Dothan Lodge 466 is proud to be affiliated with the Wiregrass area chapter of the Widows Sons. The local chapter is based out of the Brundidge AL lodge, Brundidge 184, with members from Brundidge 184, Dothan 466, Carmichael 548, Troy 56, and Claybank 908. Brundidge 184 has been gracious enough to offer Widows Sons chapter 357 Thunder a space upstairs at their lodge.
President – Chuck Hopkins – 850-774-2265
Vice President – Les Watson – 435-668-1895
Secretary /Treasurer – Jeff Parish – 334-268-6009
Chaplain – Phil Moore – 334-492-7445
Sergeant at Arms – Jim Phillips – 334-796-6996
Road Captain – Robert Kugler – 334-390-977
The Widows Sons is a motorcycle association based on the principles of Masonry.
You can find their website here.
Information about the Widows Sons
The Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association is comprised of Master Masons from around the world. Each Chapter falls under their jurisdictions founding Grand chapter, and is autonomous from other grand chapters and their sub chapters.
The Widows Sons was founded in 1996 which came out of Florida with intention to offer aid and assistance to Masonic Widows and Orphans. 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 its founding, the Widows Sons has grown worldwide spanning from the United States, Canada, 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 likeminded 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. Each State Grand Chapter is autonomous and is responsible for governing themselves and the chapters in their state by abiding by the Masonic code of their respective Blue Lodges and Grand Lodge. We do not speak for, or represent any specific Masonic body, and all Grand Chapters are independent from other Widows Sons Grand Chapters. We are NOT a Motorcycle Club (MC) or a 1% outlaw group. We are simply a Motorcycle Riding Association (MRA) of Master Masons. We are not territorial and do not condone illegal activities by our members. We do require that our members act in a way that will reflect well on our association, fraternity, and motorcycling community in general.
- Contribute to the relief of our Widows & Orphans
- Introduce the sport of motorcycling to our Masonic Brothers
- Raise Masonic Awareness in the world of motorcycling
- Support our Blue Lodges through regular attendance and assisting with lodge events.
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 rallies. 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.