June 3, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • Hot Sales Pace Continues for Ford's New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and Powertrains
  • Fuel-Efficient Products Drive Ford to No. 1 in Canada
  • Ford Adds New Fuel-Saving 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine and Eight-Speed Transmission to Powertrain Lineup
  • Ford Receives Prestigious Freedom Award from U.S. Department of Defense
  • High Gas Prices Put One Ford Plan to the Test
  • Video: (CBS News: The Early Show) Detroit Bounces Back – Mark Fields Discusses Americans Embracing Small Cars
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit News) Ford CEO Mulally Urges One Fuel Standard

 

Top Stories
Ford Fusion
Hot Sales Pace Continues for Ford's New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles and Powertrains
Consumer demand remained strong in May for Ford's new fuel-efficient vehicles and powertrains, bringing significant year-over-year sales gains for small cars and Explorer.

Ford's two all-new small cars combined had sales of 29,423 in May, up 74 percent versus a year ago. It was Ford's largest small car month since May 2008. Fiesta sales were 7,120, and Focus sales were 22,303, up 32 percent versus a year ago.

To read the full article, click here.

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Ford Focus
Fuel-Efficient Products Drive Ford to No. 1 in Canada
Sales of fuel-efficient products helped to keep Ford of Canada in the top spot for May and year-to-date. In May, overall car sales were up 21 percent with the all-new Focus leading the pack. Truck sales dropped 10 percent, resulting in overall sales being down about 3 percent in May compared to the same month last year.

For example, the just-launched 2012 Ford Focus recently joined a list of 11 other Ford vehicles that have previously earned the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive a rating of "good" in offset frontal-, side- and rear-impact tests and the roof strength evaluation, as well as offer electronic stability control.

To read the full article, click here.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Logo
Ford Receives Prestigious Freedom Award from U.S. Department of Defense
Ford is being honored with the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Sponsored by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Freedom Award is the highest honor bestowed upon America's employers who provide exceptional support to their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

Ford is one of 15 companies nationwide to be selected for this prestigious award. More than 4,000 nominations were submitted this year.

The Freedom Award, now in its 16th year, is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Oval
Ford Adds New Fuel-Saving 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine and Eight-Speed Transmission to Powertrain Lineup
Ford is expanding its industry-leading range of fuel-efficient powertrains in North America with the addition of a new 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder – the smallest engine Ford has ever built – and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission.

In addition, Ford's next generation of hybrid vehicles, including a new plug-in hybrid that will launch next year, will have a Ford-engineered transmission that will be built in Michigan.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
People to People Ministries
Retirees Giving Back to the Community
At first glance, Mike Fowlkes is just your everyday average Joe with a loyalty to Ford that doesn't waver.

He has worked at Ford as a Material Handling manager and area manager inside multiple plant facilities, not to mention he has returned from retirement twice to help launch some of Ford's most recent vehicles.

As if his dedication to Ford wasn't enough, he goes above and beyond for his community as well.

To read the full article, click here.

Michigan Assembly Plant
Ford Drives Quality Through $100 Million Investment in Robots with Special Vision
Ford is investing U.S. $100 million globally to install robotic plant laser inspection technology to improve quality through reduced wind noise and more refined fit and finish.

This new technology is being used during assembly of the popular new 2012 Ford Focus at Michigan Assembly Plant andSaarlouis Body and Assembly Plant (Germany) and the hot-selling Ford Explorer at Chicago Assembly Plant. The technology then will be rolled out globally as part of Ford's next phase of its quality initiative to lead the industry in customer satisfaction.

To read the full article, click here.

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Ford Fiesta
Students Showcase Design Skills at Ford-Sponsored Formula SAE Competition
In May, approximately 150 Ford volunteers and 2,000 students attended the 2011 Formula SAE at Michigan International Speedway. Formula SAE is a student design competition involving 120 colleges and universities from around the world. The students design, build and compete in an open-wheeled race car in a variety of events. The 2011 event was won for the second year in a row by Global Formula Racing, an international team collaboration consisting of students from Oregon State University and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg of Germany.

To read the full article, click here.

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Focus Electric
Location, Location, Location: Ford Identifies Optimal Location for Electric Vehicle Charge Ports
When owners of the Ford Focus Electric or C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid charge up their cars, they'll find a natural, instinctive fit. That's not by chance – it's by design, and it's because Ford engineers did their homework in ensuring customers had the perfect place to "fuel" up.

Finding the best charge port location may seem inconsequential. However, an electric vehicle owner is likely to plug in or disconnect his or her car four times a day, or nearly 1,500 times a year. This is compared to the once a week or 52 times a year frequency of filling up a gas tank. The higher frequency of interaction the charge port entails played a role in Ford wanting to make sure the location was just right.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Plant
New Invention Brings Unprecedented Level of Flexibility to Ford Plants
New programmable tooling invented by the Ford Body Assembly team together with an outside supplier is enabling the company to be more flexible than ever before.

Body construction has long been a limiting factor in any plant's flexibility. Under traditional systems, unique tooling is required to weld each individual vehicle bodystyle.

The new programmable equipment – currently in use at Michigan Assembly Plant – is allowing the company to run multiple bodystyles down the same production line without requiring considerable downtime for changeover of tooling.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Executive Corner
K. R. Kent

K.R. Kent
Executive Director, Investor Relations
Ford Motor Company
K.R. Kent is executive director of our Investor Relations group. K.R. recently talked to @Ford about the group's goals, as well as our upcoming Investor Day in New York.

Q: What are some of the goals of our Investor Relations group?
A: Now that we've moved past several years of financial crisis in world economies and into a growth mode, the company has decided to increase our communications with all types of investors and make sure they understand the Ford story and where we're heading. We want them to get a real idea of what Ford is doing so that they can appropriately value our stock and value our bonds as well.

Q: How do you typically communicate with investors?
A: There's a whole strategy around our communications. The biggest pieces revolve around our quarterly earnings releases. That's when investors really see something new out of the company as far as how we performed over the last quarter. We also do a lot of investor conferences around the world, often set up where a bank will gather a large group of investors and bring in different companies to talk to them. We'll do those conferences seven, eight or nine times a year.

This year we're adding back an Investor Day in New York coming up next week on June 7. We haven't had an Investor Day for quite a while. This will be a major opportunity for our senior executives to talk to investors separated from the normal earnings environment. We want to talk about things like, what does profitable growth for all really mean to everybody.

To read the full discussion, click here.

 

Global Notes
Michael Boneham
Ford India President Rolls Up His Sleeves for Assembly Line Visit
Michael Boneham, president and managing director of Ford India, spent the afternoon of May 17 working on the line at the Maraimalainagar Plant, as part of a new employee engagement program called "President on The Shop Floor."

To read the full article, click here.

Ford's Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Global Business Coalition Honors Ford's Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Ford of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has been recognized for its innovative Wellness Cluster program by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

To read the full article, click here.

Changan Ford Launches Dealership Service Contest
Changan Ford Launches Dealership Service Contest in China
The Changan Ford 2011 Dealership Service Contest kicked off on May 24 to see which dealerships offer the very best customer service in China.

To read the full article, click here.

Michael Boneham Walks Runway
Fiesta's Kinetic Design Inspires Futuristic Fashion
Illustrious fashion designer Swapnil Shinde presented the "Ford Fiesta Futuristic Collection" at the Fiesta Café in Select Citywalk Mall, New Delhi this week. The collection is inspired by Ford's kinetic design philosophy, which exemplifies the bold and futuristic styling of its premium all-new global Fiesta sedan.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Video Corner
Mark Fields
Detroit Bounces Back – Mark Fields Discusses Americans Embracing Small Cars
(CBS News: The Early Show) Mark Fields talks about how Ford's strategy with small cars is paying off. Click here to view video.

 

Outside Voices
Ford CEO Mulally Urges One Fuel Standard
(Detroit News) Ford's top executive pushed for unity on national fuel-efficiency standards for automakers Tuesday, telling Capitol Hill legislators that multiple U.S. standards put undue burden on automakers and consumers. To read the full article, click here.

Focus Titanium the Best High-End Compact You Can Buy
(Detroit News) It's the crème de la crème of Foci – the best in the bunch: The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium five-door. To read the full article, click here.

Ford F-150 V6 Engines Outselling V8s
(PickupTrucks.com) For Ford, six is greater than eight. In May, the company sold more F-150 full-size pickups with V6 engines than traditional V8 power plants. To read the full article, click here.

GM Takes On Ford Fiesta with the Chevy Sonic
(Detroit Free Press) General Motors' engineers working to bring an attractive subcompact car to the market knew which car they had to beat after the Ford Fiesta launched in Europe in 2008. To read the full article, click here.

A Rescue Worth Fueling
(Washington Post – Op-Ed by Timothy Geitner, U.S. Treasury Secretary) Nothing about the president’s call was popular. It may have been more politically expedient to let Chrysler fail. But the president knew that if Chrysler collapsed, tens of thousands of jobs would have been shed in the near term — a body blow to an economy already on the ropes. To read the full article, click here.

What's the Most Affordable New Car?
(Cars.com) Used-car prices are going up, and gas prices remain high. That makes new small cars with good mileage even more attractive to car shoppers. To read the full article, click here.

GM, Ford Cars Knock Toyota, Honda Out of Top 10
(USA Today) Detroit has finally achieved its dream – for last month, anyway. It has knocked Japan's four best-selling cars out of the Top 10. To read the full article, click here.

Nissan Says U.S. Electric Leaf Sales May Reach 12,000 in 2011
(Bloomberg) Nissan, aiming to be the world's largest seller of electric cars, expects to deliver as many as 12,000 battery-powered Leaf hatchbacks to U.S. customers this year as orders are confirmed and production quickens. 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:
Auto Rama, Feb. 25-27, 2011 - Tickets $14
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.

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Wells Fargo
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Attend a free homebuyer webinar. Wells Fargo will work with you to help you understand how to reach your financial goals through our homebuying workshops. Thinking about a home purchase often leads to many questions:

  • Is now a good time to buy a home?
  • Is my credit good enough to qualify?
  • How much money will I need?
  • What type of mortgage financing should I get?

Please visit www.wfhmevents.com to register for one of our June webinars. Enter Access Code: 1stHOME. If you are unable to join a session or would prefer to reach us immediately, feel free to contact us at 1-866-383-5349. Click here for a list of session times and dates.

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LJPR
Registered Investment Advisor

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

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

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

 

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 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 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 Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club will meet at Finnigan's Hall (503 East 18th Avenue on May 25. If you are a salaried retired Ford employee and have an interest in joining old friends, fellow co-workers and colleagues, please contact us. Spouses of deceased members are welcome. So please continue to come to the lunches. For additional information, please contact Frank Scott (Club President effective Jan. 1, 2011) 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 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 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.

 

Calendar Ahead
June 12 & 13:
SAAC-MCR 36th Annual Show and Go (Dearborn, Mich. & Clarkston, Mich.)

On June 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the show and swap meet will take place at Ford World Headquarters in the SE lot (Southfield Freeway and Michigan Ave.) and on June 13, the track event will take place at Waterford Hills Road Race Course (4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, Mich.) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click to www.saac-mcr.net or contact Jim Binder at SASGROUP@comcast.net.

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, go to www.mocsem.org.


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