HONEYWELL/SPERRY DAY AT THE RACES - JANUARY 26
Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year to you and your entire family.
Thank you for your support of HRC and participation in our programs and events throughout 2009. We hope you will continue attending HRC events in 2010.
A special thanks to Al Boeck and Shirley Krieger for coordinating our Christmas dinner/dance. On Tuesday Jan. 26th we have our Day at the Races at Turf Paradise. This has been a well attended event so plan on coming and make your reservations early.
We have a brewery tour coming up in Feb. and Arizona Broadway Theatre on March 10th.
If you have suggestions for events please contact any HRC board member with your ideas.
Thanks again and we'll see you at the races.
Volunteer Mentors and Judges for Science Fair
Kyrene Middle School, 1060 E. Carver Rd., Tempe, AZ, is looking for mentors to assist students with developing a science project and competing in a Science Fair. They also need volunteers to judge the school science fair on February 17, 2010.
For additional information and to volunteer, contact Linda Smith, Science Fair Coordinator, Kyrene Middle School, at 480-783-1046, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2010
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: http://www4.nau.edu/finaid/types_of_aid/scholarships/donorscholarships.html - scroll to Honeywell
U of A: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarships/Default.aspx - Inquire at financial aid office.
The requirements for the scholarships are:
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.
Judy Nance, R.N.
Potassium promotes heart health. In a study of 2,974 men and women, those with the highest potassium-to-sodium ratios in their urine were 50% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those with the lowest ratios. Therefore, it is suggested to consume several healthful potassium foods daily such as fat-free milk or yogurt, bananas or orange juice----unless your doctor has told you to limit potassium due to kidney disease. Paul Whelton, MD, president and CEO, Loyola University Health System and Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois.
Vertigo linked to osteoporosis. In a small study of men and women, those with osteoporosis were three times more likely to have benign positional vertigo (BPV), an inner ear disorder that causes dizziness, than those with normal bone density. Theory: Loose calcium crystals in the inner ear are thought to cause BPV, indicating that people with both osteoporosis and vertigo have difficulty metabolizing calcium. If you suffer from BPV: Ask your doctor about getting tested for osteoporosis. Ji Soo Kim, MD, PhD, associate professor, department of neurology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea. Bottom article are taken from “BottomLine Health”, July 2009 and submitted by Judy Nance RN.
BREWERY TOUR - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
The brewery has grown since our last tour and now has a yearly production capacity of 20,000 barrels of beer (that's 40,000 kegs). They have a 20 bbl., 3-vessel brewhouse with nineteen 40-barrel fermenters, one 60-barrel fermenter, and three 80-barrel fermenters for producing all of our distribution and in-house beers. They have won several awards in 2009 for Best Local Brewery, Best Pub with Grub and a silver medal in the Great American Beer Festival for the Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale.
ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT - THURSDAY, MARCH 18
We will use established handicaps [AGA] and CALLOWAY only for 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 available. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.
If you do not have a foursome, they will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club” and send to Dale at the address below. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players.
Questions????, Call Dale at 480-922-1402
SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL GAME - MARCH TBD
Watch for more details in the January edition of the Bridge.
VISIT TO TENT CITY - November
Bob Fuller set up our tour of Tent City. The tent city jail contains mostly inmates who have been sentenced to terms less than 1 year. Our visit included a display board of off site work and service activities performed by the inmates, a display of contraband confiscated, the visitor area which uses TV monitors rather than face to face viewing, the dining facility with lockers (air conditioned / heated), the area where inmates working outside the jail are searched when coming and going, and a sample, empty tent. Our guide, detention officer Campbell was very informative and gracious.
Jail tour group (Bob Fuller taking picture) Visiting an empty tent
A Tent City Meal The infamous Pink Underwear
CHRISTMAS DINNER / DANCE - DECEMBER
The Christmas Dinner / Dance is now history and anyone who decided to sit this one out missed a good party and an excellent meal. If anyone went away hungry from this event, it was definitely their own fault. There was plenty of good food for everyone. Joe Vacarro’s Band did a fine job and everybody enjoyed socializing and dancing the evening away.The Elks Banquet Room Mike & Charli Greenlees
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.