December 9, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Board of Directors Reinstates Quarterly Stock Dividend
  • Ford Grows Best-Selling Commercial Vehicle Lineup with New Products, Features to Meet Greener, Leaner Customer Needs
  • Spreading Good Cheer throughout Michigan
  • Ford Argentina's Pacheco Plant Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Introduces its New Engine Plant
  • Video Corner: (FOX) Ford's Road to Success – Alan Mulally on Fox and Friends
  • Outside Voices: (InsideLine.com) 2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang Unveiled

 

Announcements

Peer Support to Take Down Its Website and End its Volunteer Activity
  • As previously announced, the retiree volunteer Peer Support group will end its service later this month.
  • Salaried retirees may copy any of the material on the website for possible later use. That could include contact lists, explanations about the Medicare process, and the alternatives for supplemental insurance coverage. Please do so by Dec. 16 since the website will be taken down soon after.
  • Further information about the four-year history of our volunteer organization, including our reasons for closing, also can be found on the website. Between Election politics, the budget/deficit battles and the anticipated Supreme Court review of the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act, 2012 seems certain to be an important and possibly confusing year for Medicare-age retirees. Remaining well informed and “doing your homework” can be of great assistance in making good health care insurance decisions.



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Ford Year-End Celebration
Now is a great time to get behind the wheel of a new Ford because the best holiday offers are here now!

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.

Disclaimer:
1EPA-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.





Lincoln Wish List Event
Performance. Luxury. Technology.
Now, during the Lincoln Wishlist event, you can get a great offer on a new 2012 Lincoln. Plus, every new Lincoln now comes with a four-year/50,000, $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.

Disclaimer:

1Coverage includes a maximum of eight regularly scheduled maintenance services. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.
22Driving 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
Ford Motor Company

Ford Board of Directors Reinstates Quarterly Stock Dividend
The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company today declared a quarterly dividend of 5 cents per share.

“We have made tremendous progress in reducing debt and generating consistent positive earnings and cash flow,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “The board believes it is important to share the benefits of our improved financial performance with our shareholders. We are pleased to reinstate a quarterly dividend, as it is an important sign of our progress in building a profitably growing company and our confidence in the future.”

Lewis Booth, Ford executive vice president and chief financial officer, said the company’s strong liquidity and balance sheet improvements provide the underlying financial strength to resume paying a quarterly dividend.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Motor Company
Reaction to Wall Street Journal Story
The following story in the Wall Street Journal speculates on future leadership of our company. The story is false and we feel it's important for you to know that. There is no search going on and there is no time frame identified for any leadership changes.

Search Begins for Next CEO at Ford
By Mike Ramsey, Wall Street Journal
Ford Motor Co. has begun a broad search for candidates to replace current President andChief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, who is expected to leave the company within two years, people familiar with the matter said.

Candidates for the position include at least two former Ford executives as well as two internal candidates, those people said. The internal candidates are Americas President Mark Fields, 50, and Joe Hinrichs, 45, the chief of Asian operations.

To read the full article, click here.

Focus Electric
Ford's Electrification Strategy Versus the Competition
By the end of 2012, Ford will deliver five new electrified vehicles in North America. The Transit Connect Electric small commercial van is on sale and Ford recently started taking customer orders for the all-new Focus Electric, with production beginning later this year.

Next year, Ford will launch the all new C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles, and a yet-to-be-announced second next-generation hybrid vehicle.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
Best Selling Lineup
Ford Grows Best-Selling Commercial Vehicle Lineup with New Products, Features to Meet Greener, Leaner Customer Needs
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.

Ford’s commercial vehicle lineup is the most diverse and capable yet for 2012.

To read the full article, click here.

Twin Cities Event Celebrates Legacy, Gives Back to Community
On Thursday, Dec. 1, media, government officials and Ford representatives were invited to join retirees for a final look at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant as well as reflect on the plant's rich history in advance of its closure later this month.

Primarily aimed at honoring retirees, the event also served to recognize the hard work of all Twin Cities employees, their dedication to the plant and, more importantly, the community.

To read the full article, click here.

Spreading Good Cheer throughout Michigan
As the holiday season continues to spread, and children around the world are sending their letters to Santa in the hopes of receiving the items that top their wish lists – such as bikes, an Xbox 360 Kinect or the latest Rick Riordan novel,Son of Neptune – Ford is helping to make some of those wishes come true.

Started in 1971 by a small group of Ford employees, Operation Good Cheer – sponsored and coordinated by Child and Family Services of Michigan (CFSM) – continues to deliver gifts to children and adults in foster care throughout the state of Michigan.

To read the full article, click here.

Focus Family Grows with Electric and ST Additions
As household sizes across the U.S. grow, the all-new Ford Focus also is growing a family of its own. More customers are looking to Ford to meet their needs – whether its fuel efficiency, performance or technology Focus delivers. “Focus brings a desirable combination of dynamic design, outstanding driver engagement, unmatched levels of technology and impressive fuel economy,” said Mark Fields, president, The Americas. “The new model should expand Focus appeal to a whole new generation of customers.”

To read the full article, click here.

2013 Mustang Owners Will Unlock a Surprise
Mustang owners are a distinctive breed. They are emotionally attached to their cars, and they want them to stand out.

Keeping that in mind, the Mustang team came up with a fun new way to surprise and delight pony fans. The 2013 model features side mirrors with a projection lamp that casts an image of Mustang’s iconic pony emblem on the ground when the “unlock” button on the key fob is activated.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes

Passionate Ford Employees Showcase Their Classic Cars for Charity
For Ford's passionate employees, it was the chance to show off some of the most classic and iconic vehicles ever released. Ford Mustangs, Falcon GT's and even some old hot rods were among the vehicles displayed at the third annual Show and Shine event, which raises funds to support another Ford cause – Kids Day Out, where children with disabilities from three local schools are taken to a water theme park at Christmas.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Argentina's Pacheco Plant Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Introduces its New Engine Plant
Ford Argentina's Pacheco Plant celebrated its 50th anniversary and the inauguration of its new engine plant in a special event which included Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and top national and provincial authorities. With an investment of U.S. $21 million, the new engine plant will create more than 140 direct and around 100 indirect jobs from different suppliers.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Transit
Transit Wins Top Award
The Transit has been voted U.K. best medium van 2012 by What Van?. The Fiesta Van, the Transit One Stop Shop program and Ford’s ECOnetic technologies were highly commended by the magazine’s jury.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Galaxy
Ford Galaxy Stars in Residual Values Study
An independent study has found that the Ford Galaxy holds its value better than any other MPV currently available in the German market. The annual study, carried out by Auto Bild – Europe’s largest motoring magazine – in conjunction with independent German resale values expert Schwacke, looks at the residual values of around 28,000 passenger cars. The aim is to identify the vehicles that will have the lowest rate of depreciation over the next four years.

To read the full article, click here.

Vehicle Security
Ford Vehicle Security Experts Home In On Christmas Car Crooks
Ford Motor Company, working closely with police agencies, has developed technologies that help thwart car thieves bent on cashing-in this Christmas season. Aware that Christmas shoppers often return to their vehicles to drop off purchases mid-shopping spree, criminals sometimes use a signal jammer – often as simple as a remote door-bell system – operating on the same frequency as vehicle locking systems to block cars from being successfully locked. Criminals are then able to loot the vehicles unhindered.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Mulally on Fox and Frieds
Ford's Road to Success – Alan Mulally on Fox and Friends
(FOX) Alan Mulally,President and CEO, Ford, refutes allegations of leaving the company. Click here to view video.

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Alan Mulally Talks Ford's Survival in 'Bringing America Back' Segment
(ABC) Alan Mulally talks about the auto giant's successful comeback. Click here to view video.

 

Outside Voices
2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang Unveiled
(InsideLine.com) The 2013 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang, the latest evolution of the automaker's turnkey racecar, will go into production next June, with total volume limited to 50 units. Prices start at $86,000 for the normally aspirated version and $93,000 for the supercharged model. 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
(Forbes) Mobile years are like dog years: highly accelerated. Case in point: when Ford Motor Company started thinking about Bring Your Own Device back in May 2007, it figured that demand for laptops would outstrip that for smartphones or tablets. And the mobile devices that workers picked would run Windows Mobile, Nokia's Symbian operating system and Palm (now webOS), predicted Ford experts. To read the full article, click here.

Leaf, Volt Tests Show Electric Cars Cost Less Per Mile to Operate
(Consumer Reports) Electric cars may cost more to buy, but they’re really cheap to run, according to our tests of the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf. To read the full article, click here.

Toyota Cuts India Output
(Wall Street Journal) The India unit of Toyota Motor Corp. has cut production of two key vehicle models in December due to lower availability of auto parts from Thailand, where severe floods forced auto makers and suppliers to shut factories. To read the full article, click here.

Lots of Big Reveals Planned for 2012 Detroit Auto Show
(Detroit Free Press) There will be more new cars and trucks making their global debut at 2012's Detroit auto show, organizers told the Free Press on Monday, a sign that the show remains among the top auto shows. To read the full article, click here.

Electric Vehicles are Tip of the Iceberg
(FleetNews) Mention alternative fuels and most minds will turn automatically to electric vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

GDI Dominates Ward’s 10 Best Engines List
(WardsAuto.com) A record seven of this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Engines winners integrate state-of-the-art direct fuel injection, demonstrating the rapid pace of technology development as auto makers downsize their engines in anticipation of strict U.S. fuel-economy rules. To read the full article, click here.

Closed Auto Plants Find New Uses Across Nation
(The Detroit News) A new study finds that about half of all auto industry plants closed since 1979 in the United States have found new uses. Of 267 auto plants closed nationwide since 1979, 128 plants – or 48 percent – have been repurposed. 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.

Dell
Dell
Home and Home Office
Customize any system and get an additional 7 percent discount on top of generally advertised Dell Home and Office promotions.

Click here for more information.

One Reverse Mortgage
One Reverse Mortgage
Financial and Life Services

Your retirement shouldn’t be spent struggling financially. If you or a loved one are over the age of 62 and need extra cash to supplement your income or are looking for ways to defer taking social security benefits, then a reverse mortgage may help you. Let your home’s equity work for you – a $200,000 home could get you $100,000 in tax-free cash. You owe it to yourself to lean more. Click here to get our free DVD & guide or call us at 866-352-6036 to find out how much you qualify for!

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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