6:00 PM – Cocktails and friendship renewal
With fresh fruit, cheese and crackers

7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Buffet Dinner and Dancing

Cash bar all evening.

Arrowhead Country Club - 623-561-9600
19888 North 73rd Avenue
Glendale , AZ

Coordinator: Francis Cartwright, 623-492-0200,, for information and reservations. Seating is limited to 200. Checks are to be made out to Treasurer HRC and mailed to Francis Cartwright, P. O. Box 11595, Glendale, AZ 85318-1595. As a courtesy to other members who might wish to purchase tickets, please send your payment promptly after making your reservation. Payments must be received by November 20th.
Cost: $35.00 per person

All seats will be assigned. If you wish to sit at the same table with friends please let us know the names of the people in your party when making your reservation or via e-mail by November 20th.

Favorite Songs:

If you have one or two songs you would like the DJ to play please indicate so with your reservation or send an e-mail to Francis by November 20th.


Christmas Party Dinner Menu

Herb-Crusted Pacific Coast Salmon with
Lemon Dill Cream Sauce
Breast of Chicken with Champagne Cream Sauce
Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Rosemary Au Jus

served with

Garden Green Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings
3 Specialty Salads
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

Rolls and Butter
Holiday Dessert Display
Freshly Brewed Coffee/Iced Tea /Iced Water

Note: As of November 7 th, only 13 tickets were left.


The Retirees Club had a very successful Oktoberfest.  All local retiree’s clubs participated.  I would like to extend a big thank you to Mary Barkl and her team for putting it all together.

Our next big event is the Christmas Dinner/Dance at the Arrowhead Country Club. HRC’s participation has been limited.  Francis Cartwright has put a lot of work into making this one a night to remember, which we are sharing with the SRC retiree Club. There are not many seats remaining, so get your tickets before they run out.  Call him at 623-492-0200 and get your reservation in today. 

Dale Wendt is chairing the Golf Tournament on December 16th, and participation is disappointing.  If you are a golfer, get your reservation in by calling Dale at 480 922-1402.

On Nov 2,  75 retirees from three retiree clubs attended a very  informative  Medicare Seminar resented by Ann Marie Grande from the Area Agency on Aging. She encouraged everyone to review their current plans, especially for drug coverage as many plans change yearly and may have dropped drugs  you are currently  getting. There are 34 different drug plans and 43 Medicare Advance Plans.  Medicare Open Enrollment is Nov 15 to Dec 31, 2010.   If you need help, or have questions about available plans her organization can help you. Call (602) 264-2255 for FREE personalized assistance.

The economy may be the cause of fewer retirees participating in our Programs and Activities. To have interesting programs and have a successful Honeywell Retiree’s Club, we need your participation.  We are open for your suggestions for events you would like to participate in. Call me at 602 942 4235 and let me know.  I can also be reached by e-mail at

Hope to see you at the upcoming programs and events.

Shirley Krieger



Coordinator: Yolanda Brown, 623-972-3970 or
Cutoff Date: November 10, 2010.
Pickup Points First: 8:45 AM at Quick Trip, 2750 W. Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053
Second: 9:30 AM at Bell Recreation Center, 16820 N. 99 th Avenue, Sun City.

If you are going on the Casino trip, call Yolanda to CONFIRM your reservation. If there is no answer, leave your name, phone number, and pickup location.

If we get 30 people to participate we can have our own bus. We will spend 4 hours at the Casino before returning to where we started.

Come and join us! Bring a Friend! IT’S FREE!


  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: 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: Jim Scarlett, 480-443-8661 or
Where: Musical Instrument Museum , 4725 East Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85050.
When: 10:00 AM.
Cost: Senior Admission price is $13.00, with a 10% discount for 10 or more.

The Musical Instrument Museum opened in April 2010 in Scottsdale, Arizona. This unique museum celebrates music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. There are more than 10,000 instruments and objects in the collection, with thousands of them displayed for the public to enjoy in five geographical galleries and an Artist Gallery. Musical traditions are shared and experienced here; not only can museum guests view the displays, but they can touch and play some of them, learn about how they work, hear how they sound and attend workshops.



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. 99 th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5635 .


Coordinator: Jim Scarlett, 480-443-8661 or
Where: The Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242, (480) 888-9290.
When: 10:20 AM for 10:30 tour.
Cost: Tour price is $5.00. Additional information will follow in future issues of THE BRIDGE


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

Visit the big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. If you are interested in a cruise to Hawaii, we are giving early notice so that you can begin saving up for the trip. Preliminary per person stateroom prices range from $1695 for an inside stateroom to $2595 for a balcony stateroom. More information will be available in future editions of THE BRIDGE.

What is your idea of a perfect vacation? Fourteen peaceful days, great meals and evenings full of entertainment. Time to read a book or two, an afternoon at a spa, cooking demos, dancing classes. Or maybe you’d prefer more excitement such as dancing the night away, visiting a casino, movies under the stars, great drinks and more snacks. Add visiting some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Both ideas sound like a cruise, don’t they? Actually they are both the same cruise: To Hawaii. My husband, Lee, and I took this cruise a few years ago. It was one of the best we’ve ever taken. Surprisingly, there was plenty for both of us to do on “at sea” days. Being bored was not part of this cruise.

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.

Group Cruise Prices:
Inside stateroom, Category J is $1,695.00 per person, double basis.
Outside obstructed view cabin, Category. F is $1,895.00 per person, double basis.
Outside ocean-view cabin, Category. EE is $2,245.00 per person, double basis.
Balcony stateroom, Category BC is $2,595.00 per person, double basis.
Mini-suite, Category AC is $3,095.00 per person, double basis.
Additional stateroom categories are available upon request.

Please note : Add $62.47 per person Cruise Taxes to the above cruise fares.

Past Princess Cruise passengers (Captain’s Circle members) may deduct an additional $100.00 per person when they reserve their staterooms and pay their deposit by March 31, 2011.

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.


Judy Nance, RN

Vitamin D may boost weight loss: New study: Researchers measured blood levels of vitamin D in 38 overweight men and women before and after an 11-week diet in which they consumed 750 fewer daily calories than their estimated total caloric needs. Result: Higher levels of 25-dydroxycholecalciferol (a marker of vitamin D status) were associated with greater weight loss while following the diet. Article from "Bottom Line Health" study by Shalamar Sibley, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of endocrinology and diabetes, University of Minnesota Medial School, Minneapolis - July 2010.

Dial Mom: Young girls in a highess situation had the same reduction in stress hormones when they talked to their mothers on the phone as when they received an in-person hug. Study by University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Assembled by Judy Nance RN retired.



At this years Oktoberfest, 80 people visited with old friends while enjoying accordion music provided by Leigh CeChaine. Jim Scarlett, Russ Henzel, and Harry Heller cooked the hamburgers and bratwurst and there was plenty of food for everyone. Some of the door prize winners were Betty Fennell, Harry Heller, Leigh DeChaine and Toni Bilyeu. A. J. Fennell won the 50/50 drawing. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.