SPERRY/HONEYWELL DAY AT THE RACES
Tuesday, January 16
*Trifecta Salad: A scoop of tuna, chicken & pasta salad served in a pineapple boat with fresh fruit & banana nut bread.
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.
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.
Mr. Alfred R. Ryan for information, forms and submittals at his addresses shown in the paper or electronic version of the The Bridge.
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: email@example.com. 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, ChicagoImproved 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
PHUN IN PHOENIX IS BACK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Russ Henzel, website editor
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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