The Burns SupperDavid M. Arnold
Burns Supper ProgramHighland Dress Invited
Recitation of the Selkirk Grace
Piping In of the Haggis. The haggis is paraded around the dining room to the skirl of bagpipes playing Scotland the Brave. Sometimes a man in highland dress precedes the haggis with crossed bottles of Whisky.
The Piper's Toast
Recitation of the Address To A Haggis
Serving of Dinner
During dinner, the following formalities are observed:
President's Address: A privilege or a burden of office, depending on how you look at it...
The Address to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns: Offered by a senior Club member or guest speaker, this is a moderate-length speech that reflects on some aspect of Robert Burns and his contributions. Depending on the speaker, it may be humorous, sentimental, romantic, or most likely, all three.
Toast to the Lassies: A light-hearted salute by a male Club member in appreciation of the fairer gender.
The Lassies' Reply: A similarly light-hearted reply by a female Club member.
"Sangs and Clatter:"
Performances on Violin and Keyboard