2018 Limerick Contest Entries

 
The President’s Mystery Committee Is active in parts of the city You wouldn’t think grand. But poets can land Wherever the image is pretty.
- John Hancock
Mr. Stokes shaved his head on a whim Because his afro was getting quite thin When news breaks, he’ll fix it No fake news, he skips it And puts a big smile on our chins.
- Steve Schneider
2018 Rotary Limerick Winner
 
 
There once was a fellow named Paul Who thought it would be FAIR to all If the TRUTH could help build The GOODWILL that helps yield FRIENDSHIPS . . BENEFICIAL to all!
- George Lathrop
 
There once was a Rotary chap Who was meeting a friend at the tap They toasted Paul Harris And a makeup declareth Then parted with a tip of the cap.
- Debbie Rauen
 
Our bell rings to honor each native For feats rarely deemed exploitative. I’d rather a gong to move things along for speakers not ever creative.
- John Hancock
There was a lass from Boston Who bought her pearls from Austin's She was stung by a bee Ran into a tree But the pearls; she never lost them.
- Dan Austin
Rotary 21 meetings can be so formulaic That some might find them archaic But With podium, bell and gavel And microphones that travel They are all part of our rich mosaic.
- Gary Stokes
 
For the members of Club 21 The meetings each Thursday are fun But it goes without saying With all that clapping and praying The business of giving gets done.
- George Lathrop
Rotary lunch is outstanding. The fund drive is sometimes commanding. It’s really quite nice, They put things in the rice That help me digest the demanding.
- John Hancock
There was a young gal from Boston She drove a foreign car named Austin There was room for her ass And a gallon of gas Her pearls hung out and she lost um.
- Dan Austin
 
My diet’s reduced to a number. Before each Rotarian slumber, I wish it would stop! At 18 a pop That’s pretty expensive cucumber!
- John Hancock
Linda Davis, a beauty quite rare, Has wit and brains under that hair Her reports from the street Are always complete And news anchors just can't compare.
- Steve Schneider
Your sales are not very well trackin’? Your cash flow could use some more backin’? Bring ‘em to lunch! Who knows?, just a hunch. The orange rolls are really lip-smackin’!
- John Hancock
Rotary 21 is the best Thanks to the four way test Our membership strong Our history long And always better than the rest
- Gary Stokes
There was a gal know for Tom Foolery It was said to be all buffoonery When put to the test She could prank with the best She would wear only Austin's Jewelry
- Dan Austin
 
John Hancock's a man amongst men, Named after a patriot's pen But though we complain Name That Tune is his game His piano wins out in the end.
- Steve Schneider
I was told to drink beer and to write A limerick for all to delight Include Rotary for sure Our intentions are pure I love Club 21 with all o’ my might
- Julie Kelsey
 
There once was a very young rotarian Definitely not one of the centurians Because he was young His colleagues thought him high-strung But truly he was just very usurious.
- Coleen Quisenberry
 
There once was a guy name of John From the podium he’d go on and on About Club twenty-one And all that we’ve done Three cheers he didn’t make us all yawn!
- Julie Kelsey
 
Now a word from the “broad” on Broadway She writes a new limerick each day Rotary asked for 48 And 47 you may hate But one winner she’s sure to convey!
- Linda Safford
My Rotary Club's 4 Part Test, Plus fine food...good talk... all the rest. On Thursdays at noon, Except during June, When fishing's the thing I like best.
- John Hanock
Now a word from the “broad” on Broadway She writes a new limerick each day Rotary asked for 48 And 47 you may hate But one winner she’s sure to convey!
- Linda Safford
 
Each night we rarely are nervous. We live where no one will hurt us. So give what you can. Help all understand. Rotary is a place of service.
- Josh Quisenberry
Those pray-ers, they’re sometimes a bore. Sincere, without doubt, but what’s more, is most of the time at the scene of their crime the Lord’s listening outside the door.
- John Hancock
 
Before each Rotarian snooze, I listen to most of the news Of projects and chores Both in and outdoors Get busy! What is there to lose?
- John Hancock
For the members of Club 21 The meetings each Thursday are fun But it goes without saying With all that clapping and praying The business of giving gets done.
- George Lathrop
All members of Club twenty-one Our focus on growth has begun From the rooftops please shout Everything Rotary’s about Bring your guests and join in the fun!
- Julie Kelsey
 
My Grandma and all her dependents Had spurts of extreme independence. They called their own tune Every Thursday, at noon, ’Cause Grandpa had perfect attendance.
- John Hancock
Four way tester was O’Lester Walking his talk as a Jester. Rotary Elixir drank he First mixed by O’Harris aged over 100 years Year upon year bester n bester.
- Ira Amstadter
 
 
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