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

Reserve an entire table for you and your friends for even more fun!
Call 602-526-5698 to reserve with names - tables of 8 or 10 available

This is your night to shine, best bib & tucker and your fancy party shoes – come join us for the third 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.

Mail your check to HRC, with notation for Holiday Party.

Call Lorri Jordan at 602-526-5698 for additional information



It's that exiting time of year again. You know sports fans, when the Arizona Cardinals, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Phoenix Suns show us their best. Ugh…well is it too early to drag out our usual response…there's always next year?? Hopefully, it is for the Suns and Coyotes….but the Cardinals???

And then to even heighten the excitement more, we have the local, state and national elections! …and a slew of propositions. Do our legislators do anything?? By the time this Bridge comes out we will know the results. But all the charges and counter charges will be over and what fun is that? And the phone goes back to normal after all the “support my candidate or proposition” calls!

In the case of our Retirement Club, we had a little of our own excitement called Okoberfest. We have a great turnout, great music from Mel Lindberg's Krug Un Kraut band, and great weather. Special thanks to Harry Heller who chaired this event and prepared his famous brats. Thanks also to Don Roeber and Ike Templeton who arranged for the food and supporting “hardware”. Russ Henzel put on his chef's hat at the grill and Wally and Shirley Klovstad, Nancy Roeber and Mary Barkl helped with serving. Sharon Forrester recorded the event in pictures which you can find on our website. Thanks also to John and Judy Nance for their help.

Please take notice of our upcoming events. The Fall Golf, Holiday party is always popular so sign up early. The Commemorative Air Force Tour is new as is the Cardinal Stadium Tour.

Hope to see you at these events.

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


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: 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.


News from Nurse Nance

Reduce Alzheimer's Risk: Recent finding: For 29 years, researchers monitored the lung capacities of 1,291 women with tests that measure exhalation rates.
Result: The better the lung function in middle age, the lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's later in life.
Theory: Poor lung function decreases the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, raising the risk for Alzheimer's.
To maintain optimal lung function: Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the weeks.
From Sahlgrenska University Hospital , Goteborg , Sweden.



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

Russ Henzel, website editor




Where: CAF Museum, Falcon Field - 2017 N. Greenfield Rd Mesa, AZ 85215  
Time: Tour starts at 10:00 am Wednesday, arrive early
Cost: $4.00 per person for the tour
Reservations: Required by November 1, 2006
Coordinator: Ike Templeton 480-998-7559 or

The Commemorative Air Force, a world wide, all volunteer non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation in flying condition of the Great War planes that dominated the skies of World War II. The CAF Museum at Falcon Field is home to the authentically restored World War II B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey”. Out of the 12,731 B-17's built during WWII, there are about 13 left flyable and approximately 8 flying in the United States.

The B-25J at the CAF Museum is currently undergoing a restoration and has quite a history. Flying from Corsica during 1944-45 with the 319 Bomb Group, this B-25 flew 15 missions against the Axis in Italy . Restoration is very extensive due to the initial condition of the aircraft but when finished (expected this fall) it will be restored to it's 1944 configuration.

There are many other interesting, vintage aircraft at the CAF Museum including Stearman, SNJ and C-45 WWII trainers, F4 Phantom and MIG 21 fighters and many others. Both permanent and visiting aircraft are normally present for viewing.

Our tour leader will be Paul Brinkmann, who formerly managed Human Resources at the Industrial Division. He is a licensed aircraft maintenance mechanic and is a Project Leader on the B-25J restoration. He also is very knowledgeable of the other CAF Museum aircraft which will be covered in the tour and will be explaining their roles in conflicts.

Although most of the facility is not air conditioned, there are water fountains and rest rooms available at the museum. Since the tour will end around noon, there are 2 restaurants at Falcon Field which can be utilized if desired.

The CAF Museum is at the NE corner of the intersection of Greenfield and McKellips Roads in Mesa . Greenfield Rd is at exit 20 on route 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) with the museum being about 3 miles south of the exit. The main museum entrance is on Greenfield Road with parking in front of the entry door.

Please make reservations by November 1 and send your check, made out to Honeywell Retiree Club to: Ike Templeton, 7500 E. McCormick Parkway #53 , Scottsdale , AZ 85258. Contact via email at for any questions.

FALL GOLF OUTING - November 27


19888 N. 73RD AVE
[Just SOUTH of 101 AND 75TH AVE intersection]

Cost: $45 for green fees, carts, prize money, & lunch


Time: Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Check-in will be at 8:00 for Cart assignment. Proper golf attire required: soft spike shoes, shirts with collars, and no Levis.

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 SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE INCLUDE AGA HANDICAP NUMBER NEXT TO THE PERSON'S NAME. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Monday November 20. If you do not have a foursome, send in the information with the number of players you have and foursomes 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

Mail to: Dale Wendt
7540 E. Becker Ln.
Scottsdale , Az 85260

Questions???? Call Dale at 480 - 922 -1402


When: Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 10 A.M. Meet at the Team Store at 9:50 A.M.

Cardinal Stadium. The Team Store is located on the north side of Cardinal Stadium, between Gate 2 and the Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Take the Glendale Avenue exit on the 101, drive east to 95th Ave and turn right. A security guard at the entrance will direct you.



Tour Length:

75 minutes


$3.00 per person, age 65 and older
$5.00 per person, age 12 – 65
$3.00 per person under age 12


Ed Skutecki, 623-572-9004, Email:


  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 16 th 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:

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 48 th 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.

BREWERY TOUR - Tuesday, January 30

  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
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.



Oktoberfest - Wednesday, October 25

Over one hundred and twenty members and guests attended the annual Oktoberfest cookout at North Mountain Park. The late afternoon event was led by Harry Heller with assistance from Don Roeber and Ike Templeton and featured hamburgers, bratwursts, chips, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad and cookies. A highlight of the festivities was the 12-piece Krug un' Kraut Band playing and singing old favorite German dance tunes for listening and dancing.  Ed Frick passed out door prizes to top off the evening, with gift cards presented for local restaurants most appreciated.

To see additional photos on the HRC web site, click here. To see 52 free pictures at Shutterfly, click here.

Again this year our thanks to retiree member and bandleader Mel Linberg who arranged for and played in the band, and grill cooks Harry Heller and Russ Henzel and to Don Roeber for the sauerkraut cooking. The event is truly a team affair with help and assistance from the HRC Board of Directors, John & Judy Nance, Shirley & Wally Klovstad, Nancy Roeber, Mary Barkl and many of the club's Directors and other members helping with the event.  This was the largest crowd in recent Oktoberfest history and is hopefully an indication of the renewed interest in all HRC events.

Contributed by Don Roeber