Mar 2019

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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 one to 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.

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President's Perspective

From the Editor

Fix-It Guys


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

The surveys are in. Thank you for submitting them in a timely fashion. The results are that we received 96 replies out of 422 emails sent. That was a 23% response rate which is quite good for this type of survey. There were many different responses. We have compiled our review of the results and are working on making improvements and/or have implemented some of them.

The survey questions will all be addressed in the April Bridge. We will let you know what has been done to date and what we have planned in the future. The questions are listed here for your reference, the third column are those Board members who will compile and address comments and suggestions.

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Survey Questions

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Q1 THIS INFORMATION was OPTIONAL. Please provide whatever of the following you want to: Zip code Name Email address Phone number Doug Metzger
Q2 What is of most value to you in the Honeywell Retiree Social Club? Rick Carter
Q3 What suggestions do you have for improving the Honeywell Retiree Social Club? Rick Carter
Q4 What outings and events have you enjoyed most and what new (different) ones would you like to see? Brock Brockway
Q5 Do you like sharing or participating in events with the Aero Activities Club (Sperry) and the Garrett Retirees' Club? Please note any pros and cons, and any suggestions. Brock Brockway
Q6 How often do you read the paper Bridge, the PDF eBridge, and the online website subset Bridge that contains the EVENT SCHEDULE page? Kay Nye
Q7 What suggestions do you have for improving the paper Bridge, the PDF eBridge, and the online website subset Bridge that contains the EVENT SCHEDULE page? Kay Nye
Q8 How often do you go to our website at and what pages do you look at most? Kevin Harris
Q9 What suggestions do you have for improving the website? Kevin Harris
Q10 Are you interested in contributing to your club by serving on the board as an officer, director or staff member? (See the Board Members page on the website.) Are you interested in organizing one event? (Outing) Barbara Rippstein

I want to add, I have read all of the comment and someone suggested that I have been doing a good job, I want you all to know that without the HRSC Board of Directors and support team, nothing would be getting done.

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Regards, Mary

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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

For your information, an updated Honeywell Retiree Social Club (HRSC) of Arizona membership form has been included in this month’s Bridge. Please look it over and make sure you use this form when you renew your membership for the upcoming years.

A variety of information for members can be found on the HRSC website Just click the menu buttons at the left of most pages. This website also provides a link to the “Events Schedule” so you can review upcoming events that you may be interested in attending.

A complete list of E-mail addresses for the HRSC Bridge membership has been included at the end of the March Bridge this month. This list will enable members to keep in touch and/or search for members they haven’t talked to or seen for a while. Do you have a new address or E-mail? Please be sure to send us the updated information to: or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phx. AZ 85027-2704

Please address any comments or questions about The Bridge to the editor at the HRSC email address or 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 (HRSC) of Arizona.

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Did you know?

According to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, BLUE handicap placards no longer need to be renewed. They did suggest that holders of the BLUE placard can go to any Department of Motor Vehicle site with the old placard and they will give you a new placard. You can continue to use the old one. The RED placard, however, will still have an expiration date that will be enforced.

Message from the HRSC Scholarship Foundation

Your club and many of you are major supporters of the Honeywell Retirees Club Scholarship Foundation. Our members and the club have contributed over $7800.00 to the Scholarship Foundation. Students receiving scholarships are all family members of retired Garrett and Honeywell employees. The Foundation is in need of people to serve on the Foundation Board. Without sufficient Board members the Foundation cannot continue. If you would be interested in finding out the responsibilities of the members and serving on the Foundation Board please contact Mary Barkl or Frank Holman.

Online Events Schedule

To avoid finding out that events you may be interested in attending are sold out, make sure you visit the HRSC website located at Click on the EVENT SCHEDULE” button, then click on the event you are interested in to find details on how to sign up.

Spring Picnic Reminder from Mary

This is a quick reminder to all those who are going to our joint Spring Potluck Picnic with the Aero Activity Club (formally SRC, Sperry). Please remember to give me a call with your name and number of guests. The clubs will be splitting the costs so there will be no cost to participants except your favorite potluck dish. See you at the Spring Picnic!

Food for Thought

  1. The meaning of opaque is unclear.

  2. I wasn’t going to get a brain transplant but then I changed my mind.

  3. Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming.

  4. A man tried to assault me with milk, cream and butter. How dairy!

  5. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

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Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

Sponsored by the Honeywell, Garrett & Aero Activities 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.
                                                          Wanted Are You Handy?

Your clubs really need your help!

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


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. See below for information on how to donate.

This Month's Featured Scholarship Recipients

Jeff Unsworth
- Attending ASU

Grandson of Brian Unsworth

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Jeff_UnsworthI’m Jeff Unsworth and I have just completed my sophomore year at ASU. My major is Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a focus on mechanical. I selected it over the traditional mechanical engineering degree because it is more hands-on at Polytechnic. They have large labs filled with awesome tools I can use like laser cutters, 3d printers and even a wind tunnel.

Last semester my favorite class by far was differential equations. Math is awesome, it really is just puzzles, a fun way to challenge the brain. I also enjoyed my circuits and coding classes for much of the same reasons as the math classes. It’s like a puzzle to solve.

Outside of school I work as a supervisor of a math tutoring center. I do the basic stuff like opening and closing, signing up new clients and making sure the kids learning plans are up to date. But what I enjoy most is working with the kids and finding new and better ways to help them visualize and master concepts.

This summer I also decided to pick up a second job so I started at Salt River Tubing because I wanted to work in the forest. It has helped me improve my people skills, confidence and time management required by working 2 jobs.

Looking forward toward the future, I will be starting my junior year in the fall and taking classes like thermo- fluids and the history of engineering. I will also be considering internship opportunities at various companies in hopes of starting a career once I graduate. My outlook on the future is bright.

I was lucky enough to be a recipient of the scholarship last year and I cannot thank the kindness of the retirees enough - the money was a big help paying for my books!

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Max Zimmerman - Attending U of A

Grandson of Charles Jonkosky


Max_ZimmermanComing out of high school, I was unsure on where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. Once I decided to attend the University of Arizona, I quickly found my niche in the college of engineering.

I am halfway through the aerospace engineering undergrad program and have completed my minor in mathematics. In just two years, the University of Arizona has made me struggle and push myself farther than I had imagined. My rigorous course load has included: Physics, Thermodynamics, Dynamics, Vector Calculus, Statics, Computer Aided Design, Computer Programming, and more. I’ve had many hands-on labs and projects such as: designing a table vice on SolidWorks, designing and constructing a solar oven from limited supplies, and creating the Old Maid card game using C++ coding in Visual Studios.

Now that I’m finished with my math minor and have my prerequisites completed, I am able start finding exactly what I want to do within the aerospace field. Even though the classes are getting harder, they are becoming much more interesting. My favorite class so far was introduction to aerospace engineering because it was an overview of the courses to expect in the next two years. Learning about flight at various Mach speeds, along with the effects of drag during turbulent and laminar flow on the body, wings, and wingtips of a plane peaked my interest. It fascinated me how many minor factors impact the endurance and range of a plane, whether it’s a propeller or jet engine.

After completing my aerospace degree, I hope to follow in the footsteps of my grandpa and get involved with the advancement of turbine engines. I hope that my education will continue to prepare me to be working with the leading-edge technology involved in todays and future aircraft and military hardware.

I would like to thank the Honeywell retirees for their financial assistance that helps make it possible for me to achieve my educational goals.

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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 of:

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

Donations are tax-deductible due to our 501(c)(3) status.)

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If you have questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at  Click on the Scholarship button, (found on the left side of most pages, except for the online Bridge), or go directly by following this link to 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
Phone: 623 362 2421

Bob Davenport, ASU Representative
Phone: 480 560 6273

Dawn Orgill, NAU Representative
Phone: 602 881 7772
Gwen Scheetz, Secretary and Treasurer
Phone: 602 616 9889

Frank Holman, U of A Representative
Phone: 602 695 2565

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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)
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Racing Car
Penske Racing Museum Tour  - Near Loop 101 & Scottsdale Rd.
Mar 15, 2018
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
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

Feb 6, 2019

Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
AAC - Fred Polack
Feb 19, 2019
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Feb 27, 2019
(Feb 15 Tour Canceled.)
Theatre Masks
Phoenix Theatre Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Mar 6, 2019
PXG Icon PXG Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 15, 2019

Event Ideas

Upcoming Events

Singles Welcome at all Events!

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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.

NOTE: HRSC sponsored programs and events, where payments are required in advance, will provide refunds any time 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.

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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 Garrett Spring Potluck Picnic
GRC - Diane Bennett
Apr 10, 2019
Picnic Spring Potluck Picnic
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC - Larry Bowe

Apr 25, 2019
MIM Bass
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Tour
AAC - Kaye Eibeck
May 9, 2019
Barry Goldwater with Movie Camera
Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater
The Arizona Highways Collection
AAC - Kaye Eibeck
May 14, 2019
VC Engine Verde Canyon Railroad
AAC - Larry Bowe
Oct 26, 2019
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 8, 2019
Royal Princess Seven-Day Californian Coastal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

Nov 9, 2019
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 16, 2019

Upcoming Events Preview

Starting with the February 2019 issue of the HRSC Bridge Newsletter, we will be providing here upcoming events for the entire year that do not currently have firm dates and/or information but will be of interest to all of our members.

The TBD events from the February Bridge, (Photographs by Barry Goldwater and the Musical Instrument Museum), have now turned into firm events with dates and are shown accordingly.

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Amazon Fulfillment Center Tours
HRSC - Rick Carter

Amazon's requirements have changed and we can only schedule a tour with a maximum of 10 people. They require the names and birthdates of people registering for the tour.

If you are interested in an Amazon Tour, please contact Rick Carter at or 602-920-6044. He will need the names and birthdates for people going on the tour. This is a requirement from Amazon. When a tour is scheduled he will contact you with the date and time of the tour. If you are unavailable, you will stay on the waitlist.

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.


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Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 10030 N Metro Pkwy E
(Second Monday of March, second Tuesday of June, second Wednesday of September, second Thursday of December)
Contact: Mary Barkl
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
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 Tuesday of each month)
Contact: Alfred Brenneise
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

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Penske Racing Museum Tour
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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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!


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

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.



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.

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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. 


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. 


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

                                                          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.

   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.


Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club

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


Awaiting report and/or photos.

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Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.

Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

Oct 31, 2018

On Oct 31st a group of us toured the factory. I know absolutely nothing about golf so I will not embarrass myself with a long description. However the tour for me was fascinating, full of details and over 2 hours long. And you really do walk at least ½ a mile.

The facility is their main design and production site with 800 employees out of a worldwide workforce of 1500. We toured everywhere from custom bag manufacturing, putter head milling, assembly of the clubs at various stages, driving range and the vault.

There was some famous PGA player trying out new clubs on a very nice test range. The picture above is the vault with over 3400 gold plated and solid gold putters. Apparently if you win a big championship using Ping clubs they make a gold putter for you and keep a replica in the vault.

We discovered that the next day (Nov 1st) they were introducing a variable length putter to the market. Apparently 80% of players use the wrong length.

This has been a popular event and all three dates (Nov 9th and Nov 29th) are fully booked.  

If interested in going on a waiting list for a future date contact  Please include name, number of tickets, club affiliation and phone number.

Ping Factory
Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.