Volume 27, Number 7
March, 2011



Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 10:00 AM till 2 PM with lunch served around 11:30.
Cost: Just bring a dish to share. There is no charge to HRC members and guests.
Reservations: Not required. Just show up.

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water. Plates, utensils, condiments, etc. will also be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share: hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. You may bring your own beer (we have a beer permit) or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.



Coordinator: Fred Bauer, 623-738-8590, for information and reservations
Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners
Where: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ
When: 1:05 PM Game Time.
Cost: $19.00 per person.
Payment: Make check out to Sperry Retirees Club and mail to Fred Bauer, 15051 W. Deer Valley Dr., Apartment 167, Sun City West, AZ 85375.
Cutoff Date: March 11

“Bring Your Special Vehicle to Work Day", FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

At Honeywell’s Deer Valley campus, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact: Mike.Proch@Honeywell.com. To register a vehicle for display, call Andy Tidey, 602-436-5153.

Viewing of the cars is open to previous employees of Honeywell or Sperry.


The Olive Mill tour on February was a great success with 43 attendees. I want to thank Ibis Valles for coordinating it. The 30 minute tour taught us the history of how this farm started. I didn’t realize they had so many varieties of olives. Before lunch we were treated to plates of olives to sample. We had a nice picnic lunch and then the shopping began in their on-site store. It is worth the drive out there just to shop for a variety of olives and oils.

On February 22, Jim Scarlett hosted HRC’s Musical Instrument Museum Tour. It was a world tour that covered every continent with many countries having wonderful and interesting displays. Many musical instruments were hand made with a variety of supplies that were unique to that specific country. A remarkable museum developed by a “Target” CEO, with help from wealthy friends. If you haven’t already done so it is worth a day to attend, have lunch and take a tour.

In March we have several activities planned for retirees. On March 14 SRC is planning a Cliff Castle Casino Trip. If you are interested call Yolanda Brown at 623-972-3970. March 18, SRC is hosting Spring Training Baseball Game between Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners.

March 30 Mary Barkl will host the HRC Spring Pot Luck Luncheon at Sahuaro Ranch Park. Find one of your favorite recipes and bring it to share with other retirees. Baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water will be provided, as well as plates, utensils, and condiments. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks, but no glass containers. Come and join the fun.

We are trying to provide a variety of activities for retirees. If you don’t see something you would like, we are always open for new ideas. Just call me at 602 942 4235 or any Board Member.

Dale Wendt is once again hosting the Annual Spring Golf Tournament on April 7. He has been doing this for the past 10 years. He needs players so give him a call at 480-922-1402 and sign up for a great day on the golf course. His goal is 50 players.

Shirley Krieger



Program: The Full Monte
Coordinator: Lydia Gonzales , 623-561-1174, lcgonzales12@cox.net, for reservations. Reserve early for the best seats.
Where Arizona Broadway Theatre, 77th Avenue & Paradise Lane.
Time: Dining: 12:00 noon, Curtain Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: $51.50 per person includes tax and gratuity. Also includes iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Alcoholic beverages & desserts are not included.
Payment: Make check payable to Sperry Retiree Club and mail to Lydia Gonzales, 7028 W. Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308.
Cutoff Date: March 30

Based on the international hit film, this Grin and Bare-it-all musical comedy winningly tells the story of a disheartened group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York who are in desperate need of a new source of income. Jerry, a divorced father behind in his child-support, convinces the gang to become male strippers at a local club. With a hilarious and insightful book by Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime), The Full Monty will have you cheering for Jerry and his friends as they go all the way to conquer their fears and take charge of their lives.


Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, for information and reservations.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45 th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $15.00 per person. Send your check noting Annual Meeting and made out to Treasurer, HRC,to Don Peeples, 1352 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85022-4907.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 22, 2011
Speaker: Tim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon or Sausage, French Toast with Syrup, Mini Muffins, Juice, Coffee, and Iced or hot Tea.

Our Speaker for the Annual Meeting is Tim Mahoney, the president of Honeywell Aerospace. He is reported to be an excellent speaker and will give us an update on the “State of the Company.”



  Coordinator: Dale Wendt, 480-922-1402
Where: Sun City Country Club, 623-933-1353, 9433 N. 107th Ave., Sun City, AZ. (Midway between Peoria and Olive Avenues).

Proper golf attire required: Soft spike shoes, shirts with collars, and NO Levis.

Cost: $50.00 for green fees, carts, prize money, and lunch buffet.
Time: Shotgun start at 8:00 AM, with lunch following the tournament. Check-in will be at 7:30 for cart assignment.


We will use established handicaps [AGA] and CALLOWAY only for those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring. WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE INCLUDE AGA HANDICAP for each person. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Thursday, March 31. If you do not have a foursome they will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club”. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players.

Please send checks with players names and handicap to

Dale Wendt
7540 E. Becker Ln.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Questions???? Call Dale at 480 - 922 -1402


Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572 for additional information

The plans for our cruise are progressing. Several reservations have already been made. To get the cabin you want at the price you select, it’s not too early to make your reservations now. As we get closer to the cruise time, our travel agent and I will look into the means to travel to LA. We have a couple of options, including flying in and out of LAX or flying back from one of the other LA area airports to avoid the long lines. If we have a large enough group going, we will look into hiring a bus to take us directly to and from the pier.

Our Travel Agent, Dan Bachmann, has advised that Princess has a special offer coming up. From Feb. 9, 2011 to Feb. 22, 2011 you can reserve and hold your cabin for only $100 down per person. This amount is refundable if you cancel before the final payment is due. You can't beat this offer.

We will be visiting the big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, and Maui on the Sapphire Princess, roundtrip from Los Angeles. Princess offers you the most affordable staterooms, freedom and flexibility in dining choices, and unmatched service.

Group Cruise Prices:

Inside stateroom, Category J is $1,695.00 per person, double basis.
Outside obstructed view cabin, Category. F is $1,895.00 per person, double basis.
Outside ocean-view cabin, Category. EE is $2,245.00 per person, double basis.
Balcony stateroom, Category BC is $2,595.00 per person, double basis.
Mini-suite, Category AC is $3,095.00 per person, double basis.
Additional stateroom categories are available upon request.
Please note: Add $62.47 per person Cruise Taxes to the above cruise fares.

Past Princess Cruise passengers (Captain’s Circle members) may deduct an additional $100.00 per person when they reserve their staterooms and pay their deposit by March 31, 2011.

For complete details and reservations, please contact Dan Bachmann, Ford’s World Travel –13593 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, (623) 975-1800 or 14621 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, (623) 933-8256



We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not good at or are unable to do and prevent these jobs from becoming budget busters. The Fixit Guys are Bob, Gene, Clint, Sam, Perry, Lee, Dan, Matt, Wally, Paul, and Ed .

Call us at this number, (602) 765-4466, and leave a clear message containing job information, your name and telephone number. We probably can 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.


Judy Nance, R.N., Retired

Stool test helps detect cancer: A study was conducted on 1,071 men with a family or personal history of colorectal cancer. They received a new stool blood test known as fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) between scheduled colonoscopies. Those with FIT-positive results were diagnosed with cancer an average of 25 months earlier than those receiving only routine colonoscopies.

Theory : Increased surveillance detects missed or rapidly growing lesions earlier, moving up scheduled colonoscopies. If your colorectal cancer risk is high (due to such risk factors as family history, obesity or smoking), consult your doctor about yearly FIT.

Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control, Adelaide, South Australia.

Want to get out of the Summer Heat?

Submitted by John Nance, Logan notes by John Kopala

Did you get tired of being in Phoenix last summer in its sweltering mid summer heat? One affordable option that works for some people is to rent college housing near or on campuses located in communities that have favorable summer climates.

For the past five years Judy and I have driven to Eugene Oregon for a seven week stay at Ducks Village, a large student housing apartment complex. They offer a complete July/Aug rental package for retired seniors. Average summer highs are 82/ lows 54. The Sunbird program includes many organized activities such picnics, trips, tours and events of local interest. The Complex offers an Olympic sized swimming pool, and fitness, activity and laundry facilities. The apartments have kitchens and are all fully furnished with cable TV and internet included. An optional package even included linens, towels and cooking utensils. More information can be found on www.dvsunbirds.com . There is also a popular summer rental program in Logan, Utah ( http://summercitizens.usu.edu) and one in Duluth, MN. ( http://www.d.umn.edu/housing/summer/).

Logan, Utah , has several housing options, most for the full summer and, with the slow economy, some offering half summer occupancy. Logan also offers hiking, trips, classes for seniors, many musical and theatrical venues. Free daily concerts are presented at the Logan LDS tabernacle. The Logan based Utah Festival Opera presents outstanding performances of selected operas and musicals. Several HRC and SRC members can be found cooling their heels in Logan during the summer.

Now is the time to begin planning for these programs. Enrollments are on a first come basis and begin early in the year. Then look forward to cool and relaxing summer!



We had 43 people attend the Olive Mill Tour. It was very informative. Now we know the different ways to use Olive Oil. The food was terrific. The cupcakes using olive oil as an ingredient instead of butter, margarine, or shortening were excellent and very moist. And everybody really enjoyed the samplings.


Thirty seven people attended the Musical Instrument Museum tour and many arrived early to try out their incredible cafeteria. The food is just as impressive as the rest of the museum. This is a classic with instruments collected from countries all around the world. The tour provides a quick 1 hour visit to some of the museum highlights on display representing the various continents and their cultures. The rest of the day was spent leisurely visiting the various displays. You can’t begin to absorb it all in one day.




The election of new officers and board members is coming up at the Annual Meeting on April 28. Each year the club officers and 2 of the 6 board members are up for election. If you are interested in helping out your retiree club, consider running for an office or the board. We are always looking for new ideas for activities, so this is the perfect opportunity to contribute your ideas to make this a better club. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday of the month at the Glendale Foothills library except the months of June, July and August. So get involved. You can volunteer to plan new events, help at events, and take pictures. If you are good with Microsoft Word, you can help with the editing of THE BRIDGE. If you are interested in helping out the club, contact one of the following board members on the nominating committee:

Mary Barkl 602-863-6939
Jane Bilyeu 623-202-1581
Shirley Krieger 602-942-4235


For President: Shirley E. Krieger

Retired from: Satellite Systems Division in Glendale in 1999  
Last Position: Director of Facilities, Safety & Environmental, and Security 
Other work: Sperry Manager before Honeywell acquisition & Corporate Security Director at  Level 3 Communications
Interests: Gardening, Travel, HRC & Sperry Retiree Club board. Quality time with family very important
Education: BS in Management at Western University

For Vice President: Don Peeples

Retired from: Honeywell Bull   
Last Position: Director, Plans and Programs
Other work: President, Oakcreek Maintenance Corp
Interests: Racquetball, Travel, Grandchildren
Education: Associate in Electronics Technology, Devry University

For Secretary: Mary Barkl

Retired from: Industrial Automation & Control in 2006  
Last position: IAC Program Manager in Engineering
Other work: Various positions in Industrial Automation since 1966
Interests: Skiing, reading, sewing, and grandchildren.

For Treasurer: Tom Turner

Retired from: Air Transport Systems  
Last Position: CTO/ATS Finance Manager
Other work: Sperry, Treasurer of Honeywell Aerospace Federal Credit Union
Interests: Family, Friends, and exploring the great southwest we live in.
Education: BS in Business from Grand Canyon University

For Director (3 year term): Nadine Arney

Retired from: Honeywell Industrial Automation and Control, Human Resources, 2000 - 2003  
Last position: Principal Human Resources Generalist
Other work: Quality Control, Benefits Administrator at ATS
Interests: Quilting, Traveling, Cruising, Habitat for Humanity, Arizona Humane Society
Education: BSBA, 1990

For Director (3 year term): Victor Frignite

Retired from: Honeywell AES Division  
Last position: Senior Project Manager Business Operations Technical Publications
Other work: Information Architect Technical Publications Administrator
Interests: Golf, Bowling, Arizona Humane Society, Avondale Police Department Volunteer
Education: MBA Information Systems, Golden State; BS Computer Science, Park College.