The Widows Sons MRA is comprised of good men from around the world. Each Chapter falls under their jurisdictions recognized by their own Grand chapter, and is separate from other grand chapters and their sub chapters. We are NOT a Motorcycle Club (MC) or a 1% outlaw group. We are good men who love to ride Motorcycle. We are considered a Motorcycle or Masonic Riders Association (MRA) depending on your jurisdiction which promotes great causes like supporting our Brothers in need or children with medical needs at the Shriner’s Hospitals.
Here you will find an abundance of resources to help find many answers you might be looking for. The Widows Sons was founded in 1998 by Armando Nunez (FL) with intention to offer help, aid and assistance to Freemason’s charities. Still holding strong to that commitment the Widows Sons offers regular charitable donations to Masonic and other charities to help benefit many people throughout the world.
Since the founding the Widows Sons has grown world wide spanning from the United States, Canada, Ireland, UK, Japan, Scotland, and Mexico just to name a few. The Widows Sons MRA prides itself on its charitable duties and strong belief in Faith, Hope and Charity. We support our Masonic lodges by providing a positive outlet for riding with our like minded brethren of Masonry while enjoying the fellowship of our Fraternal Brotherhood. The Widows Sons is open to Master Masons in good standing with their respective Grand Lodges who own and ride a motorcycle of 500cc or more. Membership is subject to the Grand Chapter of one’s area. If your state, country or province is not currently involved but would like to be included, please send an email to our Andy Reynolds.
The officers are elected bi-annually. The 2018-2020 officers are:
- Communications: Andy Reynolds (NY)
- Secretary: Stephen Munz (CT)
- Treasurer: Bob Rathbun (VA)
- Guardian of Membership: Alan Morgan (NV)
- Sergeant of Arms and Webmaster: Larry L. Adams II (VA)
The Alliance is the rightful owner of the Trademark aka the Winged patched which was defended in federal court. Therefore we protect the patch from being issued in all jurisdictions to members of our collective. Each recognized jurisdiction must have permission to use our property or face litigation for infringing on our Trademark.
We do not governor any jurisdiction as that is not our purpose. We only can intervene in a jurisdiction if they bring disharmony that may cause harm to our corporation or legal action then we will send them a cease and desist order.
We are NOT a Masonic body of any sort or under any Grand Lodge jurisdiction as we are a New York based Nonprofit. We are governor by New York State Law and the IRS as a Nonprofit Corporation. We only protect the Trademark as it is up to each individual jurisdiction to comply with their Grand Lodges.
We are required to represent the fraternity in a positive light at all times. The Widows Sons serve as a Masonic “Booster” Club by helping to raise Masonic Awareness while we attend public motorcycling events, and by supporting our Blue Lodges in whatever capacity we are able.
Widows Sons chapters have helped to increase Masonic membership through our presence and visibility during public motorcycle events and rally’s. In every location where we have a chapter, the Widows Sons have proven themselves to be a positive asset to the fraternity. 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 their own Degree Teams or volunteer in doing Masonic work whenever possible.
Each Widows Sons chapter sponsors or participates in local charity runs or events. In all cases, we strive to present a positive image of Freemasonry and our Association to the public. Today we have active chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.
If you are interested in joining the Widows Sons, we would be happy to hear from you. Please see our page on Joining to find out how to join or form a chapter of your own. Administration & Chapter Support The International Association is comprised of individual Grand Chapters and their subordinate chapters. Each Grand Chapter is autonomous or governs themselves according to what best insures their continued success. Each Grand Chapter is responsible for the formation of sub-chapters within their state or country. They also determine what the policies are in regards to membership requirements, dues (if any), and all matters pertaining to the Widows Sons in their area. We have modeled ourselves in a similar fashion to Masonic Grand Lodges who determine the rules and By Laws of their jurisdictions and membership requirements. Each Grand Chapter is required to adhere to the “spirit” and purpose of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association.
Bylaws have been established during our formation, and any future adjustments would come only if approved by the consent of a majority of our Grand Chapter representatives. In order to facilitate the formation of new Grand Chapters, the following brothers work as voluntary representatives to assist brethren in setting up new chapters and offer guidance for the establishment of new chapters. They issue charters and facilitate in ordering Widows Sons patches. Once a Grand Chapter has been chartered, oversight of them ends. Grand Chapters must remain active.