....From the Widows Sons Archives
February 18,1998 at the
Mirage Restaurant in Schiller Park, Illinois by Carl Davenport.
Originally just called “The Widows Sons” the first chapter and its
members were all members of El Jaala Grotto and the El Jaala Motor
Patrol. Here are the
Widows Sons White Papers written one month after the founding of the
Widows Sons, and the
founding minutes of the meeting that started it all.
Brother Davenport had been working on a site “MasonicBiker.com” and then the "Mastermason.com/widows
sons" website to reach out on the
Internet to see if others might be interested in forming chapters of the
Widows Sons in their area.
The second chapter of Widows Sons was formed
in the Netherlands, in June of 1998.
of the meeting approving the second chapter of Widows Sons.
Connecticut, and Florida formed
chapters a couple weeks apart, and many new potential members who were
waiting to start chapters began
discussions about the Widows Sons being organized internationally. Some of these
brethren were involved with the efforts of transforming the Widows
Sons into an International Association were: Nico Lulofs of the
Netherlands, Bill Zimmerman of Connecticut, Rich Greenberg of California, Anthony Harper of
Georgia/Florida, Jeffrey Rosenberg of Boston, Gerard Cannoo of Capetown
South Africa, Richard Prina of Arizona and Armando
Nunez of Florida, It should be noted that not
all of those mentioned above were successful in creating chapters but
were making an active effort to do so. Three other chapters were chartered
in 1998, but dropped
out a month or so later, Illinois is the only 1998 chapter that remains today
of the o riginal chapters that were chartered in
1998. The Netherlands were the second, making the Widows
Sons an international organization in June of 1998, and about two years later
Connecticut, and then Florida. Wisconsin, Indiana,
Michigan and Ohio formed chapters after the Netherlands and before Connectcut and Florida, but those four disappeared. Then about two
months before Connecticut, Indiana and Ohio started a second group but
When Florida was chartered, with four
chapters now chartered, a need for a logo became necessary. So the
"Widows patch" was designed, and sent to Florida to be made. They were
made in Florida and hand delivered to Chicago by Armando Nunez.
The domain, " WidowsSons.com" was
purchased on January 18, 2002 and a website was revised and
uploaded to the domain. Requests started flowing in. Several interested brethren responded and
work began on forming an association.
A significant year: In
February 2004 shortly after Brother Davenport was forced into a hiatus
due to a serious illness, Armando Nunez was serving as an organizer for the
association and due to Brother Carl’s unavailability, crafted a plan to
“administratively” divide the Widows Sons into 2 jurisdictions, the
Northern & Southern Jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction would be charged
with geographical assignments giving them the duty of chartering new
chapters in their respective states and countries. Brother Fred Broecker,
the secretary of the Illinois Grand Chapter, was appointed as the head of
the Northern Jurisdiction and Brother Armando appointed as the head of the
Southern Jurisdiction. This was announced to the membership in February
2004, and a month later by mutual agreement of Brother’s Broecker & Nunez,
the New England Jurisdiction was formed, putting Brother Bill Zimmerman
as its head. The Widows Sons operated under 3 National Jurisdictions
from 2004 through September of 2008 when the jurisdictions were combined
back into one in order to offset perceptions of disunity or separate
In May of 2004 the
alternate/modern logo (winged logo) was introduced in order to appease
concerns regarding the ‘Masonic relevance” of the original Widows logo.
The modern logo was first regarded as the Northern Jurisdiction logo but
was later adopted by some states in the Southern Jurisdiction
(Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky).
The UK Chapter of the Widows Sons introduced their own alternative
logo, and separated themselves from the Masonic Riders Association by
calling themselves the Masonic Bikers Association. The original Widows
logo was copyrighted in 2003 and the winged logo was copyrighted in
2004. The UK logo was never copyrighted because it was not an original
design and it did not promote the exclusive identity of the Widows Sons.
Brother Armando Nunez resigned
from his position as a national organizer and active member of the
Widows Sons in 2005. His chosen replacement was Brother Karl Seigal of
the Knights of the East chapter of Florida.
In 2006, Brother
Bill Zimmerman left the Widows Sons and his replacement for the director
of the New England Jurisdiction was Brother Frank DeFeo who was
appointed by Brother Broecker in 2006. In 2006 Brother Seigal resigned
as a national organizer due to the death of his father and Scott Frum was appointed as his replacement by the Florida State Board.
The state of Alabama adopted
the winged logo.
The first Widows Sons Degree
and “Branding” was held at the Hawg Valley Bike Rally in Madisonville
Kentucky in 2007. The degree was written by Brother’s Jeff Wilson,
Robert Lee Curtis, and Ken Sarver of the Traveling Gavel Grand Chapter
of Kentucky. Brothers in attendance were from the states of Kentucky,
Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia. Brother Mark
Sawyer the Grand Chapter President of Virginia came up with the idea of
branding our vests and the practice was incorporated as a traditional
part of the degree.
The first Grand Gathering was
held in 2007 in Newport Beach Virginia. The 2nd Grand
Gathering was held in 2009 in Kentucky, the 3rd Grand
Gathering was held in 2011 in Ontario Canada, and the 4th
Grand Gathering was held in Maine.
In 2007 the Widows Sons of
Texas applied for recognition as a Masonic organization during their
Grand Lodge Communication. The ballot was passed in their favor but a
motion was placed on the floor for more discussion and a re-vote. During
the subsequent re-vote, acceptance was denied by a failing vote in favor
of their application. In 2008 the new Grand Master of Texas issued an
edict banning all Texas Masons from being members of the WSMRA. The
edict affected over 300 brethren in the state of Texas.
The first Regional Gathering
was held in Bentonville Arkansas in 2008, the 2nd Regional
was held in Indianapolis Indiana in 2010, and the 3rd
Regional was held in Connecticut in 2012.
September of 2008 Brother Broecker resigned as a national organizer for
the Northern Jurisdiction and conducted an election at a regional
gathering to select Brother
David Adams as his replacement. This occurred at the Regional Rally in
Arkansas and during a meeting of Brother Broecker, Armando Nunez, Lynn
Graham of Texas, Scott Frum of Florida, and David Adams, it was decided
to eliminate the jurisdictions and have the 3 coordinators/organizers
(Brothers DeFeo, Frum, and Adams) share chartering responsibilities
without geographical assignments.
In 2009, a clandestine website named widowssonsinternational was
uploaded by Big John of Virginia, keeping the owners identity
a secret, and a forum was added. They claim to this day that it is
owned by the members, which is not true. They named the forum, the
In September of 2010 the 3
brothers serving as coordinators or organizers were retired from those
positions by Brother Davenport. Chartering was now to be done by
sponsoring Grand Chapters in the Association. The first state to charter
a new Grand Chapter was Montana which had chartered the state of
Wyoming. Wyoming subsequently chartered the Grand Chapter of Mexico.
Later in 2012 the state of Kentucky sponsored and chartered the Grand
Chapter of West Virginia.
Upon the retiring of the Coordinators, the clandestine forum at
widowssonsinternational.com website became a vocal point for
restoring the coordinators. They named themselves the SCUM forum. This
forum was used by former Coordinators Scott Frum, David Adams, and
James Mowel of CT, Mike Wade of Alabama, Alan "Habbie" Patterson
of Scotland, and Big John of Virginia to create confusion among
the craft in their agenda of if they can't have Coordinators, they would
destroy the Widows Sons from within. They began using the forum to cause
disharmony and a split within the Widows Sons by attacking the founder's
reputation, and the brothers who helped build the Widows Sons from the
Brother Davenport married and moved
to England. He immediately asked the President and Vice President of the
Northumberland chapter to aid and assist widows and orphans first before
any other charity, and to change their name and logos back to match the
rest of the organization. They refused.
In January Brother Davenport
founded the Widows Sons Magazine (aka WSMag). The mag was created to
publish Widows Sons and Masonic information. Here's the
Brother Davenport asked the
Northumberland PGB President to drop the national governing board , to
aid and assist widows and orphans first before any other charity, and to
change their name and logos back to match the rest of the organization.
They again refused.
On May 19th, The Illinois Chapter of Widows Sons and Fred Broecker, the
copyright holder, and owner of the intellecttual property, signed a
Fair Use Agreement with
stipulations of how they could use the logo.
On July 10, 2012, Brother
Fred Broecker the logo copyright holder received an unusual request from the
Presidents board in Illinois. It was a request that he turn over his
rights to the copyright of the Widows Sons Logo to the Presidents board.
This same board held a meeting a few weeks later to remove the founder
and Fred from the Illinois Widows Sons. It later became known this board
was elected and acted illegally and all their damages were restored.
Here's the letter.
15th Anniversary patch was introduced for the 15th year of the
Widows Sons. Several other anniversary items such as two different
anniversary coins, wood carvings, a Widows Sons Clock and a few other
Brother Davenport asked the UK widows Sons to drop the national
governing board , to aid and assist widows and orphans as a first
priority before any other charity, and to change their name and logos
back to match the rest of the organization. They again refused.
As a result, all WSMRA charters operating under the WSMBA in England,
Scotland and Ireland were revoked . A new WSMRA
chapter, the Sentinels, was chartered in Suffolk, England. The England
Scotland and Ireland chapters were invited to become a part of the
Masonic Riders Association. They refused.
On February 13, 2013 Alan "Habbie"
Patterson, from Scotland and member of the
Widowssonsinternational SCUM forum used the forum and began a letter
campaign. He asked members of the group to write
to the UK Border Agency to prevent the founder from returning to England
to be with is family.
In November of 2013 the
Founder Brother Davenport initiated the incorporation of the WSMRA as a
national Not-For-Profit Association, based in the State of Illinois.
Upon receiving its own legal identity, Brother Broecker would transfer
ownership of the winged logo copyright to the WSMRA. Carl appointed the
first Executive Council and began looking for a piece of land to
start a Widows Sons Campground where the Widows Sons could hold
bi-annual conventions for the elections of the Executive Council
Officers and to propose and vote on bylaws changes to be
voted upon by the entire membership at the bi-annual conventions.
November 21, 2013,
Andy Reynolds, President of a
recognized chapter in Rochester, New York, registered a trademark
application for the artwork of the Widows Sons logo, which was
done and copyrighted in 2004 by Fred Broecker and the
WSMRA. Mr. Reynolds was claiming under oath that he did the
artwork for the logo.
It was either 2012 or 2013 when Mike "Stickman" Wade of the Dixie
Travelers of Alabama, and Armando Nunez teamed up to write their own
undocumented version of the history of the Widows Sons using the
copyrighted logo of the Widows Sons without permission. They copyrighted
and published a cd of the undocumented history of the Widows Sons.
The WSMRA denies any truth in this video as it was made by one suspended
WS member and one retired WS member who, neither of them, were present when the Widows Sons were founded. Armando
joined two years after the Widows Sons were founded, missing a lot of
activity in the early history. Armando quit the Widows Sons in
2005, losing all communication, only to resurface in 2013. Mike "Stickman" Wade was made a
nomad member in the mid 2000's as a favor, was allowed to join
before a chapter was formed in Alabama.
The WS-Story by Armando Nunez: Part 1 is documented, Part 2 is
WS-Story Part 1 by Armando Nunez
2012 WS-Story Part 2 by Armando Nunez
On December 12, 2013, the Grand Master of Massachusetts, Richard
Stewart, issued an edict against the Massachusetts Widows Sons barring
any member of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts from being a member of
the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. The
France regained recognition from
mainstream Freemasonry and a the Pathmos Eagle Grand Chapter of France
was chartered by President Forrest McCracken, of the Sentinel Suffolk, England
Grand Chapter, with the Special Guest of the Widows Sons of
France, Worshipful Brother Carl Davenport, present to obligate the
Pathmos Eagle Grand Chapter President and begin the chartering ceremony.
At this ceremony, Italy was given the ok to begin forming the Grand
Chapter of Italy.
Minnesota began forming a Grand Chapter. All the paperwork has
been approved and they are waiting to be chartered.
Germany is approved and are waiting to be chartered.
The WSMRA is negotiating with several other Masonic Riding Associations
to become integrated into the WSMRA.
Two new groups will be subsidiaries of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders
Association. They are formed and are waiting approval of the Executive
Council to join the Widows Sons and serve Masonry in a larger capacity
by performing the responsibilities of serving other Masonic functions
and bringing motorcycle awareness internationally.
The Widows Sons European Union was formed to help the European Countries
organize and remain within the founding intentions.
France held it's second annual gathering with members from Italy,
Belgium, California, and England attending.
A new chapter was formed in South France.
A new Grand Chapter has began forming in Brazil.
After the Kentucky State Rally, Kentucky, due to a an Alliance breakaway
group division in the state, lost two chapters, one joining the
Low Twelve Riders, one going independent.
Three Widows Sons chapters waiting to be chartered joined the Low Twelve
Riders in Florida.
Illinois One Five chapter received a award for aiding and assisting
widows and orphans of Master Masons in Illinois.
The Grand Guard International, a hobby based group, was introduced to
Freemasonry. Its purpose is to assist Masonic Districts in putting on
funeral rituals under the supervision of the Masonic Districts. This will
be accomplished by bringing together brothers who have similar hobbies
into hobby groups, and forming Funeral Ritual Teams in Masonic Districts
from those hobby groups. Interested parties can contact the Grand Guard
International through the Widows Sons websites.
The Kings Guard chapter was chartered by the Grand Chapter of Widows
Sons in Long Island New York and immediately began to disrupt the Widows
Sons and form a hostile
takeover of the state. Due to an illness, Lee Thompson was unable to
keep control of his state, and the Kings Guard coerced his members to
join their team. This is a violation of the founding landmarks. There is
one Grand Chapter per masonic jurisdiction.
Shortly after, Andy began organizing other states to rebel against the
Founder with a smear campaign against the Founder and the International
Secretary and what the Widows Sons were founded to be. They claimed Army
Nunez was the founder. (letter
Founding Meeting Minutes )
Andy Reynold's entire campaign is based on the myth in Masonic thinking,
that one Mason will not lie to
another Mason. This is far from the truth. No fact or rumour should be
passed on to another brother until they are proven and verified to be
true by checking with all sources and targets of the fact or rumour.
Anyone who receives facts and passes them on without verifying them is a
tool for those who begin the rumors or facts.
Several chapters have left the Widows Sons because of the
atmosphere Andy Reynolds and his cohorts created with the unverifiable
facts and false rumors they have spread. Check the facts with all
sources and targets before you believe or distribute them.
Andy Reynolds then falsified Trademark documents saying he didn't know
of anyone using the Widows Sons logo at that time other than the Kings
Guard chapter. Documentation shows otherwise. Andy had sent
letters to the Grand Chapter of New York asking to be chartered by them
previous to his trade marking the Widows Sons intellectual property. The state trade mark was issued for the State of New York and
is only enforceable for violations in the state of New York.
After the issue of the trademark, Andy began selling "trademark
protection" to other Chapters of Widows Sons. Andy knew his trademark is
only good in the state of New York, but fraudulently sold "trademark
protection" to chapters, for $2 per member. Andy didn't inform
these chapters that his "trademark protection" was only enforceable in
the State of New York.
Like many other of his claims, Andy's trademark
has become another fraud to enable him to profit off the WSMRA
members who have not been properly informed.
The Kings Guard and the alliance is not recogized by the Widows Sons
Masonic Riders Association. The alliance is a breakaway group, organized
by Andy Reynolds, and supported by Army Nunez, James Mowel, Army Nunez, Scott Frum,
Mike Stickman Wade, Big John Pawlowski, Dan Akers, and a few others. The
alliance does not follow the founding goals and intentions of the Widows
Sons, although they use our exact verbiage on their website. The
alliance is a radical group within the Widows Sons trying to overthrow
the foundation of the Widows Sons and install themselves as national or
In 2016, the alliance began a harassment campaign threatening a law suit
against the Low Twelve Masonic Bikers Association and the claiming the
logo of the Low Twelve was too similar to the Widows Sons logo. The Low
Twelve was given permission to use their logo by the copyright holder
several years before Andy Reynolds fraudulently trade marked the logos and
claiming that the Widows Sons Official website was using their
The Widows Sons logo, was copyrighted by
its designer, Fred Broecker, in the early 2000's, and after it was used for years by the
Widows Sons. Andy claimed on the affidavit that he created the logo, and
did not know of anyone else using the logo. The Grand Chapter of
Long Island, New York was supplanted by Andy Reynolds and his Kings
Guard chapter because the Long Island Grand Chapter was already in place in Long
Island, New York. (See
New York clarification letter).
The alliance fraudulently claims it was formed to "protect" chapters from the Widows
Sons International Executive Committee. The executive committee was
formed to comply with the law reguarding corporations when the Widows
Sons were incorporated. The alliance spread the rumour that the Executive Committee
was going to take the patches away from anyone who didn't comply with
their demands. Another falsehood. The alliance made this claim to
advance their own agenda of international officers, (themselves as
officers). The Executive Committee's only demand was that the Widows
Sons follow their purpose of the founding in 1998. (see
On May 5th, our founder, Worshipful Brother Carl A Davenport received an
email from a person claiming to be a Professor Larry Adams of the
spurious alliance group. The letter attempted to threaten
Worshipful Brother Carl. It was demanded that Worshipful Brother
Davenport remove the Widows Sons logo from the international website
within 5 days or the alliance would file a Trademark infringement
complaint seeking $10k per day if it was continued to be used.. The letter
Puerto Rico began organizing a chapter in Puerto Rica.
a reassignment of the Grand Chapter Charter was awarded to the
Chapter of Widows Sons in Missouri.
France held its 3rd annual European Gathering in June.
In September, As
the first step in reclaiming the logo, the Executive Committee of the
Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association issued a fraud alert on the
international website after the newly rechartered Grand Chapter of
Missouri was threatened by Andy Reynolds, of the unrecognized Kings
Guard Chapter of New York. The Fraud Alert first lays out the fraudulent
act by Andy Reynolds, and then states the US Copyright Office's
penalties for fraud in a copyright infringement. The fraud
notice can be viewed at
http://widowssons.com on the lower right column of the page. This
page will be updated as more information becomes available.
GRAND CHAPTER OF GERMANY AND FIRST EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING
The new Grand Chapter of Germany was chartered on October 15th at the
in Paderborn, Germany, in spite of several attempted
interferences from the alliance's Andy Reynolds and a George Young from
the expelled Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association of England to try and force the
Grand Chapter President to join the alliance. Recognized Widows
Sons chapters from France, Belgium, and Italy attended. Visitors
included the Masonic Bikers of Denmark, The Low Twelve Riders of
Germany, the Masonic Bikers of Austria, and several independent Bikers
of Europe. Several of independent Riders present expressed interest in
beginning Widows Sons chapters across Europe after seeing the chartering
ceremony. The Chartering was performed by the Widows Sons of
France, with Founder WB Carl A Davenport obligating the new Grand
Chapter President and presenting him his vest. Shortly after
the chartering, the first Executive Council Meeting was held and the
Executive Council was made an official body of the WSMRA.
Here's the history of Castle WEWELSBURG. Photos of the event are
available on the Widows Sons International Facebook page the France
Widows Sons page and several other pages of the friends of the European
Widows Sons Facebook pages.
The first Widows Sons Campground
was opened on August 4-6. Opening Ceremonies were held at the
Campground in Galena, Missouri, with Founder, Carl A Davenport, holding
a ceremony to christen the campground and kick off the August 4-6 Widows
Sons celebrations. Other Widows Sons campgrounds are in discussion
to open in other national and international jurisdictions in the
The Widows Sons Museum was founded after the chartering of the Masons
Chapter as the new Grand Chapter of Missouri, and the opening of
the campground. The Masons Grand Chapter of Missouri Widows Widows Sons
will operate the Widows Sons museum.
The Masons Grand Chapter of Missouri President, Brother Rick Casada,
received the blessing of
the Grand Lodge of Missouri in the Missouri restructuring and
removal of the alliance members from Missouri. The WSMRA thanked
RW Richard Smith, the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Missouri
in a letter.
Several new chapters are forming in Europe and in the U.S. will be
chartered in 2017.
Andy Reynolds and his unrecognized non WSMRA Kings Guard Widows
Sons groups in the State of New York re-wrote the bylaws of the NY
Widows Sons to eliminate any authority over the New York chapters by the
GL of NY or the WSMRA. The verbiage, the Widows Sons are a group made up
of Master Masons,was changed in the membership requirements of his
bylaws to eliminate any association to Freemasonry or the WSMRA and
allowing 1%ers, women and non-Masons to become members in the Widows
Sons of New York.
NY 2014 Bylaws
2016 NY Bylaws
NY 2016 Bylaws
During the GL of NY investigation of the unrecognized Kings Guard
chapter in NY, our founder WB Carl A. Davenport made a request to the
Grand Master of New York asking that the Grand Master of NY allow one
Widows Sons chapter to operate in his jurisdiction and report directly
to the Executive Council. After several conversations with those
claiming to be Widows Sons in New York, and several social media
disputes determined not to be for the good of Freemasonry, and the
attacking the character of other Masons, on September 4, 2017 the
request was withdrawn by the Executive Council of the WSMRA, and the
Grand Master of New York was informed by
a letter from the
Executive Council that the WSMRA no longer desired to recognize or be
represented by chapters of Widows Sons in the State of New York.
On September 19, 2017 RW Jeffrey M. Williamson, the Most Worshipful
Grand Master of the State of New York issued an edict against Andy
Reynolds and the alliance Widows Sons chapters in New York state.
Edict page 1
Edict page 2
(more about NY below in Chronological order)
The 20th Anniversary merchandise was created and is on sale in August
2016. A webpage was set up at
http://widowssons.ws/20 to display the merchandise.
On October 10. 2017, Andy Reynolds filed a frivilous Trademark
Infringement Lawsuit against our Founder, Carl A. Davenport. The
Trademark Andy filed for without permission of the creator and copyright
holder and owner of the intellectual property, Fred Broecker.
Andy Reynolds' frivilous lawsuit.
A New York Masonic Trial was held on or about
November 22, 2017, at Northfield Lodge, No. # 426, 17 Church Street,
Pittsford, New York, with the plaintiff being Most Worshipful Grand
Master of New York, and the defendant being Andreas Reynolds (aka
Andy Reynolds). Andreas Reynolds was found guilty on all Masonic
charges and was expelled from Freemasonry by the Grand Lodge of New
Here is the
of the Grand Master of New York vs. Andreas Reynolds.
MAY 19 2018: The Grand Chapter of
Italy was chartered in Lyon, France by the Widows Sons France.
Founder, WB Carl Davenport , obligated Brother Maurizio, the
Italian Grand Chapter President, while wearing Brother Maurizio's
vest, and presented the vest and the Grand Chapter handbook to Brother
Maurizio after the obligation.
WB Davenport also placed their vests on their backs, in ceremony, to the
rest of the Italian Widows Sons present, and placed their vests on their
backs, in ceremony to all present who were newly approved probationary
Chapters of Widows Sons, from Switzerland, Sweden, Luxembourg, and new
members of the Widows Sons France and Belgium.
The European Widows Sons, along with Carl and Teresa Davenport,
celebrated Teresa's 55th birthday in Lyon, France on May 20.
The Widows Sons International Forum on the Widows Sons MRA International
http://international.widowssons.com was re-opened in June.
On June 13th, MW Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Massachusetts,
revised the Widows Sons December 12, 2013 edict of WGM Richard
France decided they were not going to participate in the European
council effective immediately, and President Phaleg withdrew France from
the Council . It was accepted by all chapters.
The Grand Chapter of Switzerland was
chartered. The Grand Chapter of Bulgaria was accepted into
the European Council and a European Council Charter was issued.
The European Executive Council held its annual meeting in Brussels.
Present were Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Carl
Davenport ,and members representing France as observers, were
invited. France was an observer because they pulled out of
the EU Council last November. The leaving of
France was discussed, and they were asked to decide whether they
want to remain a member of the EU Council.
A Museum was mentioned
without discussion. The next Council meeting will be held in Rome,
Italy from Feb 21 - 23, 2020.
Carl Davenport and Belgium discussed the Widows Son Museum and it will
be discussed in the future.
France has decided to remain in the Council.
Bulgaria purchased a lodge building and offered to host the Widows Sons
museum. Discussion will be had between Belgium, Bulgaria and Carl
Davenport during the next Executive Council session. Discussion was
On October 10. 2017, Andy Reynolds filed a frivilous Trademark
Infringement Lawsuit against our Founder, Carl A. Davenport. The
Trademark Andy filed for without permission of the creator and copyright
holder and owner of the intellectual property, Fred Broecker.
Andy Reynolds' frivilous lawsuit.
On October 22, 2019, the lawsuit was dismissed by the United States
District Court Western District of New York by Judge
Charles J. Siragusa . Here is the
dismissal order and the
order of judgement
On December 19th, the Grand Chapter of
Bulgaria chartered three (3) new Grand Chapters form Greece,
Russia and Serbia. The Bulgaria Widows Sons opened up their
medical service with an ambulance equipped to check and treat those in
need in the villages of Bulgaria. We had a visit to two of the
three (3) Widows Sons children's homes and the visit was the highlight
of the Bulgaria trip. The Bulgarian Widows Sons also took charge of
managing a 15th century church and its grounds.
Belgium, Italy and Switzerland
On January 20, 2020, it was determined by
the Widows Sons International Masonic Riders
Association that we have had four Grand
Chapters operating in our European Executive
Council who are not members of recognized
Grand Lodges. Therefore, effective
immediately, the charters of The Grand
Chapters of France, Belgium, Italy and
Switzerland are no longer valid, and we no
longer recognize them as a part of our
Therefore, anyone desiring to communicate
with them should do so through the Secretary
of your lodge and your Grand Secretary.
Also. The European Executive Council is no
longer operating under the umbrella of the
Widows Sons International Masonic Riders
Here is the notifications we have posted for
all recognized grand Chapters.
Greetings Brothers & Those
who are among us that have no place here.
We have been in
communication with almost four dozen Grand Lodges throughout the
world and we have come to the conclusion some of the Widows Sons
Chapters have been made by Lodges that are not recognized by The
Commission on Information for Recognition (The Conference of
Grand Masters of Masons of North America) Nor found recognized
by U.G.L.E or any regular Grand Lodges within the lists of
For those of You who
belong to an Unrecognized Lodge like the Grand Orient etc We
ask You to please remove Yourself without any drama.
Most U.S. WS
Chapters are made by Brothers who hail from a Recognized
Lodge. Most the chapters popping up in Latin America are
from unrecognized lodges or clandestine groups. Some of the
chapters in Western Europe are from unrecognized lodges.
Some of the chapters popping up in Asia are also from
Unrecognized Lodges that were chartered by misc chapters
from the USA. We will add a list in comments as we weed them
Please help us keep
things in order. Lets keep comments drama free.
I look forward to
working together, along with all such true and lawful
Brethren as may be permitted to associate with them
operating always in full accordance with Masonic code of The
January 23, 2020 10:02 am by Carl A Davenport
Here is Article 3 Section 3.02 of the original bylaws of the Widows Sons
From the Widows Sons
Upon approval of the Widows Sons Illinois Founding Grand
Chapter petitions for membership in the Widows Sons can be
accepted from those who have successfully petitioned a blue lodge
recognized by The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of
the State of Illinois, upon the Lodge’s acceptance of
their petition. EA and FC Masons accepted into the Widows Sons can not
vote or hold office or, in the future, wear any future trademarks,
patches or items identifying them as a Widows Son until they have
completed their Master Mason Degree.
was applied from the beginning to all new Grand Chapters. The first was
the Netherlands who also stated in their bylaws that a member of the
Widows Sons must be a member of a recognized lodge recognized by the
Recognized Grand Chapter in the Netherlands.
The following Grand Chapters chartered in the United States and
worldwide were also required to be members of a recognized Grand Lodge.
Being a member of a Grand Lodge recognized by mainstream Freemasonry has
been required standard for the Widows Sons since the beginning.
In 2014, the UGLE re-recognized the
Grande Loge Nationale
and a Grand Chapter claiming to be recognized by the Grande Loge
Nationale Française was chartered by Forrest McCrackin the President of
the Grand Chapter of Suffolk, England.
A few months later the Grand Chapter who were chartered By the Grand
Chapter of Suffolk were removed and replaced by the present day Widows
Sons Grand Chapter of France, who are members of an unrecognized Grand
Lodge in France.
Three (3) new Grand Chapters were chartered by this second grand Chapter
of France, one (1) in Belgium, one (1) in Italy and one (1) in
Switzerland have expanded the investigation to determine whether these
three (3) chapters consist of members from recognized Grand Chapters.
Over a few years of inquiring of these Grand Lodges by the Widows
Sons Executive Council, it has been determined the Grand Chapters of
France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland are recognized by Grand Orient
Grand Lodges who are not recognized by Mainstream Freemasonry.
Therefore, on the morning of the 20th of January, 2020, the
Widows Sons International Masonic Riders Association has withdrawn
recognition of the Grand Chapters of France, Belgium, Italy and
Switzerland, and these four (4) Grand Chapters are no longer Widows Sons
Grand Chapters because the Grand Lodges they are affiliated with are not
recognized by The Commission on Information for Recognition, The
Conference of Grand Masters of Masons of North America, nor by U.G.L.E,
nor any regular Grand Lodges within the lists of
A letter was posted on the Widows Sons Facebook group,
and was posted in the email chain of the European Widows Sons
Executive Committee on January 21, 2020 to notify all Grand Chapters of
non recognized Grand Lodges to remove themselves from the Widows Sons
rank and file.
NOTICE TO ALL GRAND CHAPTERS These are two letters that were posted on
Facebook and in the Europe email chain.
In accordance to the January 2020 findings of the Widows Sons
International Masonic Riders Association, the Executive Council of
Europe is no longer a workable body of the Widows Sons International
Masonic Riders Association due to four Executive Council Grand Chapters
being members of the European Executive Committee, and not being members
of recognized Grand Lodges. These chapters are France, Belgium, Italy
Due to this finding, we no longer have any Masonic purpose to be a part
of or be in communications with the members of the European Executive
Council. As of January 30, 2020, the European Council is no longer and
entity of the Widows Sons International Masonic Riders Association. It
is no longer operating under the auspices of the Widows Sons
International Masonic Riders Association.
anyone desiring to communicate with them should do so through the
Secretary of your lodge and your Grand Secretary.
Please take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
January 10, 2021, The updating of the
International Chapters page was postponed until further notice. Details
will be announced as they become avaialble.
January 11, 2021, The first issue of the 2021 WSMag was postponed
until later this year. It will be announced when the WSMag will continue
April 8th, 2021, a Federal Copyright Infringement Complaint was filed by
Worshipful Brother Fred Broecker, in the Federal Courts of the Western
District of New York, naming Andreas Reynolds, the alliance, and the
Kings Guard non recognized chapter of New York, as defendents.
April 11, 2021 the Grand hapter of Kernow was chartered by the Wyoming
Grand Chapter. The WSMRA welcomes the Brothers of the Kernow Provincial Grand
July 17, 2021 The West Wales Grand Chapter was chartered by the Kernow
Grand Chapter. WSMRA welcomes the Brothers of the West Wales Provincial Grand
Sept 10-12, The Kernow Provincial Grand Chapter heldits annual branding
ceremony, in Camelford, Cornwall, England. Twenty brethren were
branded in the most impressive of branding ceremonies. The Band of
Brothers were chartered as the Provincial Grand Chapter to represent the
Kent Provincial Masonic Jurisdiction. Worshipful Brother Carl A.
Davenport, Founder of the Widows Sons, a member of the Kernow Provincial
Grand Chapter, was presented a Kernow Grand Chapter vest, and was
branded at the event.
Sept 11, 2021, IN Camelford, Cornwall, the Band of Brothers of the
Province of Kent, England, were chartered as the Widows Sons MRA
Provincial Grand Chapter of Kent in England. The WSMRA welcomes the Band
Sept, 2021 A message of correction by Brother Robbie Centeio of the
California Widows Sons was posted on Several Faebook pages to clear the
name of the Widows Sons Founder, Carl A Davenport, because the leaders
and spokesmen of the alliance and President's Council breakaway groups
from within the Widows Sons had been spreading the rumor that Worshipful
Brother Davenport was not a Mason in good standing to further thier
effort of making themselves international officers of the Widows Sons, a
violation of the founding bylaws and landmarks. Since this rumor
has proven to be false, many of those who it was spread to began
questioning the integrity of the Masons who spread this rumor.
Immediately after the post, in defense of their action of spreading this
rumor, those who were spreading the rumor began claiming the evidence
was outdated, or claimed what thy had done wasn't an important issue,
but were told defrauding a Mason or group of Masons is very
important, and a violation of their obligations, and the provided
evidence is concurrent with the time they were spreading the rumor. They
were asked for evidence of their stand and disappeared from the thread.
Just before the correction post by Brother Robbie, the Kernow Provincial
Grand Chapter in England was chartered and recognized by the WSMRA.
Patrick Jones, of Illinois, who is said to be the new spokesman for the
President's Council, contacted the Secretary of the Kernow Widows Sons
Grand Chapter and an officer of the Earl of Saint Germans
Lodge No. 7031, in Cornwall, England and tried to convince the lodge
that WBro Davenport was not a Mason in good standing.
Since Brother Davenport is a member of the Kernow Grand Chapter and a
petitioning member of the Earl of Saint German Lodge, Mr. Jones
contacted, the response of the chapter and the lodge to him was epic.
Mr. Jones then tried to convince them they were not recognized because
they were chartered by an unrecognized chapter in America. Mr. Jones
received an epic response again. Then Mr. Jones put his tail
between his legs and whimpered that he'd like to meet with them the next
time he is in England.
Upon a check of the records, and finding the chartering grand chapter in
the US is in good standing with the WSMRA , but the grand chapter
does not support the Presidents Council, or the alliance, both which Mr.
Jones is, or has been, affiliated with, Mr. Jones is believed to
be, the behind the curtain leader, or one of the leaders of the
President's Council, and was involved in the alliance, it was determined
that Mr. Jones was passing false and derogatory information to the Earl
of Saint Germans Lodge, No. 7031 in Cornwall, England, and the Kernow
Widows Son Provincial Grand Chapter in England about WBro Davenport, and
several Past Masters who are members of the US grand chapter he was
assaulting, and an entire chapter of Widows Sons in the US. The
Widows Sons records were checked and we were unable to find any
documentation of the WSMRA granting Mr. Jones the authority to speak
for, or to determine any brother, chapter or grand chapter to be
unrecognized by the Widows Sons.
The US grand chapter is recognized by both Masonic recognition sources,
and WBro Davenport has been verified as a member of the U.G. L.E. in
good standing. so Mr. Jones has attempted defraud a Masonic lodge, and a
chapter of Widows Sons, and others in his effort to destroy the
character of our Founder by posing as something he has no authority to
be in the Widows Sons nor Freemasonry. Any and all future claims by Mr.
Jones, or any of his spokesmen, should be rigorously verified by
contacting all sources and the targets.
The correction post can be viewed on the Widows Sons Facebook page. We
have screen shot and saved Mr. Jones' comments to the English lodge and
chapter, and other comments we have received and have reserved them for
any Grand Lodge who wishes to use it for Masonic Jurisprudence purposes.
We are Masons First and then Widows Sons. Being a Mason requires
us to report to our lodge secretary any violations of the laws of
Freemasonry. That applies to anyone who is a Mason.
October 2, 2021
The first Issue of the
WSMag / England & Wales
(the October 15th issue) was
released in England & Wales.
October 16, 2021 New Provincial Grand Chapters in Hampshire & Isle of
Wight, England and South Wales were chartered. The WSMRA welcomes the
new Provincial Grand Chapters.
January 1, 2022 The second issue of the WSMag England & Wales was
published. The WSMag can be viewed at
January 13, 2022 Daniel C. Combs, Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of Georgia issued an
edict that no longer
sanctions or recognizes the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association and
all other Motorcycle clubs and associations with exception of the the
Shrine Motorcycle units in the Georgia Grand Lodge jurisdiction.
January 15, 2022 The Kernow Grand Chapter of the Widows Sons
Masonic Riders Association of England and Wales chartered into existence
the Devon Grand Chapter No. 6, of Widows Sons Masonic Riders
Sept, 2, 2022
few hours after having their charter revoked, Kernow went against the
refusal of the Board of Directors and chartered the Falkirk chapter of
Scotland without authorization to charter. They presented Fakirk with a
non WSMRA charter. Therefore the Falkirk charter was not issued by the
WSMRA so it is not recognized by the WSMRA.
A Board of Directors meeting was held to settle complaints from the
England & Wales grand chapters at 1pm. The complaints were discussed and
it was detrermined that Kernow, South Wales , Kent, Devon, and Hampshire
has all joined forces to take away chartering from all the other
chapters and give Kernow control of the chartering responsibilities of
all chapters of England & Wales. South Wales did not hold stated
meetings for one year. Both are violations of the bylaws. After
discussion, it was determined that Kernow had colonized the rest of the
chapters in England & Wales. A vote was held and Kernow, Kent, South
Wales, Hampshire and Devon charters were revoked and the South Wales
President, Vice President and Illegally appointed Acting Secretary were
expelled from the Widows Sons. The West Wales grand chapter was
reinstated as the chapter of Widows Sons in West Wales in good standing.
Two members who were suspended by the South Wales chapter not following
the bylaws were reinstated from the South Wales chapter into the West
As a result of the Board of Directors meeting, Kernow, Kent, South
Wales, Devon, Hampshire & IOW are no longer recognized as chapters of
the Widows Sons England & Wales International Masonic Riders