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.



Erin go Braugh!

It’s March which means all kinds of sports events such as spring training for Major League Baseball and March Madness for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball programs.

As we start to approach the end of the activities year, I hope you’re planning to participate in the various functions. See other parts of the Bridge for the details.

We are still looking for someone to serve as Treasurer for next year. Contact Al Boeck (alrboeck@cox.net 623-566-5808), Ed Frick (ECFrick@aol.com 623-561-6917), or Don Peeples (azpeeples@aol.com 602-548-1904) who are serving as the Nominating Committee to volunteer yourself or suggest another member who would make a good board member.

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.

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 www.hrcaz.org 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 hotline@hrcaz.org. Russ Henzel, Web Master



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: 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.


Coordinator: Al Boeck, 623-566-5808,alrboeck@cox.net, 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: TBD
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.

Circle your calender for December 3.  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.

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: hotline@hrcaz.org .  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.

A big thank you to the 61 people who switched to the eBRIDGE last two months.

The Honeywell Retirees Club is in need of a Treasurer.

If you would like to help out your club please considerer volunteering for this position on the board. The current treasurer has prepared a list of the various tasks the treasurer need to perform and they are listed below. The current treasurer indicates that this is not a difficult task and will help any volunteer transition into this position. For more information, contact Burt Walker, 623-587-0248.

  •  Maintain the check book. Write checks for HRC activity and scholarship expenses. Deposit receipts of annual dues and payments from activity participants.
  • Collect the mail, every two weeks, from the HRC postal drop, currently in the Union Hills Facility. Sort the mail and get the information to the proper Board members.
  • Monthly, provide a balance sheet and a financial report of the HRC financial status and present them to the Board at the monthly meeting.
  • Maintain the Excel financial spread sheet with the monthly income and expenses. The spread sheet is set up and requires minimum understanding of Excel.
  • Annually (September) provide the Board’s statutory agent with a year-end balance sheet (April is the Organization’s year-end) to submit to the Corporation Commission.
  • Maintain a list of checks received for member dues and other back-up data to support the income and expenses. Provide to the Membership Committee, the dues payments, new memberships, obituaries, and address changes received.



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.

The following “Thank You” note was received from a happy service recipient:

“Just a short note to thank Bob for the excellent job of reinstalling the drapes. We women appreciate all the work you Fix-It Guys are helping us (with).”
Please contact the phone number above if you would like to volunteer as a Fix-It Guy or Gal.


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: Open! – Please volunteer! See job description above.

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