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September 2022

Updated: Dec 14, 2022



Stated Communications

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 Mastermason33@gmail.com

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

My brothers, as we move into September, it is my pleasure to inform you all that the PSA agreement to sell the land to the Torah Academy has been received and is being reviewed by Brother Gladstone as we speak. We will be having our final vote to pass the sell agreement on September 15th 2022. If the Brothers of Boca-Delray approve the agreement, it will be sent to Grand Lodge for their approval. Again I want to thank all the Bothers for their support for the deal. Especially the Committee that work so hard to assist in seeing this to this point.


As always, I look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.


God Bless

Fraternally,

W∴ Anthony W. Denton

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the West


Brethren,


We will have a FC Degree Tuesday September 6th at 6:30 PM


I would like to thank all brothers that brought canned food to the lodge, your help is greatly appreciated.


Please se the masonic leadership calendar below, this class is been teach 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.

$BocaDelrayLodge171

Try it using my code 8WGVHFS the lodge will get $15 and you’ll get $5.

If you have not pay 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 be cover the liability insurance. If renters can provide insurance please contact me directly. Also 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 and or make any suggestions.


Fraternally,

S.W. Alex Ferrari

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

From the South




Greetings from the South, Brethren!


I want to thank the FC degree team led by Brother Ferrari and R∴ H∴ Pastor. Their passion for Freemasonry and ritual is elevating us even more. Thank you to every Brother involved in the degree. I am confident we will put a beautiful degree to our EA Brothers.


It has been an honor o serve my Brothers in the kitchen this year. After two difficult years in a pandemic, we are now back enjoying our Brotherhood.


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

  • 8/18/22: 32


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


With great Love,


J.W. Rafael Salles

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 


From the Secretary




Fraternal Greetings Brothers. It is certainly appreciated that the Worshipful

Master has permitted summer attire during these scorching months. Thank you

Worshipful Master for approving it.


It was a pleasure observing R∴H∴ Pastor conduct Proficiencies in the EA and MM

Degree. Petitions continue to be turned in as we receive many online inquiries

from gentlemen interested in becoming a Mason. Brother Ferrari is prompt in

reaching out to them offering information and an invitation to the lodge. Our

wonderful website is meaningless without these men receiving a reply quickly.

W∴ Zimmerman and his wife Iris finally left Maryland as she was in a favorable

condition to return home after her delicate surgery. Brethren have been

donating to the relief fund in Lodge, as well as on the Go-Fundme site

https://gofund.me/3f7ba0bf. If you prefer to mail a check to the lodge, please

mail it to our PO Box. Boca Delray 171 PO Box 811113 Boca Raton, FL 33438-1113.


Second Late Notices have been mailed out to Brothers who have not yet paid their

2022 dues. Brothers, as Freemasons, I feel that I should never have to send out

late notices as we all upon the Altar of Freemasonry while taking our Obligations

have promised to pay dues promptly. Also, after reading the Lodge’s By-laws

which states that dues will be paid promptly, we have also signed the By-Laws

book to that effect.


A reminder, kindly send all mail to the Lodge PO Box and not our physical address. Our PO Box info is above. Also keep the Secretary informed of any mailing

address, email, or phone number changes.


F&S

R∴W∴ Mike Sinatra

Secretary

Boca-Delray No 171

F.&A.M.


 

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; Anthony Barone, Thomas Coate, Chris Hamdar, Nicolai Luther, Steven Palsen,

Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:

Brothers; Benjamin Cohen, Paul Imbrone, Joseph Pellicane, Ricky Mark

Fellow Craft Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brother Paul Gold

Awaiting Master Mason Degree:

Master Mason Awaiting Proficiency Examination:

Brothers; James Billingsley, Leo Netto, Jeff Cirminiello, Samuel Henry, , Shaun Demetrios, Geoffrey Thiessen

Awaiting

Dual:

Brother James H. Smith

Brother JahJah

Plural:

Reinstatement:

E.A. Transfer:

F.C. Transfer:

M.M. Transfers:

Brother Enrique G. Martens

Petitions:

Mr. Arkan Radeef - Petition for the Three Symbolic Degrees

Mr. Richard J. Ridky - Petition for the Three Symbolic Degrees


 


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.


Fraternally & Sincerely,

R:.H:. Sal Musumeci

25th District Instructor

smusumeci9@yahoo.com

(954) 871-6018


Strength in Numbers

Power in Education

 

Upcoming Events and News




 

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

ZONE 7

MASONIC LEADERSHIP TRAINING



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 9:00 a.m. -12:00 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

whodoes1trust@gmail.com

(561) 822-7498


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

Rdstrohacker@bellsouth.net

(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 Cemetary

  • Trolley Tour of Cemetary

  • 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

TRAVEL & HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE BOOKED ASAP

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 - 3 Degrees



 

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


 


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

modules.


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



 

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