About the Widows Sons
CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE WIDOWS SONS
WS-Story Part 1 by Army Nunez
2 by Army Nunez
Documented Chronological History of the Widows Sons
The Widows Sons Masonic Riders
Association is an International Association which is
open to Masons from Grand Lodges who are
recognized as regular by
1. The United Grand Lodge of England,
2. The Commission for Information for Recognition of the
Conference of Grand Masters in North America
Our purpose is
contribute to the aid and relief of our Widows &
Orphans of Master Masons, enjoy the sport of motorcycling, have a desire to ride with and associate with their
regular fraternal brothers, and raise Masonic Awareness in
the world of motorcycling.
While we wear identifying
patches or regalia, the Widows Sons are not a gang, MC, or a 1%
Club. We are a Masonic Riders Association and represent the Masonic
fraternity in a most positive light at all times. The Widows Sons
raise Masonic Awareness while we attend public motorcycling events,
and we support our Lodges in whatever capacity we are able. The
Widows Sons have helped to increase Masonic membership through our
public presence and visibility. We are a billboard for Freemasonry
and must govern ourselves accordingly at all times.
Widows Sons have proven themselves to be a positive
asset to the fraternity around the world. Many of our
chapters are proud to have current and Past Grand
Masters as members. We regularly attract new members to
the fraternity, and several of our chapters have Degree
Teams who volunteer in doing Masonic work for many
Masonic Lodges whenever possible, and
we have a Masonic Funeral Service for our members
through the Grand Guard of the Widows Sons.
The Widows Sons was conceived
of and founded by Brother Carl Davenport PM, on February 18, 1998.
Today we have active chapters around the world.
If you are interested in joining the Widows Sons, we
would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact us from the
website contact link.
To learn more about our
purpose, history, & goals, please visit our Founder's Site by
1. The International Association
is comprised of individual Grand Chapters and their constituent
chapters. Each Grand Chapter is autonomous or governs themselves
within their Grand Lodge jurisdictional within the due boundaries of
Freemasonry and the Widows Sons bylaws and Landmarks.
2. The grand chapter determines what the policies are in
regards to membership requirements, dues (if any), and all matters
pertaining to the Widows Sons in their Masonic jurisdiction. We have modeled
ourselves in a similar fashion to Masonic Grand Lodges who determine
the rules and By Laws of their jurisdictions, membership
3. There are no national, or international officers, no President's
Councils, or governing boards or anyone who has authority or a voice
in the affairs of a grand chapter.
4. The grand chapter's does not have authority in another grand
chapter's Masonic jurisdiction, and has no voice or vote
in another jurisdiction.
5. Each Grand Chapter is required
to adhere to our Landmarks or the original purpose & spirit of the
Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association.
To form a Grand Chapter, interested brethren may
contact us from the contact link on the website.
Those who wish to become members where we already have
established chapters must seek membership through the respective
jurisdiction on our "Chapters" page. If there is
no link for the jurisdiction where you wish to become a members, please use
our Contact link and we will forward your inquiry to the proper
Our Patch or Logo
The original widow logo is
no longer promoted as it has been replaced by the Winged pyramid.
The Symbolism and explanation behind the
Modern Style Logo
The Widows Sons Story: by Armando Nunez.
important thing to note is that it is NOT the patch or logo we wear
that unites us, what unites us is the fact that we are Masons
first, then Widows Sons.
The Widows Sons have been imitated by several groups using our name
and logo, but we have yet to be duplicated. We are unique.