Volume 31, Number 1;
January, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Happy New Year 2014

Upcoming 2014 SCHEDULED Events


AZ Broadway Theatre – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

January 30, 2014


Day at the Races

February 11

Hospice Presentations (Sperry)

February 18


Butterfly Wonderland

March 4


Fort McDowell Casino – Complimentary one night stay  

March 18


Spring Potluck Picnic

March 27


Cerreta’s Chocolate tour

April 15


Annual Meeting

April 24


NEW Cruise – Alaska

August 9


I hope everyone had the best Holiday Season. We are now into 2014 with another full calendar of activities.

We had 51 members attend our Christmas Party. Everyone seemed to have a great time. The food was good and the band was great. The Elks Club was very warm and friendly.

We have found a Publisher for our Bridge publication. I will introduce you to her in our February Bridge. Now is the time to offer undying thanks to Joyce Colella for publishing The Bridge for the last three months by herself and the future training of our new publisher. Joyce has been a lifesaver without whom we would not have had the ability to publish The Bridge. Thank You Joyce from all of us at HRC.

We have the Day at the Races coming up on February 11. So far 10 members have signed up to attend. This is a fun event which everyone seems to enjoy. Please forward your reservation to me, so I can get you reserved by February 4.

We also have the trip to view the Butterflies, the Spring Potluck picnic and the Annual meeting coming up between now and the end of the year. We need your support.

I urge everyone to participate in all of the club activities that you can. We are all working to bring everyone the best possible activities for the lowest cost we can get. The promise of larger attendance helps to lower the cost and raise the enjoyment of the activity for all of us. Again, I want to thank everyone for their support of our Club activities and the helpful suggestions you make.

Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Victor Fragnito


Editor -

Past President - Shirley Krieger




Vice President - Ibis Valles


Photographer -


Treasurer - Francis Cartwright


Bala Visvanahan


Secretary - Mary Barkl


Judy Edmond


Webmaster - Russ Henzel


Kaye Eibeck


Scholarships - Ed Taschner


Kevin Harris


Membership - Mary Barkl


Patricia Golic


The Bridge - Published monthly except for June, July, and August.
HRC Annual dues: $5.00 (multiple year memberships recommended)
HRC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - http://www.honeywell.com/sites/retiree/

Recurring Activities:

  • The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers: First Tuesday, Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
  • Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch; Date TBD; Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
  • Honeywell Ole Timer’s Club: Date TBD; Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East, 11:15 am

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 address. 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 (HRC).

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.

Who and what is a Fix It Guy?

We know you’ve read the short paragraph about the Fix-it Guys, their names and contact telephone number, but do you know who and/or what a Fix-it Guy is?

He could be your next door neighbor and was a former co-worker. He is a person who volunteers his time to assist those members who, for some reason, cannot or is not able to perform a minor repair around their home. His services can range from checking out a computer that’s not operating properly, an electrical problem, replacing the pipe under your kitchen sink or most anything a handyman would do. All of these services are provided free of charge to our Sperry/Honeywell retirees. Not one of the fix-it guys receives any type of compensation for his services, only mileage reimbursement to help pay for the use of his vehicle. He repairs – not builds – and reduces budget-busting costs.

So, if you think you’d like to join this ‘elite’ team of former co-workers, contact Clint Langford at 602-765-4466 to sign up. We know the experience you receive from assisting those who are not able to perform those minor repairs will give you a wonderful feeling of self-fulfillment.

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. 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.

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 good at or are unable to do and prevent these jobs from becoming budget busters. 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.

Bob Farney

Gene Kupka

Clint Langford

Lee Rippstein

Dan Schott

Matt Schuetz

Wally Secosky

Paul Simison

Ed Skutecki


Honeywell/Garrett Retirees’ Scholarship Program



Scholarships for Our Kids

The scholarship season is in full swing! As most of you know, the Honeywell Retirees’ Club (HRC) and the Garret Retirees’ Club (GRC), along with Honeywell Aerospace, sponsor $1,000 scholarships to students in the three State universities each year. It’s the season to make sure your families know about this opportunity. Eligible candidates will have completed their freshman year with a 3.0 GPA or better and be enrolled for the next scholastic year (2014 - 2015). Candidates must also be related to a currently active or deceased member of one of the two clubs.

Students may apply during their freshman year after first semester for their sophomore year. Students who achieve advanced placement during their senior year in high school can apply for a waiver and earn an award for their freshman year.


  • Must be enrolling as a full-time; Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student.
  • Course of study should be technically oriented (STEM students receive preference), but all applications will be considered.
  • Must have achieved a minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • Must have a family descendent to an active or deceased member of the Honeywell Retirees’ Club of Arizona (HRC) or the Garrett Retirees’ Club of Arizona (GRC).

Applications must be in by March 7, the Friday before Spring Break. Awards should be made before the beginning of the 2014 fall semester. The best method to begin the process is to contact your school’s Financial Aid Office and request information on the Honeywell Retirees’ Scholarship Program:

Arizona State University ASU

Scholarship Office - Tempe campus
Student Services Building, 2nd floor
(855) 278-5080
Type in the key word ‘Honeywell’

University of Arizona U of A

The University of Arizona Foundation
1111 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109
(520) 621-9048

Northern Arizona University NAU

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
Gammage, Building 1
600 S Knoles Drive, PO Box 4108
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(855) 628-6333

Your Club contacts for this opportunity are for HRC, Dawn Orgill (602) 881-7772
For GRC, Frank Holman (602) 695-2565


7701 W. Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382 623-776-8400


Dinner is served at 12:00 noon, Curtain opens at 2:00 PM


$60.00 per person includes tax and gratuity


Reservations must be in by January 4



Make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308.


Lydia Gonzales, 623-561-1174, Icgonzales12@cox.net for information / reservations

“Goin’ courting” has never been as much fun as in this rip-roaring stage version of the popular MGM movie. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850’s Oregon wilderness, and her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage. Packed with rambunctious dance numbers and grueling action sequences, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.


Tuesday, February 11 - 11:00 AM


Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd.


Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Avenue


$24.00 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




Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740, e008821@cox.net, for reservations.

Cutoff Date

February 3


Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club

Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC, and mail to Victor Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St., Phoenix, AZ 85043-2368

The 2013 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

Coffee and tea

Butterfly Wonderland

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:00 AM

9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline for making Reservation is Monday, February 17

We’re accepting names of members and guests who would like to join us at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for a wonderful and tranquil visit to the Butterfly Wonderland. Entrance fee for seniors (62+) is $15.95 + tax. If we have 50 or more members and guests participate, the cost will be $14.95 + tax. The facility is handicap accessible, so wheelchairs are not a problem. Our group will have a personal guide who will take us through the experience to answer questions and provide valued insight into the world of butterflies.

Also, for those of you who would be interested, we will schedule a luncheon at Talking Stick Casino & Resort following the butterfly tour. Their buffet lunch is $13.95 + tax. So if you’re also interested in joining us for lunch and some socializing be sure to let us know when you book your reservation.

The Butterfly Museum’s physical address is 9500 East Via De Ventura, Scottsdale (Loop 101 & Via De Ventura exit). Transportation is on your own. Talking Stick is just one-half mile south of the museum.

So if you are interested, contact Kaye Eibeck at 480-948-9910 or email her at kwithane@cox.net and we’ll add your name to the list and keep you up to date on our planning.

Remember… If you are planning on going, it is suggested you wear a bright color shirt/blouse.

We know from personal experience, the butterflies LOVE the color orange!

Fort McDowell Casino

March 18 - Tuesday *


Pick up time will be 9:00 AM at the Bell Rec Center; 16820 N 99th Ave Sun City

We have 20 rooms available

Call or email Yolanda Brown to reserve your spot 623-972-3970 YMBrown@Yahoo.com

Hospice of the Valley Presents
Tuesday, February 18th at 1:00 PM 

Care Decisions: Advance Care planning

Where: Hospice of the Valley West Clinical Office, 9435 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria

Call or email Yolanda Brown to reserve your spot - 623-972-3970 YMBrown@Yahoo.com


Thursday, March 27, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

No Reservations required


Rio Vista park, Ramadas 4 and 5


10:00 AM untill 2 PM with lunch served around 11:00


Just bring a dish to share. (No charge to HRC members and guests)

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: 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 will have a beer permit) or soft drinks if you would like.
Please no glass containers; park rules.

Coordinator: Pat Golic at 480-563-1978, dgolic@cox.net, Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237, jedmond6@cox.net

Cerreta Chocolates Glendale AZ

Tuesday, April 15 at 10:00am.

Dawn Orgil 602-881-7772 or E-mail dgorgill@msn.com

Discussions regarding what we would offer: $5 – 3-piece chocolate

Come join us for lots of fun. The cost of the tour and making your 3 pieces of chocolate is only $5.

Please make the check out to: Dawn Orgill 515 East Carefree No 355, Phoenix, AZ 85085 and indicate it is for the Chocolate tour.

Honeywell Retiree's Club Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 24th, 8:30 AM

The Honeywell Retiree's Club Annual Meeting will be held April 24, 2014 at the Elks Club, 14424 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, Az. 85032. A delicious buffet breakfast will be served. If you wish to sit with friends, please include their names with your check. Cost this year will be $17.00 per person. We will also have several door prizes. Keynote speaker details will be in next month's bridge newsletter. The plan is to have a dynamic speaker that all retirees will enjoy. Election of Officers and new Directors will be held. Circle your calendar now so you can plan to attend. Send your check and reservation to Shirley Krieger, Chairperson, at 1018 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85022.

Alaska Cruise - Golden Princess

August 9, 2014 – Saturday

Seven Days - Inside Passage with Glacier Bay.

Ports: Seattle, Washington | Juneau, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) | Ketchikan, Alaska | Victoria, British Columbia | Seattle, Washington

Join retiree’s from Honeywell, Sperry and Garrett on this fabulous Alaska Inside Passage cruise roundtrip from Seattle, Washington. This one-week cruise takes you to some cool ports of call. We will discuss the ports in future months and offer suggestions for shore excursions.

Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein 623-566-1572 rippy60@yahoo.com

  • Best available inside Category ID $1,099 per person
  • Best outside obstructed view Cat. OW $1,399 PP.
  • Outside Stateroom category OC $1,929. PP
  • Balcony category BD $2,099 per person
  • Balcony category BB $2,159 per person
  • Best available MD Category Mini-suite $2,349 PP.

PLEASE ADD: $190.00 Government fees and taxes to all cruise fares listed above. As always, all prices quoted are subject to change until booked and deposited. Princess also reserves the right to assess a fuel surcharge if the price of oil continues to rise.

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places to cruise. You will not be disappointed. Let me know if you need any other information for this sailing.

Contact our travel agent for reservations.
      Dan Bachmann
      Ford's World Travel
      (623) 975-1800 Dan@Fordstravel.com