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November 2022

Updated: Dec 14, 2022



Meetings

1st & 3rd Thursday

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Meeting starts 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, First let me say Happy Halloween to you all even if you don’t celebrate it. Many of have children, and they sure love it. I hope you are all ready for the holiday season as we enter into November.


We have a lot going on this month. November 17th, we will be holding an open meeting for all who would like to join us, Masons and non Masons, for a memorial service for our beloved Past Master R∴ W∴ Bob Langford. Due to Covid, we were not able to put a proper memorial service together for R ∴ W∴ Langford. It will be a great night to give this Brother his due.


As you all know we are approaching the deadline for all who are interested in running for an elected office. You must have your petition in by the sound of the gavel on the first meeting of December.


God Bless you all and be safe Fraternally W:. Anthony W. Denton

Boca-Delray 171 F.&A.M.


 

From the West


Brethren,


We have a few meeting left this year, and I would like to request every brother to bring nonperishable foods every meeting to be donate to Boca Helping Hands.

Cereal and Cereal Bars, Juice (powder drinks), tomato sauces, canned fruits & Vegetables, canned meat, pasta, beans, rice soup, milk, crackers e cookies to name a few items.



Boca Delray Lodge is using Cash App to receive payments.

$BocaDelrayLodge171

Try it using my code 8WGVHFS. The lodge will get $15, and you’ll get $5.

If you have not paid your dues yet, you can use this app, and the lodge will get $15



Let's promote our collation room. We use Giggster for renters unable to get liability insurance. Please book using the site below that will cover the liability insurance. If renters can provide insurance, please contact me directly. Also, the 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 or make any suggestions.


Fraternally,

S.W. Alex Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the South


Greetings from the South, Brethren!


We are in elections month. Remember, we are Masons twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. We should always behave as Masons, even on social media. I encourage our Brothers to exercise their right to vote and respect different opinions. We should construct an environment of high moral respect, always aiming to be a better man daily.


Elections in our Lodge are also coming up. Tell us if you are interested in running for any position or entering the line.


If any Brother has any suggestions for our dinners, please contact me.


Below is the headcount we had this year for 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

  • 7/2/2022: 52 (MM Degree on Saturday )

  • 7/7/2022: 50 (DDGM visit)

  • 7/21/2022: 28

  • 8/4/2022: 19

  • 8/18/2022: 32

  • 9/1/2022: 28

  • 9/15/2022: 42

  • 10/13/2022: 22

  • 10/20/2022: 35


I am looking forward to seeing every one of you in Lodge.


With great Love,


J.W. Rafael Salles

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 


From the Secretary




Greetings Brethren, October is the month that upcoming year’s dues statements

are mailed out. If you have not paid your 2023 dues yet, you are one year in

arrears. On a brighter note, Brethren have already been sending in their 2023

dues and there has been many remittals via Cash Pay or other E-Payment venues.

If you wish to learn more about electronic payments, please ask Brother Salles or

email him at rafaeldesalles@me.com


Through Brethren’s donations, as well as a general donation from the lodge, we

were able to send Grand Lodge a $1,000.00 check for hurricane relief. Hopefully

our donation along with other lodges’ donations can help some needy Brothers

and their families.


We have been seeing an increase in collation room rentals lately. This is an easy

and beneficial way for the lodge to gain income. If you know of anyone who may

be interested in renting the collation room, please discuss it with Brother Ferrari,

he can provide details.


The second meeting in Nov. will be a Memorial Evening in Memory of R:.W:. Bob

Langford. Brothers, please try to attend this memorial in tribute to a fine Mason

who has done so much for our Lodge, the District and Jurisdiction. This meeting

will be open to family and friends. Brethren, please wear a dark colored jacket or

suit, no casual dress please.


F&S

R:.W:. 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:

Richard J. Ridky, Mark Rosio

Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Laz Pena, Arken Radeef, Anthony Barone, Thomas Coate, Chris Hamdar, Nicolai Luther, Steven Palsen,

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers; Paul Imbrone.

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brother Paul Gold, Joseph Pellicane, Ricky Mark, Benjamin Cohen.

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

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

Awaiting

Dual:

Plural:

Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers:

Petitions:



 


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 on 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, or 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.



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


From the District Instructor


My Brothers,

In order to improve your Masonic knowledge try taking the 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


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI

(954) 871-6018

 

Upcoming Events and News




 

Thursday, December 1st - 4th, 2022


Preliminary Itinerary​

Subject to Change

Thursday, December 1:

Arrive in Washington DC - Free Evening

Friday, December 2:

  • Breakfast at Hotel

  • Motor Coach to Arlington National Cemetery

  • Trolley Tour of Cemetery

  • Public Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

  • & Much More

Saturday, December 3:

  • Tour of G.W. National Masonic Memorial

  • Tour of Mt. Vernon with Wreath Laying Ceremony​

  • Installation of Lodge Officers of Potomac Lodge No. 5 & Holiday Party

TRAVEL & HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE BOOKED ASAP

Group Name: Florida Freemasons

Reservations Phone Number: 703-243-9800

Flight Groups Leaving From:

Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach


Contact Bill Catsulis 352-804-3981

 

Masonic Education - Lodges







 

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 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



 

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