OKTOBERFEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Directions: From Route 101, go west on Thunderbird Road to the first light and turn right onto West Rio Vista Boulevard. Drive to the park parking lot at the end of the road. There is ample and convenient parking. This is a new facility and the bathrooms are very conveniently located (No steps).
The food will be cooked for you by the HRC Board of Directors and will feature bratwurst and hamburgers with all the fixings and accompaniments. Water and coffee will be provided. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.
Fall is hopefully just around the corner. We are all hoping for cooler weather by the time we get to Oktoberfest later this month. The 177th Oktoberfest celebration (and 200th anniversary celebration of the first ever Oktoberfest) opened September 18, 2010. HRC will celebrate this event on Oct 27. Oktoberfest is known as much for its traditional folk music as it is for its beer drinking. Traditionally as the evening wears on, the music becomes louder and more people begin to sing, linking arms and dancing. Before each break, bands will offer up “ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit,” a toast to contentment, congeniality, and relaxation. Mary Barkl is chairman this event for HRC and promises lots of good food at a nominal cost of $5.00. Get your reservation in early.
The Medicare Seminar on November 2 promises to enlighten all of us on pending changes to the Medicare Program. Bring your questions and our knowledgeable speaker will try and answer as many as time permits. Also planned for November is a tour of an Olive Mill. I recently returned from Europe, including a visit to Italy where we had some delicious olives which are a real staple there. The Christmas Dinner/Dance, chaired by Francis Cartwright, is in full swing. Because attendance is limited to 200 attendees from both Sperry and Honeywell Retiree Clubs, it is important for you to get your reservations in as soon as possible. Make your reservations soon to get a table together of your friends.
We have a total of 824 members that belong to HRC. If you haven’t attended a recent function, sign up for one and get reacquainted with your fellow retirees. We guarantee you will have fun renewing friendships, as well as good food.
2010 Scholarship Report
The Honeywell Retiree Club awarded two $1000.00 scholarships to grandchildren of retired Honeywell Employees.
At Arizona State University, the scholarship was won by David Konves who is studying biomed engineering and is the grandson of John Konves, a member of the Garrett Retiree club.
At the University of Arizona, the scholarship was won by Brandon Ealick who is the Grandson of Erma Yeager, also a member of the Garrett Retiree Club.
No scholarship awarded this year at Northern Arizona University.
Coordinator: Yolanda Brown, 623-972-3970 or YMbrown@yahoo.com
Call Yolanda if you are interested and leave message if no one answers. If we get 30 people to participate we can have our own bus. The trip is free and there are two pickups. First pick up is at Sun City, Bell Recreation Center at 16820 N. 99th Ave. leaving at 9:30am. The second pick up is TBD. We will spend 4 hours at the Casino before returning to where we started.
Come and join us! Bring a Friend! IT’S FREE!
Visit the big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. If you are interested in a cruise to Hawaii, we are giving early notice so that you can begin saving up for the trip. Preliminary per person stateroom prices range from $1695 for an inside stateroom to $2595 for a balcony stateroom. More information will be available in future editions of THE BRIDGE.
The Honeywell and Sperry Retiree' Clubs will again co-host this annual event.
We take delight in informing you that this year’s Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held at the Arrowhead Country Club. We wanted to select a place that will by far exceed the joyful experience we were able to provide in previous years. The night of the event you will come to a place pleasantly decorated for the holidays. The ambience is elegant and set up to maximize your enjoyment of the event. Our party room, which is downstairs from the main lobby, can be reached via a stairwell or elevator. You will find that the surroundings of the party room are lovely. Upon arriving to the vicinity of the party room you will be greeted by us, the party officials, at the registration desk. You will then be ushered to your table, as all seats will be assigned. When dinner is ready a waiter will approach your table and invite you to the buffet (no bell ringing at Arrowhead Country Club).
We know that dinner will be to your liking. The club offers upscale dining on a daily basis. We have tried the food and found the presentation and taste of the dishes to be excellent. Please look at the menu selections below and notice that both a dessert table and an elegant chocolate station come with your dinner. A very capable DJ has been engaged for your dancing enjoyment. We believe that you will find this to be a memorable occasion. Will you join us?
Checks are to be made out to Treasurer HRC and mailed to:
NOTE: All reservations are due and payable by November 20, 2010.
The pictures below are from last years Christmas Party.
We will use established handicaps [AGA] and CALLOWAY only for those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring. When making your reservation, please have the AGA handicap available. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.
Payment must be in by Thursday, December 9. If you do not have a foursome, they will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club”. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players.
Questions????, Call Dale at 480-922-1402
GOLF TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATION
Dale Wendt has been setting up these golf tournaments for 10 years. Lately it has become more and more difficult to get enough participants to make the tournament economically feasible and to warrant the effort necessary to set up the tournaments.
If we do not have enough interest in the Honeywell, Sperry, and Garret Retirees to come up with 50 participants in these tournaments this season, then the tournaments will be discontinued after the remaining two tournaments are completed.
If you have any suggestions or would like to comment please contact Dale, any board member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The full details for this event are not available until Turf Paradise finalizes their schedule. We are providing the 2010 details and expect this year to be similar to last year.
The Musical Instrument Museum opened in April 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This unique museum celebrates music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. There are more than 10,000 instruments and objects in the collection, with thousands of them displayed for the public to enjoy in five geographical galleries and an Artist Gallery. Musical traditions are shared and experienced here; not only can museum guests view the displays, but they can touch and play some of them, learn about how they work, hear how they sound and attend workshops.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT CAPITAL MUSEUM
Jason Czerwinski, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Arizona Capitol Museum, has contact the Honeywell Retirees Club looking for Volunteers. The Museum and State Library have much to offer, including the Genealogy Center and the Talking book Library. The Museum and State Library are located at 1700 West Washington in the Old Capitol building in downtown Phoenix.
If you would like to volunteer, you can contact Jason at 602-926-3731 or via email at email@example.com.
SPONSORED BY THE HONEYWELL & SPERRY RETIREE CLUBS
We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not good at or are unable to do and prevent these jobs from becoming budget busters. The Fixit Guys are Bob, Dick, Gene, Sam, Perry, Matt, Paul, Ed and Clint.
Call us at this number, (602) 765-4466, and leave a clear message containing job information, your name and telephone number. We probably can help and will get back to you as quickly as practical. We furnish the labor at no cost to you; you furnish the cost of the parts.
The above 8 guys and myself are getting older. Getting under that sink or cramped down to get that electrical outlet is a bit more difficult. We do about sixty (60) jobs in a year and wouldn't you like to help? Call the above number if you choose to participate in all our GLORY. Thank you, Clint Langford.
The GE Retirees Club is looking for former GE employees who might be interested in joining.
On September 21st, about 20 Honeywell and Sperry Retirees attended the Diamondbacks game against the Colorado Rockies. Joe Saunders pitched eight stellar innings for the Diamondbacks who defeated the Rockies by a score of 3 to 1. In the third inning with 2 outs, Stephen Drew singled to left field. Next he stole 2 nd base. Then Ryan Roberts doubled to left scoring Stephen Drew. Kelly Johnson next hit a 2 run homer giving the Diamondbacks 3 to 0 run lead.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Rockies struck back. Miguel Olivo led off with a double to center. Then pinch hitter, Ryan Spilborghs hit a single to center scoring Miguel Olivo and making the score 3 to 1. The next batter was out on a fly ball to center followed by strikeouts for the remaining 2 batters. In the ninth inning, Juan Gutierrez came in as the relief pitcher and struck out 2 batters for his 11 th save of the season.