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July 2022

Updated: Dec 14, 2022



Stated Communications

1st & 3rd Thursday

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Meeting start at 7:30 pm

Jacket and Tie

4093 NW 4th Ave.

Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 501-0545



 

Lodge Officers


Worshipful Master: Anthony W. Denton 561-322-8492

Senior Warden: Alex Ferrari 954-934-7996

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

Secretary: R∴W∴ Michael P. Sinatra 561-613-8094 Mastermason33@gmail.com

Musician: Scott Kaapke

Treasurer: W∴ Howard S. Zimmerman

Chaplain: W∴Mark Angstrom

Marshal: Michael Strauss

Senior Deacon: Nick Richard

Junior Deacon: Paul Jacob

Senior Steward: Jesse Mercado

Junior Steward: Eric Figueroa

Tyler: Carlos Pulgar


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 Committees


Finance: Chairman; S.W. Alex Ferrari

Members; W∴ Anthony Denton, W∴ Howie Zimmerman


Property / Rental: Chairman; S.W. Alex Ferrari

Members; S.S. Nick Richard, J.S. Eric Figueroa, J.D. Paul Jacob


Public Relations / Social Media Communications: Chairman; W∴ Anthony Denton

Members; J.W. Rafael Salles, S.W. Alex Ferrari, J.D. Paul Jacob, S.S. Jesse Mercado


Board of Relief: Chairman; S.W. Alex Ferrari

Members; R∴W∴ Michael Sinatra, W∴ Anthony Denton


Charity: Chairman; J.W. Rafael Salles

Members; Tyler, Carlos Pulgar, J.D Paul Jacob


Visitor Examination: Chairman; S.D. Nick Richard

Members: Treasurer W∴ Howard Zimmerman, S.S. Jesse Mercado


Vigilance: Chairman; J.W. Rafael Salles

Members; R:.W:. Michael Sinatra, W∴ Anthony Denton


Petitions / Investigations: Chairman; S.W. Alex Ferrari

Members; S.S. Jesse Mercado, W∴ Mark Angstrom, S.D. Nick Richard, Tyler, Carlos Pulgar


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

Members; R∴H∴ Bob Pastor, S.S. Jesse Mercado


Funeral Committee: Chairman; R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Members; S.W. Alex Ferrari, S.S. Jesse Mercado, J.W. Rafael Salles



 

From the East

Brethren. I hope this message finds you well. As we approach July 4th and prepare to celebrate this great nation of our, I ask that you all say a prayer for all those who serve this great nation of ours, military and first responders. Remember that there is a very thin line between Freedom and Tyranny and we must be vigilant against those who would cause harm to Lady Liberty. Lastly my Brothers please be safe as you and your families venture out to watch the fireworks displays.

I’d like to thank all who showed up to discuss the proposal from the Torah Academy to purchase the plot of land. As stated in the June Trestleboard Board we will be having the vote on July 7th to accept the “letter of Intent” I hope to see you all there. Remember on July 2nd we will be having a Master Mason Degree. I hope you can make it out to that. Our Degree team has been working diligently and I’m sure will put on a great Degree.

Fraternally,

W∴ Anthony W. Denton



 

From the West


Greeting Brethren,


Below the calendar for the Masonic Leadership Training, this is open to EA, FC and MM.

ZONE 7

MASONIC LEADERSIDP TRAINING


Saturday July 9th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* • I.

Hosted by Garden Lodge No. 366, F. & A. M.;

9463 Roan Lane; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403-1035


Saturday August 13th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* -II.

Hosted by Palmwood Lodge No. 303 and Lantana Lodge No. 372, F. & A. M.;

845 Bradley Street; West Palm Beach, FL 33405


Saturday September 10th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* -III.

Hosted by BYKOTA Lodge No. 333 and Gulf Stream Lodge No. 245, F. & A. M.;

421 Jennings Ave.; Greenacres, FL 33463


Saturday September 24th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* -I.

Hosted by Jupiter Light Lodge No. 340, F. & A. M.;

600 S. Loxahatchee Dr.; Jupiter, FL 33458-5781

Saturday October 8th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* -II.

Hosted by Boynton Lodge No. 236, F. & A. M.;

2701 Quantum Blvd.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Saturday October 15th 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. • Ill.

Hosted by Harmonia Lodge No. 138, F. & A. M.;

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 200 Upper


Saturday October 29th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* I.

Hosted by Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M.;

4093 NW 4th Ave.; Boca Raton, FL 33431


* 8:30 a. m. • 9:00 a. m. Donuts, Bagels, and Coffee

Workshop Schedule:

Masonic: Leadership Training EA, FC, and MM Location: Dining Hall


I. REGISTRATION 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 -10:30 Lodge Officers Duties (1) WM Duties (2)

10:30 -11:00 Planning Your Year(3)

11:00 -11:30 Becoming the Worshipful Master (4)

11:30-12:00 Running Your Lodge (5)


II. REGISTRATION 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 -10:30 Lodge Committees (6) & Petitions and Investigations Committees (7)

10:30-11:00 Communications (8)

11:00 -11:30 Finances and Budgets (9)

11:30 -12:00 Membership (10)


III. REGISTRATION 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00-10:30 Lodge Renewal (11) & Ritual (12)

10:30-11:00 Service (13)

11:00-11:30 Event Organization (14)

11:30-12:00 State Chairman Approved Program (15)


special Note: You can only receive credit for up to 5 classes of ML'I' per class


For More Information contact:

W:. Mark Angstrom, PM Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M., 25th Masonic District

whodoes1trust@gmail.com

(561) 822-7498


R:. W:. Roy D. Strohacker, Zone 7 MLT Zone Chairman

Rdstrohacker@bellsouth.net

(561) 329-2261



Let's promote our collation room, we use Giggster for renters unable to get liability insurance, please book using the site below that will be cover the liability insurance. If renters can provide insurance please contact me directly. Also price is negotiable.


Please take a minute to review our Lodge on Google.


Below is our linktree with the important links about our lodge and Freemasonry.


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


Fraternally,

S.W. Alex Ferrari



 

From the South



Greetings from the South, Brethren!


In my year as J.W., I focused on providing quality dinner for our Brothers, mainly after the pandemic years when we needed to close the Lodge and couldn't benefit from getting together. I must share that the dinners are above my expectations, and I need to thank Brothers Sam and Paul for their direct involvement and help with the food we are eating. Also, I want to thank my Stewards Brothers Nick and Jesse and W∴ Hal for the great help on the dinners. I am lucky I have this incredible team of Brothers to help. Thank you!


Below I share the headcount we are having during our dinners:


12/16/2021: 25

2/3/2022: 25

2/17/2022: 32

3/3/2022: 28

3/17/2022: 50 DDGM

4/8/2022: 35

4/21/2022: 45

5/5/2022: 30

5/14/2022: 25

5/19/2022: 19

6/2/2022: 25

6/16/2022: 30

I hope to see you all in July!


With great Love,


J.W. Rafael Salles



 


From the Secretary




Greetings Brethren, I thank our Worshipful Master for approving summer dress

code for a while as the temperature soars.


Please remember that on August 18 th , our second meeting of the month we will

have an awards evening. Come out and see Brother Starr receive his 60-year

service award and our newly raised Master Mason’s receive their Certificates.

R:.W:. Rob Estell is pleased to present his Entered Apprentice Lecture Award that

he received at the Grand Communication to the lodge so that it can be mounted

on a wall of honor for all to see. This was no easy feat to accomplish. I promise

that Brother Estell will have more to offer Boca Delray, the District and

Jurisdiction.


Those who have not paid their 2022 dues will receive their first late notice. I

should never have to mail out a late notice, as we all signed a Petition which state

we would pay our dues in a timely manner. Also a few letters were mailed to

Emeritus Brothers asking them to provide facts as to why they should retain

Emeritus status.


Much of what a Secretary and Worshipful Master does is predicated in our Digest

of Masonic Law as a directive that must be followed. Every year Brethren can

present new directive, to eliminate a directive or modify a directive. This is done

at Grand Lodge and is called Legislation. In fact, our senior officers recently

voted on the same at our recent Grand Communication. Our Florida Digest of

Masonic Law is actually a work in progress even though it is well over one

hundred years old. Masonry is what we refer to an Ancient, although in reference

to when it was founded but fluid in that some changes are made over the years.

Some changes could never be made such as a candidate being an agnostic or

atheist.


I thank Brother Carlos Pulgar, our Tiler for hosting the Automotive Fundraiser at

his shop here in Boca Raton. Several Brothers drop by for oil changes and other

minor repairs on Saturday June 18 th . If you would like more info on Brother

Carlos’ shop email me at mastermason33@gmail.com .


Fraternally,

R:.W:. Mike Sinatra

Secretary



 

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 6:30/7:30pm


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:

Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Anthony Barone, Thomas Coate, Chris Hamdar, Nicolai Luther, Steven Palsen, Benjamin Cohen, Paul Imbrone

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Paul Gold

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Brothers; Dominic Guardino, Eric Figueroa, Shaun Demetrios, Patric Quirk, Geoffrey Thiessen, Jonathan Zitt

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Mark Dela Rosa, Derik Brasher, Jesse Mercado ,James Billingsley ,Leo Netto

Jeff Cirminiello ,Samuel Henry

Awaiting Dual, Plural, Transfer or Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer; F.C. Transfer; MM Transfers:


Petitions: 2



 


My Brothers,


With the importance of education in the Ritual work of our fraternity

we are blessed to have such a strong District instructing team available

to help. We are excited to provide a School of Instruction every Saturday

morning at Harmonia Lodge including at Open Books every third

Saturday with a gourmet breakfast for only $ 8.00. We are delighted and

eager now to welcome ALL Masons, that includes Entered Apprentices

and Fellow Crafts to Open Books with an RSVP to me from their

Worshipful Master or Secretary of his Lodge. Please contact me if you

have any questions, comments or would like information on receiving a

proficiency card for the hard work you have put in. We are also now in

the process of putting together a District competition team in the Fellow

Craft Degree, please contact me to join.


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci 25th District Instructor

(954) 871-6018


Strength in Numbers

Power in Education


From the District Instructor


My Brothers,


In order to improve your Masonic knowledge try taking the Master Mason 1 2 3 exams it’s an excellent method to learn to use the Masonic Digest and Mentors Manual just complete the three Master Mason Examinations, offered at the Grand Lodge website. 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. Please return these exams to me at smusumeci9@yahoo.com to be graded and recorded in your Masonic record. Follow the instructions below:


1. Go to grandlodgefl.com

2. Click on “Education”

3. Take Exams 1, 2 & 3

4. Return answer sheet to smusumeci9@yahoo.com


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI

District Instructor

(954) 871-6018

smusumeci9@yahoo.com

 

Upcoming Events and News




 

Masonic Education - Aprons


 

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


 


The Grand Lodge of Florida developed this comprehensive course of study to instruct Brothers on the proper procedures and responsibilities of each Lodge Officers, 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

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