Volume 28, Number 2
October, 2011



Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for information and reservations
Location: Rio Vista Park, 8866 Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 & 9
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Lunch served around 11:30 AM.
Cost: $7.00 for EACH member or guest.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC, with note for Oktoberfest and send to Honeywell Retirees Club of Arizona, Honeywell Inc., 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.
Prizes: There will be a 50-50 drawing.



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 azpeeples@aol.com 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.

Shirley Krieger



Coordinator: Yolanda Brown @ 623-972-3970 or at YMbrown@yahoo.com If you are interested call Yolanda. If there is no answer, leave a message including your Name and Phone Number , how many are coming , and your pickup point .

First pick up will be at Quick Trip, 2750 W. Thunderbird Road and I-17, on the Northwest corner at 8:45 AM.
The second pick up will be at the Bell Recreation Center in Sun City, 16820 N 99th Avenue, at 9:30 AM.

Time: Bus will leave the first pickup location at 8:45 with the second stop at about 9:30. The trip includes 4 hours at the casino, leaving around 3:00 PM
Cost: The trip is FREE and you get $10.00 to enjoy..
Deadline : November 2, 2011

Note: Wednesday is Senior Buffet Day in the Gallery from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us! Bring a friend!


Coordinator: Francis Cartwright, 623-492-0200, fran5632@yahoo.com , for information
Location: Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Avenue, Sun City West, AZ 85375.
Time: 9:30 AM.
Cost: FREE. Refreshments will be provided
Reservations: Call Francis Cartwright. We need to know how many are coming so that we print enough handouts.

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:

  • A rule of thumb for the maximum percentage to take out your portfolio every year to make assets last.
  • Discussions on what advisors should be permitted to do and not to do.
  • Answers to what is meant by investment classes.
  • Definition of what it means to have a diversified portfolio
  • What are average risk/returns on investment mixes of 60/40, 70/30, 80/20, 90/10, and 100/0 % bonds/stock mix.
  • Suggested composition of the bond portion of a portfolio, e.g., short-term, mid-term and long-term (if any).
  • Suggested composition of stock portfolio, e.g., large cap, small cap, foreign vs. domestic percentage, emerging vs. developed percentage.
  • The impact of inflation on CDs only investing and the current actual inflation rate.
  • What investment classes are likely to perform better if inflation breaks



Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, azpeeples@aol.com, for information and reservations.
Where: Arrowhead Country Club, 19888 North 73rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 623-561-9600
When: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Fresh fruit and cheese display with crackers at 6:00 PM. Buffet dinner served at 7:00 pm.. DJ and dancing from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Cash bar all evening.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Reservations: Call Don Peeples for reservations..

Make checks payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Don Peeples, 1352 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85022-4907.

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.

Christmas Party Dinner Menu

 Fresh fruit, cheese and crackers before dinner

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

Served with

Garden Green Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings
Caesar Salad
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Rolls and Butter

Assortment of Mini Desserts served to your table

Hot Chocolate Station
Freshly Brewed Coffee/Iced Tea /Iced Water


Location: Western Saddle Club, 12425 N. 7th street, Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Purchase your tickets at the gate, Adults $8.00, Children $5.00

This is a Honeywell Employee Charity Event. All ticket proceeds are donated to Arizona Disabled Sports and the Lung Transplant Support Organization



Coordinator: Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740, e008821@cox.net, for information and reservations.
Location: Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ
Time: 10:15 AM.
Cost: $6.00 for groups of 15 or more.
Cutoff: Reservations must be in by December 31st
Reservations: Call Victor for reservations.
Payment: Mail checks payable to Treasurer, HRC, to Victor Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield, Phoenix, AZ 85043-2368.

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.


Coordinator: Harry Heller , 623-362-2159, hwhcjh38@cox.net , for reservations.
Where: Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.
Parking: Included. Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue
Cost: Expected to be the same as last year - $20.00 per person. Package includes Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch, Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax & Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo. One race will be named for the retiree clubs.
Time: 11:45 AM at the Turf Club
Cutoff Date: TBD
Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Harry Heller, 21221 N. 53 rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Lunch: Senior Buffet Lunch. Includes (2011 menu):

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


We will be going to see Singin’ in the Rain.

More information to follow in future issues.


Coordinator: Nadine Arney, 623-580-8024, nadine-quilts@cox.net, for information.
Location: Glendale Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Time: 1:00 PM, Roadrunner Room.
Cost: FREE.
Reservations: Call Nadine Arney to reserve your seat

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.


Sapphire Princess

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:

Inside stateroom, Category J is $1,329.00 per person, double basis.
Outside obstructed view cabin, Category. FF is $1,459.00 per person, double basis.
Outside ocean-view cabin, Category. EE is $1,599.00 per person, double basis.
Balcony stateroom, Category BC is $2,479.00 per person, double basis.
Mini-suite, Category AC is $2,659.00 per person, double basis.
Additional stateroom categories are available upon request.

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


Coordinator: Linda Schultz at 623-974-0825 or email her @ happyfacemom@aol.comm
Location: Departs from Los Angeles. Passports are required for this sailing
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: Deposit and Cabin prices are listed below.
Reservations: Shannon Sanders, Cruise Holidays of Arrowhead - 602-896-4000

Deposit is due NOW. Final payment is due February 20th.

Cruise Schedule:

  • 5/12 Los Angeles – departs at 4:00PM
  • 5/13 Santa Barbara – from 7:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • 5/14 San Francisco – from 10:00 AM to 8:00PM
  • 5/15 At Sea
  • 5/16 Astoria, Oregon – 7:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • 5/17 Seattle – from 10:00AM to 11:00 PM
  • 5/18 Victoria, BC – from 8:00AM to 11:59PM
  • 5/19 Vancouver – Disembark sometime after 7:30AM (usually by 9:30 at the lasts)

 The deposit amount is 20% of the cruise fares: based on which cabin category selected.

  • Deposits range from $439.60 to $455.60 for the balcony categories
  • Deposits range from $359.60 to $363.60 for the obstructed ocean view categories
  • Deposits range from $319.60 to $327.60 for the inside categories

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.

Cabin prices:

  • Mini-Suites start at $1388.77 per person
  • Balconies start at $1188.77 per person
  • Obstructed Ocean Views start at $998.77 per person
  • Insides start at $888.77 per person
  • Prices include cruise, port charges, government fees & taxes.
  • Amenities for our group include a $25.00 per person on-board credit.



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.


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.