Toastmaster and brethren; This evening I find myself a welcome visitor
in your lodge. We are all visitors on this sublunary abode and as the
humble representative of those who are now visiting your small part of
it, I thank you for your welcome and for the pleasure of your company.
Having arrived as a stranger
I was greeted as a friend
Welcomed as a comrade
Received as a dignitary
Trusted as a confidante
And embraced as a brother
On behalf of all the visitors present
I thank you my friends and brothers for your hospitality,
And I hope we can continue our masonic journey together;
Bound by trust, supported by comradeship,
And inspired by confidence.