We pledge that as members of the Virginia Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, we, above all others shall set a good example and never bring dishonor to the Widows Sons or ourselves. We pledge that we will support our brethren in the Widows Sons regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin, and will never knowingly bring reproach upon a fellow brother of the Widows Sons. We pledge to resist any forces, which would seek to undermine or bring reproach on the Widows Sons or its members, and we shall always strive to bring respect and dignity to the Virginia Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association.

Virginia Widows Sons MRA 2017 Grand Gathering

August 30th to September 3, 2017

Featuring guided rides through the Back of the Dragon (Tazewell, Virginia) with good food, music, and awesome Brotherhood!

Cost is $75

All profits are donated to local charities like the Virginia Masonic Home, Shriner Hospitals, and Law Eforcement Fund.


This year we are hosting the International Widows Sons Rally in Tazewell, Virginia from August 29th through September 3rd and will have approximately 800 members in attendance from around the world. The rally will be held at the fairgrounds in Tazewell and will consist of several vendors as well as entertainment at the venue. I wish to extend an offer to enable your company to sponsor this event in exchange for well-placed advertisement for your company. We are a 501c-7 non-profit group and any sponsorship that you pledge is tax deductible. We offer several levels of sponsorship and would be very grateful for the support. Sponsorship deadline to get material produced is June 1st, 2017.


All mail registrations are closed!

Select the links below to register for the 2017 Virginia Widows Sons Grand Gathering

You can now only registrations in person at the event or via PayPal!!

T-Shirt order will be cut of after July 30, 2016 so get your orders and registration done!

2017 Registration Form PayPal E-Registration (include your name, chapter, email, and phone)

Schedule of Events

2017 International Widows Son’s Grand Gathering, Tazewell, VA

Schedule of Events

* Paypal you can use vawsmra@gmail.com email to send your registration fees and donations.

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Grand Gathering Sponsors Info Grand Gathering Sponsors Form VA WS Sponsors Vendor Form

The Back of the Dragon

Back of the Dragon Map

T-Shirt Back

2017 Grand Gathering Charities

  • Virginia Masonic Home

  • Shriner's Hospitals

  • Virginia Law Enforcement