Grand Master White’s May Address to the Craft.


Davey L. White, Jr. Grand Master of WI 2011-2012

I imagine there are plenty of Brothers out there, who like me, enjoyed our early spring and are not enjoying the cool weather we have been receiving lately. I’m sure it won’t be here too much longer, but I’m getting impatient.

The last month has been a busy one, starting out with the joint Table Lodge with our Prince Hall Brothers. It was a truly enjoyable evening for everyone involved. I would like to thank Grand Master Earl Thomas and his Officers for their hospitality and making this event something special for all involved. I know that I will cherish the memories from the evening for the rest of my life.

My wife and I along with MWPGM Joe Harker and his Lady Mary traveled together to Port Washington for their seafood buffet. I must say that the trip was worth every mile. Brother David Tainter prepared a variety of different delicacies. Even as finicky as I am, I left stuffed. There was something for everyone. When you are planning your year as a Master, make sure you plan a trip to Port Washington for one of their wonderful meals. They have several events planned every year, so take advantage of one of them and treat yourself.

My wife and I along with MWPGM and Grand Secretary Mike DeWolf had the opportunity to travel to the Grand Lodge annual communication of New Jersey in early April. The event was held at Ballys Casino on the Board Walk. It was a very informative session. The Brothers out East are well grounded in Masonic Principles. They showed us a great time and the occasion was enjoyed by all.

My wife and I also traveled to Milton Lodge to visit and enjoy their annual Good Friday fish fry. There is definitely a reason why my clothes seem to be shrinking. The food was delicious. The kindness shown to me and my wife Tammi was greatly appreciated and won’t be forgotten. Thanks for an excellent meal. I also appreciate the gifts presented to my wife and I. The belt buckle will be displayed often.

Tammi and I traveled to Brooklyn Park Minnesota to attend their Grand Lodge Annual Communication; unfortunately we had to leave early as I was notified of the death of my Uncle Dale White who suffered an unfortunate accident. RWJGW Bill Beetcher was also attending and represented the Grand Jurisdiction of Wisconsin. My thanks to Bill and his wife Pat for their assistance and friendship during this time of distress.

As I close off for the month, I would like to in advance thank everyone attending my testimonial dinner in Potosi on April 28. I hope you all enjoy the beautiful scenery of southwestern Wisconsin and more importantly my home town of 711 people.


Davey L. White Jr.

Grand Master