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 a
week or so before a new month's version is posted here; if you want to
the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a
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
by email, so apart from news being a little old, members receiving only
the paper copy may miss out on first come, first served signup for
|Reports & Photos of Past
||Mar 31, 2016
Airlines Maintenance Facility Tour
|Apr 21, 2016
Broadway Theatre -
Little Whorehouse in Texas
||May 5, 2016
||Oct 20, 2016
||Oct 22, 2016
||Oct 27, 2016
Dec 1, 2016
Application Process Open
Dec 1, 2016 to
Apr 1, 2017
10, 2016 (Sold out)
2017 (Sold out)
2017 (Sold out)
Feb 3, 2017 (Sold out)
2017 (Sold out)
Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
Jan 26 2017
at the Races
Feb 14 2017
Mar 5, 2017
Fulfillment Center (Warehouse) Tour
2017 (Sold out, but there is a wait list.)
Potluck Picnic at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Mar 23 2017
First Tuesday: Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 21
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am
photos from the September 7 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers lunch.
mentioned last month that we are looking for volunteers and offered a
few ways you can help give back to our community. Well here’s an
opportunity to help your Club ... We are implementing an audit process
to assure transparency to our financial accounting, and to allow input
and critique from general membership. Beginning next fiscal year, we
will implement this process by putting together an audit team. We will
need as many as three "members at large" to be part of this team. No
special skills are needed other than a clear thought process and a
willingness to work with others. Time commitment will be minimal. Stand
by for a announcement next spring.
haven’t already noticed, our new Board of Directors is working hard to
make your membership more fulfilling and fun. To that extent, we are
considering changing some events by revising their format, or venue, or
both. For example, our Spring Picnic (March 23, 2017) will be held at
the McCormick-Stillman Park in Scottsdale. We believe that will be a
terrific venue to spend the day with old and new friends. Another
thought in process is to change our Oktoberfest venue from the Rio
Vista Park to one or more German restaurants in the Valley. If you
would like to make an input on Oktoberfest (or any other subject),
please let us know in one of three ways: 1) email me at EdTaschner@cox.net; 2) email your
thoughts to Hotline@hrcaz.org;
or 3) come to one of our Board meetings and let us know what you are
thinking. We’re always looking for fresh ideas. Next Board meeting will
be at BJ’s Restaurant at Tatum and the 101, Wednesday, November 23rd,
2pm. We’ll be looking for you.
want to give a huge vote of thanks to the leaders of our Scholarship
Foundation. They have made huge break-throughs in organizing and
establishing the Foundation as a 503(c) charity and have begun to
accumulate funds that last year enabled us to almost double the award
amounts and triple the number of awards. They tell us they are on a
similar track to do so this year. Great job, guys! THANK YOU
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.
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
, minutes of
meetings, Treasurer's reports and Webmaster's reports, 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 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
Honeywell Retiree Clubs
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM UPDATES
|Applications for a Honeywell Retiree Clubs
Scholarship will be available December 1.
If you have a child or grandchild that is enrolled in Arizona State
University, Northern Arizona University, or University of Arizona, they
may be eligible to apply for one of our Scholarships this coming year.
The number of Scholarships awarded, and the amounts awarded, are based
on the funds that are available each year. Last year, we were pleased
to award five Scholarships for $1800 each.
As many of you know, the Scholarship program has been around since
2002, for the purpose of helping eligible undergraduate and graduate
students reduce their costs for a college education. To date 35
students have received awards. From a modest beginning, where one
student was awarded $375, we have been able to increase both the number
of Scholarships and the amount of the awards, through the generosity of
our sponsors - - Honeywell International (HON), Garrett Retirees’ Club
(GRC), Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona (HRSC), and their
big-hearted members. THANK YOU!
The requirements are simple:
1. The student must be a legal descendant of an active or deceased
member (passed away while holding active membership) in either the
Garrett Retirees’ Club or the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona.
2. The student should have attained a 3.0 or better Grade Point Average
3. The student must be entering the second semester freshman year, a
sophomore, a junior, a senior, or in a graduate course of study.
Enrolled freshman may apply during the second freshman semester, for
funding for the sophomore year, providing they have attained a 3.0 GPA
or greater in their first semester.
4. Students may be enrolled in any field of study, although in the
event two or more applicants qualify for the same scholarship award,
preference may be given to a student who is enrolled in a technical
Eligible students may apply beginning December 1, 2016, by logging onto
our website at hrcaz.org,
clicking on the Scholarship button (found on the left side of the
page), downloading and completing an application, and sending it to
Gwen Scheetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have questions? Our website has lots of valuable information. You might
want to look at our Program News, Operating Procedures and Bylaws,
Frequently Asked Questions, or Foundation Board member’s names and
contact information. Each Scholarship Foundation Board Member will be
happy to answer questions you might have.
Want to contribute? The HRSC Membership Application now has an option
which encourages members to consider a direct donation to the
Scholarship Fund. If you already have a membership, you can still use
the new application form to make a donation. Remember, it is tax
If you have questions about the Scholarships, or suggestions for how to
improve our process, please contact one of the Board Members.
For more details of the program, see the SCHOLARSHIPS
section of the website.
YOUR VALENTINE TO A
AT THE RACES"
Tuesday Feb 14,
2017 at 11:00 AM
1501 West Bell Rd
$24.00 per person
Use the Turf Club entrance on 19th Avenue
Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch,
Coffee/Tea, Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo.
will have a race named after them.
Victor Fragnito 602-908-0740
Turf Club at 11 AM; Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1:30
Race: 1:00 PM
HRSC; send to: Vic
Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St., PHX, AZ 85043
Checks must be
received by February 3, 2017.
2017 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
Brisket of beef
Assorted breads, muffins, rolls, etc.
Coffee and tea
You may download the PDF of the above cruise flyer from here.
Amazon Fulfillment Center (Warehouse) Tour
This tour is sold out, but if you want to add
your name to the wait
list, contact Ed Taschner at EdTaschner@cox.net
those of you who are expecting to go on the tour, please tell Ed
immediately if you find you are unable to go, so that someone from the
wait list can take your place.
(We have had several no-shows in
the past.) Note that 72 hours'
notice is required in order to notify Amazon of the change.
Mar 23, 2017
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
event information will follow.
- 1894 Peoria Depot
- 1907 steam locomotive
- 1914 baggage-express car (originally a dining
- 1928 Pullman car used by every president from
Hoover to Eisenhower
- 1930 machine shop
- The "Merci train"—held gifts of thanks for over
250 railroad cars of aid for the citizens of France during WWII
- 1950 carousel
- Miniature railroad rides—three steam engines
- 10,000 sq. ft. model railroad building with
- Authentic Navajo hogans
- Xeriscape desert arboretum
- The company of your fellow retirees!
Our picnic will be in the
Stillman Ramada; see park map below.
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.