Tree Planting Anne Marie Studer 2020-11-23 10:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving lunch for all Anne Marie Studer 2020-11-09 10:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day October 24th Anne Marie Studer 2020-10-02 10:00:00Z 0

Polio Plus Bike Ride

Wailea, Maui Sunday 9/6 8am - 9am.  Allan took on the challenge of riding for Rotary International END POLIO NOW efforts. The POLIO PLUS program supports global efforts to eradicate all infectious diseases including COVID-19. It is vital more than ever today that we raise funds to support this world wide program. All funds raised will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which means your donations will be tripled. 

Ronelle also joined and walked the route with friend Jaham. Congratulations to all of them for their generous efforts in fundraising for the POLIO PLUS program. We are all very proud of you.

Thank you. https://raise.rotary.org/Allan-Bondergaard/challenge

Polio Plus Bike Ride Anne Marie Studer 2020-09-08 10:00:00Z 0

Baby Rhino named Maui in honor of Rotary Club of Maui

Earlier this year when we first adopted a Rhino, Esmerelda, we learned that she was expecting a baby in July. We decided that we would adopt her baby too and went through the formal proceedings. Weeks later, we got news of the arrival of a baby boy, who was named Maui in honor of our club. Here is an excerpt from the email from Francois du Plessis at the Rhino Foundation, South Africa:
     
     "South Africa was hit by two extremely severe cold fronts during the month of July. Temperatures dropped to below zero at the conservation and this is really unusual for us. The extreme cold led to a lot of problems for our rhinos especially the mothers giving birth and the newborns. This stretched our resources and we worked very long hours. The covid crisis led to a massive increase in poaching activities and due to the budget cuts that we had to implement it just added to the pressure and long hours. I am happy to report that we did not lose one single rhino to illegal poaching during this time.
 
Thank you so much for your generous contribution in adopting Esmerelda’s baby, and showing such faith in us even before the birth.  Time for the good news!
 
Esmerelda gave birth to a very healthy baby boy on Sunday 26 July 2020. It was very difficult to get the pictures of her and the baby as she was very aggressive after the birth and we had a very small time slot to get the pictures. The first picture was taken in the first two hours after the birth and the second was taken a few hours later. The whole reserve was on notice that if any of the security personel noticed a rhino going into labour in Esmerelda’s crash we were to be notified immediately. Luckily a reaction group was on routine patrol when the call came in.
 
Both Esmerelda and her baby are thriving. Honoring The Rotary Club of Maui and thanking you for your kind and generous contribution we decided to name the baby Maui. The baby’s name was duly registered and updated in the official stockbook required by our government.  Thank you again so much for everything."
 
It is so touching to know that as a small club on Maui, Hawai'i, we can make a big difference in protecting the endangered Rhino population for more generations. Please join with us in this celebration, because we all share in the successes of all Rotary Clubs. Together we can and do a difference in lives of people and the environment we live in around the world. Thank you for all that you do. Mahalo
Baby Rhino named Maui in honor of Rotary Club of Maui Anne Marie Studer 2020-08-06 10:00:00Z 0

Rebalance, Refresh with Rotary

Rebalance, Refresh with Rotary..........the 3 R project.
Our new governor for Hawaii, Naomi Matsuno was concerned about the stress of COVID on our community including our Rotary Members. She with Lynn Goya, and Bridget Bongaard, brainstormed to launch a program once a month where Rotarians can gather and learn new concepts for stress reduction, including meditation, QiGong for enhancing lung function, Gardening as a stress release, Healthy energy drinks, and more. Each month 3 or 4 different Rotarians present their ideas to share. This upcoming month we have: how to do a vision board to fix your inner goals, Uncertainty and how to deal with this, Aromatherapy for relaxation and more.. Tune in for these sessions at 5pm the first Friday of the month. Naomi usually sends out an email with the Zoom ID and password a week before the session is due.
Rebalance, Refresh with Rotary Bridget Bongaard 2020-08-06 10:00:00Z 0

Na Hoaloha Grant

Rotary District 5000 generously matches funds that each local club raises. Rotary Club of Maui had a soft spot for the kapuna served by Nā Hoaloha here. Nā Hoaloha provides compassionate care to seniors and those with disabilities to help them to remain independent and to enhance their quality of life. This wonderful organization provides services for elders such as shopping, providing transportation to pick up medications, or go to medical appointments. They also help grocery shop, and are a life line for these fragile kapuna who fiercely want to remain independent. It was our delight to use our clubs yearly grant to support the Na Hoaloha group, and for our members to choose them as our monthly service project by supplying gift cards to local stores for other needed items. Click here to find out more about Nā Hoaloha.
Na Hoaloha Grant Bridget Bongaard 2020-08-06 10:00:00Z 0

Rhino Adoption

Our club, The Rotary Club of Maui supports The Rhino Foundation. 
 
Rhinos are a critically endangered species. South Africa is home to 80% of the world’s rhinos. Every 8 hours a rhino is killed in South Africa. In the next 6-8 years it is highly likely that all wild rhinos will be extinct.  The Rhino Foundation is an independent, registered non-profit local conservation organization, situated in the Bushveld province of Limpopo, South Africa. They care for and protect more than 1800 rhinos in Southern Africa (that is 20% of the entire world’s white rhino population). No rhinos under their care and protection have been poached (the illegal killing of rhino for their horn) for the past 3 years.  All the rhinos under their care and protection are wild free ranging rhinos and not kept in small enclosures. Their African Rhino Conservancy (ARC) project breeds almost 20% of all new white rhinos born in the world. They also have a rhino orphanage that currently cares for 49 rhino calves.

Their focus areas are:

  1. Sustainable rhino conservation

  2. Disruption of criminal networks

  3. Rhino care and wellness

  4. Education and awareness

  5. Strategic relationships & engagement

  6. Scientific development and research

They believe that the only way a species is saved from extinction, is if there are more births than deaths.

Due to the current Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic gripping the world, donations from the donor community have severely decreased. This has placed these 1800 vulnerable and critically endangered rhinos and orphans under immense pressure. Please contact Francois Du Plessis  francois@therhinofoundation.com for more information on how you support the efforts of the Rhino Foundation.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Anne Marie Studer Bondergaard

Rhino Adoption Anne Marie Studer 2020-07-07 10:00:00Z 0

Passing the Gavel

Bridget Bongaard, 2019 - 2020 Club President passes the gavel to Heather Mueller 2020 - 2021 on Saturday 6/27/2020.
Thank you Val and Steve Spence for hosting the event. There was a silent auction which raised $200 towards community projects. Thank you Bridget for your service and dedication and good luck to Heather taking over during the challenge of COVID-19 world pandemic. Pupukahi i holomua. Translation: Unite to move forward.
Passing the Gavel Anne Marie Studer 2020-06-27 10:00:00Z 0

Then came COVID19

February 2019 was last of service projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume our community service projects following guidelines from the health authorities. Until then, stay safe and wear a mask. If you need a mask contact Anne Marie at 808 633 2472 or anniequilts4u@gmail.com. Mahalo
Then came COVID19 Anne Marie Studer 2020-04-01 10:00:00Z 0

Maui Adult Day Care Centers Annual Caregivers Walk

Maui Adult Day Care Centers Annual Caregivers Walk

Maui Adult Day Care Centers provide a social, therapeutic, memory care, daytime
program for frail, elderly individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related
forms of dementia , as well as, for adults who are physically and/or mentally challenged.
Maui Adult Day Care Centers provides support throughout Maui County to family caregivers by offering monthly support groups, quarterly workshops and ongoing support counseling.

The money raised will...

  • ✓  Help support the Weekday Programs , Saturday & Sunday Respite Programs ,
    Sun Downing /Friday Night Social Program & the High-Functioning /Intergenerational Program located at the Ocean View/Nisei Veterans Memorial Center.

  • ✓  Help to keep the cost to families and caregivers to a minimum .

  • ✓  Assist with the continuation of MADCC monthly caregiver support groups , quarterly workshops & counseling sessions.

  • ✓ Help provide funding for MADCC scholarships for those individuals in financial need.

Thank Brian, Laura, Allan, Bridget, Ronelle and Anne Marie for participating. Looking forward to the walk in 2021

Maui Adult Day Care Centers Annual Caregivers Walk Anne Marie Studer 2020-02-29 10:00:00Z 0

Hale Kau Kau Feed the Hungry

Hale Kau Kau Feed the Hungry Program at St Theresa's Church, Kihei, HI
January 2020 Service Project - volunteers with Father Terry at St. Theresa's Church Hale Kau Kau, Feed the Hungry Project. With smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts, we served 57 meals to the community.
Hale Kau Kau Feed the Hungry Anne Marie Studer 2020-01-08 10:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Ring the Bell Anne Marie Studer 2019-12-14 10:00:00Z 0

Keālia Pond

Keālia Pond

National Wildlife Refuge | Hawaii

Beach/Pond Clean-up

Saturday November 23, 2019, Rotary Club of Maui’s monthly community project was to clean up a small area of this beautiful wildlife refuge. The club volunteers were guided by 2 park officials and together we collected several large garbage bags of trash. Many items were blown off the beds of pick up trucks such as cooler lids, plastic storage container lids, bottles, old tires and even carpet. It was a good day for this project as the area is normally underwater but the rains had not yet arrived to filled the dry ponds. After the group enjoyed shaved ice at nearby Ululani’s Shave Ice on S. Kihei Road. This was a very rewarding project, being outdoors with a lovely group, knowing we’re helping to take care of the land and animals for future generations. Please join us again this year, we’ll post the event here on our website. 

Keālia Pond Anne Marie Studer 2019-11-25 10:00:00Z 0
Hale Makua Make over completed! 2019-11-22 10:00:00Z 0

School Supply Drive for Teachers/Keiki

Posted by Bridget Bongaard, MD on Aug 12, 2019
 
Rotary Club of Maui On the Move!
 
As our first Service project for the Rotary year 2019-2020, our club members banded together with neighbors, to start a Back to School Supply Drive for Teachers and Keiki in Need in conjunction with Sarah Sorenson of Wishing Well. We added to our first collection drive with a second one organized by Shareen Sekoya, and had over 88 different items including 24 backpacks, 33 boxes of crayons ( and more types art supplies), calculators, over 100 notebooks of all sorts, paper, hi-lighters, an area rug for children to gather on, hand sanitizers, construction paper, whiteboard, glues, pencils, pens, folders, and in all....88 different types of supplies!! Sarah will come to our Rotary Meeting this Wednesday to meet us to say thanks, and talk about students and teachers in need.
 
 
School Supply Drive for Teachers/Keiki Bridget Bongaard, MD 2019-08-12 10:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Maui supports Teachers in School Supply Drive 2019

Posted by Bridget Bongaard, MD on Aug 04, 2019
 Rotary Club of Maui School Supply Drive
Shareen Sekoya, Brian Moto, Laura Rosenthal, Heather Mueller step up and man the table!
Other Club members serving but not in photo: Zoee Crowley, Ronelle Esty, B. Bongaard
 
We kicked off our July 2019 year of service with a drive to provide much needed school supplies to our Maui Teachers and their students by pairing up with Wishing Well a nonprofit group who collects supplies year round then gives them to teachers who distribute in their class rooms to children in need. Our club started with personal donations and neighborhood drives through "Kula Next Door" whose neighborhoods opened their hearts and sent items through Amazon, or drop offs for the project. A huge amount of supplies was then given to Sarah Sorenson of Wishing Well to distribute to the teachers in need at our schools on this side of the island. Our Rotary club then wrapped up with a collection at Office Max ( many thanks to the great staff there for supporting our Ohana) yesterday August 3rd, and collected more supplies from great hearted people coming to shop. One lovely lady stopped at our table, asked who these supplies were going to and on learning the mission, she softly said...…." I was one of those keiki" and donated a load of supplies....What an example of paying it forward and keeping the goodness rolling for others.
 
We are proud to serve as the Rotary Club of Maui. 
Mahalo to all!!

Rotary Club of Maui supports Teachers in School Supply Drive 2019 Bridget Bongaard, MD 2019-08-04 10:00:00Z 0
Cyprus Steve Spence 2018-07-18 10:00:00Z 0

Hale Makua Paint Day

Posted by Steve Spence on Apr 30, 2018
Hale Makua is a center that serves our whole community and needs our care.  When Maui Club was forming ideas for 2017-2018 projects Anna Mayeda suggested that the center really needed a refresh on the activity rooms.  We decided that new paint and new side chairs would be a great project for our matching grant money.
All the Central Maui clubs put forth the effort to make this happen.  Wailuku club bought all the paint.  Kahului club, Upcountry club, Maui club provided the volunteers brushes, and rollers.
Hale Makua staff did a fantastic job of prepping the large, two room space so Saturday morning April 28  we hit the ground running.
Flatbread pizza donated lunch for the crew.
It from 8 am to 4 pm but it got done!  Great team/community effort.  Here is Doctor B at work.
 
 
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FOOD BANK DRIVE 2017 KAHULUI SAFEWAY 2017 2018-01-15 10:00:00Z 0

Lending a helping hand locally

Posted by Shareen Seykota
After his mother died Ronden Smith-Marras has raised his 4 siblings on his own.  The Rotary Club of Maui was able to apply for a grant to pay for school supplies and uniforms to start the school year.  Shareen took the family through Office Max and Target to pick up needed items.
Lending a helping hand locally Shareen Seykota 2017-08-09 10:00:00Z 0
We are Moving Locations this WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2nd Only Valorie Spence 2017-08-01 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs of Maui All Island Induction of President Steve Spence 2017-07-01 10:00:00Z 0
LUMERIA our new location for Wednesday noon luncheon meetings Valorie Spence 2017-07-01 10:00:00Z 0
RELAY FOR LIFE 2015/2016 2016-07-07 10:00:00Z 0
IN WITH THE NEW-OUT WITH THE OLD (More ways than one!) Valorie Spence 2016-06-30 10:00:00Z 0

FLATBREAD PIZZA BENEFIT NIGHT

Posted by Steve Spence on Jun 28, 2016

Please join us and invite all friends and family to enjoy Flatbread Company Paia, famous for their pizza, on Tuesday June 28th from 5 pm to 9pm. All flatbread pizzas sold that evening will contribute to the Rotary Club of Maui’s benefit amount. 

Please mark your calendar and bring a friend for a fun evening and good food.  Visit with those of us staffing the Rotary table!  Be sure to thank Steve Spence and Kayla for their hard work setting this up for our club.

A special thanks to the Flatbread Company, the Paia restaurant specifically, and the management team for their dedication to community service in our beautiful island home.

 
 
FLATBREAD PIZZA BENEFIT NIGHT Steve Spence 2016-06-28 10:00:00Z 0

MAUI STAYCATION DRAWING WINNER!!!

And the winner is:  Ed Fujinaka!  Thank you all who donated and made this a huge success for our Rotary Club of Maui Fundraiser.  This $4,000 will fund our youth, community, and international service projects for the 2016/2017 Rotary year! We are so grateful to Joe Sugarman for donating the estate, Chris and Jeannette Kasin for the Private Chef event for food, supplies, cooking, and serving up to ten at the staycation, and Wailea Wines for the wine pairings to Chris's amazing culinary creations.
MAUI STAYCATION DRAWING WINNER!!! Valorie Spence 2016-06-01 10:00:00Z 0
Leilani Farm Animal Sanctuary Clean Up Project Valorie Spence 2016-05-14 10:00:00Z 0

2016 WHALE WATCH FUN-RAISER

Posted on Feb 28, 2016
Our Whale Watch Fun-Raiser was a spectacular day on the water.  The most whales we have ever seen on a whale watch!  Shareen brought fabulous snacks.  Great Day.  Thank you all for supporting our Rotary Club of Maui.
2016 WHALE WATCH FUN-RAISER Valorie Spence 2016-02-28 10:00:00Z 0

International Peace Day Celebration

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Rotary Club of Maui had a table sharing Rotary with all walking through Queen Ka'ahumanu Center celebrating International Peach Day.  Great entertainment was featured all afternoon and evening.  Big thanks go out to Steve Spence for the help setting up and breaking down as well as Shareen Sakoda who graciously staffed the event with your president.  Great to share Rotary with so many in our community as well as share the successes and ongoing work with Polio Plus.
International Peace Day Celebration Valorie Spence 2015-09-29 10:00:00Z 0

Big Day at the Rotary Club of Maui

Posted on Sep 14, 2015
Wednesday September 9th was a memorable day at our club.  Our District Governor Del Green graciously came to our meeting to meet and welcome our representatives from the Rotary Club of Sendai.
 
 
 
Big Day at the Rotary Club of Maui Valorie Spence 2015-09-14 10:00:00Z 0
Welcome our New Member Kristen Levitt Valorie Spence 2015-09-09 10:00:00Z 0
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New Meeting Site

Posted by Valorie Spence on Aug 30, 2015
Welcome Rotarians, Friends, and Guests to the Rotary Club of Maui.  We have moved back to our original location at the Maui Country Club in the upstairs meeting room.  The address is 48 Nonoha Place, Paia, Hawaii 96779.  We meet every Wednesday at Noon.  Please join us for a delightful lunch from Chef Sean Christensen.  Lunch is $20 and includes entry, sides, dessert, tea and ice water.  
New Meeting Site Valorie Spence 2015-08-30 10:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Maui Retreat at Sugarman's Estate on May 5th, 2013 Sylvia Ho 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Maui Retreat at Sugarman's Estate Brian Moto 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Maui Retreat at Sugarman's Estate on May 5th, 2013 Sylvia Ho 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Maui News_GSE Team from Poland District 2230 Sylvia Ho 2013-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
GSE District 2230 _ Maui Visit Sylvia Ho 2013-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive on Sunday, April 28, 2013 Brian Moto 2013-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Food Drive on Sunday, April 28, 2013 Brian Moto 2013-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Spleaker_Ted Clement_April 25, 2013 Brian Moto 2013-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Michael Reiley Brian Moto 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Mary Wagner Brian Moto 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of new member Mary Wagner Brian Moto 2013-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Visit to UH Maui Culinary Arts Brian Moto 2013-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service Project: Paukukalo Beach Clean Up on Feb. 16, 2013 Bob Upton 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service Project: Paukukalo Beach Clean Up on Feb. 16, 2013 Bob Upton 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Community Service Project: Paukukalo Beach Clean Up on Feb. 16, 2013 Bob Upton 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

Community Service Project: Paukukalo Beach Clean Up on Feb. 16, 2013

Posted by Bob Upton on Feb 15, 2013
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Thank you to Inez (our newest club member!) and her granddaughter Allyson, Don and Diane, and Robert and his wife.  
With two other volunteers from the community, we managed to fill a good part of Don Reeser's truck with ocean debris and trash picked up along the shoreline.
Community Service Project: Paukukalo Beach Clean Up on Feb. 16, 2013 Bob Upton 2013-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Brian Moto 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of New Member Brian Moto 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0

Fine Wines & Love Bites

Posted by Valorie Spence on Feb 13, 2013
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Great food, generous wine selections and warm hospitality!

Thank you Valorie and the Spence family for a memorable occasion!

Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fine Wines & Love Bites Valorie Spence 2013-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Kmart, Kahului Bob Upton 2012-12-08 00:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 75 Years of Service Above Self

Posted by Shareen Seykota on Nov 12, 2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012, 4:30pm to 9pm

Rotary club of Maui invites you to our 75th anniversary celebration and thanksgiving feast.

We give thanks and gratitude for all that we have and all that we can share.

Please contribute your favorite thanksgiving gourmet dish.

BYOB and bring a friend or loved one.

Elan Vital 's Home: 111 Ahuwale, Makawao (Haleakala Hwy to Makani 1st left on Ahuwale)

Contact: Shareen Seykota, 808-572-5790

mauishareen@gmail.com

Celebrating 75 Years of Service Above Self Shareen Seykota 2012-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

School Supply Drive

Posted by Bob Upton on Jul 14, 2012

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Our next service event is coming up in August.
Our Rotary team will collect donations of school supplies for needy children.

Location: Kahului Office Max.
Dates: Saturday August 4 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday August 5 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Islandwide Rotary Food Drive on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Kahului Safeway Bob Upton 0
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Security and Integrity of Your Data

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Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.
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