For President: Edward C. Frick
For Vice President: Virginia Clagett
For Secretary: Nancy Boyle
For Treasurer: Doug White
For Director: Wally Klovstad
For Director: Shirley E. Krieger
For Director: Leroy N. (Ike) Templeton
As I sit here reflecting on our Honeywell Retiree Club, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you this past six years on the Board of Directors and the past two years as president of HRC. The Board has worked very creatively and energetically to bring about changes that are improving the activities and the communications
We would like to encourage you to attend the annual meeting breakfast at Arrowhead Country Club on April 27th. Pictures of people at our last year’s events will be available for viewing as part of a short presentation on your Retiree Club activities. The counting of ballots and introduction of the new Board members will follow completion of the balloting for your new officers and Board members. If you have not sent in your ballot, we will have some available at the meeting.
We continue to solicit feedback from our membership as to the kinds of events you would like to have offered. A survey form will be available at the annual meeting to take input. Please get your reservations in soon (the deadline is April 22) and come and enjoy the company of old friends and acquaintances in a beautiful setting.
Dale Wendt has another very excellent golf outing planned at the Tatum Ranch Golf Club on Monday, May 2nd. You can enjoy the opportunity to golf with other Honeywell folks who still enjoy hitting the little white ball. Send in your reservation to Dale on the form on page 5. The deadline for these reservations is April 25.
Margaret, who recently joined our club, called with a suggestion to include a list of all new members each month in The Bridge. Your Board likes the idea too, and we will be including that list each month. We truly would like to hear from any members who have input to our club operation. Please join us all with your participation in the exciting and innovative new things happening with the Honeywell Retiree Club.
Please check out the rest of this month’s issue of The Bridge, not only for coming events (new activities have been added and some dates may have changed), but also for a report on the very successful events last month – the Jerome trip, the Kartchner Cavern/Ft. Huachuca trip and the Spring Picnic. Some pictures are included in this issue and even more can also be found on our web site, www.hrcaz.org.
In my continuing search for organization in our disorganized world, I have found comfort recently in finding that 111,111,111 multiplied times 111,111,111 is equal to 12,345,678,987,654,321. You may find comfort in the fact that this is the last of my “Presidential Perspectives” you will have to put up with!
“RETIREE” (older folk) QUIZ
Answers at bottom of the page
1) After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." "What did he leave behind? ________________.
2) When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on the ________________show.
3) Get your kicks _______________.
4) The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed ____________________.
5) In the jungle, the mighty jungle, _________________.
6) After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the ___________.
7) N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestle's makes the very best _______________.
8) Satchmo was America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was____________________.
9) What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?__________________.
10) Red Skelton’s hobo character was____________________, and he always ended his television show by saying, "Good night, and__________________."
11) Some Americans who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning their_________________.
12) The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front, was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ___________&___________.
13) In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music died." This was a tribute to_____________.
14) We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it; it was called ___________________.
15) One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist; it was called the ___________.
This group will help those who need repairs that they cannot do themselves, including minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing problems. You will have the security of having someone you can trust in your house. The cost of material is not covered. The Fix It Guys are Bob, Matt, Dick, John, Mike, Perry, Sam, Paul, Ed, Clint and Gene. Call 602-870-0813.
THANK YOU LETTER TO FIX ITGUYS:
“Thank you to Perry who came to my home to put together a computer desk that I had purchased. He did an excellent job and it is so nice that we have dedicated retirees that give of their time to help us who are unable to do certain jobs. Thank you FIX IT GUYS” I.C.
THE ELECTRONIC BRIDGE
The Phase II evaluation of The Bridge distribution via e-mail is continuing with additional volunteers each month. Feedback continues to be very positive and all known problems experienced by participants thus far have been resolved. If you are interested in joining the group to receive The Electronic Bridge, please send your name and e-mail address, along with a note indicating your interest in The Electronic Bridge Phase II, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact: Ted Rees at 623-465-7337
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTING IN BRIDGE MAY ISSUE
The next issue of The Bridge will include our semi-annual complete listing of HRC members’ e-mail addresses. These are provided as a service for those who wish to keep in touch with past co-workers and friends. If your address has changed or you wish it added or deleted from our list, please send this information to email@example.com before May 1. These addresses are not shared with any non-members and are not available on our web site for security reasons.
Cooking and Reheating: Arrange food evenly in the dish and add some water. Cover with a loose lid to allow steam to escape. (If you use plastic wrap, make sure it doesn't come in contact with the food.) Use medium power (50%) when cooking meats which allows a longer cooking time, so the heat can reach the center without overcooking the outer areas. If your microwave does not have a carousel, stir or rotate the food midway through the cooking time.
Use a food thermometer to check food in several places to be sure red meat reaches 160 degrees F, poultry 180 degrees F. and egg casseroles reach 160 degrees F. Leftovers should reach 165 degrees F. Because food continues to cook after the microwave is turned off, allow dense foods like meat, poultry, quiche and casseroles to stand for five minutes before you check the internal temperatures. Don’t cook whole stuffed poultry in the microwave because it might not reach the temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Heat ready-to-eat foods like hot dogs, fully cooked ham, and leftovers until they’re steaming hot.
Defrosting: Remove food from its packaging before you defrost it in the microwave. Foam trays and plastic wraps can melt, which can cause potentially harmful chemicals to migrate into the food. After defrosting meat, poultry, egg casseroles, or fish in the microwave, cook it immediately.
Cookware, Containers, & Wraps: When cooking use only “microwave safe.” Thick, non-decorative glass is also safe. Do not reheat food in yogurt, margarine or dessert topping tubs because they haven’t been tested or approved. They can warp or melt, which can cause chemicals—like the plasticizers that make the containers flexible—to migrate into the food. It is OK to use wax paper, cooking bags, parchment paper, microwave safe paper plates, and white microwave-safe paper towels (the dyes used in non-white paper towels haven’t been approved for use with food in the microwave.)
Never use thin plastic storage or grocery bags (they can melt), brown paper bags or newspaper (both sometimes contain bits of metal and the bags’ seams could contain glue), or aluminum foil (it can cause dangerous arcing).
Article information obtained from,” Nutrition Action Health Letter,” April 2005, Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Contributed by Judy Nance, RN
Blood Donations: April 21, 2005
Honeywell Process Solutions at 2500 W. Union Hills Drive holds four blood drives per year. If you’d like to donate onsite, please go to www.BloodHero.com to schedule an appointment (sponsor code is hwlaz15). If you don’t have access to this site, you can call Sherry Maxson (602-313-5438).
If you have any questions about eligibility to donate, you can call UBS at 1-800-288-2199, x5840. 2005 blood drives are: January 20, April 21, August 25, and October 27, all in the HSE training room.
Back to Business
Would you like to use your business skills to help the Phoenix nonprofit community? If so, the Executive Service Corps of Maricopa (ESCOM) offers opportunities for retired executives, managers and professionals to share their experience and give back to the community. ESCOM is a program started by Honeywell retirees (Paul Rauschelbach, Jerry Vandevoort, Harry Heller, Anna Keating, Dave Givens, and John Dewane) and the Volunteer Center of Maricopa County, a United Way partner agency that promotes and supports volunteerism to enhance the quality of life in the community. ESCOM helps nonprofit agencies examine and improve their infrastructure, management, and processes through consultation with a team of retired experienced business professionals. ESCOM is affiliated with 30 other Executive Service Corps organizations in major cities across the U.S. To learn more about ESCOM, check our web site at www.volunteerphoenix.org/escom.
Current ESCOM volunteers have held management positions at major companies in the Valley. Our members are experienced in management, planning, human resources, communications, finance, technology, community affairs, marketing and executive mentoring. Our consultants seek opportunities to share their time, energy and experience through these volunteer activities. We currently have immediate need for volunteers with experience in: Strategic Planning---Finance---Marketing and Communications--- Program Management---Human Resources.
If you have management skills in these areas and want to learn how to volunteer with ESCOM, fill out an application on the web site or contact:
RETIREE QUIZ ANSWERS
1) A silver bullet. 2) The Ed Sullivan show. 3) Route 66. 4) To protect the innocent. 5) The Lion sleeps tonight. 6) The limbo. 7) Chocolate. 8) Louis Armstrong. 9) The Timex watch. 10) Freddy the Freeloader, and "Good night, and may God Bless." 11) Draft cards (the bra was also burned). 12) Beetle or Bug. 13) Buddy Holly. 14) Sputnik. 15) Hoola-hoop. How many did you get right?
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
He who hesitates is probably right.
YOUR ANNUAL CLUB DUES
DUE MAY 1st
Just a reminder that dues are due May 1st, so please look at your address label and see if your dues are about to expire. You will want to keep The Bridge coming and to be ready to participate in the many interesting functions planned for our next year.
Membership Chairman: Wally Klovstad
Print out the membership form page and fill out only your name, date, amount of renewal and any changes.
HELP NEEDED FROM MEMBERSHIP
Occasionally we get The Bridge returned because of having an incorrect mailing address for our members. If you are aware on any member that should be receiving The Bridge and who is not receiving it, please call or email the HRC using the information from page 12 of The Bridge.
Members and their first guest will pay only a discounted $8.00 per person. Non-members and additional guests will pay the full $12.00 per person cost. The HRC is subsidizing the $4 difference for members & 1st guest. Mail your checks to the HRC address listed on the back page of The Bridge. Please note “Annual Meeting” on your check and how many attendees you are paying for. You may pay at the door only IF you have phoned in your reservation.
MAP DIRECTION TIPS:
Reservations are required and must be made by April 22, 2005.
Spring Golf Outing Monday May 2
PLEASE RESPOND ASAP AS WE ARE COMMITTED
This is the night to put on your best dress and dancing shoes – and for your guy a red vest – and come join us for the second annual HRC Holiday Dinner Dance. We had a great time last year and are planning more for this year – PLUS lots of great door prizes. The buffet they serve is really a tasty treat – plenty for seconds, too, and a dessert table to die for! Talk to your friends and reserve a full table for a fun evening of dining, dancing and conversation.
Mark your calendars for this festive party and watch future issues of The Bridge for additional details
Alaska Cruise (Sperry/Honeywell)
Reservations are closed for our group. All of our cruisers should have received a packet of Pre-cruise Documents. If not, please call Marilyn at 623-487-1700. Also, take the time to fill out the documents Princess requested and mail them back or fill out the form on the Internet at www.princess.com. Included in the packet is the Shore Excursions information. You can pre-reserve your shore excursions now. If anyone needs to contact Barbara, she will be at home until June 11 or you can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org See you on board!
Spring Picnic: - Wednesday, March 9
The new potluck format for the Spring picnic at North Mountain Park was deemed a great hit by the 80 smiling attendees. A super spread of assorted salads, deviled eggs, beans and potatoes complimented the baked ham and rolls. The dessert table was an absolutely gorgeous spread of delicious treats and it seemed no one could resist.
Dick Mull, Jack Williamson and Mary Binder won door prizes. Many thanks to the expanded Board of Directors and members who helped decorate and serve. It was great to see so many members renewing old acquaintances in the pleasant Phoenix weather.
Contributed by Don Roeber
Kartchner_Caverns/Fort_Huachuca - _March
Twenty members and guests participated in some or all of this event. The logistics became challenging due to a Kartchner Caverns reservation mix-up, which meant that attendees were assigned to three different time slots. This all worked out quite well, however, as there were several alternative activities that participants were interested in. Some who had already visited the Caverns went directly to Fort Huachuca. The museums at the Fort are extensive and very well done with a focus on the history of the Buffalo soldiers and Army intelligence. All agreed that both of these attractions are very interesting, educational and well worth a visit.
Jerome State Historic Park, March 28
A memorable day was spent visiting the Jerome State Historic Park/Douglas Mansion and museum. Our host, Mr. Mike Rollins, Park Ranger gave us a private tour of the Mansion, the Carriage House and mine equipment on the grounds with entertaining insights into the history of the Douglas family, the Mansion, mining and Jerome. The Mansion contains many carefully prepared exhibits and pictures of the life and times in Jerome in and after the “Boom” years. Many of these were designed by Mr. Rollins himself and very attractively done. Skilled craftsmen were commissioned to construct others, and several more are in process to be ready within the next year. Following the tour, Larry Kelly, an HRC member, regaled us with stories about his ancestors who came to Arizona in the late 1800’s. They were a rough and tumble lot that took no prisoners. Although Larry was born in Phoenix, his mother and father lived in Jerome for many years. The original, antique pool table at the mansion was purchased by his parents from the Douglas’s many years ago and resided with Larry’s parents, and then with Larry until they passed on. Larry felt it should be returned to its proper place and accordingly donated it to the museum where it now resides in its original location and replaces a picture that previously marked its place. Larry also contributed an extensive collection of antique bottles that his father had collected while in Jerome.
You are encouraged not to pass up an opportunity to visit the Park if you are in the area. It is indeed “A rare jewel”.
Contributed by Ed Frick.
See color pictures of other past events: click here