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”.


Soon the heat of summer will be a memory since September is here and cooler weather is on the way.

I hope all of you have enjoyed wonderful summer activities and are ready to participate in some of the events and activities the Honeywell Retiree Club has planned for 2009/2010.

Some activities for you to put on your calendar include:

Diamondbacks Baseball Monday 9/21/09
Octoberfest Tuesday 10/27/09
Tent City Visit Nov. TBD
Christmas Dinner Dance Thursday 12/3/09
Fall Golf Outing 12/7/09

Event details will appear in other parts of this or future Bridge publications.

Other activities will be added in the coming months so be sure to read your Bridge or visit the Honeywell Retiree Club website at www.hrcaz.org.

If you know of a Honeywell retiree who is not a member of HRC please encourage them to become a member. It's a great place to meet friends and share stories from our work days at Honeywell.

Harry Heller


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


Coordinator: TBD
Location: 2359 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602-876-5551.
Time: TBD
Cost: None.
Dress: Business Casual is appropriate.


NOTE: The full details for this event are not available until Turf Paradise finalizes their schedule. We are providing the 2009 details and expect this year to be similar to last year.

Coordinator: Harry Heller , 623-362-2159, hwhcjh38@cox.net, for reservations and lunch selection.
Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.
Parking: Included. Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue.
Cost: $19.50 per person. Package includes Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, 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 TBD, 2009

Lunch served at 12:30 PM
Trifecta Salad (One scoop of tuna and chicken salad, with one of the following: cottage cheese, cole slaw, pasta, or fresh fruit),
Turkey Ciabatta Club Sandwich (Sliced Turkey, mozzarella Cheese, smoked bacon, sliced tomatoes, pesto mayonnaise, lettuce, served on a ciabatta bun).


Coordinator: Mary Barkl
Location: Rio Vista Park, Peoria, 8866 Thunderbird Rd., Ramadas 8 & 9.
Time: 11:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Meal will be served about 12 PM)
Cost: $5.00 for member and first guest. Additional guests are welcome at $7.00 per person.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC, with note for Octoberfest and send to Honeywell, Retirees Club of Arizona, Honeywell, Mail Drop XO, 2500 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027.
Directions: From Route 101, go west on Thunderbird Road to the first light and turn right onto West Rio Vista Boulevard. Drive to the Park parking lot at the end of the road. There is ample and convenient parking. This is a new facility and the bathrooms are very conveniently located (No steps).

Unfortunately, there will be no Octoberfest traditional German music as the parks restricts music or charges an exorbitant fee. The food will be cooked for you by the HRC Board of Directors and will feature bratwurst and hamburgers with all the fixings and accompaniments. Water and coffee will be provided. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park. There will be door prizes.


  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 24. 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

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.

WD-40 and its Many, Many Uses

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?  Don't lie and don't cheat.  WD-40.  Who knew?  I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup.  I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).  I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news.  He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.  It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck.  I'm impressed!  

WD-40 who knew?  'Water Displacement #40' The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.  WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.  Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'water displacement' compound..  They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.  The Convair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.  

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.  When you read the 'shower door' part, try it.  It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door..  If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass.  It's a miracle!  Then try it on your stove top ...  Viola!  It's now shinier than it's ever been.  You'll be amazed.   Here are some other uses:

1.  Protects silver from tarnishing.  
2.  Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3.  Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4.  Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5.  Keeps flies off cows.
6.  Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7.  Removes lipstick stains.
8.  Loosens stubborn zippers.
9.  Untangles jewelry chains.
10.  Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11.  Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12.  Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13.  Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14.  Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15.  Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16.  Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17.  Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18.  It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!  Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring.  It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19.  Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!  Use WD-40!
20.  Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21.  Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22.  Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23.  Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24.  Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25.  Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26.  Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27.  Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28.  Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29.  Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30.  Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31.  Removes splattered grease on stove.
32.  Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33.  Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34.  Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). 35.  Removes all traces of duct tape.
36.  Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37.  Florida 's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38.  The favorite use in the state of New York , WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39.  WD-40 attracts fish.  Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40.  Use it for fire ant bites.  It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41.  WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls.  Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42.  Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash.  Presto!  The lipstick is gone!
43.  If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.

P.S.   The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.



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.