Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing

January 29, 2010

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • Ford to Bring Next–Generation Ford Explorer, 1,200 Jobs to Chicago Manufacturing Facilities
  • Americas Business Review Sets Goals for 2010
  • Ford Mourns Loss of Research Pioneer, Exemplary Role Model
  • Toyota Accelerator Pedal Recalls
  • Video: (CNBC) Mulally on Fueling Ford
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit News) Ford Posts $2.7 Billion Annual Profit as Toyota Struggles with Quality

 

Announcements
Savings Plan Administration Change – FAQs Available
Savings Plan Administration Change – FAQs Available The transition of the savings plan administration from Fidelity to Affiliated Computer Services, Inc (ACS) occurred Jan. 5, 2010. We have developed a list of answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from employees and retirees. We hope you take a moment to view them on @Ford Online (www.at.ford.com).

If you are a Salaried Retiree, click here to view the recent FAQs. If you are a Hourly Retiree click here to view the recent FAQs.

To visit the savings plan Web site, go to: www.myfordbenefits.com and follow the instructions to log in.

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Ford Motor Company American Red Cross Online Donation Site
Please join in the Ford Motor Company Giving Campaign to support the American Red Cross and their efforts to help those in crisis following the earthquake in Haiti. Ford Motor Company will be matching employee and retiree donations up to a total of $50,000.

Click here to donate.

 

Top Stories
Chicago Assembly
Ford to Bring Next-Generation Ford Explorer, 1,200 Jobs to Chicago Manufacturing Facilities
Ford Motor Company today announced it will produce the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV at the company’s Chicago Assembly Plant beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.

Ford is investing nearly $400 million in its Chicago manufacturing facilities to launch production of the new, fuel-efficient Ford Explorer. The company also will add 1,200 new jobs to staff a second production shift at Chicago Assembly Plant and increase production at the nearby Chicago Stamping Plant.

The next-generation Explorer will be built at the Chicago Assembly Plant on a flexible assembly line alongside the new Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS sedans. Ford’s $400 million investment includes approximately $180 million in manufacturing investment at the Chicago sites and about $220 million for launch and engineering costs. In addition, Ford will be making significant investment in supplier tooling to support next-generation Explorer production.

To read the full article, click here.

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Americas Business Review Sets Goals for 2010
Buoyed by a second straight profitable quarter that ended 2009, the leadership of Ford Motor Company’s North America operations met Thursday afternoon to recap the year and set priorities for 2010.

Addressing a packed Americas Quarterly Business Review meeting at World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., Mark Fields, president, The Americas, said that North America had posted a pre-tax operating profit of $707 million in the fourth quarter in one of the toughest years since the Great Depression.

"For us, 2009 was a pivotal year and the strongest proof yet that our ONE Ford plan is working," said Fields. "You have proven with an exclamation point that, yes, we will survive and even thrive."

Because of its improving conditions, the company and its North American unit forecast they will be profitable for this full year. During the presentation, Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Ford’s chief economist, explained that conditions were gradually improving in the U.S. but that the recovery was still slow. "The job market is still soft and credit remains tight," she said.

The meeting included a special guest –respected analyst David Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. He agreed that the economy was beginning to improve. "Better days lie ahead and your day is a little closer than some others but the challenge is getting to the other side," said Cole.

To read the full article, click here.

Haren Gandhi
Ford Mourns Loss of Research Pioneer, Exemplary Role Model
Ford researcher Dr. Haren Gandhi, the only member of the auto industry to win the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, died Jan. 23 at the age of 68.

Dr. Gandhi joined Ford in 1967 where he distinguished himself in leading-edge research, development and implementation of automotive exhaust catalysts at the company's Research and Innovation Center.

Among Dr. Gandhi's many scientific contributions is the development of the monolithic three-way catalyst, a discovery that has revolutionized the way the automotive industry approaches emissions control.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
Frozen Four Transit Connect
Two 'Fords' Play Key Roles in 2010 NCAA Men's Frozen Four
Two notable Fords will play prominent roles in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, which will be held April 8-10 at Ford Field in Detroit.

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will serve as co-chairman of the Detroit Local Organizing Committee for the Frozen Four. And the Ford Transit Connect, recently named North American Truck of the Year, will serve as the official vehicle for the prestigious NCAA championship event.

To read the full article, click here.

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Toyota Accelerator Pedal Recalls
You may read or hear of news reports regarding a Ford tie in China to the Toyota accelerator pedal situation. JMC and Ford Motor Company have been partners since 1995, commencing production of Ford’s first China-made commercial vehicle, the Ford Transit, in 1997. Jiangling Motors Company, Ltd. (“JMC”) is one of China’s biggest companies in the commercial vehicle sector.

Here is the statement issued by JMC:
Jiangling Motors Company (JMC) has suspended production of one of the Transit models, a light bus vehicle JMC manufactures in Nanchang for distribution only in China. While there has been no report of any issue with the Transit, JMC has initiated a review of a pedal assembly part recently sourced from CTS Automotive. The single Transit model affected by the CTS pedal review, the Transit Classic, represents fewer than 2,000 units.

For more information as well as a Q&A, click here.

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Executive Q&A
Jim Farley

Jim Farley
Group V.P., Global Marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America Operations
Ford Motor Company

Jim Farley, group vice president, Global Marketing and Canada, Mexico and South America operations, conducted a live chat during Press Preview days at the North American International Auto Show. A pair of marketing professionals from remote locations served as panelists and asked questions on behalf of their readers. Other questions came from the general public. The exchange took place at thefordstory.com. Below are excerpts from that chat.

Q: Was there an a-ha moment for you when you realized the power of social media? And secondly, do you have advice for how others might convince the C-suite?
A: A-ha for me was Scion. I learned that for a brand that people don't know or trust, the company must rely on others to tell the story. People don't trust big companies. They do trust their friends. As far as the C-suite, either they get it or they don't. Thankfully we do.

Q: I noticed in the Fiesta Movement campaign that 37 percent of Gen Y reported that they are now "aware" of the Fiesta. Is awareness the goal or is it deeper than that?
A: The actual data is greater than 50 percent awareness. Awareness was not the goal. We did it to learn and have a small passionate group spread the word that Ford makes great cars. (We had) no idea that awareness would grow that fast.

Q: What have been the keys to changing people's minds about what Ford is and the products Ford builds?
A: Having proof about both. Hype doesn't work anymore. Goodwill for Ford is high, but we need proof around fuel economy leadership, technology, fun to drive, great design, etc. These proof points then demonstrate we are different and worth a look.

To read the full Q&A, click here.

 

Global Notes
Ford Territory
Territory Achieves 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating
Ford Australia's award-wining Territory SUV has received the maximum five-star safety rating in the latest round of ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) testing.

The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to the entire Territory range from January 2010 production onwards, following the addition of a front passenger Beltminder as standard equipment. The front passenger Beltminder, along with the driver Beltminder, reminds both front seat occupants to fasten their seatbelts once the vehicle begins to move.

"The Territory has maintained a reputation as one of the safest vehicles on Australian roads since it was first introduced in 2004," said Ford Australia President and CEO Marin Burela.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Fiestas

Here Comes the Bride... and 36 New Ford Fiestas
When Shanyu got married on December 6, he celebrated in style with the two loves of his life: his beautiful bride Guaiguaiyu and his beloved new Ford Fiesta.

As a member of the local 'Happy 100 Fiestas' club, Shanyu put out a call to all members inviting them to take part in his wedding procession through the streets of Chongqing. These processions play a big role in contemporary Chinese weddings, with the bridegroom leading a fleet of vehicles to pick up his bride from her parents' home. It's the first part of the wedding ceremony and a very important moment for the couple.

While fancy limousines were the preferred procession vehicle in the past, younger Chinese couples are now turning to more stylish and innovative means of transport – like the Fiesta. However, this was the first time that so many of the sporty compacts were amassed for a wedding procession.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Figo

First Drive of Figo Impresses India's Toughest Critics
More than twenty of India's key automotive journalists and social media representatives got their first view of the 2010 Ford Figo interior, coupled with an initial first drive opportunity, at a recent media ride and drive preview last week in Goa, India.

Led by Michael Boneham, Ford India president and managing director, the select media group received an intensive informational deep dive on the marketing, design and engineering efforts that went into bringing the new Figo to market.

"We have a lot riding on the new Figo, its success and ultimately Ford's success in the Indian market," Boneham told the group. "With Figo, we have designed and engineered a car that will appeal to more than 70 percent of the customers in the Indian market. Figo gives us the competitive muscle to compete in the heart of this growing market."

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Alan Mulally on CNBC
Mulally: Fueling Ford
(CNBC) The automaker's shares have been on a tear this past year, and the company posted earnings that cruised estimates. Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, tells CNBC what's fueling the company's growth. Click here to view video.

Year in Review
Ford Motor Company: A Year-In-Review
(@Ford Online) A look back at the progress and achievements Ford has made throughout the world during 2009. Click here to view video.

 

Outside Voices
Ford Posts $2.7 Billion Annual Profit as Toyota Struggles with Quality
(Detroit News) It wasn't very long ago that Ford Motor Co. was in the spot Toyota Motor Corp. finds itself now: struggling with recalls, bad publicity and financial losses. To read the full article, click here.

GM Finally Accepts Spyker Bid for Saab
(USAToday) Spyker finally won its bid to buy Saab cars from General Motors on Tuesday. To read the full article, click here.

More than 1,500 GM and Chrysler Dealerships Challenge Closings
(egmCarTech) More than 1,500 out of nearly 3,000 cut by GM and Chrysler have filed appeals ahead of the midnight deadline set forth by congress not too long ago. To read the full article, click here.

Toyota Missteps Give Rivals a Leg Up
(Detroit News) Toyota Motor Corp.'s recall crack-up is more than a crushing blow to the Japanese automaker's sterling reputation for quality. To read the full article, click here.

 

Share Ideas
Got an Idea, Share It!
Ever had an idea for a new product or a suggestion for a current vehicle you'd like to share with the Ford team? If so, do we have some Web sites for you!

If you have an idea for a new product or technology you'd like to see on a Ford vehicle, click to the Ford New Ideas site at www.FordNewIdeas.com.

If you have a suggestion for a current Ford Motor Company product, click here to connect to the Customer Relationship Center.

Through these two sites, your ideas and comments will be directed to the appropriate teams within the company … One team, one plan, one goal … ONE Ford.

 

Special Information
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Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA) Desk Hours

Location:
Lower Mezzanine of Ford World Headquarters

Desk hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

The FERA desk handles discount tickets for Cedar Point, Kings Island, the North American International Auto Show, the Michigan Renaissance Festival and other events; the desk also has the Entertainment Book and Golf Michigan Play Books. The desk is filled with flyers of travel specials and club events and is really fun to examine, so stop by and say, "Hi" and thank the person at the desk because they are volunteering their time for you!

For more FERA information, click to www.FERA.org. Ticket price information for Cedar Point and Kings Island, click here.

 

Directory
Directory Information Now Online
Phone numbers and e-mail 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 800-248-4444 or e-mail NESC@ford.com.

 

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

Atlanta Salaried Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Roswell, Ga.)

The monthly breakfasts are on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Peachtree Diner (915 Holcomb Bridge Road). If you would like further information about the breakfast or the Ford Metro Atlanta Salaried Retirees 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 the Oakville Golf and Country Club for lunch. 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 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 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 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 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. The next meeting will be on Sept. 2. For more information, contact Bud Lusk at BVLTAL@aol.com.

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 RCOLTHORP@peoplepc.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 JOE_HENDRICKS_742@comcast.net.

Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Jan, Mar, May and Sep) (Kansas City, Mo.)
If you are a retired salaried Ford employee in the Kansas City area and would like to join our club, we welcome you. We have great food, select common topic of interest to present to the membership and social time filled with laughter and smiles as we greet old friends and coworkers. If this interests you or if you would like more information, contact Shirley Sewell at SSEWELL01@comcast.net.

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.

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 BBIRR@bex.net or 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) staring 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.

Plant Engineering Office Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Livonia, Mich.)

The Plant Engineering Office retirees meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Elks Lodge (31117 Plymouth Road). All retirees, associates and friends are invited to attend. This group has been in existence since 1993. For more information, contact Russ Van Zanten at 734-728-7308 or RUSS514@comcast.net.

Product Development, Body Design and Engineering Retirees
First Wednesday of Every Month (Lincoln Park, Mich.)
The group meets at 11 a.m. at the Robert Jones K of C Hall (25160 W. Outer Drive (Dix at I-75)). 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.

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.

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 consist sof mostly salaried retirees, all are welcome. For more information, monthly notices and reminders, contact Allan Yee at ALLAN.YEE@att.net.

February 10:
Annual Ford-Visteon Hourly and Salaried Retiree Luncheon (Sebring, Fla.)

The ninth annual event will be held at Homer's Buffet (1000 Sebring Square) across the street from Walmart in the Sebring Shopping Center at 11:30 a.m. Spouse or Friend welcome. Please RSVP, call or e-mail John Welch at 863-357-1581 or JJCWELCH@gmail.com.

February 13:
Body Engineering & Design Center Retirees (Lakeland, Fla.)

The group has a yearly luncheon in Florida, in February at the Huntington Hills Country Club ( 2626 Duff Road). For more information, contact Chris James at CHRISANDDOR@jamescenter.com.

February 15:
SW Florida Ford Retiree Golf Outing (Ft. Myers, Fla.)

The 7th Annual SW Florida Ford Retiree Golf Outing will be held at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club (located one mile east of I-75 at Exit 136) starting at 1 p.m. (shotgun start). Golf, cart, range balls, prizes, tee gift and dinner cost $105. Dinner only at 5:30 p.m. cost $20. To make your reservation, send check to Tom Howard, 9401 Chartwell Breeze Dr., Bonita Springs, Florida, 34135. Checks should be made out to Tom Howard and received no later than Feb. 7. Please provide a phone number or e-mail address so we can send you a confirmation that we have received your reservation and check. For more information contact Tom Howard at HHOWARD50@comcast.net or Don Morgan at D07MORGAN@aol.com

April 14:
Dearborn/Allen Park Retired Ford Cafeteria Employees (Dearborn, Mich.)

The retirees of Ford Motor Company that have worked in the cafeterias in the Dearborn/Allen Park area are going to meet at Liberati's (6451 Miller Road) at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Hernandez at JUDY42KAY@aol.com.

August 27 - 28:
Chicago Stamping Reunion (Wildersville, Tenn.)

This year's Chicago Stamping Reunion will be held at Natchez Trace State Park (24845 Natchez Trace Road). For more information, contact (Ace) Dempsay at ADEMPSAY@frontiernet.net or call 931-260-0427.

 

Calendar Ahead
Shelby American Automobile Club Motor City Region Logo
March 7:
SAAC-MCR Winter Swap Meet (Woodhaven, Mich.)

Swap meet takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Vender set up 7 a.m.) at Gorno Ford (22025 Allen Rd.). For more information, click to www.saac-mcr.net or contact the club hotline at 734-956-1626.

Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan
March 27:
Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan 2010 Annual Spring "Swap & Shop" (Dearborn, Mich.)

Mustang & Ford Swap Meet at Village Ford (23535 Michigan Avenue) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Village Ford is located on the south side of Michigan Avenue, between Telegraph and Outer Drive roads. For more information, go to www.mocsem.org.

May 30 - 31:
SAAC-MCR 35th annual Show and Go (Dearborn, Mich.)

On May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (show and swap meet) will take place at Ford World Headquarters SE lot (Southfield Freeway and Michigan Ave.)and on May 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ("Go" track event) will take place at the Waterford Hills Road Race Course (4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, MI). For more information, click to www.saac-mcr.net or contact Jim Binder at SASGROUP@comcast.net

Falcon Club
July 15 – 17:
Falcon Club of America 2010 National Convention (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Metro Detroit Chapter of the Falcon Club of America is hosting the 2010 National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford Falcon. Because the 50th anniversary is a significant milestone, the club anticipates over 400 Falcons and their owners to attend from all over the United States and Canada. Please visit fca2010detroit.webs.com for additional information and to download a copy of the registration form or contact Alan Aniol at 734-282-8188 or e-mail at JOANAL@wideopenwest.com.

 



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