Volume 29, Number 3
November, 2012


Thursday, December 13, 2012
6:00 PM – Cocktails and friendship renewal
7:00 to 10:00 PM. Dinner Dancing to music by the “Breeze”


Cash bar all evening


The Elks Club
14424 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032


$35.00 per person, HRC members and guests


Contact Ibis Valles, 480-558-4718, ivalles@prconline.com , or Nadine Arney, 623-580-8024, Nadine-quilts@cox.net for information and reservations. Make checks payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Nadine Arney, 4571 W. Oraibi Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308.


Dinner Menu

 Garden Salad

 Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus
Breast of Chicken
Scalloped Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Rolls and Butter

 Chocolate Torte and Cheesecake

Coffee and Tea Beverage Station



Our Oktoberfest celebration was an overwhelming success and we owe a big “Thank You” to Pat Golic and Judy Edmond for organizing this successful event. Judy and Pat’s next adventure is our spring picnic.

Our next event is a chance to get together and have a leisurely pay as you go lunch at the Super Hibachi on Metro Parkway on November 15. This is a chance to just get together and get to know one another. Please notify me if you are planning to go so I can reserve an area large enough for us.

Please mark December 13 on your calendars. This is the time for our Christmas Party at the Elks Club. We have arranged for a low-cost photographer to be at the door to take pictures. You can then decide if you wish to order prints, either at the party or on line at the photographer’s web site. Ibis and Nadine have worked so hard tomake this event the highlight of the year. Please support all of us and sign up now. I am sure a great time will be had by all.

Ed Taschner and the board of GRC are working to revamp our scholarship programs. One result of their efforts is to keep all of us more informed of our scholarship. As a minimum, we will announce the names of the scholarship recipients and maybe provide a brief bio in THE BRIDGE. This way we can know whom we are assisting. We will keep you informed.

Again, I would like to make a pitch to please consider getting THE BRIDGE in electronic format. This will ensure that you get the publication as early as possible and do not incur any mail delays.

Thank you for your support and let’s have a year of good heath and fun.


Note: This issue of THE BRIDGE distributed by mail and email contain the email addresses of those members wishing publication of their contact information. The list is redacted from the on line version to preserve member's privacy.



Coordinator: Contact Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572, rippy60@yahoo.com , for information and reservations.
Where: Catch the 10:30 AM Metro Light Rail at Christown Mall for a 49 minute ride to lunch at Monti’s La Casa Vieja in Tempe. Alternatively, just meet the rest of the group at Monti’s for lunch at 11:30 AM.
When: January 10, 2013 at 10:30 at Christown Mall. Don’t be late. Check the metro rail schedule at www.valleymetro.org for schedules and transit times from other locations.
Cost: Light Rail ticket ($1.75 for seniors) and cost of your meal selection and gratuity.
Reservations: Reservations required so that we can give a head count to Monti’s.
Payment: Buy ticket at any Light Rail Kiosk and pay for individual meal at Monti’s.

Light Rail Pictures Courtesy of John Kopala


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: Need to arrive by 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.
Cut Off Date: January 9, 2013 .
Payment: Make check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to
Ibis Valles, 1643 E. Spur St., Gilbert, AZ 85296-2624.

Their fun, educational, informative, 30-minute tour will teach you the history of their farm and mill, how their signature oils are made, and the importance of local products and sustainable farming. The tour will educate you on olive oil, the different varieties of olives grown around the world, and what specific types they grow for the express purpose of creating their own high quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). You will also learn why Arizona is a prime location for growing olives, creative uses for their EVOOs, and have an opportunity to ask questions of our tour guides. After the tour, you can taste their oils, stuffed olives, and tapenades, then purchase your favorites in their gourmet marketplace! Pick up a few recipe cards to take home too!  

SANDWICHES: Their decadent sandwiches feature house roasted turkey, gourment cured salami, fresh vegetables and cheeses served with our house Aioli 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.

Belice “Italian BLT” Balsamic cured pepper bacon, roasted tomatoes, aioli, lettuce, aged Balsamic vinegar drizzle, grilled baguette.

Florentine Salad Baby spinach, green apple toasted pecans and feta cheese tossed with our white balsamic pomegranate vinaigrette.

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

Pictures from 2011 tour and luncheon at the Olive Mill – John Kopala


Coordinator: Dawn Orgill, 602-881-7772, dgorgill@msn.com, 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 & Winner Circle photo. One race will be named for the retiree clubs.
Time: 11:00 AM at the Turf Club.
Cutoff Date: February 5

Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Dawn Orgill, 515 East Carefree Hwy #355, Phoenix, AZ 85085.

Lunch: Senior Buffet Lunch:

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

Picture from February 2012 Day at the Races – John Kopala


Coordinators: Call Pat Golic at 480-563-1978, dgolic@cox.net or Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237, jedmond6@cox.net for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th 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.

Pictures from 2012 Spring Pot Luck Luncheon – John Kopala


Barbara Rippstein invites you to sail aboard the newly renovated ISLAND PRINCESS from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida through the Panama Canal to Los Angeles, for 15 days arriving November 14th, with stops at Aruba, Cartagena, Costa Rica and Puerto Chiapas. We’ll celebrate Halloween at Sea. Princess Cruises is offering their 2-Day Canal Experience on our cruise. Travel between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts through the Panama Canal. Then, enjoy an additional full day port call in Fuerte Amador to explore Panama's highlights even further.

Princess offers the most affordable balcony staterooms, freedom and flexibility in dining choices, and unmatched service. Make your plans now and take advantage of the best staterooms.

Cruise Prices:

  •  Inside stateroom, Category ID is $1,799.00 per person, double basis.
  • Outside ocean-view stateroom, Cat. OD is $2,199.00 per person, double basis.
  • Outside stateroom with Private Balcony, Category BD is $2,449.00 per person, double basis.
  • Mini-suite with Private Balcony and sitting area, Category MD is $2,949.00 per person, double basis.

Please note : Add $310.00 Government Fees and Taxes to the above cruise fares per person.

Additional stateroom categories are available upon request.

Past Princess Cruise passengers (Captain’s Circle members) may deduct an additional $100.00 per person when they reserve their staterooms and pay their deposits by December 31, 2012.

$250.00 Onboard Credit for Retired Military Personnel and Veterans with an Honorable Discharge on this cruise! For complete details and reservations, please contact Ford’s World Trave.

Ford’s Travel Service:
13593 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, 623-975-1800
14621 N. Del Webb Blvd. , Sun City, 623-933-8256



Oh, what a fabulous Oktoberfest we had. Fun and new experiences were had by all. This year’s Oktoberfest had the largest turn out ever with 75 members signed up. The weather was beautiful, the setting was perfect, the food was outstanding, and the activities were fun and appropriate for everyone. We all owe a big “Thank You” to Pat Golic and Judy Edmond for organizing this successful event. I do not want to forget thanking our chefs, Russ Henzel and Jim Scarlett who provided fabulously cooked burgers and bratwurst. This was a team effort so I also want to thank all of you who assisted with this event. Without everyone’s participation, we could not have been as successful. The 50-50 drawing was won by Beverly Holland, who with her husband Rich Holland, was attending their first HRC event.


            Charlie Farmer, Rich Holland, Kevin Harris                  Marilyn and Dennis LaJoie, Bob Preising


Huong and Giang Dang                                             Wilma and Keith Edwards

Linda and Arnie Keeler                                     Shirley Klovstad, Christine Lindley, Wally 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.