September 2015
plus event updates

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Newsletter of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona

NOTE: This online version is a reformatted sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members.

For example, it does not contain names of recent retirees, new members, or members who have passed away.

Further, it may contain event information updated since the last issue of the Bridge was distributed.

Finally, there will typically be a delay of up to a week before a new month's version is posted; if you want to get the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a member!


Upcoming Events



Verde Canyon Railroad Trip


AZ Broadway Theatre - West Side Story

12-Nov (Date change)

Community Outreach - Food Bank Volunteer


Christmas Dinner Dance


Day at the Races

23-Feb 2016

Recurring Lunches

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
First Tuesday:  Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Sept 9, Dec. 10:
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am

Remembering September 11

President’s Perspective

Welcome back from the long HOT summer, I hope that you are all doing well and are ready for the downhill slide where temperatures are concerned. We have a great line up of events for the 2015-2016 year.

I announced at the annual meeting in April some upcoming changes for the HRC. Those changes are now in effect. We are officially the HRSC, Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona. We have completed the paperwork required with the federal and state entities. You will be seeing references to the HRSC in the future, this is the same Honeywell Retirees Club with a new identification. Little else has changed; same monthly Bridge, same web site address and some more friendly faces on the Board.

What has changed for the HRSC is the way in which we will handle the Scholarship program. We have written new bylaws and have a new Scholarship board, with members from HRSC and Garrett boards. Over the summer the new Board completed required state and federal paperwork. They will report to the HRSC board and will officially be known as the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation (HRCSF). You will see the new bylaws for the HRCSF published in next's months edition of The Bridge. We will also include the changes made to the HRSC bylaws, which were mostly cosmetic.

I would like to take a moment to THANK one of our support staff, Russ Henzel, Webmaster. Russ has been a support member for over a decade. He was on the original team, way back then, helping to design how we would use the web and all of the information that resides out there in cyber space. Thank you so much Russ for being there and keeping this site updated weekly. Please take a look and let us know what you think of the content, If you are on the web you can send us an e-mail at

We are actively looking for a Treasurer who will keep the books and balance sheets for the HRSC. If you are interested, give me a call. Francis Cartwright has agreed to continue as Treasurer until we find a replacement, can give you information about the position and is willing to train.

We are also looking for a new Vice President, Wally Estfan has resigned in order to look after some family issues. We thank Wally for the last 2 years and are glad that he is willing to stick with us on the Scholarship Foundation Board. If you might be interested in being Vice President –give me a call. No training required.

Thank you for being a loyal member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona HRSC.


Fun facts about Labor Day:

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Labor Day has its origins in Canada.
Nobody knows who actually started Labor Day.
Oregon then Colorado, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey followed as the first states to declare Labor Day a state holiday.
The first U.S. Labor Day celebration can be traced to New York City's Union Square on Sept. 5, 1882.

From the Editor

A variety of information for members can be found on the HRSC website; just click the menu buttons at the left of most pages. For example: HONEYWELL HISTORY provides the history of Honeywell (now from multiple sources), ARCHIVES offers back editions of the online Bridge and minutes of board meetings, and EVENT SCHEDULE has the latest information on upcoming events.

Do you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated information: or Honeywell Retiree Social 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 HRSC email address or Honeywell Retiree Social 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 Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona.

Fix it Guys

Sponsored by the Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs

Fix It Guy

We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not able to accomplish. This will hopefully keep the job from being 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.

Below is a list of volunteer Fix It Guys from both the East and North Valley.

East Valley

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

North Valley

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

Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation


Welcome back. The Scholarship Committee was hard at work this summer and we would like to share our news:

Six remarkable students received awards this year, totaling $6200. The recipients are: Hailey Davenport (UofA), Rachael Davey (UofA), Jonathan Dwyer (ASU), Danielle Martinez (ASU) , Virginia Sherbeck (ASU), and Christina Keigher Wachter (NAU). Each month a profile of our award winners will appear in the Bridge. Look for all of the articles about these amazing students in upcoming issues.

The Scholarship Committee has now become the Board of Directors for the new Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation. This program has been granted IRS recognition as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. With this new status, contributors to this valuable program can now deduct contributions from their reported income. YEA!!!

Honeywell International, The Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona, and The Garrett Retirees' Club have sponsored this program for several years. Now we hope that our membership will also help us increase our working funds to expand this program.

The Scholarship Board has already started the ball rolling with several personal contributions. And one of our Board members, Frank Holman, has made the following offer:

“There are few opportunities that are more worthy than increasing our scholarship support for our eligible students at Arizona’s major universities. As a Director of both the Garrett Retirees’ Club and the Honeywell Clubs Scholarship Foundation Board, I have decided to support this program with my own $100 dollar donation. I have also modified my estate planning documents to bequeath $10,000 to the Scholarship fund. Will those of you, who are financially secure, please join me in meeting our objectives of ultimately providing additional scholarship funding to help defer the rising cost of higher education? Your support can be made in a variety of ways. You can provide a one-time donation anytime of the year; you can make smaller monthly donations; you can add a donation to your annual dues, or; you might consider making a donation at the time of year you take your minimum distribution from your IRA. I am sure that your generosity will be rewarded.”

For anyone wanting to make a donation, please contact any of the Board members, below.

Thank you all,

The Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation Board Members

Dawn Orgill, Chair,; 602 881 7772

Gwen Scheetz, Secretary/Treasurer;; 602 616 9889

Bob Davenport, NAU Representative;; 480 560 6273

Wally Estfan, ASU Representative;; 602 841 1189

Frank Holman, UofA Representative;; 602 695 2565

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Mark your Calendars!

Come to the Honeywell Retiree Social Club 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, Ramadas 8 & 9.

When: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with lunch served around 11:30 AM.

Cost: Only $10.00 per person! Bring a guest! (Note: $1 refunded at the event when you bring a donation of two cans of foods for an area foodbank.)

Also, there is Split-the-Pot with tickets going for $1.00 each or seven for $5.00.

Make checks payable to: TREASURER, HRSC. Send to Gwen Scheetz, 5640 E. Everett Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
Checks must be received by October 10th.

Questions: Contact Gwen Scheetz at 602-616-9889,, or
Pat Golic at 480-563-1978,

Oktoberfest in Bavarian Script

Passengers on train

Verde Canyon Railroad

Saturday, October 24

Diesel locomotiveWhere: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ; cross streets near the intersection of N. Broadway and Miller Rd.
(800) 293-7245

Time: the Train Leaves Clarkdale at 1:00 PM.
The round trip takes approximately 4 hours.

Cost: Coach - $60 pp for seniors (65+) food extra at snack bar First class - $90 pp (all ages), sandwich/snack style food provided; Due to number of participants, 12% discount pp

If you are interested in this fun trip, please contact Larry Bowe at or call him on 1-928-759-2367.

Make checks payable to Sperry Retiree Club and send to Larry Bowe, 11452 Turquoise Circle, Dewey, AZ 86327.

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club

Arizona Broadway Theater Heading

West Side Story
West Side Story    Thursday, November 12

Experience one of the most memorable musicals of all time when ABT brings the Broadway landmark West Side Story to the stage! Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as it tells the heart-wrenching story of two young lovers caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in the early 1960’s.

Originally directed and choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the Broadway production ran for an impressive 732 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Choreography. The dark sophistication of this critically acclaimed Bernstein and Sondheim score leaves you mesmerized with popular songs like “Maria," “America" and “I Feel Pretty”.

Location: 77th Avenue & Paradise Lane
Dining: 12:00 pm
Curtain: 2:00 pm
Contact: Lydia Gonzales
Phone: 623-561-1174
Cost: $55 pp; Includes dinner, coffee, tea, show, tax, 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 22, 2015

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club

Food Bank Turkey Dinner Distribution


Tuesday, November 24
Desert Mission Food Bank logo

Come help those in need at Thanksgiving time. Be a part of the giving.

We shall be helping Desert Mission Food Bank in Sunnyslope distribute turkeys and the makings for the rest of the Thanksgiving dinner to those who may otherwise not have one. We are looking for 40 able-bodied retirees (and family members) who can help with the distribution at the food bank. There are a few jobs for people for whom lifting turkeys, etc., would be a problem—such as checking credentials.

Desert Mission Food Bank in Sunnyslope near 4th St. south of Hatcher (9229 N. 4th St.)

When: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM on Tuesday 24th November. You'll need to be there on time, since there will be an orientation and job assignments.

What: We will be divided up into groups for the multiple tasks, such as validating credentials, handing out food, bagging and stocking, and helping carry the food to their cars.

Signing up: Contact Doug Metzger on 602-319-6637 or at if you have questions. Spouses and partners are encouraged to participate too. You will receive more details and a short sign-up form via email directly from Desert Mission after signing up with Doug. No email? We can work it out.
The sign-up deadline is Saturday, Oct. 24.

Red Xmas Tree Balls      

Christmas Dinner and Dance

Co-Hosted by Sperry & Honeywell
Thursday - December 3, 2015

Palmbrook Country Club
9350 W. Greenway Road Sun City, AZ 85351
Single people are always welcome

Fresh Fruit with Cheese & Cracker Trays at: 5:30 PM
Dinner served at 6:00 PM
DJ and Dancing 6:30 PM

Blue Xmas Tree Balls

No seating arrangements this year; we request those who wish to sit together have someone from their group come early to save a table.

Please do not tilt chairs forward to save a place as this is a hazard; just remove the napkin and place it on the table in front of the respective chair.

Thank you

Cash bar
5:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Buffet Menu
Chicken Marsala
Roast Beef
Au Jus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Garden Green Salad with all the Fixings
Hot Vegetarian Dish
Roasted Red Potatoes
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Ranch Dressing
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Warm Rolls and Butter
Assorted Desserts

Freshly Brewed Coffee - Iced Tea - Iced Water

Xmas Garland


Musical Notes
For reservations call: 623-815-8246 or email:
All reservations are due and payable by November 23, 2015

Make Checks payable to: Sperry Retirees Club and mail to:
Joyce Colella - 11128 W Mirandy Ct. Sun City, AZ 85351

Music provided by Fred's Forum, Starring Fred Jauregui
If you have music requests, send them to Lydia:
Xmas Bells



Horses Racing

A Day at the Races

Feb 23, 2016 – Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Free Parking:
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.
The retiree clubs will have a race named after them.
Coordinator: Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740
Time: Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club;         Reservation Due Date:    Feb 10, 2016
Make checks payable to: Treasurer, HRSC;   send to: Vic Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St., PHX, AZ 85043

The 2016 Senior Buffet Lunch

Mixed salad greens
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, etc.
Apple cobbler
Assorted pies
Assorted cookies
Coffee and tea

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

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