Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for information and reservations.
Where: The Iron Works at the Bellaire Golf Club, 17233 N. 45th Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Cost: $15.00 per person. Send your check noting Annual Meeting and made out to
Treasurer, HRC,” to Mary Barkl, 228 E. St. John Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85022.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 12
Speaker: Stephanie S. Siete - "Drug trends, Paraphernalia and Concealment"
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon or Sausage, French Toast with Syrup, Mini Muffins, Juice, coffee, and iced or hot tea

Stephanie’s presentation is designed to educate parents, grandparents, and professionals about teen and adult drug use. The most up to date information is shared on local and national trends, what drug use may look like, as well as how to recognize the paraphernalia and concealment of drugs. Effective prevention strategies, such as delaying the onset of alcohol use in the teen years or monitoring medicine, kitchen and garage cabinets in the home are discussed. The theme of the presentation is that drug use is not only an individual problem for the user/addict; it is a problem that effects the entire community. The “bigger picture” of drug use and the impact on the community is identified, with the goal being to decrease use and fatalities (risk) through education and awareness.


This year we have our annual meeting on April 21st at The Iron Works at Bellaire Golf Club from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Our final event for this year will be our Spring Pot Luck scheduled for Sahuaro Ranch Park on April 29th. Please plan to attend both. At the annual meeting you can vote for next year's officers and directors, enjoy a good breakfast and listen to a presentation that may surprise many of you.

I have enjoyed the last several years as a member of the board, VP & President. This last year our board and staff has been very involved in planning and conducting HRC events and activities and I want to thank them for their dedication and hard work. If you have a chance you may want to thank them as well. Included on the HRC board and staff:


Mary Barkl Secretary   Shirley Krieger Activities & Events
Jane Bilyeu Activities & Events   Don Peeples Activities & Events
Al Boeck Membership   Jim Scarlett Scholarships
Russ Henzel Webmaster   Ike Templeton Activities & Events
John Kopala Editor   Tom Turner Treasurer
Dale Wendt Golf Outings      

I want to take some time for my last plea on a few issues we need to work on.

  • Please receive The Bridge via e-mail if at all possible. If you do receive The Bridge on e-mail please tell our membership chair, Al Boeck, to cancel hard copy USPS mail delivery. This would result in a major cost savings for printing and mailing.
  • Volunteer to help with committees or run for the board as your time allows. It's not a lot of work and it's fun to see and work with some of your previous co-workers.
  • Make suggestions on how the HRC can be of service to Honeywell retirees.

Hope to see you at the Annual Meeting and our Spring Pot Luck and future activities as we kick off our new season in the fall.

Harry Heller

One additional sad note: One of our best has left us. Virginia Clagett, one of the Honeywell Retiree Club's major contributors, board member & past President, passed away on April 3, 2010. Virginia was always a very active member of our group and she will be missed very much by all of us on the board, the HRC members and her former Honeywell co-workers. May she rest in peace.



Coordinator: Larry Bowe, 928-759-2367 for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 11:00 untill 2 PM, lunch will be served around 11:30
Cost: Just bring a Dish to share. (No charge to HRC members and guests).
Reservations: Not required. Just show up.

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide hamburgers, chicken burgers, brats, 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.



Pictures from April, 2009, Spring Potluck Luncheon


Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, for information and reservations.
Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
Where: Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark)
Time: 6:40 PM.
Cost: $15.00.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC and mail to Don Peeples, 1352 E Voltaire Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85022.


Coordinator: Al Boeck, 623-566-5808, , for information and reservations.
Where: Arrowhead Country Club, 19888 North 73 rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 623-561-9600.
When: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Fresh fruit and cheese display with crackers at 6:00 PM. Buffet Dinner served at 7:00 PM. DJ and Dancing from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Cash bar all evening.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Reservations: Call Al Boeck for reservations.

Christmas Party Dinner Menu

Herb- Crusted Pacific Coast Salmon with
Lemon Dill Cream Sauce
Breast of Chicken with Champagne Cream Sauce
Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Rosemary Au Jus
served with
Garden Green Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings
3 Specialty Salads
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Rolls and Butter
Holiday Dessert Display
Freshly Brewed Coffee/Iced Tea /Iced Water



Thirty two players participated in the Honeywell Retirees Club spring golf outing at Sun City Country Club. The weather was beautiful, the course challenging, and everyone had a wonderful time. The following players won prizes:

Closest on # 4 [$15] Tincombe   Longest putt # 18 [$15] Hank Neuheisel
Closest on # 7 [$15] Lutz   Staightest Drive #14 [$15] Blaha
Closest on #11 [$15] Dale Wendt   Low Net Calloway [$15] Don Kline (72)
Closest on #17 [$15] William Boyd   Low Net AGA [$15] Bob Schroeder (67)
Longest putt #9 [$15] Bill Wilde      

1st Team High Net [$15 ea] 312 Mike Briske, Gene Rowley, Merle Ward, blind draw
3rd Team Low Net [$14 ea] 292 Bob Schroeder, Stan Prescott, Lutz, Bill Boyd
2nd Team Low Net [$15 ea] 290 Dale Wendt, Darrell Huschke, George McNeil, John Nance
1st Team Low Net [$25 ea] 280 Roy Kluegel, Mahoney, Halley, Bob Runke

We also distributed 4 certificates for two to play at Sun City Country Club. The winners were:
Hansen, Ambrose, Daly, and Peterson

We distributed $411 in prizes plus the certificates which enabled us to have 28 players or 87.5% participation in the prizes.

I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Dale Wendt


Twenty three people attended the spring training baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the San Diego Padres. It was a perfect afternoon for attending a ball game, not too cold and not too warm. The White Sox scored their first run early in the first inning and the race was on. The Padres came back in the bottom of the first with 2 runs to take the lead. The White Sox then tied it up in the third inning and it was anybody’s ball game until the bottom of the sixth when the Padres scored 2 runs to take a 4 to 2 lead. After that both teams scored a single run in the 8 th inning and the Padres won it by a score of 5 to 3.



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, Dick, Gene, Sam, Perry, Matt, Paul, Ed and Clint.

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.

The above 8 guys and I are getting older.  Getting under that sink or cramped down to get that electrical outlet is a bit more difficult.  We do about sixty (60) jobs in a year and wouldn't you like to help?  Call the above number if you choose to participate in all our GLORY.  Thank you, Clint Langford.


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 Mgr before Honeywell acquisition & Corporate Security Director at Level3 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: Assoc 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: Bowling, skiing, reading, rafting the Colorado.

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): Ibis Valles

Retired from: Honeywell International  
Last Position: Director of Human Resources for Latin America Region
Other work: HR consultant doing research in healthcare
Education: BS from the University of Nebraska

For Director (3 year term): Francis Cartwright

Retired from: Honeywell Air Transport Division  
Last Position: Flight Management Systems Department
Other work: Motorola Government Electronics Division
Interests: Playing the stock market

For Director (1 year term): Dick Axtell

Retired from: Honeywell Space Systems  
Last Position: Business Development Manager
Other work: Motorola Government Electronics Division
Interests: Ham Radio and Model Aircraft

For Director (1 year term): Al Boeck

Retired from: Information Technology Group, Process Solutions (IAC)  
Last Position: Program Manager
Other work: 24 years of which 3 years were in Marketing for Manufacturing Systems and 3 years at Bull
Interests: Lions Organization, Leukemia Foundation of AZ and traveling
Education: BA and MBA from University of Phoenix