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November 2023


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: Eric Figueroa - (917) 544-8879

Junior Deacon: Jesse Mercado - (954) 422-3999

Senior Steward: Patrick Quirk - (561) 507-3727

Junior Steward: Derik Brasher - (832) 835-4900

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.D. Eric Figueroa

Members; R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, W∴ Anthony Denton, J.W. Nick Richard,

Public Relations / Social Media Communications: Chairman: W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari

Members; S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles, Benjamin Cohen, 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. Eric Figueroa

Visitor Examination: Chairman: S.D. Eric Figueroa

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, S.D. Eric Figueroa, J.W. Nick Richards Mentor: W∴ Mark Angstrom

Funeral Committee: Chairman: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford

Members; S.D. Eric Figueroa, W∴ Mark Angstrom, S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles


From the East

Dear Brethren,

I hope this email finds you well. We had a fantastic turnout hosting the recent MMA meeting at our lodge, and it was wonderful to see so many of our fellow Master Masons come together. We sincerely hope to witness more of our brothers participating in various activities throughout our district. Remember, these events are open to all Master Masons, and your presence is always welcomed and valued.

I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to the brothers who attended the funeral service of our departed brother, Fred Hamilton. Your presence and support during this difficult time meant a great deal to his family. I extend a special thanks to R:.W:. Rex for delivering such a beautiful service.

Additionally, I want to thank all the brethren and their families who attended the recent Get Together event held last Saturday. This event was designed to foster a sense of community and camaraderie outside the lodge room, and it was heartwarming to see our brothers, their families, and friends come together. While we are actively exploring other venue options, for now, we will continue to use Cinemark for our gatherings.

A special appreciation goes out to Brother JW for organizing the street clean-up, and I want to thank all the brothers who participated this past weekend. Your efforts to make our community a better place do not go unnoticed.

As we approach the end of my term, we have some exciting events lined up in the coming months that I would like to share with you all. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Stated Communication - November 2nd at 7:30 PM

During this gathering, we will address both old and new lodge business topics.

EA Degree - November 4th at 3:00 PM

Venue: Boca Delray Lodge

This event will bring together all the lodges in our district for an important degree ceremony.

Boca Helping Hands - November 13th

Thanksgiving Box Brigade: If you haven't already, please bring the items to be donated for this meaningful cause.

MM Degree - November 16th at 7:30 PM

We will be conferring the Master Mason degree, and your presence and support are greatly appreciated.

Table Lodge - November 30th at 7:30 PM

Join us for a memorable evening of fellowship and camaraderie during our Table Lodge.

Boca Raton 51st Annual Holiday Street Parade - December 6th at 7:30 PM

Location: Federal HWY and SE 5th Street

Come and be part of our festive parade as we celebrate our Masonic community.

I am looking forward to your active participation in these upcoming events. Your involvement is what makes our lodge strong and vibrant. If you have any questions or would like to contribute in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make the final months of my term truly memorable.

For your convenience, I have compiled a link containing all the important information pertaining to our lodge and Freemasonry. This serves as a comprehensive resource for accessing vital information about our fraternity. Should you have any suggestions or additions, please feel free to approach me directly.

Please check the charities we support and let me know if you want to get involved.

Thank you for your attention and continued support. Together, let us strive to make Boca-Delray No 171 F.&A.M. a beacon of excellence within our community.

Lastly, I kindly request each and every one of you to spare a minute of your time to review our Lodge Your positive reviews and ratings will greatly enhance our online visibility and ultimately contribute to the growth of our membership.

Fraternally yours,

W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171 F.&A.M.


From the West

Dear Beloved Brethren,

In times of war, it is crucial to come together in prayer, hoping for the triumph of good over evil.

In light of this renewed sense of unity and camaraderie, I wholeheartedly encourage all our Brothers to actively foster connections with one another beyond the confines of the Lodge. Our monthly gathering at the Cinemark Bistro, scheduled for the last Saturday of every month, offers a perfect opportunity for this. Please stay updated with event details and dates by visiting our website at

The Finance Committee took a brief pause in October as we prepare for an important vote on the endowment fund. Should any Brother have questions or concerns regarding our Lodge's finances, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Let us also take a moment to enhance our Masonic knowledge. I encourage every Brother to revisit or explore our Masonic Etiquette, which you can access by clicking here: [Masonic Etiquette - GL208](

In the spirit of continued learning, I'd like to share insights about the CORRESPONDENCE (MASONIC):


When addressing mail to a Brother Mason, do not put his title as such on the envelope. It should be addressed as:

Hon. John Doe

In the salutation of the letter the title should appear as:

R∴ W∴ John Doe 71 West 23rd Street New York City, NY

Dear Brother Doe,"

Let us continue to strengthen our fraternity by fostering open communication and support among our Brothers. Remember, if you wish to contribute or require assistance, reach out - we are here for each other!

As we step into November, may it be a month filled with happiness. I look forward to the pleasure of your company in our Lodge.


S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles

Boca-Delray No 171



From the South

Greetings from the South Brethren!

I would like to start this November off with a sincere thank you to the entire Degree team that helped out with our FC Degree from 10/19. It was a great evening and an even better Degree and I would not have been able to do my part without all of you. As far as this coming November goes, I don't have much to bring you from the South. Just great food and fellowship to look forward to with all of you Brothers. As always, the meals will be posted to the WhatsApp group chat the day before. Hope to see you all at the next dinner!


J.W. Nick Richard

Boca-Delray No 171



From the Secretary

Fraternal Greetings Brethren, I hope that you have attended lodge and appreciated all the renovations and improvements that have been made. Boca Delray 171 is now in the 21 st Century!

As for the 21st Century, our lodge and Brethren who are adapt at using the PC and creating web- site have also jumped on board with not only going paperless but have offer us the option of remitting payments electronically. Remitting payment to any organization or business is a much safer way of paying a fee. Power company, water, IRS, vehicle tag etc. I know of a company who remitted a $2,000.00 dollar payment for services rendered, a criminal took that envelope and changed the amount to $20,000.00 and cashed the check. I know that you may say how can this be, what bank would cash it, how can the figure be changed, why didn’t the red flags pop up? We don’t know but the business now has the aggravation of trying to rectify the problem. Please don’t put yourself in this situation, use an E-payment (electronic payment). You can also save your E-payment receipts on a drive on you PC and have less

clutter and more accountability.

Our PC savvy Brothers have also created a paperless Trestleboard which saves so much time in not having to print them out, fold and enclose in an envelope as well as pay postage. And again, the monthly Trestleboards can be easily saved to your drive.

The lodge’s website is highly informative as it offers a calendar of events, a Masonic supply store, officer’s contact info and links to other websites such as Scottish Rite and Master Mason’s Association amongst others.

It is also attracting potential members which is the lifeblood of a lodge. I thank all those who are engaged in and improving our communication process to a paperless electronic method, an environmentally friendly method as there is no paper being tossed out or the opportunity of someone finding the page and using your information illegally.

Oh, by the way, we have a Brother who lives in Europe, his dues statement is sent via email. No postage and he receive it in seconds. He also remits payment electronically.

You should have received your 2024 dues statement. Please remit in a timely manner and always inform the lodge secretary if you have moved, changed your phone number or email address. This time of year, I receive many statements returned non-deliverable because Brother moved and have not informed the lodge. I also unfortunately learn of those who have passed during the year.

In closing, I hope that we can all enjoy the cooler temperature and have a wonderful happy healthy Thanksgiving.


R:.W:.. Mike Sinatra



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; Hugo Neil Mendez, Louis Amoroso, Sadrac Francois

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:


Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; Peter Curcio , Jake Mulcahey, Arken Radeef, Garfield Heron

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:


Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; James Billingsley, Leo Netto, Jeff Cirminiello, Samuel Henry, Geoffrey Thiessen, Joseph Pellicane, Laz Pena, Richard J. Ridky,

Bible/Apron/WK Tools: Brother Mark DeLa Rosa


Dual: Brothers;

Plural: Brothers;

Reinstatement: Brothers;

E.A. Transfer: Brothers;

F.C. Transfer: Brothers;

M.M. Transfers: Brothers;

Petitions: Candidate


Upcoming Events and News



III. Modules 11 - 15; Wednesday November 1, 2023; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Hosted by Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M.; 4093 NW 4th Ave.; Boca Raton, FL 33431

III. Modules 11 - 15; Saturday November 4, 2023; 9;00 am to 12:00 pm; 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

(561) 822-7498

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

(561) 329-2261



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November Birthdays

Demetrios Kirkiles

Michael Strauss

Sheldon Pittleman

Salvatore Musumeci

William Manczuk

Gaspar Gonzalez Jr

James De Fago III

Ronald Filocomo Jr

Douglas Sinclair

Howard Schulman

Aniello Criscuolo

David Schneider

James Billingsley

Eric Rogers

Jeffrey Cirminiello

Michael Rosenberg



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


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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



  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

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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


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



Boca Delray Lodge By-Laws 2023
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Endowment Fund Draft

Boca-Delray Endowment Full Language DRAFT
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2023 Dues: $236

2023 Per Capita (to Grand Lodge): $45

LYPMGS (Masonic Home) donation: $7.30

Building Fund donation: $25

Relief Fund donation: $25

Donations are not mandatory but encouraged.

You can pay it by mail to the address P.O. BOX 811113, Boca Raton, FL 33481-1113,

  1. or if you prefer, you can remit electronically via CashApp to $BocaDelrayLodge171

  2. or via Zelle to our Lodge email



  1. Alexandre Castro Ferrari

  2. Aniello Alfonso Criscuolo

  3. Bryant Orville Myers Sr

  4. Charles-Johan Gustave Lund

  5. David M Haycock

  6. David A Allen

  7. Demetrios Chris Kirkiles

  8. Donald Phillip Bolton

  9. Douglas Blair Sinclair

  10. Eoin Brackenridge Stafford

  11. Everett Alexander Stern

  12. George Ray Ruffing Jr

  13. Gerald Lee Barton

  14. Gerard Joseph Kleehammer

  15. Gerard Carras

  16. Harold William Ewing II

  17. Jack Harrison Breland

  18. John Raymond Farill

  19. John A Clarke Jr

  20. John W Langford

  21. Josiah Reeve Bright

  22. Leslie Scott Gardner

  23. Michael Strauss

  24. Michael Sinatra

  25. Patrick Peter Shepherd

  26. Paul Hunter Goldstein

  27. Peter James Snyder

  28. Pieter Van Gunst

  29. Raymond Hill Cralle

  30. Richard Scott Durgee

  31. Richard Wayne Jones

  32. Robert Wayne Estell Jr

  33. Robert Edward Coombs

  34. Rodrigo Jose Himiob

  35. Salvatore Musumeci

  36. Scott A Gardner

  37. Thomas Kevin Clements

  38. Victor Charles Weinberg

  39. Victor Lamont Searer Jr

  40. Walter Carleton McCrumb

  41. William Alfred Strucker

  42. William Arthur Tucker

  43. Zalmon John Starr


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