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March 2024

Updated: May 2



Meetings

1st Thursday (Stated)

3rd Thursday (Called - EA Degree)

***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:

Rafael Nioac de Salles

(561) 929-6499

Senior Warden:

Nick Richard

(561) 699-5583

Junior Warden:

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 No. 171,


We have a new roof! Thank you, W∴ Ferrari!


As we march forward into another month of Masonic work and fellowship, I am pleased to share with you some of the highlights and upcoming events that are shaping the life of our esteemed Boca Delray Lodge No. 171.


Our officers and committees convened in February for an exceedingly productive meeting. We laid out plans for several exciting events, including a First Responders Night—an evening dedicated to honoring the brave servicemen and women who safeguard our community. Additionally, we are organizing a visit to the Masonic Home, which promises to be an enriching experience for all who attend.


I am also delighted to announce that we will be conducting an Entered Apprentice Degree on Thursday, March 21, 2024. The preparations are in full swing, with our Degree Director, Brother Cohen, leading the training sessions with great expertise and enthusiasm. The team meets every Tuesday at 6 pm, and the progress they've made is nothing short of remarkable. For those interested in learning and participating in our degrees, I encourage you to reach out to Brother Cohen or simply attend the Tuesday practice sessions. Your involvement will not only contribute to the success of our degrees but will also enhance your Masonic journey.


As we continue our labors in the quarry, let us be reminded to square our actions, to be better men and Masons. Let us strive to circumscribe our passions, keeping within due bounds towards all. Harmony, both within the Lodge and in our daily lives, is the foundation upon which we build our Masonic edifice. As we move through this month, let's carry this spirit of unity and self-improvement, ensuring that every Brother feels the strength of our fraternal bonds.


Fraternally and sincerely,


Rafael Nioac de Salles

Worshipful Master

Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171

F. & A.M.


Note:

Important links:

  1. Lodge information: https://linktr.ee/bdlodge171

  2. Charities: charities we support

  3. Review our Lodge: https://g.page/r/CdaxednxPKNcEBM/review. Your positive reviews and ratings will greatly enhance our online visibility and ultimately contribute to the growth of our membership.



 

From the West




Greetings From The West Bretheren!


I hope all of you are well and have been enjoying some of the cooler weather that we have been experiencing. I don't have too much to bring from the West this month, but I'd like to post some links that can be helpful to all brothers.


I encourage everyone to just refresh themselves on our Masonic Etiquette https://www.grandlodgefl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GL-208-Masonic-Etiquette-Booklet-1.pdf


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


If there is anything I can do to help any brother or our lodge specifically, please reach out. Communication keeps our fraternity strong!


Fraternally,

Nick Richard Senior Warden

Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171

F. & A.M.


 

From the South

Greetings from the South Brethren!


Freemasonry is a progressive science. A Mason can only advance by taking every step. He must acquire and apply the knowledge available to him on each level and perfect his skills so that each stone designed for that Spiritual Building might be square, level and plumb.


Our Lodge is a wonderful place where Brothers who desire Ritual Work, Fellowship, Charitable Relief for those less fortunate, or Historical/Philosophical enlightenment can congregate. Nothing we have achieved thus far or will achieve in the future would be possible without the support we get from each and every member of this Lodge. I’m looking forward to the next Lodge meeting Brothers... God Bless you and your families.


Fraternally,



Eric Figueroa

Junior Warden

Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171

F. & A.M.


 

From the Secretary



Fraternal greetings, Brethren.


By the time you read this message our lodge building will have had a new roof installed.

 

 Your Officers are constantly looking to protect our lodge assets and lower insurance costs while assuring that the building is in sound condition and look presentably.   I thank them for their diligence.


It seems that the lodge is also projecting a substantial income this year on rental opportunities.   The income can possibly be used as relief, charity, scholarship donations as well as investment opportunities.  


I was Worshipful Master in 2009, at the time most of the officers were not too computer savvy with me leading the pack.   Today our Brethren are more computer literate and have made vast improvements to our website, methods of remitting payments, renewing various licenses etc. and all online. With the increase in mail fraud, remitting payments electronically is a preferred and safer method. 


Any Brother who has affiliated with an appendant body (Scottish Rite, York Rite, Shrine etc.) in the last three years please shoot me a quick email so that I can update your Masonic Profile with Grand Lodge.   All I need to know is what the name of the appendant body is such a Valley of Lake Worth.   I do not need to know any positions held.   Mastermason33@gmail.com


Lastly Brethren, dues statements were mailed out mid-October 2023, please remit dues on a timely manner. It will only be a few months before late notices will be mailed out.

Sincerely and respectably,


R∴W∴ Mike Sinatra

Secretary

Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171

F. & A.M.

 

Chaplain's Corner



Greetings Brethren!


A man was drinking with his father. As they talked about life and adulthood, the father said, “Never forget your brothers! They will become very important over time. No matter how much you love your wife or your children, you're going to need your brothers!” "Remember when I speak of your "(Brothers)," I mean ALL men who are attached to you."


“Sometimes you must contact them, perhaps go out with them, do things with them because someday you will need them!" The brother locked those words inside him. He kept in touch with his Brethren. Over the years he made many friends. Some came, some went, but over time he understood what his Father meant. The World, Time, Nature and Life presents their changes and mysteries in a mans life, but your true Brethren always remain. After all of the years that I have lived on this earth, I have learned that:


* Time goes by.

* Life happens.

* Children grow up.

* Distance separates.

* Passion decreases.

* The heart breaks.

* Our parents die.

* Favors are forgotten.

*Jobs come and go.

* Careers do end.


BUT...your Brethren are always there, no matter the distance between you. A Brother is never too far away to be reached. When you have to walk through a lonely valley and have to do it for yourself, the Brothers of your life will be around you, encourage you, pray for you, push you, intervene for you, and wait for you with open arms at the end of the road. They will walk by your side... or even carry your load.

Grandfathers, Fathers, Brothers, Grandsons, Nephews, Cousins, Uncles, Fathers-in-law, Brothers-in-Law, and Friends...They are all your "Brothers” and they are G-d’s blessing in life!


Send this on to the "Brethren” who continue to give meaning to your life. I just did.


Greetings my brethren.


W∴ Howard Zimmerman

Chaplain

Boca-Delray Lodge 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


Petitions Received:

Daniel Duarte Quintal Garces, Lawrence Dorce, Domingo Alexander Duran, Franckerson Myrtil, Danilo Cordero

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




 

March Birthdays


Amer Rustom

Michael Neil Weinberg

James Michael Brake

Paul Sosnick

Lazaro Pena

Hugh Anthony McCaffrey

Alfred John Musco

Robert Alan Weiner

David A Allen

Alexandre Castro Ferrari

Robert Lashley Welch


 

Masonic Home







 

Benefits for Boca Delray Lodge Members


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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


 

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


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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Download PDF • 8.21MB

 

BOCA DELRAY LODGE DUES 2024


Payment methods to Boca Delray Lodge No. 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. Derik Brasher

  2. Alexandre Castro Ferrari

  3. Aniello Alfonso Criscuolo

  4. Bryant Orville Myers Sr

  5. Charles-Johan Gustave Lund

  6. David M Haycock

  7. David A Allen

  8. Demetrios Chris Kirkiles

  9. Donald Phillip Bolton

  10. Douglas Blair Sinclair

  11. Eoin Brackenridge Stafford

  12. Everett Alexander Stern

  13. George Ray Ruffing Jr

  14. Gerald Lee Barton

  15. Gerard Joseph Kleehammer

  16. Gerard Carras

  17. Harold William Ewing II

  18. Jack Harrison Breland

  19. John Raymond Farill

  20. John A Clarke Jr

  21. John W Langford

  22. Josiah Reeve Bright

  23. Leslie Scott Gardner

  24. Michael Strauss

  25. Michael Sinatra

  26. Patrick Peter Shepherd

  27. Paul Hunter Goldstein

  28. Peter James Snyder

  29. Pieter Van Gunst

  30. Raymond Hill Cralle

  31. Richard Scott Durgee

  32. Richard Wayne Jones

  33. Robert Wayne Estell Jr

  34. Robert Edward Coombs

  35. Rodrigo Jose Himiob

  36. Salvatore Musumeci

  37. Scott A Gardner

  38. Thomas Kevin Clements

  39. Victor Charles Weinberg

  40. Victor Lamont Searer Jr

  41. Walter Carleton McCrumb

  42. William Alfred Strucker

  43. William Arthur Tucker

  44. Zalmon John Starr


 

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