Feb 2019

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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.




Regular Sections
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President's Perspective

From the Editor

Fix-It Guys

Scholarships

Reports & Photos of Past Events  (Index)


Upcoming Events  (Index)


Recurring Lunches for sub groups:
Honeywell IAC Ole Timers
Bull Old-Timers Lunch Bunch
The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers



President's Perspective


Mary Barkl

To all Members, we issued a survey electronically on February 4, 2019 to over 75% of you and we hope you will answer on-line in the time frame recommended. We have not touched base with you, the membership, in several years and the Board would like to know where you stand on how we are doing and what you think we should be doing differently. Anything goes!

The Board would like to receive your answers ASAP or before the February 22 deadline. We will start compiling your answers and comments immediately. We will post the results in the March Bridge. The less than 25% of members who receive the Bridge by USPS will not be surveyed unless they have provided an email address; however, they will see the results in the March Bridge and are welcome to send us their comments at any time. Our USPS address is on the last page of the Bridge. We hope you will give the survey a try and let us know what we are doing right or wrong and how we can improve.

We went ahead with planning for the Spring Picnic before results were calculated. So this is a quick reminder to all those who are going to our joint Spring Picnic with our sister Aero Activities Club, that this will be a potluck affair. It will be held at the Rio Vista Park on April 25. This year we expect the weather to be wonderful! What else, after all the rain we have been receiving. Come prepared to eat, have fun, and meet the members of the other clubs around the Valley.

You will want to know we are considering changing our Christmas event from evening with AAC to a daytime luncheon. Garrett has been doing it successfully for years and does it as a charitable event, sponsoring a family in need by sending a meal, buying a Christmas tree, and buying gifts for the family’s children. We will be making a decision on this at a future Board meeting. All this, including lunch, music and dancing for the members.

Regards, Mary

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MISSION STATEMENT

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

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





From the Editor


The Bridge My name is Kay Nye and I am the new Editor for the HRSC Bridge Newsletter, taking over the position from Joyce Colella in December 2018. I worked in the Honeywell Space Division located for 26 years and retired from there in May 2014. I'm looking forward to working with everyone and meeting the challenge each month of providing a newsletter filled with interesting and accurate information regarding the upcoming events and personal interest.

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.

Do you have a new address or e-mail? Be sure to send us the updated information to Hotline@hrcaz.org or Honeywell Retiree Social Club, 1860 W Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027-2704.

Please address any comments, questions or articles for The Bridge
to the Bridge editor's email address Bridge_Editor@hrcaz.org. (This address is only for Bridge matters—all other communications should go to Hotline@hrcaz.org.)


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.



Quote for the Month

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”.

George Bernard Shaw

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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
Ken Probert
Charlie Paine


North Valley
Bob Farney
Lee Rippstein Dan Schott










Scholarships for College

Honeywell Retiree Clubs

Scholarship Foundation

THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS DISTRIBUTED AWARDS FOR THIS YEAR

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.

This Month's Featured Scholarship Recipients




Jaicee Morrow
- Attending U of A


Granddaughter of Kay Fox - Honeywell Retiree Social Club


 

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Jaicee MorrowI am currently a second-year student at The University of Arizona. As soon as I toured the campus, I felt extremely welcomed by the ambassadors and knew it was where I wanted to spend the next four years.

I have always had an interest in the health care field and I am now a pre-nursing student. This summer I spent two weeks in Pula, Croatia shadowing nurses at Pula General Hospital. The first week I observed operations in the Ear, Nose, and Throat department, and the latter week I watched procedures in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department. This experience reaffirmed that the health care field is where I am meant to be in the future.

During my first year at the University of Arizona, my favorite class has been physiology. The content, professors, and hands-on lab work have all made this rigorous class enjoyable.
Outside of my studies, I am a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health honor society which holds philanthropy, social, fundraising, and health events throughout the year. I also make time to play on an indoor and outdoor intramural soccer team for fun.

After graduation, I plan to work as a Registered Nurse to gain some experience before returning to school to become a Nurse Practitioner.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be attending the U of A and I would love to be able to further my degree in the years to come. I would also like to thank the Honeywell Retiree’s for their financial support of my academic goals.

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Matthew Scandura - Attending U of A


Son of Phillip Scandura - Honeywell Retiree Social Club


Matthew ScanduraAs my senior year of high school was coming to a close, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do or where I wanted to go. Then inspiration came from two of my favorite teachers, Ms. Lenz and Mr. Taylor, who'd taught biology and chemistry. Their classes had been two of my favorites, and so with their advice I combined the two subjects into what became a major in molecular and cellular biology at the U of A.

As I got more into the nitty gritty of it, it became apparent I was on the right path. On the biochemist's map, organic chemistry had always been labeled, "Here be dragons." After sailing those waters with ease, I made a small edit: "Here be wonders." A also had the fortune of working in a fruit fly lab studying ALS through the Undergraduate Biological Research Program. I was finally doing the things I'd been hearing about in classes, and I wanted more… so I added a second major in biochemistry.

Outside of the lab, I’m suddenly enjoying speaking in front of people. I acted in and directed plays, went door- to-door the spread the word about Act One (an arts charity), and taught people about my research through lab training and presentations. I want to bring all of these things up to bat in my career.

I see science communication as a great way to incorporate my love of science with my other passions, like writing, acting, psychology, and maybe even film. I’ll be taking a class in science outreach in the fall and plan to take another in film editing come spring. Science needs more good teachers, so I want to have as many tools at my disposal as possible when it comes to communicating it to the world.
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I am extremely fortunate and thankful to the Retiree’s clubs for the financial support they have provided during my studies.




Watch for more information about each of our Scholarship recipients in future editions of The Bridge.


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

Donations are tax-deductible due to our 501(c)(3) status.)

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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, except for the online Bridge). 

 


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

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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.)

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Racing Car
Penske Racing Museum Tour  - Near Loop 101 & Scottsdale Rd.
Mar 15, 2018
Picnic
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
University Midwestern University Veterinary Medicine Open House
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 27, 2018
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 9, 2018
Hospice Hospice and Palliative Care
GRC - Mark Steele
Nov 7, 2018
RTVOS Painter Honeywell-RTVOS Volunteer Opportunity
HRSC - Doug Metzger
Nov 10, 2018
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Nov 29, 2018
Xmas Lunch Christmas Holiday Charity Luncheon
GRC & HRSC - Diane Bennett & Mary Barkl
Dec 11, 2018
Xmas December Christmas Dinner-Dance
AAC - Joyce Calella
Dec 12, 2018
B-17 Commemorative Air Force Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Jan 9, 2019
Tovrea Castle Tovrea Castle Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Jan 11, 2019

Old Car Sanderson Village and Museum Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Jan 23, 2019
Rose AAC - Steve Flood Feb 2, 2019
Southwest Plane Southwest Airlines Maintenance Hangar Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Feb 6, 2019
Fire Engine
Hall of Flame Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Feb 6, 2019
Amazon Amazon Tour
HRSC - Rick Carter
You can put your name down for future tours.
Feb 6, 2019
TOUR FULL





Event Ideas

Upcoming Events

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.)
GRC - 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.




Horses Racing
A Day at the Races
AAC - Fred Polack
Feb 19, 2019
Golf Club Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes
Feb 27, 2019
(Feb 15 Tour Canceled.)
Theatre Masks
Phoenix Theatre Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Mar 6, 2019
PXG Icon PXG Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 15, 2019
Eyeglassses Essilor Eyeglass Lab Tour
AAC - Steve Flood
Mar 20, 2019
Guide Dog
Guide Dogs of the Desert Presentation
GRC - Mark Steele
Apr 3, 2019
Theatre "Mamma Mia!" by Broadway Theatre Company
AAC - Lydia Gonzales
Apr 4, 2019
Picnic Spring Potluck Picnic
HRSC - Mary Barkl
AAC - Larry Bowe

Apr 25, 2019
VC Engine Verde Canyon Railroad
AAC - Larry Bowe
Oct 26, 2019
Royal Princess Seven-Day Californian Coastal Cruise
HRSC - Barbara Rippstein

Nov 9, 2019




Upcoming Events Preview—Details TBD

Starting with the February 2019 issue of the HRSC Bridge Newsletter, we will be providing here upcoming events for the entire year that do not currently have firm dates and/or information but will be of interest to all of our members.

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Barry Goldwater with Movie Camera
Photographs by Barry Goldwater
The Arizona Highways Collection

TBD
MIM Bass
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Tour
TBD




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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
Mar 11, Jun 11, Sep 11, Dec 12.
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
Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19.
11:30 AM

The Honey-Bunch-Lunchers
Golden Corral, 5679 W Northern Ave
(First Tuesdays of the month)
Contact: Alfred Brenneise  alfbrenn2@gmail.com
Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3.
11:30 AM

See list of attendees and photos from the March 12, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.
See photos and list of attendees from the December 13, 2018 Honeywell IAC Ole Timers Lunch.




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Reports & Photos of Past Events

(Approximately one year of past events is shown.)

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





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!


Penske

Kaye Eibeck


Sponsored by the Aero Activities 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
                                                          Races

Sponsored by the Aero Activities 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.


PV EC 1
PV EC 2

PV EC 3
PV EC 4



Sponsored by the
Aero Activities 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 Aero Activities 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. 

Hotel

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. 

Train

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

Tim
                                                          MahoneyOur featured speaker was Tim Mahoney, President Honeywell Aerospace. He began with an Employee Provide – a photo and video montage done by Scott Carlton, APU engineer.

In addition to the spinoff of the turbocharger business, Tim announced the spinoff of the Homes Business (RESIDEO) consisting of the entire portfolio for Homes products plus the ADI Global Distribution business.

In 2017, Aerospace booked $14.8B in sales with 22.2% segment margin. Fastest growing area is Electronic Solutions requiring rapid expansion of capacity of precision avionics and navigation. APUs and Engines are both capacity limited by the supplier base and would have produced a 22% cumulative annual growth rate had there been no limitations. The Repair and Overhaul business is nearing $100M annual revenue. Honeywell Aerospace is growing faster than the markets it serves.

Expectations through 2022 anticipates avionics wins 2.7 times those of competitors; APUs 2.1 times; Mechanical Systems 1.6 times and Engines is expecting 100% of proposals will be winners. 16 airlines are removing competitor APS and replacing them with the 131-9. We take the replaced units, disassemble them and sell them as spare parts.

Growth opportunities include:
    ▪    Allegiant Air for power and avionics 

    ▪    LION Airgroup with 617 of their a/c using 
our APUs

    ▪    T900 turboshaft of Blackhawk and Apache ($50B opportunity). Tech proposal 13,500 pages.
Announcement expected Jan '19.

    ▪    T55 (CH47) product support 

    ▪    20 kVA generator for UH-60 

    ▪    F124 for USAF T-X Trainer

Advanced Technology focus includes:
    ▪    Megawatt generator for directed energy weapons
    ▪    Advanced compressors and combustor coatings for next generation combat helos
    ▪    Future small turbofan
    ▪    Improved performance turbine engine for MQ-9 Reaper drone.

Aerospace primary and ongoing focus is labeled the Connected Market and the Connected aircraft. Honeywell provides up to 109 different subsystems on commercial aircraft and through the knowledge of connectivity, strived to eliminate all unscheduled maintenance. The goal is to provide service connectivity of 80% of these systems by 2019.

Encompassing the connected aircraft are a/c data gateways, and both cabin and cockpit SATCOM. In addition Honeywell provides a global data center with secure infrastructure and ground networks linking all aircraft services and cabin tools.


Sponsored by the Garrett Retiree Club.


Accordion
                                                          player
Oktoberfest
   HRSC - Mary Barkl
  Oct 17, 2018


The Oktoberfest was a great success and was enjoyed by all, 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.

There were raves about the brats and the beans; some went back for seconds! We had an ice breaker which it looked like all of the attendees were playing. 5 completed the ice breaker and were put in the door prize drawing which already included everyone that was in attendance.

We had two drawings for the 50/25/25 and each recipient received $27.50. There were 4 $25.00 door prizes that were won, 1 went to one of the ice breaker players and the other 3 went to other attendees.

There were many delicious desserts to savor that were brought by the board members in attendance.

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

See photos of the event from our club photographer, Rick Carter.



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


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Sponsored by the Honeywell Retiree Social Club


Veterinary Medicine Open House
AAC - Keith Hughes
Oct 27, 2018


 

 
Awaiting report and/or photos.

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Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.

Ping Golf Club Factory Tour
AAC - Keith Hughes

Oct 31, 2018

On Oct 31st a group of us toured the factory. I know absolutely nothing about golf so I will not embarrass myself with a long description. However the tour for me was fascinating, full of details and over 2 hours long. And you really do walk at least ½ a mile.

The facility is their main design and production site with 800 employees out of a worldwide workforce of 1500. We toured everywhere from custom bag manufacturing, putter head milling, assembly of the clubs at various stages, driving range and the vault.

There was some famous PGA player trying out new clubs on a very nice test range. The picture above is the vault with over 3400 gold plated and solid gold putters. Apparently if you win a big championship using Ping clubs they make a gold putter for you and keep a replica in the vault.

We discovered that the next day (Nov 1st) they were introducing a variable length putter to the market. Apparently 80% of players use the wrong length.

This has been a popular event and all three dates (Nov 9th and Nov 29th) are fully booked.  

If interested in going on a waiting list for a future date contact keith8411@cox.net.  Please include name, number of tickets, club affiliation and phone number.

Ping Factory
Sponsored by the
Aero Activities Club.

Hospice and Palliative Care
GRC - Mark Steele