Merry Christmas


Happy New Year

From your Club Officers, Directors and Staff

Virginia Clagett Ed Frick

Harry Heller Bert Walker

Mary Brakl Al Boeck

Wally Klovstad Shirley Krieger

Don Peeples Jim Scarlett

Ike TempletonRuss Henzel

John Kopala Rick Oldani



At this special time of year, the Honeywell Retiree Club board members extend warm wishes for a Happy Holiday season as well as a joyous and healthful New Year to you and your families. We thank you for supporting our programs and events throughout this past year, and we hope you will continue to do so in the future.

Kudos to Shirley Krieger for a very successful Holiday dinner/dance at the Elks Club on December 4. This lady worked very hard for both the Honeywell Retiree Club and the Sperry Retiree Club. I hope you will take a moment to express your personal thanks for her hard work.

A very BIG thank you goes to Dale Wendt for his outstanding organization of our golf outings. I hope those of you who participated in the fall golf on December 8 had a fun time.

Don’t hesitate to contact any board member 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 (year) …

Best Regards,


New Arizona Legislation

Check your license plate cover to make sure that the “ARIZONA” state name at the top is clearly visible. Refer to the excerpt below from the Arizona Revised Statutes which takes effect January 1, 2009. The fine is expected to be $130.00. How strictly they will be enforcing this remains to be seen.

ARS 28-2354. License plates; attachment
B. A person shall display all license plates as required by subsection A until their lawful use expires or is canceled or revoked. A person shall maintain each license plate so it is clearly legible and so that the name of this state at the top of the license plate is not obscured.


Check out the Phun in Phoenix information. This listing of cool things to do in Phoenix each weekend is updated weekly – check it out at WWW.HRCAZ.ORG 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, Web Master



Coordinator: Harry Heller, 623-362-2159,, for reservations and lunch selection.
Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.
Parking: Included. Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue.
Cost: $19.50 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
Time: 11:45 AM at the Turf Club

Lunch served at 12:30 PM
Trifecta Salad (scoop of tuna, chicken, and pasta salad served in a pineapple boat with fresh fruit and banana nut bread)
Turkey Croissant Sandwich (Freshly baked croissant filled with sliced bacon, tomatoes, American cheese, and lettuce served with fresh fruit, potato, or pasta salad).


Picture from January 2007 Day at the Races, courtesy of John Kopala


Coordinator: Yolanda Brown, 623-972-3970
Time: TBD
Location: TBD


Coordinator: Betty Fennell, 602-439-4344 (home) or 602-448-5267 (cell) or
Time: Dining, 12:15; Curtain, 2:00 PM.
Location: Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, AZ
Cost: $54.00. Price includes taxes and gratuity. Alcoholic Beverages and desserts are NOT included.

Make check payable to “Treasurer, Sperry Retiree Club” and mail to: Betty Fennell at 3813 W. Villa Maria Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308.

Cutoff date: Checks must be RECEIVED by February 24, 2009.

HRC and SRC are offering reservations for the play “Guys and Dolls” to be held on March 11, 2009 at the Arizona Broadway Theater, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. So that we can reserve enough tickets, please call Betty at 602-439-4344 and reserve your tickets.

Small time gambler Nathan Detroit bets his big-time pal Sky Masterson that he can’t make the next woman he sees fall in love with him… but watch the tables turn when the next doll happens to be uptight missionary Sarah Brown! This slick romantic comedy with a bright, brassy, immortal score takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, featuring breathtaking dance numbers, fabulous costumes and classic hits such as Sit Down, Your Rockin’ the Boat, and I’ve Never Been in Love Before.



Coordinator: Fred Bauer, 623-977-0881.

Additional information will be provided in futures issues of THE BRIDGE as soon as the Spring Training Schedules are available .


Coordinator: Harry Heller, 623-362-2159.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59 th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009.
Time: 12:00 Noon till 4 PM.
Cost: Just bring a Dish to share. (No charge to HRC members and guests).
Reservations: Not required. Just show up.

Ed Frick, Don & Nancy Roeber, Don & Shirley Peeples                                      Virginia Clagett

                          Lining up for food

Pictures from April 2008 Spring Pot Luck Luncheon


Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-922-1402
Where: Sun City Country Club, 623-933-1353, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, AZ. (Midway between Peoria and Olive Avenues).
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009

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.
Time: Shotgun start at 8:00 AM, with lunch following the tournament. Check-in will be at 7:30 for cart assignment.


Coordinator: Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Judy Nance, R.N.

ANERGIA: A lack of energy-anergia-is not necessarily a normal part of aging and may be a predictor of various health problems. A positive answer to these questions may predict illness in older adults:

Recently, I have had less energy
I felt slowed physically in the past month
I did less than usual in the past month
My slowness is worse in the morning
I wake up feeling tired
I nap more than two hours during the day

Good Eats to Lower Cholesterol: To help reduce "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, make these foods part of your regular diet:

1. Foods enhanced with plant sterols. At least 2 grams of plant sterols are needed daily to reduce LDL cholesterol by more than 10%, i.e.: margarine-like spreads, orange juice and yogurt drinks.

2. Oats and Fruit: Eat 10 grams or more a day to lower LDL cholesterol. One and a half cups of cooked oatmeal = 6g of fiber. Other fiber sources include apples, bananas, pears, kidney beans, barley.

3. Walnuts and Almonds

4. Olive Oil

Mayo Clinic Health Letter, November 2008. This is a reprint from the Beatitudes Center, DOAR, Developing Older Adult Resources, Nurse and Health Ministries Network.



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. The Fixit Guys are Bob, Dick, Gene, Sam, Perry, Matt, Paul, Ed and Clint.

Call us at this 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.

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

The following letter was recently received from a very satisfied couple helped by the Fix-It Guys:
Nov 17, Matt and Dickl came to my home to fix the shower faucet mixer lever which was binding.

They worked very hard but could not remove to replace parts without damage to shower tile and perhaps a broken pipe within the wall, estimated cost about $800.00, if that would happen. I was glad they were honest to tell me. They apologized for not being able to fix the problem and left.

The same day, Matt got info from a plumbing supply who helped him understand the way to go about fixing the very old fixture, and he came back and tackled the job again with success.

My husband ordered the new part and Thursday of this week it should come in and Matt has offered to come back to help put it in.

When it comes to service, I can’t say enough to praise the “Fix-It Guys.” Thank you for this wonderful give of help to us oldies who worked at Honeywell. We appreciate Matt & Dick who saved us almost $1000.00.

Plumber Estimate was: $150.00 mixer valve & $800.00 if they broke the pipe in the wall and had to replace it.

Thank you, Thank you!


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. Menbers 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.

Past Activities


The HRC/SRC Retiree's Club held their annual dinner dance on December 4 at the Elks.  The Elk's management had the room decorated very festively for the Holidays. Joe Vaccaro's Band was great as always.

It was very unfortunate that the Elks' recommended caterer did not plan the food correctly and several Sperry tables did not get either Prime Rib or Chicken.  The Clubs do apologize to those members. Also running out of dessert was inexcusable.  Shirley Krieger has met with the Caterer to reduce the food costs.  A refund of $10.00 will be mailed to those members that did not get food.

Door prizes were won by Russ Henzel, Loren De Wall, John Kopala, Kathrine Clauer, Tim Brediger, Ralph De Pron, Nancy Roeber, Clint Borwn, Evelyn Miranda, June Treat, Al Boeck, Hoann Adams, Mim Edmond, Phil Ginand, Lloyd Palmer, Gaylord Brockway, Betty Fennell, Patty Grande, Peggy Nadin, Pat Perelli, Jim Painter, Sam Messina, Bill Clark, and Barb Baden.

HRC wishes everyone a very safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nancy & Don Roeber, Wally & Shirley Klovstad

     Gaylord Brockway and Barb Baden                Gina Short                    Sturger & Regina Wagner

        Don & Shirley Peeples, John & Judy Nance                         Don & Marilyn Sluyk

           Gaylord Brockway & Barb Baden                              Russ Henzel wins a door prize

           Jeffrey & Beverly Heidel                                               Phil & Myrna Ginand, Ed Frick