Volume 28, Number 8
April, 2012



Coordinator: Jane Bilyeu, 623-492-9369, jbilyeu60@netzero.net, 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 Jane Bilyeu, 4006 W. Mohawk Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308-4790.
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Cut Off Date: April 19
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.

Again this year, our speaker for the Annual Meeting is Tim Mahoney, the president of Honeywell Aerospace. He is an excellent speaker and will give us an update on the “State of the Company.”




It has been a terrific two years being the President of the Honeywell Retiree Club. I would like to thank all of the Officers, Directors, and program chairpersons that help make it such a successful club. In May, you will have a new President, Officers and five new Directors. Victor Fragnito, has several great events planned. Check out the Bridge and plan to attend some or all of them.

In March we had a very successful Cruise to Hawaii. The weather was beautiful, as were the four Islands we stopped and toured. March was great for whale watching. A big thank you to Barbara Rippstein for putting this Cruise together.

The Spring Potluck Luncheon was held on March 28 which was a beautiful spring day. We had no wind, which was very unusual for a March Day at the Park. Food was delicious and a big thank you to Mary Barkl and her helpers for making it a success.

Our annual breakfast meeting on April 26 at Ironworks promises to be another success. You will have the opportunity to hear Tim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace, give us an update on “The State of Honeywell”. He will also tell us about the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Honeywell’s involvement. Jane Bilyeu is chairing this event. Give her a call and make your reservation as the cutoff date is April 19th.

May you have a wonderful summer with good health and much happiness.

Shirley Krieger

NOTE: The HRC board would like to extend our apologies to those who receive the paper copy of THE BRIDGE. Due to mailing problems at Honeywell, delivery has been delayed for several of the recent issues.



You are invited to join the Garrett retirement group in a tour to exotic Thailand for 14 days. The trip leaves on October 19, 2012 and returns on November 1, and includes 24 meals. Cost per person is $3,599 for a double , $3,949 for a single, and $3,569 for a triple.

Optional 5 day Angkor Wat extension is $1,199 or 3 day Hong Kong extension is $499. Down payment is due by May 21, 2012.   Contact Diane Bennett, 480-994-5243 or azbennett3@cox.net, 8308 E. Edgemont Ave., Scottsdale, 85257 for information or reservations.


Reclining Budda (Picture by John Kopala)
  • Reclining Buddha
  • Jim Thompson House
  • Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Bridge over the River Kwai
  • Doi Tung development project
  • Maesa Elephant camp
  • Khantoke dinner and show
  • Golden Triangle
  • Hall of Opium
  • Grand Palace
  • Klong Tour
  • Death Railway
  • Hill Tribes
  • Alms giving

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS:                                                                                 

  • Angkor Wat
  • Hong Kong



We had a great turnout with 57 people going on the day trip to Fort McDowell casino. Everyone said they had a good time and would like to do it again. We had 15 people who drew lucky numbers on the bus and received 5 dollars each. We had one big winner; Joe White, who won $1000.00 playing video poker. Yolanda won $327.00 playing the slot machine called "Sex in the City".



The cruise was wonderful. Embarkation was smooth and fast, as was disembarkation. Although the first few days the sea was a little rough, none of our group said that they were suffering from it. The Sapphire Princess had recently been through an overhaul in dry dock. Parts of the ship were improved and spruced up. As usual, the entertainment and food was above most other cruise lines.

We only had a bit of rain while in Hilo. The weather on the rest of the trip was great. The only negative was that several of our group caught a virus and spent a lot of time coughing, but, it didn’t stop us from enjoying all that cruising had to offer.

There were hula dance lessons and ukulele lessons. And, if you were not interested in these events, you could go to the casino or play bingo. There were scavenger hunts, ping pong, basketball shoot-outs, Wii bowling on a super big screen and movies under the stars. And for the crafters you could make a ribbon lei, macrame yourself a turtle key chain, string your own orchid lei and many other activities during creativity@sea days.

Our group consisted of Nadine Arney and Bernadette Osborn, Tina Miranda and Bob Bender, Dave and Pam Brandenburger, Shirley and Charles Krieger, Russ and Paula Newman, Carolyn Valenta and Jeri Reynolds, and Lee and Barbara Rippstein

I didn’t have time to start the book I brought with me. Oh well, there will always be another cruise.

Submitted by Barbara Rippstein


Shirley and Charles Krieger
Russ & Paula Newman, Dave brandenburger, Bernadette Osborn
Shirley Krieger, Pam Brandenburger, Lee Rippstein

Shirley and Charles Krieger

Bernadete Osborn & Nadine Arney

Bernadette Osborn

Barbara & Lee Rippstein, Charles & Shirley Krieger, Nadine Arney,
Tina Miranda, Bob Bender

Russ & Paula Newman


It was a perfect day and just under 50 people turned out for the Spring Pot Luck Luncheon. Everybody attending had a good time and a good meal. The door prize, a ham, was won by Arnie Keeler and Harry Heller won the 50-50 drawing.

                         Shirley Peeples and Nancy Roeber                                                                 Su Moreau, Giang and Huong Dang, Van

             Wally Klovstad, Don and Nancy Roeber, Shirley Klovstad                              Don and Nancy Roeber, Don and Shirley Peeples, Bea Sleigher

                                                             Esther,              Beatrice Sleigher                                                  Thanh               Bach Truong               Kunyon


It was a beautiful day in Peoria as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Seattle Mariners by a score of 8 to 5.

Shirley Peeples, Karen and Al Boeck and their friend, Fred Bauer and friend



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.



For President:

Victor Fragnito  
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.

For Vice President:

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: Education: BS from the University of Nebraska

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:

Francis Cartwright  
Retired from: Honeywell Air Transport Division
Last position: Flight Management Systems Department
Other work: Sperry Navy Systems
Interests: Playing the stock market
Education: BA - Math and Computer Science, UCLA; MA - Organizational Management, U of Phoenix

For Director:

Judy Edmond  
Retired from: Satellite Systems
Last position: Executive Assistant to Shirley Krieger
Other work: Executive Secretary at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City.
Interests: Mac Computer Projects, Nutrition, Learning to Knit.
Education: Masters of Organizational Management, BS in Business Administration, BS in Management.

For Director:

Kaye Eibeck  
Retired from: Honeywell Aerospace
Last position: Aerospace Marketing Communications Trade Shows
Other work: High School Business Classes, Work Wear Corp., Coca Cola, Customer and Product Support.
Interests: Cooking, reading, deep sea fishing, Sperry/Honeywell Bell Road reunion last November, Golf.
Education: BS in secondary education, Certified Trade Show Marketeer, Licensed in Real Estate.

For Director:

Patricia Golic  
Retired from: Honeywell Space Systems, Glendale, AZ.
Last position: Receptionist at Space Systems Division
Other work: Production inspector at multiple Arizona Honeywell Divisions.
Interests: Interior design, traveling, and Family and Grandchildren
Education: Degree in interior design

For Director:

Dave Kresl  
Retired from: Industrial Automation and Control.
Last position: Buyer.
Other work: Material Coordinator in Staging, Design Engineer, Materials Management
Interests: Golf and Umpiring softball.
Education: BSBA Degree from University of Phoenix.

For Director:

Dawn Orgill  
Retired from: Honeywell Air Transport
Last position: Led Honeywell Southwest Region Learning and Development Team.
Other work: Founded Strategic Learning Solutions – Learning and organizational effectiveness solutions.
Interests: Design, development and implementation of business and leadership practices
Education: Advanced Degrees with emphasis on learning and development.


Your ballot came in the printed version of the Bridge, or if you get the Bridge electronically, print out the page containing the ballot.

There are two ways to submit your ballot:

  1. You may mail it. To do this mark your ballot, fold it, put the ballot in an envelope, put a first class stamp on the envelope and mail it to the Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc., 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85028-2704. Such ballots must be received in the mail by April 19th in order to be counted.
  2. You may bring your ballot to the annual meeting on April 26th and turn it in there. There will be a limited number of extra ballots at the annual meeting in case you have not voted by the time of that meeting.