May 2020


Plus event updates
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Newsletter of the

Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona

NOTE: This online version is a reformatted (e.g., buttons at left removed to improve readability, and all event information together following other items) sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members, with 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.

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 and can be received wherever you may be, unlike the paper version. Note that Honeywell outsources the distribution of the black-and-white paper Bridge. It is typically delivered one to 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.

Display of Email Addresses

Per the website policy defined in the HRSC Bylaws, the "mailto:" feature of email address links, that generates a draft email when clicked, is not used with personal email addresses—only with general addresses such as Hotline@hrcaz.org or Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org. This restriction only applies to the website, and thus this online Bridgeit does not apply to the PDF eBridge, since that is not publicly available and cannot be crawled by email address harvesters.





Regular Sections
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President's Perspective

Club Leader Contacts  (Board Officers, Directors and Staff)


From the Editor

Keeping in Touch   (News of Fellow Retirees)


Memories  (Occasional Items from Memory Lane)


Laughter is the Best Medicine


Fix-It Guys

Scholarships

Reports & Photos of Past Events  (Index)


Upcoming Events  (Index)


Recurring Lunches for sub groups:
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers



President's Perspective


Mary Barkl

So far, so good! We will get through this “STAY AT HOME” order together.   We hope that you are all well and have only experienced a small set back over the past several weeks, which feels like years.
  
We made some progress since the shutdown and sent out a new ballot to our electronic membership for voting. We received many immediate, positive votes (no nays) and have moved on.  The 2020-2021 board is in place for the new start of the fiscal year. 
Please welcome our newest Board Members – Bruce Landini, Denise Downar, and Kirk Anderson. The complete list of Board members and their roles has been provided on page 25 of this month’s Bridge.
 
Please continue to take care of yourselves. The HRSC Board hopes that you are still hunkered down, at least until May 15th.  We will resume planning and meeting when the crisis is over.  In this Bridge edition we have some events already planned for the fall.   
 
We miss you and will see you again in September.

If any of you have burning questions or comments, feel free to call or write me.


Mary Barkl,
 President HRSC
barklmarygmail.com

480-580-5585



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Club Leader Contacts
Officers - Voting
Directors - Voting
Mary Barkl - President (2022)
480-580-5585 Cheryl Wiley (2021)* 623-512-1634
Denise Downar – Vice President (2022) 623-465-1298 Barbara Rippstein (2021)* 623-566-1572
Doug Metzger - Treasurer (2022)
602-319-6637 Kevin Harris (2022)* 480-789-0612
Sherry (Maxson) Myers - Secretary (2021)
623-582-4481 Kay Nye (2022)* 623-974-9258


Bruce Landini (2023)* 623-606-7449


Kirk Anderson (2023)* 602-708-9806

Staff Functions (Non-Voting)
Barbara Rippstein – Travel Coordinator 623-566-1572 Vacant - Photographer
Ted Rees – Membership Secretary 623-465-7337 Kevin Harris - Webmaster 480-789-0612
Kay Nye - Bridge Editor 623-974-9258 Gary Kains - Fix-It Guys Coordinator 480-835-6060
Cheryl Wiley - Scholarship Foundation Chair 623-512-1634


*Directors have a three-year term, staggered to have two new directors per year.

Officers have a two-year term.


†Barbara Rippstein, who was already a director, is serving out Shirley Krieger's term because she has to spend more time dealing with a changed family medical situation.




MISSION STATEMENT

Honeywell Retiree 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 residence.

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.



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 (HRSC) of Arizona.



From the Editor

Wherever you may be, I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy summer. The May Bridge will be the last one until the staff and board members reconvene in August. The next Bridge will be issued in September. I’m looking forward to continuing to provide you with interesting articles, upcoming events, and maybe a joke or two. Hope to see everyone again in the fall!

HONEYWELL RETIREE SOCIAL CLUB ADDRESS

When mailing items to the HRSC treasurer, please ensure that you address the envelope using the full name of the club, i.e. Honeywell Retiree Social Club, so it goes to the proper location. Some people just put HRSC on the envelope and it ends up in HR which slows down the process. 
   
Renewals and Membership

If you haven’t already renewed your membership, please make sure that you mail  it in before the end of May. We need to ensure that all renewals are accounted for before the summer break during June, July, and August. If you have already renewed, we appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the activities and newsletter.

Honeywell no longer provides the retiree clubs with a list of new retirees. If you know of anyone who has recently retired, please encourage them to join HRSC so they can take advantage of the upcoming events and start receiving the monthly Bridge newsletter. A membership also entitles members’ descendants to apply for scholarships. The membership fee is only $5.00 per year which is a great value for the benefits received.

JUST A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS...

•  A variety of information for members can be found on the HRSC website hrcaz.org. Just click the menu buttons at the left of most pages.  One of these is a link to the “Event Schedule” so you can review upcoming events that you may be interested in attending.

•  In addition to upcoming events, accessing the above website will also provide additional Honeywell-related information.  Click on the “Useful Links” button, then select “Jump to Honeywell Dashboard” at the top of the page.

•  Please address any comments or questions about The Bridge to the editor at the HRSC email address Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W.  Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704. 


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Article Submitted by Chuck Neal

The Honeywell Bridge newsletter Editor recently asked for updates on our lives since retirement.
So here is a quick synopsis of the highlights of our activities. I will gladly expand on these topics, if anyone is interested.

Bangkok TempleTravel
Since retirement in 2005, my wife, Mickey, and I have keeping very busy.
We have taken many trips, dabbled in photography, started a very successful business, and seen a wide variety of sights.

On a three-week trip, we visited Bangkok, and traveled the country all the way up to Chiang Mai. From there we went on to spend several days in Cambodia at Siem Reap. There we wandered the ruins of the famous Angkor wat. This is a series of Buddhist temples, built by the Hindus dating back to the Khmer empire in the 12th century.

We went to Viet Nam on two separate occasions.  On the first visit we took three weeks to travel from Hanoi all the way down to ho Chi Minh city, (fka Saigon) There were many sights to see along the way. We spent a day at Halong Bay, near Haiphong in the gulf of Tonkin. Then on to Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Da Lat, and Ho Chi Minh city. From there we boated up the Mekong to Phnom Penh the capitol of Cambodia. Note that this was several years after our first visit. Then again, on to Siem Reap to revisit Angkor Wat. The changes at Angkor Wat in those few years were beyond belief. Yes, they are constantly rebuilding the ruins, but tourism has become a major source of income for Cambodia as witnessed by the huge crowds of tourists.

Traveling south by plane, train, bus, boat, and automobile, we experienced a lot of the country.

More recently we spent 2 months in Viet Nam with a side trip to China. In China we walked the wall, and visited the site of the Terra Cotta warriors. Back in Viet Nam we explored the streets and sights of Hanoi. Yes, we went to the Hanoi Hilton, no, we didn’t book a room there. It is not a very family friendly place. Please note that it was built during the time of the French occupation, at their command, and at that time it was called French Indochina. We continued our visit with stays at Sa Pa, near the Chinese border, up in the highest mountains of Northern Viet Nam, and finished up in Da Nang and Hoi An.

Then, earlier this year we spent 5 weeks in Southeast Asia.  We visited Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. On arriving home, we narrowly avoided the COVID-19 lockdown.


PhotographyPhotography
Photography has always been one of our shared passions. From our travels we have amassed a considerable collection of images. Yes, we have done a few weddings, mostly by request and not for profit. Our most interesting photo opportunity was doing still photos for a local movie producer. This required us to visit a large variety interesting sites rarely visited by the general public. Remember Tent City? Not as bad as what you have been led to believe. We even filled in as extras. Mickey as a sleeping inmate, me as a photographer’s assistant.

In a few other movies, in addition to doing the still photography, I played small parts such as a basketball coach, and a border guard, with limited dialog.  In this stint, we did meet some interesting and talented people. After watching how a movie is painstakingly produced, we will never look at the movies in the same way. We now even watch the credit roll and marvel at the range of talents it takes to make a movie production.


Rid-a-Rat
Then there is the small manufacturing business we started.   I observed that packrat damage to vehicles is a serious and costly problem in this desert southwest area. Many people leave their hoods open to let in light and discourage packrat nesting in their engine compartment. This is somewhat effective but not ideal, especially in wind storms.  So, after trying many different approaches I came up with the idea of using a battery powered light in the engine compartment. Initially I thought this would be a limited appeal item and only sold here in the southwestern desert areas. 

Silly idea? No. We now have sold over 75,000 units in 50 states and 22 countries. We get orders from private individuals, auto repair shops, many Ace hardware stores and even fleet orders.

 Remember all those problems we had at Honeywell with sales, engineering, production, lead times, testing, customers, component sourcing, and manufacturing space? Yup, got ‘em all here too! The only exception is, we have no personnel problems, they are all well trained and given free hand to do whatever it takes to make the job easier without compromising quality. They are so well trained that it allows us to take extended trips and not worry about the business.
 
And me, personally? I get to do all the special tooling and test fixtures. This allows me to hone my skills in woodworking, metal working, and general design, that is, all the skills I have learned from working with so many talented individuals over the last 60 years.

It appears that retirement was not an option for me.

Thank you, Honeywell, and a few other companies, for all the great times and great people.




Memories


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Laughter Best Medicine


Pee in Yard

Anger Management

Annoying Servants

Top 3 Hobbies



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Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell-Garrett and Aero Activities Retiree Clubs
Gary Kains is the New Coordinator!

Our purpose is to help club members and/or surviving spouses who may need assistance with handyman-type repairs and will appreciate saving some money. Currently there are seven Fix-It- Guys and Gary Kains, the coordinator. If you have such a need, call Gary at (480) 835-6060 to schedule a trip to your home. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message giving your name, phone number, description of the job, and nearest cross streets. We will get back with you to schedule a visit. We provide the labor at no cost to you, and you furnish the cost of the materials.



Help Wanted Are You Handy?
Handyman

Your clubs really need your help!


We're Hiring!!


You don't have to be a contractor-level kind of handyman—just generally handy around the house. Some of you may have special skills (Computer/Plumbing/Electrical/Drywall?) that can significantly help our members in need, and you will be reimbursed for your travel. Why not try it? Please call Gary Kains, (480-835-6060) if interested. We would love to talk with you!


The table below lists our current Fix-It Guys Team.

Thanks guys—for all that you do!



East Valley
Bob Davenport Frank Holman Stu Mitnik


North Valley
Bob Farney
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott Paul Wiley




Honeywell Retiree Clubs

Scholarships
                                                          for College

Scholarship Foundation








MAY…

 
this newsletter find you, your families, and your friends healthy, safe, and coping with our new normal.

Your Scholarship Board spent the month of April reviewing the applications we received for the 2020-2021 academic year and making award dollar determinations.  Here are the details:

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We had a record dollar amount this year of over $19,700 due in part to Honeywell Aerospace increasing their donation to $8,000!  As always, your continued generous individual and Club donations (HGRC - $9,200 and HRSC - $2,500) helped us achieve this awesome amount – THANK YOU!!!!

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Because of this additional money, our minimum distribution for this year increased to $1,175.  Additional monetary consideration was given to our STEM students as Honeywell considers that a priority.  We also gave additional monies to three of the students who had a 4.0 GPA or higher.

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We had a total of 14 applications: 6 from descendants of HGRC members and 8 from descendants of HRSC members and 8 from descendants of HRSC members.

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Of the 14 applicants, 6 are STEM students.

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Of the 6 STEM students, 4 are HGRC descendants and 2 are HRSC descendants.

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Of the 6 STEM students, 3 have a GPA of 4.0 or higher!

 

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Our 2020-2021 academic year scholarship awards are going to:

The
NAME     UNIVERSITY
DEGREE
Julian Bailey     Arizona State University Microbiology
Ryan Carlo     University of Arizona Nursing
Tiana Louise Case     University of Arizona Communications, Thematic Humanities In Intercultural Studies, Spanish
Savanah DeHart     Northern Arizona University Art Education
Gabriella Mayers
    University of Arizona Law, Spanish
Jaicee Kay Morrow     University of Arizona Nursing
Paige Nye     University of Arizona Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Marley Oakes
    Northern Arizona University History
Camille Unsworth     Arizona State University Applied Biological Science
Jeff Unsworth     Arizona State University Civil Engineering
Meghan van Dobben 
    Arizona State University
Secondary Education
Jaiden Wheeler     University of Arizona Psychology
Ashley Wiley     Northern Arizona University Accounting/Business Admin.
Carley Yeats     University of Arizona Management Information Systems/Spanish



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If your descendant missed the April 1st deadline for application submission this academic year, be sure you get our information to them in a timely manner next year. Here are the criteria:

  • Are you 50+ years of age and a member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club or Honeywell-Garrett Retiree Club?

    •  Do you have a college student in your family who is your descendant (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or great-great grandchildren)?

    •  Are they currently enrolled at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona as either an undergraduate or graduate student?

    •  Are they maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better?


If you can answer yes to all of the above, then your college student is eligible for a scholarship from the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation. This means FREE MONEY $$$ for your student to aid them with their college expenses, help them achieve their goals in life and become productive members of the community and society. These funds are available to our students through the generous contributions of our retiree club members and Honeywell. The scholarships usually range in value from $500 to $1,500 per academic year, depending on the total donations.

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

  • The Scholarship Program is qualified as a 501(c)(3) so donations should be tax deductible on your state and federal returns (check with your tax advisor).
  • We live in a global economy.  The ability of the United States to maintain its leadership role in the world, and the resulting benefits which accrue to us as citizens, demand an educated workforce as well as educated citizens and voters.
  • Supporting education by donating to scholarships is in your own interest!  When you donate money to our scholarship fund, think of it as paying it forward by investing in a student’s future.
  • By helping someone afford a college education, you are raising their salary potential and hence the tax base. This is a good thing for everyone - better roads, better schools, better teachers, more doctors just to name a few.
  • Successful, well run communities attract more investment. Not to mention more folks with jobs paying into Social Security and Medicare which is something all retirees are interested in preserving.
  • Giving makes you feel good, strengthens personal values and shows your children and grandchildren what you care about.
  • Best of all, giving to the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation means every cent is used for scholarships.

Please review your charitable contributions and seriously consider adding this Scholarship Program to your list of worthy causes.



If you would like to donate at any time throughout our fiscal year, please make your check payable to:  Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation.

You can mail your check, together with the form below, (or linked here), to either of:


Mary Harris
Doug Metzger
Scholarship Foundation Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704
HRSC Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704


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Attention! When mailing items to the HRSC, please ensure that you address the envelope using the full name of the club, i.e., Honeywell Retiree Social Club, so it goes to the proper location. Some people just put HRSC on the envelope and it ends up in HR which slows down the process.




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Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation Donation Form
(Please print)

 

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Address, City, State, Zip: _______________________________________________________________________

Donation Amount: ___________________________________________
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

This section, which is intended to highlight past scholarship recipients and their stories after graduating from college, needs input from you!  If you have a family member who has received our scholarship money and has graduated, please send them the Where Are They Now? form (located in the Scholarship Section at hrcaz.org) to Cheryl Wiley at azwileys@cox.net.  We appreciate your help!




If you have any questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at hrcaz.org.  Click on the SCHOLARSHIPS button, (found on the left side of the Home Page and most other pages.) Our Foundation Board members are also happy to help.



Board Member
Phone
Email
General Questions
Cheryl Wiley, Chair
623-512-1634
azwileys@cox.net
Application Questions
Frank Holman
602-695-2565
frankholman@cox.net
Contact for ASU - Arizona State University
Brian Unsworth
480-946-5194
brianuns@aol.com
Contact for UA - University of Arizona
Paul Christopherson
480-363-9952
pdchristopherson@gmail.com
Contact for NAU - Northern Arizona University
Cheryl Wiley
623-512-1634 azwileys@cox.net
Donations
Mary Harris, Treasurer
602-993-6308
mary.harris@cox.net









Index of Reports & Photos of Past Events

Approximately one year of past events is shown to give an idea of the extent of club activities. Some have reports and photos.

See The Online Bridge in Archives for more details of these and older events.)

Skip to Index for Upcoming Events

Acronyms used to denote sponsorship for each event:
HRSC - Honeywell Retiree Social Club (Covers all parts of Honeywell, including GE, Garrett, Sperry, Bull, AlliedSignal, etc.)
HGRC - Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club (Formerly known as Garrett Retirees' Club)
AAC - Aero Activities Club (Formerly known as Sperry Retiree Club)

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Theatre Masks
Phoenix Theatre Presentation
HGRC - Mark Steele
Mar 6, 2019
PXG Icon PXG Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 15, 2019
Eyeglassses Essilor Eyeglass Lab Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 20, 2019
Guide Dog
Guide Dogs of the Desert Presentation
HGRC - Mark Steele
Apr 3, 2019
Theatre "Mamma Mia!" by Broadway Theatre Company
AAC - Lydia Gonzales
Apr 4, 2019
Picnic Honeywell-Garrett Spring Potluck Picnic
HGRC - Diane Bennett
Apr 10, 2019
Picnic Spring Potluck Picnic
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC - Larry Bowe

Apr 25, 2019
Brian Anton
Presentation by Former USAF and Southwest Airlines Pilot
HGRC - Mark Steele
May 1, 2019
MIM Bass
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Tour
AAC - Kaye Eibeck
May 9, 2019
Barry
                                                          Goldwater with
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Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater
The Arizona Highways Collection
AAC - Kaye Eibeck
May 14, 2019
Tim Mahoney Tim Mahoney President & CEO of Honeywell Aerospace
HGRC - Dolf Strom
Sep 4, 2019
Hospice
Presentation: Dementia—Hospice of the Valley
HGRC - Dolf Strom
(Link is to HGRC Cliff Notes November newsletter which has report.)
Oct 2, 2019
Oktoberfest food and
                                                          drink
Oktoberfest
HRSC- Barbara Rippstein
Oct 23, 2019
VC Engine Verde Canyon Railroad
AAC - Larry Bowe
Oct 26, 2019
AARP Fraud
Presentation from AARP: Fraud
HGRC - Dolf Strom
1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
Nov 6, 2019
Tovrea
                                                          Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 8, 2019
Royal Princess Seven-Day Californian Coastal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

Nov 9, 2019
B-17
Commemorative Air Force Museum
AAC - Tom Leard
Nov 14, 2019
Tovrea
                                                          Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 16, 2019
El Zaribah Garrett Charity Holiday Luncheon at El Zaribah Shriners Temple
HGRC - Diane Bennett
(Scroll down to page 5 in linked Cliff Notes for description.)
Dec 11, 2019
Xmas Socks Christmas Luncheon
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC
- Steve Flood
Dec 12, 2019
RTVOS sawing RTVOS Volunteer Project for Boys & Girls Clubs of Phoenix
HRSC- Doug Metzger
Dec 14, 2019
Snake Presentation: Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary
HGRC - Dolf Strom - 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
Jan 8, 2020
AZ Falls Arizona Falls
AAC - Kevin Vetter
Jan 14, 2020
Teddy Roosevelt RR Presentation: Teddy Roosevelt Rough Riders
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
Feb 5, 2020
Lake Cruise
Lake Pleasant Cruise Tour
AAC- Steve Flood
Feb 26, 2020
Sanderson Car
Sanderson Village and Museum
AAC- Keith Hughes
Feb 28, 2020
How to sell on
                                                          eBay
Presentation: How to Sell on eBay
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
Mar 4, 2020
Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
HRSC - Mary Barkl
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Mar 18, 2020
Plane
Presentation: The Commemorative Air Force
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Apr 1, 2020
Chicago
Chicago - Arizona Broadway Theatre
AAC - Kevin Vetter
                                 SOLD OUT


CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Mar 19 ABT announcement: "The current run of Chicago has been postponed indefinitely." 
Apr 2, 2020
Active Shooter
Presentation: Active Shooter
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
THIS PRESENTTION WAS CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS STATUS AND MEETING ROOM AVAILABILITY.
May 6, 2020





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Acronyms used to denote sponsorship for each event:

HRSC - Honeywell Retiree Social Club (Covers all parts of Honeywell, including GE, Garrett, Sperry, Bull, AlliedSignal, etc.)
HGRC - Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club (Formerly known as Garrett Retirees' Club)
AAC - Aero Activities Club (Formerly known as Sperry Retiree Club)


Regardless of sponsoring organization(s), all events are open to members of all three retiree clubs.

NOTE: HRSC Sponsored programs and events, where payments are required in advance, will provide refunds any time there is no cost to the Club. We will make every effort to provide refunds when requested; however, for some events funds will have been committed by HRSC and will not be refunded.

Fire Dept
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Hall of Flame Museum
HRSC - Kay Nye

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
September 17, 2020
MIM Bass Musical Instrument Museum
AAC
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

October 3, 2020
SHip
Panama Canal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

November 10, 2020
CAF
                                                        Thumbnail Commemorative Air Force Museum
AAC - Tom Leard
CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
November 12, 2020
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
November 20, 2020

The following events were planned and have detailed descriptions, but were canceled due to the Coronavirus situation. They may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Audubon Center
Rio Solado Audubon Center
AAC - Steve Flood

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Was Apr 11, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

SW Plane
Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Was Apr 15, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Picnic HGRC Spring Picnic at Rencenberger Home in Tempe
HGRC - TBD

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
Was Apr 15, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Picnic HRSC-AAC Spring Picnic at Rio Vista Park, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC - Larry Bowe
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Was Apr 23, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

CAP
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Central Arizona Project Informational Lecture at CAP Office
AAC - Steve Flood
OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL
(As of 20 March)
Was May 13, 2020.
Now FALL 2020


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Upcoming Events Preview

These are events lacking a firm date and/or information. They will be moved up above to the Upcoming Events Index when sufficient information is available to create an entry with details of the event that is linked to from the Upcoming Events Index. Currently, links are to each organization's website, where known.



HGRC Meeting with speaker TBD
HGRC
October 7, 2020
(September meeting canceled.)

Negotiating Retirement

October 20, 2020

Christmas Lunch

December 10, 2020

Shamrock Farms
AAC
Fall 2020

PXG (Parson's Xtreme Golf) Golf Factory Tour
AAC
The last PXG tour included: history of the company, introduction to the product/technology, a talk about the tour staff, viewing of the fitting studio and a walk through the build shop.
Fall 2020

Amazon Fulfilment Center Tours

HRSC
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Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet,
10030 N Metro Pkwy E
(Second Monday of March, second Tuesday of June, second Wednesday of September, second Thursday of December)
All at 11:15 AM
AWAITING PLANS FOR CORONAVIRUS CANCELLATIONS
Contact: Mary Barkl  barklmary@gmail.com

Wed Sep 9, 2020
Thu Dec 10, 2020


Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Old Country Buffet, 9620 N Metro Pkwy W
(Third week of month. First 4 months Tue; second 4 Wed; third 4 Thu.)
All at 11:30 AM
Old Country Buffet currently closed. Self-service buffet setting is high risk for spreading of Covid-19.
Contact: Bob Hetrick  honeybulloldones@gmail.com


Thu Sep 17, 2020
Thu Oct 15, 2020
Thu Nov 19, 2020
Thu Dec 17, 2020
 

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
Golden Corral, 5679 W Northern Ave
(First Tuesday of each month)
All at 11:30 AM
These lunch dates subject to cancellation.
Contact: Alfred Brenneise  alfbrenn2@gmail.com
Tue Sep 1, 2020
Tue Oct 6, 2020
Tue Nov 3, 2020
Tue Dec 1, 2020











See photos and list of attendees (last photo) from the December 13, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See photos from the September 11, 2019 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
List of Attendees.
See photos from the December 11, 2019 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See Archives for photos from earlier lunches back to 2014.
(Second column—"Photo Gallery for Photos not in Bridge")




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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown to give an idea of the extent of club activities. Some have reports and photos.)

See back numbers of The Bridge in Archives for more details of these and older past events.






Phoenix Theatre Presentation

HGRC - Mark Steele

Wednesday March 6, 2019


The Phoenix Theatre was the topic of the March 6 meeting of the Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club of Arizona.


Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Road (Just north of McDowell)


See photos of the meeting at: garrettazretirees.com/events.html



MICHAEL BARNARD (Producing Artistic Director) Phoenix Theatre

Michael Barnard

Phoenix Theatre, formed in 1920, is the oldest arts organization in Arizona. A new building constructed in 1952 placed Phoenix Theatre in the heart of the developing art district which would grow to include Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Library. The organization then embarked on many renovations of the space, culminating in a significant expansion in 2013 led by Michael. This expansion added a glass atrium lobby, additional rehearsal space, and a black box theatre, enhancing the creative vision of the Theatre and expanding programming.

Michael immediately began taking artistic risks when he joined Phoenix Theatre as Producing Artistic Director in 1993. His previous work included serving as Senior Show Director with the Walt Disney Corporation from 1991 to 1999 and as a director for Universal Studios of Osaka, Japan.

With Phoenix Theatre, He reached into the community, offering volunteer services to help charities and nonprofit organizations that could “utilize the arts, to articulate their message”. Under his leadership, Phoenix Theatre saw the world premiers
of new works, such as the musical Unbeatable, and advanced an annual Festival of New American Theatre, now entering its 20th year.  The theatre has earned prestigious new work development grants from the Shubert Foundation, Flynn Foundation, Herberger Foundation, Judith Hardes Foundation.

He was named 2009’s Artist of the Year at the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards, received the National Arts and Letters Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Musical Theatre in 2011, and in 2015, received both the Leadership in Arts Award from th
e YWCA and the Arts Leader Award from the Phoenix Boys Choir.

During his presentation, he gave the following history of the Phoenix Theatre:

Established in 1920 as the ‘Phoenix Players’, Margret Bartlett Heard became the president of the ‘Phoenix Little Theater’ and her coach house was the location in 1923. In continuous operation since its beginning, the now named “Phoenix Theatre" is the 6th oldest continuing operating theatre in the United Sates.

In 1951 Margret Heard left land to the City of Phoenix for a 100 year lease for the theatre. This land is now also the site for the Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Library. During its existence, the Shadegg, Herberger and Goldwater were all connected with, and played major roles in, the theatre’s success.

In 1936, Clare Booth Luce premiered the play ‘The Women’ at the theater. During WWII, The theatre operated as a venue for USO productions. L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950’s rented the theatre and gave his 1st speech on Scientology. Steven Spielberg began his career at the Phoenix Theatre building props. At age 17 in 1964, the Theatre was the site of the first ever showing of a Spielberg film.

In the late 1980s the now named ‘Phoenix Theatre Company’ joined Actors Equity, allowing the Company to produce their own work. Of note: all the shops required to produce presentations are housed in the same building as the three stages seating 380, 210 and 100 respectively.

Since its inception nearly 100 years ago, the Phoenix Theatre has hosted 1030 productions. The Theatre produces 10 or 11 shows yearly. It is now the developer of new works. On April 3 on the main stage, Phoenix Theatre Company will be hosting the world premier of “Sisters in Law”, a play based on Linda Hirshman's book about the relationship between polar opposites and modern-day legends, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Phoenix Theatre Company is located at 1825 N Central Avenue, Phoenix and also hosts an Art Bar and Bistro on the site.

PHX Theatre Mask Icon

Sponsored by the Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club.

PXG Golf Club Factory Tour

AAC - Steve Flood

Friday March 15, 2019

Awaiting report and/or photos

PXG Clubheads


The PXG (Parsons Extreme Golf) tour included: history of the company, introduction to the product/technology, a talk about the tour staff, viewing of the fitting studio and a walk through the build shop.


Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Essilor Eyeglass Lab Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Wednesday March 20, 2019
Awaiting report and/or photos
Essilor

Essilor is the largest manufacturing company of eye wear in the world, with the latest technology. There is a laboratory at Meridian Optical in Phoenix which processes the lenses and coatings. This tour provided information on Essilor and explained the processes that are involved in making lenses. A tour of the lens making lab was included.



Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Guide Dogs of the Desert Presentation

HGRC - Mark Steele

Wednesday April 3, 2019

See photos of the meeting at garrettretireesaz.com/events.html

Our featured speaker was Lori Murphy, a 17-year volunteer with Guide Dogs of the Desert, and she was joined by 3 other volunteers, 3 black Labrador Retrievers and 1 standard poodle. Guide Dogs of the Desert, a 501-c3 organization, custom trains guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired. A yearly calendar is one source of funds.

In addition to training, they also have an in-house breeding program. Dogs are selected for both brains and temperament. Most are Labs but some poodles are used as they are smaller and non-allergenic.

The volunteers at the meeting were all puppy raisers. Puppy raisers must apply to be selected to the program. Puppies are between 8-12 weeks old and 8-12 weeks are required to train each puppy. The puppies must be medically sound and housebroken, and the trainers are responsible for teaching basic obedience, house manners, and socializations at grocery stores, restaurants, public transit etc. Dogs are never fed by hand – only from bowls. The school, located in Palm Springs, CA, owns the dogs throughout training. After puppy training, the dogs go to California for an additional 3-9 months learning how to pull on harnesses, deal with elevation changes, traffic, overhangs, etc. to be fully capable of providing the required guidance for their eventual owner. Some dogs are not suitable for guide work but there are 3-5 partner organizations that will train those dogs for other tasks.

Upon completion of training, the dogs are paired with a visually impaired person based on application data that facilitates matching the person with the dog. Potential new owners undergo 28 days of training with a 40% graduation rate. There is ongoing support after graduation.

There are about 300 active dogs throughout the US and internationally. The current waiting list for dogs is between 50 and 75. 100 puppies are currently being raised and trained. And there are 30 breeder dogs in the program.

Interested in being a puppy raiser? More info at: https://www.guidedogsofthedesert.org/our- programs/canine-program/



Guide
                                                          Dog

Sponsored by the Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club.




"Mamma Mia!" by Arizona Broadway Theatre

AAC - Lydia Gonzales

Thursday April 4, 2019

Awaiting report and/or photos
Mamma Mia



Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.