Coordinator: Fred Bauer, 623-738-8590, for information and reservations.  
Teams: Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres
Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ
When: 1:05 PM Game Time.
Cost: $19.00 per person.
Payment: Make check out to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Fred Bauer, 15051 W. Deer Valley Dr. Apt 167, Sun City West, AZ 85375
Cutoff Date: March 18


Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for information and reservations.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $15.00 per person. Send your check noting Annual Meeting and made out to
Treasurer, HRC,” to Mary Barkl, 228 E. St. John Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 12
Speaker: Stephanie S. Siete - "Drug trends, Paraphernalia and Concealment"
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon or Sausage, French Toast with Syrup, Mini Muffins, Juice, coffee, and iced or hot tea

Stephanie’s presentation is designed to educate parents, grandparents, and professionals about teen and adult drug use. The most up to date information is shared on local and national trends, what drug use may look like, as well as how to recognize the paraphernalia and concealment of drugs. Effective prevention strategies, such as delaying the onset of alcohol use in the teen years or monitoring medicine, kitchen and garage cabinets in the home are discussed. The theme of the presentation is that drug use is not only an individual problem for the user/addict; it is a problem that effects the entire community. The “bigger picture” of drug use and the impact on the community is identified, with the goal being to decrease use and fatalities (risk) through education and awareness.


March is here already and since Easter will occur before you receive your next Bridge, Happy Easter.

Our usual March rains and snow came in February this year. I'm sure the skiers enjoyed all the snow up north. I really enjoyed getting an early start on weeding our yard.

March brings spring training for Major League Baseball and men's and women's NCAA March Madness. March also brings our Spring Golf Tournament which is scheduled for Thursday March 18th. Sign up by calling Dale Wendt at 480 922 1402.

On Monday, March 29 th we have our Major League Spring Training outing featuring the White Sox and Padres. Call Fred Bauer at 623 738 8590 for reservations.

Our annual meeting is scheduled for Wednesday April 21 st at The Ironworks, Bellaire Golf Club. Our annual meeting provides you the opportunity to elect next year’s new HRC board members. In any event plan on attending, enjoying a good meal, hearing a great speaker, and voting.

Sahuaro Ranch Park is the location for our Spring Potluck Luncheon on April 29th. No reservations are required, just show up. Contact Larry Bowe at 928 759 2367 for more information.

As always, please contact any board member if you have suggestions on how HRC can better serve retirees.

Visit our website at www.hrcaz.org for complete and updated information on HRC. And don’t forget we have a new mailing address:

Honeywell Retiree Club of Arizona (HRC)
Honeywell Inc.
21111 N. 19 th Avenue
Phoenix , AZ 85027-2708

Hope to see you at a future activity.

Harry Heller



  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)
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.

If you do not have a foursome, they will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club” and send to Dale at the address below. 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: Larry Bowe, 928-759-2367 for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 11:00 untill 2 PM, lunch will be served around 11:30
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 hamburgers, chicken burgers, brats, 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. 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.



Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, azpeeples@aol.com for information and reservations.
Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Where: Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Time: 6:40 PM.
Cost: $15.00.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC and mail to Don Peeples, 1352 E Voltaire Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85022.



Forty two people went on the Casino Trip. There were 3 big winners, one for $1000, one for $700, and one for $600. Everybody had a great time and are ready to go again.


Twenty four people went on the tour of the Four Peaks Brewery. We started out with snacks consisting of hot wings, lavosh bread with an avocado cheese dip and a beer of our choice. This was followed by a tour of facility which has expanded over the years to meet the higher demand for their products. They are also expanding into another room which was previously a carpentry shop and gives them enough space to install several very large fermentation tanks. They have also recently added equipment to provide their beers in aluminum cans. Their most popular beer is their award winning Kilt Lifter. After the tour, we had our “Light” meal and another beer of our choice. Nobody went away hungry.


The election of new officers and board members is coming up at the Annual Meeting in April. Each year the club officers and 2 of the 6 board members are up for election. If you are interested in helping out your retiree club, consider running for an office or the board. We are always looking for new ideas for activities, so this is the perfect opportunity to contribute your ideas to make this a better club. We meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at the Glendale Foothills library except the months of June, July and August. So get involved. You can volunteer plan new events, help at events, and take pictures. If you are good with Microsoft Word, you can help with the editing of THE BRIDGE.

If you are interested in helping out the club, contact one of the following board members on the nominating committee:

Al Boeck 623-566-5808
Shirley Krieger 602-942-4235
Don Peeples 602-548-1904


For President: Shirley E. Krieger

Retired from: Satellite Systems Division in Glendale in 1999  
Last Position: Director of Facilities, Safety & Environmental, and Security
Other work: Sperry Mgr before Honeywell acquisition & Corporate Security Director at Level3 Communications
Interests: Gardening, Travel, HRC & Sperry Retiree Club board. Quality time with family very important
Education: BS in Management at Western University

For Vice President: Don Peeples

Retired from: Honeywell Bull   
Last Position: Director, Plans and Programs
Other work: President, Oakcreek Maintenance Corp.
Interests: Racquetball, Travel, Grandchildren
Education: Assoc in Electronics Technology, Devry University

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.

For Treasurer: Tom Turner

Retired from: Air Transport Systems  
Last Position: CTO/ATS Finance Manager
Other work: Sperry, Treasurer of Honeywell Aerospace Federal Credit Union
Interests: Family, Friends, and exploring the great southwest we live in.
Education: BS in Business from Grand Canyon University

For Director (3 year term): Ibis Valles

Retired from: Honeywell International  
Last Position: Director of Human Resources for Latin America Region
Other work: HR consultant doing research in healthcare
Education: BS from the University of Nebraska

For Director (3 year term): Francis Cartwright

Retired from: Honeywell Air Transport Division  
Last Position: Flight Management Systems Department
Other work: Motorola Government Electronics Division
Interests: Playing the stock market

For Director (1 year term): Dick Axtell

Retired from: Honeywell Space Systems  
Last Position: Business Development Manager
Other work: Motorola Government Electronics Division
Interests: Ham Radio and Model Aircraft

For Director (1 year term): Al Boeck

Retired from: Information Technology Group, Process Solutions (IAC)  
Last Position: Program Manager
Other work: 24 years of which 3 years were in Marketing for Manufacturing Systems and 3 years at Bull
Interests: Lions Organization, Leukemia Foundation of AZ and traveling
Education: BA and MBA from University of Phoenix


Judy Nance, R.N.

What you can do to ward off disability:

  1. Exercise 30 minutes a day most days of the week.
  2. Quit smoking.
  3. Limit alcohol intake to one drink per day.
  4. Maintain bone healthy by getting 1,200 mg. of calcium and between 800 and 1000 international units of vitamin D per day.
  5. Have hearing and eye sight checked yearly.

Article from UCLA Healthy Years.



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 above 8 guys and I are getting older.  Getting under that sink or cramped down to get that electrical outlet is a bit more difficult.  We do about sixty (60) jobs in a year and wouldn't you like to help?  Call the above number if you choose to participate in all our GLORY.  Thank you, Clint Langford.