To the extent that we experience discrete moments in our life that result in changes (large and small) this is one of those for me:
[Blogauthor's first name],
Congratulations. The PRT committee just met and voted unanimously for renewal, which in this case means tenure. I am required to notify you within 7 days of our vote so I have attached the notification letter. The letter that goes to the dean is not due until December 9. You will get a copy of that letter when it is transmitted to the dean.
[PRT Committee Chair]