the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona
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|From the Editor
|Reports & Photos of
|BACK TO HOMEPAGE
|Christmas Dinner Dance
|Tovrea Castle Tour
| Southwest Airlines
Maintenance Hangar Tour
|Jan 26, 2017
|Tovrea Castle Tour
|Day at the Races
|AZ Broadway Theatre
Menopause the Musical
|The Sanderson Village and
6 & 7, 2017
Fulfillment Center (Warehouse) Tour
|Spring Potluck Picnic at
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
|Honeywell Aero Women's Council
|Garrett Retiree Club
with talk "A year in the Grand Canyon" based
on recent book
- Bellaire Country
Club, 17233 N 45th Ave, Glendale
|Tovrea Castle Tours
4 & Nov 10 2017
Community Service Project
- Honeywell-sponsored work
on low-income school.
Nuclear Power Station Tour
- Largest nuclear power station in the
10 & 13, 2018
These dates are full—new dates are now
7 & 14, 2018
Theft Seminar - Notes
Castle Tours - All dates full!
12 & Feb 2, 2018
These dates are full.
Broadway Theatre - Showboat (Payment due
Verde Nuclear Energy Education Center Tour
- Education & live
communication with the power station.
|Spring Potluck Picnic - At McCormick-Stillman
|A Day at the Races - (Tentative)
|Travel with Barbara
Rippstein farther North to Alaska
- By land
and by sea!
Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Old Country Buffet, 9620
N Metro Pkwy W
(Third week of month. First 4
months Tue; second 4 Wed; third 4 Thu.)
Contact: Wayne Sobieski firstname.lastname@example.org
|Nov 16, Dec 21.
IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill &
Supreme Buffet, 10030
N Metro Pkwy E
(Third week of March (Mon), June
(Tue), September (Wed), December (Thu))
Contact: Mary Barkl email@example.com
Honey-Bunch-Lunchers (Found again!)
Golden Corral, 5679
W Northern Ave
(First Tuesdays of the month)
Contact: Alfred Brenneise firstname.lastname@example.org
|Nov 7, Dec 5
the years this club has enjoyed great
friendship and leadership. However, in the
past several months of my active
participation, there seems to be little
interest in serving the club as an
officer, director, or other capacity.
Please search your conscience to see if
you’re willing to help. We are in need of
a new President and in dire need of
someone to help maintain the membership
database, a secretary to record Board
decisions, directors to help with those
decisions, an editor for The Bridge, and
more. We have asked in the past without
much result. That surprises me. With all
the talent and good folks in this group of
some 500, it seems that someone would
volunteer their talent and want to help
serve our club membership.
The problem I foresee is that we could
fall into the same sort of malaise that
the Yavapai Club experienced 6 years ago
(2011). Without fresh leadership coming to
the fore, they had to disband. I can’t
envision the Club, without leaders,
growing and continuing to contribute to
our membership and communities.
We members have been the beneficiaries of
good leadership in the past. We have
started and grown a significant
scholarship program for member families.
We sponsor very successful field and
social events. We take trips and cruises
together. We have a good relationship with
Honeywell (They contribute almost 50% to
our Scholarship Foundation and support our
community volunteer efforts). We help our
own through the Fix-It Guys program. All
takes is leadership which starts with your
Board of Directors.
We aren’t asking for a lifetime
commitment, just that some persons take a
turn on the Board. So, how about it? This
Club NEEDS help to continue our good work.
Unless we find a capable President, a
Secretary, membership Chair, and some
Directors, there will be no one to lead
the club when my term expires on June 1,
2018. Let’s not follow in the footsteps of
the Yavapai club. Let’s get going. Contact
me if you
think you or someone you know can help.
A final note: We all owe a huge “Thank
you!” to Joyce Colella from our sister
Sperry club for putting this newsletter
together for us each month. She doesn’t
have to, but is doing it because she
cares. That says a lot for Joyce and the
Thank you, Joyce.
Best to all,
Retiree Social Club (HRSC) is a social
organization in Arizona for Honeywell
International, Inc. retirees. This
organization will be open without
regard to prior class of employment,
race, creed, sex or geographical
HRSC will provide activities, programs
(such as Fix-It Guys and Scholarship
Program) and projects of interest to
retirees and spouses. It will
facilitate effective communications
between members, other Honeywell
retiree clubs and Honeywell
International, Inc. It will provide
opportunities to renew acquaintances
and promote fellowship among retirees,
and will assist retirees in
maintaining and enhancing the image of
Honeywell International, Inc., in the
eyes of the public.
From the Editor
A variety of
information for members can be found on the HRSC
just click the menu buttons at the left of most
pages. For example: HONEYWELL HISTORY provides
the history of Honeywell (now from multiple
sources), ARCHIVES offers back editions of the
, minutes of board
meetings, Treasurer's reports and Webmaster's
reports, and EVENT SCHEDULE has the latest
information on upcoming events. The PHOENIX AREA
ATTRACTIONS page has been updated and now has
many new attractions—have a look, you might find
something that interests you.
Do you have
a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us
the updated information. Do
you have any questions or comments?
Address them to the editor at the email
or street address below.
The HRSC email address for general topics
and the Bridge editor's email address for Bridge
content is Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org
The club street address is:
Honeywell Retiree Social Club
1860 W Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704
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 Honeywell
Retiree Social Club of Arizona.
the Honeywell & Sperry Retiree Clubs
help Honeywell retirees or
surviving spouses with fix-it
jobs around the house that you
are not able to accomplish.
This will hopefully keep the
job from being a budget buster
us at the appropriate number
below and leave a clear message
giving job information, your
name, telephone number and
nearest cross streets.
*Warren Koepsel is the Temporary
Coordinator - 480-502-0852
probably help and will get back to you
as quickly as practicable.
furnish the labor at no cost to you; you
furnish the cost of the parts.
a list of volunteer Fix-It Guys from the
East and North Valley.
| Mike Briske
| Bob Davenport
| Mike Griffin
Are You a Fix-It
The Fix-It Guys are looking for a person who will
take over the coordinator position for this
much-called-upon group of
volunteers. If you’re interested, please
contact Warren Koepsel at 480-502-0852 to get all
the particulars. It will be well worth your time
in not only helping some of your former co-workers
or their spouses, but also in keeping the Fix-It
Guys services available for future calls.
Honeywell Retiree Clubs
Mayers, Sophomore Scholarship winner at the
University of Arizona.
Currently, I am starting out my sophomore year as
a pre-business student. I plan on applying for
professional admission into the business school
Eller next semester with a major in either
Marketing or Business Management. Upon arriving at
the University of Arizona in August 2015 I knew I
wanted to get involved. I immediately interviewed
for a spot on the Ad Cats team, a student run
marketing agency. I was elated to be selected and
quickly got to work marketing, both print and
digital media, for the on campus charity Campus
Pantry. Campus Pantry is a student run food
donation center that has a weekly “grocery store”
like setup allowing underprivileged students to
shop for free. I attended the weekly distributions
regularly in order to continually update various
outlets such as social media pages, power points
advertising to donors, and print campaigns to
spread the word about Campus Pantry. In May 2017
Ad Cats won the Eller most outstanding small club
of the year! In addition, during the spring of
last year I decided to rush the professional
business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. I really
enjoyed working on my professional skills
including, interviewing, resumes, and case
competitions throughout the 10-week pledging
process. This semester I am a member of the Delta
Sigma Pi marketing committee. Also, I have an on
campus job working as a student resident hall desk
assistant. This semester I am striving to
maintain/improve upon my 3.67 GPA from freshman
year. I am so grateful for the financial help the
Honeywell Retiree Club’s have provided me with.
Thank you for the support.
OPENS DECEMBER 1.
The Scholarship Program is
jointly sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree
Social Club, and the Garrett Retirees' Social
Clubs of Arizona. The source of the funds for
these scholarships is shared between the
participating Retiree Clubs, Honeywell
International (HON), and our generous members.
Our goal is to identify eligible undergraduate
and graduate college students, who are
descendants of a participating Honeywell Retiree
Club of Arizona member, and award them money to
help reduce their costs for a college education.
Our awards generally range from $1000 to $1200
per recipient per year, based on the funds that
are available. To date, we have awarded almost
$50 thousand dollars, to 46 students attending
Arizona State, University of Arizona, and
Northern Arizona University.
Who is eligible for the
Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship?
The student must be a legal
descendant of an active or deceased
member of either the Honeywell
Retiree Social Club or Garrett
Retirees' Social Club of AZ.
The student should have
attained a 3.0 or better Grade Point
The student must be
entering the second semester
freshman year, a sophomore, a
junior, OR a senior, or in a
graduate course of study.
Enrolled freshman may apply during
the second freshman semester for
their sophomore year, providing they
attain a 3.0 GPA or greater in their
Second semester GPA will
also be considered for the award.
Students may be enrolled in
any field of study, although
preference may be given to a student
who is enrolled in a technical
field, in the event two or more
applicants qualify for the same
Candidates must re-apply
Look for more information on the
HRSC Website at www.hrsc.com.
Don't forget: Individual contributions may
be made to the Scholarship Foundation
through the 501(c)(3) charitable
contributions option. Scholarship
Members Effective September 2017
Watch for more information, about each of our
Scholarship recipients, in future editions of
your Club Newsletter. Scholarship applications,
for next year, open on December 1st. We will
provide more information about the application
process starting next month. In the meantime,
information is available on our website at
on the Scholarship tab, (found on the left
side of the page).
Our Foundation Board
Members are also happy to help.
You can call or email your
Scholarship Board Member at:
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Menopause the Musical
February 22, 2017
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club
Sanderson Village and Museum
Sponsored by the
Sperry Retiree Club
Free Tour of
the ORPHEUM THEATRE
March 6 & 7, 2017
March 5-12, 2017
Fulfillment Center (Warehouse) Tour
March 10, 2017
|30 members enjoyed a very
enlightening tour of the Amazon "PHX6"
Fulfillment Center, whose area is equivalent
to 28 football fields… We started with a video
overview of the process from product delivery
at the fulfillment center to shipment, and
then had opportunities to observe the various
stages of the process at close quarters, with
commentary over headsets to overcome the quite
high noise levels. Many thanks to Ed Taschner
for organizing this; he came down to make sure
all was well at the start of the tour, even
though he was not on it.
March 23, 2017
Honeywell Aero Women’s Council April 4 Panel
Valley Chapter of Honeywell Aero Women’s Council
(AWC) invited five former Aerospace professional
women to participate in a panel discussion attended
by current Honeywell employees regarding our
experiences during our careers at Honeywell. (Kaye
Eibeck, Linda Darnell, Sandy Thruston, Pam Kalish,
and Jan Greisiger).
Topics discussed were designed to highlight personal
experiences and enlighten current employees
regarding the history of women’s employment in
Aerospace. The employees that attended the
event were very appreciative of our participation
and that we had helped paved the way for them
through our determination and dedication to our
AWC and the Women in Honeywell Engineering Network
(WHEN) expressed interest in continuing to include
retirees in their future events and activities.
Dave Elston’s April 5 Talk on his
“A Year in the Grand
Elston, a third-generation Garrett employee and Grand
Canyon hiker extraordinaire, gave a talk at the
Garrett April 5 meeting
based on his latest book, “A Year in the Grand
Canyon,” published by Vishnu Temple Press. This documents his over 400 days spent
in the Canyon. He provided summary highlights of his
trips by chapter as follows:
- First Steps –
found a dead body on very first hike.
- Thunder River
– hyperthermia is no fun.
Trail and Horseshoe Mesa – know when to bail out.
- Day Hike to
prove a point – after surgery, Dave had to find
out if he could still hike.
- Rim to Rim –
information on ‘how to’ – South Rim water comes
from the North Rim – water delivery system was the
largest Park Service contract ever.
Plateau – unique – only access is North Rim –
Anasazi abandoned location ~ 1150.
- Favorite East
Rim hikes – Soap Creek, Spencer Trail, South
- Clear Creek,
Chevaya Falls & Human Remains – Arizona’s
largest waterfall flows only seasonally – trail
from Phantom Ranch – area used extensively by
- Fun on the
river – commercial or private trips.
- Helpful tips
and lessons learned – footwear, socks, pants,
- What I have
learned – Shoshone Point is the best viewpoint on
the South Rim.
thoughts – Dave noted that about 19 people die
each year at the Grand Canyon.
Anyone planning canyon hiking should refer to
Nov 4 &
Back, with Honeywell and RTVOS
to Improve a Low-Income School.
Sponsored by the
Sperry Retiree Club
Identity Theft Seminar
you know identity theft is the TOP
CONSUMER COMPLAINT reported to the Federal
Commission? And, what’s worse, it has held
that number one position for the last
theft isn’t just related to credit cards.
Actually, identify thieves also use the
identities they’ve stolen to
secure loans, bank accounts, driver’s
licenses, obtain medical services, gain
employment, set-up telephone
service and much more.
the SRC board has scheduled a free
Identify Theft seminar on Tuesday, January
9, 2018, from
1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Quail Room at the
Foothills Library. Seating will be limited
to 60 persons, so we’ll
need your RSVP by Tuesday, January 2,
Tuesday, January 11,
Quail Room, Foothills
Library - 19055 N. 57th Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85308
RSVP to Kaye Eibeck (480)
948-9910 or email@example.com
no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018 to reserve
Sponsored by the Sperry
Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
Jan 10 & 31, 2018
Feb 7 & 14, 2018
above dates are full—new dates
open for reservation are:
This is a unique opportunity to get up
close to a nuclear reactor. However, this tour requires
a lot of walking across a very large 4,000-acre campus
so you must be physically fit. Palo Verde is located 45
miles west of Phoenix off the I10 and is the largest
nuclear power plant in the United States, serving about
four million people.
The Palo Verde Generating Station is located in the
Arizona desert, and is the only large nuclear power
plant in the world that is not located near a large body
of water. The power plant evaporates the water from the
treated sewage from several nearby cities and towns to
provide the cooling of the steam that it produces.
Each tour is limited to 20 people and starts on site at
9am. It starts with an overview briefing before a
walking tour. Lunch will be provided followed by a
question and answer session to finish between 1.30pm and
2.00pm. Considering the remote location we might want to
organize ride share. I will limit the tickets to 2 per
member but can add additional dates if demand is there.
If you are unable to go check out the Energy Education
Center Trip on another page.
If interested send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
will need your Name, number of tickets (1 or 2), club
affiliation, phone number and zip code (to help ride
share). Please indicate if you are willing to take
Sponsored by the Sperry
Tovrea Castle Tours
Jan 12 & Feb 2, 2018
Tickets are $15 per
Tours are approximately 2 hours and
include the historic Castle's main floor and
basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens
surrounding the Castle. Most of the tour is
outside riding a tram so dress warm.
The tour starts at 10 am and the grounds
are cool. The tour is wheel chair accessible
but no electric scooters are allowed. There
are seats inside the building to rest so it is
not a strenuous tour.
Guests are greeted by Tovrea Carraro
Society volunteers at the Visitor Center and
taken through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a
tram with a docent. The tour winds through
the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer
buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle.
The club would like to thank Tamera
Zivic, Tovrea Carraro Society President for
working with me (Keith Hughes) and allowing
special group tours to fit our schedule.
Sponsored by the Sperry
Arizona Broadway Theatre
|77th Avenue &
(Includes dinner, iced tea, coffee or hot tea,
show, tax and gratuity.)
|$65.00 per person
All checks due January 14,
Please make checks
payable to Sperry Retirees Club and mail
Lydia Gonzales 7028 West
Taro Lane, Glendale, AZ 85308
run high on the mighty Mississippi as the
paddle-steamer Cotton Blossom sets sail.
With its powerful story of love, loyalty,
and freedom, Show Boat is a thrilling musical spectacle
that features some of the most memorable
songs of the era, like “Ol’ Man River”
and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (of Mine).”
Its message of acceptance and inclusion
resonates vibrantly even today.
Palo Verde Energy Education Center Tour
Feb TBD, 2018
tour is mainly for the members unable to go on the
actual Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station tour but still
wanting to learn about the facility.
The Palo Verde Energy Education Center (EEC) opened in
2011. The main purpose for this facility is to serve as
an emergency base of operations in the event of a crisis
at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS),
which is conveniently located 22 miles away. During
times, the center is used as a technical and education
facility. Information from the PVNGS is displayed via
live data streams and monitored closely by employees at
the facility. They are able to communicate instantly
with the individuals at the plant and other officials
around the world if any issue arises at the nuclear
plant. At the center you will see digital maps of
Palo Verde, Sample fuel rods, reactor models, emergency
procedures, different reactor designs, power
distribution and the use of treated water.
The center is easy to get to in Buckeye. No date has
been set as I am looking to see interest. Normal days
are Tuesday and Thursday and the limit is 100 people. If
you are interested in going in February
and ask to be put on the list.
Sponsored by the Sperry
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Railroad Park, as for 2017.
Details to be added nearer the
of 2017 picnic.
2018 Day at the
10, 2018 (Tentative)
Paradise Park - 1501 West Bell Rd
at 11:00 AM at the Turf Club
Parking: Use the Turf Club Entrance on
Parking, Admission, How to Wager Guide, Senior
Buffet Lunch, coffee/Tea, Dessert - Tax, and
Gratuity & Winner Circle Photo The retiree
clubs will have a race named after them.
Date: April 3rd
checks payable to: Sperry Retiree Club -
Polak at 5338 W Barbara Ave, Glendale,
email@example.com or 623-937-5316
breast of turkey
HRSC Email: Hotline@hrcaz.org
Honeywell Retiree Benefits: 1-877-258-3699 - honeywell.com/retiree
The Bridge - Published
monthly except for June, July, and August.
HRSC annual dues: $5.00
(multiple-year memberships recommended)
and events, where payments are required in advance,
will provide refunds anytime there is no cost to the
Club. We will make every effort to provide refunds
when requested; however, for some events funds have
been committed by the HRSC and will not be refunded.