Coordinator: Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $13.00 Send you check noting Annual Meeting and made out to “Treasurer, HRCto Shirley Krieger, 1018 E. Tierra Buena Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85022.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date:

April 20, 2009

Speaker: Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon, French Toast with Syrup, Mini Muffins, Juice, Coffee, and Tea.

Pictures from 2008 Annual Meeting courtesy of John Kopala


Happy Easter! It’s April when the weather is 77 one day and 93 the next; windy one day and calm the next. It’s difficult to decide what to wear due to the erratic weather, but at least we aren’t facing snow like so many other parts of the country are right now.

The Spring Golf tournament is now history. I want to thank Dale Wendt for making all the arrangements. The report of the winners appears in this Bridge. I hope you are planning to attend the Spring Picnic on April 14. Look for details in the Bridge.

Be sure to vote for next year’s officers and directors. We look forward to seeing a large attendance at the annual meeting on April 29 at the Bellaire Golf Club where our speaker will be Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the committees. It is not an overpowering amount of work, and it is fun to work with the people you used to work with only in a more relaxed environment. Again, please contact me if you have some time to help.

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,



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: Al Boeck, 623-566-5808,, for information and reservations.
Where: The Elks Club, 14424 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Cocktails and friendship renewal at 6:00 PM,
Dinner served at 7:00 PM, Dancing 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Cash bar all evening.
Cost: $35 per person
Reservations: Call Al Boeck for reservations.

The  Sperry/Honeywell Retiree' Clubs agreed to again host the annual Holiday Dinner/Dance together, which allows both clubs to keep the cost reasonable during these difficult economic times.  While the clubs did experience catering difficulties in 2008, it was not the Elk's fault.  The Elks Management did everything possible to help make the party a success.  Since then, the Elk's have hired their own Chef and are doing their own catering.  Their new chef previously worked for the Paradise Valley Resort and comes highly recommended.  

We have reserved December 3, 2009 for the party at the Elk's, as well as reserving Joe Vacarro's Band once again.  We will also have two buffet lines and attendees will be able to serve themselves, which will eliminate delays in serving the food. Tables can be reserved for 8 or 10.  Get your friends together and reserve a table.  Menu and Price are in the planning stage and will be printed in the April issue of THE BRIDGE.

Christmas Party Dinner Menu

Carved Prime Rib of Beef
Chicken Marsala
Fettuccini Alfredo
served with
Garden Salad with Dressings
Parsley Red Skinned Potatoes
Vegetable Medley
Rolls and Butter
Sliced Fruit and Cream Pies
Coffees and Teas


Coordinator: Virginia Clagett, 602-300-8304,
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants
Time: 6:40 PM.
Location: Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Cost: $15.00 / seat
Seating: Lower Level, Right Field Line, Section 111
Payment: Make check payable to “Treasurer, Honeywell Retiree Club” and mail to:
Virginia Clagett at P. O. Box 31937, Phoenix, AZ 85046.

Come join us for a fun night of baseball. This will be a joint Honeywell/Sperry Club event. This event sold out early last year, so reserve your spot now. Since we will not be sending out a bulletin during the summer months, this event is being advertised early. To make your reservations, call or email Virginia then make out a check to “Treasurer, HRC”.


Pictures from September 2008 Game, courtesy of John Kopala


Honeywell Golf Tournament - April 6

Fifty players participated in the Honeywell Retirees Club fall golf outing at Sun City Country Club. The weather was beautiful, the course challenging, and everyone had a wonderful time. The following 25 players received awards:

Closest on #4 [$16] Stan Prescott Longest putt #18 [$16] Dick Welp
Closest on #7 [$16] Blaha Staightest Drive #6 [$16] Tolman
Closest on #11 [$16] Bob Runke Low Net Calloway [$16] Juan Doak
Closest on #17 [$16] Frank Lynott Low Net AGA [$16] Don Roeber
Longest putt #9 [$16] Cousins    
1st Team High Net [$13 ea] 305 - Bill Ellis, Gene Rowley, Lou Pappas, Mike Briske
3rd Team Low Net [$13 ea] 291 - Walkly Waple, Art Pruneau, John Nance, Vic Calderon 
2nd Team Low Net [$16 ea] 280 - Dale Wendt, George McNeil, Bob Schroeder, Bill Wilde
1st Team Low Net [$22 ea] 279 - Dwight Lincoln, Jim Barrett, Darrell Huschke, Bill Seginski

I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament. If you have any questions or suggestions, please call Dale at 480-922-1402. Have a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you at the fall tournament.  

Dale Wendt and George Klugel    John Tincombe and Dwight Lincoln   Gary Meeker and Frank Lynott

Art Pruneau, George McNeil, John Timcombe                 Don Abbitt                      John Nance

Pictures courtesy of Don Roeber


Sixty four members of the Sperry and Honeywell Retiree Clubs, attended a production of Guys and Dolls at Arizona Broadway Theatre. It was a lively show with familiar show tunes. The food and service was top notch, as we’ve come to expect from ABT. We are planning another event with them next year. It will be an Andrew Lloyd Webber show.



Thirteen people attended an in depth presentation about the Valley Metro Light Rail. The presentation covered several of the problems that were considered with implementing light rail in Phoenix, including the summer heat and safety with the light rail occupying the streets, plus future expansion plans.

        Karen and Alan Boeck,                                                                  ---- Our Presenter

                                                    Charlie and Pat Farmer               Wally and Shirley Klovstad

Pictures courtesy of John Kopala



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.

We received two more thank you notes for the Fix-It Guys:

This letter is a huge thank you to the Fix-It Guys, namely Perry, who has helped me from unjamming a garbage disposer to major repairs on a pipe in my yard to repairs on my watering system in the yard.

Next, Paul completely rebuilt my valve system for my watering system. These guys are so knowledgeable - they do the troubleshooting and all the necessary repairs. Paul even planted a gardenia next to the repair to eventually hide the pipes and gave me tips on caring for the plant. All above and beyond what I expected.

I am so grateful for their help which I know would have cost me dearly. They are a wonderful group of guys who donate their time and expertise to help people like me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!


No Computer, so my thank you comes the old fashioned way. Special Thank you to Perry for an $8.00 Fix-It to a problem that could have cost me hundreds!!


Judy Nance, R.N.

Spring Ahead may raise heart attack risk: New York
A review of 20 years of heart attack statistics found that the number of heart attacks as 5% higher the week after the switch to daylight saving time in the spring than during the two weeks before and after that period. Theory: The loss of sleep when changing to daylight saving time disrupts the body’s biological rhythms, adversely affecting the heart. This year, daylight saving time began on March 8.

Article by Imre Janszky, MD, PhD, researcher

Editor’s Note: Another reason why we live in Arizona!


For President: Harold (Harry) Heller

Retired from: Commercial Aviation Systems  
Last Position: Director, Human Resources
Other work: Business & Commuter Avionics Human Resource, Glendale
Interests: Hiking, Softball, Travel
Education: BBA Loyola University, Chicago, Ill. 1965

For Vice President: Vic Calderon

Retired from: Bull Information Systems, Billerica, MA (1993 – 1996)  
Last Position: Manager, Business Administration – Bull Expreshns
Other work: State Emergency Planning Officer, AZ Division of Emergency Management, Phoenix, AZ
Interests: Golfing, Fishing, Emergency Management
Education: BA – Management, University of Phoenix

For Secretary: Mary Barkl

Retired from: Industrial Automation & Control in 2006  
Last Position: IAC Program Manager in Engineering
Other work: Various positions in Industrial Automation since 1966
Interests: Bowling, skiing, reading, rafting the Colorado, traveling to Alaska on a cruise this year

For Treasurer: Tom Turner

Retired from: Air Transport Systems  
Last Position: CTO/ATS Finance Manager
Other work: Sperry, Treasurer of Honeywell Aerospace Federal Credit Union
Interests: Family, Friends, and exploring the great southwest we live in.
Education: BS in Business from Grand Canyon University

For Directors (3 year terms):

Jim Scarlett

Retired from: Industrial Automation & Control  
Last Position: Manager, Strategic Product Planning
Other work: Marketing & Engineering, Fort Washington, PA
Interests: Birding, Desert Botanical Gardens Volunteer, Travel, and Reading
Education: Drexel University

Jane Bilyeu

Retired from: Alliant Tech Systems (Honeywell Spin Off)  
Last Position: Director, Computer Integration (Information Systems, Engineering computing and telecommunications)
Other work: Process Automation Engineering, Phoenix
Interests: Volunteer, Teaching Bible studies, Travel, and Reading
Education: BS Math / Chemistry, Indiana State University