District 5150 and Harbor Rotary of San Rafael 

THANK YOU

for making our 

BIKE & HIKE TO END POLIO NOW FUNDRAISER

 a wonderful success!  


 
 
Home Page Stories
We are very excited to welcome Mel Matsumoto to our Harbor Rotary family!  Your enthusiasm and energy are wonderful additions to our club, and together we can accomplish great things! 
#newrotarymember #growrotary
 
 
 

What a beautiful day to visit the Make A Splash summer swim camp, where high school students, organized by the Pacific Coast Marlins, teach children to swim.  Today was the camp's graduation day and we had the opportunity to see the wonderful swim skills that the children have learned.  Some swimmers showed us their swim stroke skills and others have progressed so much that they are ready for the swim team - wow!  The Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor is proud to support this amazing local organization where everyone benefits, the swimmers, the teachers and the Rotarians who have the opportunity to witness the fun in the sun!  Go team!!!!  See Harbor Rotarians with these wonderful instructors and for more information on this great group, please visit https://pcmlearntoswim.org/  
Please join me in honoring Jim Carriere, our Harbor Rotary member who recently hit a milestone. He has raised over $400,000 in funds for ShelterBox USA, an international disaster relief charity. This has earned him recognition as the organization’s top all-time fundraiser. ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to people affected by natural disasters or conflict around the world.
 
“ShelterBox would not be able to help so many families in need of shelter without the exceptional efforts of volunteers who have a passion for helping people in need,” said Kerri Murray. “Jim has truly gone above and beyond and his extraordinary service to raise funds for ShelterBox has resulted in hundreds of families receiving life-saving aid.”
 
Carriere, who is senior vice president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, has been involved with the organization for more than a decade. He served on ShelterBox USA’s board from 2010-2018, including service as board chair in 2017 and 2018.
 
For the last four years, Carriere has hosted a successful fundraising event for ShelterBox called Jimbalaya, in which he treats guests to cuisine from his hometown of New Orleans. In total, the event has raised more than $100,000.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he first learned of the organization through its connection to Rotary. ShelterBox is the official Project Partner of Rotary International in disaster relief. Rotarians are often the first point of contact for the ShelterBox Response Team when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster.
President Barbara Weldon Goes to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  Here she is at the Rotary Booth placing her Rotary Lego block helping to create the beautiful Rotary Lego Wheel.
 
 
 
 
Genie and Jeff Reynolds of San Francisco are the Grand Prize Winners of our 2019 Restaurant Raffle.  They are the lucky recipients of thirteen $100 gift certificates from Marin's finest restaurants including:
 
Arrivederci, Beso Bistro and Wine Bar, Buckeye Roadhouse, Chalet Basque, HopMonk Tavern, il Davide, In-N-Out Burger, Insalata's, La Toscana, LaVier Latin Fusion, Left Bank, Marin Brewing Company, Parranga, Perry's, Pizza Antica, San Rafael Joe's, Thep Lela Thai, and The Spinnaker.  The winning ticket was sold by Susan Lundy,
 
We had a banner year for our Raffle sales this year, raising more than $18,000.  We use this money to support local community projects and nonprofits, as well as international groups that work in developing countries.  Thank you, thank you very much to our generous restaurant sponsors and our wonderful friends who bought tickets.  
 
Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Judi Cooper attended the 4 Way Fest in Reno.   This author (Susan). felt as though I was singing the Girl Scout ditty:  "Make new friends, but keep the old...one is silver and the other gold".   It was good to enjoy the friendship of our own club and fun to visit with Rotarians from not only our area, but also Nevada, Northern CA, and East Bay.   
Pictured at the House of Friendship is Susan and her fellowship friend Becky (aka Linda) Regan.  They worked the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship booth.
Breakfast with Stan, Susan, Judi, and Stan's friend from Novato Sunrise.
Bev Shwert enjoying "after the convention" day in Reno/Sparks.
 
Cindy Stameroff left before we got a picture...but below are Greg Spellerberg and his Mom, Susan Lundy, and Steve Villa.  We served lunch on Mother's Day from 10:30 until 1pm,  Cindy, Steve, and Greg had to stand over the steam table for the hot meal but Susan "volunteered" for the dessert table.  She was the  most popular one there!  Over 150 plates were dished out to friends and families.  
The 2015-16 recipient of the Noushin-Sharif Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Sierra Murphy (no relation), graduated with honors and a triple-major from Arizona State University.  Representing Harbor Rotary at the ceremony was Past President Hugh Murphy (also no relation).  He is pictured below with Sierra.  Hugh writes: 
Following up on a wonderful weekend in Tempe, AZ.  Met Sierra's extended family and  her boyfriend.  Mom (Tina) saved Sara and I a seat with them and we had a great conversation with Tina and Sierra's grandparents.  Both grandparents are deaf (they had met at a school for the deaf in Berkeley) and Tina acted as translator.  Was cool to see Sierra, sitting down on the floor, communicate with mom and grandparents  using sign language. No need to shout. 
 
The only down side was that there were over 900 honors students graduating and each student was individually introduced and what their majors were.  Those basketball seats were very hard and when the last student was introduced she got a standing ovation.  I think she was surprised until she figured out why we were cheering (ha).
 
Sierra was one of 23 graduating students, out of 15,000+, who received bachelor degrees in three different majors.  Her final GPA was 4.1.  She is on her way to medical school next year.  And by the way she is a graduate of the RYLA program which she again mentioned to me how important it was to her for her self confidence in high school.  
 
Whether she is a future Rotarian or not, I am sure we will be hearing her name again in the years to come as either a preeminent neurosurgeon or cancer researcher.  
 
St. Vincent's kitchen was manned by four Harbor volunteers on Sunday, March 31st.  Rotarians pictured are, left to right, Stanley Green (International Service Chair), Brigette Waterbury (Community Service Chair), Jaimie Ortez (Public Image) and Cindy Stameroff (Club Treasurer).
President Elect Judi Cooper wore her Captain's cap and was proudly supported by almost half of her Club.  Immediate Past President Carola Detrick attended as new Assistant District Governor.  Jim Carriere attended to speak about SHELTERBOX USA.  President Barbara Weldon attended for final hints on Awards qualification.  Also attending were Cindy Stameroff, Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Hugh Murphy.
 
Pictured are, left to right, Barbara, Bev, Susan, and Judi.
The annual Shelterbox fundraiser is our alternative meeting this week.  Join us next week, January 29, back at Whistlestop and remember, February 5th we are looking forward to the Climate Change discussion.
John Bottari discussed the CA Employers Advisory Council, an organization which he leads as California President this year.  John covered information also available on their website, but personalized it with reasons an employer should join:
 

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is your connection to employment and workforce development information. The CEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. As the nonprofit, statewide umbrella organization for local Employer Advisory Councils (EACs), the CEAC:

  • Provides low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, and human resource practices through the local EACs.
  • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly.
  • Provides links between employers, EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level.
  • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them.
  • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups.
Then,  Daisy Batten spoke  of Diversity awareness.    Daisy is active in her college's diversity program and discussed how easy it is to judge people by first initial impressions based upon skin color, build, ethnicity, or other factors that blind people with stereotypical judgments.   Daisy presented a very timely "refresher course" for all of us to BE AWARE of diversity.

Marin Food Bank uses Harbor Rotarian's help!

Stan Green and Barbara Weldon are shown lifting a box of food  packed at Saturday's (Aug 18) Marin and San Francisco Food Bank event.  Stan was there in the morning representing Harbor Rotary and Barbara was there in the afternoon.  Sunday, Harbor Rotarians will be at the Bocce Ball event for Rotary.  Busy, Busy August!
 
An Open Letter from member Jim Carriere to us all:
I think I've shared that there is a ShelterBox Ambassador canoeing the length of the Mississippi River in hopes of raising over $250,000. In addition he can win another $50,000. Please see below, vote daily if you can, and share with friends. I'll provide details tomorrow and let you know how to sponsor a mile (or more) if you'd like to. 
 
Great news! Because of his paddle expedition down the Mississippi, ShelterBox volunteer Erik Elsea has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award. The $50,000 prize will go to the winner’s charity of choice!
 
Cast your vote (one per day) here: http://www.VoteForErik.com
 
The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. The judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
 
Learn more about Erik's Mississippi Expedition here:  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/expedition/
 

Jim Carriere

Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor

President, Harbor Foundation

July 25th was GRADUATION DAY for the 3-8 yr olds in the Canal area who learned water safety and how to float and beginning swimming at San Rafael High School.  We enjoyed the celebration and enjoyed the visiting afterwards!
Today  "What's Happening" calendars guru, John Benus, gave us tips about healthy living.  A brief summary in no particular order:  1. toothpaste is poison (read the label) so rinse three times  2. Four grams of sugar - 1 teaspoon, so one quart of low-fat yogurt is 15 teaspoons of sugar.   3.  Use soap to shave not areosol spray cans, then use aloe vera gel on your face, legs, etc.  4. Don't drink milk.  5. Chew well so your stomach can actually digest the food.  6. Ignore the "3 square meals a day" idea...eat the largest meal in the middle of the day.   7. Avoid gluten and avoid meat (chicken or fish okay but not red meat.  If you must eat red meat to survive, eat grass fed organic red meat).  8. Bike, jog, hike..and if you walk, make sure you are walking at 3 mph.  Do so daily.    Good ideas for us all and that was just a quick sampling of all the data he presented.
January 29, 2018, the San Rafael High School Interact members once again worked to cook and serve the homeless.  Showing up to help with clean up were our own two members, President-Elect Barbara Weldon (on the right) and President-Elect Nominee Judi Cooper (on the left).  THANKS, kids!
 
Home Page Stories
We are very excited to welcome Mel Matsumoto to our Harbor Rotary family!  Your enthusiasm and energy are wonderful additions to our club, and together we can accomplish great things! 
#newrotarymember #growrotary
 
 
 

What a beautiful day to visit the Make A Splash summer swim camp, where high school students, organized by the Pacific Coast Marlins, teach children to swim.  Today was the camp's graduation day and we had the opportunity to see the wonderful swim skills that the children have learned.  Some swimmers showed us their swim stroke skills and others have progressed so much that they are ready for the swim team - wow!  The Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor is proud to support this amazing local organization where everyone benefits, the swimmers, the teachers and the Rotarians who have the opportunity to witness the fun in the sun!  Go team!!!!  See Harbor Rotarians with these wonderful instructors and for more information on this great group, please visit https://pcmlearntoswim.org/  
Please join me in honoring Jim Carriere, our Harbor Rotary member who recently hit a milestone. He has raised over $400,000 in funds for ShelterBox USA, an international disaster relief charity. This has earned him recognition as the organization’s top all-time fundraiser. ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to people affected by natural disasters or conflict around the world.
 
“ShelterBox would not be able to help so many families in need of shelter without the exceptional efforts of volunteers who have a passion for helping people in need,” said Kerri Murray. “Jim has truly gone above and beyond and his extraordinary service to raise funds for ShelterBox has resulted in hundreds of families receiving life-saving aid.”
 
Carriere, who is senior vice president of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, has been involved with the organization for more than a decade. He served on ShelterBox USA’s board from 2010-2018, including service as board chair in 2017 and 2018.
 
For the last four years, Carriere has hosted a successful fundraising event for ShelterBox called Jimbalaya, in which he treats guests to cuisine from his hometown of New Orleans. In total, the event has raised more than $100,000.
 
A member of the Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor, he first learned of the organization through its connection to Rotary. ShelterBox is the official Project Partner of Rotary International in disaster relief. Rotarians are often the first point of contact for the ShelterBox Response Team when they arrive in a country that has been devastated by a disaster.
President Barbara Weldon Goes to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.  Here she is at the Rotary Booth placing her Rotary Lego block helping to create the beautiful Rotary Lego Wheel.
 
 
 
 
Genie and Jeff Reynolds of San Francisco are the Grand Prize Winners of our 2019 Restaurant Raffle.  They are the lucky recipients of thirteen $100 gift certificates from Marin's finest restaurants including:
 
Arrivederci, Beso Bistro and Wine Bar, Buckeye Roadhouse, Chalet Basque, HopMonk Tavern, il Davide, In-N-Out Burger, Insalata's, La Toscana, LaVier Latin Fusion, Left Bank, Marin Brewing Company, Parranga, Perry's, Pizza Antica, San Rafael Joe's, Thep Lela Thai, and The Spinnaker.  The winning ticket was sold by Susan Lundy,
 
We had a banner year for our Raffle sales this year, raising more than $18,000.  We use this money to support local community projects and nonprofits, as well as international groups that work in developing countries.  Thank you, thank you very much to our generous restaurant sponsors and our wonderful friends who bought tickets.  
 
Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Judi Cooper attended the 4 Way Fest in Reno.   This author (Susan). felt as though I was singing the Girl Scout ditty:  "Make new friends, but keep the old...one is silver and the other gold".   It was good to enjoy the friendship of our own club and fun to visit with Rotarians from not only our area, but also Nevada, Northern CA, and East Bay.   
Pictured at the House of Friendship is Susan and her fellowship friend Becky (aka Linda) Regan.  They worked the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship booth.
Breakfast with Stan, Susan, Judi, and Stan's friend from Novato Sunrise.
Bev Shwert enjoying "after the convention" day in Reno/Sparks.
 
Cindy Stameroff left before we got a picture...but below are Greg Spellerberg and his Mom, Susan Lundy, and Steve Villa.  We served lunch on Mother's Day from 10:30 until 1pm,  Cindy, Steve, and Greg had to stand over the steam table for the hot meal but Susan "volunteered" for the dessert table.  She was the  most popular one there!  Over 150 plates were dished out to friends and families.  
The 2015-16 recipient of the Noushin-Sharif Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Sierra Murphy (no relation), graduated with honors and a triple-major from Arizona State University.  Representing Harbor Rotary at the ceremony was Past President Hugh Murphy (also no relation).  He is pictured below with Sierra.  Hugh writes: 
Following up on a wonderful weekend in Tempe, AZ.  Met Sierra's extended family and  her boyfriend.  Mom (Tina) saved Sara and I a seat with them and we had a great conversation with Tina and Sierra's grandparents.  Both grandparents are deaf (they had met at a school for the deaf in Berkeley) and Tina acted as translator.  Was cool to see Sierra, sitting down on the floor, communicate with mom and grandparents  using sign language. No need to shout. 
 
The only down side was that there were over 900 honors students graduating and each student was individually introduced and what their majors were.  Those basketball seats were very hard and when the last student was introduced she got a standing ovation.  I think she was surprised until she figured out why we were cheering (ha).
 
Sierra was one of 23 graduating students, out of 15,000+, who received bachelor degrees in three different majors.  Her final GPA was 4.1.  She is on her way to medical school next year.  And by the way she is a graduate of the RYLA program which she again mentioned to me how important it was to her for her self confidence in high school.  
 
Whether she is a future Rotarian or not, I am sure we will be hearing her name again in the years to come as either a preeminent neurosurgeon or cancer researcher.  
 
St. Vincent's kitchen was manned by four Harbor volunteers on Sunday, March 31st.  Rotarians pictured are, left to right, Stanley Green (International Service Chair), Brigette Waterbury (Community Service Chair), Jaimie Ortez (Public Image) and Cindy Stameroff (Club Treasurer).
President Elect Judi Cooper wore her Captain's cap and was proudly supported by almost half of her Club.  Immediate Past President Carola Detrick attended as new Assistant District Governor.  Jim Carriere attended to speak about SHELTERBOX USA.  President Barbara Weldon attended for final hints on Awards qualification.  Also attending were Cindy Stameroff, Stan Green, Susan Lundy, Bev Shwert, and Hugh Murphy.
 
Pictured are, left to right, Barbara, Bev, Susan, and Judi.
The annual Shelterbox fundraiser is our alternative meeting this week.  Join us next week, January 29, back at Whistlestop and remember, February 5th we are looking forward to the Climate Change discussion.
John Bottari discussed the CA Employers Advisory Council, an organization which he leads as California President this year.  John covered information also available on their website, but personalized it with reasons an employer should join:
 

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) is your connection to employment and workforce development information. The CEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. As the nonprofit, statewide umbrella organization for local Employer Advisory Councils (EACs), the CEAC:

  • Provides low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, and human resource practices through the local EACs.
  • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly.
  • Provides links between employers, EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level.
  • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them.
  • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups.
Then,  Daisy Batten spoke  of Diversity awareness.    Daisy is active in her college's diversity program and discussed how easy it is to judge people by first initial impressions based upon skin color, build, ethnicity, or other factors that blind people with stereotypical judgments.   Daisy presented a very timely "refresher course" for all of us to BE AWARE of diversity.

Marin Food Bank uses Harbor Rotarian's help!

Stan Green and Barbara Weldon are shown lifting a box of food  packed at Saturday's (Aug 18) Marin and San Francisco Food Bank event.  Stan was there in the morning representing Harbor Rotary and Barbara was there in the afternoon.  Sunday, Harbor Rotarians will be at the Bocce Ball event for Rotary.  Busy, Busy August!
 
An Open Letter from member Jim Carriere to us all:
I think I've shared that there is a ShelterBox Ambassador canoeing the length of the Mississippi River in hopes of raising over $250,000. In addition he can win another $50,000. Please see below, vote daily if you can, and share with friends. I'll provide details tomorrow and let you know how to sponsor a mile (or more) if you'd like to. 
 
Great news! Because of his paddle expedition down the Mississippi, ShelterBox volunteer Erik Elsea has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award. The $50,000 prize will go to the winner’s charity of choice!
 
Cast your vote (one per day) here: http://www.VoteForErik.com
 
The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. The judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
 
Learn more about Erik's Mississippi Expedition here:  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/expedition/
 

Jim Carriere

Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor

President, Harbor Foundation

July 25th was GRADUATION DAY for the 3-8 yr olds in the Canal area who learned water safety and how to float and beginning swimming at San Rafael High School.  We enjoyed the celebration and enjoyed the visiting afterwards!
Today  "What's Happening" calendars guru, John Benus, gave us tips about healthy living.  A brief summary in no particular order:  1. toothpaste is poison (read the label) so rinse three times  2. Four grams of sugar - 1 teaspoon, so one quart of low-fat yogurt is 15 teaspoons of sugar.   3.  Use soap to shave not areosol spray cans, then use aloe vera gel on your face, legs, etc.  4. Don't drink milk.  5. Chew well so your stomach can actually digest the food.  6. Ignore the "3 square meals a day" idea...eat the largest meal in the middle of the day.   7. Avoid gluten and avoid meat (chicken or fish okay but not red meat.  If you must eat red meat to survive, eat grass fed organic red meat).  8. Bike, jog, hike..and if you walk, make sure you are walking at 3 mph.  Do so daily.    Good ideas for us all and that was just a quick sampling of all the data he presented.
January 29, 2018, the San Rafael High School Interact members once again worked to cook and serve the homeless.  Showing up to help with clean up were our own two members, President-Elect Barbara Weldon (on the right) and President-Elect Nominee Judi Cooper (on the left).  THANKS, kids!
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Secretary
International Service
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Speaker Chair
Youth Services Chair
Public Relations & Newsletter Chair
Harbor Foundation President
Harbor Foundation Treasurer
Community Service Projects
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 
 
 
 
Club Meeting Info

Business leaders working together to serve others above ourselves

Harbor Rotary

The Club that touches peoples' hearts.

We meet Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA  94901-3325
United States of America

Phone:
(415) 793-0446
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Speakers
Diana Lopez, HICAP Program Counselor and Educator
Oct 22, 2019 8:00 AM
Navigating Medicare

Diana works for HICAP, California's Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, and as a Patient Navigator with a specialty in Integrative Health. Diana supports clients with information and resources for basic needs and helps them navigate complex medical systems. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in India Studies from Sonoma State University where the program included studying Hindi and Sanskrit and writing in Devanagari. This eventually led her to become the director of Linguistic and Cultural Services Department at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.

 

By attending this presentation, participants will: 

 • Learn where to go and what resources are available if encountering challenges with Medicare

• Gain a working knowledge of changes to Medicare that may affect coverage 

• Learn about the most prevalent Medicare fraud schemes 

• Understand the roles of HICAP volunteers and the training required for becoming a counselor

Quinn Gardner, Emergency Mgr, San Rafael
Oct 29, 2019 8:00 AM
City of San Rafael Disaster Response & Emergency Management
TBA SG (Amigo)
Nov 05, 2019 8:00 AM
Dana Vangorder, Exec. Director, the Spahr Center
Nov 12, 2019 8:00 AM
Serving the LGBTQ and HIV Community
Canal Area Tour/Visit
Nov 19, 2019 8:00 AM
Details to follow
Celeste Mergens - Days for Girls International
Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Women & Girls Health
Food bank at Canal Alliance
Nov 26, 2019 7:00 AM
TBA
Crystal Chissell, Project Drawdown
Dec 03, 2019 8:00 AM
Project Drawdown identifies, reviews, and analyzes the most viable solutions to climate change
Susan Shloss
Dec 10, 2019 8:00 AM
Financial Discussion Evening Harbor Rotary Holiday party
Rotary event TBA
Dec 17, 2019 8:00 AM
Mr. Nan Su, Director of PR, The Epoch Times
Jan 07, 2020 8:00 AM
Wisdom and Humanity from Ancient Chinese Culture
Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery
Jan 14, 2020 8:00 AM
TBA
PDI Surgery Center TBA
Jan 21, 2020 8:00 AM
Maika Llorens Gulat, Executive Director
Jan 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Slide Ranch: Connecting Children to Nature
Phillip Snell
Feb 04, 2020 8:00 AM
TBA
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Hugh Murphy
    October 4
Join Date:
  • Hugh Murphy
    October 2, 2012
    7 years
  • Beverly Shwert
    October 8, 2012
    7 years
 
 
 
Club Meeting Info

Business leaders working together to serve others above ourselves

Harbor Rotary

The Club that touches peoples' hearts.

We meet Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Whistlestop Wheels
Jackson Cafe
930 Tamalpais Avenue
San Rafael, CA  94901-3325
United States of America

Phone:
(415) 793-0446
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
LatestPublishedBulletin
Bulletins
VenueMap
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