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February 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 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.

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 or 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.

Regular Sections
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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


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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In an effort to keep our members informed about the COVID vaccine, we have included information under the "From the Editor" section this month. We hope that you will find it helpful.

We want you to know the Scholarship program will continue on schedule and was opened to applicants effective December 1st. The application has been modified slightly so please make sure your children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren who are eligible for the scholarship program know about the changes. Complete information about the program has been provided in this edition.

Remember, due to the fact that most of the events were cancelled in 2020, the Board has voted to extend membership expiration dates by one year for new members this year, as well as continuing members. In all cases, if they join between now and April 30, 2021, their first $5.00 will take them through April 30, 2022. If you pay for multiple years in advance, they will also be extended by one year. For further clarification, your new expiration date will be provided when you receive your first Bridge newsletter.

We have included information on two new tours this month that have been organized by the Aero Activities Club (AAC) – a tour to the Sanderson Ford Museum in May and a tour to the Tovrea Castle in November. In addition, two more virtual tours have been provided in the February Bridge and are quite interesting, fascinating, and informative. Let us know what you think. We will continue to research more if you like them and are interested. Do you have your favorites? If so, send them to us and we will try to include them in next year’s newsletters.

For now, please continue to be safe and take care of yourselves. Let us hope that in 2021 we are face-to-face socializing again. The Honeywell Retirees Social Club will continue to keep in touch and keep sending out the monthly newsletter.

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

Mary Barkl, President HRSC
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Club Leader Contacts
Officers - Voting
Directors - Voting
Mary Barkl - President (2022)
480-580-5585 Cheryl Wiley (2021)* 623-512-1634
Denise Downar – Vice President (2022) 623-465-1298 Barbara Rippstein (2021)* 623-566-1572
Doug Metzger - Treasurer (2022)
602-319-6637 Kevin Harris (2022)* 480-789-0612
Sherry (Maxson) Myers - Secretary (2021)
623-582-4481 Kay Nye (2022)* 623-974-9258

Bruce Landini (2023)* 623-606-7449

Kirk Anderson (2023)* 602-708-9806

Staff Functions (Non-Voting)
Barbara Rippstein – Travel 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.

†Barbara Rippstein, who was already a director, is serving out Shirley Krieger's term because she has to spend more time dealing with a changed family medical situation.


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

Happy Valentines

Please stay safe, healthy, and hope for a better future ahead of us.


In an effort to keep our members informed about the COVID vaccine, we are providing the links on where to go for the latest information and to schedule an appointment. Click on the links below to receive information at both the state and county levels. For the State of Arizona information and to schedule an appointment, visit For information at the Maricopa County- level, go to 19-Vaccine.

The vaccine criteria and locations for both of these venues are frequently being updated so, if you have not scheduled your appointment yet and/or have been unable to schedule your appointment, keep checking on a regular basis.

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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.


•  A variety of information for members can be found on the HRSC website 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.

•  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 or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W.  Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704. 

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2005 Mach Spring Picnic

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Laughter Best Medicine
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Now That I'm Older...

My goal for 2020 was to lose 10 pounds. Only have 14 to go.

Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce and cheese. FINE, it was a pizza....

I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food supply in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented. I forgot where I was going with this. I love approaching 80. I learn something new every day and forget 5 other things.

A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money so I got up and searched with him. Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house.

When I was a kid I wanted to be older...this is not what I expected.

Chocolate is God’s way of telling us he likes us a little bit chubby.

So if a cow doesn’t produce milk, is it a milk dud or an udder failure?

I’m at a place in my life where errands are starting to count as going out.

Don’t be worried about your smartphone or TV spying on you. Your vacuum cleaner has been collecting dirt on you for years.
I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit.

You don’t realize how old you are until you sit on the floor and then try to get back up.

We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. That's my story and I’m sticking to it.


Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

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

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.

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, 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!

East Valley
Bob Davenport Frank Holman Stu Mitnik

North Valley
Bob Farney
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott Paul Wiley

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Scholarship Foundation

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“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

The Scholarship Board loves the generous giving of our members! Your kindness is profound and greatly appreciated by our students and the Board.

We hope everyone is staying safe and socially distanced. We also hope that some of you have been able to get your vaccine. We will get through this together!

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Our application process opened on December 1 and we have already received our first application! We have a new e-mail address dedicated to receiving all applications. Thanks to Kevin Harris for setting this up for us and for keeping all our documents updated on our website! Please make sure you visit our website at and click on the Scholarship tab on the left to ensure your student has the newest application. Also, please instruct your student to fill out the application completely and correctly in order for it to be considered.

April 1st is the deadline for application submission this academic year so be sure you get our information to your student in a timely manner.

Here are the criteria for the relative and student in order to be eligible:

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    Member must be 50+ years of age, a member of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club or Honeywell-Garrett Retiree Club with dues urrent.

    •  Student must be your descendant (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and/or great-great grandchildren)

    •  Student must be currently enrolled at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona as either an undergraduate or graduate student?

    •  Student must have 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.

  • 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.

Review your charitable contributions and please 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:

Mary Harris
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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This section, which is intended to highlight past scholarship recipients and their stories after graduating from college, needs input from you!  If you have a family member who has received our scholarship money and has graduated, please send them the Where Are They Now? form (located in the Scholarship Section at to Cheryl Wiley at  We appreciate your help!

If you have any questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at  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
General Questions
Cheryl Wiley, Chair
Application Questions
Frank Holman
Contact for ASU - Arizona State University
Brian Unsworth
Contact for UA - University of Arizona
Paul Christopherson
Contact for NAU - Northern Arizona University
Cheryl Wiley
Mary Harris, Treasurer

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As Mary mentioned in the President’s Perspective, the HRSC Board is exploring new avenues for things to do to replace the events that have been canceled for 2020. One of the options we discussed and researched are virtual tours. We discovered that there were many to choose from on the internet that we thought would be both interesting and enjoyable for our members.

The majority of the events we researched are available on YouTube but some were also available on other venues such as Facebook and Instagram. Although there are many options to choose from, we reviewed them on line and chose the ones on YouTube that we thought would be the most interesting.

This month we will be featuring the Phoenix Art Museum. Please take the opportunity to view the tour and let us know what you think and if it is something that you want us to pursue further. We value our member’s opinions and hope to find something that works for everyone. Please Email your comments and suggestions to Kay Nye at

The virtual tours that we will be featuring in coming months are as follows:

Odysea Aquarium

Butterfly Wonderland

West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Winter Home)
Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff)

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MIM View

Recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top 20 museums in the United States and rated the No. 1 attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor reviewers, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is home to more than 7,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. MIM is the only museum of its kind in the world – and you're invited to experience it through the links below.
Below are the recommended videos to view:

• MIM Virtual Tour – narrated and comprehensive tour of the museum;_ylt=Awr9Il4scxRg58cACLhXNyoA;_ylu =Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANERkQ2XzEEc2VjA3Nj?p=musical+instrument+museum+phoenix+youtube&fr=yfp-t-s#id=49&vid=d85cd4eeb85288299c5abfdc6f6d1fa3&action=view

• Up Close With a Curator: Octobase - Video narrated by one of the curators at MIM demonstrating the Octobase;_ylt=Awr9Il4scxRg58cACLhXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANERkQ2XzEEc2VjA3Nj?p=musical+instrument+museum+phoenix+youtube&fr=yfp-t-s#id=50&vid=aacf2bc51a38f6bb489cb077440a93f8&action=view

Painted Stairways

The Beauty Of Painted Stairways From Around The World

We have a special treat for you this month! In addition to the Musical Instrument Museum virtual tour, we are also providing a virtual tour entitled Painted Stairways. Abandoning the flat canvas of buildings, some street artists have taken to the stairs, transforming them into magnificent works of urban art.

It doesn't matter whether it is with paint, plants, mosaics, or wallpaper, the end goal is beauty, shared and enjoyed by all.
This phenomenon is not a localized one but is happening all around the world. Click on the link below to view some of the world's most stunning stairways:

Painted Stairways Images Around The World - Image Results

Past Events Index

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Xmas Socks Christmas Luncheon
HRSC - Mary Barkl
- Steve Flood
Dec 12, 2019
RTVOS sawing RTVOS Volunteer Project for Boys & Girls Clubs of Phoenix
HRSC- Doug Metzger
Dec 14, 2019
Snake Presentation: Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary
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)
Jan 8, 2020
AZ Falls Arizona Falls
AAC - Kevin Vetter
Jan 14, 2020
Teddy Roosevelt
                                                  RR Presentation: Teddy Roosevelt Rough Riders
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)
Feb 5, 2020
Lake Cruise
Lake Pleasant Cruise Tour
AAC- Steve Flood
Feb 26, 2020
Sanderson Car
Sanderson Village and Museum
AAC- Keith Hughes
Feb 28, 2020
How to sell on
Presentation: How to Sell on eBay
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)
Mar 4, 2020
Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
HRSC - Mary Barkl
Mar 18, 2020
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)
Apr 1, 2020
Chicago - Arizona Broadway Theatre
AAC - Kevin Vetter
                                 SOLD OUT

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

Was Apr 11, 2020.
Now may be rescheduled or fully canceled.

Picnic HGRC Spring Picnic at Rencenberger Home in Tempe

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

SW Plane
Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes


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

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)
May 6, 2020
CAP Overview
Central Arizona Project Informational Lecture at CAP Office
AAC - Steve Flood
Was May 13, 2020.
Fire Dept
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HRSC - Kay Nye

September 17, 2020
MIM Bass Musical Instrument Museum
October 3, 2020

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

Negotiating Retirement (HGRC)

October 20, 2020

Shamrock Farms
Fall 2020

PXG (Parson's Xtreme Golf) Golf Factory Tour
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
SHip Panama Canal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein


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


November 20, 2020

Christmas Lunch

December 10, 2020

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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.
Sanderson Ford
The Sanderson Village and Museum

May 14, 2021.

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Tovrea Castle
- Keith Hughes

November 4, 2021.


HGRC Canceled

Sponsored by the Honeywell-Garrett Retirees Club (HGRC)

All presentations are typically held monthly at 2:00 p.m. at the Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 North Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Members of all retiree clubs are welcome.
Per Stu Mitnik, due to the closure of the Scottsdale Senior Center, their monthly Board meetings have been put on hold through January.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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Upcoming Events Preview

These are events lacking a firm date and/or information. They will be moved up above to the Upcoming Events Index when sufficient information is available to create an entry with details of the event that is linked to from the Upcoming Events Index. Currently, links are to each organization's website, where known.

Amazon Fulfilment Center Tours

Amazon now only accept bookings from individuals, not organizations, for groups of no more than 10. If you want to go on one of these tours, follow the link above to register; names and birth dates are required.

Recurring Lunches

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Lunch Buffet

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)
All at 11:15 AM

Contact: Mary Barkl

Monday March 8, 2021 - canceled
Tuesday June 8 - hoping for thr best
Wednesday September 8 - we are out of the woods
Thursday December 9 - hope to see all of you

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.)
All at 11:30 AM
The Old Country Buffet has closed. The Old Timers luncheons have been put on hold until a new location is found for the future luncheons.
The Bridge Contact: Bob Hetrick

(The following are subject to a new location being found and to the Coronavirus situation.

Tue April 20
Wed May 19
Wed June 16
Wed Jul 21
Wed Aug 18
Thu Sep 16
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: Alfred Brenneise
Canceled until further notice
2021 dates TBD

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.
(Second column—"Photo Gallery for Photos not in Bridge")

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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.

Christmas Luncheon

(Replaced Annual Christmas Dinner)

 AAC - Steve
HRSC - Mary Barkl

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Arrowhead Country Club


The lunch went well—61 people attended. Six $25 gift cards were given out. The food was good and the outside view was very pleasant.

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During our survey, many of you stated that you did not attend the Christmas dinner event because you preferred not to drive at night. As a result, the annual Christmas dinner was replaced with the new Christmas luncheon. This encouraged more people to attend and take part in the good food, good company, and to enjoy the fun. We appreciate your input!

Jointly Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club and Honeywell Retiree Social Club

Giving Back for Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, with Honeywell and RTVOS
HRSC - Doug Metzger
Saturday, December 14, 2019

On December 14th we joined Honeywell Aerospace and Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun (RTVOS) to make much needed renovations to the Jerry Colangelo Branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Here are some pictures of a few of the projects that our members worked on, but there were many other projects as well. We all had fun working with the current Honeywell employees. The folks at the Boys and Girls Clubs were very appreciative.

Mary Harris taping


Cheryl Wiley painting a side room

Kevin Harris & Barbara Rippstein putting a  table together

Putting game tables together

Lee Rippstein is kneeling in this photo


Lee Rippstein is standing in this photo


Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club

Arizona Falls

 AAC - Kevin Vetter

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:30 am

G. R. Herberger Park, 56th Street and Indian School Road


A cool sunny day was ideal for six fellow hikers and bikers to visit Arizona Falls. A brief tour was completed with lots of questions on just what some of the mechanics partially hidden behind the falling water did. 

A bike ride down to Scottsdale and then back to the Biltmore and Wrigley Mansion was completed with only one flat tire at the end (good timing). A picnic was held in fron of th falls after the ride.

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Arizona Falls, formed by a natural 20-foot drop along the Arizona Canal between what is now 56th and 58th street, reopened in June 2003 as a restored hydroelectric plant and neighborhood gathering place where visitors can learn, interact and reflect.

The new Arizona Falls combines art, history and technology to generate clean electricity from the canal's waterfall.


The site showcases the Phoenix Art Commission’s "Water Works at Arizona Falls" project, designed by renowned Boston artists Lajos Heder and Mags Harries. The main entrance is on the south side; a footbridge connects the north bank to the viewing platform.

Visitors, surrounded by water on three walls in the water room, may sit on large boulders as they enjoy the cool and soothing sounds of flowing water. 

Through sheets of flowing water, the antique gears used in the original hydroelectric plant can be seen. Two aqueducts frame the room to create the feeling of being inside the historic waterfall. A shade structure covers stone block seats near a pool of water, allowing visitors to enjoy the experience year-round.

 Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.

Lake Pleasant Cruise Tour

 AAC - Steve Flood

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:30 pm



On Wednesday, February 26th our group of 47 boarded the brand-new cruise boat "Phoenix" at Lake Pleasant Harbor for a 90-minute narrated tour of Lake Pleasant. Although the weather started out cool with a bit of wind, it warmed up, the breeze stopped and it turned into a great day for cruising. 

Captain Matt was very informative. We saw the dam up close, the Scorpion Bay dock from the water and cruised 5 miles up north on the lake. There we saw several burros grazing at Goose Bay and a deer on Barker Island. 

The drink/snack service on board was very good, with a full-service bar. They even had fresh popcorn. There were large viewing windows and an open-air shaded upper deck, not to mention two spacious restrooms. After the cruise, a number of people in our group had a late lunch at Dillons. 

A good time was had by all!! Below are several pictures taken on cruise day. 

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Sanderson Village and Museum

 AAC - Keith Hughes

Friday, February 28, 2020, 9:30 am


On Wednesday 28th of February 23 members of the retirees club toured the car museum. The tour lasted 60-75 minutes. Interestingly there were more women than men on the tour as it includes not only cars but memorabilia like a 50s diner, old mercantile store, neon signs etc. A juke box played in the background and afterwards we visited the 50s Starliner diner. For those who missed it we will have another trip next year and I have included a lot of photos on our website 

This was a tour of a private, invitation only, museum.  The Sanderson Village and Museum contains dozens of cars and nostalgic items, such as a beautifully recreated old mercantile store, a kitchen from the ‘40s and a ‘50s diner with oodles of chrome and period furnishings and accessories such as Coca Cola items from the ‘30s through the ‘50s. The 20,000 square-foot warehouse has one of the best Ford collections anywhere and has something for everyone to enjoy.

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A Day at the Races

 HRSC - Mary Barkl

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11:30 am


3 Horses