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
Boca Delray Lodge 171
PO BOX 811113
Boca Raton FL 33481-1113
PLEASE INFORM THE SECRETARY OF ANY
EMAIL, PHONE OR ADDRESS CHANGES.
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
R∴H∴ Roy D. Strohacker - (561) 329-2261
R∴W∴ Michael P. Sinatra - (561) 613-8094
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
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 https://linktr.ee/bdlodge171 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 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.
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 https://www.bocadelray171.org/event.
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](https://www.grandlodgefl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GL-208-Masonic-Etiquette-Booklet-1.pdf).
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
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
E.A. Transfer: Brothers;
F.C. Transfer: Brothers;
M.M. Transfers: Brothers;
Upcoming Events and News
MASONIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING
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)
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
R :. W :. Roy D. Strohacker, PM, PDDGM 25th Masonic District, MLT Zone Chairman
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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"
"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 *
25 LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY
Modes of recognition
Division of symbolic Masonry into three degrees
Legend of the 3rd degree
Government of the fraternity by a Grand Master
Prerogative of the Grand Master to preside over every assembly of the Craft
Prerogative of the Grand Master to grant dispensations for conferring the degrees at irregular times
Prerogative of the Grand Master to give dispensations for opening and holding Lodges
Prerogative of the Grand Master to make Masons at sight
Necessity for Masons to congregate in Lodges
Government of lodges by a Master and 2 Wardens
Necessity of tiling lodges
Right of every Mason to be represented in all general meetings of the Craft and instruct representatives
Right of every Mason to appeal from his Lodge to the Grand Lodge or General Assembly of Masons
Right of every Mason to visit and sit in every regular Lodge
No unknown visitor can enter a Lodge without first passing an examination
No Lodge can interfere in the business of another Lodge or give degrees to brethren of other Lodges
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
Candidates for initiation must be men, unmutilated (not a cripple), free born, and of mature age
Belief in the existence of God as the Great Architect of the universe
Belief in a resurrection to a future life
A "Book of the Law" is indispensable in every Lodge
Equality of all Masons
Secrecy of the institution
Foundation of a speculative science upon an operative art, and symbolic use and explanations for the purpose of religious or moral teaching
These landmarks can never be changed
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
Endowment Fund Draft
BOCA DELRAY LODGE DUES 2024
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,
or if you prefer, you can remit electronically via CashApp to $BocaDelrayLodge171
or using the link https://cash.app/$BocaDelrayLodge171,
or via Zelle to our Lodge email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexandre Castro Ferrari
Aniello Alfonso Criscuolo
Bryant Orville Myers Sr
Charles-Johan Gustave Lund
David M Haycock
David A Allen
Demetrios Chris Kirkiles
Donald Phillip Bolton
Douglas Blair Sinclair
Eoin Brackenridge Stafford
Everett Alexander Stern
George Ray Ruffing Jr
Gerald Lee Barton
Gerard Joseph Kleehammer
Harold William Ewing II
Jack Harrison Breland
John Raymond Farill
John A Clarke Jr
John W Langford
Josiah Reeve Bright
Leslie Scott Gardner
Patrick Peter Shepherd
Paul Hunter Goldstein
Peter James Snyder
Pieter Van Gunst
Raymond Hill Cralle
Richard Scott Durgee
Richard Wayne Jones
Robert Wayne Estell Jr
Robert Edward Coombs
Rodrigo Jose Himiob
Scott A Gardner
Thomas Kevin Clements
Victor Charles Weinberg
Victor Lamont Searer Jr
Walter Carleton McCrumb
William Alfred Strucker
William Arthur Tucker
Zalmon John Starr