Volume 27, Number 8
April, 2011


Honeywell Retiree Club Survey

We need your feedback! In previous years we used a survey that was passed out at the Annual Meeting. The results of that survey were useful but may not have been representative of the views of all members. This year we are initiating a survey distributed to the entire membership. It is designed to help us decide what activities or events you are likely to attend. Please participate. The HRC Board needs your feedback on the type of activities that interest our club membership.

Fill out the survey at http://hrcaz.org/Survey.

Tim Mahoney, President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace, to speak to Honeywell Retirees on the State of the Company.


Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, 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 Don Peeples, 1352 E. Voltaire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85022-4907.
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 18, 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.



        Pictures from 2010 Annual Meeting


Our annual meeting is April 28 at the Bellaire Golf Club Iron Works from 9:00 to 11:00 am. This will be our final event for this year. We will start events again in September 2011. At the annual meeting you can vote for next year’s officers and directors, enjoy a good breakfast and hear a presentation by Tim Mahoney, President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace.

I have enjoyed the last several years as a member of the Board and this year as your President. Your Board and Staff have been very involved in planning HRC events and sharing many events with the Sperry Retiree Club. I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication. If you have a chance at the annual meeting you may want to thank them also. HRC Board and staff include:

Harry Heller: Past President
Don Peeples: Vice President
Mary Barkl: Secretar
Tom Turner: Treasurer
John Kopala: Bridge Editor
Jim Scarlett: Scholarships
Barbara Rippstein: Cruises 2012
Dale Wendt: Golf Tournaments
Jane Bilyeu Dick Axtell, Francis Cartwright, and Ibis Valles: Activities and Events

We have a few very important issues to focus on in the fall and we need your help:

1. Please respond to the HRC Retiree Survey that is included in this issue of The Bridge. This survey will help your Board plan the fall events that are important to the majority of the membership. To have a successful retiree club, we need retiree participation. You can either send in the survey form from THE BRIDGE or complete the survey on line at http://hrcaz.org/survey

2. Volunteer to help committees as your time allows. It is not much work and it is fun to work with some of your previous co-workers. Think about running for the Board in 2012. We need your help.

Hope to see you at the Annual Meeting and future activities in the fall.

Remember, happiness comes through doors you didn’t even know you left open. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Shirley Krieger



Coordinator: Ibis Valles , 480-558-4718, for reservations.
Where Four Peaks Brewing Company, 1340 E. 8th Street, Tempe
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: TBD, but probably $20.00 per person including tour, 2 beers for tasting, and a light meal.
Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC and mail to Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc., 1860 Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.

In 2009, the brewery was growing rapidly and had a yearly production capacity of 20,000 barrels of beer (that's 40,000 kegs). They had a 20 bbl., 3-vessel brewhouse with nineteen 40-barrel fermenters, one 60-barrel fermenter, and three 80-barrel fermenters for producing all of their distribution and in-house beers. They have won several awards in 2009 for Best Local Brewery, Best Pub with Grub and a silver medal in the Great American Beer Festival for the Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale


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

Sign up today for this fabulous roundtrip cruise from the West Coast to the Hawaiian Islands.  You’ll visit all four of the major Hawaiian Islands on this 14-day voyage.  Enjoy fabulous cuisine, exciting entertainment and attentive service.

You’ll truly enjoy the beautiful SAPPHIRE PRINCESS!  It offers Big Ship choices with a distinctive Small Ship feeling. 

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


Judy Nance, R.N., Retired

Being socially isolated may be just as dangerous as obesity or smoking.This was among the findings of researchers who reviewed 148 studies that compared participants’ frequency of social interaction with their health over an average of 7.5 years. Strong relationships with family, friends and coworkers increased likelihood of survival by 50%. To live longer:

  • Host a weekly event at home.
  • Join a club.
  • Do volunteer work.

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.



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.



About 55 people attended the Pot Luck Luncheon at Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale. There was plenty of food and good fellowship. There was a drawing for some door prizes followed by a 50/50 drawing which was won by Arnie Keeler.



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.