Volume 28, Number 4
December, 2011


Merry Christmas


Happy New Year


From your Club Officers, Directors and Staff


Shirley Krieger      Harry Heller

Don Peeples          Mary Barkl

Tom Turner             Nadine Arney

Barbara Rippstein                Jane Bilyeu

Jim Scarlett                       Francis Cartwright

Ibis Valles                 Victor Fragnito

Russ Henzel                John Kopala


Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year in 2012. Thanks to the hard work of Chairman Don Peeples, the Christmas Party held at Arrowhead Country Club, which was shared with SRC was a sellout with 180 attendees. 64 Honeywell Retirees attended. Food was excellent. Cocktails and friendship renewal started at 6:00 PM and the evening only continued to get more festive.

Francis Cartwright chaired a very informative Financial Seminar at Briarwood Country Club. The Speaker was Todd Kalina. He is associated with AERO Federal Credit Union. We only had 16 retirees attending, but Todd was able to answer everyone’s questions. As Warren Buffett once said, “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”

Circle your calendar to attend an outing at the Arizona Science Center on January 27, 2012. Victor Fragnito will host the trip and we will get a reduced rate. Send in your check by December 31, 2011.

Your HRC Board has put together a great calendar of events for 2012. Check the list in the Bridge and I hope to see you participate at some of the events. The Committee Chairs are working hard to bring to you a variety of interesting things to participate in. If you have any ideas for programs, or if you would be interested in sitting on the Board of Directors, please call Harry Heller, 623-362-2159, or Tom Turner, 480-502-1986. Our nominating committee will be looking for new board candidates in January.

Shirley Krieger


We extend our congratulations to David Konves who is studying Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University and has been the recipient of a $1000.00 scholarship from the Honeywell Retiree Club for the last 2 years. 2012 scholarship application information will be in the January issue of THE BRIDGE



Coordinator: Lydia Gonzales, 623-561-1174, Icgonzales12@cox.net for information / reservations.
Location: Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Ln., Peoria, AZ 85382, 623-776-8400
Time: Dinner at 12:00 Noon, Curtain time at 2:00 PM
Cost: $50.00 per person includes tax and gratuity.
Cutoff: Reservations must be in by December 29th
Reservations: Call Lydia for reservations.

Make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85300.

Singin’ in the Rain

Based on one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time starring the inimitable Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain is set in 1920’s Hollywood during the waning days of the silent film era. This zany, light-hearted romantic comedy focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, who’s less-than-appealing vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures. You will want to kick your feet up as you’re transported to yesteryear in this dazzling production.







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: $22.00 per person. Package includes parking, admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch, coffee/tea, dessert, tax & gratuity, and Winner Circle photo. One race will be named for the retiree clubs.
Time: 11:00 AM at the Turf Club
Cutoff Date: January 31
Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail 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: 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.

Some of the topics to be covered (but not limited to) are:

  • Phishing, especially for senior citizens,
  • Fraud through email solicitation with fake websites attached to the emails.
  • Pop ups that might entice people to purchase items with promises for getting something free
  • Websites that looks "close" to the real ones that deceive users
  • ID theft
  • Other topics that seniors should be aware of.


On Honeywell’s Deer Valley campus, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. To register a vehicle for display, call Andy Tidey, 602-436-5153. Viewing of the cars is open to previous employees of Honeywell or Sperry.

Contact: mike.Proch@honeywell.com for more information.


Sapphire Princess

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

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.

Note: Veterans are entitled to a $250 on-board credit . Submit your DD214 to the travel agency.

Final payments are due December 23, 2011.

The current group cruise prices are::

Inside stateroom, Category J is $1,229 per person, double basis.
Outside obstructed view cabin, Category. FF is $1,359 per person, double basis.
Outside ocean-view cabin, Category. EE is $1,399 per person, double basis.
Balcony stateroom, Category BC is $2,479 per person, double basis.
Mini-suite, Category AC is $2,339 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



39 people participated in the Cliff Castle Casino trip. Having the casino trip on a Wednesday was great, because the buffet was open and seniors got 10% off on their lunch.

Yolanda received $25.00 for coordinating the Casino trip plus SRC provided an additional $25.00. Yolanda in turn drew 10 names from a hat and gave $5.00 to each winner.

The Casino also gives each player $10.00 when we arrive at the casino. Next trip will be in the fall. Everyone had a great time. There were no BIG winners, but some came home with more money than they went with.


16 people from Honeywell and Sperry participated in a very informative discussion conducted by Todd Kalina, a financial advisor. Todd is a member of LPL Financial, a company that is currently associated with AERO Federal Credit Union. The meeting took place at Briarwood Country Club in Sun City. The facilities at Briarwood were excellent, however, the location is possibly too remote for some of our members. Todd distributed a handout on investment basics, went through a slide presentation and answered questions from the attendees. It was time well spent for those of us that invest in securities.


The Christmas party was a great success. The food was delicious and plentiful. At times, the dance floor got a little crowded, but everybody had a good time. Door prizes were won by Tom Cavataio, Darrel Golic, Susan Kopala, Lynne Lincoln, Vonnie Miller, and Theresa Szewc.

         Bob and Tina                                          Dennis & Marilyn Lajoie                         Al & Karen Boeck

        Ibis Valles, Yolanda Brown, Lynne Brown, and Clint Brown                  Irma & Stan Prescott

                 The Dance Floor                                                             Mathilda & Kenneth Pineschi

                    Manual and Elvira Francis                                          The Dinner Buffet

                  Nancy & Dale Wendt                                                   Pat & Darrel Golic

               Sharon & Ed Forrester                                                     Gaylord Brockway & Barbara

                    Nancy & Don Roeber                                                     Wally & Shirley Klovstad



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.