VVA Chapter 1076
Henderson,Boulder City NV.

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MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

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MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

 

Executive Officers                                                 Directors                                    Election Committee

 

P President – John Scaduto                       P Donald Sacco                               P Dave Hugus

P Vice-President – Bob Lough                  P Louis Rothenstein                         P Donald Sacco

A Secretary – Tina Sansouci                      P Calvin Haggen                              P Richard Walker

A Asst. Secretary – Tom Walls                   P Neil Johnson

P Treasurer – Anthony Pinkard                A Mitchell Roach                                P Richard Walker – Chaplain

A Sgt.-At-Arms – Paul Scott                        P State Delegate – Dan Bounds    A State Delegate Alternate – Richard Keirn

 

1) Opening

a) Salute to the Colors By Lance Ryness

b) Prayer By Richard Walker

 

2) Roll Call of Officers By President Scaduto

 

3) Introduction of Guests: Michael's Angels Paws-Service Dogs, Stephanie Herkon-trainer; Noel and Nick Starks and dog Ace; John Edwards and dog Maggie; VFW-Rick Smith-One Hero at a Time Fish Fry Fund Raiser; Terry Burke-Sam's Club Community Events Coordinator; Daniel Peterson; Dennis Machala; Rick Sword; William Reed; and Allen Roller. Andrew LeDuc from Chapter 17, part of our Agent Orange Council.

4) Secretary’s Report

a) Motion made by Bob Lough

b) Seconded by Neil Johnson

c) Accepted as is.

 

5) Financial Report

a) Balance $19,713.05

b) Deposits $1,160.00

c) Expenditures $7,726.24

d) Totals $20,873.05

e) Ending Balance $13,146.81

f) Motion made by Bob Lough

g) Seconded by Dan Bounds

h) Passed as is.

 

6) Committees:

a) Agent Orange: I explained finalization of letterhead, business cards, banner and shirts. Neil updated on the meeting invitation by American Legion 2nd District Commander Joel Forman to speak on Agent Orange. Both Neil and Andy Leduc, Chapter 17, attended. All District 2 commanders were present making it a very positive connection. While at the post they were able to do two more presentations. DAV and Women’s Auxiliary.

b) Benevolence/Cemetery: Don indicated there were two funerals. Army and Navy.

c) Budget: Motion by Bob Lough to accept and second by Sterling Taylor. Motion passed.

d) Fundraising: Verified Albertsons 25th-27th, 9:00 to 5:00. Looking for a second store.

e) By-Laws: No comments from David at this time.

f) Gun Shows: Neil short update on the recent South Point Gun Show.

g) Election: David updated our election status for 2016. Feb of 2015 the Board voted two year term limits for the Vice-President and President. Both Bob Lough and John Scaduto are eligible for a second term in April 2016.

h) Historian: I have been organizing pictures and need to send out forms for members to submit pictures and bio.

i) Membership: Tom Walls still recovering. John requesting an assistant secretary.

j) Parade: Eugene Palmer not present. May be doing Veterans Day Parade Nov 11th. Chapter 17 trailer available. Liability form needed.

k) Public Affairs: Bob reminded us we have the Ho Olaule A Festival this weekend.

l) Special Events: Bob mentioned that Robert Serge had talked about the possibility of doing an event called Nam Jam. An event done in Arizona.

m) State Delegate: Dan has finished the requirements for running for a State Council position and is going to run. Next meeting will be in Tonopah.

 

7) Old Business

a) Update by Don Sacco on Chapter Activities Fund.

b) Status of purchasing underwear/socks for distribution at Veterans Service Fair on Wednesday, Oct 7. This is what we are giving away. Socks only.

c) Plans for Vietnam Veteran’s Day/Nam Jam 2016. Robert Serge investigating.

d) Joint Christmas Party will be with DAV and Purple Heart. Sunset Station

e) Other old business

 

8) New Business:

a) Volunteer protocol at fundraisers/events. Protocol list has been made but has not been reviewed by the Board. Slacks with the appropriate top should be worn.

b) Shriner’s Golf Tournament, Summerlin, October 17-25, 2015. We have 200 tickets at $30.00 each. Flyer to be sent out to the members. Tickets explained by Col. Olds. VP Bob Lough in charge.

c) VVA National committees we should have at the Chapter level. We should have subject matter experts in all major areas that affect veterans. Certification of some members as Veteran Advocates through the NDVS. (Lou)

d) Other new business. Donated Bronze Eagle to be raffled off for Agent Orange

Funds. 1 ticket for $5.00, 5 tickets for $20.00. Drawing Jan 9th, 2016, at Chapter 17.

 

9) Announcements

a) Reminder of 25th Annual Ho'olaule'a Festival September 12 & 13, 2015.

b) One Hero at a Time Car Wash on October 10, 2015, at the American Legion Post 40, 425 East Van Wagenen Street, Henderson.

c) Pizza Party at the Veteran’s Home in Boulder City, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00pm

d) American Legion Post 40 Filling out Claims Oct 9th.

e) Rick Smith, VFW Post 3848, One Hero at a Time Fish Fry Fund Raiser Oct 3rd, cost is $10.00.

f) One Hero at a Time, Oct 17th at Jokers Wild. Noon till 10:00 pm. Headling: The Fab.

g) Greaser's VFW Car Show, November 14th. Hoover Hotel.

h) Hat passed. $195.00.

i) Raffle winner Tony Pinkard. Turned his share back to the chapter.

 

10) Salute to the Colors by Lance Ryness

 

11) Meeting adjourned at 8:36 pm.

 

 

 

Submitted by Fred Hagenbeek for

Christine Sansouci

Secretary

 


 

MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 13, 2015

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

AUGUST 13, 2015

 

Executive Officers Directors

Election Committee

 

□ President – John Scaduto □ Donald Sacco □ Dave Hugus

□ Vice-President – Bob Lough □ Louis Rothenstein □ Donald Sacco

□ Secretary – Tina Sansouci □ Calvin Haggen □ Richard Walker

□ Asst. Secretary – Tom Walls □ Neil Johnson

□ Treasurer – Anthony Pinkard □ Mitchell Roach □ Richard Walker – Chaplain

□ Sgt.-At-Arms – Paul Scott □ State Delegate – Dan Bounds □ State Delegate Alternate – Richard Keirn

 

1) Opening: Meeting called to order at 7:40 p.m.

a) Salute to the Colors by Paul Scott

b) Prayer by Don Sacco

 

2) Roll Call of Officers:

 

a) Present:

John Scaduto

Bob Lough

Tina Sansouci

Tony Pinkard

Paul Scott

Donald Sacco

Louis Rothenstein

Cal Haggen

Neil Johnson

 

b) Absent:

Mitch Roach

Dan Bounds

Tom Walls

 

3) Introduction of Guests:

 

a) Jerry Thompson, USAF, Vietnam 1971 – 1972.

b) Randy Koenig, US Army, Vietnam April 1968 – June 1969.

c) Ken Kaneshiro, U S Army, Vietnam 1969 – 1970.

d) RIck Hillis presented Certificate of Appreciation to Chapter 1076 from “One Hero at a Time”. He also presented framed pictures of Specialist Bryan Jacobs taken at the ‘One Hero at a Time” ceremony.

 

4) Secretary’s Report

 

a) Motion to accept made by Bob Lough and seconded by Bob Serge.

b) Motion to accept Secretary’s report voted on by the membership and accepted.

 

5) Financial Report

 

a) Balance $14,993.82

b) Deposits $ 6,377.00

c) Expenditures $ 1,657.77

d) Totals $21,370.82

e) Ending Balance $19,713.05

f) Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report made by Bob Lough and seconded by Eugene Palmer. Motion to accept Treasurer’s report voted on by the membership and accepted.

 

6) Committees:

 

a) Agent Orange: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Pat Sakurai; Neil Johnson: They have put together notebooks and are ready to start doing presentations. Notebooks cost $45.00 to copy. Cards and donation pins are ready for distribution at the gun shows. Trial presentation to be sometime in September

 

Board of Director’s decided to donate $500.00 in startup funds to the Agent Orange Committee. Agent Orange will have their own separate account for Agent Orange funds in anticipation that they will become self-sustaining.

 

Possible balloon release at a later date was also discussed.

 

b) Benevolence/Cemetery: Don Sacco, Chair; Ken Vieth; Tom Walls; Dixie Thompson: Don Sacco reminded members of the services for homeless veterans at the Veterans Cemetery every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Don also mentioned the Veterans Home was in need of keyboards at which time Gerald Thompson donated one keyboard. Motion was made by Don Sacco to donate $425.00 toward the purchase of keyboards. Motion seconded by Jim Croft. Motion voted on by

Membership and accepted.

 

c) Budget: David Hugus, Chair; Anthony Pinkard; Cal Haggen: Cal Haggen stated that everything about the Budget is in the Financial Report distributed by Tony Pinkard.

 

d) Fundraising: Jack Constantine, Chair; Daniel Bounds; Eugene Palmer: Date of next fundraiser is September 25-27, 2015.

 

e) By-Laws: David Hugus, Chair: Nothing to report.

 

f) Gun Shows: Neil Johnson, Chair; Lance Ryness; Al Lopez; Fred Hagenbeek: Twelve people have signed up to volunteer at the Henderson Gun. There is another gun show on August 29-30, 2015, at the Cashman Center.

 

Neil Johnson and Paul Scott to be reimbursed $25.00 for the cost of 10 cases of water donated to the Vet Center at Stephanie & Warm Springs.

 

g) Election: David Hugus, Chair; Don Sacco; Richard Walker: As elections aren’t until April 2016, there was nothing to report at this time.

 

h) Historian: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Louis Rothenstein: Nothing to report.

 

i) Membership: Tom Walls, Chair; Don Sacco; Daniel Bounds: Tom Walls unable to continue as Assistant Secretary. Fred Hagenbeek is taking over Tom’s duties. There is a Life Membership price special of $100.00 from now until December 31, 2015.

 

j) Parade: Eugene Palmer, Chair; Cal Haggen; Jack Constantine: Eugene Palmer stated is going to meet with the General Manager at Mercedes. Eugene needs to know specifically how many vehicles and people will be involved. It was determined we will need three vehicles.

 

k) Public Affairs: Bob Lough, Chair; Richard Walker; Fred Hagenbeek: Bob Lough and Neil Johnson to get together for Agent Orange Awareness Month.

 

l) Special Events: Bob Lough, Chair: Hawaiian Festival, September 12 and 13, at the Henderson Pavilion on Water Street starting at 9:00 a.m. Chapter 1076 will have a table and set up will be on September 11. Volunteers needed for September 11-13.

 

m) State Delegate: Daniel Bounds, Chair; Richard Keirn (National VVA Convention): Dan went to the meeting in Reno. No one went to National meeting.

 

7) Old Business:

 

a) Update on ICE information: Paul has received 49 responses out of 108 possible responses. Process of obtaining this information is ongoing.

 

b) Update on Chapter Activities Fund: Don Sacco reported a total of $987.50 in the Chapter 1076 Activities Fund.

 

c) Status of purchasing underwear/socks for distribution at Veterans Service Fair on Wednesday, October 7: Board of Director’s decided the Chapter will donate socks at the Service Fair. The sum of $500.00 was budgeted for procurement of socks. We go a good deal from Goodwill and so far $445.51 has been spent on socks.

 

Neil Johnson also mentioned that if members had a coat in good useable condition that they wished to donate that they could drop it off at the VFW or at the next Chapter meeting.

 

d) Michael's Angels Paws will have a presentation with the three veterans and their dogs that the Chapter has sponsored. Presentation to be at the September monthly membership meeting.

 

e) Plans for Vietnam Veteran’s Day/Nam Jam 2016: March 29th of each year is Vietnam Veteran’s Day. Chapter 1076 would like to do a Nam Jam in 2016. Bob Serge discussed previous Nam Jams and what is involved with one. He is going to try to partner with One Hero at a Time. Currently in the preliminary stages of planning.

 

 

 

 

 

8) New Business:

 

a) Date set for December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the appreciation lunch at VA SE clinic

 

b) Andy LeDuc, VVA Chapter 17, presented Chapter 1076 with a plaque from National VVA Headquarters. Plaque was for most membership growth in the 25-50 member category.

 

c) Bob Lough mentioned the Shriner’s Golf Tournament in Summerlin on October 17-25, 2015. Chapter has sold tickets for the last couple of years. Tickets are $30 each and we keep the $30. Veteran’s tent will be set up on the ninth tee. Motion made by Bob Lough and seconded by Bob Serge that Chapter 1076 sell tickets for the golf tournament. Motion voted on and passed by membership.

 

9) Announcements:

 

a) Neil mentioned Palms Mortuary is holding a meeting to answer questions regarding what forms are required for a deceased veteran to receive a plot, a flag and a headstone.

b) Lou Rothenstein informed members of the VFW fish fry on October 3. Tickets for sale here for One Hero at a Time.

c) Lou Rothenstein informed membership of the Spirit of ‘45 show is this weekend, August 14-15 at the Silverton.

10) 50/50 Drawing: Total funds collected: $100.00. Winner of $50.00 was Eugene Palmer.

 

11) Salute to the Colors by Paul Scott.

 

12) Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

 

Christine Sansouci

Secretary

 

 

MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES JULY 9, 2015

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MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

JULY 9, 2015

[[Executive Officers Directors Election Committee

 

□ President – John Scaduto □ Donald Sacco □ Dave Hugus

□ Vice-President – Bob Lough □ Louis Rothenstein □ Donald Sacco

□ Secretary – Tina Sansouci □ Calvin Haggen □ Richard Walker

□ Asst. Secretary – Tom Walls □ Neil Johnson

□ Treasurer – Tony Pinkard □ Mitch Roach □ Chaplain : R. Walker

□ Sgt.-At-Arms – Paul Scott □ State Delegate: Dan Bounds □ State Alternate: Richard Keirn

 

Opening Ceremonies:

 

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the Colors by Sgt.-at-Arms Paul Scott.

Prayer given by Robert Walker.

Roll Call of Officers:

 

 

Present:

John Scaduto

Bob Lough

Tina Sansouci

Tony Pinkard

Paul Scott

Donald Sacco

Louis Rothenstein

Cal Haggen

Neil Johnson

Mitch Roach

Dan Bounds

 

Absent:

Tom Walls

 

Guests: Andy LeDuc and Don Leckburg from VVA Chapter 17. Richard Shear, USMC, Vietnam 1965-1966.

Financial Report

 

Balance $18,114.34

Deposits $ 1,536.00

Expenditures $ 4,656.52

Totals $ 19,650.34

Ending Balance $ 14,993.82

 

Motion made by Bob Lough to accept the Financial Report.

Motion to accept seconded by Paul Scott.

Financial Report accepted and passed as presented.

Committees:

 

Agent Orange: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Pat Sakurai; Neil Johnson: Neil Johnson reported they met with Chapter 17. Chapter 1076 will be sharing information with other veterans who are interested in Agent Orange. Kickoff meeting in September at Chapter 17 and another at Chapter 1076 a couple weeks later.

Chapter 1076 to be actively involved with sharing AO information at gun shows and fundraisers. Committee goals: (1) A seminar type presentation where information will be available on Agent Orange that concern the veterans; (2) Having direct information we can share with our members and other veterans; (3) A broad list of topics readily available for information; (4) People the veteran can talk to regarding filing claims; and, (5) Actual forms the veteran can take home and complete.

 

Benevolence/Cemetery: Don Sacco, Chair; Ken Vieth; Tom Walls; Dixie Thompson: Don Sacco reported there was one burial this morning at the Veteran’s Cemetery. He requested help with conducting the services. Don reminded the membership that services at the Veteran’s Cemetery are every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.

 

Budget: David Hugus, Chair; Anthony Pinkard; Cal Haggen:

Ice Cream Social at Veteran’s Home – Originally budgeted $100.00; actual cost $75.00.

Thank-a-Vet – Female veteran assisted with her current rent in the amount of $925.00 as approved by the Board of Director’s at their last meeting.

Expenses of $64.84 for Bob Serge’s hard drive; $275.00 allocated for Dan Bounds for travel expenses and the actual cost was $240.97.

Need membership vote for rehabilitation cruise for a veteran and his/her spouse budgeted for in October. Lou is associated with Special Forces Company who sponsors these cruises. Cruise is generally for amputee veterans that are recovering from wounds incurred in Afghanistan or Iraq. Cost is $2,580.00. Discussion followed regarding the rehabilitation cruise.

Robert Walker made motion to accept the budget and Tony Pinkard seconded the motion. Motion to approve passed and budget approved as presented.

 

Fundraising: Jack Constantine, Chair; Daniel Bounds; Eugene Palmer:

Jack Constantine: Fundraisers to be held July 17-19, 2015 at (1) Vons at Anthem Village and Eastern and at (2) Haggen’s on Anthem Parkway and Bicentennial. Hours for fundraiser are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In September, fundraiser locations are: (1) Haggen’s on College Avenue and Horizon and (2) Haggen’s on Boulder Highway and Lake Mead Parkway.

Possibility of Bass Pro Shop later in the year.

 

By-Laws: David Hugus, Chair: Nothing to report.

 

Gun Shows: Neil Johnson, Chair; Lance Ryness; Al Lopez; Fred Hagenbeek:

Upcoming gun shows:

August 1-2: Western Trails Gun & Knife Show, Henderson Convention Center.

2) August 29-30, Crossroads of the West Gun show at the Cashman Center.

3) September 5-6, Rocky Mountain Gun Show, South Point.

 

Election: David Hugus, Chair; Don Sacco; Richard Walker: Nothing to report as next elections are not until April 2016. Will not start planning for next year’s elections until September.

 

Historian: Fred Hagenbeek, Chair; Louis Rothenstein: Fred has been sorting through pictures and trying to arrange them in groups.

 

Membership: Tom Walls, Chair; Don Sacco; Daniel Bounds: Tom Walls is not going to be able to continue as the Assistant Secretary/Membership Chairman due to his health.

 

Parade: Eugene Palmer, Chair; Cal Haggen; Jack Constantine: The Heritage Parade in April 2016. Eugene will register Chapter 1076 for that in October. Not going to do the St. Patrick’s Day parade next year.

Chapter 1076 to participate in the Veterans Day Parade in November. Eugene will get all the information on the Veterans Day Parade prior to registering us. Also, there is a Winter Fest Parade in Henderson in December.

Transportation - He has contacted Mercedes dealership and will meet with the Manager to try to arrange transportation. Vehicles are for members who cannot walk.

 

Special Events/Public Affairs: Bob Lough, Chair:

Pacific Island Festival on September 12-13 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Col Olds got us a free invite last year. It is recommended we participate again this year.

Veteran’s Center has Wellness Management scheduled for July 23; Physical Fitness scheduled for August 8 and Employment scheduled for both August 27 and September 5.

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards Food Pantry will be distributing food bags on July 17. We need to let them know if we have anyone who is in need of a food bag.

If people have information on things the Chapter is doing to help people, let Bob know so he can get it distributed to the media.

Vietnam Veteran’s Day, March 2016: We need to start planning for it. Pat Sakurai stepped down as planner.

 

State Delegate Daniel Bounds, Chair; Richard Keirn

Tonopah meeting. Neil Johnson and Dan Bounds attended. Special elections for Sgt-of-Arms and Secretary. Dan defeated by one vote for Secretary. Bob Lough on the ballot for Sgt-of-Arms and he was defeated by two votes. Next State meeting is in October and after that in February.

Reno – Pre-convention meeting to the National meeting being held next week. It is not worth it to go to this meeting. They focused on resolutions and amendments that are going to be presented on the floor at the National Convention. National’s agenda is Agent Orange. The bills S901 and HB1769 are two bills before Congress and Senate right now. VVA is encouraging membership to contact your legislators and encourage them to vote for these bills.

Old Business:

 

Update on ICE information. (Paul Scott): Chapter 1076 has received 42 replies from the 108 members we have. Survey will continue to be e-mailed to members who have not sent in their information as well as the form being set out at each meeting.

 

Life After Active Duty. (Dave Hugus): Lou and Dave are supporting the Fashion Show at Town Square this Saturday, July 11, 2015 starting at 7:00.

 

NVAL Ice Cream Social at Veterans Home July 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. It was another successful event. The staff at the Veteran’s Home would like to have us host another ice cream social.

 

Donations needed to repair Chapter 1076’s flatbed trailer: Lance Ryness stated that after careful inspection, there is too much wrong with the flatbed trailer and it is not worth fixing. Estimated cost to repair is approximately $1500.00. New trailer would cost $1900.00. Bob Lough made a motion not to repair the trailer. Lance Ryness seconded the motion. Motion voted on by membership and was passed. Trailer will not be repaired.

 

Veterans Service Fair, Wednesday, October 7. (Status of purchasing underwear/socks for distribution at Veteran Stand-down.) (Mitch Roach): Neil Johnson will not have information on prices for another two weeks. He will have more information at the August Board meeting. Neil is also waiting for the Manager from Wal-Mart at Boulder Highway and Lake Mead Parkway to get information to him. It would require a special order be made but he may get a 10 pack for $1.05 a pack. John Scaduto mentioned Goodwill has a price of $2.99 for 6 pairs of socks. Veterans Service Fair is in need of hangers to display clothing. Organizers are looking for volunteers at the Service Fair.

 

Update on Chapter Activities Fund: Don Sacco stated our Chapter Donation Box had $880.50.

New Business:

 

Reimburse Robert Serge $64.84 for hard drive for blog. Reimburse Dan Bounds $240.97 for travel expenses to attend State meeting. Membership voted and approved above reimbursements.

 

Smile.amazon.com (Dave Hugus): If you purchase from Amazon, logon via Smile.Amazon.com and select your charity. They send one-half of a percent of your purchases. Thank-a-Vet is on the list.

 

Other new business:

 

 

 

 

Col. Olds reminded the membership of graduation ceremonies for the Veteran’s Treatment Court on July 16, 2015. He requested members who are available to come and support Tom Walls.

Paul Scott has acquired a new printer and monitor for Chapter 1076’s computer.

Lance Ryness requested old fishing poles so he can use them to put the U.S. flag on wheelchairs. He has had requests for the flags on poles at the various gun shows.

John Scaduto mentioned he can get 4 folding tables for $25.00 each. Motion made by Bob Lough and seconded to buy 4 folding tables for $100.00. Motion voted on by membership and passed.

Bob Lough – Big 5 Store has 10x10 Stars and Stripes canopy for sale for $69.00. Motion was made by Bob Lough and seconded by Chad Avery for the Chapter to purchase two of these canopies for use at fundraisers and other events. Motion voted on by membership and passed. Funds to be taken from Chapter Activities Fund.

Request for Assistant Secretary to replace Tom Walls made by John Scaduto.

Lou Rothenstein provided raffle tickets for the rehabilitation cruise. Prize is a $10,000 Harley-Davidson Special Forces one-of-a-kind motorcycle. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $20.

Fred Hagenbeek mentioned the Agent Orange Committee is hoping to have a raffle at our next meeting to fund Agent Orange literature.

Joaquin Medina discussed the information regarding Blue Water Navy and BlueWaterNavy.org

Announcements

 

Chad Avery informed the Chapter of various restaurants that offered military discounts: Claim Jumpers – 15%; Sonoma Cellars at Sunset Station - 20%; Freddie’s – 10%. Membership was reminded to check and ask for military discounts among local retailers.

Don Sacco mentioned that on August 1 there will be Purple Heart ceremony at the cemetery.

50/50 Raffle: The total for the 50/50 Raffle was $110.00. Jack Constantine was the winner of $55.00

Salute to the Colors by Sgt.-at-Arms Paul Scott.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Christine Sansouci

Secretary

 

 

 


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