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October 2023

Updated: Oct 20, 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.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

Dear Brethren,

I hope this message finds you all well. We have several important updates and reminders to share with everyone:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 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 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 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

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](

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


Masonic Advancements

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


Dual: Brothers;

Plural: Brothers;

Reinstatement: Brothers;

E.A. Transfer: Brothers;

F.C. Transfer: Brothers;

M.M. Transfers: Brothers;



Upcoming Events and News



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)

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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October Birthdays

George Ruffing Jr

Carlos Pulgar

Ernesto Marrero

Kali Montero

Panagiotis Kourtesis

Eoin Stafford

Jon Burford

Burt Cohen

William Isaacson

Jeffery Cline

Steven Young

Stylianos Frangoulopoulos

Rex Bradford

Michael Reardon

James Smith

Raymond Cralle

Paul Sireci

Josiah Bright

Alessandro Pizzitelli

Patrick Quirk



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: $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,

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

  2. or using the link$BocaDelrayLodge171,

  3. 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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