March 20, 2018
Dear Penn families,
Thank you for all of your kind emails and texts. As most of you have noticed, my name was not on the ballot for returning as President next season. I had chosen not to be considered for reelection.
Penn Aquatics has been like a second home to me the past 11 years, and I have truly loved the position of President the past two. It gave me energy, passion, and the wonderful opportunity to work with so many great people. I sincerely enjoy the work and purpose I feel volunteering for our team. I loved seeing your children smiling, having fun, and competing. I loved helping new families get started in the sport of swimming. I cherish the relationships I have made with many of you and hope to continue them. Thank you all for the support, hard work, and most of all for the fun that you have contributed to Penn Aquatics. Thank you for bringing your children to PENN and entrusting our organization to help develop them not only as swimmers but as kind, respectful, and responsible people.
Thank you to all of the board members the past two years who have helped and supported me and PENN in many ways. We have been through a lot together, working for the benefit of all the kids.
Getting to know all of our amazing coaches has been absolutely great. My sincere thanks to all of them for their dedication and perseverance in coaching our kids. You are valued more than you know.
Thank you Rich for being my right hand and sometimes left too. For being there hours on end with me for this team, for everything you bring to this team.
The past two years we have made many positive changes and there are many more still in progress. I am sure that with the many great families, the wonderful coaches, and the new board members transitioning shortly, Penn Aquatics will continue to grow and be strong and move forward towards the vision it has.
I will be around the pool until the end of March, then a little
break for track and lacrosse. I'm sure I'll see many of you over
the summer, but I am always available if anyone wants to chat, or
meet for coffee or food!
Lawtoncharlene@gmail.com or 267-987-0460
Hope to see many of you at the banquet on April 22nd!
Love, fun, friendship, and good swims,