The Virginia Widows Sons Masonic Rider Association (VAWSMRA) is an Independent and Sovereign Body of Master Masons in the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Virginia and under the Executive Board of Virginia Chapter Representatives/Presidents. No Body or Individual other than the Virginia Executive Board speaks for the Widows Sons of Virginia. The Widows Sons of Virginia is comprised of Master Masons and dually sponsored female family members of those Affiliated Chapters which have been chartered by the VAWSMRA and which are in the geographic jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia. All such Widows Sons Chapters shall affiliate with VAWSMRA and comply with its Constitution and Bylaws. All Master Mason members shall be in good standing and remain in good standing in the records of their Blue Lodges. The chapter shall not accept into any form of membership anyone who is a member of a clandestine lodge or a lodge that is not recognized by the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge AF&AM of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Guardians Chapter of the VAWSMRA is based in Northern Virginia with members spread all over the country. We have members in VA, NC, ND, AL, FL, CO, OH, IL and SC. As of spring 2023, we are 66 members strong.