Volume 28, Number 7
March, 2012



Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for additional information.
Where: Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue at Mountain View, Glendale, AZ 85302 (1/2 mile north of Olive).
Time: 10:00 AM untill 2 PM with lunch 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 baked ham, 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.

      Jim and Judy Edmond, Barbara Rippstein                     Don Roeber, Shirley and Wally Klovstad


Coordinator Yolanda Brown, 623-972-3970, ymbrown@yahoo.com, for information / reservations.
Pick Ups: 9:00 AM at Bell Recreation Center, 16820 N. 99th Avenue
9:30 AM at Quick Trip, 2750 W. Thunderbird Rd. – Parking in the rear.
Time: 9:00 AM, with 4 hours at the Casino, leaving around 3:00 PM

NOTICE: The TRIP IS FULL. If you have signed up and cannot go, please notify Yolanda so that she can accommodate people on the waiting list.


HRC sponsored two very successful events in February. Harry Heller chaired “A Day at the Races” at Turf Paradise, which was well attended. The buffet luncheon was delicious. Thank You Harry, for chairing this fun event.

A Computer Fraud and I.D. Theft Seminar was held on February 21 and chaired by Nadine Arney and presented by the Phoenix Police Dept. Most I.D. thefts are related to supporting drug use, gambling and excessive spending. Thank You Nadine for a great seminar.

Check the Calendar of Events for March. We have five events that offer a variety of activities. Don’t forget the Annual Meeting April 26. Tim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace will give us an interesting update on the “State of the Company.” See you there.

Shirley Krieger



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.”

Pictures from 2011 Annual Meeting



Sixty two people signed up for the Day at the Races. A few were not able to make it, but those who did enjoyed a great buffet meal and had fun trying to pick winning horses.

                                                                                           Shirley Krieger enjoys a hearty lunch

Don Roeber shows off his early winnings

Evelyn Miranda and Bob … 

Felix Colella, Harry Heller, Maria Costa, Victor Fragnito, Louella Rose Witte, John Kopala, Shirley Peeples, Mini Gonshak

Winners Circle Picture                                                                 Pictures by John Kopala


A Computer Fraud and I.D. Theft Seminar was presented on February 21 by the Detective Weigler of the Phoenix Police Department. Most I.D. thefts are related to supporting drug use, gambling and excessive spending. In 2011 Phoenix had 6019 cases of identity theft reported and announced that 50% of the crimes are not reported. Phoenix is number one in the nation for I.D. Theft, which includes credit card, mail and auto thefts, which are all related. Using a debit card is very risky because it is associated directly with your checking and savings accounts. It is much safer to use a credit card, which is passed through a credit agency and can be reversed if used fraudulently. We were also warned against using a debit card at gas stations. Apparently, criminals are breaking the seals at the gas pumps and inserting a device that will record one’s debit card number, as well as one’s password. They can then pick up the data on a nearby computer and immediately gain access to your bank account. It is much safer to use a credit card. Check at the gas pumps to be sure the seal on the pump has not been broken. Another tip is to not leave your registration and insurance card in your glove compartment. The law does not require you to have them in your glove compartment, but you must be able to produce it when asked. The police officer said he keeps both documents in his billfold.

He also warned about a device can be purchased on the Internet for approximately $100.00 that will read the RFID microchip embedded in newer credit cards that you may have in your purse or a billfold on your person. Check out a website listed below that demonstrates how easy it is to get your card number, to include the security code on the back. HRC is not endorsing the company’s website that is demonstrating this threat, or the envelopes they are advertising. But it is a wake-up call to see how easy your credit cards can be compromised, if they contain the RFID Chip. They can get your credit card information and put it on a blank card or even a hotel keycard with a magnetic stripe. Few companies check when you swipe your card. Police also advised WalMart has a policy not to check cards.

Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLAFhTjsQHw&sns=em
Write up provided by Shirley Krieger

Detective Weigler                        Attendees waiting for the presentation

Interaction with participants after the presentation                            Nadine Arney, Tom Turner, Shirley Krieger

Shirley Peeples ...                                  Detective Weigler           Pictures by John Kopala



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.