Volume 31
September, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Upcoming 2014 - 2015 SCHEDULED Events

Amazon Fulfillment Center

September 18

Oktoberfest Picnic
     Mark Your Calendars!

October 23

Arizona Broadway Theatre
The Producers

October 30

Honeywell Christmas Party
Save the date!

December 11

Musical Instrument Museum

January TBD

Day at the Races

February 17

Spring Potluck Picnic

March TBD

Tovar Castle with
Stockyards Luncheon

TBD 2015

President's Perspective

Hi all, we sure hope you made it through the long hot summer. Welcome back! We are back, and ready to publish our September Bridge. We also have some fun and exciting events coming up for you in the 2014-2015 season.

We are in the planning stages; we think that we are going to have the best possible and most interesting things for all of us to do together. However, the board realizes that we might miss a golden opportunity that only you can think of. So please offer any suggestion on programs as well as any other aspect of club operations to any board member. Any suggestions will be considered by the board and the board will get back to you with the outcome of our discussions.

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


Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Mary Barkl


Editor - Gracie Aquino


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


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 Wednesday: Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Honeywell Ole Timer’s Luncheons - 2014 - 11:15 am , Sept. 10, Dec 11
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East

Please Note: The Bylaw modification passed unanimously and can be found on the website
http://hrcaz.org/PermPages/ByLaws.html under the subtitle “Bylaws.”

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


Four Honeywell Retiree’s Club Scholarships were awarded this year. Two of our award winners have family members in the Honeywell Retirees Club, and two from the Garrett Retirees Club. The four students were each notified in August, of the $1000 awards. The money will be available for each of the students to use during the next two semesters

The four Scholarship Award winners were: Jonathan Dwyer, a Chemical Engineering major at University of Arizona, Hailey Davenport, a Biomedical Engineering major also at University of Arizona, Nathaniel Lang, a Psychology major at Arizona State University, and Danielle Martinez, also a Psychology major at Arizona State University. We are very proud of each of our award winners, who excel in many areas and demonstrated excellent grade point averages. Look for detailed interviews with each of the four students, over the next four months, in The Bridge.

If you have a child or grandchild that is looking for a chance to receive a Honeywell Retiree’s Club Scholarship, talk to them about applying for this scholarship through their school. Each candidate for the scholarship must have a family member that is an active member (or is deceased and belong to), the Honeywell Retirees’ Club of Arizona (HRC), or the Garrett Retirees’ Club of Arizona (GRC), must be enrolling as a full-time Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student at Arizona state University (ASU), Northern Arizona University (NAU), or University of Arizona (UofA), and must have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Additionally, enrolled freshmen, who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or greater at the end of their first semester, will also be considered.

The Scholarship Committee will be working with each of the three State Schools, over the next few months, to develop and enrich the process for our applicants. Watch The Bridge for more details on applying for the Honeywell Retiree’s Club Scholarship Award.

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

Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour

Amazon is sponsoring tours of their Fulfillment Center warehouse in Phoenix. Your Club has booked a tour for Thursday, September 18 at 2pm and invited the other local clubs to participate.

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the facility responsible for a majority of your Internet purchases? Now you can find out for yourself as Amazon announced last April that it will begin offering tours of their 1 million-square-foot Phoenix warehouse, beginning May 2014. "It's where we pick, pack and ship our customer orders," spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman said. "We've never offered tours to the public before." Phoenix has one of six Amazon fulfillment centers nationwide that is holding the tours, she said. "These are great for customers who want to see what happens after they click ‘buy’ on Amazon.com. Amazon has four fulfillment centers in Phoenix and employs more than 3,500 people full time in the region, she said. "We are excited to show the community what happens," she said. "There is so much technology behind the scenes."

We first announced the September tour in May and the 30 slots filled in less than 3 weeks. There has been such a strong interest, that your Club will schedule another tour soon. So, be ready to raise your hand when we announce, because there are already more than 20 on the waiting list.

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 wit 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.