Volume 29, Number 2
October, 2012



Come ye, come ye, to the Honeywell Retirees' OKTOBERFEST!  Interesting games for winning prizes! Special music by our Concertinist!  You don't want to miss out on the Brats, Burgers and Beer (bring your own beer, that is, and not in glass bottles).  Famous chefs will be on hand to give you a delectable lunch.  


Where? Rio Vista Park, 8866 Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 & 9.
When?: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with lunch served around 11:30 AM
Cost? Only $8.00 per person! Bring a guest!  Also, there is Split-the-Pot with tickets going for $1.00 each or six for $5.00.  Go home rich!!!
Payment? Send your check, made out to TREASURER, HRC, to Pat Golic, 30238 N. 49th Pl., Cave Creek, AZ  85331-5989. Checks must be received by October 17.
Questions? Call Pat Golic at 480-563-1978, dgolic@cox.net or Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237,  jedmond6@cox.net

Pictures from 2011 Oktoberfest by John Kopala


Coordinator: Contact Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740, e008821@cox.net , for information and reservations.
Where: The Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Parkway East, Phoenix, AZ 85051.
When: 12:00 Noon.
Cost: $6.99 per person plus your drink, tax, and tip.

Let's meet outside the entrance (I will have a Honeywell sign) and start our luncheon at noon. Bring guests and lets enjoy a leisurely all you can eat lunch. If you should be fashionably late, look for the Honeywell tables and join us. See you there.


Check the subject line of this email to make sure that your HRC membership and subscription to THE BRIDGE has not expired. If it has, send in the renewal form from the web site with your dues to renew your HRC membership.


The cool days without rainfall are finally here. It’s time to spend some time in the park celebrating Oktoberfest on October 24. Pat and Judy are doing an outstanding job in organizing and planning this event for us. Let’s all come out and participate.

Ibis and Nadine with the assistance of others have planned and organized a fabulous Christmas party on December 13 at the Elks Lodge. Several board members have visited the lodge and sampled the foods and looked at the facilities. They assure us that everything is top of the line. We will have a live band for the night. Let’s support this activity and help make it a rousing success for all. Please do not wait until the last minute to put in your reservations for these events.

I want to thank Ed Taschner for agreeing to fill a vacancy on the HRC board for the next two years. Ed is also our Scholarship person. Each year we sponsor college scholarships at our state universities. This program is sponsored by Honeywell and the Garrett and Honeywell Retiree Clubs. When we find out the selected members, we will publish their names in the Bridge.

I know this request is early but the board would like to hear from you if you have any suggestions for programs for next year. We want to include something for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact any board member by any means available to you to make your suggestion(s). We will consider each and every one of them.

Also, 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.



More than 80 percent of drivers age 65 or older regularly take medications, yet only half have talked to a medical professional about possible safety issues related to driving. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA has announced Roadwise Rx, a first-of-its-kind tool to help seniors understand how medications may affect their ability to drive safely. Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Roadwise Rx is an online tool that details common side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods, and their interactions with each other, can impact safety behind the wheel. Drivers are encouraged to discuss the confidential results with their doctor or pharmacist to learn how to mitigate possible crash risks. To view the free tool, go to: www.roadwiserx.com



Coordinator: Yolanda Brown, 623-972-3970 , Cell 602-743-3781 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 pickup will be at the Bell Recreation Center in Sun City, 16820 N 99th Avenue, at 9:00 AM
The second pickup will be at the Quick Trip at 2750 W. Thunderbird Road and I-17, on the Northwest corner 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 4:00 PM.
Cost The trip is FREE and you get $10.00 from the Casino to enjoy.. There will also be a drawing for a free buffet on the bus.
Deadline October 12, 2012.


Coordinators: Contact Ibis Valles, 480-558-4718, ivalles@prconline.com, or
Nadine Arney, 623-580-8024, Nadine-quilts@cox.net for information.
Where: The Elks Club, 14424 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032.
When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Cocktails and friendship renewal at 6:00 PM, dinner served at 7:00 PM, dancing to music by the “ Breeze” from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Cash bar all evening.
Cost: $35.00 per person, HRC members and guests.
Reservations: Call Ibis or Nadine for reservations.
Payment: 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
Rolls and Butter
Chocolate Torte and Cheesecake
Coffee and Tea Beverage Station

Pictures from 2009 at the Elks Club – Courtesy of John Kopala


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: 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: TBD. Last years cost was $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: TBD.
Payment: Send check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Harry Heller, 21221 N. 53rd Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Lunch: TBD.The 2012 Senior Buffet Lunch included:

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


Coordinator: Lydia Gonzales, 623-561-1174, lcgonzales12@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 February 28
Reservations: Call Lydia for reservations.
Payment: Make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85300.

The Buddy Holly Story , the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical, tells the story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to become the world’s top recording artist. Originating and playing in London’s West End for over 5,000 performances, the show features over 20 of Buddy’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Raining in My Heart,” and “Not Fade Away.” Buddy’s life was cut short by tragedy, and his musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, but continues to live on in The Buddy Holly Story.

Pictures from 2012 – John Kopala



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.