Volume 27, Number 10
September, 2011



Coordinator: Ibis Valles , 480-558-4718, for reservations.
Where: Four Peaks Brewing Company, 1340 E. 8th Street, Tempe
(southeast of Rural Rd and E. University Drive).
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: $20.00 per person including tour, 2 beers for tasting, and a light meal.
Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC and mail to
Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc., 1860 Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.

In 2009, the brewery was growing rapidly and had a yearly production capacity of 20,000 barrels of beer (that's 40,000 kegs). They had a 20 bbl., 3-vessel brewhouse with nineteen 40-barrel fermenters, one 60-barrel fermenter, and three 80-barrel fermenters for producing all of their distribution and in-house beers. They have won several awards in 2009 for Best Local Brewery, Best Pub with Grub and a silver medal in the Great American Beer Festival for the Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale.



Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein 623-566-1572 rippy60@yahoo.com
Location: Del Webb Center, 2831 N. 31st Ave., Phoenix – report to Volunteer Services,
Entrance on 31st Ave. just south of Thomas Rd. – follow signs to volunteer parking
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 9:00 am

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry in two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties.

St. Mary’s needs our help. It usually takes about 4 hours to complete the tasks. Since St. Mary’s needs a definite number of people each day, we need to tell them how many of our members will be attending. Please either send me an email or call me to tell me how many people will be joining us. In return, I will send you a map to the site along with an Individual Release Form for St. Mary’s. Come and join us as we show our community how much we care.


HRC is active from September to May each year and the HRC Board has tried to put some very interesting events together for the Retirees for 2011 and 2012. Please review the Calendar of Events in this Bridge and plan to participate.

One important event is the Honeywell/Sperry Christmas Dinner Dance. This year to avoid being crowded in the Arrowhead Ball Room, the reservations will be limited to 150. If you plan to attend, get your reservation in on Sept 27. Tables of eight or ten can also be reserved. Both Sperry and Honeywell Clubs will start taking reservations on Sept 27. It will be on a first come basis and when 150 is reached, reservations will close. See article in the Bridge.

This year we are asking retirees to give back to the Community by volunteering one day at St Mary’s Food Bank. Barbara Rippstein is chairing this event. With the economy so uncertain, Francis Cartwright is chairing a Financial Planning Seminar in November. This seminar will be strictly educational and the presenter is Todd Kalina a financial advisor for Aero Federal Credit Union.

In February another Educational Opportunity will be offered. Detective Weigler will present a seminar on Identity Theft, chaired by Nadine Arney. Some of the information covered will be phishing for senior citizens, fraud through solicitation, ID theft and several other topics that retirees should be aware of. We will also have a Brewery Tour, Oktoberfest, and in March, a Cruise to Hawaii. See details in the Bridge.

As your President, I am open to your suggestions on how HRC can better serve you. We really want to increase your participation at our events, so check your membership renewal date on the cover so you don’t miss out on upcoming issues of THE BRIDGE and our HRC activities.

Shirley Krieger

Congratulations: Phoenix PD Volunteer of the Year!

Honeywell retiree and member of the Honeywell Retiree Club, Roberta “Bobbi” de Haan, was just named the Volunteer of the Year by the Phoenix Police Department. The award was presented by Police Chief Joe Yahner at a luncheon held on center court at the US Airways Center on April 30, 2011. The event was emceed by Scott Pasmore, co-anchor for Channel 3's Good Morning Arizona. Bobbi has been an active volunteer with the Phoenix Citizens Offering Police Support (COPS) program for over two years.

Although her primary assignment is with the Missing Persons Unit, she also works with the Elder Abuse and Homicide Units. Bobbi has brought her organizational skills and statistical analysis to the Department. Bobbi is also an active member of the Tempe Rio Salado Rotary Club, where she serves as Secretary Treasurer.



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.




Coordinator: Francis Cartwright, 623-492-0200, fran5632@yahoo.com , for information
Location: Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135 th 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, or Shirley Krieger, 602-942-4235, cell 602-819-0467 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 or Shirley Krieger for reservations..

The Annual Honeywell/Sperry Christmas Dinner/Dance will once again be held at the Arrowhead Country Club.

Seating will be limited to the first 150 tickets sold. All seats will be assigned. If you wish to sit at the same table with friends please let me know the names of the people in your party when making reservations. You can also reserve a table of eight for you and your friends. Price will remain same as last year at $35.00 per person.

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SEPT 27th. Checks should be made out to HRC and sent to Shirley Krieger, 1018 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85022. But remember, tickets will sell fast and when they reach the magic number of 150 they are gone. Sperry Retiree Club will also start to sell tickets on Sept 27 at their Annual Luncheon.



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.






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: 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.

Although some of the cabin prices have been reduced by a small amount, we are still hoping for a bigger decrease within a couple of months. The current Group Cruise Prices are:

Inside stateroom, Category J is $1,629.00 per person, double basis.
Outside obstructed view cabin, Category. FF is $1,859.00 per person, double basis.
Outside ocean-view cabin, Category. EE is $1,999.00 per person, double basis.
Balcony stateroom, Category BC is $2,479.00 per person, double basis.
Mini-suite, Category AC is $2,859.00 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

Demise of Honeywell Golf Tournaments

Unfortunately, the Honeywell Golf tournaments have come to an end, but the problem this time was not a lack of participation by Honeywell retirees.

Over the Years, several Golf or Country Clubs have hosted the tournaments. Attempts to hold the cost of the tournaments at a reasonable amount, namely $50.00 per player, and put together an event that includes lunch and prizes has required moving the tournaments from one Golf course to another. Additionally, in order to complete the tournament in a reasonable manner and time frame, a shotgun start format has been used.

Now, our latest host, the Sun City Country Club, has informed us that we can no longer hold the tournament with a shotgun start but would be required to use Tee times, thus adversely affecting the time required for the tournament and the ability to have a luncheon with awards at the end of the tournament.

As a result, we no longer have a host course for our tournaments and the Fall Golf Tournament has been cancelled.

If any of our golf participants have contacts with valley golf courses that might be interested in hosting the Honeywell Golf tournaments, contact Dale Wendt at 480-922-1402. Remember, we are attempting to maintain a cost of $50.00 including green fees, golf carts, lunch, and prizes. Additionally, a shotgun start is necessary to be able to lunch for the participants at which the prizes can be awarded.



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.

55th Annual “Cliff Garrett Memorial Rodeo”

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10AM


Western Saddle Club, 12425 N. 7th street, Phoenix, Arizona

 Purchase your tickets at the gate. Adult tickets $8.00, children tickets $5.00

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