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March 2023

Updated: Apr 3, 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∴ 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, 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,


Congratulations to our newly initiated Brothers in February, great job of the degree team. We'll have a F.C. Degree on 03/16 hope to see you all there to support our Brothers. We will have a presentation by W:. Daniel Molina that night.


Waite, he was a Mason? – 15-20 Minutes

The presentations is a brief introduction into the Masonic career of Brother Arthur Edward Waite, exploring the development of the Rider-Waite tarot deck, his involvement in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the masonic connection to the Ordo Templi Orientis. https://www.bocadelray171.org/events/waite-he-was-a-mason



Thanks to all that participate in our get together a Cinemark, let's keep the momentum.


Also great turn out at the street clean up, great job by our J.W.


If you want to participate in the upcoming Grand Communication, please let our secretary know so he informed the Grand Lodge, below is the info about hotel reservations.


194th Annual Grand Communication May 29th thru May 31, 2023

The Rosen Plaza Hotel is completely booked for the Annual Grand Communication. You can call the Rosen Plaza Hotel to book at either of the overflow hotels 1-800-627-8258 use the Group Name Grand Lodge of Florida. The following are overflow hotel choices:

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando; 9000 International Drive; Orlando, FL 32819; Rate: $89.00 per night; link to make reservations:

Rosen Centre; 9840 International Drive; Orlando, FL 32819; Rate $102.00 per night and we do not have a link to make reservations online.

Note: The Rosen Inn’s parking lot is adjacent to the Rosen Plaza. The Rosen Center is on the other side of the convention center.


Brothers, we’re trying to organize a BDL #171 fishing day. Event will happen Sat or Sun in May, Drift boat website is attached. Cost is $60 Seniors $55. Price can be reduced if group is large. Sign up sheet will be posted in Lodge. see Eric Figueroa. https://westpalmbeachfishingfl.com/


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.


Rentals 2023

February 26th Pi Kappa Alpha

March 3rd Sigma Chi

March 14th Election


Please take a minute to review our Lodge Google.

This help 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 Finance Committee had its second meeting on February 23, 2023, at 7 pm via Zoom. I will present the report at our meeting on March 2, 2023. 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 Aged and Infirm :

"AGED AND INFIRM: Members of a Lodge who, because of age or infirmity, find it either difficult or impossible to attend at the assemblies of their Brethren stand in need of special consideration at the hand of their Lodge; and because of their condition, no others are so peculiarly appreciative of the kindness or courtesies that may be shown them. A Lodge will maintain its contacts with them unbroken; will see that they are visited; will send them messages on special occasions, and perhaps encourage its members to remember them now and again with appropriate gifts or other reminders. Some Lodges follow the admirable custom of setting aside once each year a “Patriarch’s Night” in honor of its aged members; others make it a practice at certain intervals to send a vehicle for such as are physically able to attend Lodge, but have not the means."

Let's keep our Fraternity strong and increase our communication among Brothers. If you want to help or need anything, reach out! The get-together at Cinemark Bistrot on February 25, 2023, Saturday, was an excellent opportunity to meet our Brothers outside of the Lodge. I encourage us always meet.


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 would like to extend a big "thank you" to everyone who helped with the EA degree on 2/16. From the meal to the degree, without the help of everyone, the evening would not have gone as smoothly as it did.


I'm looking forward to another month of food and friendship with you brothers. As always, we do our best to provide you guys with new meals to enjoy. If anyone has any comments, or suggestions, please let me know.


Fraternally,


J.W. Nick Richard

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the Secretary



Fraternal Greeting Brethren. Our Grand Communication is going to be held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando again this year. The Hotel has a very large ball room which accommodates all the brethren throughout Florida.


If you have not been to a Grand Communication, you may consider attending. To be among so many Masons and to see the beautiful opening ceremonies is certainly a pleasure and one that make you proud that you are a member of the Craft.


Additional information will be communicated once we are given word that hotel reservations are being accepted. You want to book a room early so that you can stay “where the action is” and not at a neighboring hotel/motel.


For those who have not yet remitted 2023 dues, please do so as these funds are needed to operate the lodge. So far this year, we have been off to a great start as a many Brothers have already remitted as well as including voluntary donations.


The Let Your Pennies Make Good Sense (LYPMGS) donation of merely $7.30 cents, two cents a day for a year, helps our premiere charity The Masonic Home of Florida operate. Of course, many Brother’s donate more as they see the value in what our Masonic Home offers of elderly Brothers and Sisters.


A word of congratulations to our very recently Raised Brother Ben Cohen, Jan.28, 2023.

Congratulations also go to those Brother’s who worked with Brother Cohen on his catechism during the Three Degrees. Brother Cohen has already earned a Silver Proficiency Card by demonstrating, before our District Instructor, all Three Degree Catechism. This, being an amazing challenge, he is now going to stand proficient for a Green Proficiency Card as well. He will demonstrate opening and closing lodge in the Three Degrees. R:.H:. Musumeci as well as all Brother’s expect great work from this young man. At 19 years old, ending his junior year at college entering his senior year soon. When you next meet Brother Ben, you may want to congratulate him.


Equally so, all our recently Raised Masons have been doing exceptionally well. The Stations and Places at the recent EA Degree were occupied by other than them. Brother Nick Richard did so well as Worshipful Master. The energy and enthusiasm these Brothers are putting forth is Freemasonry’s future and for Boca Delray 171 it is a “Bright Future”.


S&F

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:


Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Laz Pena, Arken Radeef, Richard J. Ridky, Peter Curcio , Hugo Neil Mendez, Jake Mulcahey

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers;

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers;

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

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

Bible/Apron/WK Tools:

Brothers; Patrick Quirk, Shawn Demetrious, Dominic Guardino.

Awaiting

Dual:

Plural:

Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers: Jeffrey Weber, Sam Berger

Petitions:


 


From the District Instructor


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



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



My Brothers,

I would like to invite you all to Open Books and Schools of Instruction this and every Saturday. Please join us for the education, brotherhood, and a gourmet breakfast!!!!


Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts are welcome with a RSVP from their Worshipful Master to me.


When: Every Saturday School of Instruction Open Books Every third Saturday


Time: 9:00 am – noon


Where: Harmonia Lodge: 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

Suite 200 West Palm Beach, FL 33409



Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI

(954) 871-6018



 

Upcoming Events and News






 

Benefits for Boca Delray Lodge Members


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March Birthdays


Amer Rustom

Michael Weinberg

James Brake

Paul Sosnick

Stefan Basilio

Paul Rich IV

Hugh McCaffrey

Alfred Musco

Robert Weiner

David Allen

Alexandre Ferrari


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_
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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



By-Laws 10-14-15
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By-Law amendment 3-3-2017
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Endowment Fund Draft


The finance committee is working on it and will report to the lodge soon

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