"the times they are a-changin'"

Karen Pauley Steps Down as TPF President

Come gather around people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
(The Times They Are A-Changin' lyrics © Bob Dylan Music Co.)

As of the 7th November 2016 Karen Pauley has officially stepped down as President of the Perl Foundation. Replacing Karen at this present time will be long standing Perl Foundation member Jim Brandt

So that is how it is officially announced and let’s quickly move away from such formal tones for the rest of this article.

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