November 18, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • New Design, More Technology for Ford Mustang
  • Video: 2013 Ford Flex
  • Ford Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup Behind 'One Ford' Team Effort; Continues Year of Celebration
  • Ford Develops World’s First Digital Child for Virtual Crash Testing
  • Ford Argentina Among Top Five Best Companies to Work For
  • Outside Voices: (CNet) Ford Electrifies the Station Wagon

 

Announcements
Ford Motor Company
National Employee Services Center Closed on Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 24, the NESC will be closed. It will be open on Friday, Nov. 25, during normal business hours – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.


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Paperwork for 2012 Changed Involving Medicare Advantage Programs Need to be Completed by Dec. 7
  • Medicare-age Salaried Retirees working on changing their health care insurance during the Annual Enrollment Period need to complete the process by Dec. 7. Be certain that you have confirmation of your new policy before you cancel your present coverage.
  • Further detail can be found on the Peer Support website.
  • As anticipated, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address several aspects of the 2010 Affordable Health Care legislation in the current term. There will be four separate issues considered covering five and a half hours of oral arguments probably spread over two days in March. Whatever decisions are made will be announced at the end of the court's term in June and would be expected to have considerable bearing on the elections.
  • Click here to view an excellent source for information without a political point of view, the Scotusblog, created by veteran journalist Lyle Denniston.
  • Further information can be found on the Peer Support website www.ford-umbrella-group.org.



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

Drive away in a new Fiesta and you won't have to refuel for up to 409 miles.1

Check out a new Focus and get up to 40 hwy mpg.2 Rein in a new Mustang and get away with a first-ever combination of 305 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 31 hwy mpg.3

Need the style and function of a crossover? Look into the 2012 Edge, with a bold design and available SYNC with MyFord Touch that puts over 10,000 commands at your fingertips.4 Get the capability of an SUV in the new Explorer and get the best combination of V6 horsepower and fuel economy.5

Need a workhorse? Look no further than F-Series pickups. Simply the best-selling trucks for 34 years running.

See your local Ford Dealer now to take advantage of our Year End Celebration.

Disclaimer:
1EPA-estimated 33 combined mpg, 12.4-gallon tank.
2EPA-estimated 28 city/40 hwy/33 combined, SE Sedan with SFE Package.
3EPA-estimated 19 city/31 hwy /23 combined mpg, coupe, automatic transmission.
4Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use Sync/MyFord Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
5EPA-estimated 18 city/25hwy/20combined mpg, FWD. Class is large Utilities, non-hybrid vs. 2011/2012 competitors. Excludes other Ford products.





Built Ford Tough Event
Lincoln Wish List Event
Performance. Luxury. Technology.
Now, during the Lincoln Wishlist event, you can get a great offer on a new 2012 Lincoln. Plus, every new Lincoln now comes with a four-year/50,000, $0-deductible, complimentary maintenance program.1

Select your Lincoln MKS with the available 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 engine. Or get into a Lincoln MKZ with heated and cooled front seats and standard SYNC technology. Lincoln MKT seats up to seven in three rows of total comfort. And Lincoln MKX includes SYNC with MyLincoln Touch that connects you to your vehicle like never before with phone, entertainment, information, climate control and available navigation system all at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice.2

See your local Lincoln Dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Wishlist event.

Disclaimer:

1Coverage includes a maximum of eight regularly scheduled maintenance services. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.
22Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobiles phone/MyLincoln Touch? /other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear.

 

L.A. Auto Show
All-new Escape

Tell, Touch or Kick: All-New Ford Escape Is the Smart Utility Vehicle That Responds to Customers’ Every Command
The all-new Escape might be the most helpful vehicle ever produced by Ford. Using the most hands-free technology ever offered in a Ford, the new Escape helps customers load or unload gear through the rear hatch without fumbling for a key, stay connected, parallel park and avoid a collision in a parking lot.

To read the full article, click here.

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2013 Ford Mustang
New Design, More Technology for Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang – the icon of American performance and style – gets even more street swagger with a new design and a list of smart features that signal even more technology in the popular pony car.

To read the full article, click here.
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2013 Ford Flex
Video: 2013 Ford Flex
The 2013 Ford Flex is revamped with a sleek new look and even more technology to make driving safer, easier and more fuel-efficient.

Click here to tour the 2013 Flex.

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2013 Lincoln MKS
New Lincoln MKS: Refinements Signal Direction for Brand Today, Tomorrow
Better handling, increased power, improved fuel efficiency, additional standard equipment, more refinement and new technologies that help drivers reduce accident risks provide luxury customers with important new reasons to consider Lincoln and its flagship sedan, the new MKS.

To read the full article, click here.

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2013 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln MKT: Full-Size Crossover Upgraded, More Refined for Luxury Customers
Lincoln’s MKT full-size crossover offers a dramatically improved ride, sharper handling, better fuel economy and new safety technologies including rear inflatable safety belts for the 2013 model year, providing customers benefits and features that match or exceed more expensive competitors.

To read the full article, click here.

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Click here for more coverage from the 2011 L.A. Auto Show.

 

Ford News
Lincoln MKX
Multi-Platform, Branded Entertainment Partnership Integrates Lincoln MKX into History’s Hit Series Brad Meltzer's Decoded
Lincoln is joining with History; for a multi-tiered partnership which includes an in-show, history.com and Facebook integration for the network’s popular series Brad Meltzer's Decoded, it was jointly announced by David DeSocio, SVP, A&E Networks Partnerships and Connie Fontaine, manager, U.S. Lincoln marketing.

To read the full article, click here.

Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer
Ford Charges Up for 2012 Announcing Exclusive Collaboration with SHFT.com
Ford Motor Company announced an exclusive collaboration with SHFT.com, the award-winning multimedia platform founded by actor and filmmaker Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer. The automotive leader and green lifestyle website are joining forces to inspire people to make smarter environmental decisions through film, design, art, transportation and culture.

To read the full article, click here.

'Partnership for Hunger Relief' truck
Ford and Newman's Own Donate Refrigerated Truck Fleet with 'Partnership for Hunger Relief' Program
For the 11th consecutive year, Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own, Inc. are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman's Own food products to five regions of the country with communities in need, The two organizations have worked in partnership for a decade to contribute 103 refrigerated trucks to help Feeding America food banks deliver nutritious perishable foods.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Racing
Ford Wins NHRA Manufacturers Cup Behind 'One Ford' Team Effort; Continues Year of Celebration
It's official: Ford Motor Company has won the 2011 NHRA Manufacturers Cup award – its first since 1982 and the second earned by Ford’s iconic Mustang model in a major racing series this year.

Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing, accepted the award during the NHRA Full Throttle Series banquet in Hollywood, Calif. Monday, once the final points were tallied.

To read the full article, click here.

Silverstone
Silverstone Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Ford Motor Credit Company
Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company today announced that Bernard Silverstone has been appointed chief operating officer, Ford Motor Credit Company, and has been elected a Ford corporate officer, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Currently, Silverstone is president of Marketing and Sales for Ford Credit.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes

Ford Motor Company
Ford's European Sales and Market Share Up In October
Ford vehicle sales and market share in its traditional 19 European markets rose in October, boosted by continued strong performance in key markets such as Germany and the UK. Overall, Ford gained market share in 15 out of the 19 traditional Western European markets.

Ford’s total vehicle sales in October rose by 4.7 percent to 95,800, resulting in a market share gain of 0.5 percentage points to 8.1 percent. In contrast, total industry sales in Ford’s traditional 19 European markets fell by 1.1 percent.

To read the full article, click here

Dr. Saiprasit Koetniyom from the Sirindhorn Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering
All-new Ford Ranger Proves Superior Fuel Efficiency During Long-range Challenge
The all-new Ford Ranger has proven itself a class leader in fuel economy in Thailand after traveling an exceptional 1,673 kilometers on a single tank of gas – averaging an incredible 19.47 Km/L over the entire return-journey between Bangkok and Pattalung.

To read the full article, click here.

World’s First Digital Child for Virtual Crash Testing
Ford Develops World’s First Digital Child for Virtual Crash Testing
Ford is developing one of the world’s first digital human child body models as part of a pioneering program to make car travel safer for young people.

Building a digital model is no simple task. The work on Ford’s adult human body model took 11 years to complete. Digital models are used in research, not in vehicle development. They don’t take the place of crash dummies, which measure the effect of forces on the body. Instead, they are used as a way to understand how to further improve restraint system effectiveness through better understanding of injury mechanisms.

To read the full article, click here.

SABRE Awards
Ford, WPP Scoop Two Major Prizes at Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards
Ford Asia Pacific and Africa and its WPP communications partners were major winners at The Holmes Report’s first ever Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards, taking a regional prize for their exceptional work on Ford's Driving Skills For Life program and the South East Asia trophy for the Thai launch of the all-new Ford Fiesta.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Argentina Ranking
Ford Argentina Among Top Five Best Companies to Work For
Once again, Ford Argentina was elected as one of Argentina's best companies to work at by Apertura Magazine, one of the country's most prestigious business magazines. The 2011 ranking shows Ford as one of the top five best places to work among companies with more than one thousand employees. Ford also leads the auto industry ranking.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Outside Voices
2011 L.A. Auto Show: 2013 Ford Flex Big Presence at L.A. Auto Show
(TruckTrend.com) Ford debuted the 2013 Ford Flex today at the L.A. Auto Show. While still boxy as ever, the 2013 Flex certainly has much more presense than the outgoing model. To read the full article, click here.

Ford SUV Marks New World Car Strategy
(The Wall Street Journal) Ford Motor Co. this week lifts the veil on a new sport-utility vehicle that illustrates how much Chief Executive Officer and President Alan Mulally has changed the way the auto maker now looks at developing and making cars. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Evos Plug-In Hybrid Concept to Make U.S. Debut in January
(Plugincars.com) The Ford Evos plug-in hybrid concept vehicle will make its first appearance in North America as the centerpiece of Ford’s display at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas in January 2012. Though only a concept, the Ford Evos features the same plug-in hybrid powertrain found in the Ford C-MAX Energi. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Electrifies the Station Wagon
(CNet) Ford is partnering with Azure Dynamics on a five-seater station wagon version of its Transit Connect all-electric vans. To read the full article, click here.

GM's Akerson to Rethink Europe Operations with Debt Crisis Overseas
(The Detroit News) General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said Thursday that mounting economic troubles in Europe, including a debt crisis rivaling the 2008 financial meltdown in the United States, is forcing the company to rethink its European business operations. To read the full article, click here.

Revenge of the Internal Combustion Engine
(Reuters) At the Chevrolet dealership here, customers want to see and touch the Volt, the gasoline-electric hybrid hailed by enthusiasts as the kind of innovation that could secure the future of General Motors. To read the full article, click here.

2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Volkswagen Passat
(Motor Trend) This year, in the closest voting ever, the voting was tied 5-5 (with one errant vote) between the Passat and Chrysler's 300. It was still tied after a count of second-place votes, and the Passat eked ahead only after third-place votes had been counted. Two worthy cars. But there can be only one 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year. To read the full article, click here.

KBB Unveils 2012 Best Resale Value Awards
(AutoRemarketing.com) Along with explaining its analysis in proper context of the current wholesale landscape, Kelley Blue Book has revealed its annual Best Resale Value Awards. To read the full article, click here.

U.S. 54.5 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard May Cost $157 Billion
(Bloomberg) A proposed U.S. rule requiring automakers to double average fuel economy of vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 may cost $157 billion, two agencies said in a draft. To read the full article, click here.

The Next Wave of Green Cars
(Forbes) If you're looking to spend less on gasoline next year, you'll find there are more shades of green cars available than ever before, including everything from high-efficiency gasoline and diesel cars to hybrids, plug-ins and alternative-fuel vehicles. The variety of efficient technologies available for 2012 underscores the fact that there's more than one way to go green. To read the full article, click here.

Car Dealers See Surge
(Detroit Free Press) Car dealers are getting a surprise end-of-the-year bonus: More Americans are replacing old cars and trucks, enlivening a normally sleepy time for auto sales and putting November on track to be the industry's strongest month of the year. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
FERA LogoFord Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
Lower Mezzanine of Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets - $38
Kings Island Tickets - $30
Golf Michigan Play Books - $10
2011 Entertainment Books - $25
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
Directory Information Now Online
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can now be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.

Calendar Ahead
Nov. 26 – 27:
25th Annual Super Swap, All Ford Swap Meet & Car Corral

Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, Nov. 27, from 9am to 3pm at Ohio Expo Center/State Fair
(717 E 17th Ave., Columbus, OH). Click here for information or contact Jim Hood at (614) 276-4916.

March 4:
SAAC-MCR 31st Annual Winter All Ford Swap Meet

Sunday, March 4, from 9am to 2pm at Gorno Ford (22025 Allen Rd., Woodhaven, MI). Click here for information or contact John Yarema at (586) 598-2105.

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

Atlanta Salaried Retirees
(Roswell, Ga.)
The Ford Metro Atlanta Salaried Retirees Club will meet periodically during 2012. Events planned include general membership meetings and breakfasts as well as events such as a museum tour, picnic, etc. If you would like further information about the club, please contact Bob Loovis at COUNTRYCOVEFARM@comcast.net.

Automatic Transmission Product Design & Engineering Retiree Breakfast Club
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Northville, Mich.)

The group meets at 9 a.m. for breakfast at Senate Coney Island off Haggerty Road just south of 6 Mile Road on the west side of the street (39430 Dun Rovin Drive). For additional information, contact Mike Carlin at OLDSEADOG@wowway.com.

Building "H" Club – Michigan Information Technology Systems Retirees
Second Thursday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The club meets at 11:30 a.m. at Building H on Michigan Avenue. For more information, call 313-402-0044 or e-mail FLCOTE@aol.com.

Buffalo Stamping Salaried Retirees
Every First Monday in the Month (Buffalo, N.Y.)

The Buffalo Stamping Salaried Retirees group meets the first Monday of each month at 12 p.m. If the first Monday is a holiday, the group meets the second Monday instead. The group meets for lunch at Danny's Restaurant (4300 Abbott Road) at the corner of Route 20A and Abbott Road. For more information, contact Bob Mueller at MKZMUELLER@verizon.net.

Canadian Ford Alumni
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ford Alumni is made up of retirees from Ford of Canada's Sales, Marketing, Parts, Service and Central staffs. Breaking Ford news is provided electronically to members and we have a luncheon on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, please contact Bob Rideout at BRIDEOUT@sympatico.ca.

Chicago Stamping Plant Retiree Reunion (Lexington, Tenn.)
The Chicago Stamping Reunion is held annually the weekend before Labor Day (Aug. 26-28) at the Pin Oak Lodge inside Natchez Trace State Park (24845 Natchez Trace Rd.). For more information, contact Marvin Huffstutler at 618-841-4764 or Ace Dempsay at 931-520-0427 or e-mail at ADEMPSAY@frontiernet.net.

Chicago Stamping Plant Salaried Retiree Club
Twice a Year (June, Dec) (Schererville, Ind.)

The group meets twice a year at Tiebel's (U.S. 30 & Hwy. 41). Spouses are welcome. For more information, contact Ray Schmelzer at RAYTIREE@aol.com.

Cincinnati Transmission Plants Salaried Retirees Club
Fourth Wednesday of Every Month (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Ford Batavia and Sharonville Transmission Plants Salaried Retirees and guests meet each month on the fourth Wednesday at noon for lunch at various locations. Although the group consists mostly of salaried retirees, all are welcome. The group has two picnics per year in May and September. For more information, monthly notices and reminders, please contact Richard Holthaus at HOLTHAUSRA@earthlink.net or call 513-825-0494.

Cleveland Engine and Casting Plants Salaried Retiree Club (North Olmsted, Ohio)
If you would like to join the Cleveland Engine and Casting Plants Salaried Retiree Club, it is $15 a year, which can be made payable to the Ford Retiree Club (P.O. Box 566, North Olmsted, OH 44070). It is $10 for surviving spouses and retirees over the age of 80. For more information, please contact Mary Kay Dessoffy at FORDRETIREES@yahoo.com.

Dearborn Assembly Plant Retirees
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Livonia, Mich.)

Dearborn Assembly Plant retirees and guests meet each month at Richard's Family Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road). The group meets at 12:30 p.m. for lunch from the restaurant's menu and followed by announcements, jokes, camaraderie, and so forth. All Ford retirees from the area are welcomed to join us. For additional information, contact Rose at ROZLAF@aol.com.

Dearborn Assembly Retiree Breakfast Club
First Monday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Dearborn Assembly Plant Retiree Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. at the Big Boy Restaurant (13001 Michigan Avenue at Miller Road) the first Monday of every month. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Henry Russell Jr. at HRARJR@yahoo.com.

Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Westland, Mich.)

The Dearborn Engine and Fuel Tank Retirees luncheon will be held at Fire Mountain Restaurant (34615 Warren Rd.) at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Hazel Parker-Fuller at HJFULLER@ameritech.net or call 313-310-3537.

Dearborn Frame Plant Retirees (Southfield, Mich.)
Second Tuesday of Every Month

The group meets for breakfast and networking at L George's (26799 Greenfield Rd). For more information, contact Sandra Hutson at SKHUTSON@sbcglobal.net.

Field Accounting Department (F.A.D.)
Second Thursday of Every Other Month (Livonia, Mich.)

The F.A.D. retiree group meets on the odd months of the year on Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov. We meet at G. Subo's Leather Bottle Restaurant (20300 Farmington Rd.) For more information, contact Bob Briolat at REBRIOLAT@aol.com. Spouses are always welcome.

Ford 5R55 Automatic Transmission Systems Design Retirees Group
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Livonia, Mich.)

The retiree group meets at Richard's Restaurant (39305 Plymouth Road) at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Jeff Ebersole at EBERSOLE.JEFF@gmail.com.

Ford Air Transportation Office Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Ford Air Transportation Office retirees meet once a month at noon for lunch at the Lakes of Taylor Restaurant (25505 Northline Road). For more information, contact Pauline Smart Bozyk at PSMARTY@att.net.

Ford Body & Assembly Operations/Vehicle Operations Salaried Retiree Luncheon
Twice a Year (May, Oct.) (Westland, Mich.)

The group meets twice a year for a luncheon get-together. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Heavener at PHEAVENER@mi.rr.com.

Ford of Canada Ladies' Retirees Group
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ladies' Retirees group consists of all FOC Ladies retired from Head Office in Oakville, Regional Offices, Oakville Assembly Plant, and Bramalea Parts Distribution Centre. The Ladies meet at Trattoria Tamone Restaurant in Oakville. For more information, please contact Judy Killeavy at MKILLEAV@sympatico.ca.

Ford Chassis Retirees Breakfast (Livonia, Mich.)
First Monday of Every Month

The group (OLD Bldg #5 Chassis Designers, Checkers, Detailers, CAD retirees) meets at Big Boy's (37123 6 Mile Road) at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Vince Asta at VASTA1955@att.net.

Ford Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank retirees and guests meet the first Thursday of the month at the Fire Mountain Restaurant (14691 Huron), starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Hazel Fuller at HJFULLER@ameritech.net.

Ford FCSD Retiree Lunch Club-GB
First Wednesday of the Month (Mar, June, Sept and Dec) (Essex, U.K.)

The next general meeting will be held the first Wednesday of March, June, September & December with a location that is to be announced locally. Informal meetings last for three hours and comprise of discussions on various topics such as an assortment of Ford issues, new products, product issues and shares along with a lunch that follows. If you would like further information about the meetings or the Ford FCSD Retiree Lunch Club-GB, please contact Dennis Gull at DENNIS@GULL1619.freeserve.co.uk.

Ford Glass UAW Local 737 Retirees
Fourth Tuesday of Every Month (except Dec.) (Nashville, Tenn.)

Ford Glass UAW Local 737 retirees meet each month at 10 a.m. Business is discussed and problems are approached. The group has guest speakers, as well as guest representatives to help keep retirees informed. There also is a Retiree Banquet in October of each year. A very large gathering of old friends and a great time. All retirees of the UAW-FORD in the area are invited and welcome. For more information, contact Bill Fry at BFRY10@aol.com.

Ford Human Resources Retiree Group
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Detroit Area)

The Human Resources Retiree Group meets monthly. For more information, contact Don Hayes at DNLDHAYES@aol.com.

Ford Old Timers Club
Twice a Year (May, Sept.) (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Ford Old Timers Club meets twice a year for a mid-May Luncheon and a mid-September Fall Dinner at Park Place Catering (23400 Park St.) A guest speaker, usually a Ford executive, attends to discuss a special subject of interest at that time. Most recent speakers were Alan Mulally, Mark Fields, Peter Horbury and Greg C. Smith. Any Ford retiree and his/her spouse are welcome at any time. If you would like further information about the meetings or the Ford Old Timers Club, please contact Donald J. Van Kirk, president, at 1-313-563-0029 or D_VANKIRK@comcast.net .

Ford Pensionaerverein Saarlouis e.V.
Every Thursday of Every Week (Saarlouis, Germany)

The Ford Pensionaerverein Saarlouis e.V. club meets every Thursday of every week at the Lachwaldschenke, Saarwellingen at 14 clock for walking, depending on the weather. In addition, we take day trips and multi-day trips. If you would like further information about this club, please contact Manfred Hager at MHAGER1@web.de.

Ford PRC
First Monday of Every Month (Taylor, Mich.)

Ford PRC meets the first Monday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Little Daddy's (22250 Eureka Rd.) If you would like further information about the event, please contact Charlie Pickins at CPICKENS4946@att.net.

Ford Retired Workers Chapter 906 of Mahwah, N.J.
Second Thursday of Every Month (Mahwah, N.J.)

Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church (900 Darlington Avenue). Coffee and buns will be served before the meeting for the convenience of our members. As always, we will have all of our Benefit Representatives; medical; hearing; dental and vision. There are no meetings during the months of July or August. All retired workers, spouses and surviving spouses are welcome. For more information, contact Mike DiMilta at MIKIE426@gmail.com.

Ford Retirees Club of The Villages Florida
Third Thursday of the Month (The Villages, Fla.)

The Ford Retirees Club of the Villages Florida has been formed and are meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Laurel Manor Recreational Center in the Monroe Room (1895 Laurel Manor Drive). There will be no meetings the months of June, July and August. For more information, contact Weldon Gorlich at WGORLICH@comcast.net or 1-352-753-1950 or Richard Hitz at DICKHITZ@comcast.net or 1-352-259-2635.

Ford Rouge Plant Railroad Operations Retiree Group
Last Tuesday of the Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Ford Rouge Plant Railroad Operations Retiree Group meets at Leon's Restaurant (23830 Michigan Ave.) at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ford Rouge Plant Transportation Services retirees also are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Evanko at FEVANKO123@comcast.net.

Ford Rouge Transportation Retirees
First Wednesday of Every Month (Woodhaven, Mich.)

The Ford Rouge Transportation retirees meet each month for breakfast at Louie's Restaurant (I-75 and West Road) at 9 a.m. The group has been meeting since 1999. The gatherings are well attended with good conversation and discussions on the future of Ford and the auto industry. For more information, contact Leo R. (Dick) Esper at DMESPER@chartermi.net.

Ford Salaried Retirees Association
First and Third Thursday of Every Month (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

The Ford Salaried Retirees Association meet at the Quality Inn (754 Bronte Rd., Oakville, Ontario) in the Hampton Room. Additionally, all members receive our 9th Line newsletter. Each year, two golf tournaments take place along with an annual picnic in August. We pride ourselves on staying in contact with retirees from coast to coast. For more information, please contact Irene Saunders at ISAUNDERS@sympatico.ca.

Ford Salaried Retirees Club – Louisville Kentucky
Twice a Year (Location TBA)
The club represents both Louisville Assembly plants and is involved in Dare to Care (food distribution), golf leagues and Race Day's at Churchill Downs. We have two annual luncheons. For more information, contact President Ken Jones at KEN.POPPY@insightbb.com.

Ford Technical Illustration and Graphics Retirees – EEE, Bldg. 3, FMCC, WHQ (Northville, Mich.)
First Monday of Every Month

The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at George's Senate Coney Island Restaurant (39430 Dun Rovin Drive – first traffic light south of Six Mile Rd., on Haggerty Rd.). For more information, please contact Grant Beard at GBEARD3741@aol.com.

Ford Tool and Die Skilled Trades Retirees
First Wednesday of the Month (Mar, June, Sept and Dec) (Dearborn, Mich.)

Ford Tool and Die Skilled Trades Retirees meet at 10 a.m. at Local 600 (10550 Dix Avenue), with coffee and donuts served at 9:30 a.m. Ladies always welcome. For more information, contact Bud Lusk at BVLTAL@aol.com.

Ford/Uaw Retiree meeting for Retiree's of Green Island
Last Tuesday of the Month (Watervliet, NY)

Ford/Uaw Retiree's of Green Island, NY, will meet at the Local 730 Watervliet Elks Club (Second Avenue) at noon.

Frame Plant Survivors Salaried Retirees
Third Wednesday of Every Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

The Frame Plant Survivors Salaried Retirees meet at 11 a.m. at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course (1300 S. Telegraph Road). For more information, contact Bob Grodus at 248-682-0422 or RGRODUS@aol.com.

FRAW (Ford Rawsonville Area Women) Retirees
First Thursday of Every Month (Ypsilanti, Mich.)

The retiree group is comprised of females that formerly worked at the Rawsonville Plant. The group meets at Haab's Restaurant (18 West Michigan Ave.) at 1 p.m. If anyone would like to be included on the group's mailing list or is interested in more information, please contact Rhonda Colthorp at RHONDACOLTHORP@gmail.com.

Indianapolis Ford Retirees
First Monday of Every Month (Indianapolis, Ind.)

The Indianapolis retirees meet the first Monday of each month with the exception of September which will be on the Sept. 14 this year due to the Labor Day holiday. For more information, contact Joe Hendricks at 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 1892uawretirees@gmail.com .

Nebraska – Iowa Ford Retirees (Omaha, Neb.)
Wednesdays Every Week

NIFTY (NE.-IA. Ford Together Yet) retirees and guests meet at 9 a.m. at the Summer Kitchen (130th West Maple Road). The group orders from the menu and they share fun, camaraderie and information. For more info, contact Claudia Preddy at CLAUDIAEPWORTH@cox.net.

Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant Retirees
First Monday of Every Month (Chesapeake, Va.)

The Norfolk Assembly Plant Retirees meet at Shoney's (721 Battlefield Blvd. N) starting at 7 a.m. All Ford Motor Company retirees and former employees in the area are welcome. For more information, contact Theron Koon at TEKOON@cox.net.

PDC/Body Engineering Illustration Retirees
First and Third Tuesday of Every Month (Canton, Mich.)

PDC/Body Engineering Illustration Retirees meet twice a month at the 4 Friends Bar & Grill (44282 Warren Road; on the North side of Warren Road nestled in a small strip mall just east of Sheldon Road) at 1 p.m. The group mainly consists of illustrators who produced manuals that instructed assembly plants how to assemble Ford car and trucks. Anyone who ever had dealings with our unique artistic provisions etc. are more than welcomed to join the group and enjoy stepping on a path down memory lane! For more information please contact Al McDonald at COOKY015@earthlink.net.

Product Development, Body Design and Engineering Retirees
First Wednesday of Every Month (Dearborn Heights, Mich.)
The group meets at 11 a.m. at Stephan's Banquet Hall (23900 W. Warren Ave.; NE corner of Warren and Telegraph Road). For more information, contact Jim White at JWHITE13453@gmail.com.

Research Laboratory Retiree Brunch Club
First Monday of Every Month (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

The group meets at 10 a.m. for brunch at Flim Flam (2707 Plymouth Rd). For additional information please contact Mohammad Haghgooie at RAMMGB@sbcglobal.net.

Rouge Office Building Retired Cafeteria Workers
Twice a Year (Allen Park, Mich.)

The retired employees of the Rouge Office Building, WHQ, POEE, etc., and surrounding buildings, will meet on Oct. 5, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Gracie See Lounge. Please spread the word. For more information, contact Judy Hernandez at JUDY42KAY@yahoo.com.

St. Louis Assembly Plant Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Monday of Every Even Numbered Month (Old Florrisant, Mo.)

This group meets every fourth Monday of even numbered months (Feb, Apr, June, etc.). The picnic meeting in June includes picnic style food and games, while the December meeting will have a special lunch, live entertainment and Christmas center pieces to be given away. Meetings are held at the VFW Hall (410 Saint Francois St.) at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Doug Kalusniak at DOUGLYNN1@gmail.com.

UAW Eastern Carolina Retirees
Second Wednesday of Every Month (Little River, S.C.)

The UAW Eastern Carolina Retiree Council invites retirees to join them for a monthly meeting at the Little River S.C. V.F.W. Hall (111 Highway 57 North). For more information, contact Bob Artus at 803-481-3622.

UAW Local 1219 Retirees
First Tuesday of Every Month (Except Jan, Feb, July & Aug.) (Lima, OH.)

The group meets at 12 p.m. for lunch at our UAW Local 1219 Park (1750 Bible Road). Our Retirees bring in a covered dish/desert. Drinks and a meat are furnished. Meetings start at 1 p.m. and are very informative and all UAW Local 1219 Retirees are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Leonard Staley at 1219NEWS@gmail.com.

UAW Local 1895 Retirees Meeting and Luncheon
Third Thursday of Every Month (Except June, July, Aug. & Dec.) (Broken Arrow, Okla.)

The group meets at 10:30 a.m. at the U.A.W. Local 1895 Union Hall (2001 West Detroit). The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon starts at 11 a.m. with main course and drinks provided. Please bring a covered dish. A guest speaker and a benefits representative are present each month. For additional information, contact Liz McGhee, Retiree Chairperson, at MCGHEEE61@yahoo.com or 1-918-638-0191 or Wade McCaleb, Financial Secretary – Treasurer, at . MCCALEB@uaw1895.com or 1-918-251-2900.

USA Ford UAW Local 600
Every Fourth Sunday in the Month (Dearborn, Mich.)

This group meets at 10 a.m. every fourth Sunday of the month at the Local Hall (10550 Dix Avenue). Coffee and doughnuts are always available, and two televisions are raffled off at each meeting. For more information, contact Rudy Nelson at RETIREES600@yahoo.com .

Van Dyke Plant Retiree Luncheon Club (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
First Tuesday of Every Month

The group meets for its monthly luncheon at noon at various local eateries. Although the group consists of mostly salaried retirees, all are welcome. For more information, monthly notices and reminders, contact Allan Yee at ALLAN.YEE@att.net.




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