A Message From the Potentate

Greetings all Nobles of Kismet Shrine

The past four months have led to many changes in the manner that our hands-on fraternity operates. Almost daily we are challanged with new limitations for not only meetings but with issues with the transportation of patients, van rentals, who we may transport with the patient, crossing state lines, rest rooms, meals, clowns with face masks, building rentals, cleaning services just to mention a few.

The Divan has made the necessary changes to facilitate the operations of the Shrine in these most difficult times. It seems as though the end should be upon us soon. Your understanding has been, and is, appreciated - although like mine is, your patience is likely wearing thin.

In the following months we will be addressing our huge overhead, initiating new nobles, and moving into nominations for next years divan.

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We will keep Zooming with tiled meetings. Stay well.

Mike Brzoza

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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.
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

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