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October 2021


Plus event updates
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Newsletter of the

Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona

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NOTE: This online version is a reformatted (e.g., buttons at left removed to improve readability, and all event information together following other items) 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 more 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.

Past issues of the online Bridge are available on the ARCHIVES page.


Display of Email Addresses

Per the website policy defined in the HRSC Bylaws, the "mailto:" feature of email address links, that generates a draft email when clicked, is not used with personal email addresses—only with general addresses such as Hotline@hrcaz.org or Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org. This restriction only applies to the website, and thus this online Bridgeit does not apply to the PDF eBridge, since that is not publicly available and cannot be crawled by email address harvesters.





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President's Perspective

Club Leader Contacts  (Board Officers, Directors and Staff)


From the Editor

Keeping in Touch   (News of Fellow Retirees)


Memories  (Occasional Items from Memory Lane)


Laughter is the Best Medicine


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

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Hi everyone!  With the current COVID situation, our events may continue to be limited the remainder of this year; however, we are including events in this month’s Bridge that are sponsored by the Aero Activities Club (AAC). We are providing this information to our members so they have the opportunity to decide for themselves if they want to attend. Although the Honeywell Retiree Social Club (HRSC) is not sponsoring these events, depending on your location, you may want to attend those events and are always welcome.  We will be joining them for their Christmas party on December 9th and hope that our members will be able to join in this holiday get-together. The information for that event is included in this month’s Bridge.  If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact the coordinator listed on the event page.

 For your information, the one-year membership extension that was put into place due to the majority of the events being cancelled in 2020 has now expired. The extension only covered the fiscal period from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.  As a result, if you received a notice with your May Bridge that your membership had expired and/or was due to expire, it is now time to renew your membership. The dues are $5.00 per year which will renew your membership through April 30, 2022.  Signing up for multiple years is always encouraged and appreciated. As a friendly reminder, if your membership has expired, the September Bridge was complementary. The Bridge will resume once your membership has been renewed. Please use the form included in this month’s Bridge to renew your membership and follow the payment and mailing instructions provided on the form. If you have already renewed your membership, many thanks and gratitude from the Board!

If any of you have burning questions or comments, feel free to call or write me.

Mary Barkl, President HRSC
barklmary@gmail.com
480-580-5585

Regards,
Mary
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Club Leader Contacts
Officers - Voting
Directors - Voting
Mary Barkl - President (2022)
480-580-5585

Denise Downar – Vice President (2022) 623-465-1298 Kevin Harris (2022)* 480-789-0612
Doug Metzger - Treasurer (2022)
602-319-6637 Kay Nye (2022)* 623-974-9258
Sherry (Maxson) Myers - Secretary (2023)
623-582-4481 Bruce Landini (2023)* 623-606-7449


Kirk Anderson (2023)* 602-708-9806


Shirley Krieger (2024)* 602-942-4235


Cheryl Wiley (2024)* 623-512-1634

Staff Functions (Non-Voting)
Barbara Rippstein – Travel (esp. cruises) Coordinator 623-566-1572 Vacant - Photographer
Ted Rees – Membership Secretary 623-465-7337 Kevin Harris - Webmaster 480-789-0612
Kay Nye - Bridge Editor 623-974-9258 Gary Kains - Fix-It Guys Coordinator 480-835-6060
Cheryl Wiley - Scholarship Foundation Chair 623-512-1634


*Directors have a three-year term, staggered to have two new directors per year.

Officers have a two-year term.






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.



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.








From the Editor


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PAPER OR ELECTRONIC?

Once again we would like to take this opportunity to encourage our members to switch from a paper Bridge to the electronic version of the Bridge. And if you are currently receiving both, there are many advantages to switching to an electronic copy only. Our goal is to keep you informed as much as possible during these trying times and to let you know that we are still here for you. The electronic Bridge will definitely make that happen! Often there is a lag in delivery of the paper Bridge that could cause members to miss current information and/or articles. In order to receive the latest information, we highly recommend that you start receiving an electronic copy of the Bridge each month. They will be sent directly to your E-mail address within one or two days of completion. An electronic copy of the Bridge can also be found on line at www.hrcaz.org. The on line Bridge, however, is not a copy of the full Bridge, only a subset. Just click on the “Online Bridge” menu button for access. We strongly encourage everyone to start using the emailed electronic Bridge which will save time in the long run and provide the most current information within a matter of days instead of weeks.

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HONEYWELL RETIREE SOCIAL CLUB ADDRESS

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When mailing items to the HRSC treasurer, please ensure that you address the envelope using the full name of the club, i.e. Honeywell Retiree Social Club, so it goes to the proper location. Some people just put HRSC on the envelope and it ends up in HR which slows down the process.
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JUST A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS...

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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.  One of these is a link to the “Event Schedule” so you can review upcoming events that you may be interested in attending.

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In addition to upcoming events, accessing the above website will also provide additional Honeywell-related information.  Click on the “Useful Links” button, then select “Jump to Honeywell Dashboard” at the top of the page.

•  Please address any comments or questions about The Bridge to the editor at the HRSC email address Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W.  Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704. 




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Clowns


Although we said in the May 2021 Bridge newsletter that it would be the end of the virtual tour segments, this one was just too good and special to pass up. With Frank Sinatra singing “Send in the Clowns” in the background, this video captures all of the comedians and “clowns” that we knew and loved throughout the years. If you haven’t seen this one before, we think that you will really enjoy it and, hopefully, it will bring back some pleasant memories as well of bygone days.

 
Click on the link below to watch video.......

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Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell-Garrett and Aero Activities Retiree Clubs


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Gary Kains wants to retire as the Coordinator. If you are interested in taking over this position, please contact him at the number provided below.


Gary Kains is the coordinator for the Fix-It-Guys program. Our purpose is to help club members and/or surviving spouses who may need assistance with handyman-type repairs and will appreciate saving some money. Currently there are seven Fix-It- Guys and Gary Kains, the coordinator. If you have such a need, call Gary at (480) 835-6060 to schedule a trip to your home. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message giving your name, phone number, description of the job, and nearest cross streets. We will get back with you to schedule a visit. We provide the labor at no cost to you, and you furnish the cost of the materials.




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ou 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, and you will be reimbursed for your travel. Why not try it? Please call Gary Kains, (480-835-6060) if interested. We would love to talk with you!


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

Thanks guys—for all that you do!



HGRC
Bob Davenport Frank Holman Stu Mitnik


HRSC
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott Paul Wiley


                               AAC
Bob Farney
Kevin Vetter





Honeywell Retiree Clubs

Scholarships
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"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons."

Jim Bishop

Happy Fall from your Scholarship Board!
 

Our Scholarship recipients have most likely spent ‘all the gold in their pockets’ by now paying for this semester’s tuition or books, including the checks we sent them this summer.  Thanks again for your generous contributions to our Scholarship Foundation – our recipients and the Board appreciate them and you!

The Scholarship Board has made a change to the way we will be acknowledging donations.  Starting in January 2022, we will begin issuing combined annual tax receipts and thank you letters for the previous year.  You will receive yours on or before January 31 of each year, just as you do other items you may need for your tax returns.  This change was made to provide a more efficient and reliable process for everyone.

We will be featuring our 2021-2022 academic year scholarship recipients, as well as their pictures and a bit of information about them, in this month’s Bridge, as well as the upcoming November and December Bridges. We hope you enjoy reading about the students you are helping.




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                                                          Brink Otto is the grandson of our Treasurer, Jim Brink! He is an honors student at ASU. Otto is currently studying Political Science but is also looking into both Pre-Law and a Film minor. Before attending ASU, he graduated from the rigorous International Baccalaureate program at North High School, which gave him a global education.Otto's interests outside of school include playing jazz trumpet and piano. He hopes to work in the film industry after graduation. II think a trumpet and piano playing film maker/politician/lawyer is just what the country will ned in the coming years. Good luck with your pursuits and interests Otto!

Ryan Carlo
Ryan is the granddaughter of Dennis Riebe.  She is a Junior this year at the University of Arizona working towards a degree in Public Health.   Ryan plans to be a Labor and Delivery nurse, bringing the next generation into the world.  She is proud of the community she will join upon graduation who have stepped up during the pandemic while facing difficult challenges. Ryan is also a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and has taken the role of big sister to an incoming freshman.  Ryan is just the kind of young woman our community needs.  We know she will make her family – and us – proud!
Paige Nye
Paige is the granddaughter of Kay Nye, our Bridge editor!  She is currently enrolled at the University of Arizona obtaining a degree in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science.  Paige is one of our STEM students who has maintained an A average while taking very hard classes in pursuit of her degree.  She is very interested in how the brain works as it controls every aspect of our lives. She wants to learn about the underlying pathways that help the brain function.  She is currently working in a research lab using psychological assessments to compare the way normal versus depressed brains age.  We know Paige will make a difference in the world!


WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

We received an update from one of our past recipients, Ashley Wiley, who is the granddaughter of Cheryl and Paul Wiley.

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Ashley graduated in May 2020 from NAU with a degree in Accountancy.  In the fall of 2021, she began her MBA program at NAU while concurrently studying for her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exams.  In May 2021, she graduated with her MBA.  Ashley is on track to have her CPA license this year.  She accepted a job offer from Johanna Klomann, CPA PLLC, located in Flagstaff.  Ashley is responsible for consulting with new clients, doing tax returns, providing bookkeeping services for clients as well as mentoring new employees.  She was born in Flagstaff and plans to make her life there.  Ashley loves to hike, snowboard and go camping, making Flagstaff the perfect place for her!  She is very appreciative of the scholarships we awarded to her and thanked us for helping her through college.

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April 1st is the deadline for application submission every academic year so be sure to get our information to any qualified family member in a timely manner. We have updated our on-line submission process and you will find the documents on-line at www.hrcaz.org. Here are the criteria:



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    Are you 50+ years of age and a member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club or Honeywell-Garrett Retiree Club?

    •  Do you have a college student in your family who is your descendant (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or great-great grandchildren)?

    •  Are they currently enrolled at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona as either an undergraduate or graduate student?

    •  Are they maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or better?

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If you can answer YES to all of the previous questions, then your college student is eligible for a scholarship from the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation. This means FREE MONEY $$$ for your student to aid them with their college expenses, help them achieve their goals in life and become productive members of the community and society. These funds are available to our students through the generous contributions of our retiree club members and Honeywell. The scholarships usually range in value from $500-$1,500 per academic year, depending on total donations.

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?
  • The Scholarship Program is qualified as a 501(c)(3) so donations should be tax deductible on your state and federal returns (check with your tax advisor).
  • We live in a global economy.  The ability of the United States to maintain its leadership role in the world, and the resulting benefits which accrue to us as citizens, demand an educated workforce as well as educated citizens and voters.
  • Supporting education by donating to scholarships is in your own interest!  When you donate money to our scholarship fund, think of it as paying it forward by investing in a student’s future.
  • By helping someone afford a college education, you are raising their salary potential and hence the tax base. This is a good thing for everyone - better roads, better schools, better teachers, more doctors just to name a few.
  • Successful, well run communities attract more investment. Not to mention more folks with jobs paying into Social Security and Medicare which is something all retirees are interested in preserving.
  • Giving makes you feel good, strengthens personal values and shows your children and grandchildren what you care about.
  • Best of all, giving to the Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation means every cent is used for scholarships.

Please review your charitable contributions and consider adding this Scholarship Program to your list of worthy causes.

If you would like to donate at any time throughout the year, please make your check payable to:  Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Foundation.

You can mail your check, together with the form below to either of:


Jim Brink
Doug Metzger
Scholarship Foundation Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704
HRSC Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704


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ATTENTION!

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU WRITE OUT "HONEYWELL RETIREE SOCIAL CLUB" IN FULL ON YOUR ENVELOPE OR IT MAY GET LOST IN HONEYWELL'S MAIL.

THANKS!




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If you have any questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at hrcaz.org.  Click on the SCHOLARSHIPS tab which can be found on the left side of the page. Our Foundation Board members are also happy to help.



Board Member
Phone
Email
General Questions
Cheryl Wiley, Chair
623-512-1634
azwileys@cox.net
Application Questions
Frank Holman
602-695-2565
frankholman@cox.net
Contact for ASU - Arizona State University
Brian Unsworth
480-946-5194
brianuns@aol.com
Contact for UA - University of Arizona
Paul Christopherson
480-363-9952
pdchristopherson@gmail.com
Contact for NAU - Northern Arizona University
Cheryl Wiley
623-512-1634 azwileys@cox.net
Donations
JimBrink, Treasurer
602-993-6308
azstbbjb@cox.net





 



Past Events Index


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Plane
Presentation: The Commemorative Air Force
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Apr 1, 2020
Chicago
Chicago - Arizona Broadway Theatre
AAC - Kevin Vetter
                                 SOLD OUT


CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Mar 19 ABT announcement: "The current run of Chicago has been postponed indefinitely." 
Apr 2, 2020
Audubon Center
Rio Solado Audubon Center
AAC - Steve Flood

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Was Apr 11, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Picnic HGRC Spring Picnic at Rencenberger Home in Tempe
HGRC - TBD

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
Was Apr 15, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

SW Plane
Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Was Apr 15, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Picnic HRSC-AAC Spring Picnic at Rio Vista Park, 8866 W Thunderbird Rd
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC - Larry Bowe
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Was Apr 23, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Active Shooter
Presentation: Active Shooter
HGRC - Dolf Strom 1pm at Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd. (Presentation at 2pm follows HGRC club business & socializing.)
(Link is to info in HGRC Cliff Notes newsletter)
THIS PRESENTTION WAS CANCELED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS STATUS AND MEETING ROOM AVAILABILITY.
May 6, 2020
CAP Overview
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Central Arizona Project Informational Lecture at CAP Office
AAC - Steve Flood
OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Was May 13, 2020.
Canceled
                                                                     
Fire Dept
                                                          Badge Hall of Flame Museum
HRSC - Kay Nye

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
September 17, 2020
MIM Bass Musical Instrument Museum
AAC
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
October 3, 2020

HGRC Meeting with speaker TBD
HGRC
October 7, 2020
Canceled
(September meeting was canceled too.)

Negotiating Retirement (HGRC)

October 20, 2020
Canceled

Shamrock Farms
AAC
Fall 2020
Canceled

PXG (Parson's Xtreme Golf) Golf Factory Tour
AAC
The last PXG tour included: history of the company, introduction to the product/technology, a talk about the tour staff, viewing of the fitting studio and a walk through the build shop.
Fall 2020
Canceled
SHip Panama Canal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

CANCLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

November 10, 2020
CAF Thumbnail Commemorative Air Force Museum
AAC - Tom Leard
Only five spots left!
This was on, but masks and social distancing were required.
November 12, 2020
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

THE EVENT WAS ON, BUT WITH COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS.

November 20, 2020

Christmas Lunch

December 10, 2020
Canceled
Sanderson Ford
The Sanderson Village and Museum
  AAC
May 14, 2021.

Oktoberfest
HGRC - Diane Bennett
October 6, 2021

Arizona Broadway Theatre
AAC - Kevin Vetter
October 7, 2021






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Upcoming Events Index


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.)
HGRC - Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club (Formerly known as 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 will have been committed by HRSC and will not be refunded.
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Tovrea Castle  SOLD OUT
  AAC
- Keith Hughes
November 4, 2021
Lake Cruise
Lake Pleasant Cruise Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
November 5, 2021
Food Bank
St. Mary's Food Bank Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
December 1, 2021
Xmas Santa
Christmas with Santa
Joyce Colella
December 9, 2021
Cruise Ship

April 24, 2022















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Lunch Buffet


Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Location TBD
(Was Second Monday of March, second Tuesday of June, second Wednesday of September, second Thursday of December)
All at 11:15 AM

Contact: Mary Barkl  barklmary@gmail.com

Whoops! - COVID is back - Lunches on hold until further notice.
TBD

Bull  Old Timers Lunch Bunch
NEW LOCATION - Harbor Seafood Super Buffet, 10030 N. Metro Parkway, Phoenix.
(Third week of month. Jan - Apr: Tue; May - Aug: Wed; Sep - Dec: Thu.)
All at 11:30 AM
The Bridge Contact: Bob Hetrick  honeybulloldones@gmail.com
Thu Oct 21
Thu Nov 18
Thu Dec 16

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
Golden Corral, 5679 W Northern Ave
(First Tuesday of each month)
All at 11:30 AM
Contact: John Mollerus  molljj@cox.net

Go/No-Go decision on a monthly basis.
Canceled until further notice.

Dates will be provided as they become available.


See photos and list of attendees (last photo) from the December 13, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers' Lunch.
See photos from the September 11, 2019 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
List of Attendees.
See photos from the December 11, 2019 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See Archives for photos from earlier lunches back to 2014.
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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown to give an idea of the extent of club activities. Some have reports and photos.)

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





Arizona Broadway Theatre
  

 AAC - Kevin Vetter

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:00 pm

SOLD OUT!

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Mar 19 ABT announcement: "The current run of Chicago has been postponed indefinitely."


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Dining Time:     12:00 PM
Curtain Time:      2:00 PM


Set amidst the decade of the roaring twenties, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and wannabe nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, and hires the slickest criminal lawyer in town to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Filled with greed, corruption, exploitation and one show-stopping hit after another, Chicago is sure to give you the old “Razzle Dazzle!”




Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club



Rio Solado Audubon Center
AAC - Steve Flood

Was Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:00 am

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

May be rescheduled or fully canceled.


Nina Pulliam Salado Audubon Center
3131 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 


Audubon
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Morning Guided Bird Walks

• One hour: 8:00 - 9:00 AM

• Walk through Rio Salado habitat area

• Bring water, binoculars, and sunscreen.

• Loaner binoculars are available upon request.

• No admission fee and no reservation required


Bird walk participants will need to meet their Audubon volunteer bird guide inside the Nina Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes prior to the 8 AM departure time. Restroom facilities will be available for use at the Center. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Flood at 602-717-0990 or via E-mail at azrat@aol.com

Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.


Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour

 AAC - Keith Hughes

Was Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 10:00 am

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

May be rescheduled or fully canceled



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Several members have requested this tour again so here goes. This is a unique opportunity to tour Southwest Airlines Maintenance Facility at Sky Harbor Airport. You may be able to walk through an aircraft and sit in the cockpit then tour the maintenance and operation areas in a two hour guided tour. You will find out why the first aircraft were painted those colors, how the fit an aircraft that is too big into the hanger and maybe debate the correct part numbers of the APS we see in the stores. Last year we sat in an aircraft only 5 flight hours old and not yet entered service. Yes it had the new aircraft smell. This free tour is planned for Wednesday, April 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. but names of all attendees are required in advance for security purposes. This will be our fourth tour and spaces fill quickly. I have to limit the group to 40 for practical reasons.

 

To register send the full names of all in your party to Keith Hughes at keith8411@cox.net or call 623-825-5243 for details.



Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.



Spring Potluck Picnic

HRSC - Mary Barkl

AAC - Larry Bowe

Was Wednesday, April 23, 2020, 11:00 am

CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

May be rescheduled or fully canceled


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Location:  Rio Vista Park, 8866 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ
Ramada:  4-5
Time:  11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Lunch:  Served around 11:30 A.M.
Prizes:  50/25/25 drawing
Coordinator:  Mary Barkl for HRSC

Please contact Mary at 480-580-5585 or by email at barklmary@gmail.com.


HRSC and AAC will provide free hamburgers, free brats and rolls, free coffee and water, along with plates, utensils, condiments, etc.

Attendees are urged to bring a covered dish to share, their favorite recipes, hot casseroles, baked beans, salads, along with desserts.If you are unable to bring a dish to share, a $5.00 contribution would be appreciated.

You may bring your own beer (we have a beer permit) or soft drinks.

Absolutely NO glass containers in the park!

We will have a book exchange or you can purchase a book for $1.00.

Two winners in Our Raffle - 50/25/25

(One ticket for $1.00 or seven tickets for $5.00)

Coordinator:
Please contact Mary Barkl at the above phone number if you are interested in attending, or if you have any additional questions about the picnic. The information will be used just to get a head count of those interested—no commitment or cost at this time. If Mary is not available, leave a message with the number of attendees. Guests are welcome! 

We will be collectng canned goods for the Desert Mission Food Bank. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please bring two cans of food.



Sponsored jointly by the Honeywell Retiree Social Ciub and the Aero Activities Club



Central Arizona Project Informational Lecture
at CAP Office

AAC - Steve Flood

Was Wednesday May 13, 2020

OFFICE IS CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL
(Status as of March 20)


  CAP
                                                          Overview

Presentation topics include:

 

·     CAP 101

·     Future water supplies for central and southern Arizona

·     Water conservation and environment issues related to the Colorado River

·     Risk of Colorado River shortage and protecting Lake Mead

 

The lecture will be held at the CAP office located at 23636 N 7th Street from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

 

A minimum of 20 people is required—the event may be canceled if the group is less than 20.


Friends and family are welcome!

 

Please contact Steve Flood for reservations.

602-717-0990 or azrat@aol.com.

 

What is Central Arizona Project?

A VISION FOR ARIZONAIn the early 20th century, Arizona’s leaders knew the state’s future depended on a water supply that was secure, stable and renewable. They pursued that vision; the result was Central Arizona Project (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state’s single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state’s population.



Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club





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