Jan 2019

Plus event updates
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Newsletter of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona

NOTE: This online version is a reformatted sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members, with updates to event information since the Bridge was distributed.

For example, it does not contain names of recent retirees, new members, or members who have passed away, nor does it contain the list of member email addresses which is sent out from time to time.

There will typically be a delay of a week or so before a new month's version is posted here—if you want to get the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a member and request the full-color PDF version, the eBridge, which is sent by email and can be received wherever you may be, unlike the paper version. Note that Honeywell outsources the distribution of the black-and-white paper Bridge. It is typically delivered about two weeks after the PDF eBridge is delivered by email, so apart from news being a little old, members receiving only the paper copy may miss out on first come, first served signup for upcoming events.




Regular Sections
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President's Perspective

From the Editor

Fix-It Guys

Scholarships

Reports & Photos of Past Events  (Index)


Upcoming Events  (Index)


Recurring Lunches for sub groups:
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers



President's Perspective


Mary Barkl

Welcome back for the New Year! I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for an awesome New Year. I hope that your families are safe and got what they wanted for Christmas and are excited about 2019.

The first page of the Bridge is key. It will tell you what is happening throughout the year so pay special attention for what is available. We are looking to the membership to tell us what you, the membership, want to see in the newsletter. We will be doing a short survey to get your thoughts and input. It will be coming out soon and will include those members who are getting the Bridge electronically, and will follow shortly after to the USPS recipients.

As a reminder, if your membership is due the end of this fiscal year 2018-2019, April, please mail your checks early and make it easier for our bookkeepers. We recommend you include multiple years for dues. Also note, there seems to be some confusion about paying your dues. If there are NO Changes, like your address, phone number or E-mail, just send in a check. There is no need to complete the Membership Application included in every Bridge.

We are still in need of more board members. The openings are for a secretary and an additional director or two. Please call me, Mary Barkl at 480-580-5585 if you are interested. Remember we only meet September through May to organize and host events.



Regards, Mary




MISSION STATEMENT

Honeywell 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 residence.

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 website hrcaz.org; just click the menu buttons at the left of most pages. For example: HONEYWELL HISTORY provides the history of Honeywell from multiple sources, ARCHIVES offers back editions of the online Bridge, minutes of board meetings, Treasurer's reports and Webmaster's reports, and EVENT SCHEDULE has the latest information on upcoming HRSC events. The PHOENIX AREA ATTRACTIONS page lists a wide variety of attractions around the Valley: selected parks & preserves, selected sports venues & teams, performing arts, cultural history, museums, art galleries, and, of course "miscellaneous"! Have a look—you might find something that interests you. The USEFUL LINKS page includes senior discounts, (as well as how to get two free admissions to the Desert Botanical Garden, Arcosanti, the Heard Museum, The Arizona Science Center, etc.), and resources to help with medical insurance problems.

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, address changes, etc., is
Hotline@hrcaz.org and the Bridge editor's email address for Bridge content, (not address changes, etc.), 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.






Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

Sponsored by the Honeywell, Garrett & Sperry Retiree Clubs
We help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house.  This program is designed to keep the job from being a budget buster for you.Handyman

Call our coordinator, Warren Koepsel, at 480-510-9304 to schedule a trip to your home. If you reach voice mail, leave a clear message giving job information, your name, telephone number and nearest cross streets. We will get back with you to schedule a visit.

                         __________________________________________
Help Wanted
Are You Handy?               
Your clubs really need your help!                      


Since the passing of Clint Langford, our group of North Valley handymen has experienced a significant decline, so we're hiring!!!

You don't have to be a contractor-level kind of handyman—just generally handy around the house. Some of you may have special skills (Computer/Plumbing/Electrical/Drywall?) that can significantly help our members in need. Why not try it? Call Warren, (480-510-9304). We would love to talk with you!



The table below lists our current Fix-It Guys Team.

Thanks guys—for all that you do.

East Valley
Bob Davenport Frank Holman Warren Koepsel Stu Mitnik
Ken Probert
Charlie Paine


North Valley
Bob Farney
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott










Scholarships for College

Honeywell Retiree Clubs

Scholarship Foundation


THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS DISTRIBUTED AWARDS

FOR THIS YEAR

 

Once again the popularity of the scholarship program has increased this year.  A total of 12 applicants have received awards ranging from $1,100 to $1,200.  Thank you to the Garrett and Honeywell Retiree clubs as well as Honeywell International for their generous donations.  The majority of the yearly total available funds come from contributions by individual members of the Garrett and Honeywell Retiree clubs.  All of you who gave are making a difference in the lives of these deserving recipients.

 

Cost of a college education has been increasing yearly and our number of valid applicants has increased from 1 at program start to 12 for this year.  So far, we have been able to award each of the qualified applicants with at least $1,000.  Continued awards of this modest amount for each applicant will likely be impossible unless we can increase contributions.  Please review your charitable contributions and seriously consider adding this Scholarship Program to your list of worthy causes.  The Scholarship Program is qualified as a 501(c)(3), so donations should be tax deductible (check with your tax advisor).  Please remember, students receiving these benefits are all family members of retired Honeywell and Garrett employees.  By giving to this program, you will be directly helping the friends and family members of people you worked with for years.

This Month's Featured Scholarship Recipients




Nicholas Mayers
- Attending U of A


Grandson of Bob Spillman - Honeywell Retiree Social Club



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I chose to attend the University of Arizona because of my interest in business. The Eller College of Management’s great reputation and 11th ranking among public business schools in the nation persuaded me. This past semester I was officially accepted into Eller as a management major. I am excited to begin taking major specific classes in the fall and eager to enhance my skills and hone in on my business interests. I decided on business management because I enjoy working with others and holding leadership positions.

This past year I served as the head of PR for the student run marketing agency AdCats. As the head of PR I managed our social media presence and participated in various leadership activities. My favorite event every year with AdCats is Eller Make a Difference Day. Various clubs and organizations come together to support the Tucson community. This year we spent the afternoon painting classrooms at a local elementary school, I look forward to helping again this fall.

Additionally, I am a member of the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. In August we travelled to New Orleans for our national conference. The week consisted of leadership activities, educational seminars, and award ceremonies. We were recognized as the number one chapter in the nation!

On campus I am a resident hall desk assistant. Holding a job during the school year has definitely taught me how to balance academics with extracurricular activities. This past year I took a business communications class that was frustrating at first but ultimately very rewarding as it helped me learn how to communicate more effectively.

Looking towards the future I see myself working for a few years out of college and hopefully pursuing a MBA.

Thank you to the Honeywell Retiree Club for their continued financial support.





Alayna Roberts - Attending U of A


Granddaughter of Paul Bielert


Alayna_Roberts My name is Alayna Roberts. I am studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis in transportation at the University of Arizona. In the 2018-2019 school year I will be a senior and President of the Women in Engineering club, where we encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM. With that club I create STEM nights with our local Girl Scouts and organize ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’ days at local middle schools.

I am also the Marketing Director of UA’s American Society of Civil Engineers so in the Fall I will be conducting a civil career fair with about 40 companies, in addition to learning more about my career field through the club. I am an Engineering Ambassador for the University of Arizona, promoting my major and making sure that I can answer any questions about the engineering program.

When I graduate I want to use my degree to design safer, more efficient roads. My goal is to allow drivers to spend less time in traffic and more time in the places where it counts.

I am extremely thankful to the Honeywell Retiree Club’s financial support for helping me get one step closer to that goal.





Watch for more information about each of our Scholarship recipients in future editions of The Bridge.


If you would like to donate, you can send your check to either:

Gwen Scheetz, Doug Metzger
Scholarship Foundation Secretary / Treasurer
5640 E Everett Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
HRSC Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704


If you have questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at www.hrcaz.org.  Click on the Scholarship tab, (found on the left side of the page). 

 


Find application and award information in the Scholarships section of our website.

Our Foundation Board Members are also happy to help. You can call or email your Scholarship Board Member at:

Jim Redmond, Chair
Email: jpr.redmond@gmail.com
Phone: 623 362 2421

Bob Davenport, ASU Representative
Email: wrd63@cox.net
Phone: 480 560 6273

Dawn Orgill, NAU Representative
Email: dawn3@centurylink.net
Phone: 602 881 7772
Gwen Scheetz, Secretary and Treasurer
Email: scheetzgwen@cox.net
Phone: 602 616 9889

Frank Holman, U of A Representative
Email: frankholman@cox.net
Phone: 602 695 2565

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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)
See The Bridge in Archives for more details of these and older events.)

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RTVOS Painter RTVOS Community Service Project - Reprise!
    - Completion of work on low-income school.

Jan 8, 2018
Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
  - Largest nuclear power station in the USA!

Jan 10, 2018
Credit Card Identity Theft Seminar - Top consumer concern raised to FTC Jan 11, 2018
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tours
Jan 12 2018
Feb 2, 2018

Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
  - Largest nuclear power station in the USA!
  - Both February tours canceled by PV due to budget constraints.
Jan 31, 2018

Feb  7 & 14, 2018
canceled by PV.
ABT AZ Broadway Theatre  - Showboat Feb 8, 2018
Racing Car
Penske Racing Museum Tour  - Near Loop 101 & Scottsdale Rd.
Mar 15, 2018
Picnic
Honeywell-Garrett Spring Potluck Picnic 
  - Open to all Honeywell retirees, including Sperry.
  - At McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.
Mar 21, 2018
Racehorses A Day at the Races - At Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Rd. Apr 10, 2018
Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Energy Education Center Tour
  - In Buckeye.
  - Education & live communication with the power station.
Apr 18, 2018
SW Plane SouthWest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
  - At Sky Harbor Airport - repeated again by popular demand.
Apr 19, 2018
Cruise Ship Cruise - Farther in Alaska - By land and by sea!
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein
Aug 5, 2018
Tim Mahoney Talk from Tim Mahoney - President of Honeywell Aerospace
GRC - Mark Steele
Oct 3, 2018
Oktoberfest Oktoberfest
HRSC - Mary Barkl
Oct 17, 2018
University Midwestern University Veterinary Medicine Open House
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 27, 2018
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 9, 2018
Hospice Hospice and Palliative Care
GRC - Mark Steele
Nov 7, 2018
RTVOS Painter Honeywell-RTVOS Volunteer Opportunity
HRSC - Doug Metzger
Nov 10, 2018
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 29, 2018
Xmas Lunch Christmas Holiday Charity Luncheon
GRC & HRSC - Diane Bennett & Mary Barkl
Dec 11, 2018
Xmas December Christmas Dinner-Dance
AAC - Joyce Calella
Dec 12, 2018
B-17 Commemorative Air Force Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Jan 9, 2019
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Jan 11, 2019

Old Car Sanderson Village and Museum Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Jan 23, 2019





Event Ideas

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Acronyms used to denote sponsorship for each event:

HRSC - Honeywell Retiree Social Club (Covers all parts of Honeywell, including GE, Garrett, Sperry, Bull, AlliedSignal, etc.)
GRC - Garrett Retirees' Club
AAC - Aero Activities Club (Formerly known as Sperry Retiree Club
)

Regardless of sponsoring organization(s), all events are open to members of all three retiree clubs.




Rose AAC - Steve Flood Feb 2, 2019
Southwest Plane Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Feb 6, 2019
Fire Engine
Hall of Flame Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Feb 6, 2019
Amazon Amazon Tour
HRSC - Rick Carter
You can put your name down for future tours.
Feb 6, 2019
TOUR FULL
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tours
AAC - Keith Hughes
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
AAC - Fred Polack
Feb 19, 2019
Theatre Masks
Phoenix Theatre Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Mar 6, 2019
PXG Icon PXG Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 15, 2019
Eyeglassses Essilor Eyeglass Lab Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 20, 2019
Guide Dog
Guide Dogs of the Desert Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Apr 3, 2019
Theatre "Mamma Mia!" by Broadway Theatre Company
AAC - Lydia Gonzales
Apr 4, 2019
Picnic Spring Potluck Picnic

TBD, 2019
VC Engine Verde Canyon Railroad
AAC - Larry Bowe
Oct 26, 2019
Royal Princess Seven-Day Californian Coastal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

Nov 9, 2019




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Honeywell 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  mbarkl@cox.net
Mar 11, Jun 11, Sep 11, Dec 12.
11:15 AM

Bull 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  wayne.sobieski@cox.net
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.
11:30 AM

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
Golden Corral, 5679 W Northern Ave
(First Tuesdays of the month)
Contact: Alfred Brenneise  alfbrenn2@gmail.com
NO LUNCH in January, because of New Year's Day.

Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3.
11:30 AM

See list of attendees and photos from the March 12, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See photos and list of attendees from the December 13, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.




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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)

See back numbers of The Bridge in Archives for more details of these and older past events.



RTVOS Community Service Project - Reprise!

Project Completion, Jan 8, 2018


RTVOS PainterSix HRSC members turned out on January 8 to work a second day on completion of this project at Desert Horizon Elementary School in Maryvale, a Title I school serving low-income students. This was a joint project with Honeywell Aerospace and Rebuilding Together, Valley of the Sun (RTVOS). We made good progress, and a couple of RTVOS people were able to finish off the remaining work later, so the project is now complete—thanks to all the HRSC members who worked on either of the days to make this possible.

RTVOS
                                                          volunteer
                                                          group







Organized by Doug Metzger (doug.metzger@cox.net or 602-319-6637



Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.



Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
Jan 10, 2018

Palo Verde Group

This was a unique opportunity to get up close to a nuclear reactor. 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.

There were 17 brave souls donned hard hats, safety glasses and earplugs to explore Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station.  We were accompanied at all times by two guides and two armed guards carrying machine guns. We entered through two sets of metal detectors and bomb sniffing devices just to get inside. Our hosts had us use palm readers to go through the doors and call ahead to security who tracked our presence.

The size of the plant is difficult to comprehend without visiting. From a vantage point 160 feet above ground we could see the cooling towers, reactor buildings and waste treatment plant. We stood next to a reactor building and walked through a hot and noisy steam turbine and power generation building. The control room is encased in very thick concrete with blast proof doors and a retina scanner to get in so we could only stand outside.

We had lunch with Bob Bement, Exec VP and Chief Nuclear Officer. He presented an overview of the facility and talked about how it operates with other forms of energy generation to meet the energy demands.

Due to PV budget constraints there will be only 2 tours this year but I hope to reschedule the remaining 2 tours in early 2019 as we have to also work around their refueling schedule.

Many thanks to Keith Hughes for arranging this tour.
Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.

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Identity Theft Seminar
Jan 11, 2018
                                   

ID Theft 1We had 17 members and guests attend our identity theft seminar on January 11th.

Cassie & Paul Prinke presented some very interesting facts regarding ways our identity can be stolen, how it affects us and how to protect ourselves.  Did you know that $15.1B was stolen from 13.1 million Americans in 2015, and that from 2014-2015 identity theft complaints increased 47%?

There were surprising facts on different types of government ID theft which comes from tax/wage related fraud, government benefits, drivers’ licenses, etc.  Also, personal information, such as S/S numbers, phone numbers, date of birth, passport information, etc., is available for thieves to buy, sell and trade through the dark web.

One good way to help prevent ID theft is to check your bank statements daily for any strange transactions and use free credit checks available from Equifax, Experian and Transunion.

ID Theft 2

Many thanks to Kaye Eibeck for arranging this seminar.





Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.
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Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 7 & 14, 2018  CANCELED by Palo Verde—budget constraints.
Attempting to schedule replacement tours, possibly in early 2019, for those signed up for the February tours.

See the report of the Palo Verde January 10 tour.

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                                                          OverviewI am sorry to say that the Palo Verde trips on Feb 7th and 14th have been CANCELLED due to limited resources at the station. I am trying to reschedule, but the best I can do is get something next year.

When I went on the first trip I found it very interesting and it gave me bragging rights that I went there, but on reflection, most of the time we looked at the outide of buildings we could not go into and were told what they were for.

It appears the Education Center gives you much ore information and I have arranged a personal tour on April 18th, 2018 at 9:30am. Follow this link for more information on that tour.



Keith Hughes


Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.


Tovrea Castle Tours
Jan 12 & Feb 2, 2018


Tovrea Castle

Awaiting report, or see Feb 2017 report

Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the historic Castle's main floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding the Castle.

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
Aero Activities Club.


Arizona Broadway Theatre
Feb 8, 2018

Showboat

Awaiting report and/or photos, or see description of this event when it was upcoming.


Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.




Penske Racing Museum Tour
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Penske Photo Top

Twenty-five Sperry and Honeywell members and guests toured the Penske Racing Museum on March 15th. From the comments we received everyone enjoyed themselves, especially looking at the many Indy 500 cars Roger Penske’s team used over many years.

Our only disappointment was missing Roger himself that day (he left the Valley on the 14th).  I was told Roger likes to intermingle with his guests, giving tours himself, and answering questions.  Maybe next time.  Oh, and don’t be surprised if you happen to see some of your fellow retirees driving around the valley streets in a NEW Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari or other ultra-expensive automobile – just kidding!


Penske

Kaye Eibeck


Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Honeywell & Garrett Retirees' 2018 Spring Potluck Picnic

(Open to Sperry retiree club too)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Link to Photos taken by our club photographer.

Link to photos at the Garrett Retirees' Club website.

Link to description of event when it was upcoming.


Sponsored by the Garrett & Honeywell Retiree Clubs.



2018 Day at the Races

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day at
                                                          Races

Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Palo Verde Energy Education Center Tour

Apr 18, 2018
Buckeye, AZ
 


26 members toured the facility and listened to a presentation by our host Chuck Emmitt who had 50 years experience in the nuclear industry. We learned that Palo Verde was a base load generator and typically gas fired generators handle peak load. There was a long discussion on U235 and U238 and how it is used for fuel.

Chuck gave a detailed description of the pressurized water reactor design and its advantages over other designs. We also found out that if every piece of uranium in the United States could be used it could power the USA for a million years. One pellet of uranium the size of a pencil eraser is equivalent to 1 ton of coal or 3 barrels of oil.



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PV EC 2

PV EC 3
PV EC 4



Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.





Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour


  Apr 19, 2018

Sky Harbor Airport, AZ


We had 19 club members visit Southwest two days after the engine explosion so guess what we asked about.

A forward fan blade was shed on a Southwest Airlines plane in 2016 causing the engine manufacturer CFM to investigate and finally recommend inspections of older engines within a year.

The aircraft that had a problem was due for a check in June. Looks like the problem was more serious than CFM thought. SW was inspecting 450 engines in 15 days and all 1400 in 30 days so they were being proactive.

Pictures below show the blades removed for ultrasonic inspection. Also shown is a blue jack mechanism that lifts the front landing gear of a 737-700 to drop the tail enough to get inside the hanger door that is too low for the new series jets.


SW 1
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SW 3
SW 4
SW 5
SW 6


Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Travel with Barbara Rippstein
Farther North to Alaska


(This is a description of the trip before it took place; a report and/or photos will be posted here when available.)

Land portion starts August 5, 2018
Sea portion starts August 11, 2018


Alaska Cruise touShiprs are the ultimate Alaska experience—a vacation combining 6 nights exploring Alaska by land and an unforgettable 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Every Alaska Cruise tour includes the state's top two attractions—picturesque Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak, and pristine Glacier Bay National Park. On land, you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges near legendary national parks and our Alaska Cruise tour itinerary includes exclusive Princess Alaska rail service, giving you yet another way to see the wonders of the Great Land! 

Princess has two levels of tours that travel together, the Connoisseur and the Explorer. The two groups travel together on the bus and train. They stay in the same lodges. The Connoisseur tour prices include most of the meals and tours which are not noted below. The Explorer tours are less expensive and guests are free to eat wherever they choose and to purchase the optional tours.

Our tour starts on August 5 in Fairbanks, Alaska “Golden Heart City”.  We check into our hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Mon, Aug 6, both groups take a cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River and have a chance to pan for gold. 

Hotel

Tue, Aug 7 we say goodbye to Fairbanks for a spectacular trip to Denali National Park via scenic motor coach. We will be welcomed at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge for a 2-night retreat.  The afternoon is at leisure for all.

Wed, Aug 8 we explore Denali National Park. The Explorer group will go on the Natural History tour. The Connoisseur group will go on a Tundra Wilderness tour.

Thursday Aug 9—tMountainoday we will travel by motor coach to the south side of the park for two nights at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. This is where you can see Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in the United States. Take in the sensational views with a glass of wine on the expansive deck. 

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Fri. Aug 10 we have a full day to relax and explore. There are optional tours available for both the Explorer and Connoisseur groups.

Sat. Aug 11 after a morning enjoying the vistas, we’ll transfer to the historic town of Talkeetna aboard the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness Rail for the journey to Whittier and our waiting ship.



Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.


Tim Mahoney - President, Honeywell Aerospace
GRC - Mark Steele

Oct 3, 2018

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                                                          MahoneyOur featured speaker was Tim Mahoney, President Honeywell Aerospace. He began with an Employee Provide – a photo and video montage done by Scott Carlton, APU engineer.

In addition to the spinoff of the turbocharger business, Tim announced the spinoff of the Homes Business (RESIDEO) consisting of the entire portfolio for Homes products plus the ADI Global Distribution business.

In 2017, Aerospace booked $14.8B in sales with 22.2% segment margin. Fastest growing area is Electronic Solutions requiring rapid expansion of capacity of precision avionics and navigation. APUs and Engines are both capacity limited by the supplier base and would have produced a 22% cumulative annual growth rate had there been no limitations. The Repair and Overhaul business is nearing $100M annual revenue. Honeywell Aerospace is growing faster than the markets it serves.

Expectations through 2022 anticipates avionics wins 2.7 times those of competitors; APUs 2.1 times; Mechanical Systems 1.6 times and Engines is expecting 100% of proposals will be winners. 16 airlines are removing competitor APS and replacing them with the 131-9. We take the replaced units, disassemble them and sell them as spare parts.

Growth opportunities include:
    ▪    Allegiant Air for power and avionics 

    ▪    LION Airgroup with 617 of their a/c using 
our APUs

    ▪    T900 turboshaft of Blackhawk and Apache ($50B opportunity). Tech proposal 13,500 pages.
Announcement expected Jan '19.

    ▪    T55 (CH47) product support 

    ▪    20 kVA generator for UH-60 

    ▪    F124 for USAF T-X Trainer

Advanced Technology focus includes:
    ▪    Megawatt generator for directed energy weapons
    ▪    Advanced compressors and combustor coatings for next generation combat helos
    ▪    Future small turbofan
    ▪    Improved performance turbine engine for MQ-9 Reaper drone.

Aerospace primary and ongoing focus is labeled the Connected Market and the Connected aircraft. Honeywell provides up to 109 different subsystems on commercial aircraft and through the knowledge of connectivity, strived to eliminate all unscheduled maintenance. The goal is to provide service connectivity of 80% of these systems by 2019.

Encompassing the connected aircraft are a/c data gateways, and both cabin and cockpit SATCOM. In addition Honeywell provides a global data center with secure infrastructure and ground networks linking all aircraft services and cabin tools.


Sponsored by the Garrett Retiree Club.


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Oktoberfest
   HRSC - Mary Barkl
  Oct 17, 2018


The Oktoberfest was a great success and was enjoyed by all, with accordion music, beer, brats, sauerkraut, ice-breaker, split-the-pot, door prizes, and, above all, the chance to renew old acquaintances and make new ones, especially with fellow retirees from different divisions.

There were raves about the brats and the beans; some went back for seconds! We had an ice breaker which it looked like all of the attendees were playing. 5 completed the ice breaker and were put in the door prize drawing which already included everyone that was in attendance.

We had two drawings for the 50/25/25 and each recipient received $27.50. There were 4 $25.00 door prizes that were won, 1 went to one of the ice breaker players and the other 3 went to other attendees.

There were many delicious desserts to savor that were brought by the board members in attendance.

This is a video clip of our accordionist, Leigh DeChaine, pictured above-right.

See photos of the event from our club photographer, Rick Carter.



Many thanks to Mary Barkl for organizing this event; everything was well thought out and ran very smoothly.


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Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club


Veterinary Medicine Open House
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 27, 2018


 

 
Awaiting report and/or photos.

The Bridge

Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.