Tuesday, January 16

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.





Goodness how time flies. Another year has passed. We hope that it was good for you, that the Holiday Season was enjoyable for you and your family and especially that you were not affected by the tie ups at Denver International Airport . Fortunately, Santa does not appear to have been affected by this as well, so I trust that he made it to your house as normal.

We are starting off 2007 with a mix of several repeat events and some new ones. The Brewery Tour was well received last year as was Day at the Races so have scheduled these events again in Jan. The capital Tour is new and we think this will be informative and interesting.

We also wish to advise that, due to rising costs, dues are increased to $5 per year, effective immediately. This applies to new and renewal memberships.

Ed Frick

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.

Honeywell Blood Drive

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

2007 Blood Drive Dates are:

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • Tuesday , May 15
  • Tuesday, July 17
  • Wednesday, September 26
  • Thursday, November 29


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

Cognitive decline linked to dietary copper: New study : In a six year study of 3,718 people ages 65 or older, those who ate a diet high in saturated fats and trans fats and who also consumed an average of 2.75 mg of copper daily suffered greater declines in mental capacity than those who ate a high-fat diet but who consumed only 0.88 mg of copper daily. The recommended dietary allowance of copper (found in shellfish and liver) is 0.9 mg. Theory: High levels of copper may prevent the body from ridding itself of brain-damaging proteins. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Improved prostate Health: New findings : In a 12-year study of 2,447 men ages 40 to 79, those who took a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID), such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil), daily were about half as likely to develop an enlarged prostate as men who did not take an NSAID daily. Theory : NSAIDS may lessen the inflammation associated with enlarged prostate. If you take NSAIDS, prostate health may be an added benefit. More research is needed before these drugs can be recommended for enlarged prostate alone. Department of epidemiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester , Minnesota. Both articles were taken from the publication, “BottomLine Health” January 2007



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: 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
Tour size: Capitol tour limited to 30 people; Genealogy Collection visit is FULLY BOOKED .
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.

Only 30 people can be accommodated on the museum tour and only a few spaces remain at publication time. You may call, mail, or email Don Roeber for a reserved spot on the Museum tour.


Where: Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tempe  
Time: 4:30 PM
Cost: $20.00 per person – includes tour, 2 beers for tasting, 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: Gila River Indian Community 1 mile west of Interstate 10 at the junction of Maricopa Road (Exit 162) and Queen Creek Road (Exit 164).
Time: 10:30 AM
Cost: Adults $5.00, Seniors (over 65) $3.00, Students with id $3.00, Children 6 – 12 $2.00.
Payment: Pay at the door
Deadline: February 15
Coordinator: Virginia Clagett 602-300-8304 or VMClagett@aol.com Call for reservations

“The Huhugam Heritage Center is a place that tells the stories of the history, culture, and language of the peoples of the Gila River Indian Community and honors the ancient Huhugam. Through exhibitions, classes, programs, and its collections, its goal is to educate Community members, youth, and visitors. The mission of the Huhugam Heritage Center is to ensure that the cultures of the Akimel O'odham (Pima) and the Pee Posh (Maricopa) peoples, and that of their ancestors, will survive and flourish for present and future generations. The Center will provide a museum facility to offer interpretive exhibitions, public programs and educational activities that will enhance an awareness of southern Arizona and its prehistoric, historic, and contemporary Native peoples.”

Come join the Honeywell Retiree Club members to tour the facility. This facility is across the road from the Wild Horse Pass Casino. For those who like to gamble, you may want to tour the museum and then stop by the casino to gamble and have lunch.

For 15 or more attendees, we will have a tour guide; otherwise the tour will be self-guided. Contact Virginia Clagett to make a reservation and provide the number in your party so will know whether or not to schedule the guide.


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.


Where: Kitt Peak National Observatory
Time: 5:30PM
Cost: Kitt Peak Tour - Seniors (over 62) $34.00; Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - TBD
Deadline: March 16
Coordinator: Virginia Clagett, 602-300-8304 or VMClagett@aol.com to make a reservation and indicate the number in your party

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Founded in 1958, KPNO operates three major nighttime telescopes, shares site responsibilities with the National Solar Observatory and hosts the facilities of consortia which operate 19 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. Kitt Peak is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. Kitt Peak offers a public evening program like no other. It is home to the largest collection of optical research telescopes anywhere in the world, and at the Visitor Center with its two observatories, the public is invited to learn about, and gain hands-on experience of the latest that astronomy has to offer. We'll view everything from planets to other galaxies using our 20 inch RC Optical Systems and 16 inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.

The $34 cost for seniors includes a meal of turkey sandwich or a vegetarian alternative. Those attending can arrive earlier in the day to tour the facility and daytime telescopes to maximize your visit. You are encouraged to dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. The number of attendees is limited so be sure to sign up early.

The tour will conclude around 9:30PM. Plan to spend the night in Tucson and join us for a tour of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum on Saturday, March31 (more details will be in the February Bridge ).

Send the money to the HRC Treasurer at the HRC address.

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 0830 a.m. with lunch to follow. Check-in will be at 0800 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, send in the form below 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.
Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-992-1402.

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

Volunteers Needed!

The Arizona Science Center has asked for volunteers to help out with a special exhibit on the human body called Body Worlds 3 opening in late January.

The specimens in BODY WORLDS 3 are real. The exhibition features more than 200 authentic human specimens, including entire body Plastinates, individual organs and transparent body slices. Through the process of Plastination the body specimens have been preserved with special plastics that allow us to view the many layers and systems that lie beneath our skin. For more information on Plastination and BODY WORLDS 3 go to www.bodyworlds.com

To sign up, call Jan Stonebraker at 602 716 2037.



HOLIDAY DINNER DANCE - December 8, 2006

It was truly "deck the halls" on Friday December 8th when the HRC held their third annual Holiday dinner  dance at the Phoenix Elks Club.  It was red, green and gold  with candles glowing and thousands of twinkling lights defining an atmosphere filled with renewal of old friendships, happy holiday thoughts and lively tunes to dance the night away.  Each table had a champagne winner and some very nice door prizes were given out to start the season of giving.  Our thanks to Sharon Forrester for all her lovely photos of the attendees which are shown here---plus attendees can retrieve  their individual photos by following the instructions shown below. We all had a great evening and the prime rib was excellent too.  If you did not attend this event in 2006--plan now for 2007---mark you calendars now for----Friday  December 7th.

Contributed by Lorri Jordan


Pictures are available on Shutterfly. Go to Shutterfly to see all of the pictures.

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.
  7. The on line address for information or forms and the application deadline dates are:
    ASU: www.asu.edu/fa/scholarships/private.html#honeywell - March 5, 2007
    NAU: www 4 .nau.edu/finaid/scholarship/privatedonors.htm - March 1, 2007
    U of A: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarships/outside/Honeywell_Retiree_Club_Scholarship.aspx
               March 5, 200

Submitted by Al Longanecker


The Nominating Committee for this year's officers and directors are Shirley Krieger, Mary Barkl , and Ike Templeton. Election of the Officers and Directors shall be held at the Annual Meeting in April 2007. The ballot will be sent out in The Bridge at the appropriate time this year. We need to fill two Director positions. The Nominating committee will submit their report to the Board of Directors at the February Board meeting. Any active member may make nominations by submitting, either verbally or in writing, the candidate's name to the Board of Directors (or the Nominating Committee) by January 31. Nominees must be verified and agree to serve before being placed on the ballot. You may send your nominations to the HRC e-mail address or our regular mailing address.

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