeing each and every Brother in Lodge and enjoying the moments in our lives we spend together. Let us remember...we are here for each other.


Fraternally,


Eric Figueroa

Junior Warden Elect

Boca-Delray Lodge N. 171

F. & A.M.


 

From the Secretary



Greetings Brethren!


I hope everyone had a great holiday and a healthy and happy New Year. As we embark on a new leadership team’s guidance for 2024, I am certain the lodge will do well and progress as we have in the past. We lost several Brothers due to non-payment of dues who refused to pay their 2023 dues but to be honest, these are the same brothers that have to be chased down every year, so it was just a matter of time before they were dropped. Dues for 2024 continue to come in, and please remember electronic payments can be made (information below in the Trestleboard). In closing, I wish all of the 25th district's newly installed offices much luck and success.


R∴W∴ Mike Sinatra

Secretary

Boca-Delray Lodge N. 171

F. & A.M.

 

Chaplain's Corner



Greetings Brethren!


In many Masonic Lodge communications, the chaplain has a place for a tidbit or two. I’ve decided to try it, too, and will call it the “Chaplain’s Corner.”


A popular Christmas song is the Partridge in a Pear Tree. In it, it calls for “ten lords a leaping.” Most musicologists believe the phrase refers to the Ten Commandments, one of the parts of the “Bible” respected by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In 2024, the day for Ten Lords a Leaping will be Wednesday, Jan 3rd. The day after, January 4, is our installation. That day, will we be ten lords-a-leaping to carry on our Masonic work for the ensuing year?


2024 is a leap year. Will it be a year of leaping ahead with our Masonic work? Will our partnership with each other be fruitful? Will our monthly events build brotherhood? What new visions will we have for the opportunity to serve? Are we plodding ahead, or are we leaping?


The first commandment, and arguably the overarching one, is to love the Great Architect with all our hearts, souls, and minds. The commandment is not to “like,” “respect,” or “believe.” We are commanded to love, be passionate, and leap into building our living temples. Let 2024 be a leap year.


May the GAOTU continue to watch over all those in need wherever they are dispersed over the world, especially our own R∴W∴Sinatra.


W∴ Howard Zimmerman

Chaplain

Boca-Delray Lodge N. 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


Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers: Hugo Neil Mendez, Louis Amoroso, Sadrac Francois, Marcos Libberato

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers:

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers:

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Brothers:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers: James Billingsley, Leo Netto, Jeff Cirminiello, Samuel Henry, Geoffrey Thiessen, Joseph Pellicane, Peter Cursio, Jake Mulcahey, Arken Radeef, Garfield Heron

Bible/Apron/WK Tools: Brother Richard J. Ridky

Awaiting

Dual: Brothers:

Plural: Brothers:

Reinstatement: Brothers:

E.A. Transfer: Brothers:

F.C. Transfer: Brothers:

M.M. Transfers: Brothers:

Petitions: Candidate

 

Upcoming Events and News




 

 

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Podcast



There are twelve Masonic plays available from the Masonic Service Association


"A Rose Upon The Altar"

"The Greatest of These"

"He That Believeth"

"Greater Love Hath No Man"

"Judge Not!"

"The Hearts of the Fathers"

"To Entertain Strangers"

"A Gift in Secret"

"Treasures of Darkness"

"He Which is Accused"

"If A Man Die... "

"... And Not Forsake Them"

 

The Committee on Masonic Education of the Grand Lodge of lowa, which has the finest Masonic Library in America, founded in 1844, suggests as a reading course in Freemasonry the following books to be read in the sequence set forth:


1. The Builders. by Newton

2. Introduction to Freemasonry, by Haywood

3. Masonic Symbolism, by Hunt

4. The Newly Made Mason, by Haywood

5. More about Masonry, by Haywood

6. A History of Freemasonry, by Haywood and Craig

7. Symbolical Masonry, by Haywood

8. Introduction to Freemason, by Claudy

9. Short Talks on Masonry, by Newton

10. Freemasonry Before The Existence of Grand Lodges, by Vibert

11. The Old Guilds of England, by Armitage

12. The Story of the Craft, by Vibert

13. Short Readings of Masonic History, by Tatsch

14. Old Charges by British Freemasons, by Hughan

15. The Religion of Masonry, by Newton

16. Freemasonry and Roman Catholicism, by Haywood

17. Handbook for Lodge Officers, by Hunt

18. Famous Masons and Masonic Presidents, by Haywood

19. Famous Masons, by Bell

20. Benjamin Franklin As A Freemason, by Sachse

21. The Facts About George Washington as a Freemason, by Tatsch

22. Old Tiler Talks, by Claudy

23. The Great Teachings of Mason!, by Haywood

24. Freemasonry in the Thirteen Colonies, by Tatsch

25. An Introduction to Freemasonry, by Knoop and Jones

26. Symbolism of The Three Degrees, by Street

27. The Treasury of Masonic Thought, by Martin and Callaghan

28. These Men Were Masons, by Banner

29. The Lodge and the Craft, by Blackmer

30. The Scottish Mason and The Mason Word, by Knoop and Jones

31. The Genesis of Freemasonry, by Knoop and Jones

32. English-Speaking Freemasonry, by Robbins

33. The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America, by Johnson

34. The Religion of Freemasonry, by Whymper

35. Emblematic Freemasonry,-by Waite

36. Roman Catholicism and Freemasonry, by Wright

37. High-Ways and By-Ways of Freemasonry , by Lawrence

38. Sidelights on Freemasonry, by Lawrence

39. The Masonic Problem, by Gibson

40. The Evolution of Freemasonry?, by Darrah

41. Symbolism of Freemosonry, by Mackey

42. The Concise History of Freemasonry, by Gould

43. Speculative Masonry, by McBridge

44. Masonic Jurisprudence, by Lawrence

45. The Law and Custom of Freemasonry, by Edwards

46. Lectures on Masonic Jurisprudence, by Pound

47. Jurisprudence of Freemasonry , by Mackey

48. Lectures on the Philosophy of Freemasonry, by Pound

49. Masonry in the Formation of Our Government, by Roth

50. Negro Masonry in the U.S., by Voorhis

51. Freemasons' Guide and Compendium, by Jones

52. Masonic Quiz Book, by Peterson

53. Landmarks, by Hunt

54. Masonic Lodge Methods, by Blakemore

55. Well-Springs of American Freemasonry, by Haywood

56. Guide of Masonic Speech Making, by Edwards

57. George Washington, Freemason, by Brown

58. Annotated Reading List, by Haywood

59. Little Masonic Library, Twenty Titles in Five Volumes

60. Masonic Soldiers of Fortune, by Stuart


 

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Past Masters Boca Delray Lodge No 171


2023 - Alexandre C. Ferrari

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 tyling 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_
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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


Boca Delray Lodge By-Laws 2023
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BOCA DELRAY LODGE DUES 2024


Payment methods to Boca Delray Lodge N. 171:


1. By mailing a check to the address P.O. BOX 811113, Boca Raton, FL 33481-1113,

2. By CashApp to $BocaDelrayLodge171 or using the link https://cash.app/$BocaDelrayLodge171

3. By Zelle to our Lodge email bdlodge171@gmail.com


Dues 2024: $281.00

LYPMGS Donation (2024): $7.30

Building Fund Donation (2024): $25.00

Relief Fund Donation (2024): $25.00

Total: $338.30


 

PERPETUAL MEMBERS


  1. Alexandre Castro Ferrari

  2. Aniello Alfonso Criscuolo

  3. Bryant Orville Myers Sr

  4. Charles-Johan Gustave Lund

  5. David M Haycock

  6. David A Allen

  7. Demetrios Chris Kirkiles

  8. Donald Phillip Bolton

  9. Douglas Blair Sinclair

  10. Eoin Brackenridge Stafford

  11. Everett Alexander Stern

  12. George Ray Ruffing Jr

  13. Gerald Lee Barton

  14. Gerard Joseph Kleehammer

  15. Gerard Carras

  16. Harold William Ewing II

  17. Jack Harrison Breland

  18. John Raymond Farill

  19. John A Clarke Jr

  20. John W Langford

  21. Josiah Reeve Bright

  22. Leslie Scott Gardner

  23. Michael Strauss

  24. Michael Sinatra

  25. Patrick Peter Shepherd

  26. Paul Hunter Goldstein

  27. Peter James Snyder

  28. Pieter Van Gunst

  29. Raymond Hill Cralle

  30. Richard Scott Durgee

  31. Richard Wayne Jones

  32. Robert Wayne Estell Jr

  33. Robert Edward Coombs

  34. Rodrigo Jose Himiob

  35. Salvatore Musumeci

  36. Scott A Gardner

  37. Thomas Kevin Clements

  38. Victor Charles Weinberg

  39. Victor Lamont Searer Jr

  40. Walter Carleton McCrumb

  41. William Alfred Strucker

  42. William Arthur Tucker

  43. Zalmon John Starr


 

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