December 6, 2007
6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Friendship Renewal
7:00-10 p.m. Dinner & Dancing
Cash bar all evening

Mountain Preserve
1431 E. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85068

$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 send your check, made out to Treasurer, HRC with notation for Holiday Party to Honeywell Retirees Club of Arizona, Honeywell, Mail Drop XO, 2500 W. Union Hills Dr. , Phoenix , AZ 85027.


Kudos to Wally Klovstad and his helpers for organizing this year's Oktoberfest. It was a lot of fun despite the high winds, and the food was delicious.

Thanks go to Shirley Krieger for organizing the Medicare update session. It was a benefit to those who have been on Medicare for several years in addition to the new Honeywell retirees who are about to sign up for Medicare coverage.

Thanks also go to the Honeywell Retirees who participated in both of these events.

Harry Heller and his Events committee are busy scheduling and making arrangements for more events. Please make their efforts worthwhile by participating. Look for details in this Bridge.

We are still looking for volunteers to serve as a scribe in Secretary, Mary Barkl's absence at the Executive Board meetings, while she recovers from her illness and a photographer at the events. Please contact me at or 602.300.8304 if you are willing to help.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have suggestions on how the Honeywell Retiree Club can be of service to the retirees. Be sure to log into the Honeywell Retiree Club website on a regular basis for updated information between the Bridge distributions. Until next month …




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 Judy Nance RN

Stretching regularly may make your muscles stronger, suggests a study in the “Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.” Performing regular hamstring stretches (that's the muscle at the back of the thigh), five times a week for six weeks, not only improved flexibility and increased range of motion in 30 young people, it also strengthened their leg muscles. Stronger legs can help prevent knee injuries. Stretches can also relieve muscle tension and stiffness and often helps in the recovery from injuries—though it does not prevent injuries, previous studies have found. “The University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter.”

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day.

One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's go have a beer."

Thanks to Bill for that one!

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, the program is still active. Participants must conform to specified guidelines, and complete and submit the required form. Our contact for this program, Al Ryan, has passed away. We will provide a new contact for information, forms, and submissions as soon as possible.

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


Honeywell Volunteers of Arizona needs a coordinator. This volunteer position requires about 1 to 2 hours per month of work, all of which is done at home. The job consists of receiving by mail the volunteer-hour forms submitted by retirees, logging the hours in a record book, filling out a check request form, and mailing the form to our Honeywell Corporation contact. Honeywell then sends out a donation check to the organization for which the retiree has volunteered work hours. Retirees can earn $2 per hour up to $100 per year for their organization.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Clint Langford at 602-996-3216.

We ask that retirees refrain from submitting their volunteer hours until the coordinator position is filled.



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



What a TOTALLY AWESOME experience! The Kitt Peak tour occurred on one of the best stargazing nights of the year. There were no wind, clouds, dust or bright moon to disturb the view either through the naked eye, binoculars, or telescopes. We started with turkey sandwich meals and a scientific view of a beautiful sunset. At almost 7,000 feet above sea level, we needed our jackets before the night was over.

We had the opportunity to see the “double-double” system close to Vega which to the naked eye looks like one star, through the binoculars two stars, and through the telescope four stars each of which are the size and brightness of our galaxy's sun.

There were new stars, mid-life stars, dying stars, the Andromeda Galaxy (our nearest major galactic neighbor), Jupiter, Uranus, the Ring Nebulae, Milky Way, and MOST EXCITING of all the 17P/ Holmes comet (that has unexpectedly brightened in the past couple of weeks and now is visible to the naked eye attracting professional and amateur interest around the world) to behold.

The scariest part of the experience was driving one mile down a winding, hairpin curvy road at 9:30PM with only parking lights (or manila folders taped over automatic headlights) and the taillights of the car in front to guide the way. This is to prevent headlights interfering with the scientists' work in the various domes.



The HRC Oktoberfest was attended by about 50 retirees and a good time seemed to be had by all. It was a nice sunny day so (what's new in AZ) at the new Reo Vista Park in Peoria . One major complication was that with the change from late afternoon to noon and the Bridge not getting out in time so a lot of people were still planning for the wrong time. Brats and burgers were served up by the board and no one took advantage of the nearby playground equipment.

Honeywell Blood Drive

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

The last 2007 Blood Drive is Thursday, November 29




Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-922-1402
Where: Arrowhead Country Club, 623-561-9625, 19888 N. 73 rd Ave., Glendale, AZ (just SE of 75th Ave and 101 Freeway)
Date: Monday, November 26, 2007
Time: Shotgun start at 8:30 AM with lunch to follow. Check-in will be at 8 AM for cart assignment
Dress: Proper golf attire required: Soft spike shoes, shirts with collars, and NO Levis
Cost: $50.00 for green fees, carts, prize money, and lunch buffet

NOTE: 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 your handicap.

We hope to have 100+ players this time at Arrowhead CC, 11/26/2007, as we are again offering invitations to play to Sperrywell, Signalwell, and any other Wells out there.


Send a check with the name and handicap of each player to Mail to:

Dale Wendt
7540 E. Becker Ln.
Scottsdale, Az 85260

Make check payable to: Treasurer HRC.


Coordinator: Ed Skutecki, 623-572-9004,

Date: December 9 (Sunday) 12 PM – 5PM

Location : KAET studios, ASU, Tempe , AZ

Here's your chance to give back to the community plus get some TV exposure! We will be manning the telephones for one shift of the December KAET 8 fundraiser. Lunch will be provided. The date is firm, but the exact starting times may very slightly. This will be a joint Sperry and Honeywell Retiree Club event. We're limited to 15 volunteers, so sign up early. Email or call Ed Skutecki to register.


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

Call or e-mail Harry Heller to reserve your seats and with your lunch selection by January 8.

*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.


Visit exciting ports south of the border. The Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas features a very soothing day spa, two pools, six whirlpools, and the Masquerade Theater with nightly entertainment, such as contemporary musical stage productions. And that is just the beginning.

Prices include cruise fare, taxes, Government fees, $25.00 per person on board credit and a cocktail party. Gratuities and Transportation to and from Los Angeles are NOT included. Reservations are at the group rate

NOTE: A down payment of $250.00 per person is due on November 20 with the final payment on January 17, 2008 . All U.S. citizens must have a current passport. Because they take time to be issued, please apply as soon as possible.

Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572, Email:
Sailing: From Los Angeles, Sunday, April 6, 2008

  Cabin                Category           Cost
Inside                   N                 $633
Oceanview             I                 $723
Balcony                 D1               $1073

  • Day 1
  • 2 Cruising
  • 3 Cabo San Lucas
  • 4 Mazatlan
  • 5 Puerto Vallarta
  • 6 Cruising
  • 7 Cruising
  • 8 Los Angeles


Marilyn Lohf
Elan Travel
20241 North 67th Ave., Suite A-8
Glendale, AZ 85308


Coordinator: Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235 (home) or 602-819-0467 (cell)
Time: Dining, 12:00 Noon ; Curtain, 2:00 PM
Location: Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ
Cost: $44 per person. Price includes taxes and gratuity
Payment: Make check payable to “Treasurer, Honeywell Retiree Club” and mail to: Shirley Krieger, 1018 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85022

This activity was very well received last year. The seating and the service are excellent.  They offer a varied menu of gourmet food.  The dinner includes your choice of non-alcoholic beverages. You may also purchase alcoholic beverages at your own expense. Dessert is offered during intermission for an extra fee. Gratuity is not included for these extra items. There will be a drawing during intermission and one lucky person will have their ticket reimbursed.

Call Shirley for additional information and to make a reservation. Receipt of payment will insure your spot.



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.

Our apologies go out to those that tried to call the Fix-It-Guys number this past month or so.  The answering system malfunctioned.  Everything is up and running once again.

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.

Hello, I want to thank Mat and Dickl for fixing leaking plumbing in (my) bathroom. I was being flooded out, can not say enough about the guys that help us so much. I hope they know how much they are appreciated.