Merry Christmas


Happy New Year

From your Club Officers, Directors and Staff


Shirley Kreiger

Don Peeples

Tom Turner

Barbara Rippstein

Jim Scarlett

Ibis Valles

Harry Heller

Mary Barkl

Dick Axtell

Jane Bilyeu

Francis Cartwright

Russ Henzel

John Kopala


Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2011. Thanks to the hard work of our chairman Francis Cartwright, the Christmas Dinner, which was shared with SRC, was a great success at the Arrowhead Country Club. Food was excellent and the music was great. Attendance was a sellout at 200. Cocktails and friendship renewal started at 6:00 pm and the evening only continued to get more festive. If you didn’t get reservations this year because it was a sellout, plan to attend next year and get your reservations in early.

Dale Wendt is chairing the annual Fall Golf Tournament on Dec 16. The weather is great for golf and the Sun City Country Club has a nice golf course. If you are a golfer, be sure and call him for a reservation. December 9 is the cut off date.

Dick Axtell is chairing a tour of Falcon Field Commemorative Air Force Museum. He would like to have at least 20 attendees. He hopes to offer some words of wisdom on the Canberra B-57 etc. This should be a very interesting tour.

Harry Heller will chair the Annual Day at the Races at Turf Paradise on Jan 25. He promises a great luncheon buffet and great horse races. We always have a great turnout at this event. Cut off date is Jan 18.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season. Hope to see you at HRC events in 2011. The Committee Chairs are working hard to bring you a variety of interesting things to participate in. If you have any ideas on special events you would like to see or if you would be interested in running for the HRC board, give me a call at 602-942-4235.

Shirley Krieger



  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: Thursday, December 16, 2010
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 Thursday, December 9. 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


Dale Wendt has been setting up these golf tournaments for 10 years. Lately it has become more and more difficult to get enough participants to make the tournament economically feasible and to warrant the effort necessary to set up the tournaments.

If we do not have enough interest in the Honeywell, Sperry, and Garret Retirees to come up with 50 participants in these tournaments this season, then the tournaments will be discontinued after the remaining two tournaments are completed.

If you have any suggestions or would like to comment please contact Dale, any board member, or email


Coordinator: Call Dick Axtell, 480-451-1961 or 480-390-0860 (cell) or email at for information and reservations.
Where: Commemorative Air Force at Falcon Field, 2017 N. Greenfield Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215.
When: 10:30 AM. Tour takes about 1 ½ hours.
Cost: Special group price is $7.00 . Make checks payable to Honeywell HRC and mail to
Dick Axtell, 9250 N. 99th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5635.

The Commemorative Air Force have some 20 aircraft in their Arizona Collection at Falcon, from WWII thru Korea and Indochina etc, with the flagship being the one and only beautifully restored B-17 Sentimental Journey! They also have other goodies like the B–25 Mitchell, Canberra B-57, SNJ T-6, F4N Phantom, MIG-15bis, MIG-21 Fishbed, A-26 Invader, P-47 Thunderbolt (1/2 scale), and more! Plus there are literally hundreds of Aviation Memorabilia in their wonderful collection!

Attendees will meet in the lobby of the huge museum building at Falcon Field, at the junction of McKellips and Greenfield, south of the 202. We will have a dedicated guide to lead the Museum Tour, which takes about one and a half hours.  

Those who so desire can go to lunch afterward at the one and only Anzio Landing Italian Restaurant at the other end of the runway at Falcon Field, or to one of the several other eating establishments in the area.  


Coordinator: Harry Heller , 623-362-2159,, for reservations.
Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.
Parking: Included, use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue.
Cost: $20.00 per person. Package includes Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior 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 18, 2011
Payment: Send checks payable to Treasurer HRC, to Harry Heller, 21221 N. 53rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Lunch: 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


Coordinator: Ibis Valles, 480-558-4718,
Where: The Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242, (480) 888-9290.
When: 10:20 AM for 10:30 tour.
Reservations: Required. Packaged VIP tours require a minimum of 20 people, maximum 60.
Cost: TBD. Their basic “Extra Virgin Tour” is priced at $5.00. They also advertise a packaged VIP tour but more information on these tours will be available around Holidays. We would like to set up a tour package which would include a light lunch.
Payment: Make check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to
Honeywell Retiree Club,
Honeywell Inc., 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704

Their fun, educational, informative, 30-minute tour will teach you the history of their farm and mill, how their signature oils are made, and the importance of local products and sustainable farming. The tour will educate you on olive oil, the different varieties of olives grown around the world, and what specific types they grow for the express purpose of creating their own high quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). You will also learn why Arizona is a prime location for growing olives, creative uses for their EVOOs, and have an opportunity to ask questions of our tour guides. After the tour, you can taste their oils, stuffed olives, and tapenades, then purchase your favorites in their gourmet marketplace! Pick up a few recipe cards to take home too!   In addition to the mill tour, the Packaged Tours include the nutritional, beauty, and cooking benefits of olive oil, the differences between mass-produced EVOO and their handcrafted EVOO, and more. The VIP Tour is hosted by Perry Rea, Owner and Master Blender, of the Queen Creek Olive Mill.

Final trip details will be available in the January 2011 issue of THE BRIDGE.


Coordinator: Jim Scarlett, 480-443-8661 or
Where: Musical Instrument Museum , 4725 East Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85050.
When: 1:00 pm (Please note the new time).
Cost: Senior 65 and up $11.70 (HRC group discounted prices)
Under 65 $13.50
Children 6 to 17 $9.00
Cutoff Date:

Reservations are needed for this tour so your check must be in to the club by Feb 7 th, 2011.

Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC and mail to:
Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704

The Musical Instrument Museum is the newest major museum built in Arizona. It is more about music around the world than just old instruments. You’ve never seen so many horns, bells, stringed instruments, bagpipes, etc, with major displays by Martin and Fender Guitars. The collection is displayed in five geographical galleries and an Artist Gallery. This is a remarkable new museum located on the southwest corner of E. Mayo Blvd. and N. Tatum Blvd, just south of the 101. The museum has a nice café if you would like to have lunch there before the tour.



Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572 for additional information

Visit the big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui on the Sapphire Princess, roundtrip from Los Angeles. Princess offers you the most affordable staterooms, freedom and flexibility in dining choices, and unmatched service.

 For complete details and reservations, please contact Ford’s World Travel :
13593 Camino Del Sol • Sun City West, (623) 975-1800
14621 N. Del Webb Blvd. • Sun City, (623) 933-8256


  • Who are the customers for the Fix-it Guys?  Retired employees and their aging spouses who just don’t have the skills or the physical ability to fix things in need of repairs.  They may not have the monetary resources to call a plumber or an electrician to fix failing things around the house. 
  • Why would anyone be interested in helping those customers?   Because they have talents that they wish to share and the clients are former employees with whom they share Honeywell’s culture. 
  • What is their payment?  The thanks and gratitude of the people they help.
  • Will there be any expenses in being part of this group?  No.  The customer pays for the supplies needed.  Furthermore, the Fix-It Guys are reimbursed at 50 cents per mile for transportation.

To volunteer, call Clint Langford at (602) 765-4466 and leave your name and phone number.



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.



More pictures from 2010 Oktoberfest:

            Joie Heller                                           Gisela Byrum

    Joyce Key, JoAnn Collins, Janet Valderama, Thelma Darby                         Ron Kurtzeman, Bob Preising, Wally Klovstad


The Christmas Dinner and Dance were an overwhelming success. The food was excellent and everybody had a great time. Door prizes were won by Dee Scott, Betty Fuller, Gene Thomas, Norita Pont, Stan Prescott, Nancy Blevins, Hope Bolt, Jan Stroesseneuther, Sharon Warne, Don Peeples, Fred Bauer, Gaylord Brockway, Frances O’Boyle, Bill Propst, Joe Gonzales, and Jerry Polesky.


JoAnn Collins, Joyce Key, Gloria Hart, and Thelma Darby,                 Occasionally there was some room on the dance floor


       Our Disc Jockey                   Susan & John Kopala                                                                 Prime Rib Carving Station


     Dee Scott, Karen Thomas


                      Jerry and Madeline Polesky


                                  ...Charles Hazelett...


     Pat and Jack Williamson, Gunther and Lisa Poeschel                                  The buffet table


      Mathilda and Kenneth Pineschi, Arlys and Dave Eaton