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October 2022

Updated: Dec 14, 2022


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

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, I want to congratulate you all on the passing of the land deal with the Torah Academy. This is truly a great deal for the Lodge. This deal will solidify the financial foundation of our beloved Lodge for many future generations.

In the coming days I will be reaching out to Brothers to form a Committee. This Committee will mainly be built of Brothers already serving on the financial Committee to bring back suggestions to the Craft, on what they deem as the best way to make sure the proceeds from the sell are set up to best serve the Lodge.

On October 20th we will be having an EA Degree. I hope to see everyone there. This will be a called communication.

Officers, please note, that now we are entering into fall, please make sure to wear either your tuxedo or a black suite and tie.

Thank you all for your supposed

God Bless


W∴ Anthony W. Denton

Boca-Delray No 171



From the West


If you want to learn any part of the EA degree, we are having practice Tuesdays at 6pm

Please see the masonic leadership calendar below. This class has been taught by W:. Mark Angstrom and will help with your masonic journey.

We are always looking to rent our coalition room, please contact me if you have someone interested.

Boca Delray Lodge is using Cash App to receive payments.


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.


S.W. Alex Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171



From the South

Greetings from the South, Brethren!

We are in the hurricane season. Let's pay attention to the news and be prepared. If any Bother needs help preparing for a hurricane, do not hesitate to contact our officers and me.

I commend the work of W:. Denton and the entire committee that worked diligently to get a fantastic deal selling the parking lot area of our Lodge. This is a legacy for the whole of the Lodge's future. Thank you!

If any Brother has any suggestions for our dinners, please get in touch with 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

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

With great Love,

J.W. Rafael Salles

Boca-Delray No 171



From the Secretary

Greeting Brethren, a healthy congratulations to W:. Denton for all the months of

hard work negotiating the Torah Academy deal. Upon balloting I am happy to say

it was a 100% unanimous acceptance. Grand Lodge has also approved of the

transaction. We now move forward with our attorneys working on our behalf. I

heard a Brother question if we will still be required to pay yearly membership

dues once the money is in our hands and the answer is simple, yes. First off, we

don’t want to be a lodge that will attract Brothers who do not want to pay dues or

pay much. We will attract the wrong characteristics of a Brother. Secondly the

intent is to invest the capital so that we have interest funds for many years, these

funds can be used for repairs and improvements to our building, scholarships can

be offered and relief - charity money more attainable etc. Brethren, the finance

committee, and officers have studied and reviewed what is in the best interest of

the Lodge, Brothers and future and are planning accordingly.

2023 dues notices will be mailed out the week of October 13th . Please remit dues

on a timely manner as the lodge depends on these funds to operate. For those

Brothers who still have not paid their 2022 dues, you are now one year past due

and have or will shortly receive your third letter and final notice. If you are

dropped, you just cannot pay dues and be in good standing again. You must first

have a background check ran, submit a reinstatement petition, have a home visit

investigation by three Brothers, and lasty be balloted on. Why put yourself

through this process? E- statements have already been mailed to you, please

remit your 2022 dues, and remain a Mason in good standing.

I would say for the last ten years the lodge has grown like never before. I credit

this to the business idea of “Re-engineering the Corporation”. For those who are

not aware of this concept it is simply, keep your business, association, house of

worship etc. up with the times. A simple example is self-checkout in stores.

Walmart for one, in certain stores has eliminated individual checkouts. Isn’t it

frustrating choosing a line then getting stuck when the person’s having difficulty

with their charge card. Walmart adopted a one line for all branching out to

several checkouts. No more getting stuck behind a problem. Of course, there

are many other in-depth examples which I leave to you to investigate.

The bottom line is simple, keep abreast of new cultures, trends, innovations, and

individual patterns of behavior and modify your business to accommodate them.

Our lodge has re-engineered itself every few years which is the smart thing to do

if you want to grow, survive and be a leader in the industry (for us a leader in

either the District or Jurisdiction). We have our fine officers, committeemen and

Brothers who pitch in and make this happen.


R∴W∴ Mike Sinatra


Boca-Delray No 171



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 6:30/7:30 pm

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:

Laz Pena, Arken Radeef, Richard J. Ridky, Mark Rosio

Entered Apprentices Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; 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,





E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers:



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:

1. Go to

2. Click on “Education”

3. Take Exams 1, 2 & 3

Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci, DI

(954) 871-6018


Upcoming Events and News


Below is the calendar for the Masonic Leadership Training. Is open to EA, FC, and MM.



Saturday October 8th 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.* -II.

Hosted by Boynton Lodge No. 236, F. & A. M.;

2701 Quantum Blvd.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Saturday, October 15th, 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. • Ill.

Hosted by Harmonia Lodge No. 138, F. & A. M.;

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 200 Upper

Saturday October 29th 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.* I.

Hosted by Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M.;

4093 NW 4th Ave.; Boca Raton, FL 33431

* 8:30 a. m. • 9:00 a. m. Donuts, Bagels, and Coffee

Workshop Schedule:

Masonic: Leadership Training EA, FC, and MM Location: Dining Hall

I. REGISTRATION 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

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 ML'I' per class

For More Information contact:

W:. Mark Angstrom, PM Boca-Delray Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M., 25th Masonic District

(561) 822-7498

R:. W:. Roy D. Strohacker, Zone 7 MLT Zone Chairman

(561) 329-2261


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


Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

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 - Origins of Freemasonry


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


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 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


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


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