It's time for Fall MASA at Virginia Beach

Every year, the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association meets in September at Virginia Beach for its annual session. There's more fun than business at this event - including a parade up Atlantic Avenue and so many Hospitality Suites from Shrine Centers all over.
If you've never come to Fall MASA before, give it a try. This is a family-friendly vacation with something for everyone.
Click on the image to download a PDF flyer - fill it out and return it to Kismet by August 1st.
For more information, contact Kismet's Recorder or Potentate.
Fall MASA 2016

Passing of Imperial Sir Wayne Lachut

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Imperial Sir Wayne Lachut. Memorials should be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children in his memory. Please keep the Lachut family in your thoughts and prayers.

Imperial Sir Wayne Lachut

Kismet Steak Night - Oct 2nd, 2015

Open to Shriners, Masons, Friends and Families! Only $10/per person! Children free

RSVP is required - No one will be admitted without an advance ticket

Kismet Steak Night - Oct 2, 2015

Fall NYOSA is here!

Click the letter to download the application form (PDF)
Fall NYOSA 2015

Kismet Family Day at Adventureland

Adventureland Day of Fun
May 30, 2015 - 11am to 7pm
$30 bracelet gets Food and All Rides for the kids
Food-only package $10

Kismet Adventureland

Once again, it's time for Kismet Family Day
with the New York Islanders

Contact David for tickets - See the flyer below for details

Kismet Shrine Day with the New York Long Islanders

Imperial Session 2014 of Shriners International at Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 6 - 10, 2014


Click here for the hotel registration form for the 2014 Imperial Session.
I hope many of you are planning to attend.
Noble Raaj Panday is the housing chairman for Kismet in 2014.
Remember that Monday to Thursday is business sessions for our Fraternity and Philanthropy.
Those not wishing to sit through all the reports and debates I will provide a calendar for the week showing local activities.
I am planning our family Dinner for Monday night. The restaurant still needs to be determined.
Kismet will also be marching in the Imperial Parade on Tuesday evening. Some will ride and most will walk but all are expected to come out for Kismet.
Please speak to Raaj Panday, 516-851-4474, about the hotels or any other questions.
I am requesting that registration forms be returned to Kismet Shrine on March 3rd. Please fill out the form completely and include your payment information.
The hotels fill up quickly. If in doubt turn in a form and cancel. Do not wait.

Yours in Faith
Greg Feldman

Click here to download Imperial Session PDF with event schedule.

MASA 2013 in Virginia Beach


Kismet Shriners in the News Shriners Hold Fundraiser in Glendale - September 21, 2013


BBQ / Chili Cook Off - August 18, 2013

Ducks Game August 03, 2013

Hicksville Chamber of Commerce Event

Illustrious Sir Mike Iannone's Potentate's Ball

Potentate's Ball 2013
Shriners Hospital Night at Citi Field
NY Islanders

Superbowl Sunday 2013

Superbowl Sunday 2013

Kismet's Fall Ceremonial and OktoberFezt - October 6 2012

Welcome to all of our new Nobles - you've joined the Shrine that has the most fun!
We are pleased to have you as part of our Nobility and know that you all will enjoy and make the most of your membership.
Photos of the OktoberFezt are here
and photos of the Ceremonial (including the Ladies' event) are here.
New Kismet Nobles

Fall MASA at Virginia Beach - Sept 5 to 9 2012

Once again Shriners gathered at the beautiful Virginia Beach for our annual Fall MASA. Kismet's own Ill Sir Lou Barazotti was sent packing (so to speak) after a year of wonderful service as MASA President. We all thank him for his hard work and welcome Ill Sir Arnie Brown to the big seat at the table.
Kismet Shriners we out in force, marching and spreading the work of Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Next year will be here before you know it so plan on attending. The galary of pictures is here as well as Kismet's Facebook page.
Imperial Sir Al Madsen

Kismet Shriners at the Hicksville Memorial Day Parade

More than a dozen Kismet Nobles and friends came out to march once again in the
Hicksville Memorial Day Parade, along with hundreds of Scouts, Firemen, students and more.
Check out all of the photos taken - Next year I hope that you'll be there too!
Kismet Shriners Marching

Cinco de Mayo Party

Our second annual Cinco de Mayo party was held up in Club Kismet
Decorations, food and music were arranged by our own George and Nancy with the help of the other Kismet Ladies.
Thanks to you all for making a wonderful event!
Click on the photo to open up the full gallery in a new browser window.
Enjoying the Mexican Food

Kismet Shriners Photo Essay in Long Island Newsday

Kismet Shrine and other Fraternal Organizations were highlighted in the March 25, 2012 issue of Newsday's LILife.
CNN Photographer Nancy Borowick stopped by and snapped a number of terrific photos of our Kismet Family.
Click on the photo to open up the full gallery in a new browser window.
Kismet Divan Posing

Kismet's Potentate's Ball on April 21st

Kismet Potentate's Ball
Download the form here

2012 Potentate's Bow Tie

This is the Potentate's Tie for 2012
If you'd like to purchase one, please see the Potentate (with $40)
Shirts are also available, see the Pote for details
Pote's Bow Tie

How to Tie a Bow Tie

This is the clearest explaination I've found thus far.

Congratulations to the new Potentate, Ill. Sir Russell L. Magidson

Ill Sir Russell L. Magidson, Potentate 2012

January 9th for the Installation of Officers of Kismet Shrine

Please note that this is the second Monday of the month, giving everyone a chance to recover from their New Years' Feztivities!
Officers - Black Tie
Guests - Business Attire
Ladies - Your Sunday finest!
Happy hour fromm 6pm, Dinner served at 7, Installation begins at 8.

Please RSVP to the newly elected Chief Rabban Greg Feldman so we have a chance to put more water into the soup!

December 5th - Kismet Shrine Children's Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday Party for the children of some area schools was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Over 100 children and their parents (sorry, kids, you have to bring them along) showed up
to enjoy an afternoon of crafts, food, fun, Kismet Clowns and - of course - Santa!
See the rest of the pictures at xyz

2011 Kismet Holiday Party

December - Our clowns were entertaining kids at the annual AHRC Babylon Masons Holiday Party

Kismet Clowns have been sharing their love with the children of this Babylon school for over ten years,
According to Magee the Clown, "It really is rewarding to see the pleasure in their eyes when they see a clown.
Even though they can't express their happiness. You just have too look into their eyes and see how they are
glowing with happiness. That is when we enjoy being a clown."

Clowning around at AHRC Clowning around at AHRC

Kismet Shrine Scoliosis Screening Clinic at El Puente, Brooklyln NY

On November 19, 2011, a health screening clinic was held in the Williamsburg community of Brooklyn, NY. Shriners teamed up with a local community group, El Puente, who sponsored the well-attended event.

Kismet Shriners planned to hold a clinic this fall .We were asked by Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia to consider holding a Scoliosis Screening Clinic for inner city children. Because a clinic in this inner city area had not been held for many years we researched many venues and options. It was felt that because Mecca Shriners is a neighboring Shrine that is part of New York City, it would benefit the target audience to ask Mecca to join us. After going to the local politicians looking for a location we were told about a local organization that helps the local community with health issues, El Puente. We had numerous meetings to plan setup this clinic. We now have a working relationship with this large Spanish community and are now looked at as a resource in the area to help children. The Shriners booklets in English and Spanish are now part of there

Read the Final Report of the Event
See all of the photos from the Screening Clinic

Kismet Cigar Club's next meeting is Friday January 27th

Gurkha Cigar Night

We will be enjoying a selection of Gurkha cigars and the drink of your choice upastairs in Club Kismet.
We will also be serving home made pizza and snacks.
Join us from 7pm until whenever...
Remember: $20 gets you two cigars and your first drink!
Cigar Night happens every 4th Friday


Screening Clinic

November 28th - Motor Corp Meeting

We will meet at 7:30 (after dinner up in Club Kismet) to elect
officers for the upcoming year.
Join us for dinner and the meeting - stay for the Fellowship (ok, and the drinks!)

Oct 22nd - Fall Ceremonial and OctoberFezt

The ceremonial begins at 4pm downstairs, while ladies are invited to learn more about the Shrine upstairs in Club Kismet. OctoberFezt will start downstairs about 6:30pm with live music, dancing and dinner.

October's Cigar Night is coming soon - Oct 28th

Cigar Night is coming soon... Friday October 28th at 7pm up in Club Kismet. Open to all Nobles and Brother Masons, please rsvp. We will have a cigar roller coming and he'll roll whatever size and shape you like. Your $20 entrance will get you two hand-rolled cigars and I'll buy you your first drink. Other cigars will be available for purchase and snacks will be served. Please join us for what's become a popular and fun event. November and December Cigar Nights will move to the 3rd Friday to not conflict with the holidays.

September's Cigar Night - a SMOKIN' Success!

Well, our Cigar Night couldn't have been better. OK, perhaps if the weather was a bit cooler... but otherwise it was perfect.
Some thirty Nobles, Brothers and Friends gathered to enjoy our Makers Mark Night which paired up Makers Mark cigars along with the Bourbon of the same name. There was no doubt that everyone enjoyed the pairing given that we ran out of the cigars and came away with precious little of the drink at the end of the evening.

Next up - "Nub Night" where we will be enjoying Oliva Nub 460s in Connecticut and Maduro. RSVP to the Chief Rabban and join in the fez-tivities!

Makers Mark Cigar Night Group Photo

By the way, did you notice how our overzealous photographer re-branded the bottle? I think Kismet has a new mascot!
Makers Mark Shrine Juice

Welcome to our new Nobles!

We are proud of our most recently made Nobles, the Class of 2011 Thirty-three Brother Masons who were desirous of supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children walked through the hot sands to take salt with us. Surf on over to the Ceremonial Photo Page for more!
Spring 2011 Ceremonial Class