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Wednesday, February 6

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. Reservations must be made by January 16.

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


Happy New Year! May 2008 be filled with love, good health and happiness.

A VERY BIG thank you goes to Lorri Jordan and Shirley Krieger for organizing the Christmas dinner/dance. This year required a great deal of time and effort on their part since we had to move to a new venue that didn't have all the equipment, security and amenities enjoyed at the previous location. Thank you to those who attended. Other than the time required to go through the buffet line, it sounds like everyone had a great time. We appreciate the input of those who completed the survey forms for organizing future Christmas dinner/dances.

It is time to develop a slate of officers for the 2008 – 2009 Honeywell Retiree Club Executive Board to be elected at the annual meeting in April. Please consider getting involved. Contact Ed Frick at or 623.561.6917 to volunteer.

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. 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:

The optimal dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease:

81 milligrams, the amount in a “baby” aspirin, or one quarter of an adult aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attacks concluded a new review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That's the standard dose, but many people take larger doses---half or even a whole aspirin a day. As many as 40% of doctors recommend higher doses. Taking more than a quarter aspirin does not protect more, the review found, but does increase the risk or gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers.

 University of California , Berkley , “Wellness Letter” Dec. 2007

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. 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


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.

Desert Sky Hikers

I would like to introduce you to a hiking club that has been around since the late seventies. We have hiked all over the state as well as the mountain preserves here in Phoenix. All of our hike leaders are experienced hikers and have been hiking for years. It started out as the Honeywell Hiking Club, is now called the Desert Sky Hikers. We are all Honeywell Employees or Retirees, mostly Retirees, and the club has scheduled hikes twice a month at different locations throughout the state. We would like to increase the participation on our hikes by having a monthly article in The Bridge inviting everyone to join us. This article will include some information on our upcoming hikes, location, distance, difficulty of the hike, what to wear in case of rain or cold, water, food to bring, and how long it will take.

Our next hikes are:

January 26: Snowshoe Hike, Rating; Moderate, Location; Flagstaff, AZ, Distance; 6 Miles, Elevation change; 500ft, Hike Leader; Fred Binder 623-825-5125. Snowshoeing will be held at the Nordic Center that has groomed trails to hike on. For more information, contact the hike leader.

February 2: Black Canyon Loop Trail to Agua Fria River, Rating; Moderate, Location; Black Canyon City, Distance; 8 Mi, Elevation Change; 600 ft, Hike Leader John & Judi Heath 602-938-1091.

Russ Gunther
Vice President
Desert Sky Hikers

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? View the flyer or fact sheet, or contact Jan Stonebreaker at 602 716 2037,



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


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


It is that time of year to have your family members that are attending one of the three state universities, to think about applying for one of the Honeywell Retiree Club scholarships These scholarships are for one thousand dollars ($1,000) and are awarded to one student at each university in their sophomore, junior or senior year. Since the first year of the program in 1999 we have awarded twenty scholarships. The awards for 2007 went to:

ASU: Jeffery J., grandson of Connie S., retired from Allied Aerospace Phoenix

NAU: Rebecca T., granddaughter of Jesse L., retired from Allied Signal Aerospace

U of A: Travis R., grandson of Barbara R., retired from Honeywell Product Support

The following note was received from Rebecca on her award:

I was recently awarded your Honeywell Retiree Scholarship, and would like to extend immense gratitude and honor at being the recipient for this generous award. All though I had intended to student teach this fall, I will instead be graduating in another three to five semesters with Secondary Education degrees in music and Spanish and a double minor in bilingual/multi-cultural education and English language learning.

 Once graduated I hope to teach in California, where I can utilize my Armenian language skills. I have also recently become interested in pursuing a Masters of Teaching Spanish and/or Educational Leadership in order to become an administrator and “mover and shaker” within my districts and at the university level. Somewhere along the way, I hope to attend Claremont Theological Seminary for a degree in Interfaith Urban Family Ministry with the United Methodist Church .

Once again, I would like to thank you sooo much for supporting students at NAU!

We thank Rebecca for her note of thanks and wish her and all of the awardees success in their studies and in life. We also encourage you to look into this most worthwhile program Full details on the HRC Scholarship program will appear in the January issue of The BRIDGE.

Submitted by Al Longaneker



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.




130 members of the Sperry And Honeywell Retirees Clubs attended the 2007 Holiday Party at the Mountain Preserve. Everyone had a great time. A special thanks to Lori Jordan and Shirley Krieger for the great job they did putting the affair together.