The Association of the UK School

of Professional Toastmasters

Masonic Functions

A Toastmaster will usually preside when a lodge arranges a Ladies Night or Ladies Festival, to which partners and other non-members are invited. Your Toastmaster will:

  • Arrange the receiving line and introduce guests to the President & his Lady
  • Liaise with the Festival secretary, photographer, banqueting manager, band leader, DJ or other entertainment
  • Call guests to dinner
  • Announce the entrance of The President & his Lady
  • Announce grace by the Lodge Chaplain
  • Announce the singing of Grace
  • Announce wine takings between courses
  • Announce The Loyal Toast by The President
  • Call stewards to collect ladies' gifts
  • Announce charity / arrangements for selling raffle tickets
  • Announce speeches, and the Ladies' Song
  • Lead the President and his lady from the banquet
  • Announce first dance of President & his Lady
  • Organise / announce the raffle draw
  • Any other duties requested by festival committee
  • Close proceedings as appropriate

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