Christmas Dinner Dance
Thursday, December 4, 2008
6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Friendship Renewal
7:00-10 p.m. Dinner & Dancing
Cash bar all evening
The Elks Club
14424 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
$30.00 for each member, spouse, or guest

Coats for men & party dresses for women, please.
Coordinator: Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235 (home) or 602-819-0467 (cell)

Make check payable to “Treasurer, Honeywell Retiree Club” and mail to:
Shirley Krieger
1018 E. Tierra Buena Lane
Phoenix , AZ 85022

Cutoff date: November 30

Christmas Dinner Buffet
Carved Prime Rib
(sherried mushrooms, au jus, horseradish cream)
Chicken Marsala
Beef and Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
served with
Mixed Greens Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings
Green Bean Casserole
California Medley of Veggies
Red Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
Fresh Bakery Rolls and Mini Croissants with Butter
Assorted Desserts: Fruit Pies, Cream Pies, cookies, Cakes and Cheesecakes
Fresh Brewed Coffee, Regular and Decaf
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and Hot Tea



Kudos to Wally Klovstad and his helpers for organizing this year’s Oktoberfest. It was a lot of fun, the music was delightful, and the food delicious. Once again, I saw a co-worker whom I hadn’t seen in almost 20 years as well as co-workers that I saw at last Oktoberfest. It is great to catch up on what has been going on in their lives over the years.

PLEASE sign up for the Christmas dinner/dance. Shirley Krieger has worked very hard on this event to change the venue back to where it can be fun for a very reasonable cost. As of the writing of this article, 40 Honeywell Retirees have signed up. We need 100 to meet the expenses.

Golfers, please sign up to play in the Fall Golf Outing. Dale Wendt has worked very hard to find a new golf course. He does a fantastic job setting these up. Don’t let him down.

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.

With this historic month, regardless of whom you supported, let’s give thanks that we live in a country where we have freedoms that others do not enjoy and where we have the ability to voice our opinion.

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 … may you and your loved ones enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.

Best Regards,



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 hotline@hrcaz.org. Russ Henzel, Web Master




Coordinator: Yolanda Brown, 1-800-428-7743 for information only
Where: Laughlin at the Aquarius Hotel

For reservations, you must call the Aquarius Hotel, 1-800-428-7743. Bus transportation is included with room reservation.

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008.
Cost: Single: $52.24; Double Occupancy: $41.43 per person (includes bus fare and buffet dinner).
Time: Pick-Up times and locations are as follows:

Apache Junction: 185 Apache Junction 5:30 AM
East Mesa: 2050 S. Roselyn Place (Factory of America) 6:00 AM
Mesa : Dobson and Main (Hertz Rental) 6:30 AM
Scottsdale : 74 th St. and McDowell (old Basha’s shopping center) 6:45 AM
Glendale : 3667 W. Northern Ave. 7:45 AM
Sun City: Bell Recreation Center, 99 th Ave. and Hutton 8:15 AM
Sun City West: Sundome, Aisles 15-17 8:35 AM
Wickenburg: 3670 Wickenburg Way (McDonald's) 9:15 AM

What to expect: The Aquarius Casino Resort occupies two 18-story towers on the banks of the Colorado River, offering views of the waterway, the desert, and the lights of the city. The atmosphere is casual, yet alive with a mix of families, seniors, and locals passing through the hotel's bustling lobby.

Amenity highlights: This Laughlin resort has a 60,000-square-foot casino with 60 game tables, 1,500 slot and video poker machines, live Keno, a poker room, and a 90-seat race and sports book.

A 3,300-seat outdoor amphitheater, 2,000-seat ballroom, and a 300-seat showroom lounge provide a range of entertainment. In addition, three tennis courts, riverboat cruises, a business center, a fitness center, an arcade, and a rooftop pool are available to guests (surcharges may apply).


  Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-992-1402
Where: Sun City Country Club, 9433 N. 107th Ave, Sun City, 623-933-1353
(Midway between Peoria and Olive Avenues)
Date: Monday, December 8

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.

We will use established handicaps [AGA] and CALLOWAY only those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring. WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION, PLEASE HAVE THE AGA HANDICAP NUMBER FOR EACH PERSON. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Monday Nov 24. If you do not have a foursome,we will be randomly filling them in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club” and mail to Dale wendt at the address below with the number of player and handicap. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players.

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

      Bob Runke                              Don Roeber                                        Ron Booker


Coordinator: Harry Heller, 623-362-2159, hwhcjh38@isp.com, 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: 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) or Turkey Croissant Sandwich (Freshly baked croissant filled with sliced bacon, tomatoes, American cheese, and lettuce served with fresh fruit, potato, or pasta salad).


Coordinator: Betty Fennell, 602-439-4344 (home) or 602-448-5267 (cell) or bajf12487@aol.com
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.


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 08:00 AM, with lunch following the tournament. Check-in will be at 7:30 for cart assignment.



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.


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: 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.


Judy Nance, R.N.

THE RIGHT PILLOW: Your pillow should support your head in a way that lets your neck muscles relax. Consider your primary sleeping position…

Back sleepers: usually prefer medium-to low-density pillows (typically labeled as “medium” and “soft”) because they provide the appropriate level of neck support.

Belly sleepers : are usually more comfortable with low-density pillows; they allow you to easily turn your head to one side to breathe.

Side sleepers: often prefer a medium-to full density (firm) pillow, depending on the distance from the head to the mattress; a person with broader shoulders, for example, would require a more supportive, thicker pillow. A contour pillow (with a recess for the head and support for the neck) may be a good choice if you sleep on your back and/or side. Happy sleeping!

BottomLine Health April 2008

Past Activities


The HRC Oktoberfest was attended by 67 retirees at the new Rio Vista Park in Peoria  and a good time seemed to be had by all. A special treat this year was provided by Leigh Dechaine, a recent retiree, who came dressed in typical German costume of lederhosen and played his accordion while the brats and burgers were being cooked by some of the board members. Thank you Leigh and all the other volunteers who made the day a success.

       Leigh Dechaine               Virginia Clagett            Shirley Krieger            Jackie & Mary

        Tom & Esther                   Hungry people                         Judy & Jim, Judy, Leigh

Cooks Russ Henzel & Jim Scarlett                              Al Boeck & Shirley Krieger Unexpected Guests