October, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Upcoming 2014 - 2015 SCHEDULED Events

Oktoberfest Picnic
     Mark Your Calendars!

October 23

Arizona Broadway Theatre
The Producers

October 30

Honeywell Christmas Dinner Party

December 11

Musical Instrument Museum

January TBD

Day at the Races

February 17

Spring Potluck Picnic

March 26

Tovar Castle with
Stockyards Luncheon

TBD 2015

President's Perspective

September 2014 was a good month; electronic members received their colored copy of The Bridge the first week of the month. The USPS copies were also delivered around the tenth of the month, so a record for both deliveries. We hope you all enjoyed them and are interested in attending some of the events

The Amazon tour scheduled for September has been rebooked with Amazon and more information is coming. HRC, SRC and GRC members will be on the tour; if you are on the waiting list another additional date will be scheduled. Like a Broadway musical? Sperry is hosting this event, but SRC, HRC and GRC members are invited to attend. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest, let Pat or Judy know that you will be attending this catered, fun event. HRC is ready for our Christmas Dinner/Dance function, now we just need you, the members to make your reservations with Barbara or Shirley so you can eat, drink and dance to the music by the Breeze. The day at the races is coming up and will be fun for all. The spring picnic is close behind and lots of good food and awesome desserts show up at this event, thanks to the members.

Once again, we are in need of an Editor for The Bridge and we hope that someone will see our ad for that position and come join us in October. Many positions have changed this season, a new president, new vice president, new data base administrator, and a new secretary. So we have some challenges upon us for this 2014 to 2015 season.

***News Alert News Alert News Alert*** Change from May Bridge Publication

We had some major issues with the location/place planned for the Christmas Dinner/Dance. The menu is basically the same, but the location has changed to the Arrowhead Country Club, 19888 N. 73rd Avenue just off of the 101.

We regret these last minute changes but did not think the planned location would be able to perform as you the members require.


Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Mary Barkl


Editor - Gracie Aquino (temporary)


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


Scholarships - Dawn Orgill

602 -881-7772

Director - Patricia Golic


Membership - Darrel Golic


Director- Gwen Scheetz


Cruises – Barbara Rippstein



HRC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - http://www.honeywell.com/sites/retiree/
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: Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch – 3rd Thursday:  Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 178
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Honeywell Ole Timer’s Luncheons - 2014 - 11:15 am: Dec 11
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East

Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

Mike Briske

Gene Kupka

Lee Rippstein

Bob Davenport

Clint Langford

Wally Secosky

Bob Farney

Stu Mitnik

Dan Schott

Joel Giard

Chuck Moffet

Matt Schuetz

Jim King

Charlie Paine

Paul Simison

Nick Hughes

Ken Probert

Ed Skutecki

Attn: Gentlemen,

We wish to commend Dan Schott for his very professional, competent and courteous solving of an electrical problem for us. He even went an extra mile and followed up later to see if the problem had returned? He’s a credit to your organization.
Hoang and George Snively

Honeywell/Garrett Retirees’ Club
Scholarship Program
Honeywell Scholarship


Two new members were added to the Scholarship Committee this year. Joining Dawn Orgill and Frank Holman, are Gwen Scheetz and Wally Estfan. Many of you may remember Gwen as the Honeywell IAC Training Manager, and Wally as Director of Circuit Board Manufacturing at Computer Products Division

We are very excited to have Gwen and Wally join the Scholarship Team, and lend their support to this worthy cause. Adding members to our Team will allow us to dedicate a person to each of the schools. They will be able to focus on helping make the process easier and reduce issues our applicants might come across.

Frank Holman will work with University of Arizona, Wally Estfan will work with Arizona State University and Gwen Scheetz will work with Northern Arizona University. Dawn Orgill will continue working on overall processes and will act as backup for each school. We hope this new focus will enhance our partnerships with the schools and give students and parents a specific person to turn to if they have questions about the process at each school.

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:
Dawn Orgill: dgorgill@msn.com; Gwen Scheetz: scheetzgwen@cox.net
Frank Holman: frankholman@cox.net; Wally Estfan: westfan@cox.net

Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour

NOTICE! The Amazon tour scheduled for September 18 was rescheduled for 2pm Wednesday, October 22 because of forecast severe weather from hurricane Odile.

We will be requesting those who are slotted to participate in this first Amazon tour to reply and confirm to Ed Taschner (EdTaschner@cox.net). Those who do not reply will be moved to the second tour (not yet scheduled) and their vacated slots will be filled with people from our waiting list. Amazon regrets having to reschedule, but did so out of an abundance of caution, based on their flooding and commuting experience during a bad storm the week before.

Once we have completed this Amazon Tour 1, we’ll schedule the second tour
and open it up for the  waiting list and new participants. Stay tuned.

Beer and bratOKTOBERFEST


Mark your Calendars!

Come to the Honeywell Retirees' OKTOBERFEST! You don't want to miss out on the Brats, Burgers and Beer (bring your own beer, that is, and not in glass bottles). Park Rules! Famous chefs will be on hand to give you a delectable lunch!


Where: Rio Vista Park, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramada’s 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 seven for $5.00. Please send your check, made out to TREASURER, HRC, to Judy Edmond, 10734 Cumberland Dr., Sun City, AZ 85351-4335. Checks must be received by October 20th. Questions: Call Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237, jedmond6@cox.net or Pat Golic at 480-563-1978, dgolic@cox.net


Thursday, October 30

Location: 77th Avenue & Paradise Lane
Dining Time: 12:00 pm
Curtain Time: 2:00 pm

When you’ve got it, flaunt it!

Bialystock and Bloom! Two names that should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with The Producers! Mel Brooks’ stage adaptation of his own 1968 cult classic film won a record-setting 12 Tony Awards! The Producers takes no prisoners as it tells the story of a scheming down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, his mild-mannered accountant and their plot to produce the most notorious flop in history – making themselves millionaires in the process. Only thing they didn’t bargain for? Success! Get ready to laugh out loud at this “equal opportunity offender,” with songs like “The King of Old Broadway,” “When You’ve Got It, Flaunt It” and “Heil Myself.”

Coordinator: Lydia Gonzales - Phone: 623-561-1174 - E-mail: lcgonzales12@cox.net
Cost: $55.00 per person - (Includes dinner, iced tea, coffee or hot tea, show, tax and gratuity)

Please make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308 - All checks due by October 8.

Please Note: Venue Change


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!
Cocktails and friendship renewal at 6:00 PM


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

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 (rippy60@yahoo.com)
and Shirley Krieger (cksk120tb@cox.net)

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

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 e008821@cox.net

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: 9:00 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: 9:00 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 - 480-563-1978-dgolic@cox.net-Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237-jedmond6@cox.net

Job Opening for an Editor

Help Wanted! If anyone would like to try their hand at editing the Honeywell Retiree Club newsletter, The Bridge, here is your chance to publish a newsletter with hundreds of readers to serve. Ideally, it would be better to have at least two people volunteer, so that a backup is available if one person is sick, traveling, or otherwise unable to attend board meetings and publish The Bridge in any given month. We need someone who will commit a few hours a month, has a computer, knowledge of Word and Excel, and is self-motivated to see The Bridge publication through from inception to distribution during the months of September through April 2015. Job Description An energetic self-motivated individual to publish the HRC publication The Bridge Some of the resources needed are:

  1. Self-motivated and good with schedules
  2. Excellent communicator
  3. Ability to work with various dissimilar authors
  4. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Acrobat
  5. Computer literate and able to make changes on the fly
  6. Ability to assist authors with their articles, seeing they are complete, correct and done in a timely manner.
  7. The period for Publication work is from the end of August to the end of April.
We will provide training, as well as the latest copy of Adobe Acrobat. If you are interested in accepting this rewarding, challenging and volunteer position, please contact any of the board members listed in The Bridge.