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WHO WE ARE

About the Widows Sons

The Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association is an International Association which is open to Masons who enjoy the sport of motorcycling and have a desire to ride with and associate with their fraternal brothers.

Our goal is to:

 

  1. Contribute to the relief of our Widows & Orphans

  2. Raise Masonic Awareness in the world of sport motorcycling

  3. Introduce the sport of motorcycling to our Masonic Brothers

  4. Support the Blue Lodge through regular attendance, and assisting with or attending lodge events.

Our Patches:

While we wear identifying patches or regalia, the Widows Sons are not a gang, MC, or a 1% Club. We are a 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 possible. The Widows Sons have helped to increase Masonic membership through our public presence and visibility.

 

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 Degree Teams who volunteer in doing Masonic work for many Masonic Lodges whenever possible. The Widows Sons was conceived of and founded by Brother Carl Davenport PM, on February 18, 1998. Today we have active chapters throughout the United States as well as many countries including, but not limited to Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Far East, Australia, Africa and New Zealand. 

Join the Widow Sons:

We welcome you if you are interested in joining the Widows Sons, we would be very happy to hear from you. Please see our page on Joining to find out how to join.

 

Administration & Chapter Support 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 rules. Each Grand Chapter is responsible for the formation of constituent chapters within their Masonic Jurisdiction. 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, membership requirements, etc. Each Grand Chapter is required to adhere to our Landmarks or the original purpose & spirit of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. Association-wide policy was set during our formation, and any future adjustments would come only if approved by the unanimous consent of our Grand Chapter representatives or by a Grand Lodge order.

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 members, please use our Contact form and we will forward your inquiry to the proper representative. 

Note: The Chapters page lists all States, Provinces, and countries where we have established chapters but not all chapters or jurisdictions have a website or link. If the jurisdiction listed (or their constituent chapters) do not have a link, you may contact us through this site for further information.

 

Our Patch or Logo


Our original patch or logo is the "Widows Logo" which was designed by Brother Carl Davenport. The original logo is used by our founding chapters, as well as a few of our more recent chapters. The reason we have more than one logo is because as the organization started to grow, some brethren and Grand Lodge officers within Freemasonry requested that we introduce an alternative logo which would be more symbolically representative of Freemasonry. In response to this we introduced the "Modern Style" patch.

The Symbolism and explanation behind the Modern Style Logo: Northern or Modern Style Logo
The Widows Sons Story: wsstory.htm

Below is the patch worn by Widows Sons. The important thing to note is that it is NOT the patch or logo we wear that unites us, but the fact that we are Masons first, then Widows Sons.


Copyright © 2004, 2019 Widows Sons International Masonic Riders Association, All rights reserved

 
 
 

Our Elected Officers

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President

Jim Ryan

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Vice President

Jeff Myers

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Secretary

Sam Underland

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Treasurer

Ken Roton

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Sergeant at Arms

Michael Ryan

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Guardian of Membership

Herbert T Hale Jr.

"Herbie"

 

2022 Covered Bridge Ride

The Widows Sons, Sons of Abiff Chapter is once again hosting our annual Covered Bridge Charity Ride for Children. The ride will take place Sunday, August 7th, 2022. This is a benefit ride touring some of the beautifully covered bridges of Bucks County, PA. Net proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation in Elizabethtown as well as the preservation of a Historic Building, Masonic Lodge #25 in Bristol.

Registration for the ride is from 9am-11am at the Heritage Hall located at 2445 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19056 and is free with the purchase of a ticket for our catered event.

No bike? No problem! Everyone is welcome.

This year we are hosting the ride as well as a catered event afterwards. The catered event will take place in the Heritage Hall located at 2445 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19056 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Tickets to the event are $25 and include a lunch of Roast Beef, Ziti, Salad and Soft Drinks. There will also be a cash bar.

We will have Baskets with silent auctions, as well as 50/50's.

 

We are also excited to announce that the band 'Witzend' will be performing live once again.

Come out and support this awesome event for a great cause!

 

To make a donation through PayPal, please visit:
www.PayPal.Me/SonsofAbiffChapter

 

Questions?
Email - wssoa.pres@gmail.com

Ride Calendar

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2022 Ride Calendar

Last Updated on 23JAN2022
All Estimated Times and Mileage are calculated for One Way Travel from our Starting Meeting Place
at the Wawa location at 1883 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 to the Ride Destination listed below


Sunday February 27, 2022

Ride is from Brandywine Harley Davidson Dealership Located at 1241 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Destination will be The Windmill Restaurant in Morgantown

Meeting Location: Brandywine HD at 10AM Approximate Ride is miles: 80 (round trip)

Cost: Fuel and Breakfast

Description of Ride: ride to the windmill restaurant for Breakfast in Morgantown Mainly on back roads
Road Lead: Alan Rodgers Contact Number 302-331-3576 and Email: arod19810@outlook.com
Other Comments: All Members should bring necessary safety equipment to every ride. A Helmet for every rider and passenger is required, Proper Eye wear for day and night riding, Rain Gear, Cash in addition to plastic, and extra clothing for warmth if needed. www.brandywineharley.com

 

Saturday March 12, 2022 St Patrick’s Day Party
Centurions MC Bucks County Chapter

Warminster VFW 645 Louis Drive Warminster, PA – Cash Bar – DJ Dennis Patrick – 50/50
$25.00 Per Person all are welcome from 7:00PM till 11:00PM

Friday April 22, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM
 

Friday May 13, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM

 

Friday May 27, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM

Saturday, May 21, 2022 Warrior Run
Hosted By: Bikers Against Cop Killers
Meeting at: Log Cabin Bar and Grill 47 US Highway 46 Columbia, NJ 07832
Reg. from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Motorcycle ride through beautiful Warren County which will benefit a first responder in need.

Sunday May 22, 2022 Ride To Remember
Hosted By: Hellraisers MC Bucks County
Meet at 9:00AM  “old Police Academy located at 8501 State Road Philadelphia Pa 19138
KSU at 11:00AM $30.00 Includes Escorted Ride to the USS New Jersey
Admission to the Battleship and Lunch provided by MISSION BBQ on the Deck and Soft drinks
Cash Bar Available -  More Information Call 267-240-6173

Saturday, June 4, 2022 "Lucky 7" Annual Summer Bash & Poker Run
Meeting Location: American Legion Eden-Stanley Post 294, 39 Fort Dix Road, Pemberton, NJ 08068
From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Rain Date: June 5, 2022)
Hosted By: Nam Knights MC, Tri-Base Chapter
Contact Email: sweinhofer@yahoo.com Phone No. (609) 506-3261 Contact Person: Steven Weinhofer

 

Friday June 10, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM
 

Sunday June 19, 2022 Victory in the Valley 2022
Meeting Location: XPO Trucking 7649 Penn Dr, Allentown, PA 18106 or
Behind Starlite Diner 233 PA-100, Allentown, PA 18106
Reg. 7:30AM till 9:30AM KSU at 10:00AM
12th annual Victory in the Valley charity ride to benefit kids with serious illness at Victory Junction Camp. We leave from Fogelsville PA, just off of Route 100 behind the Starlite Diner and travel along the beautiful backroads to Pocono Raceway. The highlight of the ride is when we run our bikes around the 2.5 mile raceway for several laps.  More Information call 610-223-5750 or 610-285-2411
 

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Sunday, July 10, 2022 Gettysburg Bike Week 2022
Location at All Star Complex 2638 Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Contact: (717) 873-6181 – Kelly or Email Address: gbwvendor@yahoo.com
For More Information see Website: GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK - Gettysburg Bike Week Home
Gettysburg Bike Week is four fun filled days of Motorcycles, Live Entertainment, Daily Poker Runs, Bikini Contest- Tattoo Contest, Bike Show, Parade of Chrome, Bike Games, Burn Out Contest, Swap Meet, Vendors and a Whole Lot More! EVENTS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Friday July 15, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM

Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022 Lehigh Valley Bikefest
Location: Blast Furnace Blues at Steelstacks Address is 101 Founders Way Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hosted By: Keystone Harley-Davidson Contact Email: shila@keystonehd.com

Saturday, August 6, 2022 9th Annual Eli’s Ride For A Cure Rain date is Saturday August 13, 2022
Meeting Location: 9:30 AM at Brandywine Harley Davidson 1241 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Hosted By: Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc.
All Motorcycles welcome.  Please join the Eli Seth Matthews Leukemia Foundation, Inc. as we RIDE FOR A CURE AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER. We will meet at Brandywine Harley Davidson formerly Hannum's Harley-Davidson Chadds Ford, PA August 6, 2022 at 9:30 am and kick stands up at 10:00 am. We will ride to Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. We will make a donation to the Music & Arts Department.  We will than head to Northeast, MD to pay respect to my HERO in life my son Eli. We will than head over to the VFW 815 Turkey Point Rd North East, MD 21901 for lunch.  Each rider and passenger will get Eli's memorial patch if your first ride.  Also rocker in memory of Eli.  The cost per rider is $20.00 and passenger is $10.00 the food will be at a discount remember we are trying to raise money to find a cure so we can't put out the full cost for the food We hope you understand.  This event will be every year. Riding on my Harley was one of Eli's special times in his life. And so very special to me as I wear his helmet as I ride now.  Please tell everyone to please join this event.   If I invited you, and you don't ride please tell someone that does, Thank you all so much. We also ask that everyone bring a new Hot Wheels car for the kids!

 

2022 Grand Masters Ride in Bedford PA July 15 – 17

See Website for more information Pa Grand Masters Ride 2022 - wsfaithfuldefenders.com
Quality Inn Located at 4407 Business Route 220 Bedford Pa Phone No. 814-623-5188
$111.20 per night+ applicable taxes (Cutoff to book rooms: July 1st)

Fairfield Inn & Suites located at 4436 Business Route 220 Bedford Pa Phone No. 814-623-3444

$129 per night+ applicable taxes (Cutoff to book rooms: June 15th)

Hampton Inn located at 4235 Business Route 220 Bedford Pa Phone No. 814-624-0106

$179 per night+ applicable taxes
Friday July 15, 2022 Grand Masters Ride 2022

  • Sign in / Registration -  2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Quality Inn

  • Meal at the Everett lodge - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Presentations - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Everett Lodge

  • Branding -  Kickstands up at 8:30 PM from Quality Inn

  • Ladies event

Saturday July 16, 2022 Grand Masters Ride 2022

  • Sign in / Registration -  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at  Quality  Inn 

  • Breakfast at the Everett lodge - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Donations accepted

  • Grand Masters Ride - Kickstands up at noon from the  Quality  Inn

  • Entertainment and Fellowship at the American Legion. Cash bar and limited food menu available. 7:00 PM until ??

Sunday July 17, 2022 Grand Masters Ride 2022

  • Blessing of the bikes 9:00 AM at the  Quality  Inn

 

Friday August 12, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM

Friday September 09, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM


Saturday, September 10, 2022 Lansdale Bike Night 2022
Starts at 5:00 PM and Ends at 10:00 PM Main Street in Lansdale PA
Hosted By: Blue Comet Motorcycle Club

Lansdale Bike Night is one of the largest one night bike events in the country with riders coming hundreds of miles to enjoy the fun. There is a Motorcycle Show, Live Music, Vendors, Food & Drink and Lots More
 

Friday September 23, 2022 Stars & Stripes Harley-Davidson Bike Night
Located: 600 S Flowers Mill Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Time: 5:00PM till 9:00 PM

 

Saturday September 24, 2022 Charity Event and Ride
Widows Sons Grand Chapter (Benefits Make A Wish) 9:00AM till 5:00PM
Ride Information to be Announced Soon

 

 

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