Volume 27, Number 9
May, 2011



Coordinator: Ibis Valles , 480-558-4718, for reservations.
Where: Four Peaks Brewing Company, 1340 E. 8th Street, Tempe
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: $20.00 per person including tour, 2 beers for tasting, and a light meal.
Payment: Make your check payable to Treasurer, HRC and mail to
Honeywell Retiree Club, Honeywell Inc., 1860 Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.

In 2009, the brewery was growing rapidly and had a yearly production capacity of 20,000 barrels of beer (that's 40,000 kegs). They had a 20 bbl., 3-vessel brewhouse with nineteen 40-barrel fermenters, one 60-barrel fermenter, and three 80-barrel fermenters for producing all of their distribution and in-house beers. They have won several awards in 2009 for Best Local Brewery, Best Pub with Grub and a silver medal in the Great American Beer Festival for the Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale.



Coordinator: Don Peeples, 602-548-1904, azpeeples@aol.com , for information and reservations.
Where: Arrowhead Country Club, 19888 North 73rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 623-561-9600
When: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Fresh fruit and cheese display with crackers at 6:00 PM. Buffet Dinner served at 7:00 PM. DJ and Dancing from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Cash bar all evening.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Reservations: Call Don Peeples on or after September 27 for reservations (see below)..

NOTE: The Christmas Party will be a joint HRC/SRC affair at the Arrowhead Country Club, similar to last year. However, this year we plan to limit attendance to 150 persons to keep it from being overcrowded. If you plan to attend and want a reservation, or a table for 10, please call Don Peeples at 602-548-1904 or Shirley Krieger 602-942-4235 and make your reservation on Sept 27 to be assured that you get a ticket. Tickets will be sold on a first come basis. Reservations start at 11:00 a.m. on September 27 and they will go fast.


The year as your President of HRC went by very quickly and it looks like you get me for one more year as your President. We had a successful picnic in March chaired by Mary Barkl. Dale Wendt hosted a successful golf tournament and has agreed to host additional Fall and Spring golf tournaments this coming year.

The Annual Breakfast was a great hit with approximately 70 attendees and an impressive presentation by Tim Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Aerospace, one of Honeywell International’s largest business groups with current sales of more than $11 billion. Honeywell Aerospace includes three main businesses: Air Transport & Regional, Business and General Aviation, and Defense and Space. Several retirees mentioned they almost wanted to leave retirement and go back to work because the presentation was so interesting.

Hope you all took advantage of filling out the membership survey Francis Cartwight has distributed. HRC truly needs your input in order to provide activities in the Fall that the membership will be interested in attending. We are open to your suggestions and new ideas.

We welcome two new Board members: Nadine Arney and Victor Fragnito. We also say farewell and thank you to Dick Axtell, who is leaving the Board. Dick, we thank you for your contributions this past year.

Have a safe and happy summer and hope to see you at the first HRC function on September 21, the Four Peaks Brewery tour, chaired by Ibis Valles.

Shirley Krieger



Coordinator: Barbara Rippstein, 623-566-1572 for additional information

Our plans for the cruise are continuing. Look at the September issue of The Bridge when it comes out. We hope to have exciting news, hopefully a cut in the cost. In the meantime, you can continue to make your reservations to secure the cabin you want.

You’ll truly enjoy the beautiful SAPPHIRE PRINCESS!  It offers Big Ship choices with a distinctive Small Ship feeling. 

For complete details and reservations, please contact Dan Bachmann, Ford’s World Travel –13593 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, (623) 975-1800 or 14621 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, (623) 933-8256


Coordinator: Mary Barkl, 602-863-6939, for information and reservations
Location: Rio Vista Park, 8866 Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, Ramadas 8 & 9
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Lunch served around 11:30 AM.
Cost: $7.00 for EACH member or guest.
Payment: Make checks payable to Treasurer HRC, with note for Oktoberfest and send to Honeywell Retirees Club of Arizona, Honeywell Inc., 1860 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.
Prizes: There will be a 50-50 drawing.



We can help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house that you are not good at or are unable to do and prevent these jobs from becoming budget busters. The Fixit Guys are Bob, Gene, Clint, Sam, Perry, Lee, Dan, Matt, Wally, Paul, and Ed .

Call us at this number, (602) 765-4466, and leave a clear message containing job information, your name and telephone number. We probably can help and will get back to you as quickly as practical. We furnish the labor at no cost to you; you furnish the cost of the parts.


The list is redacted from the online version of the Bridge. Please refer to your email or printed copy for the email address of those members who wish it published.



Approximately 70 people attended the Honeywell Retiree Club annual breakfast meeting at the Ironworks at Bellaire Golf Club and enjoyed an excellent breakfast. Our guest speaker was Tim Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Aerospace, who gave an enlightening presentation highlighting how Honeywell has weathered the economic turndown and is now poised for significant growth in the coming years.

Honeywell expects strong aircraft delivery expansion, higher production rates for existing aircraft, and new models entering service. Flight hour growth has already exceeded prior peak, and international defense growth continues in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Asia Pacific.  Defense budget pressure continues to be an issue for future troubled programs, but commercial recovery more than offsets the defense decline.

Honeywell has a great position on Gulfstream Programs., both on the G650 and the G250, which was certified March 18, 2011. The Gulfstream G250 EIS will be certified in early 2012. Honeywell is projecting a 30% growth in air traffic modernization (ATM) in the next 5 years while focusing on improving safety and efficiency of air travel. Honeywell is expanding their lead in safety products.

Honeywell won the 2010 Collier Award in recognition of its contributions to the NASA-led International Space Station.  The trophy is housed in the Smithsonian Museum.  They also received an award from the Aerospace Industries Association for achieving the greatest reduction in injuries and illnesses for the 2008-2009 calendar years and for demonstrated excellence across multiple areas of safety.

The meeting ended with the announcement of the election results. The officers and board of directors are shown below.

Honeywell Retiree Club Officers


Honeywell Retiree Club Board of Directors

Pictures from the annual meeting courtesy of Mary Barkl.




Fifty two players participated in the Honeywell Retirees Club spring golf outing at Sun City Country Club. The weather was terrific, the course challenging, the lunch buffet satisfying, and everyone had a good time. The following players won prizes

Closest on # 4 [$15] N/A Longest putt # 18 [$15] Murphy
Closest on # 7 [$15] Ambrose Straightest Drive #14 [$15] Casteel
Closest on #11 [$15] Robert Carter Low Net Calloway [$15] Dodt (72)
Closest on #17 [$15] N/A Low Net AGA [$15] Ambrose (60)
Longest putt #9 [$15] John Nance    
Team High Net [$10 ea] 318 Neuheisel, Dyer, Dahl, Mangino

3rd Team Low Net [$13 ea]

292 Palmer, Haith, Sims, Minley
2nd Team Low Net [$20 ea] 286 Wendt, McNeil, Lincoln, Huschke

1st Team Low Net [$25 ea]

272 Ambrose [2], Tyers [2]

We distributed $407 in prizes which enabled us to have 24 players or 46% participation in the prizes.

Hope everyone enjoyed the get together, and wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you all again in December 2011 and April 2012.

Dale Wendt