Volume 29, Number 1
September, 2012



Come ye, come ye, to the Honeywell Retirees' OKTOBERFEST!  Interesting games for winning prizes! Special music by our Concertinas!  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


Welcome back from our great summer break. It has been a warm summer and this year the Board is offering a wide array of activities for all of us. We have something planned each month and in November we will have our first luncheon at the Super Hibachi Restaurant on Metro Parkway in Metro Center.

The year starts out with a fantastic Oktoberfest on October 24 . This event gets better each year and this year should be great. November brings our first club luncheon. The Board thought that everyone would like a leisurely midday buffet to encourage new friendships or just visit with friends.

In December we are holding our HRC Christmas party at the Elk’s Lodge. We do have a live band for the night. Let’s support this activity and help make it a rousing success for all.

Each year we sponsor college scholarships at our universities for our college age young adults. This program is sponsored by Honeywell and the HRC/GRC Retiree Clubs. When we find out the selected members, we will publish their names in the Bridge.

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 new year of good heath and fun.




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.


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 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

Picture 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 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 baugette.

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: TBD. Last year’s cost was $50.00 per person includes tax and gratuity.
Cutoff: Reservations must be in by TBD
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.