Updated: Oct 20
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.S. Eric Figueroa
Members; R∴W∴ Rex Bradford, W∴ Anthony Denton, J.W. Nick Richard, J.D. Paul Jacob
Public Relations / Social Media Communications: Chairman: W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari
Members; S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles, Benjamin Cohen, J.S. Patrick Quirk, 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 Paul Jacob
Visitor Examination: Chairman: S.D. Paul Jacob
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, J.D. Jesse Mercado, S.D. Paul Jacob, J.W. Nick Richards Mentors: W∴ Mark Angstrom, W∴ Jay Obeid
Funeral Committee: Chairman: R∴W∴ Rex Bradford
Members; S.D. Paul Jacob J.D. Jesse Mercado, S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles
From the East
I hope this message finds you all well. We have several important updates and reminders to share with everyone:
Endowment Fund Vote: Our lodge will be voting on the implementation of the endowment fund during our first meeting in November. Consider this message as your 30-day notice to review the draft that has been posted on our trestleboard.
Roof Inspection: We have received a notice from our insurance regarding the excessive pooling of water on our roof. We are actively working with a few companies to find a solution to this issue.
Tree Trimming: There are some trees near our building that need trimming due to their proximity. We will be addressing this matter to ensure the safety and integrity of our lodge.
MMA Meeting: Don't forget that our MMA meeting is scheduled for October 2nd at 6:30 PM at our lodge. In addition to our regular business, we will have the honor of welcoming the first of a series of candidates for the Grand South, R:. W:. Ben Schwartz.
Annual MMA Picnic: Mark your calendars for the annual MMA Picnic on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at Okeeheelee Park. It promises to be a great event.
FC Degree: Mark your calendars for the upcoming FC Degree on October 19
Thank you all for your attention to these matters, and we look forward to your active participation in the upcoming events and decisions.
For your convenience, I have compiled a link https://linktr.ee/bdlodge171 containing all the important links 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 Respected Brethren,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you back to our beloved Lodge after a two-month hiatus due to essential renovation work. Our Lodge now stands more beautiful than ever, a testament to the remarkable leadership of our Worshipful Master, W∴ Ferrari, and the unwavering commitment of all our dedicated Brothers. Special commendation goes to W∴ Musumeci, W∴ Denton, and R∴ W∴ Bradford for their exceptional contributions. Thank you!
Building upon this sense of unity and camaraderie, I encourage all our Brothers to make an effort to connect with one another outside the Lodge. Our monthly get-together at Cinemark Bistro, scheduled every last Saturday of the month, provides a perfect opportunity for this. Stay updated with event details and dates on our website at https://www.bocadelray171.org/event.
The Finance Committee took a brief pause in September 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 role of the CHAPLAIN:
As an Officer of the Lodge, and while acting in that capacity, the correct place for the Chaplain to be seated during a Communication is to the left and in front of the Worshipful Master. The prayers at the opening and closing of the Lodge may be offered by the Chaplain while kneeling at the Altar or while standing at his place, at the option of the Worshipful Master. The Scriptures assigned to the Circumambulations should be recited by the Chaplain standing in his place in the Lodge and should not be read. The Chaplain has otherwise so little to render that the memorizations of these portions should not prove burdensome to him. Only the adopted ritual prayers as found in the Official Florida Monitor shall be used in opening, closing, and during Degree conferrals, except that the Chaplain may add some words of his own at the end of the opening and/or closing prayer in non-sectarian language and in good taste."
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 October, may it be a month filled with prosperity and fulfillment. 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
J.W. Nick Richard
Boca-Delray No 171
From the Secretary
Fraternal Greetings Brethren. I certainly hope that you had the opportunity to attend the Lodge in September and take notice of the beautiful improvements that have been made to the Lodge room. It is without a doubt that the Boca Delray renovation committee has put much thought and effort into having the architect and laborers present a wonderful, finished product. There are so many interesting details to the job such as columns on the walls, decorative tiles with the Masonic emblem on the corners of our Indented Trestleboard, accent lighting, and more. It would be worthwhile looking for yourself if you have not already done so. Just a reminder, there is no food or drink allowed in the lodge room.
As a security and safety measure, we are installing security surveillance cameras on the outside of the building and some within the building. Those installed within the lodge room are only viewing the external doors to observe who may enter the room; no floorwork will be viewed.
We still have several Brothers who have not paid their 2023 dues and stand a chance of being dropped as a member in good standing. Please take heed of the emails and phone calls that were sent to you. You received your 2023 dues statement in October of 2022, almost a year ago. New 2024 dues statements will be mailed out about the second week of October. You cannot remit 2024 dues until you have settled your past-due amount.
With the increase in actual written and mailed check fraud, Brethren may wish to consider remitting any kind of payment to the lodge via E-payments online. Brother Salles can email you an E-payment invoice where the level of security is greatly enhanced. You may like to consider remitting all other payments you may have such as rent-mortgage-HOA fees, insurance, charge cards, etc. in a similar manner. It’s safer and easier, payment is received immediately, and you save a stamp.
Hope to see you in the lodge soon.
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:
Brothers; Garfield Heron
Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:
Brothers; Peter Curcio , Jake Mulcahey, Arken Radeef
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
I. Modules 1 - 5: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Hosted by Harmonia Lodge No. 138, F. & A. M.; 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.; Suite 200 Upper (Back) II. Modules 6 - 10: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm; Hosted by Boynton Lodge No. 236, F. & A. M.; 2701 Quantum Blvd.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426 (Jupiter Light Lodge no. 340, F. & A. M. unavailable). II. Modules 6 - 10: Monday, October 30, 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; 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
Benefits for Boca Delray Lodge Members
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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
Masonic Regalia and Jewelry Wholesale Prices
Boca Delray Lodge is an Affiliate and the lodge will get 15% from all order place at the site, if you want to help the lodge, please use the link below.
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 2023
2023 Dues: $136
2023 Per Capita (to Grand Lodge): $40
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