MASA 2022

September 8-11, 2022

Kena Shriners Headquarters Hotel

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South

1011 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451 - 757-965-2300

Accomodations

Our hotel is located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Perks include free parking, WiFi, and daily hot breakfast. There is an indoor pool, fitness center, and many restaurants nearby. Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

The hotel is 1.4 miles (approximately 5 mins) from the Virginia Beach Convention Center by car. It is about a 25-minute walk. There is a MASA shuttle bus that picks up at the hotel on the half hour. Please make note of the schedule posted near the main door at the hotel.

Directions from Northern Virginia:

Travel south on I-95 to Richmond, VA.

Exit on 1-64 east to Virginia Beach near Richmond.

Take Exit 284A to merge onto I-264 East/Norfolk/VA Beach Expressway toward Virginia Beach.

Turn right on Atlantic Avenue and proceed to the hotel which will be approximately seven blocks on the left.

If you have questions regarding your room, please contact:

Illustrious Myke Glaze, P.P., 703-201-5925, myke.glaze@ptarmor.com

MASA HQ Hotel: Hilton Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South Hotel

3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 213-3000

Registration: BADGES REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES AND INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.


Convention Center & Schedule

The Virginia Beach Convention is located at 1000 19th Street in Virginia Beach, VA. Most of the events for MASA take place in this location. There are shuttle buses that run from our hotel to the convention center. A schedule will be posted at the hotel. There is no cost, but you must wear your credentials to take the bus.


CONVENTION SCHEDULE (NOT OFFICIAL - BASED ON 2021)

WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MASA Golf Outing at Virginia Beach National Golf Club – 2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Shotgun start and pre-registration required.

THURSDAY – SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Drill Field Set Up, Convention Center, North Parking Lots 2 & 3

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast for MASA Representatives – Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 1

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MASA Business Session – Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 1

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Units Association Pre-Parade Meeting – Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 1 – Immediately following the conclusion of the MASA Business Session.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Motor Corps Association Meeting – Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 1 – Immediately following the MASA Pre-Parade Meeting.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cabiri Social & Banquet – Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 4, Badges Required. Separate registration required. Past Potentates Only.

FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

Time and Place TBD Director’s Staff Association & Highlanders Association.

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kena 500 competes in the Motor Corps & Show Car Competitions, Convention Center, North Parking Lots 2/3. Inspection obstacle course competition.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. MASA Legion of Honor Staff Meeting – Double Tree By Hilton.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Clown Association Meeting, Holiday Inn North Beach, 39th & Atlantic Ave.

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Kena Legion of Honor competes in the Drill Competition (Draw for order of Inspection, 8:30 a.m.) – Convention Center, Valet Parking Lot

10:00 a.m. – Noon Yacht Club Association – Convention Center – Meeting Room 3D

10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Ladies Luncheon – Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel Ballroom – Pre-registration required.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. MASA Legion of Honor Awards Ceremony and Picnic – Khedive Shrine Center – 645 Woodlake Dr., Chesapeake, VA (Pre-registration required)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Provost Guard Business Meeting – Convention Center – Meeting Room 3B

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting: Shepherds – Convention Center, Meeting Room 3D

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Staging for the President-Elect Pageant – Convention Center Ballroom 1 (Pre-function area)

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pageant Honoring President-Elect and Temple Chief Rabbans – Convention Center Ballroom 3

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception following the Pageant. Convention Center Lobby.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kena Camel Herders Cookout – Hospitality Room. $10/person. Open to all that would like to join for a delicious dinner of chicken, corn, baked potatoes and more! RSVP to Brock Lindsey, brocklindsey@gmail.com.

7:30 p.m. Kena Krawl – Meet in the Kena Shriners Hospitality Room. All are welcome to join the fun as we visit many hospitality rooms of other temples.

SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 10, 2022

8:45 a.m. Parade units start getting in place.

9:00 a.m. All Kena Shriners ladies and family members meet at 17th Street on the ocean side just past the Dairy Queen in front of the flagpole to watch the parade.

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parade steps off. The judging area starts at Atlantic Avenue and 21st Street and ends at 25th Street. Judges will be on both sides. The MASA dignitaries reviewing area is at 25th Street.

10:15 a.m. All Kena Shriners units and clubs must be in place for step off by 10:15 a.m. in between 15th and 16th streets on Atlantic Avenue in the right lane. Step off time for Kena is 11:04 a.m.

Noon – 3:00 p.m. Kena Shriners After Parade Party – Hospitality Room – FREE to all Kena Shriners and their families.


Competitions

Competitions are a great opportunity to get out of the hotel, see our clubs and units in action and cheer them on. Please check the schedule and come out and support your units and clubs that are competing.


Election of MASA Officers

The Election of Officers for the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association will be held on Thursday, September 8 in the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 2 ABC immediately following the Necrology Service. All nobles are invited and encouraged to attend.


Hospitality Room

The Kena Shriners Hospitality Room is located on the first floor of the Hampton Inn, next door to the Breakfast Room.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (after parade party); 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Clean Up – 11 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

The hospitality room is a place for nobles, their ladies, families and guests from Kena Shriners and other temples who are part of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association to socialize and have fun. It provides a variety of light snacks, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and some fun games. It is not a restaurant. Guests should plan to eat breakfast provided by the hotel and visit one of the delicious nearby eating establishments for lunch and dinner. All food and drinks are meant to be consumed in the hospitality room.

Our hospitality room is staffed by volunteers. The nobles and ladies that have volunteered a portion of their personal time to make your visit comfortable should have our most sincere appreciation. If you need something, please ask and they will do their best to help you. Please keep in mind volunteers are limited by what has been provided to them to serve you. Please thank them profusely. Should you have concerns, please contact Illustrious Myke Glaze or divan members.

You may also choose to visit the hospitality rooms of other temples. Please be advised their rooms may have limited hours as well. You must wear your convention badge for access. Most importantly, represent Kena Shriners with pride and conduct yourself accordingly.


Ladies Luncheon

This year’s ladies luncheon will be held at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in the panoramic ballroom. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with ladies from all over the mid-Atlantic region and enjoy delicious food and fellowship. Pre-registration is required.


Marketplace

Ever wonder where your fellow Shriners get all their cool Shriners gear – at the Marketplace! The Marketplace is your one stop shop for cool shirts, hats, stickers, car emblems, pins, jewelry, gifts, regalia and other unique items. Make sure you stop by and take home something to remember your time at MASA.

The Marketplace is open on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. and from 9-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.


Necrology Service

Necrology is the practice of remembering those who have passed on. At the MASA Necrology Service we remember our dearly departed nobles and memorialize their contributions to our organization. All nobles and their ladies are invited and encouraged to attend this service which takes place on Thursday, September 8 at 1 p.m. in the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Ste. 2 ABC following the lunch recess.


Opening Business Session

All nobles should plan to attend the Opening Business Session. This will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 9 a.m. in the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 2 ABC. There will be a lunch break at noon.


Parade & After Party

The Mid Atlantic Shrine Association Parade will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue from 17th to 29th Streets. Kena Shriners will be in position 28 out of 32 units.

Assembly Area

All Kena Shriners units are to be in place by 10:15 a.m. in between 15th and 16th Streets on Atlantic Avenue in the right lane. IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE, YOU MUST BE WEARING YOUR OFFICIAL MASA CONVENTION BADGE. Only Shriners, Shriners Hospitals for Children patients and designated dignitaries are allowed to participate in the parade.

Viewing Area

You can view the parade from anywhere along Atlantic Avenue, however, Kena Shriners ladies and families will be gathering at 17th Street on the ocean side. This is just past the Dairy Queen in front of the flagpole and concert shell. Doughboys Pizza is across the street. Bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the fun! We plan to be in place by 9 a.m.

Post Parade Party

Following the parade there will be a party in the Kena Shriners hospitality room starting at noon. All Kena nobles, ladies and their families are invited to join the fun! The cost of this event is included in your registration and the food will be provided by The Beach Bully BBQ Restaurant. Gluten free options will be available.

Awards

First, second and third place awards will be given in 25 different categories, so units and clubs are encouraged to look sharp during the parade. In addition, an outstanding Shrine Center and Judges Award – Chuck Jordan Memorial Award – will be given.


President-Elect's Pageant

Each year, the incoming president of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association hosts a pageant. The pageant is used to introduce the incoming officers of MASA and the incoming Potentates (Chief Rabban) of MASA temples. Noble Tony LaCava and Lady Yvonne have requested that all Kena family members in attendance, come to the pageant and walk in with them when they are introduced. Further details will be provided on site. Everyone is asked to assemble on Friday, September 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Convention Center in Ballroom 1. There is no cost for the pageant and shuttle buses will take anyone interested in going from the hotel to the convention center and back.