Volume 31
May, 2014


Newsletter of the Honeywell Retirees of Arizona

The Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs sponsor these events

Upcoming 2014 - 2015 SCHEDULED Events

Tim Mahoney,
President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace

Sponsored by Garrett

May 7

Alaska Cruise

August 9

Amazon Fulfillment Center

September TBD

Oktoberfest Picnic
     Mark Your Calendars!

October 23

Honeywell Christmas Party
Save the date!

December 11

Musical Instrument Museum

January TBD

Day at the Races

February 17

Spring Potluck Picnic

March TBD

Tovar Castle with
Stockyards Luncheon


President's Perspective

We had 58 fabulous members and guests attend our combined Spring Picnic/Annual Meeting. This year we had the most food ever and every bit of it was delicious. Thank You all for making this a success. The prizes were an added bonus which everyone seemed to enjoy. Special Thanks to Pat and Judy along with Pat’s husband Darrell. They set up and coordinated the whole event.

The new board takes over on May 1st. Please support them in all of our activities. The bylaws changes were passed and these changes will allow the club to be more responsive to member needs, and opens up some criteria for becoming a member of HRC.

We are in the planning stages for next year’s activities. We think that we are going to have the best possible and most interesting things for all of us to do together. However, the board realizes that we might miss a golden opportunity that only you can think of. So please offer any suggestion on programs as well as any other aspect of club operations to any board member. Any suggestions will be considered by the board and the board will get back to you with the outcome of our discussions.

Shirley and Barbara are coordinating our Christmas party. We have changed locations to Sun City and kept the price the same as last year.

A special thanks to Shirley Krieger for her long service on the board. She has been invaluable to all of our members and another thank you to Barbara Rippstein for her efforts on the cruises and volunteering to assist any board member with their programs.

As this is my last opportunity to address all of you, I want to thank everyone for their support and patience with me. My two years as president have been very fulfilling and rewarding. I will continue on as the past president next year and then ride off into the sunset.


Officers - Directors and Staff

President - Mary Barkl


Editor - Gracie Aquino


Past President - Victor Fragnito



Open Position

Vice President -  Wally Estfan


Director - Ibis Valles


Treasurer - Francis Cartwright


Director - Bala Visvanahan


Secretary - Ed Taschner


Director - Judy Edmond


Webmaster - Russ Henzel


Director - Kevin Harris


Scholarships - Dawn Orgill

602 -881-7772

Director - Patricia Golic


Membership - Darrel Golic




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 – May 21, Jun. 18, Jul. 16, Aug. 20, Sep. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 
Old Country Buffet, Metro Pkwy, 11:30 am

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

Please Note: The Bylaw modification passed unanimously and can be found on the website
http://hrcaz.org/PermPages/ByLaws.html under the subtitle “Bylaws.”

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.

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.

Mike Briske

Gene Kupka

Lee Rippstein

Bob Davenport

Clint Langford

Wally Secosky

Bob Farney

Stu Mitnik

Dan Schott

Joel Giard

Chuck Moffet

Matt Schuetz

Jim King

Charlie Paine

Paul Simison

Nick Hughes

Ken Probert

Ed Skutecki

Honeywell/Garrett Retirees’ Scholarship Program

Honeywell Scholarship

The applications are in and the award decisions have been made. Four applicants have been selected to receive $1000 scholarships, as the finalist in the 2014 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee is in the process of notifying the students, checks will be mailed to the schools in May, and the funds deposited into each successful student’s school account. The Honeywell/Garrett Retiree’s Clubs and Honeywell Aerospace are proud to sponsor this effort to reward our children/grandchildren for their good studies and focus for the future. Look for more information about each of the 2014 Scholarship Program finalist in upcoming issues of The Bridge.

Don’t forget, each year, the Honeywell/Garrett Retiree’s Club, and Honeywell Aerospace, provides the opportunity for students to apply for one of several $1000 scholarships. These scholarships are open to students enrolled in any of the three State Universities, who have an active family member in the Honeywell (HRC), or Garrett (GRC), Retiree’s Club. Look for the details for applying for next year’s awards in the September issue of The Bridge.

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

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.

If you have any questions please call Ed (602) 300-6262

Alaska Cruise - Golden Princess

August 9, 2014 – Saturday
Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein 623-566-1572
Seven days - Inside Passage with Glacier Bay

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


On August 9 we will begin our Alaska cruise. The average temperatures range from a high of 64 to a low of 47 in Alaska. Seattle temperatures are higher, from 76 to 57. Some cities get rain often so it’s suggested that you bring a rain jacket or umbrella.

Port order and/or content may vary, please check specific sailing date for details. Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice. For more information please review the Passage Contract.

There is still time for you to join us and cabins are available. Princess has been offering sales, discounts, and add-ons for this cruise. For the latest and best pricing, we suggest that you contact our travel agent: Dan Bachmann, Ford's World travel, (623) 975-1800.






Seattle, Washington
Saturday, August 9


4:00 PM


At Sea Sunday,
August 10


Juneau, Alaska
Monday, August 11

11:00 AM

10:00 PM


Skagway, Alaska
Tuesday, August 12

6:00 AM

8:15 PM


Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising)

6:00 AM

3:00 PM


Ketchikan, Alaska
Thursday, August 14

7:00 AM

12:30 PM


Victoria, British Columbia Friday, August 15

7:00 PM

11:59 PM


Seattle, Washington
Saturday, August 16




Thursday, December 11, 2014
9860 Lindgren Ave, Sun City 85373

623 974 5888


Cost: $35.00 per person, HRC members and guests
Single persons are always welcome!
Cocktails and friendship renewal at 6:00 PM


Buffet dinner served at 7:00 PM
Fruit Tray with Assorted Fruit
Garden Salad with choice of Dressing
Breast of Chicken with Marsala Sauce
Carving Station Featuring Prime-Rib of Beef with Rosemary
Au Jus & Creamy Horseradish Sauce
Penne Alfredo Served with Au Gratin Potatoes
String Beans and Brown Sugar Carrots
Warm Rolls & Butter


Tuxedo Bomb
Freshly Brewed Coffee – Iced Tea – Iced Water

Dinner Served          7:00PM
Dancing to music by the “Breeze”     7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cash Bar All Evening                        6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Send checks made out to: Treasurer, HRC and send it to:
Barbara Rippstein, 9826 W. Escuda Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382, 623-566-1572
PLEASE NOTE: All reservations are due and payable by Tuesday, Dec. 2nd

Coordinators: Barbara Rippstein (rippy60@yahoo.com)
and Shirley Krieger (cksk120tb@cox.net)

Day at the Races
Feb 17, 2015 – Tuesday at 11:00 AM

Where: Turf Paradise, 1501 West Bell Road
Free Parking: Use the Turf Club Entrance on 19th Ave.
Cost: $24 per person


Package includes:

Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior Buffet Lunch, Coffee/Tea,
Dessert, Tax, Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo. The retiree clubs will have a race named after them.


Victor Fragnito, 602-908-0740 e008821@cox.net

Cutoff Date:

Feb 4, 2015


Arrive at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club


Make your check payable to: Treasurer, HRC
Mail to: Vic Fragnito, 6922 W. Garfield St. Phoenix, AZ 85043-2368

The 2015 Senior Buffet Lunch


Mixed salad greens
Italian and ranch dressings
Tossed Caesar salad
Paradise pasta salad
House made Cole slaw
Fresh fruit salad
Country potato salad


Roast breast of turkey
Cranberry sauce
Brisket of beef
Horseradish sauce
Assorted breads, muffins, rolls


Apple cobbler
Assorted pies
Assorted cookies and brownies
Coffee and tea

Spring Potluck Picnic
March 2015 - TBD at 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


Where: Rio Vista Park - Ramada's 8 and 9
8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria
Time: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm wit lunch served around 11:00
Cost: No charge to HRC members and guests; just bring a dish to share.
Prizes: 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

Honeywell Retiree Club Officers

The Annual Meeting was held, the votes were counted and our current president
Vic Fragnito, introduced the newly elected officers:

Mary Barkl, President                  Wally Estfan, Vice President                   Ed Taschner, Secretary

Francis Cartwright, Treasurer         Vic Fragnito, Past President

Click here to see the entire board.