In the smallest Lodge room in the Province of Antrim Three (3), 50 Year Certificates and Jewels were presented to Brethren of Carareagh Masonic Lodge 374

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R. Wor Provincial Grand Master, W Bro Ronnie Garvin, W. Bro Raymond Bolt and W. Bro Maurice Gaston.

History made on the 8th May 2023 in the smallest Lodge room in the Province of Antrim where the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master and the W. Master, W. Bro Michael Gaston presented 50 Year Certificates and Jewels to 3 Brethren of the Lodge. The W. Master is the younger brother of one of the recipients.

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R. Wor Provincial Grand Master, W. Bro Maurice Gaston and W. Bro Michael Gaston current W.M. (2nd Term) brother of the recipient.

Brief resume of their Masonic careers – so far!!

W. Bro Ronnie Garvin

Initiated 14th June 1971 while his father was W.M.

F.C. Degree 19th July 1971

M.M. Degree 11th October 1971

W.M. 1979 and 2010

Provincial Grand Steward 1997

2 x 10 yrs as Secretary and over Covid

Several Years as R.B.G.P. and Committee of Inspection

Confers all degrees within the Lodge.

W. Bro Maurice Gaston

Initiated 8th October1973

F.C. Degree 12th November 1973

M.M. Degree 10th December 1973

W. M.  1981 and 2011

Ten years as Director of Ceremonies

Assists in all degrees within the Lodge

Current Auditor for Carareagh 374

Brother of Current WM Michael Gaston

Past Provincial Grand Standard Bearer

W. Bro Raymond Bolt

Initiated into Bushmills 414 on 2nd February 1973

F.C. Degree 2nd March 1973

M.M. Degree 16th April 1973

W.M. Bushmills 414 in 1987

W.M. Carareagh 2019

Raymond remained a member of Bushmills 414 until early 90s.

In 1982 he became one of the 40 Founder Members of the Harp and Crown Lodge No 60

Raymond remained a Member of Lodge 60 until 2013 when he joined Carareagh 374