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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 (and sing if required)

  • 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