11 O’Clock Toasts
Let’s take this contest to the next level while enjoying some historical toasts!
The 2020 WSEA Virtual Toast contest would like to share with you a compilation of toasts put together in 1995 by Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler William R. Walker (11/22/1922 – 10/22/2011), Absent member of the Burien Lodge #2143.
Please download it and find a toast that speaks to you and yours, take the time to video your presentation and get entered in the Washington State Elks Association Covid-19 Virtual 11th O’Clock Toast Contest!
You Could Win $1000 for your Lodge or Elks Charity!
NOTE FROM THE TOAST COMPILATION EDITOR:
I tried to be as accurate as possible in typing up this collection of Eleven O’clock toasts; however you may find some typographical errors. Keep in mind that all of these Toasts were copied from ones that I have acquired or ones that were loaned to me. Even though I have been tempted, I have never composed an Eleven O’clock Toast.
It is my hope that you enjoy this collection, if not to learn, then just to read…
William R. (Bill) Walker, PDDGER (11/22/1922 – 10/22/2011)
Note from State Vice President Bob Walker: This compilation was created prior to my father, PDDGER Bill Walker, becoming Exalted Ruler at Burien ELKs Lodge #2143 in 1996-1997. I have added a few that were sent in to us since it’s original compilation.
The ELKs have changed over the years, and as you can see these toasts contain the original language. Although we may (and should) now change some of the gender-related words when giving the toasts, I believe there is historical value in leaving the printed copies in their original form.
Please share these with all interested members.
Rest in Peace, Brother Dad
Robert W. (Bob) Walker, PDDGER 2001-2002
WSEA Ritualistic Committee Chmn 2003-06, 2013-16
Area 8 Grand Lodge Ritual Committeeman 2014-2018