OKTOBERFEST, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26
The HRC Board has tried to put together some very interesting events for retirees this year. Unfortunately, so far the turnout has been very disappointing. The Four Peaks Brewery Tour only had 8 attendees. The Volunteers for St Mary’s Food Bank only had 15 signed up and our goal was 50. The Christmas Party so far only has 36 reservations. To have a successful Honeywell Retirees’ Organization we need to have your participation. Please review the Calendar of Events for 2011 and 2012 and plan to attend as many events as possible.
The Honeywell/Sperry Christmas Dinner/Dance reservations are limited, so if you do plan to attend, please call Don Peeples as soon as possible at 602-548-1904 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve a spot. If you wish to sit with friends, you can also reserve a table for 10. When the reservations reach 175 they will be gone. We share reservations with the Sperry Retiree Club and so far they have over 62 advance reservations. Check out the menu in the Bridge.
We have several members that are delinquent in paying their dues. Please check your last Bridge and your renewal date will be listed on the cover. You would not want to miss out on getting a copy of the Bridge.
Important date: Are you Ready? Medicare enrollment period is October 15 to December 7.
Special Note: Enjoy the simple things. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh spend lots and lots of time with him or her.
CLIFF CASTLE CASINO TRIP - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Note: Wednesday is Senior Buffet Day in the Gallery from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Come join us! Bring a friend!
FINANCIAL SEMINAR - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
We are pleased to be able to offer a financial seminar. The seminar will be strictly educational. The presentation will last about 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A period. The seminar will address the following topics:
CHRISTMAS DINNER AND DANCE - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
The Annual Honeywell/Sperry Christmas Dinner/Dance will once again be held at the Arrowhead Country Club.
Seating will be limited to the first 175 tickets sold. All seats will be assigned. If you wish to sit at the same table with friends please let Don know the names of the people in your party when making reservations. You can also reserve a table of ten for you and your friends. Price will remain same as last year at $35.00 per person.
55th ANNUAL CLIFF GARRETT MEMORIAL RODEO - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
This is a Honeywell Employee Charity Event. All ticket proceeds are donated to Arizona Disabled Sports and the Lung Transplant Support Organization
ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER TRIP - FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
We are planning a trip to the Arizona Science Center. To receive the reduced admission fee, we need to pay for our reservations 3 weeks ahead of time, you will need to make reservations and send in your check by December 31. Please make your reservations early so that we can be assured that we have enough people attending to receive the group rate. This group rate only covers general admission to the museum. Additional shows, such as the IMAX require an additional admission fee. We will meet on the inside entrance ramp of the center. Look for Victor’s Honeywell sign.
SPERRY/HONEYWELL DAY AT THE RACES - FEBRUARY TBD
AZ BROADWAY THEATRE - FEBRUARY TBD
We will be going to see Singin’ in the Rain.
More information to follow in future issues.
IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD SEMINAR - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Phoenix Police Detective Robert Weigler will speak about identity theft and various other types of fraud which are used to target senior citizens. Topics will include phishing; various types of fraud through email solicitation and phony websites included in those emails; pop-ups with promises of something free with purchase; websites that look identical to the real thing but are not; and identity theft in general.
There will be time for questions and answers at the end of his presentation.
CRUISE FROM LA TO HAWAII (14 DAY ROUNDTRIP) - MARCH 10
Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572 for additional information
There are some price reductions this month. Please see the following price list. Also, for this cruise, veterans are entitled to a $250 on-board credit. In addition, our travel agent, Dan Bachmann, is working on getting a round trip bus from Sun City directly to the pier. The price is $220 per person.
Sign up today for this fabulous round trip cruise from the West Coast to the Hawaiian Islands. We will be visiting the big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui on the Sapphire Princess. It offers you the most affordable staterooms, freedom and flexibility in dining choices, and unmatched service.
Newly reduced prices are listed in BOLD type. The current Group Cruise Prices are:
Please note: Add $62.27 per person Cruise Taxes to the above cruise fares. Past Princess Cruise passengers (Captain’s Circle members) may qualify for extra benefits.
For complete details and reservations, please contact Dan Bachmann, Ford’s World Travel –13593 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, (623) 975-1800 or 14621 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, (623) 933-8256
Please let Barbara Rippstein know if you have an interest in the trip or if you have questions
WINE COUNTRY COASTAL CRUISE on SAPPHIRE PRICNESS - May 12 - 19, 2012
The deposit amount is 20% of the cruise fares: based on which cabin category selected.
The deposit amounts listed above are total for the cabin based on double occupancy. For example, two friends share one cabin then you would need to divide the deposit amount in half.
FOUR PEAKS BREWERY TOUR - SEPTEMBER
Eight people participated in the Four Peaks Brewery Tour. Our host for the tour was Dustin Hazer, the Brewer at Four Peaks, who gave us an in depth tour and explanation of the brewing process. This was the most comprehensive tour we have had of the brewery. And of course, the beer was great and the sandwiches were excellent. We may have been a small group, but we had a great time.
With the addition of several very large fermentation vessels, Four Peaks Brewery has expanded considerably since our last visit. They have also added a canning capability for some their best selling beers.
SPONSORED BY THE HONEYWELL & SPERRY RETIREE CLUBS
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, Gene, Clint, Sam, Perry, Lee, Dan, Matt, Wally, Paul, and Ed .
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.