Oct 2018

Plus event updates
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Newsletter of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona

NOTE: This online version is a reformatted sub-set of the full version sent to paid-up members, with updates to event information since the Bridge was distributed.

For example, it does not contain names of recent retirees, new members, or members who have passed away, nor does it contain the list of member email addresses which is sent out from time to time.

There will typically be a delay of a week or so before a new month's version is posted here; if you want to get the Bridge as it comes off the press, become a member and request the full-color PDF version, the eBridge, which is sent by email and can be received wherever you may be, unlike the paper version. Note that Honeywell outsources the distribution of the black-and-white paper Bridge. It is typically delivered about 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.

Did your membership expire on April 30, 2018? If so, you will no longer be receiving your Bridge newsletter—the September issue was a "grace" issue. Please use the application/renewal form on this website or in your Bridge. If you are not sure about your membership status, please check the cover email for your eBridge, or the outside of your paper Bridge. If you no longer have these, just send an email to hotline@hrcaz.org and we'll be happy to check for you.

Regular Sections

President's Perspective

From the Editor

Fix-It Guys


Reports & Photos of Past Events  (Index)

Upcoming Events  (Index)

President's Perspective

Mary Barkl

I think the smell of fall is in the air, time to celebrate.  We can now venture outdoors and get the yard work done and enjoy sitting on the patio for longer lengths of time.  Football has also started.

The Oktoberfest is coming up and reservation are coming in, take a look and send in your reservations, only 16 more days before the deadline.  There will be lots of fun and food to partake of, an icebreaker like no other and several winners throughout the event.

Also, take a look at the upcoming events, as you will see there are many scheduled through December for sure.    Events are scheduled by all clubs and everyone is always welcome to all events, bring a guest.
The Board needs help to determine what additional items or events to host, we will be doing a survey to all HRSC members very soon to find out what the membership, you, would like to see.

We are still looking for new Board Members to help out with events.  As a board member we have about 8 meetings a year to plan events.  If you are interested in participating on the board, give me a call.  The Secretary position and other Director positions are open.  We are lucky to have Joyce Colella from Sperry filling in for editing our newsletter which releases September through May. 

Regards, Mary

Did your membership expire on April 30, 2018? If so, you will no longer be receiving your Bridge newsletter—the September issue was a "grace" issue. Please use the application/renewal form on this website or in your Bridge. If you are not sure about your membership status, please check the cover email for your eBridge, or the outside of your paper Bridge. If you no longer have these, just send an email to hotline@hrcaz.org and we'll be happy to check for you.


Honeywell Retiree Social Club (HRSC) is a social organization in Arizona for Honeywell International, Inc. retirees. This organization will be open without regard to prior class of employment, race, creed, sex or geographical residence.

HRSC will provide activities, programs (such as Fix-It Guys and Scholarship Program) and projects of interest to retirees and spouses. It will facilitate effective communications between members, other Honeywell retiree clubs and Honeywell International, Inc. It will provide opportunities to renew acquaintances and promote fellowship among retirees, and will assist retirees in maintaining and enhancing the image of Honeywell International, Inc., in the eyes of the public.

From the Editor

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. For example: HONEYWELL HISTORY provides the history of Honeywell from multiple sources, ARCHIVES offers back editions of the online Bridge, minutes of board meetings, Treasurer's reports and Webmaster's reports, and EVENT SCHEDULE has the latest information on upcoming HRSC events. The PHOENIX AREA ATTRACTIONS page lists a wide variety of attractions around the Valley: selected parks & preserves, selected sports venues & teams, performing arts, cultural history, museums, art galleries, and, of course "miscellaneous"! Have a look—you might find something that interests you. The USEFUL LINKS page includes senior discounts and was updated in February 2018—check it out and save yourself some money!

Do you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated information. Do you have any questions or comments? Address them to the editor at the email or street address below.

The HRSC email address for general topics is
Hotline@hrcaz.org and the Bridge editor's email address for Bridge content is Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org.

The club street address is:

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

Any comments or claims made within the publication are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily express the views of Honeywell Inc. or the Directors, Officers, Staff or members of the Honeywell Retiree Social Club of Arizona.

Honeywell Clubs Fix-It Guys Program

Sponsored by the Honeywell, Garrett & Sperry Retiree Clubs
We help Honeywell retirees or surviving spouses with fix-it jobs around the house.  This program is designed to keep the job from being a budget buster for you.Handyman

Call our coordinator, Warren Koepsel, at 480-510-9304 to schedule a trip to your home. If you reach voice mail, leave a clear message giving job information, your name, telephone number and nearest cross streets. We will get back with you to schedule a visit.

Help Wanted
Are You Handy?               
Your clubs really need your help!                      

Since the passing of Clint Langford, our group of North Valley handymen has experienced a significant decline, so we're hiring!!!

You don't have to be a contractor-level kind of handyman—just generally handy around the house. Some of you may have special skills (Computer/Plumbing/Electrical/Drywall?) that can significantly help our members in need. Why not try it? Call Warren, (480-510-9304). We would love to talk with you!

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

Thanks guys—for all that you do.

East Valley
Bob Davenport Frank Holman Warren Koepsel Stu Mitnik

North Valley
Bob Farney
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott

Scholarships for College

Honeywell Retiree Clubs

Scholarship Foundation



Once again the popularity of the scholarship program has increased this year.  A total of 12 applicants have received awards ranging from $1,100 to $1,200.  Thank you to the Garrett and Honeywell Retiree clubs as well as Honeywell International for their generous donations.  The majority of the yearly total available funds come from contributions by individual members of the Garrett and Honeywell Retiree clubs.  All of you who gave are making a difference in the lives of these deserving recipients.


Cost of a college education has been increasing yearly and our number of valid applicants has increased from 1 at program start to 12 for this year.  So far, we have been able to award each of the qualified applicants with at least $1,000.  Continued awards of this modest amount for each applicant will likely be impossible unless we can increase contributions.  Please review your charitable contributions and seriously consider adding this Scholarship Program to your list of worthy causes.  The Scholarship Program is qualified as a 501(c)(3), so donations should be tax deductible (check with your tax advisor).  Please remember, students receiving these benefits are all family members of retired Honeywell and Garrett employees.  By giving to this program, you will be directly helping the friends and family members of people you worked with for years.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients:  

Honeywell Retiree Clubs Scholarship Awards



Descendant of

Shelby Carter

Elementary Ed

Ken Carter

Davis Levy

Business Mgmt; Finance

George Davis

Nicholas Mayers

Business Mgmt; Global Business

Robert (Bob) Spillman

Jaicee Kay Morrow


Kay Fox

Marley Oakes

Strategic Communications; Political Science

Michael Oakes

Alayna Roberts

Civil Engineering

Paul Bielert

Matthew W. Scandura

Molecular & Cellular Biology; Biochemistry

Phillip A. Scandura Jr.

Camille Unsworth

Applied Biological Sciences; Applied Math

Brian Unsworth

Jeff Unsworth

Mechanical Engineering Sys.

Brian Unsworth

Maureen van Dobben

Digital Culture/Media Process

Dolf Strom

Ashley Wiley


Paul Wiley

Max Zimmerman

Aerospace Engineering; Math

Charles Jonkosky

If you would like to donate, you can send your check to either:

Gwen Scheetz, Doug Metzger
Scholarship Foundation Secretary / Treasurer
5640 E Everett Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
HRSC Treasurer
Honeywell Retiree Social Club, Honeywell, Inc.
1860 Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704

Watch for more information about each of our Scholarship recipients in future editions of our Club Newsletter.


If you have questions; you can find information about our Scholarships on the website at www.hrcaz.org.  Click on the Scholarship tab, (found on the left side of the page). 


Find application and award information in the Scholarships section of our website.

Our Foundation Board Members are also happy to help. You can call or email your Scholarship Board Member at:

Jim Redmond, Chair
Email: jpr.redmond@gmail.com
Phone: 623 362 2421

Bob Davenport, ASU Representative
Email: wrd63@cox.net
Phone: 480 560 6273

Dawn Orgill, NAU Representative
Email: dawn3@centurylink.net
Phone: 602 881 7772
Gwen Scheetz, Secretary and Treasurer
Email: scheetzgwen@cox.net
Phone: 602 616 9889

Frank Holman, U of A Representative
Email: frankholman@cox.net
Phone: 602 695 2565

The Bridge

Crime Prevention Bulletin

Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)
See The Bridge in Archives for more details of these and older events.)

Beer Mug Oktoberfest  - Bellaire Country Club, 17233 N 45th Ave, Glendale
Oct 18, 2017
Verde Canyon Railroad Trip
Oct 21, 2017
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tours
Nov 4 & Nov 10 2017
RTVOS Painter RTVOS Community Service Project
    - Honeywell-sponsored work on low-income school.

Nov 11, 2017
Xmas December
Christmas Dinner Dance
Dec 12, 2017
RTVOS Painter RTVOS Community Service Project - Reprise!
    - Completion of work on low-income school.

Jan 8, 2018
Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
  - Largest nuclear power station in the USA!

Jan 10, 2018
Credit Card Identity Theft Seminar - Top consumer concern raised to FTC Jan 11, 2018
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tours
Jan 12 & Feb 2, 2018
Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
  - Largest nuclear power station in the USA!
  - Both February tours canceled by PV due to budget constraints.
Jan 31, 2018

Feb  7 & 14, 2018
canceled by PV.
ABT AZ Broadway Theatre  - Showboat Feb 8, 2018
Racing Car
Penske Racing Museum Tour  - Near Loop 101 & Scottsdale Rd.
Mar 15, 2018
Honeywell-Garrett Spring Potluck Picnic 
  - Open to all Honeywell retirees, including Sperry.
  - At McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.
Mar 21, 2018
Racehorses A Day at the Races - At Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Rd. Apr 10, 2018
Power Station Palo Verde Nuclear Energy Education Center Tour
  - In Buckeye.
  - Education & live communication with the power station.
Apr 18, 2018
SW Plane SouthWest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
  - At Sky Harbor Airport - repeated again by popular demand.
Apr 19, 2018
Cruise Ship Cruise - Farther in Alaska - By land and by sea!
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein
Aug 5, 2018
Tim Mahoney Talk from Tim Mahoney - President of Honeywell Aerospace
GRC - Mark Steele
Oct 3, 2018
Oktoberfest Oktoberfest
HRSC - Mary Barkl
Oct 17, 2018

 Event Ideas

Upcoming Events BACK TO HOMEPAGE

Acronyms used to denote sponsorship for each event:

HRSC - Honeywell Retiree Social Club (Covers all parts of Honeywell, including GE, Garrett, Sperry, Bull, AlliedSignal, etc.)
GRC - Garrett Retirees' Club
SRC - Sperry Retiree Club

Regardless of sponsoring organization(s), all events are open to members of all three retiree clubs.

Midwestern University Veterinary Medicine Open House
SRC - Keith Hughes

Oct 27, 2018
Golf Club
Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
SRC - Keith Hughes

Oct 31, 2018
Nov 9, 2018
Nov 29, 2018

RTVOS Painter Honeywell-RTVOS Volunteer Opportunity
HRSC - Doug Metzger
Nov 10, 2018
Xmas Lunch
Christmas Holiday Charity Luncheon
GRC & HRSC - Diane Bennett & TBD
Dec 11, 2018
Xmas December Christmas Dinner-Dance
SRC - Joyce Calella
Dec 12, 2018
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
SRC - Keith Hughes
Jan 11, 2019
Old Car Sanderson Village and Museum Tour
SRC - Keith Hughes
Jan 23, 2019
Southwest Plane Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
SRC - Keith Hughes
Feb 6, 2019
Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
SRC - Fred Polack
Feb 19, 2019
Theatre "Mamma Mia!" by Broadway Theatre Company
SRC - Lydia Gonzales
Apr 4, 2019
VC Engine Verde Canyon Railroad
SRC - Larry Bowe
Oct TBD, 2019
Amazon Amazon Tour
HRSC - Rick Carter
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Royal Princess Seven-Day Californian Coastal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein
"Three for Free" discount available until November 19, 2018.
Nov 9, 2019

Recurring Lunches BACK TO HOMEPAGE

Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 10030 N Metro Pkwy E
(Third week of March (Mon), June (Tue), September (Wed), December (Thu))
Contact: Mary Barkl  mbarkl@cox.net
Dec 13
11:15 AM

Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
Old Country Buffet, 9620 N Metro Pkwy W
(Third week of month. First 4 months Tue; second 4 Wed; third 4 Thu.)
Contact: Wayne Sobieski  wayne.sobieski@cox.net
Nov 15, Dec 20
11:30 AM

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
Golden Corral, 5679 W Northern Ave
(First Tuesdays of the month)
Contact: Alfred Brenneise  alfbrenn2@gmail.com
Nov 6, Dec 4
11:30 AM

See photos from the June 13, 2017 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers lunch.
See photos from the September 13, 2017 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See photos from the December 14, 2017 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers lunch.
(And list of attendees)
See list of attendees and photos from the March 12, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.

Jump to Upcoming Events

Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)

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

Oct 18, 2017

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.

Verde Canyon Railroad Trip
Oct 21, 2017

Awaiting report.  (Or see description of this trip when it was upcoming.)

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Tovrea Castle Tours
Nov 4 & 10, 2017

Awaiting report.  (Or see Feb 2017 report)

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Giving Back, with Honeywell and RTVOS
to Improve a Low-Income School.

Nov 11, 2017

RTVOS-1Our service project went very well at Desert Horizon Elementary School in Maryvale, with Honeywell Aerospace and Rebuilding Together, Valley of the Sun (RTVOS).  Rebuilding Together, Valley of the Sun (RTVOS). We had a turnout of 18 folks from HRSC (see the picture below) in and among the 90 or so total folks volunteering. We all got T- shirts and a nice box lunch, and a chance to rub shoulders with other retirees and current Honeywell employees.

But mostly we got an opportunity to help out this Title I school which serves many low-income students. Most of us were painting classroom walls, as the group in this picture. Others were doing other jobs, like painting picnic tables and making improvements to the play area.

RTVOS-2We want to give many thanks to those who were able to join us for this worthwhile contribution to the school and the community.

Many thanks to Doug Metzger for arranging this service project opportunity.

Doug Metzger (doug.metzger@cox.net or 602-319-6637

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.

Xmas Dinnr Dance

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

RTVOS Community Service Project - Reprise!

Project Completion, Jan 8, 2018

RTVOS PainterSix HRSC members turned out on January 8 to work a second day on completion of this project at Desert Horizon Elementary School in Maryvale, a Title I school serving low-income students. This was a joint project with Honeywell Aerospace and Rebuilding Together, Valley of the Sun (RTVOS). We made good progress, and a couple of RTVOS people were able to finish off the remaining work later, so the project is now complete—thanks to all the HRSC members who worked on either of the days to make this possible.


Organized by Doug Metzger (doug.metzger@cox.net or 602-319-6637

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.

Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
Jan 10, 2018

Palo Verde Group

This was a unique opportunity to get up close to a nuclear reactor. Palo Verde is located 45 miles west of Phoenix off the I10 and is the largest nuclear power plant in the United States, serving about four million people.

The Palo Verde Generating Station is located in the Arizona desert, and is the only large nuclear power plant in the world that is not located near a large body of water. The power plant evaporates the water from the treated sewage from several nearby cities and towns to provide the cooling of the steam that it produces.

There were 17 brave souls donned hard hats, safety glasses and earplugs to explore Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station.  We were accompanied at all times by two guides and two armed guards carrying machine guns. We entered through two sets of metal detectors and bomb sniffing devices just to get inside. Our hosts had us use palm readers to go through the doors and call ahead to security who tracked our presence.

The size of the plant is difficult to comprehend without visiting. From a vantage point 160 feet above ground we could see the cooling towers, reactor buildings and waste treatment plant. We stood next to a reactor building and walked through a hot and noisy steam turbine and power generation building. The control room is encased in very thick concrete with blast proof doors and a retina scanner to get in so we could only stand outside.

We had lunch with Bob Bement, Exec VP and Chief Nuclear Officer. He presented an overview of the facility and talked about how it operates with other forms of energy generation to meet the energy demands.

Due to PV budget constraints there will be only 2 tours this year but I hope to reschedule the remaining 2 tours in early 2019 as we have to also work around their refueling schedule.

Many thanks to Keith Hughes for arranging this tour.
Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.


Identity Theft Seminar
Jan 11, 2018

                                                          Theft 1We had 17 members and guests attend our identity theft seminar on January 11th.

Cassie & Paul Prinke presented some very interesting facts regarding ways our identity can be stolen, how it affects us and how to protect ourselves.  Did you know that $15.1B was stolen from 13.1 million Americans in 2015, and that from 2014-2015 identity theft complaints increased 47%?

There were surprising facts on different types of government ID theft which comes from tax/wage related fraud, government benefits, drivers’ licenses, etc.  Also, personal information, such as S/S numbers, phone numbers, date of birth, passport information, etc., is available for thieves to buy, sell and trade through the dark web.

One good way to help prevent ID theft is to check youir mbank statements daily for any strange transactions and use free credit checks available from Equifax, Experian and Transunion.

                                                          Theft 2

Many thanks to Kaye Eibeck for arranging this seminar.

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.


Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station Tour
Jan 31, 2018
Feb 7 & 14, 2018  CANCELED by Palo Verde—budget constraints.
Attempting to schedule replacement tours, possibly in early 2019, for those signed up for the February tours.

See the report of the Palo Verde January 10 tour.

                                                          OverviewI am sorry to say that the Palo Verde trips on Feb 7th and 14th have been CANCELLED due to limited resources at the station. I am trying to reschedule, but the best I can do is get something next year.

When I went on the first trip I found it very interesting and it gave me bragging rights that I went there, but on reflection, most of the time we looked at the outide of buildings we could not go into and were told what they were for.

It appears the Education Center gives you much ore information and I have arranged a personal tour on April 18th, 2018 at 9:30am. Follow this link for more information on that tour.

Keith Hughes

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Tovrea Castle Tours
Jan 12 & Feb 2, 2018

Tovrea Castle

Awaiting report, or see Feb 2017 report

Tours are approximately 2 hours and include the historic Castle's main floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding the Castle.

Guests are greeted by Tovrea Carraro Society volunteers at the Visitor Center and taken through the Carraro Cactus Gardens on a tram with a docent. The tour winds through the beautiful 44 acres, viewing the outer buildings, before arriving at Tovrea Castle.

The club would like to thank Tamera Zivic, Tovrea Carraro Society President for working with me (Keith Hughes) and allowing special group tours to fit our schedule.

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Arizona Broadway Theatre
Feb 8, 2018


Awaiting report and/or photos, or see description of this event when it was upcoming.

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Penske Racing Museum Tour
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Penske Photo Top

Twenty-five Sperry and Honeywell members and guests toured the Penske Racing Museum on March 15th. From the comments we received everyone enjoyed themselves, especially looking at the many Indy 500 cars Roger Penske’s team used over many years.

Our only disappointment was missing Roger himself that day (he left the Valley on the 14th).  I was told Roger likes to intermingle with his guests, giving tours himself, and answering questions.  Maybe next time.  Oh, and don’t be surprised if you happen to see some of your fellow retirees driving around the valley streets in a NEW Lamborghini, Bentley, Ferrari or other ultra-expensive automobile – just kidding!


Kaye Eibeck

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Honeywell & Garrett Retirees' 2018 Spring Potluck Picnic

(Open to Sperry retiree club too)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Link to Photos taken by our club photographer.

Link to photos at the Garrett Retirees' Club website.

Link to description of event when it was upcoming.

Sponsored by the Garrett & Honeywell Retiree Clubs.

2018 Day at the Races

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day at

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Palo Verde Energy Education Center Tour

Apr 18, 2018
Buckeye, AZ

26 members toured the facility and listened to a presentation by our host Chuck Emmitt who had 50 years experience in the nuclear industry. We learned that Palo Verde was a base load generator and typically gas fired generators handle peak load. There was a long discussion on U235 and U238 and how it is used for fuel.

Chuck gave a detailed description of the pressurized water reactor design and its advantages over other designs. We also found out that if every piece of uranium in the United States could be used it could power the USA for a million years. One pellet of uranium the size of a pencil eraser is equivalent to 1 ton of coal or 3 barrels of oil.



Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour

  Apr 19, 2018

Sky Harbor Airport, AZ

We had 19 club members visit Southwest two days after the engine explosion so guess what we asked about.

A forward fan blade was shed on a Southwest Airlines plane in 2016 causing the engine manufacturer CFM to investigate and finally recommend inspections of older engines within a year.

The aircraft that had a problem was due for a check in June. Looks like the problem was more serious than CFM thought. SW was inspecting 450 engines in 15 days and all 1400 in 30 days so they were being proactive.

Pictures below show the blades removed for ultrasonic inspection. Also shown is a blue jack mechanism that lifts the front landing gear of a 737-700 to drop the tail enough to get inside the hanger door that is too low for the new series jets.

SW 1
SW 2
SW 3
SW 4
SW 5
SW 6

Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.

Travel with Barbara Rippstein
Farther North to Alaska

(This is a description of the trip before it took place; a report and/or photos will be posted here when available.)

Land portion starts August 5, 2018
Sea portion starts August 11, 2018

Alaska Cruise touShiprs are the ultimate Alaska experience—a vacation combining 6 nights exploring Alaska by land and an unforgettable 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Every Alaska Cruise tour includes the state's top two attractions—picturesque Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak, and pristine Glacier Bay National Park. On land, you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges near legendary national parks and our Alaska Cruise tour itinerary includes exclusive Princess Alaska rail service, giving you yet another way to see the wonders of the Great Land! 

Princess has two levels of tours that travel together, the Connoisseur and the Explorer. The two groups travel together on the bus and train. They stay in the same lodges. The Connoisseur tour prices include most of the meals and tours which are not noted below. The Explorer tours are less expensive and guests are free to eat wherever they choose and to purchase the optional tours.

Our tour starts on August 5 in Fairbanks, Alaska “Golden Heart City”.  We check into our hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Mon, Aug 6, both groups take a cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River and have a chance to pan for gold. 


Tue, Aug 7 we say goodbye to Fairbanks for a spectacular trip to Denali National Park via scenic motor coach. We will be welcomed at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge for a 2-night retreat.  The afternoon is at leisure for all.

Wed, Aug 8 we explore Denali National Park. The Explorer group will go on the Natural History tour. The Connoisseur group will go on a Tundra Wilderness tour.

Thursday Aug 9—tMountainoday we will travel by motor coach to the south side of the park for two nights at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. This is where you can see Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in the United States. Take in the sensational views with a glass of wine on the expansive deck. 


Fri. Aug 10 we have a full day to relax and explore. There are optional tours available for both the Explorer and Connoisseur groups.

Sat. Aug 11 after a morning enjoying the vistas, we’ll transfer to the historic town of Talkeetna aboard the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness Rail for the journey to Whittier and our waiting ship.

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club.

Tim Mahoney - President, Honeywell Aerospace
GRC - Mark Steele

Oct 3, 2018

                                                          MahoneyTim Mahoney, President of Honeywell Aerospace, presented at the October 3rd Garrett Retirees' Club meeting.

Awaiting report and/or photos, or see description of this event when it was upcoming.

Sponsored by the Garrett Retiree Club.

   HRSC - Mary Barkl
  Oct 17, 2018

We had a very enjoyable get-together at Oktoberfest with accordion music, beer, brats, sauerkraut, ice-breaker, split-the-pot, door prizes and, above all, the chance to renew old acquaintances and make new ones, especially with fellow retirees from different divisions.

This is a video clip of our accordionist, Leigh DeChaine, pictured at right.

See photos of the event from our club photographer, Rick Carter, and see the description of this event when it was upcoming.

Many thanks to Mary Barkl for organizing this event; everything was well thought out and ran very smoothly.

Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club

Upcoming Events

  We already have several events well planned, and others are in the works.

Regardless of sponsoring organization(s), all events are open to members of all three retiree clubs.

Midwestern University Veterinary Medicine Open House
Oct 27, 2018
SRC - Keith Hughes

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern Glendale Campus will host an open house on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Everyone from pet owners to ranchers to aspiring veterinarians is welcome to attend with their families to see the future of animal healthcare in Arizona.Vet Dog Expert faculty and veterinary students will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the College's veterinary clinics and facilities. Over 20 informative booths and exhibits will be available for the public.

Attendees will be treated to facility tours of the state-of-the-art Companion Animal Clinic, Equine and Bovine Center, and Diagnostic Pathology Center. Families will be able to interact with animals, see a simulated cow birth, and discover how pathology and forensics can help deter animal abuse and treat disease, and much more. Interested attendees can also learn about a career in veterinary medicine and opportunities available to veterinary graduates, such as maintaining a healthy food supply, researching and controlling infectious diseases, and advancing the science of animal health in connection with other healthcare disciplines.

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Open House Activities Include:

·  Tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine clinical facilities

·  "Birthing Betsy" calf delivery simulation
·  Teddy bear surgery - bring your "injured" small stuffed animal for repair! 
·  Canine physical rehabilitation Vet Cows
·  Animal forensics
·  Horse and cow physical exam skills
·  Dog CPR simulation
·  Hands-on bandaging with an artificial horse
·  Horse husbandry/grooming
·  Life of a vet student/how to become a veterinarian 

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  1. Midwestern University 5715 W Utopia Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308
    If you would like more information, please call 623/537-6360.

    This event is promoted but not organized by Sperry Retirees Club. No formal group tour. Keith Hughes

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Sponsored by the Sperry Retiree Club.