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Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona
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||12-Nov (Date change)
Tuesday: Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am
Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
Sept 9, Dec. 10:
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am
Welcome back from the long HOT summer, I hope
that you are all doing well and are ready for the downhill slide where
temperatures are concerned. We have a great line up of events for the
I announced at the annual meeting in April some upcoming
the HRC. Those changes are now in effect. We are officially the HRSC,
Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona. We have completed the
paperwork required with the federal and state entities. You will be
seeing references to the HRSC in the future, this is the same Honeywell
Retirees Club with a new identification. Little else has changed; same
monthly Bridge, same web site address and some more friendly faces on
What has changed for the HRSC is the way in which we
will handle the
Scholarship program. We have written new bylaws and have a new
Scholarship board, with members from HRSC and Garrett boards. Over the
summer the new Board completed required state and federal paperwork.
They will report to the HRSC board and will officially be known as the
Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation (HRCSF). You will see
the new bylaws for the HRCSF published in next's months edition of The
Bridge. We will also include the changes made to the HRSC bylaws, which
were mostly cosmetic.
I would like to take a moment to THANK one of our
support staff, Russ
Henzel, Webmaster. Russ has been a support member for over a decade. He
was on the original team, way back then, helping to design how we would
use the web and all of the information that resides out there in cyber
space. Thank you so much Russ for being there and keeping this site
updated weekly. Please take a look and let us know what you think of
the content, www.hrcaz.org. If you
are on the web you can send us an
e-mail at email@example.com.
We are actively looking for a Treasurer who will keep
the books and
balance sheets for the HRSC. If you are interested, give me a call.
Francis Cartwright has agreed to continue as Treasurer until we find a
replacement, can give you information about the position and is willing
We are also looking for a new Vice President, Wally
Estfan has resigned
in order to look after some family issues. We thank Wally for the last
2 years and are glad that he is willing to stick with us on the
Scholarship Foundation Board. If you might be interested in being Vice
President –give me a call. No training required.
Thank you for being a loyal member of the Honeywell
Retiree Social Club
of Arizona HRSC.
Fun facts about
Day has its
origins in Canada.
||Nobody knows who
actually started Labor Day.
Colorado, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey followed as the first
states to declare Labor Day a state holiday.
||The first U.S. Labor
Day celebration can be traced to New York City's Union Square on Sept.
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
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.
the Honeywell &
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
Nick Hughes (coordinator for East Valley 480-463-6572) Clint Langford
(coordinator for North Valley 602-765-4466)
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.
is a list of volunteer Fix It Guys from both the East and North
Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation
NEWS FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Welcome back. The Scholarship Committee was hard at work this summer
and we would like to share our news:
Six remarkable students received awards this year, totaling $6200. The
recipients are: Hailey Davenport (UofA), Rachael Davey (UofA), Jonathan
Dwyer (ASU), Danielle Martinez (ASU) , Virginia Sherbeck (ASU), and
Christina Keigher Wachter (NAU). Each month a profile of our award
winners will appear in the Bridge. Look for all of the articles about
these amazing students in upcoming issues.
The Scholarship Committee has now become the Board of Directors for the
new Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation. This program 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. YEA!!!
Honeywell International, The Honeywell Retiree Social Club of
Arizona, and The Garrett Retirees' Club have sponsored this program for
several years. Now we hope that our membership will also help us
increase our working funds to expand this program.
The Scholarship Board has already started the ball rolling with several
personal contributions. And one of our Board members, Frank Holman, 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.”
For anyone wanting to make a donation, please contact any of the Board
Thank you all,
The Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation Board Members
Dawn Orgill, Chair, Dawn3@centurylink.net;
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 -
Come to the Honeywell Retiree Social Club OKTOBERFEST! You don’t want
on the Brats, Burgers and Beer (bring your
own beer, that is, and not
in glass bottles—Park Rules).
Famous chefs will be on hand to give you a delectable lunch!
|Where: Rio Vista Park,
8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 &
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
with lunch served around 11:30 AM.
Only $10.00 per
person! Bring a guest! (Note: $1
refunded at the
event when you bring a donation of two cans of foods for an area
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
Verde Canyon Railroad
Saturday, October 24
300 N. Broadway,
Clarkdale, AZ; cross streets near the intersection of N. Broadway and
Time: the Train Leaves
Clarkdale at 1:00 PM.
The round trip takes approximately 4 hours.
Cost: 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
If you are interested in this fun trip, please contact Larry Bowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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
Thursday, November 12
Experience one of the most memorable musicals of
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”.
Location: 77th Avenue
& Paradise Lane
Dining: 12:00 pm
Curtain: 2:00 pm
Contact: Lydia Gonzales
Cost: $55 pp; Includes
dinner, coffee, tea, show, tax, gratuity.
Please make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and
Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308
due by October 22, 2015
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree
Bank Turkey Dinner Distribution
Tuesday, November 24
Come help those in need at Thanksgiving time. Be a part of the giving.
We shall be helping Desert Mission Food Bank
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.
Food Bank in Sunnyslope near 4th St. south of Hatcher (9229 N. 4th
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.
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.
Co-Hosted by Sperry
- December 3, 2015
9350 W. Greenway Road Sun City, AZ 85351
people are always welcome
Fresh Fruit with Cheese & Cracker Trays
at: 5:30 PM
Dinner served at 6:00 PM
DJ and Dancing 6:30 PM
|No seating arrangements this year; we
request those who wish to sit together have someone from their group
come early to save a table.
Please do not tilt
chairs forward to save a place as this is a hazard; just remove the
napkin and place it on the table in front of the respective chair.
PM to 11:00 PM
Au Jus & Creamy Horseradish
Garden Green Salad
with all the Fixings
Hot Vegetarian Dish
Roasted Red Potatoes
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Warm Rolls and Butter
Freshly Brewed Coffee
- Iced Tea - Iced Water
reservations call: 623-815-8246 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All reservations are due and payable by November 23, 2015
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 Fred Jauregui
If you have music
requests, send them to Lydia: email@example.com
Time: Arrive at 11:00 AM at the
Turf Club; Reservation
Due Date: Feb 10, 2016
A Day at the Races
Feb 23, 2016 –
Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch,
Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo.
1501 West Bell Rd
Use the Turf Club entrance on 19th Avenue
$24.00 per person
The retiree clubs
will have a race named after them.
Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Make checks payable to: Treasurer, HRSC; send to: Vic
Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St., PHX, AZ 85043
2016 Senior Buffet Lunch
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 recommended)
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.