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This article is entitled "MASONIC TOASTS" which provides a listing of Masonic Toasts for just about every occasion.
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Last night I was at the 6th District masons Ball with dee_cee, malaki42 and meme337z. We had one toast. To our Ladies for letting us be masons, and active ones at that.
On Wednesday March 20, 2007 malaki42 is planning on a Lodge of Table Instruction at Constellation Lodge. There will be the seven permitted toasts that night. Those toasts are as follows:
1 - to the President of the USA
2 - to the Grand Master and Grand Lodge
3 - the the Worshipful Master
4 - the the Wardens
5 - to the Brethren in the Armed forces
6 - to the other officers, new initiates and visitors
7 - to all Brethren wherever dispersed
On Saturday May 5, 2007 malaki42 is planning on a Ladies at the Table Dinner at Constellation Lodge. The ritual and planned toasts for that evening are still under consideration. The ones that are in the ritual that we received from Grand Lodge are to the wives of various men. List includes wife of: the President, the Grand Master, 'another designated honoree' (x3), and to our ladies The discussion had was that we should be honoring women not because of who they are married, but for who they are as individuals. I am sure that something will be figured out before then. It will also be our dinner to honor Widows and 50 year membership Veterans.
My oes_easternstar may be looking into a Chapter of Table Instruction after May 2007. Supposedly close to a Lodge of Table Instruction, but I have yet to see the ritual myself.
Back in March of 2004, when I was visiting in London UK, I had frequent opportunity to answer the Visitor's toast at the meals I attended. It was great fun. I am not sure the Masonic culture here could sustain the same level of Festive Board activities as I saw there. The frequency of meetings has a lot to do with that in my mind.
So does anyone else have experiences with toasts?