Volume 31, Number 2;
February, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Upcoming 2014 SCHEDULED Events

Butterfly Wonderland

Sponsored by SRC

March 4

Fort McDowell Casino

Complimentary one night stay
Sponsored by SRC

March 18

Cardinal’s Stadium Tour

Sponsored by SRC

March 25

Spring Potluck Picnic
Annual Meeting

April 10

Cerreta’s Chocolate Tour

Sponsored by SRC

April 15

Tim Mahoney,
President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace

Sponsored by Garrett

May 7

Alaska Cruise

August 9

President’s Perspective

I hope everyone had the best Holiday Season. We are now into 2014 with another full calendar of activities.Gracie Aquino has graciously accepted the position of The Bridge editor. She is eager to start and is under the training of Joyce Colella. This is an exciting timefor all of us at HRC with another long term as The Bridge editor and taking over. Let’s offer her our support.

Dawn Orgil is taking over the Scholarship program from Ed Taschner. Ed has reengineered the program along with his Garrett counterparts and we have successfully awarded scholarships for last year. Dawn will see it forward and get the maximum amount of scholarship to eligible applicants.

We have the Day at the Races coming up on Tuesday, February 11. This is a fun event which everyone seems to enjoy. Please forward your reservation to me so I can get you reserved by February 3.

We also have the trip to view the Butterflies; the Spring Potluck picnic will be held at Rio Vista Park this year and combined with the Annual Meeting. This will be April 10th and as President I will give an overview of the year. We will have election of new Officers and Retirees should bring their ballots. There will also be a few ballots available.

I urge everyone to participate in all of the club activities that you can. We are all working to bring everyone the best possible activities for the lowest cost we can get. The promise of larger attendance helps to lower the cost and raise the enjoyment of the activity for all of us.

I urge everyone to participate in all of the club activities that you can. We are all working to bring everyone the best possible activities for the lowest cost we can get. The promise of larger attendancehelps to lower the cost and raise the enjoyment of the activity for all of us.

My yearly pitch is to take The Bridge electronically rather than on paper. You will receive it faster, cut our costs and ensure we get out all of the information that is of importance to you.

Again, I want to thank everyone for their support of our Club activities and the helpful suggestions you make.

Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Victor Fragnito


Editor - Gracie Aquino


Past President - Shirley Krieger



Open Position

Vice President - Ibis Valles


Kaye Eibeck


Treasurer - Francis Cartwright


Bala Visvanahan


Secretary - Mary Barkl


Judy Edmond


Webmaster - Russ Henzel


Kevin Harris


Scholarships - Ed Taschner


Patricia Golic


Membership - Mary Barkl


Ed Taschner


Cruises – Barbara Rippstein



HRC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - http://www.honeywell.com/sites/retiree/
The Bridge - Published monthly except for June, July, and August.
HRC Annual dues: $5.00 (multiple year memberships recommended)

The Honey-Bunch-Luncher’s – First Tuesday, Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch – Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15,May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20,
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

Honeywell Ole Timer’s Luncheons - 2014 - 11:15 am March 10, June 10, Sept. 10, Dec 11
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Pkwy East

Letters to the Editor

If there is something that you would like to see in the newsletter, write a letter to the editor! We will publish it, subject to space availability and the approval of the Board. Please address any comments or questions to the editor at the HRC address. Any comments or claims made within the publication are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily express the views of Honeywell Inc. or the Directors, Officers, Staff or members of the Arizona Honeywell Retiree Club (HRC).

HRC sponsored programs and events where payments are required in advance, refunds will be provided anytime there is no cost to our Club. We will make every effort to provide refunds when requested, however in some cases funds have been committed by the HRC and will not be refunded.

Who and what is a Fix It Guy?

We know you’ve read the short paragraph about the Fix-it Guys, their names and contact telephone number, but do you know who and/or what a Fix-it Guy is?

He could be your next door neighbor and was a former co-worker. He is a person who volunteers his time to assist those members who, for some reason, cannot or is not able to perform a minor repair around their home. His services can range from checking out a computer that’s not operating properly, an electrical problem, replacing the pipe under your kitchen sink or most anything a handyman would do. All of these services are provided free of charge to our Sperry/Honeywell retirees. Not one of the fix-it guys receives any type of compensation for his services, only mileage reimbursement to help pay for the use of his vehicle. He repairs – not builds – and reduces budget-busting costs.

So, if you think you’d like to join this ‘elite’ team of former co-workers, contact Clint Langford at 602-765-4466 to sign up. We know the experience you receive from assisting those who are not able to perform those minor repairs will give you a wonderful feeling of self-fulfillment.

Fix it Guys

Sponsored by the Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs

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. 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.

Bob Farney

Gene Kupka

Clint Langford

Lee Rippstein

Dan Schott

Matt Schuetz

Wally Secosky

Paul Simison

Ed Skutecki

Honeywell/Garrett Retirees’ Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Our Kids

The scholarship season is in full swing! As most of you know, the Honeywell Retirees’ Club (HRC) and the Garret Retirees’ Club (GRC), along with Honeywell Aerospace, sponsor $1,000 scholarships to students in the three State universities each year. It’s the season to make sure your families know about this opportunity. Eligible candidates will have completed their freshman year with a 3.0 GPA or better and be enrolled for the next scholastic year (2014 - 2015). Candidates must also be related to a currently active or deceased member of one of the two clubs.

Students may apply during their freshman year after first semester for their sophomore year. Students who achieve advanced placement during their senior year in high school can apply for a waiver and earn an award for their freshman year.


  • Must be enrolling as a full-time; Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student.
  • Course of study should be technically oriented (STEM students receive preference), but all applications will be considered.
  • Must have achieved a minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • Must have a family descendent to an active or deceased member of the Honeywell Retirees’ Club of Arizona (HRC) or the Garrett Retirees’ Club of Arizona (GRC).

Applications must be in by March 7, the Friday before Spring Break. Awards should be made before the beginning of the 2014 fall semester. The best method to begin the process is to contact your school’s Financial Aid Office and request information on the Honeywell Retirees’ Scholarship Program:

Arizona State University ASU

Scholarship Office - Tempe campus
Student Services Building, 2nd floor
(855) 278-5080
Type in the key word ‘Honeywell’

University of Arizona U of A

The University of Arizona Foundation
1111 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0109
(520) 621-9048

Northern Arizona University NAU

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
Gammage, Building 1
600 S Knoles Drive, PO Box 4108
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(855) 628-6333

Your Club contacts for this opportunity are for HRC, Dawn Orgill (602) 881-7772
For GRC, Frank Holman (602) 695-2565

Nathan TurnerMeet Nathan Turner, Scholarship winner from Arizona State University for the 2013-2014 Academic Years.

Nathan is the son of Honeywell Retiree Tom Turner. Nathan is also husband to Becca, and father of two year old Wesley, (one of Tom's 7 grandsons). A senior at ASU, majoring in Electrical Engineering, Nathan will complete his second Bachelor's degree in May. Nathan has already completed a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Management Technology, graduating with honors from ASU, and has worked for Mesa pilot development as a Flight Instructor accumulating over 1500 hours of flight time and a position with American Eagle Airlines flying ERJ135, 140, and 145. Nathan's students enjoy a very high success rate in passing the pilot's tests on their 1st try -which says a lot about what a great job Nathan does in the classroom.

Nathan met Becca at Pinnacle High School, here in Phoenix. After High School graduation, Becca attended the University of Arizona earning a Science degree, while Nathan attended Arizona State University for his first degree. Both graduated and live here in Phoenix. When not in school, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, Becca and Wesley, and they are all looking forward to the arrival of a baby girl sometime in mid-March.

In addition to school, working, and a busy home life, Nathan is preparing for a new job with Honeywell. Last summer, Nathan completed an Internship, and after graduation in May, Nathan will accept an Engineering position with Honeywell. We are all very proud of Nathan and wish him well in the years to come.

Butterfly Wonderland

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:00 AM

9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline for making Reservation is Monday, February 17

You can make check in the amount of $17.22 per person payable to SPERRY RETIREE CLUB. You can either mail it to: Kaye Eibeck, 7521 E via Estrella Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85258-1121. Or you can just bring it with you on March 4th to the museum. If you have any questions, please contact Kaye at 480-948-9910 or email her at kwithane@cox.net.

We’re accepting names of members and guests who would like to join us at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for a wonderful and tranquil visit to the Butterfly Wonderland. Entrance fee for seniors (62+) is $15.95 + tax. If we have 50 or more members and guests participate, the cost will be $14.95 + tax. The facility is handicap accessible, so wheelchairs are not a problem. Our group will have a personal guide who will take us through the experience to answer questions and provide valued insight into the world of butterflies.

Also, for those of you who would be interested, we will schedule a luncheon at Talking Stick Casino & Resort following the butterfly tour. Their buffet lunch is $13.95 + tax. So if you’re also interested in joining us for lunch and some socializing be sure to let us know when you book your reservation.

The Butterfly Museum’s physical address is 9500 East Via De Ventura, Scottsdale (Loop 101 & Via De Ventura exit). Transportation is on your own. Talking Stick is just one-half mile south of the museum.

So if you are interested, contact Kaye Eibeck at 480-948-9910 or email her at kwithane@cox.net and we’ll add your name to the list and keep you up to date on our planning.

Remember… If you are planning on going, it is suggested you wear a bright color shirt/blouse.

We know from personal experience, the butterflies LOVE the color orange!

Fort McDowell Casino

March 18 - Tuesday *


Pick up time will be 9:00 AM at the Bell Rec Center; 16820 N 99th Ave Sun City

We have 20 rooms available

Call or email Yolanda Brown to reserve your spot 623-972-3970 YMBrown@Yahoo.com

University of Phoenix Stadium Tour

Home of the Arizona Cardinals and Fiesta Bowl

Sponsored by SRC


University of Phoenix Stadium


Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Joe Gonzales, 623-561-1174, 7028 W. Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308.

Please make checks payable to Sperry Retiree’s Club


11:00 am


$7.00 each

Go behind the scenes in this breathtaking new facility as University of Phoenix Stadium has set the standard for multi-purpose sports and entertainment complexes and features the only rollout field and retractable roof stadium in North America.

Tour will include details of the stadium construction, technical talking points on the roof and field, visitor’s locker room suites and the main concourse will be covered in your tour. Tour will last approximately 75 minutes and will leave from Gate #2. The tour utilizes ramps and elevators (no stairs) and is 100% wheel chair accessible.

 Spring Potluck Picnic/Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 10, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
No Reservations required

“Split the Pot Tickets $1.00
Or Seven for $5.00”
50/25/25 Split the Pot

Reminder: This year’s Annual Meeting will be held right after the Picnic!


Rio Vista Park - Ramadas 8 and 9

Rio Vista Community Park - 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ

Time: 10:00 am until 2 pm with lunch served around 11:00

Just bring a Dish to share. (No charge to HRC members and guests)


There will be prizes and Split the Pot!

Your Honeywell Retirees Club will provide baked ham, rolls, coffee, tea and water, as well as plates, utensils, condiments, etc. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share; such as a hot casserole, baked beans, salad or dessert of your choice. Get out your favorite recipes and prepare your specialty to share with others. We will have a beer permit. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like. Please no glass containers. (Park rules)

Coordinator: Pat Golic - 480-563-1978 - dgolic@cox.net - Judy Edmond at 623-972-5237 - jedmond6@cox.net

Cerreta Chocolates

Location: Cerreta Candy Co. - Glendale, AZ
Tuesday, April 15th at 10:00am
Dawn Orgil 602-881-7772 or E-mail dgorgill@msn.com
Come join us for lots of fun!

The cost of the tour and making your 3 pieces of chocolate is only $5. Sponsored by SRC; please make the check out to:
Sperry Retiree’s Club and send to Dawn Orgill at 515 East Carefree No 355, Phoenix, AZ 85085 and indicate it is for the Chocolate tour.

“Attention CLUB Members”

Wednesday, May 7 at 2pm

Sponsored by Garrett

Tim Mahoney, President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace will be presenting his talk on the health of Honeywell’s Aerospace segment Wednesday, May 7. Tim not only presents up-to-date business, project, and competition status, but provides very interesting insights to engineering/technology initiatives throughout Aerospace, including engines, avionics, power systems, etc. His presentations are always riveting and interesting. All Arizona retirees are invited. Here are the details:

Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

This meeting is FREE to all attending. The room holds up to 600 people, so there is plenty of room for all of us. There will be a snack bar, (which is supported by donations) … cookies, water, coffee, & soft drinks. If you decide to come, we suggest you arrive early and meet some folks from other clubs. “This most certainly should be a great day for all.”

We are looking forward to seeing and meeting members from Honeywell (HRC), Sperry (SRC) and Rim Country.

Ed (602) 300-6262

Alaska Cruise - Golden Princess

August 9, 2014 – Saturday
Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein 623-566-1572

Our cruise starts in Seattle. There are several airlines that fly from Phoenix to Seattle. The cruise leaves port at 4PM, so we must be onboard by 3PM. We usually fly to our departure port a day or two early and do a little sightseeing. Ford Travel can help you find accommodations.

Seattle is a great vacation port. Glide to the top of the Space Needle for panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Puget Sound. Watch the fishmongers play catch with the day’s catch at Pike’s Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the United States. Stop for a break in the first Starbucks which is still operating in the Market. Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Museum of Flight are also in Seattle.

The downtown area is quite walkable, and there is ample public transportation in the city center and along the waterfront. Shopping, dining and attractions are all found close by.

Seven DAYS - Inside Passage with Glacier Bay
Seattle | Juneau | Skagway | Glacier Bay National Park, (Scenic Cruising) | Ketchikan | Victoria | Seattle

Best Available inside Category ID $1,099.00 per person
Best Outside obstructed view Cat. OW $1,399.00 per person
Outside Stateroom category OC $1,929.00 per person
Balcony category BD $2,099.00 per person
Balcony category BB $2,159.00 per person
Best available Mini-suite MD Category $2,349.00 per person

PLEASE ADD: $190.00 Government fees and taxes to all cruise fares listed above. As always, all prices quoted are subject to change until booked and deposited. Princess also reserves the right to assess a fuel surcharge if the price of oil continues to rise.

Please contact our travel agent: Dan Bachmann, Ford's World travel, (623) 975-1800


Below is a proposed change by the HRC Board of Directors to the Club's ByLaws. The complete set of ByLaws can be viewed at the HRC's website www.hrcaz.org. In March Active Members will receive a copy of these proposed changes and a ballot to vote on them either by e-mail or by hard copy. You will be asked to return your ballot to HRC, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027-2704. It is important that you vote on them in March.

2014 Honeywell Retirees Club Bylaw Amendments


Amendments to delete are lined out; amendment changes are in italics

HRC will endeavor to provide and facilitate effective communications and cordial relations between retirees members, other Honeywell retiree clubs and Honeywell International Inc.

Section 1. Membership Eligibility
Membership eligibility is automatic to anyone (who has retired from Honeywell International Inc. Membership is also available to retirees from other companies:) who is, or was employed by Honeywell International Inc., or retirees from other companies that have or have had an ownership relationship with Honeywell International, or from any other Honeywell International Inc. locations who is eligible to receive benefits from Honeywell International Inc. and has reached the age of 50.

    a.that have or have had an ownership relationship with Honeywell International Inc in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

    b.whose employees had a significant working relationship with Honeywell International Inc., and reside in the state of Arizona. These retirees must petition the Board of Directors for membership. They will be called Special Members.


Section 2 Membership classes

    Active Members (Special Members are not eligible for the Honeywell Retiree Club scholarship program).

    Special members- Are those Active Members who joined HRC by petitions. (see III,1.b. above)

    Non-Active members- Are those retirees that are eligible for membership but choose not be become members.

ARTICLE IV Club Meetings

Section 3. Meeting announcement


Section 4. Quorum
Six Seven members
At a regular Board Meeting and in the absence of sufficient officers and directors to constitute a quorum, a vote on matters brought up at the meeting that require a quorum may be submitted to Officers and Directors via e-mail by the President asking for a vote.


Section 2. Powers and duties

    B. or inability to act of as the President,

    C. Secretary ...In the absence of the President and Vice President, the Secretary shall preside at the meeting of the Board of Directors.

    D. Treasurer ...The Treasurer will maintain the non-profit status of the Club with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

    E. Directors Clubs Club’s

    F. Officers and Directors who miss four or more meetings out of six required meetings during the year may be temporarily replaced by an active member of the Club when appointed by the Board of Directors.



Section 2 Selection Procedure
…Candidates can not cannot run for more than one office per election.


Section 2 Adoption
THE BRIDGE and voting will be by mail ballot.