W.Bro. John Nesbitt, a member of Victory M.L. 941 Castlerock, was accompanied by the Provincial Grand Master and 7 other Brethren of the Lodge to witness W.Bro. Nesbitt receiving his 60 year certificate and bar at his Mother Lodge, Scott M.L. 300, Coalisland.
The Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. Rodney L. McCurley, performed the ceremony.
Also present was the Provincial Deputy Grand Master of Tyrone and Fermanagh, R.W. Bro. Jim Moore.
John joined Freemasonry in Scott Masonic Lodge 300 in 1959: -
E.A. 15 April 1959
F.C. 17 June 1959
M.M. 16 Sept. 1959
Lodge Secretary from 1977 to 1989.
P.P.G.L. Organist 1982 & P.G.L. D. of C. 1988 in P.G.L. of Tyrone & Fermanagh.
He also served on the Board of the Masonic Welfare Fund from 2007 – 2014 having taken over from R.W. Bro. John Hadden (P.D.G. Master).
After he moved to Castlerock in 1990 he affiliated to Victory Masonic Lodge 941 where he served as Worshipful Master in 2012
John, now in his 90th year, has rarely missed a meeting of the P.G.L. of Londonderry & Donegal and as such we sometimes forget to mention him as a visiting P.G.L. Officer!