I’m writing this on behalf of Robin Smith, our beloved former manager at the Rec Cen, who just submitted her intent to resign from the Rec as of the end of this month, after a wonderful 13-year tenure there. We all know that Robin has been the lifeblood of that facility for as long as any of us have walked through its doors - well, quite a bit longer than that. She’s blessed our hearts, taught us about safety and professionalism, and generally been an incredible human being to work for and learn from.
Her value to the Rec Cen and to all of us is immeasurable. While my hope is that the folks in the ESSR department will do something nice for her as she departs, I know that nothing could possibly mean more to her than something from all us, the people in whom she has invested so much of her time and energy over the years.
As such, we are raising funds to serve both her greatest love and her greatest need. Her first true love is travel, and she is currently facing some uncertainty as she cares for her mother. In that spirit, 50% of all the money we raise will go towards an American Airlines gift card for her make her way here and there; the other 50% will go to a Visa gift card for her to use as she pleases and sees fit.
Any and all contributions are welcome - whatever you’re able to give at this time is greatly appreciated. I would like all contributions submitted by October 15, to give enough time to get everything in order and sent out to her.
Upon contributing, please send me an email at [email protected] with (1) your name as you would like it to appear in a small scrapbook for Robin, (2) an attached picture you’d like to see appear in it, and (3) a passage (can be as brief or as long as you like) about what she means to you. These will be shared with Robin and Robin only - please address them to her (i.e. "My favorite memory with you is...")
Both the gift cards and the scrapbook will be delivered to her anonymously on our collective behalf. Please feel free to email me at the address above with any questions or comments as well. I will do my best to keep you all updated over the next few weeks.Much love & gratitude.