September 8-11, 2022
Kena Shriners Headquarters Hotel
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South
1011 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451 - 757-965-2300
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.
PLEASE CONTACT RECORDER@KENA.ORG WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
Our hotel is located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and includes 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
MASA HQ Hotel:
Hilton Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South Hotel
3001 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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.
A complete convention schedule can be found here.
KENA SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
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
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kena Camel Herders Cookout – Hospitality Room. $15/person. Open to all that would like to join for a delicious dinner of beef tips, chicken, potatoes and more! Get your ticket online or contact email@example.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
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.
2:00 p.m. (or as soon as parade ends) – 4:00 p.m.
Kena Shriners After Parade Party – Hospitality Room – FREE to all Kena Shriners and their families.
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.
Get a full schedule of musical entertainment here.
Information from the Mid Atlantic Shrine Motor Corps Association can be be found here.
Shuttle service to the VA Beach Convention Center will be provided by Venture Tours or the Convention Center shuttle. All coaches will have signs designating MASA shuttle. Please walk outside the hotel and wait on the sidewalk in front of the hotel. Coaches cannot stop on Atlantic Ave for an extended period of time! If you miss the shuttle, there will be another shuttle approximately every 15 minutes.
Complete shuttle information available here.
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 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to Midnight
Friday – 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (after parade party); 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Clean Up – 11 p.m. – Midnight
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.
Election of 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.
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 1.
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 from 9-5 p.m. on Thursday - Saturday.
Parade & After Parade 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.
The Colonel of the Units will provide line up information. Parade orders can be found here. 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.
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 2 p.m. 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.
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.
The event is scheduled for Friday, September 9 from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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.
Hell on Wheels Competition
The Hell on Wheels Competition is a timed obstacle course competition open to all nobles and ladies. It will take place on Thursday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Motor Corps Association Area of the Virginia Beach Convention Center parking lot off 19th Street. It is put on by the Mid Atlantic Shrine Association Motor Corps Association. There is a $5 entrance fee for each competitor. All nobles and ladies will use a provided cart. Nobles and ladies will compete in two separate divisions and the top two drivers in each division will receive awards at a luncheon in the Family Fun Experience at 206 16th Street, Virginia Beach. The lunch starts at 1:30 p.m. and is free of charge.
For complete information contact Weston Bedore at 860-874-7230 or send him an email.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m.
VIRGINIA BEACH NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach, 23456
Includes greens fees and cart, BBQ cookout lunch, and prizes. A temple trophy will be awarded at the MASA Beach Bash.
Registrations must be received by August 31, 2022
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Hilton Hotel, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA
6:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
$50 per person Casino Buy In
Food and Fun to benefit Shriners Children's Philadelphia!