Coordinator: Virginia Clagett, 602-300-8304, VMClagett@aol.com
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”.

NOTE: Do not wait for the September edition of THE BRIDGE to come out before making your
reservation. If you do, you may miss the cut off date for the tickets.


“Thank you” goes to Harry Heller for arranging for the Spring Picnic on April 14. The weather was lovely. A good time was had by all.

I want to thank Shirley Krieger for making the arrangements for the annual meeting held April 29 at the Arrowhead Country Club with 87 attendees. I also want to thank her for arranging to have our speaker, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Congratulations to the 2009 – 2010 HRC officers: Harry Heller, president; Vic Calderon, vice president; Mary Barkl, secretary; and Tom Turner, treasurer. Congratulations also go to Jane Bilyeu and Jim Scarlett for being newly elected to the HRC Board of Directors.

This is my final article as your president. I want to thank you, the membership, for the honor and privilege of allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past two years. I have truly enjoyed getting to meet many of you through the various events. I will continue to serve on the board as past president so I look forward to seeing you at next year’s events.

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 throughout the summer.

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: 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: $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.

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

Help us reduce our costs and save a tree!

Try the eBridge. Sign up by contacting us via email at: hotline@hrcaz.org. Please send your

  1. Name,
  2. e-mail address,
  3. Whether you want the paper copy, and
  4. Whether you want your email address published in THE BRIDGE periodically.

Note: email addresses are only distributed to HRC members and are not available on-line. You may “opt in” or “opt out” of the eBridge at any time by simply notifying us via e-mail.



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.

A Little Levity For Any Working Retirees

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or both of the antidotes - Work
Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the
antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends.

If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.



About 65 people turned out for the Spring Potluck Luncheon. HRC supplied the ham, rolls, coffee, tea, and water. The potluck dishes offered a great variety of foods with just too many to choose from. If anyone went away hungry, it was their own fault. HRC also offered Honeywell tee shirts to those attending until supplies ran out. There were several $25.00 door prizes to restaurants in the Phoenix area. It was a perfect day for a picnic in the park. To top things off, it was also Mary Barkl’s birthday.


Eighty seven people attended the Annual breakfast meeting and enjoyed a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast with syrup, mini muffins, juice, coffee and tea. After the breakfast, our guest speaker, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was introduced. Sheriff Arpaio gave an interesting speech which gave an overview of his career which included 3 years working drug enforcement in Mexico City. He also shed light on the current controversies about Tent City and his suppression raids. After his talk, he took questions from the audience.

Following the talk by Sheriff Arpaio, the annual meeting was called to order, door prizes were awarded, a special “Thank you” was extended by Virginia Clagett to outgoing officers, board members and staff, after which the election results were announced.


Harold (Harry) Heller        Vic Calderon                 Mary Barkl                       Tom Turner
President                   Vice President                Secretary                         Treasurer

DIRECTORS (3 Year Term)

Jim Scarlett                    Jane Bilyeu