Newsletter of the Honeywell
Retiree Social Club of
This online version is a
reformatted sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members, with
possible updates to event information since the Bridge was distributed.
For example, it does not contain names of recent
retirees, new members, or members who have passed away, nor does it
contain the list of member email addresses which is sent out from time
to time. The full December edition of
the Bridge included a list of email
addresses for HRSC members.
Finally, there will typically be a delay of up
to a week before a new month's version is posted here; if you want to
the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a member
and request the full-color PDF version, the eBridge, which is sent by
email. Note that the black-and-white
paper Bridge is sent out by Honeywell, who outsource the task. It is
typically delivered about two weeks after the PDF eBridge is delivered
First Tuesday: Feb 2, Mar 1, Apr 5
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Mar 7, Jun 7, Sep 7, Dec 8
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am
See photos from recent IAC Ole Timers lunch.
In case Google ever abandons or changes Google +, all the photos can be downloded from the HRSC website as a ZIP file.
(If your browser does not automatically unzip the file and create a
folder containing all the photos as individual files, you will need to
do this manually.)
Happy New Year to
all HRSC members and a wonderful 2016 to you. We have lots of events
planned for you this coming year.
The Sperry/Honeywell retiree club's
was a fun evening filled with glitz, glamour and good food. You'll find
pictures of the event below. We hope that you will plan on attending
next year’s event.
Day at the Races - don't miss this
fun filled event. Last year 50+ members were treated to a terrific day
of racing, mingling and great food.
Reservation deadline is February
The Annual Spring Pot Luck
will be held in March, make sure you don't miss this one. With the
Arizona weather this past year and forecasts of the worst El Niño in
years, who knows what Mother Nature will bring, but for sure we will
have Ice Breakers, 50/25/25 and awesome food provided by the members
and the Board.
always looking for new Board Members
and currently have several positions to fill. We will be having a
phone-a-thon for new board members starting in January, but if you're
interested don't wait, please call one of the existing board members, positions open now.
you for being a loyal member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of
Social Club (HRSC) is a social organization in Arizona for Honeywell
International, Inc. retirees. This organization will be open without
regard to prior class of employment, race, creed, sex or geographical
HRSC will provide activities, programs (such as Fix-It Guys and
Scholarship Program) and projects of interest to retirees and spouses.
It will facilitate effective communications between members, other
Honeywell retiree clubs and Honeywell International, Inc. It will
provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and promote fellowship
among retirees, and will assist retirees in maintaining and enhancing
the image of Honeywell International, Inc., in the eyes of the public.
From the Editor
for members can be found on the HRSC website www.hrcaz.org
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. The PHOENIX AREA ATTRACTIONS page has
been updated and now has many new attractions—have a look, you
find something that interests you.
you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phx. AZ 85027-
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 Hotline@hrcaz.org
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.
by the Honeywell &
Sperry Retiree Clubs
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
Clint Langford (coordinator for North Valley
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.
is a list of volunteer
Fix-It Guys from both the East and North Valley.
| Mike Briske
| Bob Davenport
| Mike Griffin
| Wally Secosky
| Matt Schuetz
Retiree Clubs Scholarship
Scholarship Foundation Board is very excited about the upcoming year.
They have worked hard to make the application process easier than ever.
So don’t forget, if you are a parent or grandparent with a student
attending one of the three State Universities, the Honeywell Retiree
Clubs Scholarship Foundation opened applications for the 2016-2017
Scholarship year on December 1, 2015.
As in the past, students attending Arizona State University (ASU),
Northern Arizona University (NAU) or University of Arizona (UofA) may
apply for this Scholarship through their school’s scholarship network.
Additionally, this year, students may also choose to apply through our
own website (www.hrcaz.org). See the Scholarship page for complete
information on the Scholarship - including the application,
instructions, and requirements. You can also contact any of the
Foundation Board members for additional help.
The Scholarship Program has helped many students in the past few years,
and although the money is greatly appreciated by each of the students -
it doesn’t go as far as it used to. The cost of attending a University
continues to increase. According to a report from the Center on Budget
and Policy Priorities, tuition has skyrocketed at public universities
across the country, but increased the most in Arizona. Tuition in
Arizona has risen 83.6 percent, or $4,734 per student between 2008 and
You can help our students by making a donation, large or small. Every
dollar counts, so please consider donating to this worthy program.
Remember, a donation to our Scholarship fund is tax deductible.
If you would like to make a contribution, you can send a check payable
to Honeywell Retiree Scholarship, in care of our Treasurer, Gwen
Scheetz, or contact any of our Board members.
Thanks for all of the donations received so far—your dollars make a
Your Honeywell Retiree
Clubs Scholarship Foundation Board:
MEET RACHAEL DAVEY
A 2015 SCHOLARSHIP
Davey is a nineteen year old sophomore who attends the University of
Arizona and belongs to the Sigma Kappa sorority. She is majoring in
Special Education and Rehabilitation, and wants to work with special
Rachael’s desire to work with special needs children is in part because
of the relationship with her cousin Connor, who has Down syndrome. This
eagerness continued while working a summer job at Kumon, and helping
Autistic children with simple math equations.
Rachael grew up playing all sorts of sports in the Phoenix area. The
passion she had while playing volleyball made her excel on several
different travel teams, as well as making the varsity volleyball team
as a freshman in high school.
Plans for the future…Rachael is on schedule to graduate May of 2018,
and has a potential offer for an internship this winter working with
special needs kids at New Way Academy. Once she has graduated, she
plans on applying to an Occupational Therapy school somewhere in
Day at the Races
Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Package includes: Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet
Lunch, Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo.
|Turf Paradise Park, 1501 West Bell Rd
Use the Turf Club entrance on 19th Avenue.
$24.00 per person
clubs will have a race named
Fragnito, 602-908-0740 email@example.com
Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club; conversation and drinks with fellow HRSC members followed by seating.
Lunch 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. (Choice may be limited towards the end.)
The first race is expected to be at 1:00 PM.
Date: Feb 8, 2016 received by Vic Fragnito; mail by Sat Feb 6!
Make checks payable to: Treasurer,
HRSC; send to: Vic Fragnito, 6922
W. Garfield St., Phoenix, AZ 85043
The 2016 Senior
Mixed salad greens
Tossed Caesar salad
Paradise pasta salad
House made cole slaw
Fresh fruit salad
Country potato salad
Roast breast of turkey
Brisket of beef
Assorted breads, muffins, rolls, etc.
Coffee and tea
|Spring Potluck Picnic
March 31, 2016
- Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
the Pot Tickets $1.00, or Seven for $5.00”
50/25/25 Split the Pot
Vista Community Park - Ramadas 8 and 9
W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ
AM until 1:00 PM with lunch served around 11:00.
a dish to share. No charge to HRSC members & guests
will be prizes and Split the Pot!
Honeywell Retiree 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Airlines Tour
Wednesday - March 30, 2016
Thursday - April 21, 2016
This is a unique opportunity to tour Southwest
Airlines Maintenance Facility
at Sky Harbor airport.
You will be able to walk through an aircraft and sit in the cockpit
then tour the maintenance and operation areas in a two hour guided tour.
free tour is planned for Wed March 30, 2016 at 10 am, but names of
all attendees are required in advance for security purposes. As of Jan 21, 56
people have registered and will be sent event location details two weeks before the event.
Because the demand has been so great a second day has been added on
April 21 at 10 am. New requests will be added to the April 21 date and
if anyone on the first tour would like to change let me know as it will
help balance the numbers. This second day is expected to fill up fast, so don't delay in registering!
To register send the full names of
all in your party to Keith Hughes at email@example.com
or call 623-825-5243 for details.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Thursday, May 5
It’s the late
1970s and the happy-go-lucky town of Gilbert, Texas has just been put
on the map when a crusading television reporter aims his camera at a
favorite, local “destination” - The Chicken Ranch.
Frequented by governors, senators, mayors and even victorious college
football teams for more than a century, the town is now faced with
recounting the good times as they struggle with the demise of their
best pleasure palace. Made famous by Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton, The Best
Little Whore-house In Texas is a charming, lively and genial
show that will leave you laughing for days with songs like “Girl,
You’re A Woman” “Twenty Four Hours of Lovin” and “No Lies.”
Broadway Theatre - 77th
Avenue & Paradise Lane
$55 per person (Includes dinner,
coffee, tea, show, tax, and
Please make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail
Lydia Gonzales, 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ
85308 All checks due April
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree
Tovrea Castle Tour
Nov 4, 11, 12 (Sold out)
Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the historic Castle's main
floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding
10 (Sold out)
Early Feb 2017
for this tour has exceeded capacity. The club purchased 54
tickets for Nov 4, 11, 12, Dec 2, 10 and all have been sold to club
members. As of Jan 22 there are six people on the waiting list and no
other tickets are available for block purchase in 2016.
for 2017 will be available mid-June 2016. If there is sufficient
interest the Sperry Club will purchase blocks of tickets for a Friday
or Saturday at 11 am for early February 2017.
Ticketes are $15 per person.
ACTION: If you are interested please e-mail or call Keith Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Guests are greeted by Tovrea Carraro Society volunteers at the Visitor
Center and taken through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram with a
dcent. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer
buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree
HRSC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - honeywell.com/sites/retiree/
The Bridge - Published monthly except
for June, July, and August.
HRSC annual dues: $5.00 (multiple-year memberships
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.