Happy Holidays

From your Club Officers, Directors and Staff

Ike Templeton   Virginia Clagett   Ted Rees
Charlie Farmer    Ed Frick     Harry Heller
Lorri Jordan  Shirley Krieger  Al Longanecker
John Kopala  Sharon Forrester  Wally Klovstad
Russ Henzel   Don Roeber   Ed Skutecki
Rick Oldani   Bert Walker   Mary Barkl



Holiday Dinner Dance

Honeywell Retiree Club

December 8, 2006

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Friendship Renewal

7:00-10 p.m. Dinner & Dancing

Cash bar all evening

The Elks Club
14424 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

$35.00 per member (Same as last year!)
$35.00 spouse/guest of member
$40.00 for all other non-members

Coats for men & party dresses for women, please

Call Lorri Jordan at 602-526-5698 for reservations and bring your check, made
out to Treasurer, HRC with notation for Holiday Party to the event.

Honeywell Retiree Club Scholarship Program for 2007

It is that time of the year to encourage your family member/college student to inquire about the HRC Scholarship Program. Each of the three state universities have information on their web sites about their application process. An award of $1000.00 is available at each university annually. There will be more information in next month’s The Bridge giving the application deadlines (normally in March). The requirements for application are as follows:

  1. The applicant must be a family member of an active member (current dues paying) or associate member (spouse of a deceased active member) of the Allied Retiree Club or the Honeywell Retiree Club. Family members are defined as children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. of the retiree. On all applications the submitter must include the company, division, year of retirement, and the current phone number of the retiree or associate.
  2. Only students that will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible.
  3. Students applying must have evidence of cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average.
  4. Applicants must re-apply annually.
  5. Receipt of this scholarship does not restrict the student from receiving other scholarships.
  6. Students majoring in Science and Technology related fields will be given preference, but if there are no approved applicants in related fields, then all majors will be considered. In the case of equal qualifications, financial need will be the deciding factor.

Submitted by Al Longanecker



At this special time of year the Board and Officers of your Honeywell Retiree’s Club extend warm best wishes for a Happy Holiday season and a joyous and healthful New Year to you and your families. We thank you for supporting our programs and events and hope that you will continue to do so in the future.

I particularly want to say thanks to our Bridge editor, Charlie Farmer, who has decided to pass the baton at the end of the year to our new coeditors, John Kopala and Rick Oldani. Charlie has made a major contribution to the success of the Bridge in the last three years and graciously agreed to help transition his knowledge to the new editors during the last few months. Welcome to John and Rick.

A special thanks also to Ted Rees, our former editor/publisher of the Bridge with Charlie, who contributed significantly to the Bridge’s success. Ted also volunteered to help update our membership records over the summer when Wally Klovstad was away and has continued
with that activity through the end of the year. Thanks Ted.

Also a grateful thanks to Al Longanecker, a past president, who has managed our scholarship program for the last few years. Al has decided to pass his baton also. This is an important program which our dues support and which not all our members are aware of.

Ed Frick

21st Annual Honeywell Marketing and Friends Reunion (not an HRC event)

The 21st Annual Honeywell Marketing and Friends Reunion will be held December 16 at 11:30 A.M at the Home Town Buffet 2730 West Bell Road.  Hope to see you there. Stan Plunkett

Honeywell Volunteer’s Association

For those of you who have participated in the past or wish to participate in the HVA program where Honeywell makes contribution for volunteer hours worked, we have been able to confirm with Al Ryan that the program is still active. Participants must conform to specified guidelines and complete and submit the required form.

Please contact Mr. Alfred R. Ryan for information, forms and submittals at his addresses shown in the paper or electronic version of the The Bridge.

You may also contact Ed Frick who has copies of the forms and Guidelines at 623-561-6917.


Each month we have more members signing up for The Electronic Bridge, and most are opting to receive “electronic only”. If you have an e-mail address, you should give it a try. Member feedback has been very positive. You can sign up by contacting us via e-mail at: hotline@hrcaz.org. Please send your: 1) name, 2) e-mail address, 3) if you wish your e-mail address not published in The Bridge periodically, and 4) if you want “electronic only ” or both electronic and hard copy. You may “opt in” or “opt-out” of this program at any time by simply notifying us via e-mail. Contributed by Ted Rees.


News from Nurse Nance

Cold Germs Check Out Late. Hotel guests can pick up cold germs left behind by prior guests. In a recent study, one-third of participants became infected with cold germs that were deposited in rooms- on telephones, light switches, etc. Wash your hands. University of Virginia Health System

Cranky But Smart. Older adults who have a disagreeable nature tend to score higher on intelligent tests than those who are easier to get along. In younger adults, however, those who are more extroverted and open are better able to retain general knowledge and retain short-term information. American Psychological Association.

Flu Follows Flights. The onset of the annual flu season in 2001 was delayed by about two weeks. Reason: Flight restrictions that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Scientists believe that airline travel affects both the peak date and the rate at which influenza spreads. Public Library of Science Articles from Bottom Line Health December 2006.



Check out the Phun in Phoenix information, which recently has returned to our web site. This listing of cool things to do in Phoenix each weekend is updated weekly – check it out here. Also a long list of Phoenix area attractions with phone numbers and web sites are listed on this site – a great reference for your activities with family and friends. Check out photos of our past events as well as useful information from past seminars like the recent one on Identity Theft. You'll also find all of our club's upcoming activities, with dates and contact information, plus a copy of The Bridge. If you have any photos of Club activities, we'd love to publish them. Attach the pictures to an email and send to hotline@hrcaz.org.

Russ Henzel, website editor



Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Road
Time: 11:45 AM at the Turf Club
12:30 Lunch will be served: Trifecta Salad or Turkey Croissant Sandwich*
Parking: Included. Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Ave.
Cost: $16.50 per person. Package includes Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Lunch,
Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax & Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo for 8 people. One race will be
named for the retiree clubs.
Payment: Send your check made out to Treasurer, HRC and note “Day at the Races” to:
Honeywell Retiree Club of Arizona
Mail Drop XO
2500 W. Union Hills Dr.
Phoenix, AZ, 85027.
Coordinator: Harry Heller 623-362-2159 hwhcjh38@isp.com
Call or e-mail Harry Heller to reserve your seats and with your lunch selection by January 9.

*Trifecta Salad: A scoop of tuna, chicken & pasta salad served in a pineapple boat with fresh fruit &
banana nut bread.
*Croissant Club Sandwich: Freshly baked croissant filled with sliced bacon, tomatoes, American cheese, &
lettuce served with fresh fruit, potato or pasta salad.


Where: State Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ.  
Time: 1:00 PM (Meet at Museum at 12:55 PM or earlier)
Parking: Free at lot just west of 16th Ave. on Washington Street where it turns into Adams (At the Wesley Bolin Plaza)
Length of tour: 60 minutes
Cost: FREE!!!!!
Coordinator: Don Roeber 623-561-0678 e-mail: zyzzroeber@cox.net

This is a great chance to explore Arizona history in a series of exhibits at the Arizona Capitol Museum in downtown Phoenix. The Capitol is constructed of native stone, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dedicated in 1901, it was first home to the territorial government: when Arizona entered the union as the 48th state in 1912, the building became the state Capitol. The Museum’s collection of over 15,000 items includes artwork and historical artifacts. After the tour, anyone interested in stretching their day’s learning may sign up to visit the Genealogy Collection at the Law and Research Library Division at the same location following the tour. To reserve your spot, you need to call, mail, or email Don Roeber for a reserved spot on the tour. Only 30 people can be accommodated on this tour, so we suggest you get your reservation in early. To visit the Genealogy Collection please indicate to Don your desire to participate in that also.


Where: Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tempe  
Time: 4:30 PM
Cost: $20.00 per person – includes tour, beer and a light meal
Payment: Send your check to HRC Treasurer at HRC's address
Coordinator: Lorri Jordan 602-526-5698 Call for more information or reservations

Some more details on the brewery – won the 2005 best local beer award and it has a yearly production capacity of 10,000 barrels of beer (that's 20,000 kegs). They have a 20 bbl. brew house with nine 40-barrel fermenters and one 60-barrel fermenter for producing all of their distribution and in-house beers. Their most recent installation is an SMB bottling machine – look for Kilt Lifter and 8th Street in bottles around Arizona. They have two great locations and a great little restaurant.


Where: Sails from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cost: Inside Cabin - $805, Ocean view - $905, Balcony - $1085
Payment: Final payment due on January 20, 2007
Coordinator: Marilyn Lohf, Arrowhead Leisure Travel, 8110 W. Bell Rd., 623-487-1700

Join us aboard the Caribbean Princess. She had her maiden voyage in 2004, carries 3,100 passengers and has a “small ship feel”. St. Maarten and St. Thomas have beautiful beaches and blue water in addition to duty free shopping. Princess Cay is a tiny island in the Bahamas offering a full day of fun in the sun. NOTE: All US citizens will need a current passport.



A very successful tour of the Commemorative Air Force Museum (CAF) at Falcon Field was conducted for 23 Honeywell Retirement Club members and guests. Paul Brinkman, a member of both the HRC and CAF, was our tour leader for the museum and arranged for two additional CAF docents in order that the tour could be conducted in three more manageable, smaller groups. The facility is very clean and our group was treated very well. The two hour tour included World War II trainers, fighter planes and bombers as well as their restoration facility. Currently a B25 bomber with WWII combat experience (named “Maid in the Shade”), is currently nearing completion of a 21 year restoration effort. The B17 bomber “Sentimental Journey” included a climb through the fuselage and viewing the many interesting details of the aircraft. This plane is one of only 13 left today that is still flyable. Contributed by Ike Templeton.

Pictures courtesy of Charlie Farmer, Don Roeber, and Gordon Williams

FALL GOLF OUTING - November 27

The HRC fall golf outing was held on Monday, November 27 at the Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale with over 80 Honeywell retirees and friends participating. The weather was beautiful, the course in great shape, and the Arrowhead personnel did a great job handling the tournament. A sandwich buffet was served following the golfing with prize distribution following lunch.

Winners on the links:

Closest to the pin winners were Tolman, Gustafson, Kiederowski and Lincoln. Greatest putters of the day as shown on the ninth and eighteen greens were Rod Greene and Vic Calderone. Gary Meeker was the most accurate winner of the day with his drive on the fourth hole.

The low net individual with an AGA handicap was Don Comey with a 67 and the low net with Calloway was Steven Guzman with a 74.

In team scores:

3rd Team High net [331] Davis, Hindle, Comey, Krieger
2nd Team High Net [332] Roeber, Niccum, Frank, Cole
1st Team High Net [361] Berti, Velarde, Gomez, Frost
4th Team Low Net [308] Carter, Palmer, Wilde
3rd Team Low Net [305] Cunningham, Levi, Schnitzius
2nd Team Low Net [304] Waple, Pruneau, Nance, McNeil
1st Team Low Net [301] Wills, Stein, Ishcomer and Guzman

In the next tournament, we will again use established handicaps (AGA) and Calloway only those who do not have handicaps. This should provide for an equitable competition in distributing the prize monies. We wish to thank Sharon Forrester for being out so early in the brisk weather to capture our event on digital camera. We hope you enjoyed this golf event and have a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Tournament next year at Tatum Ranch Country Club on Monday, April 16th. Contributed by Don Roeber

Pictures courtesy of Sharon Forrester


150 Sperry/Honeywell retirees and guests toured the new Cardinal Stadium (it's still hard to say "University of Phoenix Stadium"). Our group was the largest private tour to date. We divided into six groups of twenty-five, with each group having it's own guide. The tour included the main concourse, locker room, press box, outside field area, and luxury suites. A good time was had by all. We apologize to the 100 people or so that requested tour reservations after we hit our 150 person limit. The Cardinal Stadium limits private tours to 150. We'll be looking to schedule another tour in 2007! Contributed by Ed Skutecki

Contributed by Ed Skuteck

Pictures courtesy of Charlie Farmer, Ed Skutecki, and John Kopala