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June 2023

Updated: Jun 2, 2023



Meetings

1st Thursday (Stated)

3rd Thursday (Called)

***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

 

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∴ 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. Rafael Nioac de Salles

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

W∴ Demetrios Kirkiles, W∴ Anthony Denton, Brother Shelly Pittleman


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, Errol Lamberson


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,


The GC from Torah Academy will start the renovation inside the lodge room on July 6th, I decided to go dark during the months of July and August, Which means we will not have a Stated Communication, but we can still have Called Communication to perform Degrees or Education, Keep checking the calendar, Trestleboard and emails for updates.


We are actively looking for a supplier for our masonic needs, I was able to get this for now, if you have a good supplier we can use, please let me know.

Boca Delray Lodge No 171 Shirts from Macoy Publishing


I would like to keep requesting 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.

This helps our visibility online and will improve our membership.


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

This has a summary of the important link about our fraternity.


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


F&S

W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.

 

From the West



My beloved Brethren:

The monthly getting-together at Cinemark Bistro is a success. Brothers are getting together and strengthening relationships outside of the Lodge. I encourage our Brothers to attend and bring relatives and friends. It is an excellent opportunity to show up to our fantastic fraternity. Follow the events' dates and information on our website at https://www.bocadelray171.org/event.


The Finance Committee had no meetings in May as we are waiting for the voting on the endowment fund. If any brother has any questions about our finances, please do not hesitate to contact me.


A bit of Masonic education, I encourage my Brothers to read or re-read our Masonic Etiquette (click here GL208). Sharing the item about Apron:


"APRON:

Is an emblem of innocence, it should be clean and white in color. It is also the badge of a Mason and should be worn with pride and honor to the fraternity. Officers should wear the apron assigned to the office they were installed into for that year. Past Masters should wear their Past Masters Apron which can be any design except Gold accents should never be used except for Grand Lodge Aprons. The apron is to be worn under the coat unless you are wearing a double-breasted coat or an overcoat."


Let's keep our fraternity strong and increase our communication among Brothers. If you want to help or need anything, reach out!

I wish you all a fabulous March and hope to see you all in Lodge.


Fraternally,


S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the South


Greetings from the South Brethren!

I am excited to say that we have another street clean up coming up on Sunday, June 5th. We will be meeting at 8 am at the lodge or 8:30 at Sugar Sand Park, same time and place as always. This charity is not only great for the community, but it is great for our lodge as we receive $20 per person who participates. The last time we ran this event, we had a significantly larger percentage of brothers show up. I would love to see our participation numbers continue to increase. I hope to see you all there!


As always, the kitchen is always open to suggestions on how we can improve the meals, desserts, etc... Any and all feedback is more than appreciated. As always any meal suggestions that anyone may have are always welcomed.


Fraternally,


J.W. Nick Richard

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the Secretary



Secretaries Desk


Fraternal Greetings Brethren. I start off with my message the same way all other secretaries start and that is with a reminder to remit your yearly dues. Statements were mailed out in mid-October 2022, seven months ago. Brother Salles will be emailing all Brothers an electronic invoice so that payment can be made easily and quickly. Please avoid being sent a formal late notice and remit payment soon.


Our Worshipful Master had a good idea when he went from two Stated Communications a month to the first meeting a Stated and the Second a Called. To clarify, only on a Stated Communication is business permitted, that being Degrees, financial and building discussions, any balloting and petition readings, minutes read etc. At a Called Communication we cannot discuss the above, although we are at liberty to have meet and greets for prospective members, guest speakers, presentations, education discussions and so forth. The Called Communications are as valuable as the Stated Communications because we are investing in prospective members, we are in a way marketing ourselves as well as offering a diverse meeting for our members. A smart move on the Worshipful Master behalf.


If more lodges in our Jurisdiction (Florida) as well as Nationwide would market themselves and offer an inviting atmosphere for prospective members our number would grow exponentially. But Brethren, there is a definite line between quantity and quality. I know that there are quality men who would have a desire to become a Freemason if they were introduced to it and made welcome in lodge.


A word of caution – please remember that the Grand Lodge of Florida recognizes other Grand Lodges within the US and internationally. We can sit in any lodge that is recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida. Attending one that is not recognized, or clandestine is a serious matter and a violation of our Obligation. It could also lead to more serious implications. When wishing to visit a lodge always either reach out to your lodge secretary, the District Deputy or District Instructor or ask Grand Lodge for their blessing. Even within our Palm Peach – Broward vicinity there are lodges that are not recognizes by GLFL. International Masons and Prince Hall Lodges are not recognized although there recently have been cordial relations with Prince Hall and the Grand Master may visit them.

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 6:30/7:30 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:

Garfield Heron, Louis Amoroso, Sadrac Francois

Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Peter Curcio , Hugo Neil Mendez, Jake Mulcahey

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers;

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Laz Pena, Arken Radeef, Richard J. Ridky,

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

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

Bible/Apron/WK Tools:

Awaiting

Dual:

Plural:

Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers: Jeffrey Weber, Sam Berger

Petitions:

 

Upcoming Events and News





ZONE 7

MASONIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING



Saturday June10th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - I.

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

421 Jennings Ave.; Greenacres, FL 33463


Saturday June 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - II.

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

421 Jennings Ave.; Greenacres, FL 33463


Saturday July 1, 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 July 29th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - I.

Hosted by Palmwood Lodge No. 303.;

845 Bradley Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33405


Saturday September 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - II.

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

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


Saturday September 30th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - III.

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

2701 Quantum Blvd.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426


Saturday October 21st, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - I.

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

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 200 Upper (Back)


Saturday October 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* II.

Hosted by Jupiter Light Lodge No. 340;

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


Saturday November 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* III.

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

244 N. Congress Ave.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426


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


Masonic Leadership Training EA, FC, and MM

Location: Dining Hall (Banquet or Collation Room)


Workshop Schedule:


I. REGISTRATION 8:30 - 9:00 AM

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 MLT per class


For More Information contact:

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

whodoes1trust@gmail.com

(561) 822-7498


R :. W :. Roy D. Strohacker, PM, PDDGM 25th Masonic District, MLT Zone Chairman

Rdstrohacker@bellsouth.net

(561) 329-2261


 

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June Birthdays


Walter McCrumb

Harold Ellis

Daniel Dixon

Terry Mueller

John Blalock

Domenico Mule

Scott Gardner

Alberto Larrain

Mark Angstrom

Eric Figueroa

Paul Jacob

Geoffrey Thiessen

Germaine Paisley

Benjamin Cohen



 

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


 

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_
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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



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By-Law amendment 3-3-2017
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Endowment Fund Draft



Boca-Delray Endowment Full Language DRAFT
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