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


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Many thanks to Harry Heller for organizing the Day at the Horse Races. I didn’t hear of any big winners, but I also didn’t hear of any big losers. I did hear a lot of laughter and friendship sharing. Everyone I spoke with said they had a very good time.

Please plan to join in the future activities. We expect a large turn out at the annual meeting with Sheriff Joe Arpaio as the speaker. See elsewhere in the Bridge for details.

We’re looking for volunteers to run for next year’s board and to serve on committees to plan events. Contact Al Boeck ( 623.566.5808), Ed Frick ( 623.561.6917), or Don Peeples ( 602.548.1904) who are serving as the Nominating Committee to volunteer yourself or suggest another member who would make a good board member.

A big “Thank You” to the 40 people who decided to switch to the eBridge. The response was very encouraging.

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: Yolanda, 623-972-3970 to reserve your seat.
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Roadrunner Room of the Glendale Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N 57th Ave. Enter from Utopia because Union Hills Road has some construction going on.

Just because you are having trouble remembering where you left your cup of coffee or your car keys doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer's or dementia. We all forget things as we get older. Many older people have a slight loss of memory that does not affect their daily lives. But memory loss that gets worse may mean that you have dementia.

Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. It can cause problems with your memory and how well you can think and plan . Have you ever thought that you or a loved one might have Alzheimer's disease? Scary thought isn’t it. However, Alzheimer's is one of about 60 different forms of dementia.

We have invited a speaker from Hospice of the Valley to provide information concerning these illnesses. Please feel free to invite family and friends.


Coordinator: Fred Bauer, 623-977-0881, for information and reservations.
Teams: San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels
Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ
When: 1:05 PM Game Time.
Cost: $18.00 per person.
Payment: Make check out to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Fred Bauer, 10329 W. Loma Blanca Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351
Cutoff Date: March 3


Coordinator: Al Boeck, 623-566-5808, for information.
Where: US Bank Building, Metro Main Office, 101 N 1st Ave., Suite 1300, Downtown Phoenix.
When: 11:00 AM
Cost: The presentation and Question and Answer session are free.
Reservations: Not Required
Parking: Parking is limited in Downtown Phoenix.
Light Rail: Light Rail ticket to get Downtown – All day senior rate is $1.25.
Coming from the northwest, exit at the 1st Ave & Van Buren stop
Coming from southeast, exit at the Central & Washington stop
NOTE: Allow 30 to 45 minutes to get downtown from the either end of the line.

Valley Metro will give us a 30 minute presentation on the development of the Light Rail system for Phoenix. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.


Coordinator: Harry Heller, 623-362-2159.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 12:00 Noon till 2 PM.
Cost: Just bring a dish to share. (No charge to HRC members and guests).
Reservations: Not required. Just show up.

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide a delicious baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water. Plates, utensils, condiments, etc. will also be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share: hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. The ham will be served hot from roasters that will have been caringly heated by your HRC Board. You may bring your own beer (we have a beer permit) or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.



Pictures from April 2008 Spring Pot Luck Luncheon
Pictures by John Kopala


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).

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 for those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring. WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE INCLUDE AGA HANDICAP for each person. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap. Payment must be in by Monday March 30. If you do not have a foursome they will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club”. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players.

Please send checks with players names and handicap to

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

Questions???? Call Dale at 480 - 922 -1402


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, HRC,”to Shirley Krieger, 1018 E. Tierra Buena Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85022.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date:

April 19, 2009

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

Needed: Living Kidney Donor – The Gift of Life

Sheila is the wife of Tom, recently retired from Honeywell. She has end stage kidney failure and needs an immediate kidney transplant from a living kidney donor. None of her relatives qualify to help Sheila. All expenses will be paid by Sheila’s Insurance Company.

A donor must be physically fit, in good health, free from diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, or heart disease. and usually between the ages of 18 and 60. Any high blood pressure must be controlled by medication. Blood types A or O are needed to match Sheila’s blood type. Gender and race are not factors affecting a match.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to call the hot line at 602 313 5900

Help us reduce our costs and save a tree!

We would like to reduce our costs and be more environmentally sensitive, but we need your help. If you have an email address send it to us and try out the eBRIDGE for a couple of months. Then, if you are satisfied with the eBRIDGE, you can then cancel the paper copy.

Some advantages of the eBRIDGE:

  • No Waiting. You get your eBRIDGE as soon as the editing is complete. Printing and mailing problems will not delay your eBRIDGE. This year, production problems have twice delayed distribution and caused members to miss cutoff dates for events.
  • Color pictures. The eBRIDGE is in color while the paper copy is not.
  • Lower Cost. Your HRC dues do not cover the cost of printing and mailing THE BRIDGE. Without the help of Honeywell, we would have to more than double the dues to cover these costs. It is in our best interest to keep costs as low as possible.
  • Portability. The eBRIDGE is distributed as a PDF document so it can be displayed or printed on any type of computer regardless of the operating system. Print only what you need.

So try the eBridge and save a tree. Here’s how: Sign up by contacting us via e-mail at: .  Please send your 1) name, 2) e-mail address, 3) whether you want the papercopy, and 4) whether you want your e-mail address published in THE BRIDGE periodically.  But remember, the email list printed in the eBRIDGE or THE BRIDGE is NOT available on line and is only distributed to other members of the Honeywell Retirees Club. You may “opt in” or “opt-out” of the eBRIDGE at any time by simply notifying us via e-mail.

We extend a big thank you to the 40 people who switched to the eBRIDGE last month.


Judy Nance, R.N.

Energy Drinks Deliver Surprising JOLT :

 John Hopkins researchers report that “energy drinks” have doses of caffeine that can vary as much as six-fold, and that most give no hint on their labels of how much caffeine a product is supposed to contain. Energy drinks, according to the study, can range from 50 to 505 milligrams of caffeine-as much as 14 cans of soda. (A six-ounce cup of coffee contains from 77 to 150 milligrams of caffeine.) The researchers warned that energy drinks could contribute to caffeine dependency and side effects, and called for better labeling.

Article from Tufts “Health and Nutrition Letter”, December 2008



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.


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: - scroll to Honeywell
U of A:

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.

Encourage your children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren to apply by March 1st.


This joint outing of the Sperry & Honeywell Retiree Clubs was attended by 55 retirees and guests. Those attending spoke highly of the lunch served, either the turkey sandwich or the trifecta salad. We did have some winners but no one needed help to carry out their winnings. A group of Sperry/Honeywell retirees had their picture taken in the winners circle with the winning horse and jockey. By the way the winning jockey was a female.

Submitted by Harry Heller
Everybody is having a great time                           This betting is serious business
I have a winning Quinella ticket – NOT                          Just having a good time.
At the Track for the Sperry Honeywell Retiree Race                       And they are off.
An easy winner
The Winners Circle
Pictures by John Kopala