December 11, 2018

Washington Rotary Christmas Party

Washington Rotarians gathered at the Lone Pine C C for an evening of fellowship, good food and holiday cheer for our annual Christmas party.
Mike Pecosh got the evening started with his (becoming a tradition) holiday poem.
It was a comfortable, relaxed evening filled with joy and love and good Rotary feeling.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the club,
Rotarians were serving, not resting like schlubs.
Brad at his store, and Kathy with lawyers
And Urams putting large trees in their foyers.
The Burroughs weren’t nestled all snug in their beds;
There was art to be made from the thoughts in their heads.
Lars Lange with his father, that fine German feller,
And all of the lawyers at Peacock and Keller.
They’re all volunteering, all doing their best;
Just look at our East, how ‘bout our two Wests?
Bill Price presidential—but not domineering,
And Tripp Kline rebelling (when not auctioneering).
A cash bash, a trash grab, and solar suitcases,
We’re out ringing bells with smiles on our faces.
Too busy to serve?  Not Dorothy and John,
They’re giving out dictionaries ‘til they’re all gone.
And Gist with his tickets, and Shirley with dollars,
And Dave Hart giving out Foundation “hollers.”
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Richard Podgurski and a quest he held dear.
“Call Andy and Brandi--a pavilion needs fixing!
Tell Erin and Ellen—she’s whiskey a’mixing.”
More rapid than eagles Rotarians came,
John and Tom Northrop of publishing fame.
Now! Drewitz, now! Dandoy, now! Piszczor  and Wicker,
On! Hopper, on! Mesler, on! Lemley and Ecker.
“But how shall we do it?” asked Liz with a frown,
“There’s a lot of hard work that needs done in this town.”
Susan Priest had a thought that was more than just fleeting,
“We’ll have Santa Claus speak at our Rotary meeting!”
“Santa to Rotary?  No, way!” thought Mike Minder.
“But we’ll ask Christy Rowing—can anyone find her?”
Phil Rush said he knew him, and Morrow did, too.
So they called up St. Nick, and to our meeting he flew.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
Just like Joe Manning when he used to fight fires,
Or John Quayle the Fourth (our favorite umpire).
Our meeting was packed—and oh! was it merry.
Bob Hollick was there, and so was Hillberry.
Gisoni, and Kulla, and even Tim came,
And yes, Mary Jo (of “Sex Lady” fame).
Judge Thomas Gladden, and Sninsky and Reese,
And Ambrose and Marsh—no way in the least.
Dave Moore and Lisa (but there’s no relation),
And Sue Price was walking!  What great elation!
There was Bill A., and Michelle R., (both now retired),
All came to hear Santa and what he desired.
“Repair that pavilion!” said Claus with a whistle,
And away we all flew, like the down of a thistle.
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
But we heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
“Service Above Self, and to all a good night.”
Merry Christmas!
Mike Pecosh
Washington Rotary
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
W & J College, The Commons
60 S. Lincoln St.
Washington, PA  15301
United States
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