October 21, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • UAW-Ford National Labor Agreement Ratified By Members; Capacity Actions, New Product Sourcing Plans Confirmed
  • Ford Expands Program for Measuring Suppliers' Carbon Footprint
  • Henry Ford Technology Awards: Recognizing Ford's Best and Brightest Innovators
  • Ford of Europe Sales and Market Share Increase in September
  • Focus Wins Scottish Award
  • Outside Voices: (Automotive News) Ford Hikes Output of F-150 EcoBoost

 

Announcements
Built Ford Tough Event
Get Ready for Our Auto Show Preview

Two key auto shows are on the horizon and Ford Motor Company is ready to take its product revolution to new heights. We're continuing our tradition of previewing key new products for you before we've shown them to the media or public.

Please join Mark Fields and Derrick Kuzak for a sneak peek of the key Ford-brand products we will introduce at the Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows. The next-generation Ford Escape, Ford Flex and Ford Fusion – plus a surprise or two – will be included at the preview. Product team members will be on hand to answer your questions following the presentation.

Registration is limited and spaces will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. Due to confidentiality, this event is for Ford retirees only and guests will NOT be permitted. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

When:
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 (10:15 to 11:30 a.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 (12:15 to 1:30 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 (10:15 to 11:30 a.m.)
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 (12:45 to 2:00 p.m.)

Where:
Product Development Center Showroom, Dearborn, Mich.

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please email us at FCNNews4@ford.com.



@Ford Magazine
@Ford Connecting North America
The latest issue of @Ford for North America is out now, featuring stories about the Ford Evos Concept, Power of Choice tour, manufacturing facilities environmental efforts, Global Week of Caring and more.

Click here to view an electronic version of the publication.


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Salaried Retiree Medicare Enrollment Period Starts This Week
  • The 2012 Annual Enrollment Period begins this week and runs through Dec. 7. Salaried Retirees can change their coverage involving Medicare Advantage Plans or Medicare D Drug Plans. If you are satisfied with your coverage, no action is needed. It will continue with 2012 prices, however, reviewing the terms of your coverage and its premium always is advised.
  • The earlier starting date and one week longer enrollment period was mandated by the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act to permit more time for choice and a smoother transition to new plans.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services released its first Quality Star Ratings in early October on various health insurance plans. Surveys showed only a tiny percentage of Medicare participants have any awareness of these new quality ratings. Checking to see how your present Medicare Advantage plan is rated could be time well spent.
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Health Alliance Plan have scheduled numerous Medicare seminars for retirees throughout Southeast Michigan in the coming weeks. About 70 percent of Ford Salaried Medicare-age retirees are resident in Michigan.
  • Retirees can benefit by seeking help from Decision Navigators, insurance companies and agents to determine both prices and coverage terms in their particular home areas. The giant Medicare.gov site is a good online source for what plans are available by state and county and their star ratings.
  • The Peer Support website is www.ford-umbrella-group.org.



Built Ford Tough Event
Final Days! The Built Ford Tough® Sales Event is almost over
Act fast to get 0 percent APR Financing for 60 Months + $1,000 Trade Assist + No Payments for 90 Days1 during the Built Ford Tough Sales Event!

Ford F-Series pickups are the best-selling trucks for 34 years running because both F-150 and Super Duty® offer what you need in a full-size pickup: best-in-class towing, payload2 and fuel efficiency. 3 If you need to go a little smaller, Ranger I-4 delivers best-in-class fuel economy4 too, and has better quality than its Toyota Tacoma competitor. 5

See your local Ford Dealer now to take advantage of the Built Ford Tough Sales Event. Click here for more information on this event.

Disclaimer:
1Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Credit financing. Customer can defer first payment for up to 90 days. 60 months paid over 62 months at $16.67 per month per $1,000 financed regardless of down payment. 0% financing not available on F-150 Raptor. Trade-in cash available on '11 F-150, Ranger and Super Duty. Trade-in 1995 or newer FLM or competitive vehicle, or terminate lease 30 days prior to or 90 days after new retail delivery. For all offers, take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 10/31/11. Offer varies on Super Duty in Texas. See dealer for complete details. 2F-150: When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, Non-Hybrid. Super Duty: When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. 3F-150: EPA-estimated 17 city/23 hwy/19 combined mpg, 3.7L V6 4x2. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, Non-Hybrid. Super Duty: Based on Ford drive-cycle test of comparably equipped 2011 Ford and 2010/2011 competitive models. 4EPA-estimated 22 city/27 hwy/24 combined mpg, I-4 manual 4x2. Class is Compact Pickups. 5Based on RDA Group's GQRS cumulative survey at three months of service in three surveys of 2010 Ford and competitive owners conducted 9/09-5/10.

 

Top Stories
UAW and Ford

UAW-Ford National Labor Agreement Ratified By Members; Capacity Actions, New Product Sourcing Plans Confirmed
Ford Motor Company confirmed that a new national labor agreement has been ratified by UAW-represented employees in the U.S. The agreement covering approximately 41,000 employees improves the company’s competitiveness in the U.S.

Ford is adding 12,000 hourly jobs in its U.S. manufacturing facilities through the four-year term of the contract, including in-sourcing work from Mexico, China and Japan. The company also is investing $16 billion in its U.S. product development and manufacturing operations – including $6.2 billion in plant-specific investments – by 2015.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Motor Company
Ford Expands Program for Measuring Suppliers' Carbon Footprint
Ford Motor Company, an industry leader in collecting and reporting greenhouse gas emissions, announced it has more than tripled the size of its program to understand and measure suppliers’ carbon footprint.

Ford is surveying the energy use and carbon emissions of 128 global suppliers, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the company’s $65 billion in annual purchases. The new group is an expansion of last year’s survey population, which included 35 top suppliers. It includes companies that supply vehicle production parts and components, information technology and logistics services.

The suppliers in the 2010 request included companies that make commodities such as seats, steering systems, tires and metal components, which require more energy to produce and thus have a larger carbon footprint. A key finding from the 2010 responses was variability in supplier readiness to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions.

To read the full article, click here.

latest free SYNC<sup>®</sup> software update
New SYNC Software Update Adds Bluetooth MAP Standard; Ford Poised to Give More Drivers Safer Texting Alternatives
Ford has released its latest free SYNC® software update, G1 V3.2.2, to give more SYNC users the ability to have text messages read aloud to them while driving.

Tailored for owners of select SYNC-equipped 2011 and early-release 2012 vehicles, the update includes the emerging Message Access Profile (MAP) Bluetooth® standard, which is custom-made for the automotive hands-free environment and outlines a set of features and procedures used to exchange email, SMS and MMS between devices – in this case SYNC and the smartphone.

Last year, Ford announced it was voluntarily integrating MAP into SYNC for all 2011 MyFord Touch®-equipped vehicles and is now extending the capability to the broader SYNC user community – with thousands of 2011 and 2012 vehicles equipped with the first-generation SYNC system.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
2011 Henry Ford Technology Awards
Henry Ford Technology Awards: Recognizing Ford's Best and Brightest Innovators
Day to day researchers, scientists and engineers are hard at work brainstorming ideas to help Ford Motor Company stay on top with cutting-edge technologies.

These innovation leaders were recognized for their achievements in developing the best and brightest innovations Wednesday evening at the 2011 Henry Ford Technology Awards during a reception at The Dearborn Inn.

The Henry Ford Technology Award program was established to celebrate the exceptional technical contributions of Ford employees. Each year, recipients of this prestigious award are recognized for their ground-breaking developments that help pave the way in the automotive industry.

To read the full article, click here.

FCSD Improve Quality
Technology Helps FCSD Improve Quality, Customer Satisfaction
Radio frequency scanners similar to the ones used to check prices in department stores are being used by Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) to track service parts ordered through the company’s parts distribution network and ensure that the correct parts are shipped to the correct Ford and Lincoln dealers.

Using the scanners and updated warehouse management system software, parts distribution center employees scan the barcodes on each order label and each part picked.

If an incorrect part is scanned, the scanner sounds an alert and displays information to notify the employee that there is an error. The scanners are used again when the dealer orders are consolidated to make sure that the correct parts are placed in the correct shipment containers.

To read the full article, click here.

New Partnership Focuses on Teen Drivers
Strive for a Safer Drive – A New Partnership Focused on Teen Drivers
Most teens want to be in the driver’s seat as soon as possible. It's a much anticipated right of passage for them, but an anxious time for many parents.

To help make the transition safer, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), AAA Michigan and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning have joined together to launch Strive For A Safer Drive (S4SD).

More than 300 high schools in 11 pilot counties are being invited to take part in this new safe driving initiative aimed at making students better and safer drivers. S4SD provides funding and resources to help teens talk to teens about safe driving in hopes of reducing serious traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities among Michigan's most inexperienced drivers. Interested schools must apply for this unique opportunity by Oct. 21. click here.

Lincoln
MKZ and MKX Lead Lincoln’s Sales Improvement in 2011
Spurred by sales of the Lincoln MKZ midsize luxury sedan and the Lincoln MKX luxury crossover, the Lincoln brand enjoyed a 2.5 percent increase in year-to-date sales through September.

MKX sales are up 5.33 percent for the year. Improving sales for the MKZ lineup – which includes Lincoln’s first hybrid – tallied a 54 percent increase year over year for September. Lincoln’s midsize is running at a 35 percent better rate for the year.

This sales momentum will continue to be bolstered by the company’s plan to transform Lincoln.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes
Ford Motor Company
Ford of Europe Sales and Market Share Increase in September
Ford of Europe posted a slight increase in overall sales and market share in September as gains in Germany and Eastern Europe helped offset continuing weak market conditions in much of Western Europe.

Ford’s total sales in September in its traditional 19 European markets rose 1.2 percent to 129,200 vehicles, resulting in a market share gain of 0.1 percentage points to 9.1 percent. Across its total 51 European markets, Ford sales grew 2.2 percent in September to 154,400 vehicles.

Customer demand for the new C-MAX and Focus models remained solid. Sales of the new C-MAX totalled 91,300 vehicles in the nine months of the year – the best September year-to-date and the best third quarter result for C-MAX since 2006. At the same time, the new Focus has sold more than 133,000 units after in its first six months on sale in Europe.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Brazil Wins Award
Ford Brazil Earns Award for Innovation in Information Technology
Ford Brazil was named as the most innovative company in information technology in the automotive and auto parts sector in "The 100+ Innovative in IT Use" ranking done by Information Week Brasil magazine.

The publication highlights the modern industrial processes applied in the new Sigma Engine Plant in Taubaté, which ensure high quality standards. The Sigma engine equips the Focus and new Fiesta models.

"The improved online collection of high-quality data directly from industrial equipment enables the collection and generation of statistical information about the process, allowing product tracking and as well as providing greater efficiency for the plant maintenance teams," said Edson Badan, Director of Information Technology, Ford South America.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Focus
Focus Wins Scottish Award
The Focus has won Best Family Car at the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers' Car of the Year awards.

President of ASMW, John Murdoch, presented the award and said: "In this, Ford's centenary year and our 50th anniversary year, it is with great pleasure that we can jointly celebrate the success of the Focus as winner of one of the toughest categories – best family car."

Around 70,000 Focus cars have been sold so far this year, making it the U.K.'s second favorite car after Fiesta. In Scotland, which comprises around 8 percent of the country's car sales, 5,500 new Focus units have been registered.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Outside Voices
Ford Hikes Output of F-150 EcoBoost
(Automotive News) American automaker Ford Motor Co. has decided to increase the output of its most popular model, the F-150 equipped with the EcoBoost® engine, to meet the demands of its market. The company has decided to put more of the 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engines in the F-150 pickup trucks to cross the mark of 100,000 sales of the vehicle by the end of this year. To read the full article, click here.

US: Ford to Demonstrate 'Smart Electrification'
(Automotiveworld.com) Ford is to publicly demonstrate how cloud-based technology can make vehicles smarter during the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will be a featured conference speaker on the subject of intelligent vehicles and innovations such as smart electrification. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Still Selling on Mondays
(Speedtv.com) In the past 30 years or so, as NASCAR stock cars began to look less and less like passenger cars, the conventional wisdom is that "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" no longer applies. Not so, said Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports. As Ford's racing boss, Allison has to justify the automaker's NASCAR expenditure – believed to be north of U.S. $50 million per year – to Ford's board of directors. Winning helps make the case. To read the full article, click here.

Ford, GM Economists Foresee Better 2012 for Auto Sales
(The Detroit News) Economists for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. expect U.S. auto sales to increase in 2012 above the 12.5 million to 13.5 million forecast for this year. To read the full article, click here.

GM to Launch New Ecotec Gasoline Engines Family
(ABR) General Motors will develop a new global family of small-displacement Ecotec gasoline engines that will give customers worldwide improved fuel economy, higher quality, better performance and reduced CO2 emissions. To read the full article, click here.

Audi-Ford Price Gap Widest Since 1999 as U.S. Automakers Gain Share: Cars
(Bloomberg) Foreign cars are selling in the U.S. at the biggest price premium to domestic autos in almost 12 years as a weak dollar curtails imports of lower-priced models, allowing General Motors and Ford Motor Company to gain share. To read the full article, click here.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. Chief Steps Down
(The Detroit News) Daimler AG said Monday that the head of Mercedes-Benz USA has been fired effective immediately. To read the full article, click here.

U.S. Manufacturers Growing More Cautious on 2012
(Reuters) Big U.S. manufacturers are growing warier about 2012, with blue-chip United Technologies Corp already looking for ways to cut costs further ahead of what it expects to be a tougher year. To read the full article, click here.

Cars with the Most Brand-Loyal Buyers
(Forbes) Keeping existing customers is a hallmark to success in any business, and it's especially important in the automotive industry, where the average product costs well over U.S. $30,000 and the typical ownership cycle is five or more years. 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
October 29:
The Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club Annual Christmas Party

Saturday night, Oct. 29, at the Marriott on the Plazza (4445 Main St.). If you are a salaried retired Ford employee and have an interest in joining old friends, fellow co-workers and colleagues, please contact Frank Scott for more information and to RSVP at RUDY3207@hotmail.com.

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
Second Tuesday in December (Roswell, Ga.)
The next membership event will be the annual holiday party to be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.  It will be held at Sophia’s Italian Restaurant & Tapas, 625 West Crossville Road, Roswell, Ga.   If you would like further information about 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.

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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