Knights of Columbus...Council 13467                                      P.O. Box 6793

St. John the Apostle: Virginia Beach, Va.                                                      Va. Beach, Va. 23456

In Service to One...
In Service to All


Knight of the Year

Tom Lundquist


Family of the Year

Jeff and Lenore Goodchild


Young Lady of the Year

Autum Ramos


Young Lady of the Year

Azelia Ramos


Young Man of the Year

Charlie Tamayo


Fr. Bader Scholarship Winner

Sarah Scharf


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If it has been a while since you talked to your Field Agent, or if you are interested in becoming an owner, looking to make a change to your existing policies, or perhaps start an annuity, long-term care policy, or even open a retirement savings account, please contact your Field Agent to set a meeting date.

SK Benjamin Salazar
Office: 757-495-1492
Cell: 757-399-3299

This page contains the latest news of interest to our members and as always - visitors are welcome. Included is the schedule of activities along with a link to the full council calendar.

Be sure to read the section titled "Latest News" as it contains the most recent information important to all members. We also include a setcion highlighting awards presentetd to members. Feel free to explore - there's lots to see, read and learn.

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Coming Events

A quick look at planned activities.

July 2018
Wed small-flag-pole  Independence Day
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sat State Organization Mtg
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sat 2018-19 Officer Installation, following 5:00pm Mass
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Tue Knights Nite Out, TBD
Tue kofc1-tiny  Admissions (1st) Degree
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall

Fri - Sun Stuebenville Conference
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary
August 2018
Sat Coast Guard B'Day
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sun Founders Day
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Wed cross-small (1K)  Assumption of BVM, (Holy day of obligation)
Council audit due
Thu Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Tue Knights Nite Out
Senior Citizens Day
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg.
STue kofc1-tiny  Admissions (1st) Degree


Monthly Challenge from the Supreme Chaplain

Posted by: Jack Shick
Each month, Archbishop Lori will choose a few lines from scripture from an upcoming Sunday liturgy and offer a brief reflection on the verses chosen. Then, he will call on all Knights of Columbus to live out a particular spiritual challenge related to those verses. The challenge allows Knights to put faith into action in their councils, homes, parishes and communities. It will help unite Knights from around the world, as they come to appreciate that their brother Knights globally are responding to the same challenge. July 2018

“The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’” (Gospel for July 22, Mk 6:30)

If we are honest, we know that we men are not that good at “coming away…to a deserted place” to “rest a while.” In fact we know that over 80 percent of us check our smart phone even before brushing our teeth in the morning, and spend time on it in the last hour before we go to sleep. Like the apostles, we focus on getting a lot done. But let’s imagine what would happen if we truly responded to the challenge of Jesus to “come away” to pray in solitude every morning, resting in His presence and holy Word. Jesus invites us to put first things first. Let’s take him at his word and make the changes we need to make.

Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori:
This month I challenge you to “come away” to a quiet place by praying at least five minutes a day, first thing in the morning before you check your electronic devices or turn on the TV. You will likely have stops and starts, but strive to be as consistent as possible. Secondly I challenge you to respond to Jesus’ invitation to “rest a while” by doing something truly restful on Sunday, the day of rest.

Feeding Children Initiative

Posted by: Buck Brownell
New Budgeted Item - Feeding Children Initiative with Virginia Beach City Public Schools:

Recently, St. John the Apostle Council 13467 learned of a direct need to help provide food for children from lower income/socioeconomic circumstances who leave their schools on Friday afternoons, only to return from the weekend hungry. Hence, we made a sizeable donation and it is now an enduring, budgeted Item for future years. Attached is an update about what our schools are doing during the summer months, in partnership with federal aid. Any brothers who desire to learn more, and how you can help, please refer to the following link:     Here's the link.

Calling on all SJA Knights of Columbus "Widows"

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Many times we lose track of our fallen Knights wives; they change addresses, phone numbers, and email ID's, etc. after their husbands - and our Brother Knights pass. Without accurate, current contact information it is impossible for us to remain in contact keeping the widows apprised of important gatherings.

We want you to know that you are, and always will be, welcomed at any and all of our SJA KofC social events.

Please let our Grand Knight or Deputy Grand Knight always know your contact information so that we can keep you informed of our events and outings. The Council's Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight change each July, but the current contact information for them is always available in the Parish bulletin. Please always feel free to contact either of them to ask if there might be an event (Council Christmas party, etc.) taking place or ask information about something you'd like to attend.

Remember, you are always welcome at the monthly Knights Night Out dining events held nearly every third Tuesday of the month at a local area restaurant, and if transportation is keeping you from attending please let us know so we can assist. Hope we get to see you at an event one day soon!!!

Food Distribution to Needy

Posted by: Jack Schick
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday we have an opportunity to help those less fortunate than us. Unsold food is being collected and distributed to the Sullivan House on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and the Judio-Christian Outreach Program on Sunday's.

We would like to have at least 2 volunteers each day to deliver the food items to one of these drop-off points. The process should take little more than an hour of so.

For more information please contact

Council Says Goodbye

Posted by: Buck Brownell
Our coiuncil has to say goodbye to one of our long term and most dedicated Brothers. Brian Avery and his wife Terri announced that they will be moving to Florida next month to start a new chapter in their lives.

The couincil said fare well to Brian following the business meeting (attended by almost 60 members) and honored him with a going away cake and well wishes from the Brothers.




All the Brothers in the council wish he and Terri a safe journey to their new home. They will be missed at the many ministries they participated in and St. John's.

Latest News

News of general interest to members
Most recent items of interest...

  • the bylaws have been updated to reflect the change in dues for 2018-19 and beyond.

  • We received a thank you letter from the Virginia Beach Education Foundation for our donation of $1000.00 to help support their "Beach Bags" food program for selected youth in our schools. There are no overhead charges in this program so the entire donation goes to food purchases. The council budgeted $500 and collected another $500 in a "pass the hat" opportunity. Many thanks to those able to contribute.

  • Our past Seminarian, Kyle O'Conner will be ordained on May 19, 2018 at 10am in Richmond. Contact for more information or if you would like to attend.

  • We are seeking a couple to serve as the ChairCouple for "Building the Domestic Church". Please contact the if interested.

  • Brother Roy Alther, who serves as the chairman for the annual blood drive reports that this years drive was a success in that they collected 42 pints of blood. Roy would like to thank all those who helped as volunteers and especially the blood donors themselves.

  • We had a guest speaker prior to the March Business meeting to answer questions about the Beach Bags Program. In case you didn't know it, this year the VB School Board & VB Education Foundation partnered to distribute approximately 500 of these backpacks to children in our community who are in distressed, economic conditions and in need of food. We contributed to this non-profit organization last year, and I'm glad to report that we passed the hat and collected over $500. Thank you all. The budget will be adjusted next year to include a line item for this worthy cause.

  • Please congratulate Brother Richard Paradis; he became an Honorary Life Member.

  • Coats for Kids - Advocate Tim Murphy provided coats to the following: Title 9 school W.T.Cooke Elementary, Wish foundation, and Catholic Charities.

  • Pro-Life Director Lew Cabral reminds everyone to join them in prayer every Monday outside Planned Parenthood because that is the day when the abortions are scheduled. 6:00AM to 7:00PM. Come whenever you can. SJA is there between 1:00PM and 2:00PM.

  • Thank You letter from KofC (Supreme) thanking or council for the $2,000 donation for U.S. Disaster Relief Fund.

  • GK Buck Brownell reminds us that all Associate Brothers are encouraged to review their insurance needs with our Field Agent to ensure they are doing everything they can to establish an effective safety net for their loved ones. The benefits of KofC Insurance Products are many. Encourage all brothers to consider scheduling time with our Field Agent, Ben Salazar. We need to focus on new insurance members in the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. Even the establishment of a $300 Annuity counts as an insured member. Encourage all brothers to consider an annuity as a savings vehicle if they do not already have one.

  • PFN Shawn Hutchings (Church Director) remids all of us to pray the Rosary daily. Second, The next Men's Conference will be on March 17, 2018 at Saint Bede's.

  • Bob Abbate is the General Agent for the Richmond Diocese and Ben Salazar is our local Field Agent. They have the responsibility to touch base with every Knight in our Council at least once a year for a review. You can help the process by calling them and pro-actively making an appointment. Be sure to take care of your responsibilities as a Catholic Gentleman to secure your family's financial future. The Abbate Agency provides free resources for financial planning. Please engage us and utilize our services. No account or need is too small. There is no charge to speak with the team at the Abbate Agency. Appointments can be made via the website and through links via emails.

  • From the District Deputy Jim Henry:
    • Greetings from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and State Deputy Mike Gasper!
    • PGK Andy Bair received the Columbian Award for the Council's Service Program.
    • VA was in the circle of honor
    • KofC distributed 88 Thousand Coats
    • 844 Ultrasound machines were donated by the Knights, with an average of five saved babies per machine, amount to over a quarter million babies saved by the Knights
    • Eucharistic procession on the boardwalk was amazing and a great success. Plan on attending next year.
    • Consider joining the Father McGivney Guild to promote his canonization. Venerable Michael J. McGivney was the founder of the Knights of Columbus

  • DGK Jack Shick discussed the promises of Our Lady of Fatima and encouraged all Knights to pray the rosary daily.

  • Ted Quinter proposed a new wall plaque be located in the front entrance listing the current years Knights and Families of the month, Young Man and Young Woman of the year.

  • The Officers have authorized the purchase of a color printer to be used at all events and ceremonies where the immediate printing of certificates etc. are required. An investigation and recommendation will follow.

  • Previous items:

  • The Wheelchair Program is in need of wheelchairs in working condition. If you have one or know someone who does please contact

  • Once again, Council 13467 is proud to receive the State Deputy's Award for 2016-17

  • KOVAR Chairman Art Hill announced that the council exceeded its goal by raising $7900 dollars in donations. Art sends his gratitudes to all those Brothers who made this possible.

  • Food for Families chairman, Brian Avery announced that we collected over 8,000 pomuds of food for distribution to the food panties.

  • Welcoming Committee - Resolution Passed to establish a Welcoming Committee. The Committee will focus on helping NEW Knights to get involved and feel welcomed, as well as encourage their progression from 1st to 3rd degree. Need 3-5 people and must be 3rd degree in good standing.

  • Whether at home or abroad, charity is our Order's first principle and the basis for all we do as brother Knights. It is the tangible way that we live out that spirit of fraternity and "missionary discipleship" to which Pope Francis has called us. Here are two good ways to lend your support:



  • Our council was awarded the "Top Gun" award. Congratulations to PGK Ted Quinter for his leadership in attaining this award.

  • Council was awarded the " State Deputy Award for 2015-16"

  • Council was also awarded the "Outstanding Council Website for 2015-16"

  • The SJA Degree Cerimonial Team is currently seeking someone to fill the slots for the "Cerimonial GK" and the "Team Captain"

  • The next time you attend mass, be sure to check out the display wall for our councill located just inside the main entrance of the school.

  • The Breakfast team is in need of 3-4 additional regular, early volunteers in the kitchen (6:00am). Once again please contact the Grand Knight or Deputy Grand Knight .

  • A perputual plaque has beed authorized listing all PGK's and will be displayed on the council wall area.

  • Brothers Ted Quinter and Andy Bair are soliciting membres to join them on the Admissions Committee. They would like to have a core group of 7 Brothers of which 3 would meet to conduct interviews on a rotating basis. The committee meets once a month to conduct interviews of prospective new members. Please consider spending an hour or less each month for this important task.

  • If you are heading a program or project that needs funding from this years budget. Please complete the proper forms and submit them to the Grand Knight prior to your event. The necessary forms can be found on the "Forms and Documents" page.

  • Doug Dykman is accepting donations of gently used clothing for both men and women to be donated to the "Beach House Program". Please be generous.

  • If you have any announcements or messages that you would like included in the Council Newsletter and/or Parish Quarterly Newsletter, please have them submitted no later than the month preceeding the publication of the newsletters.


Knights Nite Out

Posted by: Carl Koonce
June 16, 2018

Each month Brothers and their families gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. Our gathering place changes monthly and is always local.

This month we will gather atJose Tequila's Mexican Grill And Cantina It's located at 2101 McComas Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 . (see the map below)

To make sure the resturant has adequate seating for our group we need to provide a head count prior to the event.

Please email Carl NOT LATER THAN SATURDAY prior to the dinner.

Please RSVP with the number of guests you will be bringing.


Knight and Family of the Month - June 2018

Posted by: PGK Buck Brownell
Council 13467 is proud to announce the Knight and Family of the month

Knight of the Month

DD/PGK Jim Henry


Family of the Month

Paul and Sheila Moye


1st Degree Honoree

Brian Avery

Honorary Life Membership

Bill Hitchings


Assembly 1505 News

Posted by: FN Anthony Avery

Sir Knights and Ladies, the month of May ushers in a period when we observe several patriotic holidays…
  • Armed Forces Day ~ May 19th. We pay tribute to our men and women who serve in the United States’ Armed Forces.
  • Memorial Day ~ May 28th. We remember those who have died in their selfless service of the United States.
  • Flag Day ~ June 14th. We honor the United States flag and commemorate its adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.
  • Independence Day ~ July 4th. We gather and celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by the Continental Congress.

But did you also know, that in 1976 during our Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Liberty Bell was moved from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to a new home at the pavilion located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets, and that it was the Fourth Degree Assemblies of Calvert Province who donated the oak flooring for that pavilion from the Delaware Valley? A memorial plaque was placed inside the pavilion that stated, "The oak floor is presented to the people of the United States by the First Pennsylvania District - Calvert Province Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus May 16, 1976."

The Liberty Bell was once again moved to its current location and the pavilion was demolished. The plaque however is part of the building’s history and the National Park Service retained it as part of its archives. The Superintendent of the United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service noted in her letter to Former Vice Supreme Master, William M. Harper, dated April 14, 1999 "The National Park Service is grateful to the Knights of Columbus for its generosity and public spirit. Your donation made it possible for millions of visitors to see the Liberty Bell in a fitting context".

It continues to amaze me how steeped in our heritage and traditions the Knights of Columbus has been throughout the years. It astonishes me more to watch people allow fringe elements of society to dictate the dialog and agenda of today.

Event Chair Closeouts ~

Please start getting your paperwork and receipts together to submit your final closeouts for reimbursement no later than the Awards Picnic in June. The Faithful Purser and Comptroller need to closeout the books in preparation for the Audit in early July. Also, the Faithful Pilot will need to collect all Jewels of office at the June Awards Picnic.

Officer Nominations and Vacancies ~

During the April Business Meeting the Nominating Committee proposed the slate of officers for the upcoming fraternal year. Elections will take place at the May Business meeting. We are still missing a name for Pilot and Color Corps Commander, as well as Lector; while the latter two are not elected positions, we need them filled ASAP.

Assembly Shirts and Paraphernalia ~

Thanks to one of our very own new Sir Knights, Don Gordon, we finally have a vendor locked down for ordering Assembly Shirts and other gear. Some options now include a performance wicking Nike Golf Polo, Cotton Pique Polo with or without pocket, and a long-sleeve button down dress shirt. If there is something you are interested in, but is not on the order form, please get with Pat or Don and they will see what they can do.

To order shirts, please print the form that was emailed previously, or that you can pick up at a meeting and fill out both sides. One will be turned in with your order, and the other will be kept to verify completed orders for accuracy. Please note, no orders will be submitted without payment up front, make checks payable to: Safeguard. If you have any questions, please feel free eMai our POC SK Pat Savarese

USO Golf Tournament ~

The 2018 USO Warrior Classic Golf Tournament is on May 11th at NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Course. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM with 1st Tee Off beginning at 9:30 AM. There will be a picnic style lunch following play at which awards and door prizes will be presented. Prospective Sponsors and Players should go   here for additional information. There is a need for 10-12 members to serve on the day of the event to help run check-ins and monitor the on-course games. Please contact if avail and interested.

Upcoming Calendar of Events ~

May 2018 ~
  • 5th - Corporate Communion & Ladies Appreciation Dinner ~ St. Mark's ~ Social at 6:30pm & Dinner at 7:15pm
  • 11th - USO Warrior Golf Tournament ~ NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Course, 7:30am Check-in & 9:00am Shotgun Start
  • 21st - Assembly Officer's Meeting ~ Columbian Club at 6:00pm
  • 23rd - Assembly Business Meeting ~ St. Mark's / Council 10515 ~ Rosary at 6:30, Mass at 7:00 & Meeting at 7:30pm
  • 26th - Pungo Strawberry Festival and Parade ~ Details pending
  • 28th - Memorial Day & Gravesite Visitation ~ Fly the Flag
June 2018 ~
  • 11th – FY19 Calendar Planning Meeting at 7:00pm
  • 25th – Assembly FY19 Organizational Meeting and Officer Turnover ~ Columbian Club at 6:00pm
  • 27th – Assembly #1505 FY18 Awards Picnic ~ Columbian Club Pavilion at 6:30pm

Color Corps Commander ~

Thank you to those Sir Knights that helped provide Honor Guard for the Confirmation Mass held Friday, April 27th at St. Mark’s. Upcoming HG/CG events include:
  • CG/HG for the Ladies Appreciation Dinner at the Catholic Church of St. Mark on Kempsville Rd. Uniform is service regalia with sword, and showtime is 6:45pm.
  • CG/HG for the Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade, Saturday May 26th at the Pungo Coast Guard staging area. Gates open at 8 am, parade steps off at 10am. Showtime is any time prior to 9:30 am. Uniform is service regalia with sword. Breakfast food & drink will be avail. Santa Maria will be present for those unable to march.
  • Memorial Day grave visit Monday, May 28th after muster at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, adjacent to Ensenada Mexican restaurant. Showtime is 8 am for "tailgate coffee and donuts". Will depart at 8:45 am in 6 groups. Uniform is casual clothing, and is open to all Knights and family members, regardless of degree.
Color Corps Commander will be retiring on June 30th, if interested in being our Assembly’s next Color Corps Commander please contact us ASAP.

Vivat Jesus,
Anthony Avery, FN
Father Habets Assembly 1505


2017 Columbian Award

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Council 13467 was also honored to receive the "Columbian Award for 2016-17".

District Deputy Jim Henry presents the Columbian Award to PGK Andy Bair.


Happy Birthday

The next time you see one of these Knights, be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday.

04 - Vincent M Kapral
05 - Daniel R Atkins
05 - Adam R Perschau
06 - Robin M Parker
07 - John M Degenova
07 - Thomas H Gustafson
07 - John J Moriarty
07 - Patrick M Whalen
09 - Robert S Kolin
11 - Vernon J Krajeski
12 - Brian Kenneth Dempsey
12 - John P Killmeyer
13 - Frank M Guido
13 - Thomas W Hitchings
14 - Michael G Lemoine
17 - Carl W Koonce
17 - Stacey Pandeloglou
18 - Richard J Crowe
18 - Jonathan A Marvell
19 - David (Buck) W Brownell
19 - Robert J Lueken
21 - Aaron A Galvez
22 - Francis (Fran) Xavler Rodgers
23 - Robert A Catalano
25 - David Bruno
26 - Nicholas H Graham
26 - Gary R. Hamel
26 - Shawn J Hutchings
27 - David R Desimone
27 - John "David" Johnson


Boxtops For Education

Posted by: John Kummers
We are collecting "Box Top$", "Labels for Education" and Farm Fresh receipts.

These programs help St. John's school purchase additional supplies that are used to help further the learning process.

Please make sure to save these items and bring them to the monthly meetings. EVERY box top, label and receipt helps!

Check out all the products that can be used here ...

View the web site for more information.

The Farm Fresh program details can be found here ...

Website Awarded "Site of the Year"

Posted by: PGK Ted Quinter
Council 13467 was honored to receive the "Outstanding Council Website for 2015-16". The webmaster would like to thank all the Brothers of Council 13467 for their dedication and hard work that made this award possible.

2015-16-website-award (228K)


2015-16 State of the Council Report

Posted by: PGK Ted Quinter
At the Awards Dinner, outgoing GK Ted Quinter presented a informative recap of the Council's activities.

The entire report (in PDF format) can be read here. here.

Event Reports

Posted by: PGK Ted Quinter
Written Report for Business Meetings
Please provide written copies of your reports for each business meeting via email to the Recorder If possible this would be best done in advance. If not in advance, please submit to him by Friday of the week of the Tuesday business meeting. This facilitates much easier, faster, and more accurate compilation of the minutes. Also, please carbon copy and as well as the Program Director for your event. (Their email addresses can be found here.)

Activity Reports
In order to accurately record key information on each event/program we sponsor, all Program Directors or Event Coordinators are required to submit an Activity Report ...(sometimes refered to as an "After Action Report") as soon as the event concludes. The form can be found here. Download the PDF form, complete it and provide it to the Grand Knight and Executive Secretary >

Parish Breakfast

Posted by: Ray Kotwasinski
Third Sunday of Every Month, 8:30am–12:30

Cost is $6 ages 8 and up, Children 7 and under eat free

Come join us for a great breakfast and fellowship in the SJA School Cafeteria
- or -
lend a hand in the kitchen or dining room to help make it all happen.

Your SJA Knights of Columbus Council has changed the Parish Breakfast to include PANCAKES that started with the September Breakfast. The Breakfast in September was a HUGE success with the introduction of pancakes to their menu lineup. You are invited to come out and enjoy the next breakfast when pancakes will again be served with all the fixings!!!

The cost is only $6 and those under 6 and over 80 eat free! Breakfast will be served from 8 am until around 12:30 pm.

Winners of the FREE October KofC Breakfast are the Jim & Helen Novelli Family & Nancy Archiopoli & Family
  • Pancakes
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Bacon and sausage
  • Tater tots
  • Biscuits/gravy
  • Juice, coffee, hot tea
  • Donuts, fruit cocktail
  • and Friendship!
  • Bring your appetite, family, and friends!

    St. John the Apostle

    Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake our Saviour in the hour of His Passion. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus

    Here's a Link to a biography on Saint John the Apostle.

    St John the Apostle

    Food for Thought

    How 'bright' are you?

    While awake, the human brain can generate enough energy to power a light bulb between 10-23 watts.
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    Retiree's Philosophy:

    NEVER - put off till tomorrow ... what you can do the day after!
    Life isn't meant to be FAIR, ... it's meant to be LIVED!
    When you overcome problems, you build character.
    When you build character, you have hope.
    Never do in private - what you would not do in public.
    Thomas Jefferson

    When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
    Mark Twain

    It is an easy thing to be a nobody,
       but a very difficult thing to be somebody.
    Orsin Swett Marder

    It's amazing how someone can be a character  -   without having any.
    And remember this -
       Always be yourself!
          An original is always worth more than a copy.




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