May 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



 

Lodge Officers


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

Senior Warden: Alex Ferrari 954-934-7996

Junior Warden: Rafael 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: Carlos Llovet

Junior Deacon: Paul Jacob

Senior Steward: Nick Richard

Junior Steward: Jesse Mercado

Tyler: Carlos Pulgar


Most Worshipful Grand Master

M∴W∴G∴M∴ Jeffrey S. Foster

jeff.Foster@grandlodgefl.com


District Deputy Grand Master

R∴W∴ Bill Paxton

billpaxton32@gmail.com


District Instructor

R∴H∴ Salvatore Musumeci

smusumeci9@yahoo.com



 

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. Jesse Mercado, 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. Nick Richard


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. Carlos Llovet

Members: Treasurer W∴ Howard Zimmerman, S.S. Nick Richard


Vigilance: Chairman; J.W. Rafael Salles

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


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

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


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

Members; R∴H∴ Bob Pastor, S.S. Nick Richard


Funeral Committee: Chairman; R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Members; S.W. Alex Ferrari, S.S. Nick Richard, J.W. Rafael Salles



 

From the East

My Brothers, My apologies for missing the entire month of May. It was unavoidable due to work. I trust and know that our S.W. Alex Ferrari did a great job sitting in the East for me.


As you know we are approaching our annual Grand Lodge Communication starting May 29th - June 1st. It has been and will continue to be in my eyes one of the greatest honors, to be one of your representatives and expressing your voice in the future legislation of this Great Fraternity. We still have one piece of legislation to discuss and get your opinion on how we vote before heading to Grand Lodge. We will be talking about this on the first meeting in May. I look forward to seeing you all there, I’m sure our J.W. Has a nice meal set for us.

God Bless.

Fraternally,

W∴ Anthony W. Denton



 

From the West


Greeting Brethren,


I would like to congratulate the newly initiate Brothers Benjamin Cohen, Paul Imbrone and the degree team for another great job.


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.

https://giggster.com/listing/masonic-lodge-fl


Please take a minute to review our Lodge on Google.

https://g.page/r/CdaxednxPKNcEAg/review


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

https://linktr.ee/bdlodge171


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


Fraternally,

S.W. Alex Ferrari



 

From the South



Brethren, greeting from the South!


I started taking note of the headcount of Brothers and guests having dinner and would like to share with you:

  • 12/16/2021: 25 people

  • 02/03/2022: 25 people

  • 02/17/2022: 32 people

  • 03/03/2022: 28 people

  • 03/17/2022: 50 people (DDGM visit)

  • 04/08/2022: 35 people

  • 04/21/2022: 45 people

  • Average: 31 people

I am happy to see our Lodge thriving. During the last meeting on the Entered Apprentice degree, we had in the room pretty much all 9 Lodges from our District. Our degree team put a remarkable degree again, and I am very proud of them.


I am committed to providing a delicious dinner. I have a special thank you for my Stewards Brothers Nick Richard and Jesse Mercado and Brothers Sam Goldstein and W:.Hal Peritz. They are Amazing Brothers and a great team.


I hope to see a full Lodge again at our next meetings. Count me in!


I offer special prayers for our Brothers and families in need. I am always a phone call away from those who need me.


Fraternally,

J.W. Rafael Salles



 


From the Secretary




Fraternal Greetings Brothers.


May is a big month for Florida Masons as we attend Grand Lodge at the end of the month. If you have never attended a Grand Communication, you are missing a fine example of fraternal comradery. A huge ball room with more Mason’s than you have ever seen. The opening ceremonies are beautiful as Past Grand Masters as well a sitting Grand Masters from our various Jurisdictions (States) enter. The East is arranged exactly like a lodge room where the Grand Master opens Grand Lodge in Ample Form. Do not cheat yourself out of wonderful opportunity, attend a Grand Communication.


As we are now in May, Brothers who have not paid their 2022 dues are six months in arrears. Please avoid past due letters and kindly remember your obligation when you signed your petition and supplement form, and remit dues on a timely manner.

Just to remind you, the lodge is not able to accept charge cards, but we do accept PayPal, checks and of course cash.


Brethren, please always contact the Secretary for any membership or dues related information. No other officer of the lodge maintains these records or files. Also remember to inform the Secretary of any home address, phone, or email address changes.


Fraternally,

R:.W:. Mike Sinatra

Secretary



 

District 25 Lodges


Boynton Lodge No 236

2nd & 4th Thursdays

2701 Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


Bykota Lodge No 333

2nd & 4th Mondays

421 Jennings Ave. , Greenacres 6:30/7:30 pm


Gardens Lodge No 366

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

9463 Roan LN., Palm Beach Gardens 6:30/7:30pm


Gulf Stream Lodge No 245

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

421 Jennings Ave. , Greenacres 6:30/7:30 pm


Harmonia Lodge No 138

2nd & 4th Mondays

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


Jupiter Light Lodge No 340

2nd & 4th Mondays

600 S. Loxahatchee Dr. , Jupiter 6:30/7:30 pm


Lantana Lodge No 372

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

845 Bradley St. , West Palm Beach 6:30/7:30 pm


Palmwood Lodge No 303

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:

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination: Brothers; Dominic Guardino, Eric Figueroa, Paul Gold, Shaun Demetrios, Patric Quirk, Geoffrey Thiessen, Johnathan Zit

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

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 $8.00) prepared by chef Lou. We will also be providing a School of Instruction the first Monday of the month at every MMA meeting. 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

smusumeci9@yahoo.com

(954) 871-6018


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Grand Lodge Masonic Education


Masonic Leadership Training

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.


Master Mason Exams

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.


Lodge Officer Training

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