July 29, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid Logs Impressive Quality Record to Help Achieve Highest Hybrid Customer Satisfaction
  • Employees Walk Among the Greats at PDC Car Show
  • Ford "Blue Angels" Mustang Salutes 100 Years of U.S. Navy Aviation, Supports Education Program for Young Aviators
  • Volunteer Work Helps Instill Summer Interns with Ford Values
  • Teens Win $25,000 in Ford Song Contest Against Distracted Driving, National Exposure with Usher's New Look Foundation
  • Video: (CBS) F-150 Featured at 2011 Plug-In Conference in Raleigh
  • Outside Voices: (USA Today) How Mulally Helped Turn Ford Around

 

Announcements
Umbrella Group Logo
Annual Enrollment Period Starts Oct. 15, One Month Earlier Than In Previous Years
Transition Assist, one of the three Decision Navigators that Peer Support works with will hold its first Fall Medicare awareness seminar Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Ford Centennial Library just across from Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn. Additional sessions are scheduled for Sept. 8 and Oct. 6. The other two Decision Navigators are Extend Health and Hewitt Senior Educators. More information can be found at the Peer Support website (http://www.ford-umbrella-group.org)

The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare-age Salaried retirees starts one-month earlier in 2011 and will run from Oct. 15-Dec. 7. This opportunity is for retirees interested in switching from their present Medicare Advantage Plan to another or from a Medigap Plan to Advantage. Medigap to Medigap switches can be done at any point during the year, as long as the retiree can qualify for the new plan being selected. Peer Support recommends consulting with at least two Decision Navigators or competing health insurance companies.

In the continuing turmoil and dispute connected with the Beltway debt/deficit debate, almost all proposals on the table at this point would grandfather those already on Medicare from the health care insurance changes.


Lincoln Event
Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event
Take a smarter look at luxury now during the Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event. In addition to attractive lease rates on Lincoln MKZ, every new Lincoln now comes with a four-year, $0-deductible, complimentary maintenance program.

Select your Lincoln MKZ, recently named "Most Dependable Entry Premium Car" for the second year in a row, by J.D. Power and Associates1 and get standard SYNC®, the in-car connectivity system that responds to voice commands.2

See your local Lincoln Dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event. Click here for more information.

Disclaimer:
1The Lincoln MKZ received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles amount entry premium cars in proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Vehicle Dependability StudiesSM. 2011 study based on 43,779 consumer responses measuring problems consumers experienced in the past 12 months with three-year old vehicles (2008 model-year cars and trucks). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed October-December 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
2Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobile phones/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.


The Best Place to be Sales Event
The Best Place to be Sales Event
Now is a great time to get behind the wheel of the best-selling brand in America.1

Best-selling because you don't have to sacrifice or compromise. You can get a quality-built Ford car, truck, SUV or CUV and save. Check out Ford Taurus, the most innovative full-size sedan in America.2 Take a look at the available SYNC® with MyFord Touch,3 which puts 10,000 commands at your fingertips, available in the new 2012 Ford Focus. And, of course, don't forget F-Series pickups, simply the best-selling trucks for 34 years running.

See your local Ford Dealer now to take advantage of the Best Place To Be Sales Event. Click here for more information on this event.

Disclaimer:
1Based on CYTD sales.
2Based on the total number of first-in-class/class-exclusive features. Class is Full- Size Non-Luxury Sedans.
3Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. To avoid driver distraction, only use mobile phones/MyFord 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.


@Ford Magazine
@Ford North America Magazine
The latest issue of @Ford for North America is out now, featuring stories about the importance of U.S. manufacturing, Focus ST testing, celebrating Ford's history, the sustainability report and more.

Click here to view an electronic version of the publication.

 

Top Stories
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Ford Fusion Hybrid Logs Impressive Quality Record to Help Achieve Highest Hybrid Customer Satisfaction
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is America's most fuel-efficient sedan and may be the highest-quality hybrid based on hundreds of millions of worry-free miles its owners have traveled.

Ford's hybrid taxi fleet has logged more than 80 million miles in California alone during the past decade – more than quadruple the number of miles logged by Toyota's Prius lineup. Yet, among the nearly 43 million battery cells Ford has tested or seen put to work in customer vehicles, only five issues have been documented.

This impressive quality record has surprised taxi operators who expected to experience more issues as they led the adoption of Ford's patented hybrid technology. The Fusion Hybrid, which a leading consumer magazine rated America's most reliable sedan of any hybrid or conventional model, also has taken hold with customers who give it a 91 percent "overall vehicle quality" score compared to 80 and 71 percent for the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima hybrids, respectively.

To read the full article, click here.

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PDC Car Show
Employees Walk Among the Greats at PDC Car Show
Last week, employees experienced something truly unique at the annual PDC Employee Car Show. In addition to the more than 400 vehicles, there were three special exhibits including the return of the successful tractor exhibit. This year, the big draw was the Family of Fine Cars display, featuring 15 brands from the U.S. and Canada.

The display included Ford Car, Ford truck, Fordson, Ford Tractor, Mercury Car, Merkur, Edsel, Lincoln, Continental, Shelby and DeTomaso in the US; and Meteor, Monarch, Mercury Truck and Frontenac in Canada.

In addition to the special exhibits, employees were able to see classic and current Ford vehicles from Tin Lizzie to Focus SVT, Thunderbirds to Broncos and Ford F-100 to Mustangs.

To read the full article, click here.

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Ford Transit Connect Taxi
New York City Approves Ford Transit Connect Taxi for Use; Versatile Cabs to Start Hitting Streets in Late Summer
New York City officials named Ford Transit Connect a taxi of today, green-lighting the nimble, fuel-efficient vehicle for use in the Big Apple.

The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the Ford Transit Connect Taxi for use at a regularly scheduled public hearing today. New York joins Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia on the list of big cities where officials have approved Transit Connect Taxi for use.

Transit Connects already are in service throughout the country. With today's approval, more purpose-built taxis are on their way to the nation's largest city to meet the demand expected among taxi owners.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
Ford Mustang
Ford 'Blue Angels' Mustang Salutes 100 Years of U.S. Navy Aviation, Supports Education Program for Young Aviators
The engineering and design teams at Ford have produced a truly unique "Blue Angels" edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction July 28, during the Experimental Aircraft Association 2011 AirVenture Oshkosh, the world's greatest aviation celebration.

All proceeds from the car donation and sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.6 million young people since 1992 while also teaching the value of hard work, personal responsibility and enhanced math and science skills.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Volunteers
Volunteer Work Helps Instill Summer Interns with Ford Values
A summer internship is a valuable experience for college students. It's a tremendous opportunity to sharpen their skills, strengthen their resume and show potential employers what they can do in a work environment.

At Ford, summer interns also learn valuable lessons in helping create a better world.

The Ford Volunteer Corps put more than 100 interns to work helping our nonprofit agency partners during Ford's summer shutdown week. They washed windows, painted cottages and landscaped around the Methodist Children's Home. Ford interns sorted food and stocked shelves at Fish and Loaves, and packaged 10,000 meals at Forgotten Harvest.

To read the full article, click here.

Belt It Out
Teens Win $25,000 in Ford Song Contest Against Distracted Driving, National Exposure with Usher's New Look Foundation
Five lucky teens have won a national Ford song contest that involved 520,000 public votes and final judging from Shawn Wilson, president of Usher's New Look Foundation. The public selected the five finalists on www.drivingskillsforlife.com from among videos by teen musicians performing original songs, and Wilson chose the first, second and third-place winners. Distracted driving is the theme for the 2011 Ford Driving Skills for Life "Belt It Out" contest.

The winning musical group – from Germantown High School in the Memphis area – has five members: Nathan Waters, Eric Rulerman, Elijah Berry, all 18, and Jared Dover and Sophia Frantz, both 17. Each won a $5,000 U.S. savings bonds and a free trip to Usher's New Look Foundation World Leadership Conference. They also are invited to join Usher and John Rich, country music star and Celebrity Apprentice, in a conference workshop on July 20 on how music can create awareness and inspire social change.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes
Ford F-4000
Ford F-4000 Wins One More Race in Preparation for Rally dos Sertões in Brazil
The Ford F-4000 light truck showed that it is ready for a challenge in the Rally dos Sertões, the toughest competition in the Americas and one of the most demanding in the world, which begins on Aug. 9. On July 2-3, Ford's light truck won the Off-Road Cuesta Rally, in Botucatu, São Paulo state, and secured leadership of the Brazilian Cross-Country Rally Championship series. The truck was driven by the Autoliner team of Rafael de Souza Martinez-Conde, José Papacena and Leandro Mota.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Ranks High
Ford Ranks 6th in Argentina's 'Top' Brands and No. 1 in the Automotive Sector
Apertura Magazine, one of the most prestigious business and management magazines, published its annual Brand Ranking where Ford has reached the 6th place in the overall ranking, and, for third year in a row, Ford ranked No. 1 in the automotive sector. The other automakers in the top ten overall ranking are Mercedes Benz (8th) and Audi (9th). This year's performance represents an improvement from 2010, when Ford took 8th place.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Trucks
Ford Trucks and New Cargo are Finalists in the 2011 Autodata Awards
Ford Trucks and the new 2012 Cargo truck are finalists in the 2011 Autodata Awards, one of the most important recognitions in Brazil's automotive sector, respectively in the "Automaker" and "Commercial Truck" categories. A team of journalists from Autodata Publishing chose this year's standouts in the automotive sector in Brazil. The Autodata Awards will be handed out to this year's finalists on July 27 in São Paulo.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Fiesta
All-new Fiesta Wows Audience at the Launch
Ford India launched its global premium sedan, the all-new Fiesta, in Mumbai on Thursday and announced its availability across showrooms in India in eight variants, seven colors and at the attractive price point of Rs 8,23,000 (USD $18,481).

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Ford F-150
F-150 Featured at 2011 Plug-In Conference in Raleigh
(CBS) The 2011 Plug-In Conference is going on in Raleigh, N.C. It's the premiere conference for the automotive electric industry. A Chevy Volt, a Mitsubishi electric car, Nissan LEAF and Ford F-150 are featured in the segment. Scott Sutton of Progress Energy is interviewed. Click here to view video.

 

Outside Voices
How Mulally Helped Turn Ford Around
(USA Today) Alan Mulally tells Maria Bartiromo that one of the first red flags for him at Ford happened on day one of the new job, when he walked into the staff parking lot and didn't see any Ford vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Ford CEO Sees Good Outlook for U.S., Hot Prospects Abroad
(USA Today) Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally predicts a comeback for the U.S. economy, but the booming demand in emerging markets overseas is why he's hiring thousands of U.S. workers to ramp up production. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Tries to Sharpen Its Cars' Listening Skills
(Detroit News) Ford wants to bridge the communications gap between its SYNC® infotainment system and drivers who struggle with the right voice command to get the car to complete a task. To read the full article, click here.

Best Compact Cars for 2011: A Side-By-Side Comparison
(Digital Trends) Not everyone can afford a Lexus. In fact, for most car buyers, the payments on an entry-level car like the Ford Fiesta or the upcoming Chevy Sonic are much more palatable. To read the full article, click here.

How Intelligent Cars Will Make Driving Easier and Greener
(Popular Science)A new generation of smarter-car technology is helping drivers – and cars – manage trips more efficiently, preventing gridlock, avoiding wrecks and ameliorating 5 p.m. road rage. To read the full article, click here.

Toyota's New Pre-Crash Technology Directs Steering
(Associated Press)Toyota is developing a safety technology that takes control of the steering so the vehicle can veer away when it isn't able to stop before impact. To read the full article, click here.

Five Features Every New Car Should Have
(Detroit News)Sometimes the government demands new vehicle features in the name of safety, the environment or some other reason. While journalist Scott Burgess has no power to force carmakers to comply, here are five features that every car and truck should have. To read the full article, click here.

J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)
(Car Connection) A couple of weeks ago, CarConnection mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to tell in China's burgeoning, booming auto market. To read the full article, click here.

Fiat Preps Chrysler Merger
(Auto-Worldwide) Chrysler and Fiat SpA, automakers that bounced back from severe financial crises a few years ago, are preparing to rejoin the auto industry's top ranks through a merger that would have the financial and production heft to compete globally. To read the full article, click here.

Can Your Car Be Hacked?
(Car and Driver) Not too long ago, securing a car meant popping the faceplate off the CD player, slapping a Club over the steering wheel and locking the doors. As vehicles' electronic systems evolve, however, automobiles are starting to require the same protection as laptop computers and e-commerce servers. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
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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.

 

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.

Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard
Shop for Products and Services

Ford retirees receive up to 10 percent off HP and Compaq consumer products, accessories and supplies by becoming a member of the HP Employee Purchase Program. Additional discounts are offered throughout the store including mail-in and instant rebates, coupons and exclusive EPP offers on a range of HP products, including Notebook and Desktop PCs, printers, print supplies, accessories and more.

If you'd like to join, visit the HP Home & Home Office Store at www.hpshopping.com/epp and register using the Ford company code: 3673.

Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen
Window Replacement

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

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

 

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

Atlanta Salaried Retirees
Second Tuesday in September (Milton, Ga.)
The next general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Ford Regional Office (13010 Morris Rd. Corporate Center One Ste. 500) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you would like further information about the meetings 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.

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.

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 JOE_HENDRICKS_742@comcast.net.

Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Mar, May and Sep) (Kansas City, Mo.)
The next Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club luncheon will be at Finnigan's Hall (503 East 18th Avenue) on Sept. 28. 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. Our annual Christmas Party will not be held in December this year. We will have it on Oct. 29 on the Plaza at the Marriot Hotel. Details to follow soon.

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 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) 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.

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 (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.)

This group meets twice a year. The next meeting will be held at Gracie See Pizzeria ∓ Sports Lounge (6889 Greenfield) at 6 p.m. on April 6. 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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Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan
August 7:
Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan's 23rd Annual Mustang Memories All Ford Car Show & Swap (Dearborn, Mich.)

Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan proudly presents the 23rd Annual Mustang Memories All Ford Car Show & Swap at Ford World Headquarters (One American Road) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will feature the Mustang Dream Giveaway and Boss Mustang Reunion. Admission is $5 (children under 16 are free) and spectator parking is free. For more information, click here.


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