New location Rio Vista Park , Peoria , 8866 Thunderbird Rd. , Ramadas 8 & 9
New time 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Meal will be served around noon
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Cost: $5.00 each for member and first guest. Additional guests are welcome at $7.00 per person.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC, with note for Octoberfest and send to Honeywell Retirees Club of Arizona
Honeywell, Mail Drop XO
2500 W. Union Hills Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Directions: From Route 101, go west on Thunderbird Road to the first light and turn right onto West Rio Vista Boulevard. Drive to the Park parking lot at the end of the road. There is ample and convenient parking. This is a brand new facility and the bathrooms are very conveniently located (no steps).
Coordinator: Wally Klovstad, 623-561-8570

Unfortunately, there will be no Octoberfest traditional German music this year as the parks restricts music or charges an exorbitant fee. The food will be cooked for you by the HRC Board of Directors and will feature bratwurst and hamburgers with all the fixings and accompaniments. Water and coffee will be provided. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park. There will be door prizes.



Coordinator: Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235
Location: Foothills Branch Library
19055 N. 57 th Avenue (just North of Union Hills)
Glendale , AZ 623-930-3830.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Presenter: Ann Marie Grande, Program Director, Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

Ann Marie Grande from the Area Agency on Aging promises a very enlightening seminar and will have time to answer your questions. Her Agency is a partner with Medicare. Friends are welcome to attend based on seating capacity.


The Diamondbacks vs. Giants game was a lot of fun except that the D'backs lost. A big thank you to Ed Skutecki for making all the arrangements. I wish someone could have taken a picture of him as he was catching that foul ball, but it happened too fast. His delighted expression was priceless.

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.

Mary Barkl, our secretary, has been diagnosed with an illness that will prevent her attending the HRC Board meetings (the first Tuesday each month) and taking minutes for several months. We are looking for a volunteer to serve as scribe in her absence. Please contact me at vmclagett@aol.com or 602.300.8304 if you are willing to help.

Sharon Forrester, our photographer, has a conflict that will prevent her from attending the various events and taking pictures for the remainder of this year. We are looking for a volunteer for this position. Please contact me if you are interested.

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 www.hrcaz.org 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: 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.

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.



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 hotline@hrcaz.org.

Russ Henzel, website editor





Coordinator: Virginia Clagett, 602-300-8304, or email VMClagett@aol.com if you have questions.

If you are interested in carpooling or being a carpool driver, please call Virginia .

Date: November 3, 2007 - Saturday
Time: 5:30PM
Location: Kitt Peak National Observatory
Cost: Kitt Peak Tour - Seniors (62 and over) $34, Adults (under 62) $39, Students (elementary to college) $34, Military $34
Payment: Make check payable to Honeywell Retiree Club and mail to: Virginia Clagett, P. O. Box 31937, Phoenix, AZ 85046-1937

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 cost 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.



When: Friday, November 9, 10 A.M. Meet at Team Store at 9:50 AM
Where: New Cardinal Stadium, East of Loop 101 & Glendale Ave
Parking: Free
Tour length: 75 minutes
Cost: $6.00 per person, age 65 and older
$8.00 per person, age 12-65
$6.00 per person under age 12
Coordinator: Joe Gonzales, lcgonzales12@cox.net
Deadline: November 1

This is a joint Honeywell and Sperry Retiree Clubs event.

Here's your chance to get a first hand insiders look at our new state-of-the-art sports stadium. Our tour will include a visit to the locker rooms! The tour will not require any stair climbing and will be wheelchair accessible. To reserve your spot, call or email Joe Gonzales ASAP. Then write a check to: Treasurer, Sperry Retiree Club and mail to Joe Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane , Glendale , AZ 85308 .

The Team Store is located on the north side of Cardinal Stadium, between Gate 2 and the Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Take the Glendale Ave exit on the 101, drive east to 95th Ave and turn right. Drive ½ mile to Maryland and turn left. The stadium will now be on your right. Turn right into the first entrance for the parking lot. Look for the giant “2”. The team store is to the left. A security guard at the entrance will direct you.




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.


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.



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: rippy60@yahoo.com
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: Ed Skutecki, 623-572-9004, 33fisherman33 @cox.net
Location: KAET TV Studios, ASU, Tempe , AZ
Time: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Here's your chance to give back to the community plus get some TV exposure! We will be manning the telephones for two shifts of the December KAET 8 fundraiser. Lunch will be provided. The dates are 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 per date, so sign up early. Email or call Ed Skutecki to register. Please state the date you prefer.


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.



On September 17, 52 Sperry/Honeywell retirees and guests enjoyed an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field. Unfortunately, the Diamondbacks lost the game to the Giants, but a good time was had by all. Event organizer, Ed Skutecki, finally satisfied a life-long ambition by catching a foul ball! Just look at that big grin!





Nurse Judy Nance

Heart attacks linked to flu. Recent research : An analysis of autopsy reports for nearly 35,000 people who died from heart disease over an eight year period showed that the risk of dying from a heart attack increased by one-third during weeks of flu epidemics, compared with non epidemic weeks. Theory: influenza causes inflammation, which can loosen plaques (fatty deposits) in coronary arteries and cause heart attacks. If you have heart disease: Ask your doctor about getting an annual flu shot when the vaccine becomes available (usually in October or November). The Center for Disease Control recommends flu shots for persons 60 years and older and persons with chronic health conditions. Article is from September 2007 Bottom Line Health publication.

Honeywell Blood Drive

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

The last 2007 Blood Drive is Thursday, November 29