Toasts, Speeches & Presentations

A guide to this integral part of the evening.

Coffee served, all stand to sing Masonic Grace (words are shown on the menu card)

Remain standing to sing National Anthem (first verse)

The Loyal Toast

President gives permission to smoke

9 o’clock Toast

Toast to the Ladies

Table stewards to report to Festival Secretary to collect ladies’ presents or, if not arranged, to ask the Toastmaster to call for a brother from each table.

Response on behalf of the Ladies

Toast to the President’s Lady & presentation of the lodge gift

Ladies’ Song - announce singer (if applicable). Wardens to take up places.

Response from the President’s Lady

Presentation of Bouquets

Toast to the President

Response from the President

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