OCTOBERFEST - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
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.
It was great to see so many Honeywell and Sperry Retirees at the Diamondbacks game on September 15th. I enjoyed visiting with co-workers that I hadn’t seen in 15 years.
The Events Committee is busy scheduling and making arrangements for more events. Please make their efforts worthwhile by participating. Look for details in this Bridge. I particularly want to encourage your participation in the Octoberfest and the Cabaret play in October. It is not too early to sign up for the December Dinner/Dance and Golf Event.
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 …
Editors Note: The last edition of THE BRIDGE was delayed by an outage at the Honeywell facility of the Xerox equipment used to print our newsletter. We are sorry if this inconvenienced anyone. Please remember that most of the Bridge content is available on the Honeywell Retirees Club website at http://www.hrcaz.org. The on-line version of THE BRIDGE does NOT include member names or email information. As soon as the final editing of THE BRIDGE is completed, a full copy is distributed as a PDF document to those members who have signed up for electronic distribution. This PDF file can be viewed or printed with Adobe Reader. Those who have signed up for electronic distribution receive their copy about a week before the printing and mailing of the paper copies are completed.
PHUN IN PHOENIX
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Russ Henzel, Web Master
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 per member (Reduced from last year!)
Coats for men & party dresses for women, please.
Circle December 4 on your calendar for the Annual Retirees Christmas Dinner/Dance. We are fortunate to once again be able to go back to the ELKS CLUB, 14424 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, for our Annual December friendship renewal party. ALL STAR CATERING promises to serve a delicious meal. The menu is listed below.
We have reservations for 200 attendees, so get your reservations in early. The cut off date for reservations is November 13th. Tables of 8 or 10 can be ordered. Get your friends that you worked with together and order a table.
Send your reservations to Shirley Krieger, 1018 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85022. If you have any questions call Shirley at 602-942-4235 after September 22nd for more information. Make your checks payable to “Treasurer, HRC.”
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
LAUGHLIN OVERNIGHTER - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT - MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
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.
AZ BROADWAY THEATER: "GUYS AND DOLLS" - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 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.
SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT - MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
SPERRY/HONEYWELL DAY AT THE RACES - JANUARY 2009
SPONSORED BY THE HONEYWELL & SPERRY RETIREE CLUBS
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.
TRY OUT THE ELECTRONIC BRIDGE
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: email@example.com . 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.
Medicare Warns of Part D Changes
Sept. 25, 2008 - Medicare officials on Thursday urged seniors to check their 2009 prescription drug coverage.
Beneficiaries may see "significant premium increases" in their plans, as well as reduced coverage in Part D's "gap." That's where Medicare stops paying drug benefits after spending reaches $2,510 and doesn't pick up again until most beneficiaries have spent $5,726 on their medications. Plans are required to notify beneficiaries of changes to their coverage by Oct. 31.
Medicare has two general types of Part D plans: standalone plans and plans that are part of Medicare Advantage managed care packages. CMS said the average monthly premiums for standalone plans would be $28 in 2009, up $3 from this year. Drug plans folded into Medicare Advantage are set to rise from an average of $16 dollars this year to $17 in 2009.Open enrollment for new beneficiaries to sign up for Medicare's Part D prescription drug plan begins Oct 1. It's also the time, up until Jan. 1, when current beneficiaries may change plans.
Need a change of pace? Watch Honeywell employees compete:
52nd Annual Cliff Garrett Memorial Rodeo -
|Tickets (at the gate):
Adults: $8.00 Donation
Children ages 6 to 12: $5.00 Donation
Saturday, Nov 1st, 4 PM
|Net proceeds to
Arizona Homeless Veterans Standdown
|Gilbert Rodeo Park
777 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert , Arizona
A Honeywell Employee Charity Event
It was a beautiful night for a baseball game. The stadium roof was open for the first time since last spring and, even though it was a little warm outside, the temperature in the stadium was perfect. And the Diamondbacks did not let us down. Giants’ Rich Aurilia scored one run in the third inning on a fielding error which gave Bengie Molina a double. D-Backs Justin Upton tied the game with a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Adam Dunn, with Chris Young on base, hit a game winning two run homer to clinch it. Although no foul balls came our way, you can see from the smiling faces that a good time was had by the 44 Honeywell and Sperry retirees who attended the game.
Some of the members of the Honeywell Retirees Club may not know that there is also a Sperry Retirees Club. If you are a former Sperry employee and retired from Honeywell, you can be a member of both groups if you would like more activities and contacts.
The Sperry group is smaller than our HRC group but they are very active and sponsor many events. If you are interested, please call or write the Sperry membership chairperson, Shani Solberg, 5223 W. Pontiac Dr., Glendale, AZ. 85308, Phone 623-572-2811 AZShani@aol.com. If you know of any Sperry Retirees that are not members of either club and might like to join, please pass this information along to them.