Volume 27, Number 6
February, 2011



Coordinator: Ibis Valles, 480-558-4718, ivalles@proconline.com
Where: The Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85242, (480) 888-9290.
When: 10:15 AM for 10:30 tour.
Reservations: Required. Packaged VIP tours require a minimum of 20 people, maximum 60.
Cost: $22.00. The tour package includes a choice of sandwiches with sides of olives, a beverage (tea or lemonade), a cupcake, and the gratuity. See Sandwich menu below.
Cutoff date: February 8, 2011
Payment: Make check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to
Ibis Valles, 1643 E. Spur St., Gilbert, AZ 85296-2624.

SANDWICHES: Their decadent sandwiches feature house roasted turkey, gourmet cured salami, fresh vegetables and cheeses served with our house Aoli and Cremas. Choose from any of the following:

Lucca: Herb roasted turkey breast, brie, sliced apple, leafy greens, and caramelized red onion & fig tapenade on a multi-grain ciabatta.

Kalamata: “Pork Shop” Italian and kalamata salami, capicola, herb roasted tomatoes, leafy greens, provolone, red onion and white balsamic & herb crema on a grilled baguette.

Grappolo: (vegetarian) Fresh mozzarella, herb roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, house aioli and del Piero basil pesto on a baguette.

Sevi Chicken Salad: Tequila lime roasted free range chicken with red onion, capers, cranberries, roasted pecans, celery, fresh garden herbs, and del Piero garlic aioli on a multi-grain ciabatta.

Picholine Tuna Salad: Albacore tuna, celery, red onion, capers, garlic, radishes, leafy greens and Meyer lemon evoo served on a baguette.

They are proud that their Kalamata sandwich was recently featured on The Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.”


It’s hard to believe January is almost over and February is upon us. On January 25 we had a very successful turnout at Turf Paradise of both Honeywell and Sperry Retirees. I didn’t hear of any “big” winners, but the buffet was delicious and a great time was had by all. Thank you Harry Heller for coordinating this event.

On Feb 15, Ibis Valles is coordinating an Olive Mill tour and luncheon. It is a packaged VIP tour and includes not only an education on olive oil, but she promises decadent sandwiches. You will have an opportunity to learn why Arizona is a prime location for growing olives. Hope to see you there.

On February 22, Jim Scarlett is coordinating a tour of the new Musical Instrument Museum. The collection is displayed in five galleries and an Artist Gallery. It starts at 1:00 pm, but come early and enjoy lunch in their café before the tour.

On March 30, Mary Barkl is coordinating the HRC Spring Potluck at Sahuaro Ranch Park at Ramada #1. The picnic runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. HRC will provide delicious cooked ham and buns and attendees are asked to bring a dish to share (dessert, baked beans, salad, etc). Coffee, tea and water will also be provided. We have a beer permit for those who want beer, but no glass containers are allowed.

On April 7, Dale Wendt is once again hosting the Spring Golf Tournament. Weather should be great in April for golf. Dale’s goal is to get 50 golfers signed up. If you are a golfer, give Dale a call early on and sign up.

On April 28, HRC will hold their Annual Breakfast Meeting at the Iron Works Restaurant at Bellaire Golf Club. This year we have been fortunate to schedule the President of Honeywell Aerospace, Tim Mahoney, as our keynote speaker. He promises to present us with the “State of the Company.” Sign up early to guarantee your seat.

Barbara Rippstein is still taking reservations for the Princess Cruise to Hawaii March 10, 2012.

As you can see, we have scheduled several activities for 2011. Hopefully, there is something for all retirees to enjoy. I hope you will participate. And if you don’t see something that interests you, give me a call at 602 942 4235 and give me your suggestions. We are always open for new ideas. We also have openings on our Board of Directors. Meetings are only once a month for approximately 2 hrs. Think about running for the Board, HRC needs your help.

Shirley Krieger


It's time again for your children, grand children or great-grandchildren, to get applications submitted for the Honeywell Retiree Club Scholarships at ASU, NAU and U of A. As before, application forms are available at each of the universities’ scholarship offices. Information on scholarships is also available on line at each of the universities’ web sites. We do not keep forms at HRC. Applications should be submitted by March 1st, except at U of A where the deadline is May 1st. The Honeywell Retiree Club Scholarships are for $1000. Awards are generally announced in May. The on-line addresses are:

ASU: http://students.asu.edu/node/1184

NAU: http://www4.nau.edu/finaid/types_of_aid/scholarships/donorscholarships.html - scroll to Honeywell

U of A: https://financialaid.arizona.edu/scholarships/Default.aspx - Inquire at financial aid office.

Encourage your children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren attending ASU or NAU to apply for a scholarship from the Honeywell Retiree Club by March 1st or UA by May 1st.



Coordinator: Jim Scarlett, 480-443-8661 or ij.scarlett@att.net
Where: Musical Instrument Museum , 4725 East Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85050.
When: 1:00 pm
Cost: Senior 65 and up $11.70 (HRC group discounted prices)
Under 65 $13.50
Children 6 to 17 $9.00
Cutoff Date:

Reservations are needed for this tour so your check must be in to the club by Feb 7th, 2011.

Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC and mail to:
Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704

The Musical Instrument Museum is the newest major museum built in Arizona. It is more about music around the world than just old instruments. You’ve never seen so many horns, bells, stringed instruments, bagpipes, etc, with major displays by Martin and Fender Guitars. The collection is displayed in five geographical galleries and an Artist Gallery. This is a remarkable new museum located on the southwest corner of E. Mayo Blvd. and N. Tatum Blvd, just south of the 101. The museum has a nice café if you would like to have lunch there before the tour.




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.
Where: First pick up will be at Bell Recreation Center in Sun City, 16820 N 99th Avenue, at 9:30 AM. The second pick up will be the Quick Trip on the Northwest corner of Thunderbird Road and I-17. The bus trip is free.
Time: Bus will leave for the casino at 9:30 with a second stop at about 9:45. The bus trip includes 4 hours at the casino.
Deadline March 7, 2011.

If we get 30 people we will have our own bus with 2 pickup locations. This includes a free bus transportation to and from the Casino.


Coordinator: Fred Bauer, 623-738-8590, for information and reservations
Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners
Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83 rd 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., Apartment 167, Sun City West, AZ 85375.
Cutoff Date: March 11


Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939 , for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59 th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 10:00 AM till 2 PM with lunch 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 baked ham, 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.


Program: The Full Monte
Coordinator: Lydia Gonzales , 623-561-1174, lcgonzales12@cox.net, for reservations. Reserve early for the best seats.
Where Arizona Broadway Theatre, 77 th Avenue & Paradise Lane.
Time: Dining: 12:00 PM, Curtain Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $51.50 per person includes tax and gratuity. Also includes iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Alcoholic beverages & desserts are not included.
Payment: Make check payable to Sperry Retiree Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 W. Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308.
Cutoff Date: March 30

Based on the international hit film, this Grin and Bare-it-all musical comedy winningly tells the story of a disheartened group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who are in desperate need of a new source of income. Jerry, a divorced father behind in his child-support, convinces the gang to become male strippers at a local club. With a hilarious and insightful book by Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime), The Full Monty will have you cheering for Jerry and his friends as they go all the way to conquer their fears and take charge of their lives.


Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, for information and reservations.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45 th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $15.00 per person. Send your checknoting Annual Meeting and made out to Treasurer, HRC,to Don Peeples, 1352 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85022-4907.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 22, 2011
Speaker: Tim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon or Sausage, French Toast with Syrup, Mini Muffins, Juice, Coffee, and Iced or hot Tea.

Our Speaker for the Annual Meeting is Tim Mahoney, the president of Honeywell Aerospace. He is reported to be an excellent speaker and will give us an update on the “State of the Company.”


  Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-922-1402
Where: Sun City Country Club, 623-933-1353, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, AZ. (Midway between Peoria and Olive Avenues).

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 SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE INCLUDE AGA HANDICAP for each person. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Thursday, March 31. 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.

Please send checks with players names and handicap to

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 hotline@hrcaz.org


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

The plans for our cruise are progressing. Several reservations have already been made. To get the cabin you want at the price you select, it’s not too early to make your reservations now. As we get closer to the cruise time, our travel agent and I will look into the means to travel to LA. We have a couple of options, including flying in and out of LAX or flying back from one of the other LA area airports to avoid the long lines. If we have a large enough group going, we will look into hiring a bus to take us directly to and from the pier.

Our Travel Agent, Dan Bachmann, has advised that Princess has a special offer coming up. From Feb. 9, 2011 to Feb. 22, 2011 you can reserve and hold your cabin for only $100 down per person. This amount is refundable if you cancel before the final payment is due. You can't beat this offer.

We will be visiting 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 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

Letter to fix-It Guys was received recently by the Honeywell Retiree Club.

I am just overwhelmed with the excellent service I have received from Gene, Matt and Dan. Gene replaced a faucet on my kitchen sink. He worked tirelessly for a few hours. Shortly after that, Matt took care of a leaky faucet in my bathroom. He also spent a lot of time. Just this past Monday, Dan came over to assemble two 6 foot white wood bookcases. He also worked steadily for several hours. I am so impressed with all of them. Thank you so much for your time and effort to make people happy! I couldn’t be happier. I’m using my bookcases to display all my pretty Chirstmas Collectibles.



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.



We had 19 people from both retirement clubs visit the Commemorative Air Force Museum for what was a great and interesting event much appreciated by all. We toured the first hanger where all the fully flyable planes are on display, and got some good photos of the aircraft and the HRC/SRC attendees. Our two docents did a good job of telling the storys of all the aircraft and we got to see the B-26, F4-Phantom, MIG 21, P-51 Mustangs, AT-6 Texan, SNJ-5, B-25, B-17, Kaydet Trainer, and Stearman Biplane. Out on the tarmac we visited the superb B-17 Sentimental Journey and several others in the collection! Sadly the weather was frigid and our two groups slowly disintegrated as the gang left one by one.

Net result was that we only had a couple of us who went to lunch at Anzio Landing, myself and John Kopala, where we met with Scott Johnson, my buddy and co-owner of the Canberra B-57 We got to look over the Canberra and Scott gave us all the details over a delicious lunch.




Thanks to Harry Heller’s hard work, we had 67 people come to this event. The association was great and the food was wonderful, with turkey so tender, when you add a little cranberry, you have a delicious sandwich. Oh yes, those desserts were scrumptious! With excitement in the air, the horses were off and running; we had some winners and some who did not do so well, but we all laughed and had fun trying. You will have to come and join the fun next time.