It came down to the question then of "why do we even need this" and "do we even want this now that it's here" if it's just suggested responses and discourses? Why set this in stone and be controlled via committee on work when even they don't like it? If adopted, that suggested script would've been put in the monitor and required to be followed. The consensus was that nobody wanted that. I'm assuming the whole initiative is now dead and the supposed way to conduct them is as you see fit within reason. Open lodge on whatever degree, call to refreshment, do your table lodge stuff, call up, close lodge... You lose some of your tiled-ness, but it is what it is.
edit: as far as being able to give tiled programs while eating (not drinking though, this is texas.
), eh, I think it would be cool, but I can live with non tiled programs and keep the tiled ones at regular meetings. Personally, though I'd rather keep festive boards unsullied rather than have a ritualized table lodge.
edit edit: I think it could still be done, but it just wasn't well received. with some time and care, maybe one can be crafted that suits the occasion.