Volume 28, Number 9
May, 2012



Come Ye, come Ye, to the Honeywell Retirees' OKTOBERFEST!  Interesting games for winning prizes! Special music by our Concertinas!  You don't want to miss out on the Brats, Burgers and Beer (bring your own beer, that is, and not in glass bottles).  Famous chefs will be on hand to give you a delectable lunch.  


Where? Rio Vista Park, 8866 Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 & 9.
When?: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Lunch served around 11:30 AM
Cost? Only $8.00 per person! Bring a guest!  Also, there is Split-the-Pot with tickets going for $1.00 each or six for $5.00.  Go home rich!!!
Payment? Send your check, made out to TREASURER, HRC, to Pat Golic, 30238 N. 49th Pl., Cave Creek, AZ  85331-5989. Checks must be received by October 17.
Questions? Call Pat Golic at 480-563-1978, dgolic@cox.net or Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237,  jedmond6@cox.net

Pictures from 2011 Oktoberfest by John Kopala


First I would like to thank Shirley Kreiger for her efforts as HRC president for the last two years. She was invaluable in helping the HRC offer quality programs for our members. She will be with us as the past president for another year. I would also like to thank the exiting board members and officers Harry Heller, Don Peeples, Tom Turner, Jim Scarlett and Jane Bilyeu. This team has made the past year very rewarding for our members.

Welcome aboard to our new board members and officers, Judy Edmond, Kaye Eibeck, Patricia Golic, Dave Kresl, Dawn Orgill, treasurer Francis Cartwright, and vice president Ibis Valles.

The annual meeting was a great success. Tim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace, gave us an update on “The State of Honeywell”. Everyone enjoyed the informative presentation. Tim also shared an update on the Boeing 787 program and Honeywell’s accomplishments on the Aircraft. Thank You, Tim Mahoney.

This is the last issue of the Bridge until September. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. I would like to make a pitch to please consider getting the Bridge in electronic format. This will ensure that you get the publication as early as possible and do not incur any mail delays.

We have a lot of fun activities planned for this next year which we hope everyone will enjoy. The first activity is the Oktoberfest scheduled for October 24th. We are doing the Christmas dinner separate from Sperry although they are invited to attend. We have chosen the Elks Lodge as the event location. They have offered us the best value and fullest package for the cost. This looks to be a great event.

Thank you for your support and have a great summer.




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.


New Bridge on the River Kwai (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



Sixty four people attended the Honeywell Retiree Club annual breakfast meeting at the Ironworks at Bellaire Golf Club and enjoyed an excellent breakfast. Our guest speaker was Tim Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Aerospace, who gave an enlightening presentation highlighting Honeywell’s financial growth from 2010 through 2011, innovative solutions provided by Honeywell Aerospace in enhanced safety products for aircraft, air traffic management modernization, and airborne connectivity, which provide areas of significant growth and profitability for Honeywell.

The enhanced safety products assist pilots and increase safety while they taxi the aircraft and assist in properly positioning the aircraft for landing. Air traffic modernization systems is a large market covering all phases from flight planning until the aircraft returns to the gate at the completion of its flight. Airborne connectivity is growing rapidly and is using satellite communications systems.

The recent visit of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Phoenix was highlighted. Honeywell provides twelve on board systems on the extremely fuel efficient aircraft, including flight control electronics, flight management systems, and crew information systems.

Honeywell is also a good neighbor with Honeywell Hometown Solutions and their local rebuilding together program which supports the building of facilities for disabled veterans, Hacienda Healthcare, local partnerships with the Arizona Science Center and Challenger Space Center, and several other endeavors.

The meeting included the announcement of the election results and the introduction of the officers and directors. The officers and board of directors are shown below.

Honeywell Retiree Club Officers

Victor Fragnito  

Vice President
Ibis Valles

Mary Barkl

Francis Cartwright

Past President

Shirley Krieger

Honeywell Retiree Club Board of Directors

Patricia Golic

Dawn Orgill

Nadine Arney

Dave Kresl

Judy Edmond

Kaye Eibeck

Dave Kresl      Bill Klaus     Tom Weise      Irene Scarlett       Ron Thomas    Jane Magras

Esther Cavataio Dawn Orgill Evelyn Miranda, Bea Sleigher Francis Cartwright, Don Peeples, Dan ... Shirley Peeples

Tim Mahoney                  Breakfast Buffet               Pictures courtesy of Alan Robinson



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.