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, 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.
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 get 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 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 upcoming events.
Bull Old-Timers Lunch
Honeywell IAC Ole
See photos from the December 8 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers lunch.
of attendees in photo order)
Meet Rachael Davey
Junior Scholarship winner at University of Arizona
I am currently finishing up my first semester as a Junior at the University of Arizona; majoring in Special Education, with an emphasis in Rehabilitation, and I am also working on completing my minor in Psychology.
My goal is a career as an Occupational Therapist, working with kids with learning disabilities, Since I was about eleven years old, being around someone with a special disability was normal for me because I have a cousin with down syndrome. I saw all the things he had to learn differently and the obstacles he faced growing up. Working at a tutoring center, Kumon, I was able to help a boy with Autism learn how to do basic math equations and practice his reading comprehension.
I am now volunteering at a different ranch called the Therapeutic Riding Center for Kids and Animals (TRAK). I started at the beginning of September and love working with the many different animals they rescue. I also have a job working with a 12-year-old boy who has Autism. This has been an amazing experience; being able to gain more knowledge working with kids who have disabilities, and also becoming so close with him and his family in such a short amount of time has made me extremely excited to start my Occupational Therapist career. My goals for next semester are to shadow an Occupational Therapist at a hospital, continue working with the 12-year-old boy, and increase my volunteer hours.
In addition to all my activates I have been able to maintain a 3.3 GPA to keep my eligibility for the Honeywell Scholarship, which has been extremely appreciated assistance to help with university expenses.
OCTOBER 20, 2016 - THURSDAY
Community Service Opportunity
with Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun
Saturday, Oct 22
HRSC participation in this event was canceled because of a low signup level. This may have been partly due to the somewhat limited notice and lack of familiarity with the event and organization. Next time we'll give members more notice.
You can find more information about the event and RTVOS at
Awaiting report and/or photos.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Tovrea Castle Tour November 4, 2016
The first 10 of 150 club members toured the castle. Demand has been so great we had to arrange 9 tours and having attended the first one I can see why. There is a fascinating history to both the grounds and the building that I will not reveal before others have gone. Suffice to say it was an enjoyable visit. (Keith Hughes)
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Fifty club members from Air Research, Garrett, Allied, Honeywell and Sperry clubs toured Southwest Airlines Maintenance Facility. The two 737-700 aircraft in the hanger were undergoing their 500 day overhaul so we were unable to go aboard but our host, Kevin Bowman did a fine job explaining the facility operation and the history of the airline. We learned how the tail of the 737-700 aircraft is too tall for the hanger so they lift the nose wheel up to drop the tail to get the aircraft in the hanger. This was our third visit and if there is sufficient interest we will arrange another visit in a few months.
(Includes dinner, iced tea, coffee or hot tea, show, tax and gratuity)
Deadline: Checks need to be in by Jan. 27th.
Please make checks payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to:
Lydia Gonzales 7028 West Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308.
This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years!
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!
The Sanderson Village and Museum
March 3, 2017
You are invited to tour a private, invitation-only, museum. The Sanderson Village and Museum contains dozens of cars and nostalgic items, such as: a beautifully recreated old mercantile store, a kitchen from the '40s, and a '50s diner with oodles of chrome and period furnishings and accessories such as Coca Cola items from the '30s through the '50s. The 20,000 square-foot warehouse has one of the best Ford collections anywhere and has something for everyone to enjoy.
This free tour starts at 9:30 am on 3/3/17 in Glendale near Grand Ave and 51st Ave. (The 2/16/17 and 3/2/17 tours are fully booked.) The tour lasts 60 – 75 minutes. Afterwards you may visit the Starliner Diner on the same site and purchase a late breakfast or lunch. For reservations contact Keith Hughes at email@example.com. Please tell me if you are staying for a meal as space is limited to 30 people. No limit if not eating.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Diner Menu. http://sandersonford.com/Starliner-Diner
Thu Mar 23, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
(Lunch at around 11am)
In the Stillman Ramada at
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park,
7301 E Indian Bend Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
"Split the Pot Tickets $1.00 or 7 for $5.00" (50/25/25 Split the Pot) Other prizes too!
No charge to HRSC, Sperry & Garrett Club members & guests; just bring a dish to share.
Please contact: Linda Darnell with a Subject Line of “Spring Picnic 2017” at LDarnell@ix.netcom.com or call (602) 538-9559 if you are interested in attending the 2017 Spring Picnic. (Availability limited to 75 participants for this event)
Your Honeywell Retiree Club will provide baked ham and turkey, 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 for this event. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like. Please no glass containers. (Park Rules)
Coordinator: Linda Darnell – 602-538-9559 – LDarnell@ix.netcom.com
We will be collecting for the Desert Mission Food Bank, if would like to donate to this worthy cause please bring two cans of food.