The logo and concept of the Widows Sons International Motorcycle Association, was conceived by Bro. Carl Davenport from Chicago, IL.
rainy Sunday morning, Bro. Carl awoke with the words “Widows Sons” deeply
implanted in his head.
The words revolved in his thoughts for several weeks and eventually
coalesced into the image of a beautiful woman with a pale look on her face.
immediately knew the look was from fear and severe pain.
The image kept coming into his thoughts at different times during those
weeks allowing him to understand she was a beautiful woman who was having deep
problems, but he was unable to see exactly what she looked like or who she was.
Only an ashen faced beautiful woman to distant to see clearly.
several weeks he walked around with this image in his head and the words
The image and words revolved around in his thoughts each night before
going to sleep.
image would not come in clearly enough to make it out completely, but it was
ever present, while he slept, while he rode his motorcycle and at various times
during the day.
image then slowly became more clear and its’ meaning slowly revealed itself to
beautiful woman was a widow, her face pale and strained with hurt and fear
because of her loss and the uncertainty of her future.
Carl then started to research information on the Widows Son. As he thought more and drew on his Masonic experiences he
understood what the image represented.
a Master Mason is called to the Grand Lodge above, his widow always has a deep
look of pain and at the same time is full of fear because of the unknown journey
she will now undertake alone.
was obviously the Widow.
And he decided she was the widow of a Master Mason because of his
affinity for the Fraternity.
then spent untold hours trying to put the image he had seen on paper.
All he understood at that time was that he should transfer this image
onto paper along with the words “Widows Sons”.
Carl had always wanted to form a Masonic motorcycle club.
He thought it would carry well across the fraternity.
And during this period he had started to put together a list on
interested Brethren through the Masonic Biker website on
He very soon had a list of Masons and Masonic clubs listed.
was now in place for the forming of the Widows Sons International Motorcycle
although Bro. Carl did not yet realize it.
day he was having a conversation with a fellow Brother from the Philippines and
discussing motorcycles and Masonry and how Grand Lodges might view Masonic
They decided they needed two things numbers (members) and a cause.
was at that moment that the entire concept including the logo came together in
The motorcycle club should be called the Widows Sons and they should aid
and assist the widows of Masons whose faces were “pale white from the pain of
their loss and the fear of their future travels alone”.
that point all confusion as to why the words ‘Widows Sons’ and the image of
the widow had come to him.
Since that day the Widows Sons
International Motorcycle Association
has grown with chapters active and forming in more than 11 states in the U.S.
and 5 countries outside the U.S.
club is open to Masons who ride a street or highway-legal motorcycle and are in
good standing in the records of their blue lodge.
aid and assist the Widows of Mastermasons…
To promote Freemasonry in the World of Motorcycles…
To promote Motorcycles in the World of Freemasonry….And
To support the Charities of the Widows Sons Motorcycle Club Int’l
WAS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAD JUST BEGUN,
HE WAS A WILLING WORKER AND A WIDOW’S SON,
HE WAS RAISED ON THE LEVEL AND DIED ON THE SQUARE,
WAS BURIED IN THE HILLS AND ONLY THREE KNEW WHERE
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