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Join us for the Phoenix Rotary 100 Club Meeting on Friday, March 1st

Who knew an O’Connor had such a great sense of humor!
Please join us at our Club Meeting on Friday, March 1st at 12pm - Embassy Suites. Join Rotary100 for our annual O’Connor Humor Day in honor of our Club President in 1977-78, John J. O’Connor III.  President John was the master of jokes, good and bad, and we celebrate with John and Sandra Day O’Connor’s family and in memory of his service. 
 
Fellow Rotarian Sam Thumma, Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, will entertain us along with three of his colleagues: Judges Jennifer Campbell and Kent Cottani and Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Jim Knapp. In President John’s honor, they will share some of the funnier happenings at the Courthouse. In addition, we are excited to note that we will be joined by this academic year's John O'Connor Fellowship recipient ASU Law student, Crispin South. 

The Honorable Jennifer B. Campbell was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, on April 27, 2017, by Governor Douglas Ducey. Judge Campbell graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2002. She began her legal career at the law firm of Mounger & Campbell, PLLC, in Travis County, Texas. Upon moving to Arizona, she practiced civil and real estate litigation with the law firm of Vakula & Kottke, PLLC, in Prescott. Always wanting to explore the practice of criminal law, she worked for the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office and eventually started her own firm—The Campbell Law Firm, PLLC. In 2011 she was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve as a judge on the Yavapai County Superior Court, Division Two.  While on the trial bench, she presided over criminal initial appearances, mental health, civil, domestic, criminal, and probate cases. She was also tasked with presiding over the weekly Verde Valley Early Disposition Court and both juvenile and adult drug and DUI courts.  While on the bench, Judge Campbell—in partnership with the Adult Probation Department—created a new, more responsive probation program called Project S.A.F.E. in an effort to hold people placed on probation more accountable.Judge Campbell was the president of the Yavapai County Bar Association, the Northern Arizona Chapter of Arizona Women’s Lawyers Association, Arizona Judges Association, Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals and sits on various other statewide committees.

Kent E. Cattani has been a judge on the Arizona Court of Appeals since April 1, 2013.  He earned his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986 and worked in private practice in Phoenix until joining the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in 1991.  As an Assistant Attorney General, he represented the State in over 200 cases, arguing more than 95 cases in state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.  Additionally, he provided testimony regarding criminal justice issues to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and he worked with the Arizona legislature and the Arizona Justice Project, as well as other stake holders, to address criminal law issues.  At the time of his appointment to the court, he was serving as Arizona’s Solicitor General, overseeing civil appeals, criminal appeals, and capital litigation for the State.

Judge Cattani was elected Chief Judge in 2021, and he served as Chief until July 2023.  He currently chairs or participates in several committees, including Arizona’s Forensic Science Advisory Committee and the federal government’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees.  He is a frequent presenter locally and nationally on a variety of criminal law and forensic science topics. 

James R. (Jim) Knapp was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 2022 and is currently assigned to family court. Before becoming a judge, Jim served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Section Chief in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He graduated from ASU law school and clerked for Judge Sheldon H. Weisberg at the Arizona Court of Appeals. In his free time, Jim enjoys mountain biking, reading, and playing music.

The meeting registration fee is $50 and includes lunch. Register by clicking here and selecting Register Now. Please register by 5pm - Monday, February 26th, 2024. If you miss the deadline and plan to attend, please email rotary@rotary100.org (there is a $5 late fee). Any cancelations after this time are non-refundable.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Take Flight 2024 Social & Butterfly Online Silent Auction

Participate in one of Phoenix Metro’s most impactful community events!

Create…an original art design on a large/medium/petite crafted metal butterfly. The Phoenix Rotary 100 club will supply the butterfly, a stipend, and a commission for your work.

Inspire…the artist in all of us. Your butterfly will be on display to the public at the Shemer Art Center prior to the Take Flight 2025 Social and Butterfly Online Silent Auction.

Empower…people/families experiencing homelessness and youth art programs. Proceeds from the butterflies will benefit community organizations dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the homeless epidemic and a wide variety of Rotary Community Service Projects.

Take Flight 2024 is a community service initiative led by Phoenix Rotary 100 to raise awareness about homelessness. Butterflies represent transformation and people in situations that lead to homelessness. People currently experiencing homelessness are in extremely transformative periods of their lives. Our partnership with the Shemer Art Center will also support youth art programs and education.

The net revenue from Take Flight 2024 benefits not only the homeless epidemic, but also a wide range of additional Rotary service projects and, in some cases, the entire city. These solutions have taken the form of education, drug rehabilitation, fighting food insecurity, securing alternative housing, working with domestic abuse survivors and more.

CLICK HERE for more information.


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