Location: Arrowhead Country Club (19888 N. 73 rd Ave.)
Date: Monday, April 23, 2007
Special Guest Speaker:

Pat Skulley

In 1979, Pat was working for Ross Perot, and at one point served in Iran . When the Shaw of Iran was overthrown, two EDS executives were detained.  Pat was directly involved in the clandestine measures taken to get these employees out safely.  He will relate the highlights of this fascinating story which is described in more detail in Ken Follet's book, "On Wings of Eagles."


9:00 AM   Coffee & Conversation
9:30 AM  Buffet Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 AM  Meeting & Elections

Members and their first guest will pay only a discounted $12.00 per person. Non-members and additional guests will pay the full $16.00 per person cost.

Mail your checks (payable to “Treasurer HRC”) 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.

Information and RSVP to either:
Shirley Krieger 602-942-4235
Ed Frick 623-561-6917.


The East-West road into the Club is:
West Arrowhead Clubhouse Drive. Also note if you choose to use the N. 73rd Ave access into the Club, West Beardsley Road is the South frontage road along the 101 Freeway and is ONE WAY going East.

Reservations are required and must be made by April 18




Please pay special attention to our upcoming events, especially the Annual Meeting on Monday, April 23 at the Arrowhead Country Club. We have a very special speaker this year, with a thrilling story to tell. I hope that you won't miss this unusual opportunity to hear one who has been directly involved in a U.S. history making event.

I've enjoyed the past 4 years as your vice president and president. It has been particularly special to have a Board that has been so involved, dedicated and supportive of the new ideas and improvements that we have incorporated for our members. I trust that our members hopefully recognize the hard work involved. Of particular note are the following areas for which I give thanks to those involved:

  • Making a myriad of Bridge Improvements– Charlie Farmer, Ted Rees, John Kopala
  • Establishing the Electronic Bridge – Ted Rees, Russ Henzel
  • Update of Membership records – Wally Klovstad, Don Roeber, Ted Rees, Rick Oldani
  • Serving as Webmaster – Russ Henzel
  • Planning and leading many new and continuing Programs and Events – Virginia Clagett, Shirley Krieger, Ed Skutecki, Lorri Jordan, Harry Heller, Ike Templeton
  • Keeping our Scholarship Program active – Al Longanecker
  • Joining us as Photographer – Sharon Forrester
  • Continuing the Golf and Laughlin traditions – Dale Wendt

Thanks too to Bert Walker and Mary Barkl for serving so ably at the Treasurer and Secretarial positions so ably. And a special thanks to Don Roeber, our past president, who has remained very active in supporting many events and providing counsel and guidance to the Board.

I hope to see you all at the Annual meeting and at events in the future.

Ed Frick



We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not good at or are unable to do and prevent these jobs from becoming budget busters.

Call us at this new number: (602) 765-4466 and leave a clear message containing job information, your name and telephone number. We probably can 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.

The Fix-It Guys are: Bob, Dick, Gene, Sam, Perry, Matt, Paul, Ed and Clint.

Please contact the phone number above if you would like to volunteer as a Fix-It Guy or Gal.

Honeywell Blood Drive

Make a lifesaving appointment by clicking the Donate Blood link at and enter sponsor code HWLAZ15.

2007 Blood Drive Dates are:

Tuesday, May 15
Tuesday, July 17
Wednesday, September 26
Thursday, November 29

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. Contact for information, forms and submittals is:

Mr. Alfred R. Ryan
4101 E. Palo Verde Drive
Phoenix , AZ 85018

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: 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

How much energy do you need ? We constantly hear about not overeating and keeping calories intake in check to maintain a healthy body weight, but few people know how much energy (calories) they really need. Here are some examples to help figure out the range of calories you should be eating:

First, your basic metabolism:

Male: Multiply your body weight by 10, then add double your body weight to that number.
     For example, if you weigh 180 pounds: 180 x 10 = 1,800 + (180 x 2) = 2,160.
Female: Multiple your body weight by 10, then add your body weight to that number.
For example, if you weigh 135 pounds: 135 x 10 =1,350 + 135 = 1,485.

Second, your physical activity: If you are brisk walking (4 mph) for one hour per day:

Male: add about 400 calories
Female: Add about 300 calories

Total calories needed (not accounting for the 10% used for digesting food) in this example :

Male: 2,560 calories per day
Female: 1,785 calories per day

(Information from “Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter” April 07)



Check out the Phun in Phoenix information, which 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


SPRING GOLF OUTING - Monday, April 16

(Just SOUTH of TATUM AND CAVE CREEK intersection), 480-515-5908
Cost: $50 for green fees, carts, prize money, & lunch. GUESTS ARE WELCOME
Time: Shotgun start at 8:30 am with lunch to follow. Check-in will be at 8:00 for cart assignment.
Attire: Proper golf attire required: soft spike shoes, shirts with collars, and no Levis.
Handicap: We will use established handicaps [AGA] (PLEASE INCLUDE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY). CALLOWAY will only be used for those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring.
Deadline: Payment must be in by Monday April 8. If you do not have a foursome, groups 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.
Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-922-1402. (Corrected telephone number)

Mail names of players, their handicaps and $50 per person to:
Dale Wendt
7540 E. Becker Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Where: Watson Lake Park on Highway 89 North in Prescott.
Turn right at the roundabout at the north end of the lake and you are there.
When 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Food service starts at noon.
Menu: BBQ Chicken and Pork Ribs with 3 side dishes, desert, iced tea and lemonade.
Cost: $15.00
Payment: Send check made out to “HRC” to the Honeywell Retirees Club Treasurer, Honeywell, Mail Drop XO, 2500 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Deadline: April 2.
Coordinators: Jean Winslow, 1-928-445-9171
Chuck Dumas, 1-928-443-8581
Ed Frick, 623-561-8400 or

Watson Lake Park is a beautifully situated facility, high on a knoll overlooking the lake and Granite Dells. The Ramada is expansive with ample shade, tables and parking. Pre-paid parking tickets and meal tickets will be given to each participant when they arrive and check in. Place the parking ticket in a visible place in the vehicle and present the meal ticket to be served.

Please make telephone reservations by April 2 so that we can help our caterer plan.


Coordinator: Ed Skutecki 623-572-9004

Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
Date: Monday, September 17, 2007
Starting Time: 6:40 PM
Location: Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Cost: $17.50/seat (Discounted from $35!)
Seating: Lower Level, Left Field Line, Section 133

Come join us for a fun night at the old ballpark. This will be a joint Honeywell/Sperry Club event. This event sold out early last year, so reserve your spot now. Since we will not be sending out a bulletin during the summer months, this event is being advertised early. To make your reservations, call or email Ed Skutecki then make out a check to “Treasurer, SRC”. Send your check to:

Ed Skutecki
7863 W. Piute Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308





A good time was had by all especially by those who didn't leave after the Mariners jumped to the 5-0 lead early on in the game. Those who stayed saw the Athletics come back to tie it up at 5 all before the Mariners finally salvaged the win at 6-5.



Approximately 60 to 75 members and guests attended our annual picnic. Thanks to all of you for the delicious potluck food that all enjoyed. In addition to a great meal four, gift certificate, door prizes were drawn.


The Kitt Peak Tour was cancelled due to a forest fire. It will be rescheduled. Those who signed up or were turned away due to the limitation on attendees will be given first choice for attending the new date.


Due to the cancellation of the Kitt Peak Tour, many attendees chose not to continue with the tour scheduled for the next day. Here are newly retired, Tuk Gove, with his wife, Sue, and their Aunt Lois who was visiting from Seattle. That is a sculpture of a coyote behind them rather than a live animal.

The weather was a lovely sunny 86 degrees. We saw many types of desert flora and fauna including the free Raptor Flight demonstration with three types of birds being shown.


For President: Virginia Clagett

Retired from: Honeywell Bull  
Last position: Project Manager, System Software
Other work: Project Manager for American Express on a Travel Related Services Internet Application Software
Interests: Travel, Needlework, Volunteer, ESA - a women's leadership, service organization.

BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona , MBA in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management (1997

For Vice President: Harold (Harry) Heller

Retired from: Commercial Aviation Systems  
Last position: Director, Human Resources
Other work: Business & Commuter Avionics Human Resource, Glendale
Interests: Hiking, Softball, Travel
Education: BBA Loyola University , Chicago , Ill. 1965

For Secretary: Mary Barkl

Retired from: Industrial Automation & Control in 2006  
Last position: IAC Program Manager in Engineering
Other work: Various positions in Industrial Automation since 1966
Interests: Bowling, skiing, reading, rafting the Colorado , traveling to Alaska on a cruise this year

For Treasurer: Bert Walker

Retired from: Honeywell Space Systems in 2006  
Last position: Facilities Manager
Other work: 43 years with GE, Honeywell, Bull, and Honeywell again.
Interests: Pets, woodworking, and gardening
Education: ME from Syracuse and MBA from ASU

For Director Jim Scarlett

Retired from: Industrial Automation and Control in 2000
Last position: Product Marketing
Other work: 37 years, Philadelphia , Fort Washington , and Phoenix
Interests: Hiking, Reading , Birding
Education: Education: BSEE Drexel University

For Director Al Boeck

Retired from: Information Technology Group, Process Solutions (IAC)  
Last position: Program Manager
Other work: 24 years of which 3 years were in Marketing for Manufacturing Systems and 3 years at Bull
Interests: Lions Organization, Leukemia Foundation of AZ and traveling
Education: BA and MBA from University of Phoenix

For Director Lorri Jordan*

Retired from: Industrial Automation and Control in 2002  
Last position: Director of Automation Support Services
Other work: 33 years at IAC
Interests: Meeting and events company, Water color painting, Red Hats
Education: Certified meeting professional and certified trade show executive

* Incumbent Director


You received your ballot in the March issue of The Bridge either the printed or electronic version (print the ballot page). There are two ways to submit your ballot:

  1. You may mail it. To do this, please make a copy of or cut out this page from The Bridge, mark your ballot, fold it, put the ballot in an envelope, put a 39 cent stamp on the envelope and mail it to the Retiree Club address on the last page of The Bridge. Such ballots must be received in the mail by April 16th in order to be counted.
  2. You may bring your ballot to the annual meeting on April 23rd and turn it in there. There will be a limited number of extra ballots at the Annual Meeting in case you have not voted by the time of that meeting.