December 16, 2011

Thank you for registering to be a part of Ford Motor Company's Blue Oval Connect retiree outreach initiative.

Refer a Friend: If you know of other Ford retirees who would like to receive this newsletter, please take a moment to refer them to http://www.blueovalconnect.com/.

In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Environment and Safety Chief Sue Cischke to Retire After 35-Year Career; Robert Brown Named Her Successor
  • Ford's Cloud-Connected Car, the Evos Concept, to Make North American Debut at 2012 International CES
  • Ford’s Gas-Free Focus Electric First with 100 MPGe, Faster Charging That Can Double Daily Range
  • Ford Export and Growth Opens World’s First Quick Parts Retail Stores
  • Video Corner: (CNBC) Ford F-150 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
  • Outside Voices: (The Detroit News) Ford Develops Lincoln-Specific Marketing Agency

 

Announcements


Save the Date

As we approach the end of the year, we want to make sure you know that for a second year, we will be conducting a special auto show preview around the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in early January.

In order to make sure you learn our news FIRST, we will be inviting you and a guest to downtown Detroit to preview both Ford brand and Lincoln brand news on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Plan to register on the afternoon of Jan. 4 and be the first to see Alan Mulally and other members of our executive team unveil our new model vehicles for the NAIAS.
  • DATE: Sunday, Jan. 8 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Downtown Detroit - free parking for one vehicle per retiree will be provided (Details to come in January)
  • GUESTS: Retiree plus 1 guest are invited

  • PLEASE NOTE: An invitation to register will be sent out the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 4.




Peer Support Ends Its Service For Medicare-Age Retiree After Four Years
  • This will be the final Blue Oval Connect message from the Peer Support volunteer group. We wish to thank the Public Affairs activity for its support and the Employee Benefits Office for its partnership during the first three years.
  • Our plan is to take down the Peer Support website www.ford-umbrella-group.org shortly. Retirees who wish to copy portions of the website for possible later use should do so within the next few days. That could include contact lists, Medicare guidelines and differentiation between Medicare Advantage and Medigap supplemental alternatives.
  • Peer Support plans to make recommendations to Ford early in the new year reflecting on our experience and early assessment of the 2012 health care calendar. The year 2012 should include important actions on Federal budgets including Medicare, possible changes in guidelines from the State of Michigan on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and a key ruling from the Supreme Court on the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act.
  • Our principal recommendation to Salaried Retirees is that “doing your homework” on Medicare health care insurance issues is worth the effort. Checking with at least two health care insurance sales organizations to compare recommendations and pricing is time well spent before making a decision.

  • Good health to all.



Final Days for the Ford Year-End Celebration
Act fast to get the best holiday offers because the Ford Year-End Celebration is coming to a close!

Drive away in a new Fiesta and you won't have to refuel for up to 409 miles.1 Check out a new Focus and get up to 40 hwy mpg. 2 Rein in a new Mustang and get away with a first-ever combination of 305 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 31 hwy mpg. 3 Need the style and function of a crossover? Look into the 2012 Edge, with a bold design and available SYNC with MyFord Touch® that puts over 10,000 commands at your fingertips. 4 Get the capability of an SUV in the new Explorer and get the best combination of V6 horsepower and fuel economy.5

Need a workhorse? Look no further than F-Series pickups. Simply the best-selling trucks for 34 years running.

See your local Ford Dealer now to take advantage of our Year End Celebration before it’s too late.

Click here for more information.

Disclaimer:
1 EPA-estimated 33 combined mpg, 12.4-gallon tank.
2EPA-estimated 28 city/40 hwy/33 combined, SE Sedan with SFE Package.
3EPA-estimated 19 city/31 hwy /23 combined mpg, coupe, automatic transmission.
4Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use Sync/MyFord Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to
do so. The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
5EPA-estimated 18 city/25hwy/20combined mpg, FWD. Class is large Utilities, non-hybrid vs. 2011/2012 competitors. Excludes other Ford products.





Final Days! Lincoln Wish List Event. Performance. Luxury. Technology
The Lincoln Wish List Event is coming to a close. That means time is running out for you to get a great offer on a new 2012 Lincoln. Plus, every new Lincoln now comes with a four-year, $0-deductible, complimentary maintenance program.1

Select your Lincoln MKS with the available 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 engine. Or get into a Lincoln MKZ with heated and cooled front seats and standard SYNC technology. Lincoln MKT seats up to seven in three rows of total comfort. And Lincoln MKX includes SYNC with MyLincoln Touch that connects you to your vehicle like never before with phone, entertainment, information, climate control and available navigation system all at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice.2 See your local Lincoln dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Wishlist Event. Offer valid for Ford employees, retirees and agency/contract personnel. Click here for more information.

See your local Lincoln Dealer now while there’s still time to take advantage of the Lincoln Wish List Event.

Disclaimer:

1Coverage includes a maximum of eight regularly scheduled maintenance services. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.
2Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobiles phone/MyLincoln Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear.


 

Top Stories
2012 F-150

With Its Unbeatable Combination of Top Fuel Efficiency and Capability, Ford F-150 Is Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year
The 2012 Ford F-150, which established a new standard for full-size pickups with best-in-class fuel efficiency and capability, was named Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year.

This is the fourth time the F-150 has won the award – the most awards for any truck since Motor Trend began presenting its Truck of the Year award in 1989. The Ford pickup received the magazine’s prestigious award for previous groundbreaking new models in 1997, 2004 and 2009.

To read the full article, click here.

Related Material:

Safety Cheif Sue Cischke
Ford Environment and Safety Chief Sue Cischke to Retire After 35-Year Career; Robert Brown Named Her Successor
Sue Cischke is retiring on Feb. 1, 2012 after a long and distinguished career in the auto industry. Sue’s contributions to our products and our company cannot be overstated. We will benefit from her hard work and dedication for many years to come.

Robert Brown will be stepping into the global role as vice president Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering on Jan. 1. Robert currently serves in this capacity for Ford of Europe. Attached below is the news release we are sharing with members of the media.
To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
Ford Focus Electric
Ford’s Gas-Free Focus Electric First with 100 MPGe, Faster Charging That Can Double Daily Range
The all-new, gasoline-free Ford Focus Electric is the company’s first-ever all-electric passenger car – emissions version of Ford’s popular small car expected to be the first of its kind to achieve the equivalent of a 100 miles per gallon fuel efficiency rating with seating for five.

Focus Electric is the flagship of Ford’s transformed lineup, one-third of which will feature a model with 40 mpg or more in 2012, building on the company’s commitment to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the Power of Choice.

To read the full article, click here.

Related Material:

Ford's Cloud-connected Car, Evos Concept, to Make North American Debut at 2012 International CES
The stunning Ford Evos Concept car will make its first appearance in North America as the centerpiece of Ford’s display at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 10 through 13, 2012. The Evos Concept made its global debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The Ford Evos Concept embodies the company’s new global design language while providing a glimpse at Ford’s technology future highlighted by the use of cloud computing to enhance the driving experience.

To read the full article, click here.

Track Apps Enhance Bragging Rights for Mustang Enthusiasts
True Mustang enthusiasts enjoy putting their pony to the test at the track. And when they do, it’s all about the bragging rights. They want to tell their friends how fast their steed can go from 0 to 60 or what distance it takes to bring the car to a stop from 100 mph.

To help Mustang aficionados validate their prowess on the track, the 2013 Mustang premium series comes equipped with a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster that delivers performance metrics – acceleration times, braking performance and g force measurements – straight from the factory through a system called Track Apps.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Employees Help Ensure High-Quality Launch of New MyFord Touch Upgrade Through Innovative Beta Test
Ford customers will soon benefit from a major software upgrade to MyFord Touch following a real-world beta test with about 1,000 Ford employees.

The software upgrade is coming for 2013 models – and to owners of existing MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles – and the employee beta test is part of a new, innovative approach to ensure a high-quality launch of the improved system.

To read the full article, click here.

Experience the All-New Ford Fusion Virtually Through Augmented Reality App
Consumers looking for a fun and engaging way to take part in the reveal of the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion need look no further: An augmented reality game app is debuting today with virtual images of the new car. Users of the app will drive a new Fusion through a series of “worlds” that unlock to reveal the car.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes

Ford Bookings at Motor Expo Soar, Led By All-new Ranger
Strong demand across the entire range of Ford vehicles during the Thailand International Motor Expo 2011 helped drive Ford’s bookings to a total of 3,495 units during the 12-day event, nearly tripling the number of bookings at the Expo last year.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Export and Growth Opens World’s First Quick Parts Retail Stores
First-of-its kind initiative that began in Export and Growth could eventually be implemented in other markets around the globe. Two Quick Parts retail outlets, in Honduras and Cambodia, are now open, with more to follow.

Quick Parts outlets are being opened in areas where parts availability is limited in order to provide a market presence for retail, wholesale, fleet and installer customers. Quick Parts will carry Ford- and Motorcraft-branded parts, Ford-branded accessories and Ford-branded merchandise. Competitive-make parts will be available if no Motorcraft application exists.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Motor Company
Ford Poland Celebrates Sales Success
2011 looks set to be a year to remember for Ford Poland. The Blue Oval has been the country’s second best-selling automotive brand for the past 11 months – its best ever performance – and has achieved a market share of 8 percent.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Motor Company
Ford’s Total European Sales Up Year-to-Date
Ford vehicle sales year-to-date in its total 51 European region markets increased by 2.5 percent, or 35,500 vehicles, to 1,451,000 units. In November, however, sales in those markets declined by 1 percent, or 1,300 units, to 123,700 vehicles.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford India Honorees
Ford India teams Bag Top Honors at National Quality Summit
Two teams from Ford India's manufacturing plant in Chennai earned one of the subcontinent’s top national awards for quality excellence, further reinforcing its reputation for producing cars with world-class quality.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Mulally on Fox and Frieds
Home of the Ford Focus Electric: Michigan Assembly Plant Tour
Tour the Michigan Assembly Plant and see how the Focus and Focus Electric is built. Click here to view video.

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Mark Fields on Ford F-150 Motor Trend Truck of the Year
(CNBC) Mark Fields dicusses the F-150 and addresses allegations of Alan Mulally's leave. Click here to view video.

 

Outside Voices
Mulally: 'Including Everybody' in One Ford Plan Has Been Key to Automaker's Turnaround
(Industry Week) It's been said that 70 percent of all major change initiatives fail. With those odds, the deck certainly was stacked against Alan Mulally when he took over a troubled Ford Motor Co. in September 2006. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Grows Best-Selling Commercial Vehicle Lineup with New Products
(3d-Car-Shows.com) Ford Motor Company, the best-selling commercial vehicle manufacturer in the U.S., will grow its product lineup in 2012 with a new medium-duty truck, two all-new Police Interceptors and a next-generation limousine to meet the rapidly changing needs of its commercial customers. To read the full article, click here.

How Ford Motor Deployed Bring Your Own Device
(Industry Week) It's been said that 70 percent of all major change initiatives fail. With those odds, the deck certainly was stacked against Alan Mulally when he took over a troubled Ford Motor Co. in September 2006. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Develops Lincoln-specific Marketing Agency
(The Detroit News) The Lincoln brand, in a further move to distinguish itself from the Ford brand, announced Thursday it is creating its own dedicated boutique marketing and communications agency. To read the full article, click here.

Top Safety Vehicles for 2012 - Ford Earns 12 Awards
(Forbes) The list of winners of the 2012 Top Safety Pick award for vehicles with the highest levels of crash protection is longer than ever this year. To read the full article, click here.

2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year Short-List Candidates Announced
(North American Car of the Year) Fifty automotive journalists have selected the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat as the three finalists for the 2012 North American Car of the Year. The finalists for the 2012 North American Truck of the Year are the BMW X3, the Honda CR-V and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. To read the full article, click here.

GM May Accelerate Production in China After Tariff Decision, JPMorgan Says
(Bloomberg) General Motors Co. may hasten plans to increase output in China after regulators in the world’s largest automobile market said they will impose punitive duties on some vehicles imported from the U.S. To read the full article, click here.

NTSB Wants to Ban Driver Use of Cellphone
(The Detroit News) The National Traffic Safety Board, spurred by a deadly crash in Missouri last year, called Tuesday for a nationwide ban on the use of all cellphones and other electronic devices by all drivers. To read the full article, click here.

Ex-auto Czar Rattner Says U.S. Taxpayers to Lose $14 billion on GM, Chrysler Rescues
(Detroit Free Press) American taxpayers will lose about $14 billion on the $82-billion investment to restructure General Motors, Chrysler and Ally Financial, former auto czar Steven Rattner told the Detroit Economic Club Thursday. To read the full article, click here.

Cobo Center Stretching out for Auto Show
(The Detroit News) Visitors to next month's North American International Auto Show will have more room to view vehicles, due to a 25,000-square-foot expansion and other renovations that workers are completing in time for the January event. To read the full article, click here.

 

Special Offers
Each week we will highlight various special offers from a number of outside companies all offering valuable deals exclusive to Ford employees, retirees and contract personnel.

HP
Hewlett-Packard
Shop for Products and Services
Ford retirees receive up to 10 percent off HP and Compaq consumer products, accessories and supplies by becoming a member of the HP Employee Purchase Program. Additional discounts are offered throughout the store including mail-in and instant rebates, coupons and exclusive EPP offers on a range of HP products, including Notebook and Desktop PCs, printers, print supplies, accessories and more.
If you'd like to join, visit the HP Home & Home Office Store at www.hpshopping.com and register using the Ford company code: 3673.

Renewal by Anderson
Renewal by Andersen
Window Replacement
Renewal by Andersen provides 10 percent off on your window and door replacement project. To schedule your free in-home consultation: call 1-866-713-4667 (Please identify yourself as a retiree of Ford) or click here.

You can find these offers and many, many more by visiting
Discount Marketplace
, Ford Motor Company's Employee Purchase Program.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
Lower Mezzanine of Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets - $38
Kings Island Tickets - $30
Golf Michigan Play Books - $10
2011 Entertainment Books - $25
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
Directory Information Now Online
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can now be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.

Calendar Ahead
March 4:
SAAC-MCR 31st Annual Winter All Ford Swap Meet

Sunday, March 4, from 9am to 2pm at Gorno Ford (22025 Allen Rd., Woodhaven, MI). Click here for information or contact John Yarema at (586) 598-2105.

Retiree Club Info
Click here to check out the @Ford Online listing of known Retiree Clubs and Groups.

Atlanta Salaried Retirees
(Roswell, Ga.)
The Ford Metro Atlanta Salaried Retirees Club will meet periodically during 2012. Events planned include general membership meetings and breakfasts as well as events such as a museum tour, picnic, etc. If you would like further information about the club, please contact Bob Loovis at COUNTRYCOVEFARM@comcast.net.

Automatic Transmission Product Design & Engineering Retiree Breakfast Club
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Northville, Mich.)

The group meets at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Senate Coney Island off Haggerty Road just south of 6 Mile Road on the west side of the street (39430 Dun Rovin Drive). For additional information, contact Mike Carlin at OLDSEADOG@wowway.com.

Building "H" Club – Michigan Information Technology Systems Retirees
Second Thursday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Building H on Michigan Avenue. For more information, call 313-402-0044 or e-mail FLCOTE@aol.com.

Buffalo Stamping Salaried Retirees
Every First Monday in the Month (Buffalo, N.Y.)

The Buffalo Stamping Salaried Retirees group meets the first Monday of each month at 12 p.m. If the first Monday is a holiday, the group meets the second Monday instead. The group meets for lunch at Danny's Restaurant (4300 Abbott Road) at the corner of Route 20A and Abbott Road. For more information, contact Bob Mueller at MKZMUELLER@verizon.net.

Canadian Ford Alumni
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ford Alumni is made up of retirees from Ford of Canada's Sales, Marketing, Parts, Service and Central staffs. Breaking Ford news is provided electronically to members and we have a luncheon on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, please contact Bob Rideout at BRIDEOUT@sympatico.ca.

Chicago Stamping Plant Retiree Reunion (Lexington, Tenn.)
The Chicago Stamping Reunion is held annually the weekend before Labor Day (Aug. 26-28) at the Pin Oak Lodge inside Natchez Trace State Park (24845 Natchez Trace Rd.). For more information, contact Marvin Huffstutler at 618-841-4764 or Ace Dempsay at 931-520-0427 or e-mail at ADEMPSAY@frontiernet.net.

Chicago Stamping Plant Salaried Retiree Club
Twice a Year (June, Dec) (Schererville, Ind.)

The group meets twice a year at Tiebel's (U.S. 30 & Hwy. 41). Spouses are welcome. For more information, contact Ray Schmelzer at RAYTIREE@aol.com.

Cincinnati Transmission Plants Salaried Retirees Club
Fourth Wednesday of Every Month (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Ford Batavia and Sharonville Transmission Plants Salaried Retirees and guests meet each month on the fourth Wednesday at noon for lunch at various locations. Although the group consists mostly of salaried retirees, all are welcome. The group has two picnics per year in May and September. For more information, monthly notices and reminders, please contact Richard Holthaus at HOLTHAUSRA@earthlink.net or call 513-825-0494.

Cleveland Engine and Casting Plants Salaried Retiree Club (North Olmsted, Ohio)
If you would like to join the Cleveland Engine and Casting Plants Salaried Retiree Club, it is $15 a year, which can be made payable to the Ford Retiree Club (P.O. Box 566, North Olmsted, OH 44070). It is $10 for surviving spouses and retirees over the age of 80. For more information, please contact Mary Kay Dessoffy at FORDRETIREES@yahoo.com.

Dearborn Assembly Plant Retirees
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Livonia, Mich.)

Dearborn Assembly Plant retirees and guests meet each month at Richard's Family Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road). The group meets at 12:30 p.m. for lunch from the restaurant's menu and followed by announcements, jokes, camaraderie, and so forth. All Ford retirees from the area are welcomed to join us. For additional information, contact Rose at ROZLAF@aol.com.

Dearborn Assembly Retiree Breakfast Club
First Monday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Dearborn Assembly Plant Retiree Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. at the Big Boy Restaurant (13001 Michigan Avenue at Miller Road) the first Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Henry Russell Jr. at HRARJR@yahoo.com.

Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Westland, Mich.)

The Dearborn Engine and Fuel Tank Retirees luncheon will be held at Fire Mountain Restaurant (34615 Warren Rd.) at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Hazel Parker-Fuller at HJFULLER@ameritech.net or call 313-310-3537.

Dearborn Frame Plant Retirees (Southfield, Mich.)
Second Tuesday of Every Month

The group meets for breakfast and networking at L George's (26799 Greenfield Rd). For more information, contact Sandra Hutson at SKHUTSON@sbcglobal.net.

Field Accounting Department (F.A.D.)
Second Thursday of Every Other Month (Livonia, Mich.)

The F.A.D. retiree group meets on the odd months of the year on Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov. We meet at G. Subo's Leather Bottle Restaurant (20300 Farmington Rd.) For more information, contact Bob Briolat at REBRIOLAT@aol.com. Spouses are always welcome.

Ford 5R55 Automatic Transmission Systems Design Retirees Group
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Livonia, Mich.)

The retiree group meets at Richard's Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road) at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Jeff Ebersole at EBERSOLE.JEFF@gmail.com.

Ford Air Transportation Office Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Ford Air Transportation Office retirees meet once a month at noon for lunch at the Lakes of Taylor Restaurant (25505 Northline Road). For more information, contact Pauline Smart Bozyk at PSMARTY@att.net.

Ford Body & Assembly Operations/Vehicle Operations Salaried Retiree Luncheon
Twice a Year (May, Oct.) (Westland, Mich.)

The group meets twice a year for a luncheon get-together. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Heavener at PHEAVENER@mi.rr.com.

Ford of Canada Ladies' Retirees Group
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ladies' Retirees group consists of all FOC Ladies retired from Head Office in Oakville, Regional Offices, Oakville Assembly Plant, and Bramalea Parts Distribution Centre. The Ladies meet at Trattoria Tamone Restaurant in Oakville. For more information, please contact Judy Killeavy at MKILLEAV@sympatico.ca.

Ford Chassis Retirees Breakfast (Livonia, Mich.)
First Monday of Every Month

The group (OLD Bldg #5 Chassis Designers, Checkers, Detailers, CAD retirees) meets at Big Boy's (37123 6 Mile Road) at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Vince Asta at VASTA1955@att.net.

Ford Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank retirees and guests meet the first Thursday of the month at the Fire Mountain Restaurant (14691 Huron), starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Hazel Fuller at HJFULLER@ameritech.net.

Ford FCSD Retiree Lunch Club-GB
First Wednesday of the Month (Mar, June, Sept and Dec) (Essex, U.K.)

The next general meeting will be held the first Wednesday of March, June, September & December with a location that is to be announced locally. Informal meetings last for three hours and comprise of discussions on various topics such as an assortment of Ford issues, new products, product issues and shares along with a lunch that follows. If you would like further information about the meetings or the Ford FCSD Retiree Lunch Club-GB, please contact Dennis Gull at DENNIS@GULL1619.freeserve.co.uk.

Ford Glass UAW Local 737 Retirees
Fourth Tuesday of Every Month (except Dec.) (Nashville, Tenn.)

Ford Glass UAW Local 737 retirees meet each month at 10 a.m. Business is discussed and problems are approached. The group has guest speakers, as well as guest representatives to help keep retirees informed. There also is a Retiree Banquet in October of each year. A very large gathering of old friends and a great time. All retirees of the UAW-FORD in the area are invited and welcome. For more information, contact Bill Fry at BFRY10@aol.com.

Ford Human Resources Retiree Group
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Detroit Area)

The Human Resources Retiree Group meets monthly. For more information, contact Don Hayes at DNLDHAYES@aol.com.

Ford Old Timers Club
Twice a Year (May, Sept.) (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Ford Old Timers Club meets twice a year for a mid-May Luncheon and a mid-September Fall Dinner at Park Place Catering (23400 Park St.) A guest speaker, usually a Ford executive, attends to discuss a special subject of interest at that time. Most recent speakers were Alan Mulally, Mark Fields, Peter Horbury and Greg C. Smith. Any Ford retiree and his/her spouse are welcome at any time. If you would like further information about the meetings or the Ford Old Timers Club, please contact Donald J. Van Kirk, president, at 1-313-563-0029 or D_VANKIRK@comcast.net .

Ford Pensionaerverein Saarlouis e.V.
Every Thursday of Every Week (Saarlouis, Germany)

The Ford Pensionaerverein Saarlouis e.V. club meets every Thursday of every week at the Lachwaldschenke, Saarwellingen at 14 clock for walking, depending on the weather. In addition, we take day trips and multi-day trips. If you would like further information about this club, please contact Manfred Hager at MHAGER1@web.de.

Ford PRC
First Monday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Ford PRC meets the first Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Little Daddy's (22250 Eureka Rd.) If you would like further information about the event, please contact Charlie Pickins at CPICKENS4946@att.net.

Ford Retired Workers Chapter 906 of Mahwah, N.J.
Second Thursday of Every Month (Mahwah, N.J.)

Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church (900 Darlington Avenue). Coffee and buns will be served before the meeting for the convenience of our members. As always, we will have all of our Benefit Representatives; medical; hearing; dental and vision. There are no meetings during the months of July or August. All retired workers, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome. For more information, contact Mike DiMilta at MIKIE426@gmail.com.

Ford Retirees Club of The Villages Florida
Third Thursday of the Month (The Villages, Fla.)

The Ford Retirees Club of the Villages Florida has been formed and are meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Laurel Manor Recreational Center in the Monroe Room (1895 Laurel Manor Drive). There will be no meetings the months of June, July and August. For more information, contact Weldon Gorlich at WGORLICH@comcast.net or 1-352-753-1950 or Richard Hitz at DICKHITZ@comcast.net or 1-352-259-2635.

Ford Rouge Plant Railroad Operations Retiree Group
Last Tuesday of the Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Ford Rouge Plant Railroad Operations Retiree Group meets at Leon's Restaurant (23830 Michigan Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ford Rouge Plant Transportation Services retirees also are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Evanko at FEVANKO123@comcast.net.

Ford Rouge Transportation Retirees
First Wednesday of Every Month (Woodhaven, Mich.)

The Ford Rouge Transportation retirees meet each month for breakfast at Louie's Restaurant (I-75 and West Road) at 9 a.m. The group has been meeting since 1999. The gatherings are well attended with good conversation and discussions on the future of Ford and the auto industry. For more information, contact Leo R. (Dick) Esper at DMESPER@chartermi.net.

Ford Salaried Retirees Association
First and Third Thursday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ford Salaried Retirees Association meet at the Quality Inn (754 Bronte Rd., Oakville, Ontario) in the Hampton Room. Additionally, all members receive our 9th Line newsletter. Each year, two golf tournaments take place along with an annual picnic in August. We pride ourselves on staying in contact with retirees from coast to coast. For more information, please contact Irene Saunders at ISAUNDERS@sympatico.ca.

Ford Salaried Retirees Club – Louisville Kentucky
Twice a Year (Location TBA)
The club represents both Louisville Assembly plants and is involved in Dare to Care (food distribution), golf leagues and Race Day's at Churchill Downs. We have two annual luncheons. For more information, contact President Ken Jones at KEN.POPPY@insightbb.com.

Ford Technical Illustration and Graphics Retirees – EEE, Bldg. 3, FMCC, WHQ (Northville, Mich.)
First Monday of Every Month

The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at George's Senate Coney Island Restaurant (39430 Dun Rovin Drive – first traffic light south of Six Mile Rd., on Haggerty Rd.). For more information, please contact Grant Beard at GBEARD3741@aol.com.

Ford Tool and Die Skilled Trades Retirees
First Wednesday of the Month (Mar, June, Sept and Dec) (Dearborn, Mich.)

Ford Tool and Die Skilled Trades Retirees meet at 10 a.m. at Local 600 (10550 Dix Avenue), with coffee and donuts served at 9:30 a.m. Ladies always welcome. For more information, contact Bud Lusk at BVLTAL@aol.com.

Ford/Uaw Retiree meeting for Retiree's of Green Island
Last Tuesday of the Month (Watervliet, NY)

Ford/Uaw Retiree's of Green Island, NY, will meet at the Local 730 Watervliet Elks Club (Second Avenue) at noon.

Frame Plant Survivors Salaried Retirees
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Frame Plant Survivors Salaried Retirees meet at 11 a.m. at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course (1300 S. Telegraph Road). For more information, contact Bob Grodus at 248-682-0422 or RGRODUS@aol.com.

FRAW (Ford Rawsonville Area Women) Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Ypsilanti, Mich.)

The retiree group is comprised of females that formerly worked at the Rawsonville Plant. The group meets at Haab's Restaurant (18 West Michigan Ave.) at 1 p.m. If anyone would like to be included on the group's mailing list or is interested in more information, please contact Rhonda Colthorp at RHONDACOLTHORP@gmail.com.

Indianapolis Ford Retirees
First Monday of Every Month (Indianapolis, Ind.)

The Indianapolis retirees meet the first Monday of each month with the exception of September which will be on the Sept. 14 this year due to the Labor Day holiday. For more information, contact Joe Hendricks at jjcwelch@gmail.com.

Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Mar, May and Sep) (Kansas City, Mo.)
The Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club first luncheon for 2012 will be at Finnigan's Hall (503 East 18th Avenue) on March 28, 2012. With a luncheon being held the 4th Wednesday in May, and September 2012 as well. If you are a salaried retired Ford employee and have an interest in joining old friends, fellow co-workers and colleagues, please contact us and RSVP. Spouses of deceased members are welcome. So please continue to come to the lunches. For additional information, please contact Frank Scott by e-mail at RUDY3207@hotmail.com.

Local 723 Retirees
Fourth Thursday of Every Month (Monroe, Mich.)

The Local 723 Retirees meet at the Local 723 Union Hall (281 Detroit Ave.) at 1:00 PM. Come and meet old friends, make new friends, and learn what is going on. A benefit Rep will be on hand if you have benefit questions. Spouses are welcome. From time to time there will be guest speakers. A catered meal for your pleasure will be provided at a cost of $5.00 per person. Please call 734-241-6320 to RSVP on the Monday before the meeting. For additional information, please contact Robert S. Cebina (president) by e-mail at RCEBINA@comcast.net or call 734-241-6320.

Lorain Local 425 Retirees
Third Thursday of Every Month (Lorain, Ohio)

The Local 425 Retirees meet at the Union Hall (5300 Baumhart Rd.) at 9:30 a.m. Activities include guest speakers and members doing all kinds of trips. Come meet old friends. Spouses are always welcome to attend. For more information, contact George at WALKER4471@yahoo.com.

Manatee-Sarasota County Florida, Ford Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Bradenton, Fla.)

The Manatee-Sarasota County Ford Retirees next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on April 12 at Sarasota Ford (707 South Washington Blvd.) This will be the last meeting until Fall comes around. For more information, contact Den Ras at DRAS22@msn.com or Tony Ridley at RIDLEYS@comcast.net.

Maumee Ford Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Maumee, Ohio)

The Maumee Ford Retirees meet at the Region 2B Union Hall (1691 Woodlands Dr.) at 10 a.m. For more information, contact 1892uawretirees@gmail.com .

Nebraska – Iowa Ford Retirees (Omaha, Neb.)
Wednesdays Every Week

NIFTY (NE.-IA. Ford Together Yet) retirees and guests meet at 9 a.m. at the Summer Kitchen (130th West Maple Road). The group orders from the menu and they share fun, camaraderie and information. For more info, contact Claudia Preddy at CLAUDIAEPWORTH@cox.net.

Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant Retirees
First Monday of Every Month (Chesapeake, Va.)

The Norfolk Assembly Plant Retirees meet at Shoney's (721 Battlefield Blvd. N) starting at 7 a.m. All Ford Motor Company retirees and former employees in the area are welcome. For more information, contact Theron Koon at TEKOON@cox.net.

PDC/Body Engineering Illustration Retirees
First and Third Tuesday of Every Month (Canton, Mich.)

PDC/Body Engineering Illustration Retirees meet twice a month at the 4 Friends Bar & Grill (44282 Warren Road; on the North side of Warren Road nestled in a small strip mall just east of Sheldon Road) at 1 p.m. The group mainly consists of illustrators who produced manuals that instructed assembly plants how to assemble Ford car and trucks. Anyone who ever had dealings with our unique artistic provisions etc. are more than welcomed to join the group and enjoy stepping on a path down memory lane! For more information please contact Al McDonald at COOKY015@earthlink.net.

Product Development, Body Design and Engineering Retirees
First Wednesday of Every Month (Dearborn Heights, Mich.)
The group meets at 11 a.m. at Stephan's Banquet Hall (23900 W. Warren Ave.; NE corner of Warren and Telegraph Road). For more information, contact Jim White at JWHITE13453@gmail.com.

Research Laboratory Retiree Brunch Club
First Monday of Every Month (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

The group meets at 10 a.m. for brunch at Flim Flam (2707 Plymouth Rd). For additional information please contact Mohammad Haghgooie at RAMMGB@sbcglobal.net.

Rouge Office Building Retired Cafeteria Workers
Twice a Year (Allen Park, Mich.)

The retired employees of the Rouge Office Building, WHQ, POEE, etc., and surrounding buildings, will meet on Oct. 5, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Gracie See Lounge. Please spread the word. For more information, contact Judy Hernandez at JUDY42KAY@yahoo.com.

St. Louis Assembly Plant Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Monday of Every Even Numbered Month (Old Florrisant, Mo.)

This group meets every fourth Monday of even numbered months (Feb, Apr, June, etc.). The picnic meeting in June includes picnic style food and games, while the December meeting will have a special lunch, live entertainment and Christmas center pieces to be given away. Meetings are held at the VFW Hall (410 Saint Francois St.) at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Doug Kalusniak at DOUGLYNN1@gmail.com.

UAW Eastern Carolina Retirees
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Little River, S.C.)

The UAW Eastern Carolina Retiree Council invites retirees to join them for a monthly meeting at the Little River S.C. V.F.W. Hall (111 Highway 57 North). For more information, contact Bob Artus at 803-481-3622.

UAW Local 1219 Retirees
First Tuesday of Every Month (Except Jan, Feb, July & Aug.) (Lima, OH.)

The group meets at 12 p.m. for lunch at our UAW Local 1219 Park (1750 Bible Road). Our Retirees bring in a covered dish/desert. Drinks and a meat are furnished. Meetings start at 1 p.m. and are very informative and all UAW Local 1219 Retirees are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Leonard Staley at 1219NEWS@gmail.com.

UAW Local 1895 Retirees Meeting and Luncheon
Third Thursday of Every Month (Except June, July, Aug. & Dec.) (Broken Arrow, Okla.)

The group meets at 10:30 a.m. at the U.A.W. Local 1895 Union Hall (2001 West Detroit). The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon starts at 11 a.m. with main course and drinks provided. Please bring a covered dish. A guest speaker and a benefits representative are present each month. For additional information, contact Liz McGhee, Retiree Chairperson, at MCGHEEE61@yahoo.com or 1-918-638-0191 or Wade McCaleb, Financial Secretary – Treasurer, at . MCCALEB@uaw1895.com or 1-918-251-2900.

USA Ford UAW Local 600
Every Fourth Sunday in the Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

This group meets at 10 a.m. every fourth Sunday of the month at the Local Hall (10550 Dix Avenue). Coffee and doughnuts are always available, and two televisions are raffled off at each meeting. For more information, contact Rudy Nelson at RETIREES600@yahoo.com .

Van Dyke Plant Retiree Luncheon Club (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
First Tuesday of Every Month

The group meets for its monthly luncheon at noon at various local eateries. Although the group consists of mostly salaried retirees, all are welcome. For more information, monthly notices and reminders, contact Allan Yee at ALLAN.YEE@att.net.




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