plus event updates
Newsletter of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of
This online version is a
reformatted sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members, with
possible updates to event information since the Bridge was distributed.
For example, it does not contain names of recent
retirees, new members, or members who have passed away, nor does it
contain the list of member email addresses which is sent out from time
Finally, there will typically be a delay of up
to a week before a new month's version is posted here; if you want to
the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a
and request the full-color PDF version, the eBridge, which is sent by
email. Note that the black-and-white
paper Bridge is sent out by Honeywell, who outsource the task. It is
typically delivered about two weeks after the PDF eBridge is delivered
HRSC is a social organization
in Arizona for Honeywell International, Inc. retirees. This
organization will be open without regard to prior class of employment,
race, creed, sex or geographical residence.
HRSC will provide program activities, programs (such as Fix-It Guys and
Scholarship Program) and projects of interest to retirees and spouses.
It will facilitate effective communications between members, other
Honeywell retiree clubs and Honeywell International, Inc. It will
provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and promote fellowship
among retirees, and will assist retirees in maintaining and enhancing
the image of Honeywell International, Inc., in the eyes of the public.
Early Jan 2016
8-10 Feb 2016
23 Feb 2016
First Tuesday: Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am
have a great lineup for the remainder of the year. Oktoberfest is
coming sooner than it did last year, please get your ticket(s) NOW. The
board will be serving a full meal with some wonderful desserts to
follow and we'll have a fun ice breaker to get you started. So plan on
having lots of fun and enjoy the cooler weather, let’s hope!
What has changed for the
is the way we will handle part of the Scholarship program.
We have written new bylaws, have a new Scholarship Board with members
from HRSC and the Garrett Board, completed the state and federal
paperwork and the new board will report to the HRSC board. It will be
officially known as the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation,
HRCSF. You will see some of the changes outlined in this issue of the
Bridge and in all future issues.
We have a new event which
should be a lot of fun and very fulfilling for all of us. This event
puts us to work providing Thanksgiving food boxes for the needy. We
will be packaging and delivering the boxes just before Thanksgiving Day
at the Desert Mission Food bank. Please read the article on page 7 then
give Doug a call and come join us. All clubs, Sperry, Garrett and
Honeywell are invited.
Don’t forget, the CHRISTMAS
Dinner/dance is just around the corner. Make your reservations soon.
All clubs, Honeywell, Garrett and Sperry are invited.
We are actively looking for
Treasurer who will keep the books and balance sheets for the HRSC, give
me a call if you are interested. Francis Cartwright has agreed to
continue as Treasurer until we find a replacement. Francis can give you
information about the position and is willing to train anyone who is
We are also looking for a
Vice President, Wally Estfan has resigned in order to look after some
family issues. We thank Wally for the last two years of service and are
very glad that he will be continuing as a member of the Scholarship
Foundation Board. If you think you might be interested in serving as
Vice President give me a call so we can discuss. No training required.
Thank you for being a loyal member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club
of Arizona HRSC.
From the Editor
A variety of information
for members can be found on the HRSC website www.hrcaz.org
just click the menu buttons at the left of most pages. For example:
HONEYWELL HISTORY provides the history of Honeywell (now from multiple
sources), ARCHIVES offers back editions of the online Bridge
and minutes of board meetings, and EVENT SCHEDULE has the latest
information on upcoming events. The PHOENIX AREA ATTRACTIONS page has
been recently updated and now has many new attractions—have a look, you
find something that interests you.
you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phx. AZ 85027-
If there is something that you would like to see in the newsletter,
write a letter to the editor! We will publish it, subject to space
availability and the approval of the Board. Please address any comments
or questions to the editor at the HRSC email address Hotline@hrcaz.org
or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ
85027-2704. Any comments or claims made within the publication are
solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily
express the views of Honeywell Inc. or the Directors, Officers, Staff
or members of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona.
Fix it Guys
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 able to accomplish. This will hopefully keep the
job from being a budget buster for you.
Call us at the appropriate number below and
leave a clear message giving job information, your name, telephone
number and nearest cross streets.
Nick Hughes (coordinator for East Valley
Clint Langford (coordinator for North Valley
We can probably 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.
Below is a list of volunteer
Fix It Guys from both the East and North Valley.
| Mike Briske
| Bob Davenport
| Mike Griffin
| Wally Secosky
| Matt Schuetz
Retiree Clubs Scholarship
NEWS FROM THE
Scholarship Foundation Board would like to let everyone know that the
HRSC Board has reviewed and approved the Scholarship Foundation Bylaws.
We are working to create a Scholarship Foundation web page, on the HRSC
web site, where our members will find our Bylaws, Operating Procedures,
the Operating Schedule for this year’s program, a new application form,
contact information for all of the Scholarship Foundation Board
Members, and instructions on how to donate to the Scholarship Fund—for
those that would like to contribute.
As you know from last month, the Scholarship Foundation has been
granted IRS recognition as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. With this
new status, contributors to this valuable program can now deduct
contributions from their reported income. Each donor will receive a
receipt for your donation, from our Treasurer, Gwen Scheetz.
The Scholarship Foundation Board started the donation ball rolling with
personal donations and Frank Holman, our University of Arizona liaison,
has made the following offer:
are few opportunities that are
more worthy than increasing our scholarship support for our eligible
students at Arizona's major universities. As a Director of both the
Garrett Retirees' Club and the Honeywell Clubs Scholarship Foundation
Board, I have decided to support this program with my own $100 dollar
donation. I have also modified my estate planning documents to bequeath
$10,000 to the Scholarship fund. Will those of you, who are financially
secure, please join me in meeting our objectives of ultimately
providing additional scholarship funding to help defer the rising cost
of higher education? Your support can be made in a variety of ways. You
can provide a one-time donation anytime of the year; you can make
smaller monthly donations; you can add a donation to your annual dues,
or; you might consider making a donation at the time of year you take
your minimum distribution from your IRA. I am sure that your generosity
will be rewarded."
would also like to thank the Garrett Retiree Club (GRC) for their
generous donation of $800 as one of the two charities that their Club
supports. This $800 is in addition to the $1500 already committed,
which brings the GRC support to $2300 this operating year. It is
We hope that all of our members take the challenge and help us support
the many bright and worthy students that apply for a Honeywell Retiree
Clubs Scholarship each year. For anyone who would like to make a
donation, please contact the Honeywell Scholarship Foundation
Treasurer, Gwen Scheetz, or any of your Board members, listed below.
Coming soon: The initial Scholarship Foundation web page is now
available via the SCHOLARSHIPS button at the Honeywell Retiree Social
Club website, and will be added to during November. Look for
information on how to apply for our next Scholarship Awards Program
cycle in the January Bridge, and on our new website.
Thank you all,
The Honeywell Retiree
Clubs Scholarship Foundation Board Members
Dawn Orgill, Chair, email@example.com
602 881 7772
Gwen Scheetz, Secretary/Treasurer; firstname.lastname@example.org
602 616 9889
Bob Davenport, NAU Representative; email@example.com
480 560 6273
Wally Estfan, ASU Representative; firstname.lastname@example.org
602 841 1189
Frank Holman, UofA Representative; email@example.com
602 695 2565
OCTOBER 15, 2015 - THURSDAY
Mark your Calendars!
Come to the
Honeywell Retiree Social Club OKTOBERFEST!
You don't want to miss out on the Brats,
Burgers and Beer (bring your own beer, that is, and
not in glass bottles—Park
Famous chefs will be on hand to give you a
Rio Vista Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 & 9.
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with lunch served around 11:30 AM.
Only $10.00 per person! Bring a guest! (Note:
refunded at the event when you bring a donation of two cans of foods
for an area foodbank.)
Also, there is Split-the-Pot with tickets going for $1.00 each or seven
Make checks payable to: TREASURER,
HRSC. Send to Gwen Scheetz, 5640 E. Everett Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
Checks must be received by October 10th.
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway,
Clarkdale, AZ; cross streets near the intersection of N. Broadway and
The Train Leaves
Clarkdale at 1:00 PM.
The round trip takes approximately 4 hours.
Coach - $60 pp for
seniors (65+) food extra at snack bar First class - $90 pp (all ages),
sandwich/snack style food provided; Due to number of
participants, 12% discount pp
||Sep 25, to Larry Bowe.
If you are interested in this fun
trip, please contact Larry Bowe at firstname.lastname@example.org
him on 1-928-759-2367.
Make checks payable to Sperry Retiree Club
and send to Larry Bowe, 11452 Turquoise Circle, Dewey, AZ 86327.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
West Side Story
Thursday, November 12
Experience one of the
most memorable musicals of all time when ABT brings the Broadway
landmark West Side Story to the stage! Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
is transported to modern-day New York City as it tells the
heart-wrenching story of two young lovers caught between prejudice and
warring street gangs in the early 1960's.
Originally directed and choreographed by the
legendary Jerome Robbins, the Broadway production ran for an impressive
732 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Choreography. The dark
sophistication of this critically acclaimed Bernstein and Sondheim
score leaves you mesmerized with popular songs like "Maria," "America"
and "I Feel Pretty".
Please make checks payable
Retiree Club and mail to:
Gonzales, 7028 West Taro
Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308
Avenue & Paradise Lane
$55 pp; Includes dinner, coffee, tea, show,
due by October 22, 2015
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Bank Turkey Dinner Distribution
help those in need at Thanksgiving time.
Be a part of the giving.
We shall be helping
Desert Mission Food Bank in Sunnyslope distribute turkeys and the
makings for the rest of the Thanksgiving dinner to those who may
otherwise not have one. We are looking for 40 able-bodied retirees (and
family members) who can help with the distribution at the food bank.
There are a few jobs for people for whom lifting turkeys, etc., would
be a problem—such as checking credentials.
Mission Food Bank in Sunnyslope near 4th St. south of Hatcher (9229
N. 4th St.)
When: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM on Tuesday 24th
November. You'll need to be there on time, since there will be an
orientation and job assignments.
What: We will be divided up into groups for the
multiple tasks, such as validating credentials, handing out food,
bagging and stocking, and helping carry the food to their cars.
Signing up: Contact Doug Metzger on 602-319-6637 or
at email@example.com if
you have questions. Spouses and partners are encouraged to participate
too. You will receive more details and a short sign-up form via email
directly from Desert Mission after signing up with Doug. No email? We
can work it out. The sign-up deadline
is Saturday, Oct. 24.
Christmas Dinner and Dance
Sperry & Honeywell
- December 3, 2015
9350 W. Greenway Road
Sun City, AZ 85351
people are always welcome
Fruit with Cheese & Cracker Trays
at: 5:30 PM
Dinner served at 6:00
DJ and Dancing 6:30 PM
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Jus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Green Salad with all the Fixings
Hot Vegetarian Dish
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Brewed Coffee - Iced Tea - Iced
|For reservations call: 623-815-8246 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All reservations are
due and payable by November
Make Checks payable to: Sperry Retirees
Club and mail to:
Joyce Colella - 11128
W Mirandy Ct. Sun City, AZ 85351
Music provided by Fred's Forum, Starring
If you have music requests, send them to
Tax-Aide Program in Arizona
Provided in early January
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
program in Arizona will provide free tax preparation services for
seniors and low income families this again this season, completing 2015
returns. The foundation has 31 sites in the Phoenix area usually
located in Senior Centers, Community Centers, Libraries, or Community
Colleges. All sites are staffed with trained, certified volunteers.
Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in Arizona filed over
70,000 returns saving those taxpayers an estimated $12.9 million in
The AARP program in partnership with the IRS is currently recruiting
volunteers for sites throughout the state. Volunteers do not need
previous tax preparation experience as all necessary training is
provided. Only two qualifications are needed, a real interest in
helping people, and a basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows.
Every year we need new volunteers to continue this valuable service.
You can help by volunteering one day each week from February 1st
through April 15th at a Phoenix Community/Senior Center near your home.
Training is held in early January. Best of all, you are never left
alone. Each location has plenty of experienced tax preparation
volunteers who are always willing and able to help you with specific
So if you have the time and energy to give back to the community by
providing a valuable service to many people please join us.
Here's how to sign up:
• On-line at aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide
• Send an email to Frank Lynott at email@example.com
Meet great people, learn a new skill, and help your community.
Feb. 8-10, 2016
Sign up by early Jan.
is one of Arizona’s premier academic contests
youth. Entering its 17th year, this stimulating contest allows fifth
through eighth grade students the opportunity to enhance their
knowledge of space technology. The Aerospace Challenge requires
participants to develop plans for an International Lunar Base complete
with a physical scale model. More than 1200 students will participate
in this contest in which they work in groups to achieve critical
problem-solving, communication, team-building and decision-making
skills. As a result, they will expand their knowledge in subject areas
such as math, science, social studies, language and fine arts.
The preliminary round of competition takes place Feb 8-10, 2016, with
the top two teams each day advancing to the
finals. Finalists will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to attend a
presentation from NASA astronauts. The Aerospace Challenge winning team
will earn an all expense paid trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL, and
a special on-field appearance at the 46th Annual Fiesta Bowl in January
All the judging for the competition is performed by Honeywell employees
and retirees. Please volunteer for one, two or three days. Signup
deadline is early Jan 2016. Breakfast and lunch is provided. This is an
opportunity for retirees to participate as well. Last year five
retirees volunteered and we would like more this year. For more details
contact Keith Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day at the Races
Feb 23, 2016 –
Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Package includes: Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet
Lunch, Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo.
|Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd
Use the Turf Club entrance on 19th Avenue
$24.00 per person
clubs will have a race named
Fragnito, 602-908-0740 email@example.com
Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club; Reservation
Date: Feb 10, 2016
Make checks payable to: Treasurer,
HRSC; send to: Vic Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St., PHX, AZ 85043
The 2016 Senior
Mixed salad greens
Tossed Caesar salad
Paradise pasta salad
House made cole slaw
Fresh fruit salad
Country potato salad
Roast breast of turkey
Brisket of beef
Assorted breads, muffins, rolls, etc.
Coffee and tea
HRSC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - honeywell.com/sites/retiree/
The Bridge - Published monthly except
for June, July, and August.
HRSC annual dues: $5.00 (multiple-year memberships
NOTE: HRSC sponsored
programs and events, where
payments are required in advance, will provide refunds anytime there is
no cost to the Club. We will make every effort to provide refunds when
requested; however, for some events funds have been committed by the
HRSC and will not be refunded.