End Polio Now - Council Resolution 2019-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker last week was none other than our very own, Leslie Thompson.  Leslie provided updates on the ministry in Israel that she is involved with.  Leslie is pictured above with John Kazor, LNR President.  Thanks for the information, Leslie!
Speaker - Leslie Thompson 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
We said welcome to our newest member last week in Tim Mercer.  Tim is pictured here with his sponsor, Bill Collins, and John Kazor, LNR President.  Welcome aboard, Tim!
New Member Induction! 2019-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
What a great speaker last week at Rotary in Jim Montgomery.  James Montgomery is an American former competition swimmer, four-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Montgomery was the first man to break the 50-second barrier (49.99) in the 100-meter freestyle,[1] at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he won three gold medals and one bronze (Wikipedia).  Mr. Montgomery gave our club his perspective on the preparation their team underwent during the Olympic Games.  He is the founder and owner of a local swimming school and promotes adult fitness through swimming.  Pictured above is Bill Collins, LNR Member; Jim Montgomery; and John Kazor, LNR President.  (Photo by Eyad Salloum)
Speaker 10-02-2019 2019-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Lewisville Noon Rotary and Lewisville Interact clubs were present this morning to pick-up trash along N. Garden Ridge Blvd. We collected enough trash to fill 5 (consolidated) garbage bags and spent about 45 minutes for this effort.  A big shout out and thank you to Mark Payne for championing this effort.  Service Above Self in action!
Adopt-a-Spot! 2019-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
Check out this video on M.A.D. Radio featuring John Kazor and John and Marilyn Pokorny about the End Polio Now campaign.  This precedes the Oct. 21 Lewisville City Council meeting where both clubs will receive a copy of a resolution from the mayor's office.
End Polio Now - M.A.D. Radio Interview 2019-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
We had a great speaker last week at Rotary in Lance Sumpter, Director of the Texoma HIDTA, an acronym that stands for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, meaning they have cooperate on 3 levels to combat the drug problem in Texas by considering prevention, enforcement and rehabilitation.  Thanks to Audrey Stansbury for bringing this great speaker to our club (pictured above Audrey Stansbury and Lance Sumpter).
Speaker 9-25-2019 2019-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
After many months and a number of rain-outs, we finally had the Rotary Clambake on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  Over the course of the night approximately 40-50 people came by and enjoyed the fun and fellowship.  Special thanks to Penny Glover and Stacey Miller for helping out in the kitchen and for all Rotarians and their families for attending.  May this is the beginning of an annual event?  If you think it should be, please reach out any of our board members to express your interest!
Clambake a Success! 2019-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
We had the chance to honor Lilliana from Lewisville High School! She was awarded Exceptional Student of the Month!! Shown with John Kazor, Buddy Bonner, her mom and her teacher.  Congratulations! 
Exceptional Student of the Month 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
We celebrated our first student of the month last Wednesday in the form of Kayla Rios.  Kayla is an amazing example of the student body at Lewisville High School and is graduating with honors this school year from LHS!  Pictured above is Dr. Jeff Kajs, LHS Principal and LNR member; Kayla Rios, and her father, Mr. Rios.  Congratulations for being selected as our amazing student of the month!
Student of the Month - Sept. 2019 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker for 9-18-2019 is Marc Moffitt, Senior Analyst for the Denton Central Appraisal District, brought to us by member and former school board president Mr. Joe Irick.  Marc informed the club on the history of appraisal districts in Texas and the overall process used to appraise property and how taxing entities in Denton County use those appraisals to assess property taxes.  He also reminded us of key dates in the process should a property owner elect to protest their assessment.  Pictured above is John Kazor, LNR President; Marc Moffitt, Jr.; and Joe Irick.
Speaker 9-18-2019 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker on 9-11-2019 was our very own Dennis Song.  Dennis and his wife, Kathy, own and operate a popular pharmacy in the area and have for several years.  Dennis always provides great information to our club and his insight helps keeps us all healthier! Thanks,  Dennis!  Pictured above left to right is Dennis Song, Kathy Song and John Kazor.
Speaker 9-11-2019 2019-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Clambake - Sept. 25, 2019 2019-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
What a great turnout last Saturday for our monthly Adopt-a-Spot.  Our club adopted the median that runs along the north and southbound lanes of N. Garden Ridge Blvd. from FM 407 to the railroad tracks.  We remove any trash found along the way and deposit in the dumpster behind the CVS Pharmacy.  We had so many folks turn out that we ran out of the safety vests we normally wear.  A special thank you to all our Interact students from LHS that showed up. It certainly made the clean up got much faster for everyone and we could all get back to our Saturday activities.  Our Adopt-a-Spot is part of 'Keep Lewisville Beautiful' and our efforts to continue to keep Lewisville looking great everyday!  Please do your part and deposit your trash or recyclables in an appropriate receptacle!
Adopt a Spot 9-7-2019 2019-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Members of our club recently held an ice cream social for the attendees of the Special Abilities of North Texas in Lewisville on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm.  We're not sure who enjoyed it more: club members or attendants!  A big Rotary THANK YOU to Blue Bell Ice Cream for providing the refreshments. Can you think of anything better on a hot, August afternoon?
Special Abilities of North Texas - Ice Cream Social 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Can you hear me now?  Thanks to Art Locke for bringing us last week's program by Dr. Liberio on 'Dealing with Hearing Loss'.  We appreciate the frank discussion on causes and treatments available. Pictured above is President-elect, Bill Lawrence; Dr. Liberio; and Art Locke, member.
Speaker - 08-21-2019 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Rick Tolhurst for receiving his blue badge at last Wednesday's meeting. Ric fits in very well with our club and is pictured above with our President-elect, Bill Lawrence!
New Blue Badge! 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
The photo was taken at the Saturday, August 17th Rotary Vibrant Clubs Workshop held in Aledo,Texas.  The citation flag was presented to District 5790 Rotary Clubs in recognition of their contributions to increasing awareness of Rotary work towards Polio Eradication.  Pictured above is LNR President John Kazor displaying the 'End Polio Now' banner as part of the presentation.  Well done, club!
Club Citation - 17th Vibrant Clubs Workshop 2019-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Bill Lawrence brought our program last week in the form of our own Denton County Judge Andy Eads.  Judge Eads and fellow Rotarian, provided us an update on items coming before the Commissioners Court and include such things as the upcoming budget and overall economic development.  Thank you Judge Eads for providing an enlightening program.  Pictured from left to right: Bill Lawrence, President-elect; Dawn Cobb, Community Relations Director; Judge Andy Eads, Denton County Judge; John Kazor, LNR President; and Shannon Joski, Director of Administration and Cross Timbers Rotarian.
Speaker 7-31-2019 2019-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker last week was once again, Dr. Michelle Martz.  Dr. Martz alerted members to the concerns of EMF (electromagnetic frequency) transmissions and their potential effect on the human body.  Thanks for the very informative topic, Dr. Martz!
Speaker 07-24-2019 2019-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Michelle Martz brought our speaker this past week in the form of the U.S. Secret Service.  Special Agents Ray Martinel and his partner discussed various methods of criminal activity that the Secret Service investigates including counterfeit currency and cyber-terrorism.  This presentation was quite enlightening and prompted several questions from the members.
Speaker 07-17-2019 2019-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
President John Kazor made a special presentation to member Jay in recognition of $6,000 made to the Rotary Foundation in support of various humanitarian causes internationally.  It's thanks to folks like Jay for making life easier for our neighbors in need around the world.  Thanks, Jay!
Another Milestone! 2019-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
LNR President John Kazor presented Gary Lewis with his certificate as a member of the Paul Harris Society and framed all his associated pins as a commemorative.  We appreciate all our society members and congratulate Gary Lewis on this amazing achievement!
Another Paul Harris Society Member! 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker last Wednesday was Matt Martucci, Public Information Coordinator for the City of Lewisville.  Matt provided an overview of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Texas Pop Festival that was first held in Lewisville during the Labor Day weekend in 1969.  A two-day festival is coming up on Aug. 31 - Sept. 1, 2019 at Lewisville Lake Park to celebrate this incredible event.  Two headliners who played in the original festival are scheduled to play this year: ZZ Top and Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to www.cityoflewisville.com.
Speaker 07-10-2019 2019-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Outgoing President Melissa DeWitt handed out some end of year awards at her final meeting to preside over the club including a special recognition to John Jennings for his many years of service to our club as our executive secretary.  Congratulations to Kyle Schlabach, Art Locke, and Jim Attrell.
Yearly Awards! 2019-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Foundation Chair, Joe Willard, made some presentations to the club on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, including our newest Paul Harris Fellow, James Kerbow.  In addition, Steve Griffin and Jim Attrell are Paul Harris Fellows in the + category and are Paul Harris Society members.  Well done, gentlemen!
A New Paul Harris Fellow! 2019-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
We heard a great presentation from Shala Shamiri on 'The Healing Power of Foods' complete with sample tea bags she provided to some members of the club. Shala's insight into the power of herbs and spices were very enlightening.
Speaker 06-26-2019 2019-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Once again, we had Tom Gionetti with the Institute for Policy Innovation speak to our group at last Wednesday's meeting.  Tom covered another "civics" lesson in discussing the 3 branches of federal government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.  Tom mentioned that it's his belief that the founders of our constitution feared that the judicial branch might eventually become too powerful if the other branches of government fail to maintain their proper check and balance.  Great discussion, Tom!  For more information, visit their website at www.ipi.org.  
Speaker 6-19-2019 2019-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Last week was our 'end-of-the-year' banquet at the MCL Grand Theater.  We had a great meal and celebrated the accomplishments of President Melissa DeWitt and her board of directors.  At the same time, we ushered in the new board headed up by John Kazor.  Above, President-elect Kazor introduces his board for the 2019-20 Rotary year.  We look forward to a new year and believe our club will only continue to do bigger and brighter things for our community!
New Rotary Board 2019-20 2019-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
The speaker last week was our very own Leslie Thompson.  Leslie provided a very moving slide show detailing a mission trip to provide necessary medical treatment to over 1,000 needy persons in Guatamala.  Leslie is pictured above with Melissa DeWitt, LNR President.
Speaker - Medical Mission to Guatamala 2019-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Grant Presentation - Special Abilities of North Texas 2019-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
LNR presented a check to another great non-profit, 'Winning the Fight' , an organization designed to assist families dealing with drug addiction with loved ones.  Accepting the check is fellow Rotarian Kathy O'Keefe pictured with Melissa DeWitt, LNR President, and Bill Collins.
Grant Presentation - Winning the Fight 2019-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Grant Presentation 6-05-2019 2019-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
We had a very informative speaker at last Wednesday's meeting.  Mr. Keith Martz, a science teacher at Briarhill Middle School.  Mr. Martz provided information on snakes in North Texas and what to do and not do when encountering them.  He brought some very special "guests" to share with us and was assisted by his daughter.  Thank you Mr. Martz!
Speaker 6-5-2019 2019-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
The club made a grant presentation to Communities in Schools of North Texas.  Accepting the award is Ann Pape Wilson, CEO, of CISNT.  Congratulations!
Grant Presentations 6-5-2019 2019-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Another grant presentation made on May 29, 2019 to CCA in the amount of $1,000.  Pictured above from left to right is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Stephen Hood, CEO/President of CCA; Deborah Higdon, Director of Fund Development; and Bill Collins, Grant Committee Chairman.
Grant to CCA 2019-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
The club presented another $500 grant to The First Tee of Greater Dallas.  Accepting for First Tee is Katie Harris (pictured above) between Melissa DeWitt, LNR President, and Bill Collins, Grant Chairman.
Grant Presentations 5-29-2019 2019-06-04 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker this past Wednesday was Lori Fickling, President of the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce.  Lori provided a short history on chambers and little about what the Lewisville chamber is doing.  As an added bonus, Lori gave the club an insight on life lessons she has learned including what her passions are: Faith, Family and a love for the work she does as the chamber.  Pictured above from left to right is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Lori Fickling, Chamber President/CEO; Corey Koif, Director of Programs and Events; and Lisa Vanatta, Director of Member Relations.
Speaker 5-22-2019 2019-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
One of the greatest parts of our Rotary Club is the ability to fulfill grant requests to a number of non-profits in the area.  At Wednesday's meeting, 5-15-2019, the club presented checks to PediPlace (Larry Robins accepting) and LEF (Connie Pelphrey accepting).  Bill Collins chairs the committee who reviews grant requests and arranges for representatives to come to a meeting to receive the donation.  Pictured in the first photo above is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Larry Robins, and Bill Collins.  Pictured in the next photo is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Connie Pelphrey, and Bill Collins.
Grant Donations 5-15-2019 2019-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

Guidelines for Speakers to the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club:

1.  The purpose of your presentation is to be educational and informative.

2.  Speakers are not allowed to campaign for any political office.

3.  Speakers may not advertise or promote their business or soliciting business from Rotary members.

4.  Speakers are not allowed to bring items to sell. 

5.  The club reserves the right to reject any potential speaker and/or topics based upon the topic being presented and if their vocation would conflict with vocations in our club.

6.  The club can provide a video projector and screen for the presentation.  A laptop or other media items are the responsibility of the speaker.

7.  Speakers is allowed approximately 20 minutes to present and should end no later than 12:50 p.m. to allow 5 minutes for questions.


Speaker Guidelines 2019-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
One of our very own Rotarians was our speaker on Wednesday, 5-15-2019.  Dr. Michelle Martz brought our program discussing her chiropractic and natural wellness practice.  She provided very insightful advice on nutrition and natural wellness methods and techniques prompting great discussion and thought.  Pictured above is Dr. Martz with a staff member and LNR President Melissa DeWitt.
Speaker 5-15-2019 2019-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Once again, Dr. Kajs brought us an incredible student of the month in Matthew Jimenez.  Matthew is especially dear to the club as he is the current president of the LHS Interact club.  Pictured above is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Dr. Buddy Bonner, LISD Assistant Superintendent; Matthew Jimenez, and Dr. Jeffrey Kajs, LHS Principal.
May 2019 - Student of the Month 2019-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Our speaker on May 8, 2019, was Rene Lackey, CEO of Amira's House, a maternity home for young women expecting a child.  This is a non-profit designed to teach life and parenting skills to young pregnant women in a Christian environment.  For more information, go to www.amirashouse.org.  Pictured above left to right is Leslie Thompson, member; Rene Lackey, CEO of Amira's House; and Melissa DeWitt, LNR President.
Speaker 5-8-2019 Amira's House 2019-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
The Lewisville Noon Rotary chartered a new Interact group on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the LHS Killough campus.  In a short ceremony, LNR President Melissa DeWitt presented the official charter to the new club along with a banner and their bell.  The ceremony was attended by 19 students, 2 teacher/sponsors and 8 Rotarians.  Who knows what seeds were planted this day in the minds of young students learning about Rotary and its commitment to community.  This Interact club is especially dear to the club's hearts as the school's namesake, Doug Killough, was a member of the Lewisville Noon Rotary Club.  LNR is affiliated with Rotary International with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world.  For more information, go to www.lewisvillenoonrotary.org.
Planting the Seed of Service! 2019-05-13 05:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Noon Rotary received recognition at the District 5790 Conference held on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Our club was cited as having 100% participation in 'Every Rotarian, Every Year', meaning that we average giving $100 each year per member Rotarian.  It's a great accomplishment and a testament to the leadership efforts by our Rotary Foundation Chairman and President-elect, John Kazor (pictured to the left above).  Melissa DeWitt, LNR President is pictured above presenting the banner to John Kazor.  Well done, John!
E.Y.E.R. Award 2019-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
We heard from our very own, Dennis Song, about CDB oil - what it is and what it's not.  Judging by the questions asked at the conclusion of his presentation, there is a huge interest in knowing more about CBD oil and its effect on the body.  Pictured above is Melissa DeWitt, LNR President; Kathy Song (Dennis' wife probably the boss at work AND home) and Mary Hunt, Dennis' store manager.  Thanks for the valuable information!
Speaker 5-1-2019 2019-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
Our very own Dr. Audrey Stansbury gave us a briefing on her amazing trip to Costa Rica to provide necessary dental care to approximately 80 persons over a 3-day period,  This mission was conceived by our sister club, Lewisville Morning Rotary, and their team did some amazing work in the name of Rotary.  Pictured above is Melissa DeWitt, President of Lewisville Noon Rotary, with Dr. Stansbury and she was able to present a club flag from Club Rotario San Pedro Curridabat to our club.  Well done Dr. Stansbury, 'Service Above Self'!
Speaker 4-24-2019 2019-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Our Vocational Service Award was presented to Shari Mayes, a teacher and mentor at Lewisville High School.  Ms. Mayes was named Teacher of the Year at LHS and is in the running for Teacher of the Year for LISD.  Pictured above is Melissa DeWitt, Rotary President; Ms. Shari Mayes, Award Winner; and Dr. Jeffrey Kajs, LHS Principal.
Vocational Award 2019-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
We are thankful that member Ric Tolhurst brought this program on spine surgery to us at last week's meeting.  The presenter explained various points regarding back pain and spinal alignment was of great interest to the club members present.  I know that posture and my particular table improved significantly during his presentation.  Pictured above is Melissa DeWitt, Rotary President; and Dr. Steve Tolhurst, spinal surgeon.
Speaker - April 17, 2019 2019-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Social
Enjoy getting to know your fellow Rotarians and their Spouses!
Food, Fun, Drinks and backyard games on Lake Lewisville.
Russ and Becky Kerbow’s House
2329 Clearview Ct.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Rotary Clambake! 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
On March 27, 2019, Mary Jennings brought our program on the 'Circle of Friends' and the upcoming 'Grand Ball'.  Rotary has participated monetarily and serves supper to students and parents for the past 25 years.  
Circle of Friends/Grand Ball 2019-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
2019 Grand Ball a Success! 2019-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
We celebrated yet another great student of the month for March in Erin Leal.  Erin is actually ranked #3 in her class of almost 1200 students who will graduate in May.  Pictured from left to right are Mr. and Mrs. Leal (Erin's parents); Melissa DeWitt, Rotary President; Erin Leal; and Dr. Jeffrey Kajs, LHS Principal.
Student of the Month - March 2019 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Dental Mission Team to Costa Rica
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lewisville Morning and Noon Rotarians, joined by local community members, depart for the Tirrases province of San José, Costa Rica to volunteer at a local health fair.
Our own Dr. Audrey Stansbury DDS is part of this team.
International Project
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Service Mission to Costa Rica Mark Payne 2019-03-08 06:00:00Z 0 International,Project
Lewisville Noon Rotary once again held its 4-Way test contest with area youth.  The Rotary 4-Way test of the thing members think, say and do are: 1) Is it the truth? 2) Is it fair to all concerned? 3) Does it build goodwill and friendship? and 4) Is it beneficial to all concerned?  Our contestants are typically speech students from Lewisville High School under the direction of Ms. Sally Squibb.  The competition is typically fierce and this year was no exception in the quality level of talent displayed at our Rotary meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 during the noon lunch hour.  Pictured below are the contestants:
From left to right: Melissa DeWitt, Rotary President; Uk Mang; Bridget Gilmore, Asyah Jiron and Buddy Bonner, Asst. Superindent of LISD and Rotary Club member.  Asyah Jiron was our winner of the contest and is eligible to move on to the District level to compete against other club winners.  Asyah received a $300 cash prize for her efforts.
Rotary 4-Way Test Contest 2019-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by William Collins on Nov 06, 2018
The Lewisville Noon Rotary Club Donations Committee is pleased to announce that the 2019 Charitable Donations Request Form is available for download
The Form is available as a fillable PDF Form and can be submitted by postal mail, email, and fax. Request Forms must be submitted by Wednesday, January 30, 2019 to be considered for donation disbursements in 2019. Form more information, click the Read More button.
2019 Charitable Donations Request Form is Now Available William Collins 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Seaman on Oct 25, 2018
Rotary has been supporting food pantries at Lewisville High School campuses for several years now and is pleased to add Durham Middle School as its newest Rotary Food Pantry campus!
Education Students
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Rotary Food Pantry Opens at Durham MS David Seaman 2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0 Education,Students
Posted on Jul 28, 2018
Due to recent rains, we have reschedule this great event for Friday, November 30, 2018. There is still time to register and participate, whether as a shooting sportsman or a sponsor. Don't miss this event!
This year, marks the 6th Annual High Noon Shootout Sporting Clays Fundraiser, so it's time to get back out and break some clays! Register today!
Join us for an afternoon of shooting sports fun, while helping us raise money for the many worthy local charities we support.

Whether you are an expert, avid, or new shooter, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Read more about the event or click below to go straight to the registration site!
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High Noon Shootout Rescheduled! Mark Payne 2018-07-28 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser
Have you ever wondered why the "Rotary Year" begins on July 1st?

The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.


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Rotary Year Starts July 1 Mark Payne 2018-07-17 05:00:00Z 0 International
Lewisville Does Pints for Polio Mark Payne 2017-09-27 05:00:00Z 0 Fundraiser
LEF Grant to Delamarter Mark Payne 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0 Education,Grant,LEF
Posted on Aug 25, 2017
Youth Exchange Student, Meritxell

Bienvenidos a Texas Meritxell!

Lewisville Rotary and District 5790
Welcome Youth Exchange Student

District Students Youth Exchange
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Mark Payne 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 5790,RYLA,Students
Belize Aquaponics Project Mark Payne 2017-08-14 05:00:00Z 0 5790,District,Grant,International,Project
Coach Odle on Farmer Pride Mark Payne 2017-08-07 05:00:00Z 0 LHS,speaker
Honduras Water Filter Project 2017 Mark Payne 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0 5790,International,Project
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