December, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Upcoming 2014 - 2015 SCHEDULED Events

Honeywell Christmas Dinner Party

PLEASE NOTE: All reservations are due and
payable by Tuesday, Dec. 2nd

December 11

Musical Instrument Museum

January 21

Day at the Races

February 17

Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour


March 20

Spring Potluck Picnic

March 26

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Dick Morse AARP Arizona Congressional Affairs Volunteer
Topic: Status of Social Security,
Can the System be Saved?

April TBD

Tovar Castle with
Stockyards Luncheon

TBD 2015

President's Perspective

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all members; have a safe and festive holiday. Before you see the next Bridge, in January, the NEW YEAR will be upon us, so HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.

The Christmas Dinner/Dance is December 11, so if you have not gotten your reservations, get them this week. Shirley and Barbara have planned a good time for all.

We have scheduled the Musical Instrument Museum tour for January and have more events planned through April.

A "Day at the Races" is scheduled for February

The second Amazon Fulfillment Center tour is scheduled for March 20. It was filled with members already on the waiting list. There should be another tour scheduled in 2015 for those of you remaining on the waiting list.

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held in April with a speaker who will address the following topic: The Status of Social Security, Can the System be saved?

We would love to have more members attend these events. If there is something you would like the Honeywell Retirees (HRC) to sponsor, let us know.


Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Mary Barkl


Editor - Linda Gregerson


Past President - Victor Fragnito



Open Position

Vice President -  Wally Estfan


Director - Ibis Valles


Treasurer - Francis Cartwright


Director - Bala Visvanahan


Secretary - Ed Taschner


Director - Judy Edmond


Webmaster - Russ Henzel


Director - Kevin Harris


Membership - Darrel Golic


Director - Patricia Golic


Cruises – Barbara Rippstein


Director- Gwen Scheetz




Director - Dawn Orgill

602 -881-7772

HRC Email:
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 -
The Bridge - Published monthly except for June, July, and August.
HRC Annual dues: $5.00 (multiple year memberships recommended)

The Honey-Bunch-Luncher’s – First Tuesday: Dec. 2, Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch – 3rd Thursday:  Dec. 18
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Honeywell Ole Timer’s Luncheons - Dec 11, 11:15 am:
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East

Note: HRC sponsored programs and events where payments are required in advance, refunds will be provided anytime there is no cost to our Club. We will make every effort to provide refunds when requested, however in some cases funds have been committed by the HRC and will not be refunded.

From the Editor

Interested in the history of Honeywell or looking for an old edition of The Bridge? This and other information can be found on the HRC webpage

Do you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated information: or Honeywell Retiree Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phx, AZ 85027-2704

If there is something that you would like to see in the newsletter, write a letter to the editor! We will publish it, subject to space availability and the approval of the Board. Please address any comments or questions to the editor at the HRC email address or Honeywell Retiree Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704. Any comments or claims made within the publication are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily express the views of Honeywell Inc. or the Directors, Officers, Staff or members of the Arizona Honeywell Retiree Club.

Fix it Guys

Sponsored by the Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs

We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not able to do. This will hopefully keep the job from becoming a budget buster for you.

Call us at the appropriate number below and leave a clear message giving job information, your name, telephone number and nearest cross streets.

    Nick Hughes (coordinator for East Valley 480-463-6572)
    Clint Langford (coordinator for North Valley 602-765-4466)

We can probably 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.

East Valley

  Mike Briske Nick Hughes Chuck Moffet
  Bob Davenport Jim King Charlie Paine
  Mike Griffin Warren Koepsec Ken Probert
  Frank Holman Stu Mitnik  

North Valley

  Gene Kupka Lee Rippstein Dan Schott
  Clint Langford Wally Secosky Matt Schuetz
  Bob Farney Ed Skutecki Paul Simison
  Roy Newbold    

Hats off to Dan Schott for his job well done. We had a variety of tasks for him to do that he handled professionally, as well as cleverly. Dan is a credit to the Fix It Guys, a friendly guy and we thank him very much for his help. Bob and Joan Murphy

Honeywell Retiree’s Club Scholarship Program

The Team is looking for your help. Our Team would like to hold a fundraiser to supplement the Honeywell Retirees’ Club Scholarship Fund. We are looking for ideas for a fund raiser that would be fun and something that our membership (and perhaps even active Honeywell employees) would like to be involved in. Like to golf? Interested in attending an auction? If you have an idea, or would like to volunteer to help the Team with a fund raiser, please let one of our Team Members know.

Scholarship Committee:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

19888 N. 73rd Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Cost: $35.00 per person, HRC members and guests
Single persons are always welcome!


Garden Salad with choice of Dressing
Breast of Chicken with Marsala Sauce
Carving Station Featuring Prime-Rib of Beef with
Au Jus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Fresf Baked Rolls &Whipped Sweet  Butter


Cakes and Pies
Freshly Brewed Coffee – Iced Tea – Iced Water

Cocktails and friendship renewal at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served          7:00PM
Dancing to music by the “Breeze”     7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cash Bar All Evening                        6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Send checks made out to: Treasurer, HRC to:
Barbara Rippstein, 9826 W. Escuda Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382, 623-566-1572
PLEASE NOTE: All reservations are due and payable by Tuesday, Dec. 2nd

Coordinators: Barbara Rippstein (
and Shirley Krieger (

Please Include the names of the people you wish to sit with

Musical Instrument Museum Tour

January 21, 2015, Wednesday 1:00pm

Where: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. (Tatum & Mayo Blvd, south of 101)

Cost: $20.00 per person (Payable at museum entrance)

Tour Includes: A one-hour guided tour starting at 1:00 PM which provides an overview of the world’s music, focusing on cultures in each geographical region of the world. You will also have time to visit the galleries more extensively, at your own pace, before or after the tour.

Using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to show musical instruments being played in their original cultural context and delivering the sound of these instruments through high-quality headphones, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) provides a one-of-a-kind experience to museum guests. The MIM displays more than 6,000 instruments collected from around 200 countries and territories of the world.

Separate from tour: Lunch is also available at the MIM: Award-winning Café Allegro (Open 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM) serves a menu of great-tasting foods prepared from scratch, using fresh local ingredients. The cafe also offers vegetarian, vegan, and international options, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

For those planning to attend, please contact the HRC event coordinator Pat Golic (480-563-1978 – by January 14 with your name and number of attendees.

Day at the Races
February 17, 2015 – Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Where: Turf Paradise, 1501 West Bell Road
Free Parking: Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Ave.
Cost: $24 per person


Package includes:

Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch, Coffee/Tea,
Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo. The retiree clubs will have a race named after them.


Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740

Cutoff Date:

Feb 4, 2015


Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club


Make your check payable to: Treasurer, HRC
Mail to: Vic Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St. Phoenix, AZ 85043-2368

The 2015 Senior Buffet Lunch


Mixed salad greens
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

Spring Potluck Picnic
March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

No Reservations Required
“Split the Pot Tickets $1.00, or Seven for $5.00”
50/25/25 Split the Pot


Where: Rio Vista Park - Ramada's 8 and 9
8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria
Time: 10:00 am until 1:00 pm with lunch served around 11:00
Cost: No charge to HRC members and guests; just bring a dish to share.
Prizes: There will be prizes and Split-the -Pot

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water, as well as plates, utensils, condiments, etc. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share; such as a hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. We will have a beer permit. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like. Please no glass containers. (Park Rules)

Coordinator: Pat Golic - Edmond at

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Arizona

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Arizona will provide free tax preparation services for seniors and low income families again during the 2015 tax-filing season. The foundation has 31 sites in the Phoenix area usually located in Senior Centers or City Community Centers. All sites are staffed with trained, certified volunteers.

Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in Arizona filed over 95,000 returns saving those taxpayers an estimated $10 million in preparation fees.

The AARP program in partnership with the IRS is currently recruiting volunteers for sites throughout the state. Volunteers do not need previous tax preparation experience as all necessary training is provided. Only two qualifications are needed, a real interest in helping people, and a basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Every year we need new volunteers to continue this valuable service. You can help by volunteering one day each week from February 1st through April 15th at a Phoenix Community/Senior Center near your home. Training is held in early January. Best of all, you are never left alone. Each location has experienced tax preparation volunteers who are always willing and able to help you with specific taxpayer problems.

So if you have the time and energy to give back to the community by providing a valuable service to many people please join us

Here's how to sign up:

We would love to have you in the program.