6:00 PM - Cocktails and friendship renewal
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Dinner and Dancing

Cash bar all evening.

The Elks Club
14424 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032.
$35 per person

Coordinator: Al Boeck, 623-566-5808, alrboeck@cox.net, for information and reservations.

Mail your check, made out to Treasurer, HRC, to Al Boeck at 8940 W. Kimberly Way, Peoria, AZ 85382-8623 .

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.  Since the last Christmas Party, the Elk's have hired their own chef and are doing their own catering. Their new Chef previously at the Culinary Institute of American and has 25 years experience.  We will have two buffet lines and attendees will be able to serve themselves. We have reserved Joe Vacarro's Band once again.  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

NOTE: Please make your reservations early for the December Christmas Party.


If you haven't had the opportunity to get to northern Arizona to see the fall colors it's very likely a little late by now. Hopefully snow will be coming to that area soon and if you choose you can visit northern Arizona to see or have fun in the snow. Isn't it great to have a choice of visiting or not visiting snow?

Thinking of snow reminds me of an upcoming event, our Christmas Dinner/Dance. It will be held at the Elks Club on 32 nd Street on Thursday Dec. 3rd. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Fall is a busy and exciting time of year especially for us in the Phoenix area with snow birds and friends arriving from the east and midwest, college & pro football, basketball, hockey and the upcoming holidays. I neglected to mention golf.

Dale Wendt wouldn't have missed mentioning golf. Dale is coordinating our fall golf outing scheduled for Monday Dec. 7 at the scenic and popular Sun City Country Club. Dale is expecting a good turnout and he has some special prizes again this year. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

We have other events coming up yet this fall and spring so mark your calendar and make plans and reservations to attend.

Octoberfest has always been a popular event as it was again this year. Special thanks to Mary Barkl for coordinating the event this year. Thanks also to all our board members and staff for the help in setup, cooking, cleanup, etc.

Reminders – If you have internet access the Bridge is available on line at www.hrcaz.org. You can reduce our mailing cost by signing up for the electronic eBridge or viewing/printing the Bridge from the website. Also, please encourage other Honeywell retirees to become a member of HRC.

Thanks again and I hope to see you at an upcoming event.

Harry Heller


Judy Nance, R.N.


Simple steps that can help protect you against dangerous infections. With the recent outbreak of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) there are several ways to boost your immune response. In my opinion the H1N1 immunization is most helpful but there are other immune boosting options such as:

Start by enhancing your body’s natural infection-fighting mechanisms (immunity).

Bacteria and viruses are the main causes of potentially deadly infections passed from person to person by people touching contaminated surfaces, through hand-to-hand contact or via coughs and/or sneezes. Hand washing, if done correctly (20 seconds with soap and running water) and when hand washing is not available, hand sanitizers with 60% alcohol can prevent some transmission of diseases. With the flu, antiviral medications can help lessen the severity of the infection, depending on the strain that has caused the infection. To be effective, antiviral medications should be taken within 48 hours of the onset of the symptoms. Covering coughs and sneezes to prevent spread to others is also very important.

Other lifestyle changes such adequate sleep (eight hours of sleep a night), eating immune boosting foods such as blueberries, other berries (the darker the better), purple grape juice and pomegranate juice because they are rich in phytochemicals. Also, eat cruciferous vegetable such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.

Scientists have also found that Vitamin D helps protect against viral infections and stimulates the body to produce natural antibiotics. Your doctor can order a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test to see if your supplement is doing its job. Also, probiotics, such as products that contain lactobacillus, acidophilus or bifidus, that provide a total a daily dose of 10 billion to 30 billion units. Certain products such as yogurt Activia and the drinks such as DanActive and Yakult contain high amounts of probiotics.

Dr. Rountree also suggests that keeping your environment too sterile will stifle your immune system’s interactions with micro-organisms, which is what primes it for action. That’s why he discourages the regular use of antimicrobial personal-care products. The best defense is to wash your hands often with plain soap and water for at least 15 to 20 seconds.

Some information for this article taken from “BottomLine Health” July 2009. Submitted by Judy Nance RN




Coordinator: Call Bob Fuller at 602-616-3165 for information / reservations or email at bobhfuller@cox.net
Location: 2359 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602-876-5551. The tour starts at the Estrella Jail. Enter through the big blue doors near the 3 flag poles.
Time: 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Parking: At 2939 W. Durango St., on the south side.
Dress: Business Casual is appropriate.

A lot of walking is involved. For security reasons, tour groups are limited to 20 people. Bob will assign you to a group when you make your reservation.



  Coordinator Dale Wendt, 480-992-1402
Where: Sun City Country Club, 623-933-1353, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City
(Midway between Peoria and Olive Avenues)
Date: Monday, December 7, 2009
Dress: 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 making your reservation, please have the AGA handicap available. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Monday Nov 23. 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.

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

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


Coordinator: Harry Heller , 623-362-2159, hwhcjh38@cox.net, for reservations
Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.
Parking: Included. Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue.
Cost: $20 per person. Package includes parking, admission, How to Wager Guide, buffet lunch, coffee/tea, dessert, tax & gratuity & winner circle photo for 8 people. One race will be named for the retiree clubs.
Time: 11:45 AM at the Turf Club
Cutoff Date: January 19, 2010

Send checks made out to Treasurer, HRC, to Harry Heller, 21221 N. 53rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.


Senior Buffet Lunch. Includes:

Mixed salad greens with
Italian and ranch dressings
Tossed Caesar salad
Paradise pasta salad
House made Cole slaw
Fresh fruit salad
Country potato salad

Roast breast of turkey
Cranberry sauce
Brisket of beef

Horseradish sauce
Assorted breads,Muffins, rolls

Apple cobbler
Assorted pies
Assorted cookies and brownies

Coffee and tea



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.


OCTOBERFEST - October 27

We had perfect weather for the Octoberfest at Rio Vista Park. Sixty five people attended and shared in a great feast of brats and burgers. Mary Barkl did a great job as coordinator, making sure that we had all the food and supplies necessary to have an enjoyable outing. Again this year, we enjoyed German music provided by Leigh DeChaine on his accordion. Leigh started playing when he was 9 and has always enjoyed the ethnic folk music of his French Canadian and German ancestry. He has also become a solo performer at many local German eateries, festivals, and gatherings. Leigh is retired from Honeywell.

The Binders, Tomaseks, Klaus’, and Sue Kopala; Leigh DeChaine;                 Jim Scarlett Don Peeples

Thank You, Fix-It Guys!

We keep receiving “Thank you notes” from our Honeywell people who have been helped by the Fix-It Guys. This month we pass along Thanks from Kay and Estelle for a job well done.