December 22, 2011

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

The next Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing will be sent out Jan. 6. During the holiday break, @Ford Online will continue posting daily updates. Please visit www.at.ford.com to checkout the latest news from Ford during this time. Happy Holidays!

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 Offers Top 10 Safe Winter Driving Do’s and Don’ts
  • Ford Fund's Philanthropic Efforts Distinguish Ford Employees, the Company in Communities Around the U.S.
  • Bill Ford Inducted into Irish America Hall of Fame
  • Ford to Preview All-new Global Vehicle at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012
  • Video Corner: Last Ford Ranger Rolls Off the Line
  • Outside Voices: (Barron's) Why Ford Is the Top Pick in Autos

 

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.





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

Ford Offers Top 10 Safe Winter Driving Do’s and Don’ts
With winter officially beginning this week, and as drivers prepare for the height of the holiday travel season, Ford offers a Top 10 list of driving safety do’s and don’ts to help drivers and their families stay safe on the roads this season:

10. DO allow a few minutes to brush and scrape your vehicle. Clearing windows is crucial for visibility and removing snow or ice from the top of your car will spare cars behind you from encountering an unexpected snow assault, impairing visibility or even cracking a windshield.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Fund's Philanthropic Efforts Distinguish Ford Employees, the Company in Communities Around the U.S.
Ford President of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services Jim Vella recently sat down with Ford President of the Americas Mark Fields for a conversation on Ford's philanthropic efforts on The Americas Webcast.

To read an excerpt from the discussion, click here.

 

Ford News
Bill Ford Induction
Bill Ford Inducted into Irish America Hall of Fame
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford provided the keynote address and was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame at the 26th annual Irish America Business 100 luncheon.

The honor, sponsored by Irish America magazine, recognizes the extraordinary achievements of Americans of Irish ancestry.

To read the full article, click here.

Historic Ford Rotunda Built Memories, Tradition in Dearborn
In the spring of 1934 Ford Motor Company opened the doors on a new pavilion at the Chicago World's Fair. Called the Ford Exposition Building, it sat on 12 acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Near the center of the 900 foot long building stood a 12 story "rotunda." Essentially a hollow cylinder, the rotunda had at its center an open courtyard featuring a 20 foot-diameter, 12-ton, rotating globe called the "Ford World." Display areas around the courtyard displayed the "Drama of Transportation" – vehicles from an Egyptian chariot, to horse-drawn carriages, to the latest automobiles of the day. By the close of the fair, more than 12 million people had seen the Ford exhibit.

To read the full article, click here.

Related Material:


All-new 1967 Mustang Convertible Body Joins Growing Stable of Classic Ford-licensed Restoration Parts
The latest addition to the growing stable of classic Mustang bodies – the 1967 convertible – just might be the ultimate stocking stuffer this Christmas for restorers of America’s favorite sports car.

The 1967 convertible body shell, the newest officially licensed Ford Restoration part, is now available to order starting at $15,995. It is the fourth reproduction classic Mustang body available to restorers, joining the ’65 convertible, the ’67 fastback and the ’69 fastback.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Showcases Commercial Vehicle Portfolio at Media Forum
Most people don’t pay much attention to commercial vehicles when they are going about their daily lives. But commercial vehicles make modern life possible. They are the shuttle busses that get you from your plane back to the parking lot, the trucks that deliver bread to your local grocery store or the police cars that patrol your community.

Ford is the leader in commercial vehicle sales, and the company recently held a Commercial Vehicle Forum for media – which included a tour of the Dearborn Truck Plant and a ride-and-drive event at the Dearborn Proving Grounds – to help increase awareness of its continuing sales leadership in the diverse, high-volume commercial vehicle market.

To read the full article, click here.

Sharonville Shirt Shop Helps Charities, Fosters Ford Pride
During the 1980s, inside a broom closet at Ford Sharonville, the Sharonville Shirt Shop was born. And what began as a few clothing items in a small space has become a huge success at this Ohio plant.

The Shirt Shop is currently staffed by a group of Ford Sharonville retirees who volunteer their time several hours per week.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes

Ford to Preview All-new Global Vehicle at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012
Visitors to the Ford stand at the 11th Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi next month will get the first glimpse of an all-new vehicle planned for introduction in India and other global markets in the near future. With expected attendance of 1.4 million visitors, Auto Expo 2012 is an ideal location to showcase the newest Ford product.

To read the full article, click here

New Focus Sales Off to a Strong Start in Israel
It’s only been available for a few months, but the new Focus has already helped Ford secure the number two sales position in Israel – a position the company hasn’t held there in more than two years – and its fifth consecutive monthly market share increase.

To read the full article, click here

500 Million Investment in Taubaté
Ford Brazil Announces R$ 500 Million Investment in Taubaté
Ford reaffirms its commitment to its Brazilian operations and announced a new investment program worth R$ 500 million at its engine and transmissions plant in Taubaté, Sao Paulo. The amount will be allocated for the continued expansion of production capacity, which will be increased to 500,000 Sigma engine units per year and to 520,000 transmissions/year, and will also result in the creation of 500 new jobs at the plant, which today has 1.7 thousand employees.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Motor Company
Ford Taps Cambridge University Experts in Effort to Design Vehicles for Growing Number of Visually Impaired
Ford has joined forces with Cambridge University in England to gain a better understanding of visual impairment issues that come with an aging society and to use digital tools to better design vehicles for those with vision problems.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Last Ford Ranger
Last Ford Ranger Rolls Off the Line
The Last Ford Ranger rolls off the line at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant. Click here to view video.

Ford Fusion App
Ford Fusion App Walkthrough
Get behind the wheel of a virtual 2013 Ford Fusion with the Fusion Augmented Reality App. Click here to view video.


 

Outside Voices
Why Ford Is the Top Pick in Autos
(Barron's) In 2010, Ford was the fifth-largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, producing 5.0 million units globally and generating $119 billion in revenue. To read the full article, click here.

Inside Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant
(PickupTrucks.com) At a recent Ford Commercial Truck event, www.PickupTrucks.com was among those given a detailed tour of Dearborn Truck Plant where many Ford F-150s are built. This plant primarily builds the SuperCab and SuperCrew (Kansas City Plant does all 8-foot-bed F-150s), and after an hour and a half on the floor, I counted three regular cabs. To read the full article, click here.

Mulally: Continuous Improvement is 'at the Centerpiece of the Entire Ford Transformation'
(Industry Week) With a focus on communication, collaboration and accountability, Alan Mulally has led Ford from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability – without government bailout funds – and has positioned the automaker for global growth. To read the full article, click here.

All-female Ford Team Looks to Make Cars Greener
(CBS) You may have heard about drivers converting cars and trucks to run on cooking oil instead of gasoline. To read the full article, click here.

GM Hires Consultant to Reduce White Collar Workforce
(Leftlanenews.com) General Motors has reportedly hired consultant firm Hackett Group to help pare the automaker’s white collar workforce. The cuts will be limited to GM’s North American operations. To read the full article, click here.

Honda Looks to Refreshed Civic, Other New Vehicles to Revitalize Brand in 2012
(The Detroit News) Honda Motor Corp. officials are hoping an early refresh of the Honda Civic, as well as the new 2013 CR-V crossover and Accord sedan, will allow the Japanese automaker to maintain leadership in the fiercely competitive car market in the United States. To read the full article, click here.

At Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Workplace Diversity has its Advantages
(Automotive News) I salute Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and Toyota Financial. They are among 190 major U.S. corporations and partnerships that achieved a perfect score on this year's Annual Corporate Equality Index, released last week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. To read the full article, click here.

Transportation Secretary Won't Back Ban on Hands-free Calls
(CNET) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today he does not support a proposal to prohibit drivers from making hands-free cell phone calls. 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
Jackson Hewitt
Tax Service

Save $25 on tax preparation.

Let Jackson Hewitt review a prior-year tax return, whether prepared by you or another tax preparation company. Jackson Hewitt alerts you of any missed deductions or credits and then, for a fee, will file your amended return.
  • Quality tax preparation – great value
  • We know all of the latest tax laws and changes
  • No appointment necessary
  • All paid tax returns come with our Accuracy Guarantee as a part of your FREE Basic Guarantee coverage

Renewal by Anderson
LJPR
Registered Investment Advisor

You are entitled to a FREE one-hour financial review with either Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP®, CFA or Brian Roehl, CFP®.

To book your appointment, call 248-641-7400 and you can schedule a convenient time and we’ll let you know what to bring.Click here for more information.

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.)

Retirees meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 AM from November until April. Meetings are 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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