Updated: Sep 11
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
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 email finds you well. I have some exciting news to share with you. The renovation work at our Lodge has been successfully completed, and I am thrilled to inform you that we will be reopening on September 7th.
However, there are a few matters that need to be addressed, which were not included in the contract with the Torah Academy. We will discuss these items at our upcoming stated meeting. It is essential that we have an open and fruitful discussion to ensure that all necessary aspects are taken care of.
In addition, I would like to inform you that the District Deputy Grand Master has scheduled his visit for September 21st. This is a significant event for our Lodge, and we should all strive to make it a memorable one. Let us work together to ensure everything is in order and that we showcase our Lodge in the best possible light.
I look forward to seeing you all at the reopening of our Lodge on September 7th and to the productive discussion at our next stated meeting. Let us continue to work together to strengthen our fraternal bonds.
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.
For your convenience, I have compiled a linktree 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.
W∴ M∴ Alexandre Ferrari
Boca-Delray No 171 F.&A.M.
From the West
My beloved Brethren:
Our Lodge is still under renovation, and we are projecting to return in September. I miss our Brothers and look forward to meeting you all again. While we are dark, we can benefit from meeting our Brothers outside the Lodge, as per our monthly get-together at Cinemark Bistro every last Saturday of the month. Follow the events' dates and information on our website at https://www.bocadelray171.org/event.
The Finance Committee had no meetings in June as we are waiting to vote on the endowment fund when the Lodge returns. If any brother has any questions about our finances, please do not hesitate to contact me.
A bit of Masonic education: I encourage my Brothers to read or re-read our Masonic Etiquette (click here GL208).
Link to Masonic Etiquette: https://www.grandlodgefl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GL-208-Masonic-Etiquette-Booklet-1.pdf
Sharing the item about "BROTHER" IS A TITLE:
"'BROTHER' IS A TITLE:
In the usages of Freemasonry, "Brother" is neither a sentimental nor familiar form of address, but is a title – as much so as Worshipful, Right Honorable, Right Worshipful, or Most Worshipful, and must always be used as such. A man does not attend a Lodge Communication in his capacity as a private individual. He is not just Joe, or Bill, or John, but is there in his capacity as a Mason. For this reason one should never in open Lodge refer to "Bill B.", but always to "Brother B." in the same literal sense as any other office in the Lodge or Grand Lodge.
Always address a Grand Lodge Officer at any Communication by his correct title and he in turn must show the same courtesy to other Grand Lodge Officers present as well as to the Worshipful Master and to the Brethren of the Lodge. This rule of etiquette should be punctiliously observed, no matter what ties of family or friendship may exist."
Let's keep our fraternity strong and increase our communication among Brothers. If you want to help or need anything, reach out!
I wish you all a fabulous March and hope to see you all in Lodge.
S.W. Rafael Nioac de Salles
Boca-Delray No 171
From the South
Greetings from the south brethren!
With the lodge being dark for the past couple of months, I don’t have much to update you on. I can say that we have kept up with catechism and you will soon see some of our EAs standing proficient. That’s all the news I have for you. I am excited to get back to the lodge and break bread with all of you. Hope to see all of you at the 1st meeting we are back open.
J.W. Nick Richard
Boca-Delray No 171
From the Secretary
Fraternal Greetings Brothers. I hope all have staying clear of any new Covid variants. If
anything, due to the several vaccines we have received Covid cases have been less sever.
What do you think makes you a Freemason? I think this is a legitimate and worthwhile
question. Some may reply, “Well, I received the Three Symbolic Degrees, I am a Freemason by all means”. Other may say, “I pay my yearly dues and am in good standing, I am a Brother Freemason”. Then there are those who may say, “I live my life upon the tenants of Freemasonry, being honest, respectful, charitable, abiding by the oaths and obligations I have taken, coming to the aid of my Brethren and fellow beings. Knowing that there is an Eye that see’s all and a Book in which all deeds are recorded”. To say the least as the list of virtues goes on. One who’s Cable Tow is usually quite long.
Can you say that you fit into this last category? I certainly hope so and I do know of many Masons who most certainly do qualify to say that they fit into the category but have no need to verbalize it as their actions, deeds and mannerism prove them true.
Freemasonry is often defined as a “System of Morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols”. A system of morality! Think of this Brothers, as morality has many branches and is defined as a set of values, beliefs, and principles that guide an individual's behavior and decisions. It is a code of conduct that extends to daily living, business dealings, a responsibility to one’s debts, and to the betterment of the humankind. Don’t think for one minute that you cannot contribute to the betterment of others. Simple kind acts, helping hands and compassionate words will suffice.
Through your “morality” others will see a radiance about you and you will earn yourself a place in the Word to Come.
Brethren, we have approached the time where second dues late notices are going to be
emailed out. Please remember to remit payment 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, Garfield Heron, Louis Amoroso, Sadrac Francois
Awaiting Fellow Craft Degree:
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
Saturday September 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - II.
Hosted by Garden Lodge No. 366, F. & A. M.;
9463 Roan Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403-1035
Saturday September 30th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* - III.
Hosted by Boynton Lodge No. 236, F. & A. M.;
2701 Quantum Blvd.; Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Saturday October 21st, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - I.
Hosted by Harmonia Lodge No. 138, F. & A. M.;
1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 200 Upper (Back)
Saturday October 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* II.
Hosted by Jupiter Light Lodge No. 340;
600 S. Loxahatchee Dr., Jupiter, FL 33458-5781
Saturday November 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.* III.
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
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