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Send in Your Funny Stories for the John O’Connor III Humor Competition

John O' Connor holds two family bibles as Chief Justice Warren Burger swears in O' Connor's wife, Sandra Day O' Connor, as an Associate Justice at the Supreme Court in 1981.

Celebrate the humor and life of John O’Connor III, the beloved husband of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. O’Connor, a well-known and respected attorney, passed away on Nov. 11, 2009 after a nearly 20-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Phoenix Rotary 100 is inviting the public to honor O’Connor’s own sense of humor, contributions to the valley legal community, and more than 40 years of service to the Rotary through a humor competition. Arizona law students, law faculty, and licensed legal practitioners are eligible to apply for entry into the competition.

The Rotary requests that entries be a 3-6 minute program of humorous stories, jokes or anecdotes. Preliminary judging will happen on Sept. 20 at Phoenix Country Club. Four finalists will be selected. The finals competition and award presentations will take place during the Phoenix Rotary 100’s Sept. 30 meeting. An entry fee of $25 includes lunch at the Phoenix Rotary 100’s Sept. 30 meeting.

For entry applications and competition guidelines, please visit the Phoenix Rotary 100 website beginning Aug.1. Entries must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on Sept. 7.

  • Awards and scholarships will be as follows:
    • First Place – $3,000
    • Second Place – $2,000
    • Third Place – $1,000
    • Fourth Place – $1,000

Questions?  Please contact Phoenix Rotary 100:


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