October 7, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • Ford Expands Power of Choice to Escape and C-MAX
  • Ford Motor Company's September Sales Post 9 Percent Increase, Paced by Strong Utility and Truck Sales
  • Ford Takes Another Big Step Toward Helping America’s Schools
  • Ford Warriors in Pink and Lifetime Join Forces on ‘Five,’ an Original Movie That Tells Breast Cancer Stories of Five Women
  • Ford Sollers Joint Venture Begins Operations in Russia; Announces Ford Explorer SUV to Be Built in Tatarstan
  • Mulally Reinforces Thailand's Role in Ford's Global Growth Strategy During Visit to Land of Smiles
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Mark Phelan: Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant to Get Plenty of Work

 

Announcements
Umbrella Group Logo

Salaried Retiree Medicare Enrollment Period Starts in One Week
  • 2012 Annual Enrollment Period starts Oct. 15 and runs until Dec. 7. Salaried Retirees wishing to switch into, out of, or between various Medicare Advantage plans need to take action. Those satisfied with their coverage do not need to do anything, although reviewing your coverage and costs always is advised.
  • The 2012 Medicare and You book should have been delivered this week by mail to all Salaried Retirees summarizing Medicare programs and the minor changes.
  • Pricing for 2012 coverage appears to be showing larger premium increases for Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Medicare Part D plans than had been anticipated. 
  • 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.
  • All Medicare Advantage coverage and pricing provisions for 2012 should now have been published. Medigap plans can reprice once per year at a time of their choosing.
  • The Peer Support website is www.ford-umbrella-group.org 



Built Ford Tough Event
The Built Ford Tough® Sales Event
Now, 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
C-MAX

Ford Expands Power of Choice to Escape and C-MAX
Ford hosted a “Power of Choice” media forum Tuesday afternoon at the Product Development Center in Dearborn to announce that the new Ford Escape – which will make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November – will be the first Ford in North America to offer two new fuel-efficient EcoBoost® powertrains. The company also revealed that it will prioritize the five-passenger C-MAX as the choice to shift its award-winning hybrid powertrain.

Ford will focus on EcoBoost as the efficiency solution for the all-new Escape. For the first time, a 1.6-liter EcoBoost will be offered alongside the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, and both will deliver better highway fuel economy than the current Escape Hybrid, which is EPA-rated at 31 mpg.

As Ford focuses on EcoBoost technology for the Escape, the company will move its hybrid technology to the C-MAX vehicle line.

To read the full article, click here.

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Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company's September Sales Post 9 Percent Increase, Paced by Strong Utility and Truck Sales
Driven by a 35 percent increase in Ford brand utilities and a 15 percent gain in Ford truck sales, Ford Motor Company’s September sales totaled 175,199, up 9 percent versus last year.

Ford Brand Utilities: Up 35 Percent
Ford brand utilities had their best September sales month since 2004. Sales totaled 48,798 for the month, delivering year-to-date sales of 425,910 utilities. As the best-selling utility brand in America, Ford utility sales are up 30 percent through September.

Ford Escape, America’s best-selling utility, set a September sales record with 20,225 vehicles sold, up 41 percent versus a year ago. Escape has set monthly sales records seven out of nine months this year. Year-to-date, Escape sales totaled 187,850, up 32 percent.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Blue Oval
Ford Canada Posts Second-best September in 33 Years
Sales at Ford of Canada, marked the second-best September since 1978. Strong car sales, including Ford Fiesta, Focus, Lincoln MKZ and MKS helped to keep Ford in the top spot for the month and year-to-date.

Also helping to boost results is the reinvented Ford Explorer. Sales of the Explorer were up 215 percent, helping to increase overall SUV sales 14 percent compared to last September. With the introduction of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, consumers can now receive class-leading fuel economy and responsive performance without sacrificing space.

To keep the momentum going, Ford of Canada has brought back the Recycle Your Ride program. Starting Oct. 1, consumers who turn in their vehicles for recycling (2005 models or older) will get up to $3,000 toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
Box Tops for Education®
Ford Takes Another Big Step Toward Helping America’s Schools
Ford Motor Company has become the first automotive brand to partner with General Mills to provide needed funding to schools across the country through the Box Tops for Education® (BTFE) program.

Starting Oct. 3, people can earn and collect Box Tops for their local school in three new ways. They can request a brochure from the official Ford/BTFE sweepstakes website at

Check out this www.FordDrivesBoxTops.com.

, watch product videos on the website or purchase a Ford vehicle at dealerships during October and November.

During the two-month “Ford Drives Box Tops” program, Ford will redeem participants’ Box Tops, which will be given to the school of their choice. Five 10,000 Box Top prizes worth $1,000 and one 200,000 Box Tops prize worth $20,000 will be given out to the schools who have collected the most Box Tops through Ford at the end of the program.

To read the full article, click here.

Directors of
Ford Warriors in Pink and Lifetime Join Forces on ‘Five,’ an Original Movie That Tells Breast Cancer Stories of Five Women
Breast cancer is more than a disease, more than statistics. It’s people, whose lives are forever changed by a diagnosis. Their stories are the basis of “Five,” a movie that will premiere on Lifetime on Oct. 10 in collaboration with Ford Warriors in Pink.

“Five” is five short films that explore the impact of breast cancer on five very different women. Through an interconnected story arc, the films use humor and drama to focus on these women and their lives at different stages of their diagnoses. The stories look at the effect the disease has on relationships and the way the women perceive themselves while searching for strength, comfort, medical breakthroughs and ultimately a cure.

Directors of the movie are Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris.

To read the full article, click here.

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Moving assembly line
98th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line
On Oct. 7, 1913, the world's first moving automotive assembly line went into operation at Ford's Highland Park Plant.

For the first time, cars came to workers, rather than the other way around.

This was a crucial step in building cars more efficiently, allowing them to be sold at a lower price and bringing about Henry Ford's dream of making "a car for the masses."


To see video of the moving assembly line, click here.

 

Global Notes
Ford Motor Company
Ford Sollers Joint Venture Begins Operations in Russia; Announces Ford Explorer SUV to Be Built in Tatarstan
Ford Motor Company and Sollers OJSC have announced that Ford Sollers, their 50-50 joint venture in Russia, has started operations.

Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company, and Vadim Shvetsov, CEO, Sollers OJSC, announced the formal commencement of the joint venture in Moscow, just eight months after the two companies signed the initial memorandum of agreement.

Mulally and Shvetsov used the occasion to announce that Ford Sollers will be producing the iconic Ford Explorer in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia next year. The all-new version of the Explorer – with major improvements in power, refinement and fuel economy – has been a popular seller since it was introduced in North America last year.

To read the full article, click here.

Mulally speaks at an AMCHAM lunch
Mulally Reinforces Thailand's Role in Ford's Global Growth Strategy During Visit to Land of Smiles
Alan Mulally received a rapturous welcome from audiences at various events during his first-ever visit to Thailand as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company. he used each opportunity to reinforce the importance of Thailand and its critical role in the region's growth strategy under the One Ford plan.

After touring the new u.s.$450 million state-of-the-art and highly-flexible Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) facility in Rayong – which will come online next year – Mulally was greeted with a standing ovation from 600-plus new FTM employees to kick-off a town hall in the new plant's cafeteria.

During the engaging town hall, a number of the FTM employees had an opportunity to ask Ford's global boss various questions about One Ford, about Ford in Thailand and about Ford's overall progress in the Asia Pacific and Africa region.

To read the full article, click here

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Welcoming President Jacob Zuma
President Zuma visits Ford Struandale Engine Plant
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant welcomed President Jacob Zuma with great enthusiasm when he visited the facility as part of his tour of the region’s leading automotive manufacturers on Sept.29.

This marked the first time a South African president had visited the Struandale Engine Plant, and the high-level delegation included Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet and Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel. They were received by Jeff Nemeth, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, Struandale Engine Plant manager Wallace Yearwood, along with an enthusiastic crowd of some 300 employees.

The all-new Ranger is being built at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. It is due to be officially launched next month, and will ultimately be exported to 148 markets. Along with the Duratorq TDCi engine program, this export program represents an investment of U.S. $4.1 million in the local economy.

To read the full article, click here.

Steel Hemisphere on Steel Magnification
Ford Engineers Get Out of This World Visions of Ford Products in Their Quest for Quality
The surface of an alien planet or a drop of oil? A piece of abstract art or a close-up look at the smallest details on a metal surface? The hugely magnified images produced by Ford’s Scanning Electron Microscope, as the company’s engineers develop new parts, can often make seemingly everyday objects look a world apart from that which the naked human eye can see.

The SEM works by creating magnified images using electrons rather than light waves, which results in highly-detailed, three-dimensional representations. They are achieved by putting samples into the microscope’s vacuum column through an air-tight door (these conditions being crucial as electrons do not travel well through air). The sample part is then subjected to an electron beam that is pulled back and forth across its surface by a series of electromagnetic coils.

That electron beam effectively bounces off the face of the sample resulting in reflected electrons that are directed to something similar to a traditional cathode-ray TV screen. It is on this screen that the often incredible image of the magnified part is created.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Outside Voices
Mark Phelan: Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant to Get Plenty of Work
(Detroit Free Press) Ford's assembly plant in the Downriver community just went from the thinnest of ice to sitting pretty. After years of building the slow-selling Mazda 6 sedan and up-and-down Mustang, Ford's new contract with the UAW makes Flat Rock the source of two of the auto industry's most anticipated cars. To read the full article, click here.

Leno Skypes a Show From a Ford
(wired.com) We’ve reached a point where, for many consumers, the gadgets in a car are at least as important as the car itself. A car without an iDevice connection will sell about as well as something with an ’80s-era cassette deck. No Bluetooth? No navi? No way. Automakers realize this, which is why they’re packing new models with ever-more technology. To read the full article, click here.

Ford And GM: 2 Companies With Improvements That Are Too Strong To Ignore
(Seekingalpha.com) During the last few months I have written several articles regarding the automotive industry, with an emphasis on Ford and General Motors. I have been especially bullish on both companies as I expect each stock to increase by more than 100 percent over the next year. The progress of both Ford and GM is simply too good to ignore, and I believe it will not be much longer before the market takes notice on a consistent basis. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Enjoys Best Public Perception Among Big Three Auto Companies
(Rasmussen Reports) Ever since General Motors and Chrysler accepted government bailouts, Ford has been the nation's most popular auto manufacturer. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 73 percent of American adults have a favorable opinion of Ford Motor Company. To read the full article, click here.

GM says US sales rise 20 percent in September
(Forbes) General Motors Co.'s U.S. sales rose 20 percent in September because of strong demand for full-size pickups and SUVs.To read the full article, click here.

Chrysler May Seek Arbitration in Talks with UAW
(Detroit Free Press) The Sergio Marchionne-Bob King show is about to resume.Will it be more "Smackdown" or "Let's Make a Deal?" Chrysler CEO Marchionne can take unresolved issues to binding arbitration, a risky step that could prolong a settlement with the UAW and take it out of both sides' direct control. To read the full article, click here.

Nardelli Regrets Loss of Chrysler
(The Detroit News) Former CEO Bob Nardelli says the Obama administration didn't need to give control of Chrysler to Fiat SpA in order to save it, and believes his private equity firm could have done a better job of righting the struggling automaker. To read the full article, click here.

Detroit Three Automakers Stall Out in Coastal Markets
(CNN Money) When the 2011 model year came to a close at the end of September, the Detroit Three had much to congratulate itself for. To read the full article, click here.

Here are the New Models that Will Shake Up the Auto Industry
(USA Today) A handful of cars and crossover SUVs hitting the road over the next year or so could shake up the competitive balance among the world's top automakers. To read the full article, click here.

The 20 Coolest Places To Charge Your Electric Vehicle In The U.S.
(AutoGuide.com) Ford has scoped out the 20 cool places for you to charge your electric vehicle on your next cross-country road trip. With more charging station popping up all the time, EV owners have more options when it comes to long-distance trips and sight-seeing locales. 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.

 

Retiree Club Info
Click hereto check out the @Ford Onlinelisting 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Indianapolis retirees meet the first Monday of each month with the exception of September which will be on the Sept. 14 this year due to the Labor Day holiday. For more information, contact Joe Hendricks at JOE_HENDRICKS_742@comcast.net.

Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Mar, May and Sep) (Kansas City, Mo.)
The next Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club luncheon will be at Finnigan's Hall (503 East 18th Avenue) on Sept. 28. If you are a salaried retired Ford employee and have an interest in joining old friends, fellow co-workers and colleagues, please contact us and RSVP. Spouses of deceased members are welcome. So please continue to come to the lunches. For additional information, please contact Frank Scott by e-mail at RUDY3207@hotmail.com. Our annual Christmas Party will not be held in December this year. We will have it on Oct. 29 on the Plaza at the Marriot Hotel. Details to follow soon.

Local 723 Retirees
Fourth Thursday of Every Month (Monroe, Mich.)

The Local 723 Retirees meet at the Local 723 Union Hall (281 Detroit Ave.) at 1:00 PM. Come and meet old friends, make new friends, and learn what is going on. A benefit Rep will be on hand if you have benefit questions. Spouses are welcome. From time to time there will be guest speakers. A catered meal for your pleasure will be provided at a cost of $5.00 per person. Please call 734-241-6320 to RSVP on the Monday before the meeting. For additional information, please contact Robert S. Cebina (president) by e-mail at RCEBINA@comcast.net or call 734-241-6320.

Lorain Local 425 Retirees
Third Thursday of Every Month (Lorain, Ohio)

The Local 425 Retirees meet at the Union Hall (5300 Baumhart Rd.) at 9:30 a.m. Activities include guest speakers and members doing all kinds of trips. Come meet old friends. Spouses are always welcome to attend. For more information, contact George at WALKER4471@yahoo.com.

Manatee-Sarasota County Florida, Ford Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Bradenton, Fla.)

The Manatee-Sarasota County Ford Retirees next meeting will be at 10 a.m. on April 12 at Sarasota Ford (707 South Washington Blvd.) This will be the last meeting until Fall comes around. For more information, contact Den Ras at DRAS22@msn.com or Tony Ridley at RIDLEYS@comcast.net.

Maumee Ford Retirees
Second Tuesday of Every Month (Maumee, Ohio)

The Maumee Ford Retirees meet at the Region 2B Union Hall (1691 Woodlands Dr.) at 10 a.m. For more information, contact BBIRR@bex.net or 1892UAWRETIREES@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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