Congratulations to Newly Installed Officers of Kismet

The Divan and other Elected Officers were sworn in at a Virtual Installation and Annual Meeting on Monday Jan 4th.
Your new (with some retreads) Divan is:
  • Potentate: Illustrious Sir Glenn Opperman
  • Chief Rabban: Noble Leo Johnson
  • Assistant Rabban: Noble Dr. Mitch Goodkin
  • High Priest & Prophet: Noble Joe Konklewski
  • Oriental Guide: Noble Miles Maier
  • Treasurer: Ill Sir Greg Feldman, PP
  • Recorder: Ill Sir Russell L. Magidson, PP
In addition, two new Trustees were installed and along with the other four, Kismet’s Trustees are:
  • Noble David Rothstein (2021-2023)
  • Ill Sir Robert DiCarlo (2021-2023)
  • Ill Sir William Bontemps (2020-2022)
  • Noble Raaj Panday (2020-2022)
  • Ill Sir George Heyen (2019-2021)
  • Noble John Kelly (2019-2021)
Please extend your congratulations and support to your Divan, they have committed themselves to supporting Kismet Shrine, Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children.



Kismet Election of Officers - December 7th 8pm
Hicksville and Babylon locations

Kismet Shrine's elections will be held on December 7th 2020 at 8pm sharp. This will be an in-person meeting at our Hicksville Shrine Center. In addition, per Imperial bylaws, we have arranged a satellite location you may choose to attend at - Babylon Masonic Temple, 250 West Main Street, Babylon NY. There is no remote (e.g. Zoom) option to participate in elections.

We ask all Nobles who wish to attend (at either location) to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting begins so that current dues cards may be checked and safe distancing seating arranged. All attendees are required to wear masks that completely cover their mouth and nose while inside the Shrine Center.

If your dues are not paid up through 2020 you must make payment via KismetShriners.org before Monday in order to be allowed in for elections. How do you know if you are paid up? If your dues card has a "2020" sticker then you have paid, otherwise you have not. No dues payments can be accepted on the evening of the meeting.

To keep the elections moving we also ask that Nobles bring a pen or pencil as paper ballots will be used for the voting. We will elect our Divan for 2021 as well as two trustees and two Iowa Corporation representatives (to vote on behalf of Kismet at the next Imperial Session in July).

Keep an eye out for any additional emails during this next week should any county or state Covid-19 gathering regulations change.



Kismet's next Stated Meeting - July 6th via Zoom

Please join Kismet at our next virtual stated meeting this Monday the 6th of July.
Note that this is a TILED meeting, open to Kismet Nobles in good standing only.
Please contact one of the Divan if you do not have connection details for this meeting
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Cancellation of Fall MASA at Virginia Beach 2020

From Mike Gordon's Facebook Post 6/13/2020

Nobles All –
This morning (6/13/2020) the MASA officers met to discuss the Fall 2020 MASA convention. There continues to be significant uncertainty regarding our ability to host the meeting, have a public parade or even to the extent that social gatherings will be allowed this fall.
Therefore, it is with great disappointment that we have voted to CANCEL FALL MASA for 2020.
We felt the need to cancel rather than wait further to give temples a reasonable time to work with the Virginia Beach hotels to cancel their reservations. We recognize that many Nobles were looking forward to the fall gathering as were we. Some temples may choose to head to the beach on their own but there will be no formal MASA events.
We will be notifying the Virginia Beach Convention Center staff this week.
In addition, we will begin to plan a virtual gathering for us to conduct the official business of MASA as well as some virtual fun and fellowship.
On behalf of all the MASA officers, we will miss spending time with you in person and hope that you, your temples, families, and friends are staying safe and well during these unprecedented times.
YITF –
Mike Gordon
MASA 2nd Vice President.

Nobles -
This seems to be the trend for major events.
Our annual picnic is still up in the air. The town is still unsure as to what schedule and protocol will work for future uses of the picnic facilities.
The divan will post our open events as soon as they become available

Wishing all a healthy and happy summer.
Mike Brzoza, Potentate


Temporary Cancellation of Kismet Meetings and Events

Nobles of Kismet Shrine,

As you know, the realities of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are continually changing and upending our daily lives.

The events of recent weeks have required the Grand Master of the State of New York to order the cancellation of all lodge meeting until further notice. In addition, the Governor of our state has issued an order requiring and immediate halt to all non-essential meetings and gatherings.

In light of these events, we have made the decision to suspend all Kismet gatherings and events until further notice. This includes our stated meetings as well as club and unit meetings. In addition, all scheduled events at Kismet are postponed.

Your Divan will keep you updated as the situation evolves and hope that everyone remains healthy and does their best to reduce the spread of the virus.

Should you have any questions please reach out to myself at Potentate@KismetShriners.org or your Recorder at Recorder@KismetShriners.org.

Fraternally, Mike Brzoza Kismet Shrine Potentate



April 26, 2020 ** Abracadabra Academy ** School of Magic ** Postponed






June 20, 2020 ** Comedy Night ** Shriners Theater








July 5-9 ** Imperial Session 2020 ** Kansas City MO


** Will be a virtual session ** Stay tuned for details


Visit the Imperial 2020 Home Page


Please Look Over our Past Events