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Dear Prophets, Ladies, & Brothers,

Thank you so much for attending Feramo Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R.’s 2017 installation of officers. It was an honor to have all of you in attendance and it means a great deal to us. I appreciate that you took time from your busy schedules to join us. I hope you enjoyed the installation and had a great time with your prophets, ladies, and brothers.

Thank you to everyone who attended and help make our installation so special. Thank you, John Borsa for installing our officers. Thank you, On Point Caterers. Luay and Ricardo, the meal was delicious, as always. Thank you, Rainbow Girls for serving. Thank you, Sol Golden Berg for helping organize the event. Thank you, Stephan Viens for DJing. Thank you, Sem-I-no Grotto for the beautiful gift. And thank you to our 2016 officers for a great year.

I’m grateful that my fellow  prophets elected me Monarch and I will serve them honorably. 2017 will be a year in which Feramo Grotto flourishes.

Congratulations to Feramo Grotto’s newly installed officers!

Remember, Feramo Grotto is the playground of the 33rd district. Come and join us for good fellowship on the second Friday of every month at 2900 Taylor St, Hollywood, FL 33020.

Again, I sincerely thank you for being a part of Feramo Grotto’s 2017 installation of officers.


Max Bornstein


feramo-144-tThe Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, whose subordinate bodies are the Grottoes, is an organization by and for Master Masons. Its membership is restricted absolutely and exclusively to Master Masons in good standing. Although it is primarily an organization for good wholesome fun and frolic, it also has its serious side. Its slogan is GOOD FELLOWSHIP, and in contact with our fellowman, this principle is exemplified to a marked degree.


Humanitarian Foundation is the Official Charity of the Grottoes of North America.

elantern“The Humanitarian Foundation believes that children with special needs should live life as fully and as independently as possible. We are passionately committed to helping alleviate suffering and improving children’s quality of life by providing dental care for those who otherwise might go without, One Smile at a Time.”

The Humanitarian Foundation

The Toothbrush Program allows Grotto Members and their Ladies to interact with the public to introduce the Grottoes of North America and their charitable endeavors. Toothbrushes are distributed in a public area where the members have an opportunity to talk and explain what the Grotto is and what they do. Donations are gratefully accepted and Enchanted Lanterns are issued to the Grotto for the funds deposited. The donations are placed into the charitable trust and used to help fund the Dental Care for Children with Special Needs program.



  • Monarch | Max Bornstein

  • Chief Justice | Ed Vitulus

  • Master of Ceremonies | Barry Deuch

  • Venerable Prophet | Jim Papas

  • Marshall | Sydney King

  • Captain of the Guard | Ralph Fasano PM

  • Sentinel | Stephan Viens

  • Chaplain | Michael Webber

  • Secretary | Sol Goldenberg PM (Annette)

  • Treasurer | Ronald Talmadge PM (Jeanne)



James Jackson Jr.
Dr. of Smiles

The Dr. of Smiles—Grotto volunteers– are key to the operation of the dental program within the Humanitarian Foundation. They are the Grotto representatives in the community who work with families, dentists, and the Humanitarian Foundation to ensure that special needs children receive the dental care they need.

The Humanitarian Foundation



Meetings held the 2nd Friday of each month.

Broward Shrine Club
2900 Taylor St
Hollywood, FL 33020

  • January 13th

  • February 10th

  • March 10th

  • April 14th

  • May 12th

  • June 9th

  • July – NO MEETING

  • August 11th

  • September 8th

  • October 13th

  • November 10th

  • December 8th