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May 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 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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Hi everyone! As we approach the end of another fiscal year, we are grateful for all
of our members who have stayed with us through the past year, in spite of our
limited activities. The Board will be taking the summer off so will not be meeting
during May, June, or July. The Bridge will also be put on hold during that time as
well. We will resume our Board meetings starting in August and the next Bridge will
be sent out in September. We hope everyone will have a safe and healthy summer
and we are looking forward to hopefully being able to get to together for new events
when we come back in the fall.

We are always looking for new Board members to support the Honeywell Retiree Social Club. This year we have met using Zoom. It has been very convenient, easy to attend, and helped with planning. The Board has voted to continue using Zoom for the next fiscal year due to its convenience and cutting down on the need to travel to attend the meetings. With that said, anyone located anywhere could participate easily when becoming a Board member. Please think about joining us on the Board this year. We need new ideas and you could help.

The Scholarship Foundation Board will also need a new Chairperson and Treasurer at the beginning of September. Ideally, the transition should begin in late August. Cheryl Wiley, the current Chair, has agreed to stay through August/early September in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the new Chair, as has Mary Harris, the current Treasurer. The Scholarship Board has done a great job of communicating with us about their activities and introducing us to scholarship recipients. On the following page, you will find a listing of the duties and time required for each position. This Board has also done a good job of automating as many processes as they can in order to make sure they are working smarter, not harder! I believe you will find each of these opportunities very rewarding. Thanks for considering volunteering for this worthwhile activity!

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 (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.

†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.


Volunteering to be a part of something which benefits one of your family members (or one of your friend’s) is a very rewarding experience. If you join the Scholarship Board, either as a Board member or as the Chairperson or Treasurer, you get to see how the next generation is planning for their future. Plus, volunteering in general is a great way to spend part of your retirement.

Honeywell retirees are fortunate to have a Scholarship foundation which provides monetary awards for college expenses to eligible members’ descendants. Our members and Honeywell Aero are very generous each year in providing the donations which fund these awards.

If one of your relatives has been a recipient of a Scholarship monetary award, or is currently in the reward cycle, you are the perfect person to serve on the Scholarship Board! We ask that you give serious consideration to joining us – we would love to have you! As you can see below, there is not a great deal of time needed to volunteer. The current Chairperson and Treasurer will make sure there is a smooth transition. We will need a new Chairperson and Treasurer beginning in late August/early September when the new academic cycle begins. Below is a list of the duties and approximate amount of time each position requires on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis:

Chairperson Duties
Time Required
Schedule quarterly Scholarship Board meetings
15 min/quarter
Prepare quarterly meeting agendas
45 min/quarter
 Attend quarterly Scholarship board meetings
1.5 hrs/quarter
Issue meeting minutes
1 hour/quarter
Attend HRSC monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of each month 10:30 – 12:00 
1.5 hrs/month
Write monthly Scholarship Board article for the HRSC e-Bridge
Prepare annual letter which accompanies scholarship checks
2.0 in June
Update Scholarship Board documents for the website as needed
1.0 in September
Maintain all Scholarship Board records including By-Laws and Operating Procedures
As needed
 Annual audit
1.5 hrs in July

Treasurer Duties

Time Required

Attend quarterly Scholarship board meetings

1.5 hrs/quarter

Prepare a monthly or quarterly financial statement to the Chairperson as requested

30 min

 Make donation deposits (done on phone) and update donation spreadsheet

2 hrs/month

 Maintain checking/savings accounts records

1 hour a month

 Prepare donation receipts and thank you letters (this is often shared with other  Board members and is currently being automated)

2 hours a month

Issue scholarship checks in June

2 hours in June

501(c)3 status and AZ Comm. Paperwork

1 hour annually

Prepare documents for July annual audit

1 day a year

If you would like more information about volunteering for these positions, please feel free to call or e-mail:

      Cheryl Wiley, Chair        623-512-1634

      Mary Harris, Treasurer     623-216-4309

From the Editor


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The May 2021 Bridge marks the end of our virtual tours segment. We hope that you enjoyed them and found them to be an interesting, funny, unusual, and often truly amazing substitution for our in- person events. We also hope that they provided a much needed escape from everything that has been going on throughout the year.

We are already looking into sponsoring an Oktoberfest in the fall and also revisiting the Hall of Flame Museum tour, possibly at the beginning of 2022. A cruise to Cabo San Lucas is already in the works for April 2022. Hopefully in the fall we will be able to start planning group events again and once again enjoy each other’s company!

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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 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 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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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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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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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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Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” President Harry S. Truman

May is the month to celebrate mothers, graduations and those who gave their lives in service to our country in order to protect our freedoms.

Please enjoy those celebrations safely. We hope everyone is continuing to stay healthy, has gotten their vaccine if they want to and is continuing safe practices. We all want to be able to see our families and friends again soon!

Your Scholarship Board spent the month of April reviewing the applications we received for the 2021-2022 academic year and making award dollar determinations. Here are the details:

  • Our donations this year totaled $17,000 with Honeywell Aerospace again donating $8,000! As always, your continued support helped us achieve this awesome amount THANK YOU!!!!

  • We had a total of 8 applications this year which was down from the 14 we had last year. Of the 8 applicants, 3 are STEM students.

  • Additional monetary consideration was given to our STEM students as Honeywell considers that a priority.

  • Our 3 STEM students will receive $2,500 each and our 5 remaining students will receive $1,875.

Our 2021-2022 academic yer scholarship awards are going to:
Otto Brink
Arizona State University
Political Science
Ryan Carlo
University of Arizona
Public Health
Paige Nye
University of Arizona
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Lydia Roberts
University of Arizona
Rachel Tutnick
Arizona state University
Camille Unsworth
Arizona State University
Applied Biological Sciences
Meghan van Dobben
Arizona State University
Secondary Education
Macy Zimmerman
Arizona State University Sports Business

If your descendant missed the April 1st deadline for application submission this academic year, be sure you get our information to them in a timely manner next year. 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.

  • 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:

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

Canada moon

This is a beautiful video showing beautiful and artful depictions of the moon. If you haven’t seen this one before, we think that you will really enjoy it.
Click on the link below to watch video.......


Even though this looks like snow... it is a CLOUD!
An amazing phenomenon recently captured on video.  A “cloud avalanche” occurred near the Kapuche Glacier Lake in the mountains of Nepal in March, 2021. That scene is extremely rare, it’s lucky enough to see it once in a lifetime. At that time, a group of travel companions were camping by the lake, and they took the risk of taking pictures of this rare visual feast.

The white snow clouds rushed down the valley, unstoppable, instantly swallowing the mountains and hitting the lake surface. Against the backdrop of the blue sky and the yellow-brown mountains, they were more distinct, magnificent and shocking. The strong air flow overturned the tents and sleeping bags, frightening the travelers, but fortunately no casualties were reported. After that, a small rainbow appeared by the lake, which was extremely beautiful, and the travelers all cheered and marveled at it.

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

Past Events Index

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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
Sanderson Ford
The Sanderson Village and Museum
May 14, 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.

HGRC - Diane Bennett
October 6, 2021

Arizona Broadway Theatre
AAC - Kevin Vetter
October 7, 2021
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Tovrea Castle
- Keith Hughes
November 4, 2021

Lake Pleasant Cruise Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
November 5, 2021

St. Mary's Food Bank Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
December 1, 2021
Cruise Ship
Cabo San Lucas Cruise
  HRSC - Barbara Rippstein
April 24, 2022

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.
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Per Stu Mitnik, the Scottsdale Senior Center does not have a reopening date. When the Center does open, they will have many interesting speakers and presentations lined up. They also had to cancel their Holiday Charity Luncheon.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.
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Hall of Flame Museum Tour - TBD

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
Thursday December 9 - hope to see all of you.

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
NEW LOCATION - New China Buffet, 601 W Bell Rd, Phoenix
(Third week of month. First 4 months Tue; second 4 Wed; third 4 Thu.)
All at 11:30 AM
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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.

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


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


Location:           77th Avenue & Paradise LaneTheatrical

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


May be rescheduled or fully canceled.

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


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

Sponsored by the Aero Activities Club.

Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour

 AAC - Keith Hughes

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


May be rescheduled or fully canceled

 SW Plane

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 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


May be rescheduled or fully canceled


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

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)

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

(Status as of March 20)


Presentation topics include: