|Homie Paul Wallace's "Rotary Rap"|
by Schott, Brian
If you missed our 90th Anniversary Celebration, you missed member Paul Wallace's very memorable rap...
The picture of him "sagging" while delivering his Rap to his Rotary Homies probably won't be (at least shouldn't be!) posted to this website any time soon...
Now I ain’t no singer
but I got a zinger
I ain’t no poet
Don’t ya know it
Names pwall and I’m here to say,
Hayward Rotary’s here …in a big big way
Someone needs service?
We’re not nervous!
Been doing good stuff
for a lottsa years,
an just to tell the story
even got a High Gear.
Hunter hit a million bucks
for the Club Foundation
To build a better future
for the next generation
Mahoney built the stands for the Rodeo
While the cowboy rode his horse,
we fed the fans of course.
Roped the cow and rode the bull,
while all the fans got full.
Smith built a clinic for the kid’s health
Just so they could grow
and have a chance to make some wealth
Meirovitz knew the teeth needed care
So we added a dentist and a few dentist chairs
When the Clinic needed paint
The Club didn’t faint
Grabbed buckets and a brush
And we did the tough stuff.
When the kids needed a dictionary,
Wilma was the visionary
Gave one to all the kidz
gonna help ‘em pass their quiz
Built a tot park out on Mission
Based on Delaney’s vision
The things we did that day
allowed the kids to play.
Took a downtown blight,
Streeter led the fight,
Built Newman’s park
and gave the town a spark
When the sports fields needed repair
George Pacheco was there
With his field of dreams
George had the right scheme
Fixed the lights, fixed the fields,
Fixed the snack bar too
Now you gotta admit, that’s pretty cool
If you needed a computer and had no place to go
Avelar was the one in the know
If you needed the internet,
Mullins was your bet
You didn’t have to be a renter
at the Technology Center.
Sakai, Elkins and Cook,
gave the clinic a brand new look.
Just a little effort was all it took
Now we ain’t just local, we also went global
Pacheco went to Kenya,
bought a tractor, bought a truck,
just to help ‘em make a buck.
Then they learned to grow the food,
‘nough to feed the whole brood.
Smith built wells in Ghana
Now folks got wata
Lots and lots of smiles
This year with a little luck
Pam took your buck
Now you think that’s bad
Well it ain’t so sad
Cuz next year, Schott’s gonna grab lots!
Hayward Rotary’s still got lots to do …….maybe we’ll build a zoo. WORD!