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
at the Races
||Feb 23, 2016
||Mar 31, 2016
Airlines Maintenance Facility Tour
|Apr 21, 2016
Broadway Theatre -
Little Whorehouse in Texas
||May 5, 2016
Oktoberfest (Payment receipt deadline Oct. 15)
Oct 20, 2016
(Sign-up deadline Oct. 13)
Oct 22, 2016
Oct 27, 2016
Application Process Open
Dec 1, 2016 to
Apr 1, 2017
Nov 4, 11,
2017 (Few tickets)
2017 (Sold out)
Feb 3, 2017 (Sold out)
2017 (Few tickets)
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: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
Golden Corral, 5679 W. Northern, 11:30 am
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Sep 7, Dec 8
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East- 11:15 am
photos from the September 7 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers lunch.
talk about volunteerism.
verified that staying active contributes to a healthier and longer life
and that social supports are critical to the healthy aging. (That would
throughout this newsletter. It is full of opportunities to help
someone. We drive a very successful scholarship program through our
Foundation; the Fix-It Guys help our members who need help with their
homes; and we sponsor one-off opportunities to help local charities.
Now we are about to embark on another effort to give back to our local
I have asked
Doug Metzger to spearhead an on-going project to support a national
organization that is sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace: Rebuilding
Together, Valley of the Sun (RTVOS). RTVOS has sponsored projects to
rehabilitate homes and community facilities and revitalize communities
since 1991. Every project they undertake is unique. Each work site
comes with a different history, unique needs, its own scope of work,
and a dedicated volunteer team. They do anything from yard cleanup,
painting, and skilled plumbing, to replacing windows, updating an
electrical system, and repairing flooring. While some tasks require an
element of skill, there are many that simply need committed volunteers
to help – no skills required. Rebuilding Together works hard to provide
a positive volunteer experience for their sponsors, volunteers, and
actively working to respond to a recent request of our club to help
with a near-term project, National Make-a-Difference Day on October 22.
Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun will be mobilizing an army of
volunteers to help paint over 70 homes in the Phoenix metro area. They
will be painting homes in Phoenix, Glendale, Apache Junction, Gilbert,
Tolleson, Scottsdale, and Avondale! They will be painting the town! And
... they are looking for volunteers and contributions of paint for the
I know this
is late notice and squeezes between Oktoberfest and Funny Girl, but
won’t you lend a hand? Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org or
myself at EdTaschner@cox.net.
Let us know what you can do – how you can
difference. Help someone in need.
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 board
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
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM UPDATES
|We are thrilled to report that from May through September,
we have received donations from 71 members for over $4,000! With these
additional funds, the Scholarship Board will be able to make larger
awards to our 2017-2018 recipients.
We especially want to recognize the efforts of the Garrett Retiree Club
and their recent membership drive. 62 club members donated from $5.00
to $500.00 to the Scholarship Foundation.
The HRSC Membership Application now has an option which encourages
members to consider a direct donation to the scholarship fund. If you
have a multi-year membership and would now like to donate to the
Scholarship Fund, you can use the new application to indicate your
donation. Remember, it is tax deductible!
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. Applications will
be accepted from December 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. Further details
will be posted on our website.
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.
at the Races
Tuesday Feb 23, 2016
perfect day in Arizona for a
race. Forty-one happy people wined and dined on the unlimited buffet
and then tried their luck on the horses. Many won, some lost, but all
were excited and had a great time. We had a race named after the Club
and then had the opportunity to stand in the winner's circle. The horse
was owned by the owner of Barro's Pizza and this race was the first
time this horse won. If you made the right bet, it paid $30 to win.
Hope to see everyone, and more, next year.
March 31, 2016
to Rick Carter's Photos
(The title of the photo page is "Ole Timers
Picnic," but this is the HRSC Spring Potluck Picnic.)
case Google ever abandons or changes Google Photos, all the photos can
be downloded from the HRSC website as a ZIP
(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.)
Airlines Maintenance Facility Tour
Thursday - April 21,
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Nearly 40 retiree club members had a fascinating tour of the Southwest
maintenance hangar at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, conducted by the
enthusiastic maintenance supervisor, Kevin Bowman. Interesting facts we
learned from him included:
- The original grungy Southwest aircraft colors were created
by mixing odds and ends that Boeing had left when Southwest did not
have the money to pay for a proper paint job on their first few planes.
(At least, this is what we were told!)
- Southwest's fast turnaround expertise was born of necessity
when, in the early days, they had to sell one of their four planes for
financial reasons, but tickets had already been sold assuming they had
the plane. By cutting turnarounds to ten minutes, they were able to
continue operating their full service with only three planes.
Boeing changed their plans for a new model of 737,
making the tail fin taller than they had said it would be, the plane
would not fit into the Southwest maintenance hangar at Sky Harbor. The
solution? A partial wheelie, using a jack under the nosewheel!
We learned much more besides, and had the opportunity to go right up to
the aircraft and inspect them at very close quarters. We also saw some
of the maintenance workshops for items that are repaired or serviced in
the hangar, including aircraft toilets.
Many thanks to Keith Hughes for arranging this highly-recommended tour.
to Rick Carter's Photos
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
May 5, 2016
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree
OCTOBER 20, 2016 - THURSDAY
Mark your Calendars!
Come to the
You don't want to miss out on the Brats, Burgers, Sausage
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, 85354 Ramadas 8
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 food for an area food-bank.)
Also, there is Split-the-Pot with tickets going for $1.00 each or seven
Make checks payable to:
TREASURER, HRSC. Send to Gwen Scheetz, 5640 E.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Checks
must be received by October 15th.
Please note your preference:
______ BRAT, _______ Chicken
Apple Sausage, _____ Hamburger
Questions: Contact Gwen Scheetz - 602-616-9889, email@example.com; Dawn Orgill
- 602-881-772, or Linda Darnell - 602-538-9559
with Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun
Saturday, Oct 22
Sign up Now!!
Rebuilding Together Valley
of the Sun (RTVOS) will be teaming up with an army of local volunteers
to paint the homes of over 70 low-income homeowners for National
Make-A-Difference Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016. We are putting
together a team from the Honeywell Retiree Social Club in Phoenix to
join them. Our group will be assigned to a painting project somewhere
in the valley and we expect to work for roughly a half day starting
around 8:00 am. RTVOS will provide the paint and painting tools, we
just need to be properly dressed! Homes in need of being painted are
all over the valley – North, South, East, and West.
If you are interested in helping out, contact Doug Metzger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-319-6637, and also let him know what
area of the town you would prefer we work in. The
deadline for signing up is Thursday, Oct 13. This gives RTVOS
time to select the right project for us and to select a location that
minimizes travel for most of us.
NEW Tovrea Castle Tour
January and February 2017
(Nov 4, 11, 12, Dec 2,
10, 2016 - Sold Out)
Tovrea Castle tour has proved to be very popular. We purchased 102
tickets for the first two groups and still we had a waiting list so we
purchased another 48 tickets for next year. The following tickets
were available at the beginning of October:
• Jan 20,
2017 at 10 am - 1 ticket
These will the last tickets the
club will buy. All the previous tickets were
allocated very quickly; even though it's a few months off please act
quickly if you would like to attend.
Feb 11, 2017 at 10 am - 15 tickets
Tickets are $15 per person
ACTION: If you are interested please e-mail Keith Hughes, email@example.com,
with your first and second choice, include your club affiliation. If
you do not have e-mail find a friend who has one. Phone calls may not
be answered if I am out of town. Tickets will be allocated in the order
e-mails are received, so do not delay.
Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the historic
floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding
Guests are greeted by Tovrea Carraro Society volunteers at the Visitor
Center and taken through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram with a
docent. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the
outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle.
The club would like to thank Tamera Zivic, Tovrea Carraro Society
President for working with us and providing special group tours to fit
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree
Airlines Tour – Extra Tour Added
Because the demand has been so
great a new tour has been arranged for Jan 26th,
2017 at 10.00am. People who attended the last tour want to go again and
those that missed it want the opportunity to go. To register send the
full names of all in your party to Keith Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 623-825-5243 for details.
This is a unique
opportunity to tour Southwest Airlines Maintenance Facility at Sky
Harbor Airport. You will be able to walk through an aircraft, sit in
the cockpit, tour the maintenance and operation areas in a two hour
guided tour. In the previous two tours we had unlimited access around
and inside the aircraft, this is truly a unique experience.
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/
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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.