Volume 20, Number 6

The Bridge

        February 2004

President's Perspective

We were glad to hear that the two busloads of Honeywell and Sperry retirees had a great time on the Laughlin trip last month, although the casinos retained most of the gambling money. The Challenger Space Center tour on Jan 19 th was well attended with a Honeywell speaker, Dennis Donati, explaining involvement in the space program.

Please check this issue of the Bridge for the latest updates on coming events such as a session on identity theft, our spring picnic March 10th, a tour of “Tent City” jail, our annual meeting April 20th, golf on April 26 th , and a genealogy session and a cruise in the fall.

Thank all of you who responded to the Hobby Corner poll which has given us ideas on what programs to offer to our membership and further thanks to Virginia Clagett for managing that poll. We are fortunate to have a very capable volunteer to direct the Christmas dinner dance this year with Lorrie Jordan taking on the task. Please watch for news of this party since it will be the first that we sponsor independently without the Honeywell Employees Club.

We need to pass on our appreciation to Stan Plunkett, who has served as membership chair for the last two years, for a great and conscientious job in managing the memberships tasks. With his recent resignation, we would like to urge anyone interested in helping on the membership committee to give us a call.

In December, Al Longanecker and I met with Honeywell management and we were successful in obtaining continued support for our scholarship program. This will allow us to offer the three $750 scholarships to ASU, U of A and Northern AZ for the benefit of descendants of our membership, as we have in past years. We appreciate Al for his continued efforts in managing this program.

Our nominating committee has come up with a slate of candidates to fill the two Board of Directors and the officer positions. That vote will take place in March and April and will be completed at the annual meeting April 20 th in time for the new fiscal year that starts May 1.

Our membership continues to grow with more retirees each month. Thanks to all of you who have encouraged others to join. With the increase in programs offered, we hope that all of you find our club to be helpful in providing an outlet for your retirement energy.


Don Roeber