MARCH 11, 2008



Los Angeles Angels vs San Diego Padres

Date: March 11
Time: 1:05 PM
Place: Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Ave.
Cost: $18.00 Per Person

Please make check out to
Sperry Retirees Club and mail to:

Fred Bauer
10329 W. Loma Blanca Dr
Sun City , AZ 85351

Cut off date is March 3, 2008


Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day! Thank you goes to Harry Heller for organizing the Day at the Horse Races. I didn’t hear of any big winners, but I also didn’t hear of any big losers. I did hear a lot of laughter and friendship sharing. Everyone I spoke with said they had a very good time. Thank you also goes to Shirley Krieger for organizing the Fiddler On The Roof lunch/play with the Sperry Retiree Club. Again, a good time was had by all. Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day!

Please plan to join in the future activities. We look forward to seeing a large attendance at the annual meeting on April 23 at the Arrowhead Country Club. 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 … Best Regards, Virginia plan to join in the future activities. We look forward to seeing a large attendance at the annual meeting on April 23 at the Arrowhead Country Club.

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 …


Best Regards,



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. Members 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.


Its time again for your children, grand children or great-grandchildren, to get applications submitted for the Honeywell Retiree Club Scholarships at ASU, NAU and U of A. As before, application forms are available at each of the universities' scholarship offices. Information on scholarships is also available on line at each of the universities' web sites. We do not keep forms at HRC. In general, applications should be submitted by March 1st . The Honeywell Retiree Club Scholarships are for $1000. Awards are generally announced in May. The on-line addresses are:


NAU - scroll to Honeywell

U of A

The requirements for the scholarships are:

•  Must be a family member of an active member (current dues paying) or associate member (spouse of deceased active member) of 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.

•  Only students that will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible.

•  Students applying must have evidence of cumulative 3.O or higher college grade point average .

•  Applicants must re-apply annually.

•  Receipt of this scholarship does not restrict the student from receiving other scholarships.

•  Students majoring in Science and Technology related fields will be given preference, but if there are no applicants in related fields, then all majors will be considered. In the case of equal qualifications, financial need will be the deciding factor.

The evaluations of the applicants are done by each university's Scholarship Office. Our only role in the selection process is to verify the applicant/retiree relationship.

Contributed by Jim Scarlett





Sahuaro Ranch Park, Ramada #1, 9802 N.59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale
(1/2 mile north of Olive).


12:00 Noon till 4 PM


Just bring a Dish to Share. (No Charge to HRC members and guests).


Ike Templeton 480-998-7559

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide a delicious baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water. Plates, utensils, condiments, etc. will also be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share: hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. There will be no charge to HRC members and guests. The ham will be served hot from roasters that will have been caringly heated by your HRC Board. You may bring your own beer (we will have a beer permit) or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.



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 was due on November 20 (however, a few spots may still be available) 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


Location: Arrowhead Country Club (19888 N. 73 rd Ave.)  
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

9:00 AM  Coffee & Conversation,
9:30 AM  Breakfast,
10:00 - 11:30 AM   Meeting & Elections

Cost: The price for this event has not yet been determined
but should be available in the next edition of THE BRIDGE.

Mail your checks to the HRC address listed on the back page of The Bridge . Please note “Annual Meeting” on your check and how many attendees you are paying for. You may pay at the door ONLY IF you have phoned in your reservation.

Information and RSVP to:
Lorri Jordan 602-526-5698

The East-West road into the Club is:
West Arrowhead Clubhouse Drive.

If you choose to use the N. 73rd Ave access into the Club, West Beardsley Road is the South frontage road along the 101 Freeway and is ONE WAY going East.



Desert Sky Hikers

For those who want to explore our great state, here is an outstanding opportunity to get out and enjoy the beauty of Arizona and visit places you would not get to without an experienced leader.

February / March Hikes

February 23: North Trail, McDowell Mountains. This trail is a rare find in Arizona. This is another beautiful hike, highlighting much of the Sonoran Desert 's ecological splendor. Start your trek on the west side of Asher View Drive South , across from the parking area. The trail heads west from the street beyond a pair of picnic tables. 0.2 miles in, you will encounter a junction and should head right. Traveling northwest you will pass through dry washes and among 45-foot high saguaros. Along with the many giant saguaros, you are likely to come across black-tailed jack rabbits, antelope squirrels, rock squirrels, coyote and javalina. As you round back toward the start, the trail dips and rolls toward Lousley Hill . The hike leader is George Krekeler at 602-944-4150.

March 1st: White Tanks Waterfall Trail, Ironwood Loop Trail, Picnic, and Grandkid hike. These are rated as easy hikes. The hike leader is Dan Bohlman at 602-938-8244.

March 8: Goat Camp Trail – While Tank Mountains . This 12.6 mile hike is rated as Moderate to Difficult with an elevation change of 900 feet. The hike leader is John Cosman at 480-483-9549.

March 15: Hiker Club Picnic, McDowell Mountains . This includes a 4 mile easy hike with a 200 foot elevation change. The leaders are Ron Secord at 623-875-5666 and Russ Gunther at 602-942-5593.

March 22: Barnhardt Trail, Matazal Mountains . This is an 8 mile hike rated moderate with a 1500 foot elevation change. The hike leader is Fred Binder at 623-825-5125.

March 29: Picacho Peak . This is a 5 mile hike rated moderate with a 1400 foot elevation change. The hike leader is Orie Spegal at 480-946-2630.

The Desert Sky Hiking Club web site is at . Click on the 2008 hiking schedule link at the top of the page to view the full listing of hikes planned for 2008. Hike details are emailed to members about a week in advance of the actual hike.

If you are really into staying fit by hiking, contact Carol Binder at 623-825-5125. Membership if $4.00 per year.


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



We don't know of any big winners, but we also know of no big losers. Everyone participating in this event had a very good time and enjoyed a good lunch. Socializing and laughter were the order of the day. Some of the group also went down to the track for the Sperry/Honeywell Race and group picture.



The Fiddler on the Roof dinner theater was a huge success. Ninety seven retirees from the Sperry and Honeywell Retiree Clubs attended the play and enjoyed the good food along with the fellowship and communication with their fellow retirees.




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.

Arizona Science Center Needs Volunteers!

You don't need a science background to volunteer at Arizona Science Center ! Volunteer opportunities include gallery guides, special events volunteers, clerical and bookkeeping. The chief reward is the exhilarating interaction with children, families and school group visitors that number 400,000 each year. In addition you will receive two general admission and planetarium passes after 50 hours of service and basic membership after 100 hours of service. Parking is free at the designated parking garage and you get a discount at CityBakery with Arizona Science Center identification.

If you have technology, engineering or math experience, consider joining the Friends of Science and Technology Education (FOSTE) team of professionals who are working in a leadership capacity by developing and presenting hands-on science and technology activities and demonstrations.

Interested? Contact Jan Stonebreaker at 602 716 2037,

Senior Health

Walking Shoes

When walking for exercise, senior health, or just out walking for the fun of it, be sure to wear the right shoes. There are shoes designed especially for walking; invest in a good pair for yourself. Comfy shoes extend your enjoyment time! You will also prevent injuries to your feet and legs and you will be less likely to trip and fall if you are wearing a good pair of shoes. Make sure they are supportive of your foot and are made of a breathable material like leather.

Senior “Safe” Interstate Driving

A senior citizen was driving down the freeway when his car phone rang.

Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Charlie, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on the Interstate. Please be careful!"

Charlie answered, "Honey, it's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!"