September 2, 2011

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • Ford, Zipcar Bring Future of Transportation to Newest Generation of Drivers
  • Ford's August Sales Up 11 Percent; Ford Brand Cars, Utilities, Trucks Increase, Along with Lincoln
  • Ford Increases Soy Content in Foam, Adds Head Restraint as Newest Component for Sustainable Material
  • 2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost Drive Reviews
  • Many Winners in the Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge
  • Boss Reunion Visits Home of the Mustang
  • Ford among Top 50 Corporate Citizens in Taiwan
  • Outside Voices: (AutoWeek) Lincoln Future Products: Seven New or Improved Vehicles by 2014

 

Announcements
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Peer Support to End Its Volunteer Services on Medicare Health Insurance Issues in December 2011
The Annual Enrollment Period, when Medicare-age retirees can make changes in their Medicare Advantage Plans, starts one-month earlier this year and will run from from Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. Plan details and premium prices for 2012 programs should be confirmed by Medicare and announced by individual health insurance companies in the first few weeks of October.

Decision Navigator Transition Assist (TA) will hold a seminar for Medicare-age and under age 65 salaried retirees on Sept. 8 and again on Oct. 6 at the Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn across the street from Ford WHQ starting at 10 a.m. The program will describe the differences between Medicare Advantage and Medigap programs, as well as explain the small changes for 2012. TA is one of three enrollment advisors recommended by Peer Support.

Peer Support's email inquiry service (peer-support@ford-umbrella-group.org) will close Sept. 15. The Peer Support website ( www.ford-umbrella-group.org) will remain active through December at which time the volunteer organization will conclude its health care insurance activities in support of salaried retirees. Further information can be found on the website.




Global Week of Caring
2011 Ford Global Week of Caring
Ford Global Week of Caring is Sept. 10-18, 2011. Time to check out the new Ford Volunteer Corps website and help create a better world! Join a volunteer project through Model Teams.

Click here to check out the new site and get involved!




Lincoln Event
Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event
Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event is coming to an end. That means time is short to get an attractive offer on Lincoln MKZ. In addition to attractive lease rates on Lincoln MKZ, every new Lincoln now comes with a four-year, $0-deductible, complimentary maintenance program.

Select your Lincoln MKZ , recently named "Most Dependable Entry Premium Car" for the second year in a row, by J.D. Power and Associates1 and get standard SYNC® the in-car connectivity system that responds to voice commands.2 See your local Lincoln Dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Summer Exclusive Sales Event. Click here for more information.

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






The Best Place to be Sales Event
The Best Place to be Sales Event
Final days! The Best Place To Be Sales Event is almost over. You need to act now to save on the best-selling brand in America.1 Now is the time to get behind the wheel of a new Ford and save. Check out the innovative Ford Taurus. Take a look at the available SYNC® with MyFord Touch®,2 which puts 10,000 commands at your fingertips, available in the new 2012 Ford Focus. And, of course, don’t forget F-Series pickups, simply the best-selling trucks for 34 years running. See your local Ford Dealer now to take advantage of the Best Place To Be Sales Event. Click here for more information on this event.

Disclaimer:
1Based on CYTD sales. 2Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. To avoid driver distraction, only use mobile phones/MyFord Touch/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear.

 

Calendar Ahead
September 9 & 10:
Astronomy at the Beach (Milford, Mich.)

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 - 10, at Maple Beach, inside Kensington Metropark, from 6 p.m. - midnight (rain or shine). Click here for more information.

 

Top Stories
Zipcar
Ford, Zipcar Bring Future of Transportation to Newest Generation of Drivers at U.S. Universities
Ford Motor Company and Zipcar, Inc. – the world’s leading car-sharing network – announced a new strategic alliance establishing Ford as Zipcar’s largest university vehicle partner, reaching students at more than 250 U.S. campuses.

The first-of-its-kind, two-year tie-up introduces a new generation of drivers to Ford vehicles with the highly fuel-efficient Focus and Escape now part of Zipcar’s existing fleet of environmentally friendly, reliable and fun vehicles. Zipcar will add up to 650 Fords to its lineup during this academic year and up to 1,000 Ford vehicles during the life of the agreement.

New Ford vehicles start arriving on campuses this week. The program, which could generate 2 million hours behind the wheel of Ford vehicles for college-age drivers, also helps reduce parking demand, congestion and emissions. The new generation of Ford vehicles, especially the all-new Ford Focus, is a good match for Zipcar’s environmentally minded student members who demand high fuel efficiency and value performance and style balanced with reliability and utility. To read the full article, click here.

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Ford Oval
Ford Motor Company's August Sales Up 11 Percent; Ford Brand Cars, Utilities, Trucks Increase, Along with Lincoln
Ford Motor Company's August sales totaled 175,220, up 11 percent versus a year ago – driven by 16 percent higher Ford brand sales and 25 percent higher sales for Lincoln. Fiesta, Fusion and Mustang posted higher sales than a year ago. Fiesta and Focus remain the fastest-turning vehicles in the Ford showroom.

Year-to-date, Ford brand car sales totaled 484,072, up 22 percent. Through August, Ford was the best-selling brand of utility vehicles in America, with sales totaling 377,112, up 30 percent. Ford truck sales were higher than a year ago in August and year-to-date. August truck sales totaled 67,282, up 5 percent. Year-to-date, Ford truck sales totaled 509,544, up 8 percent. Lincoln posted a 25 percent sales increase in August – following July’s 40 percent sales increase. In the first eight months of 2011, Lincoln sales totaled 57,823, up 4 percent versus the same period a year ago.

To read the full article, click here.

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Head's Up: Ford Increases Soy Content in Foam, Adds Head Restraint as Newest Component for Sustainable Material
Ford and Lear Corporation are taking another leap forward in sustainable technology with the introduction of new head restraint foam that has 25 percent of the polyol replaced with soy. Seventy-five percent of Ford's North American vehicles feature bio-foam in the head restraints, including the Ford F-150, Taurus, Explorer and Fusion. All Ford Motor Company vehicles built in North America use bio-foam content in the seat cushions and backs.

The extended use of soy foam results from the continued research collaboration between Ford and Lear; Ford first used sustainable soybean oil-derived seating foam on the 2008 Mustang. The collaboration also generated the recent complete conversion of all Lear North American Ford seating cushion foam to Lear SoyFoam.

SoyFoam is up to 24 percent more renewable than petroleum-based foam. The biomaterial has helped Ford reduce its annual petroleum oil usage by more than 3 million pounds. The use of SoyFoam also has helped Ford reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by more than 15 million pounds. SoyFoam also can provide a 67 percent reduction in volatile organic compound emissions.

To read the full article, click here.

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Dealership Award
Front-Line Dealership Employee Excellence Awards Capture Spirit of Detroit
Each year, Ford recognizes front-line Ford and Lincoln dealership employees who score the highest in customer satisfaction, sales and training with a commemorative award. The themed award for 2010 includes a themed commissioned photograph signed by Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. This year, the Retailer Education & Training department, responsible for creating the awards, wanted to do something special.

They commissioned native Detroiter and professional photographer Asia Hamilton to capture the images and design the awards. Hamilton designed three Employee Excellence plaques – one for Ford employees, one for Lincoln employees and a third for employees who work at dual dealerships. She says her inspiration for the Ford design came from the "streets of Detroit."

The Ford design features the bottom quarter of a white Ford Mustang with blue racing stripes on a brick-paved city street with a Detroit sewer cap in the foreground. A mirror image of the lower half of the car is reflected in a puddle of water in the center of the photograph. The Lincoln plaque captures the history of the iconic luxury brand with photographs of Lincoln grilles both past and present. The dual plaque features a beautiful photograph of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn with the international flags in front and a deep blue sky in the background.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Ford News
2012 Ford Edge
2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost Drive Reviews
Ford recently provided media the opportunity to drive the 2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Ford Edge Ecoboost®, read what they had to says below.

EcoBoost for (nearly) All (Automobile Magazine)
If you think you've heard a lot already about EcoBoost, Ford's very clever and much-hyped brand name for direct injection combined with turbocharging, well, you ain't heard nothin' yet. EcoBoost is already offered in V6 form in the Lincoln MKS and MKT, the Ford Flex and Taurus SHO, and the Ford F-150. By 2013, there will be an EcoBoost engine available in 90 percent of Ford's U.S. models. So there's lots more EcoBoost to come. Click here to read the complete review.

A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Aims to Give This Crossover the Edge (Car & Driver)
Americans like big stuff. We like big houses, big helpings of food, and big cars with big honkin' engines. But no one – anywhere – likes big fuel bills, and with a gallon of gas here costing much more than the loose change found in our big, cushy couches, something has to give. Forced induction paired with smaller displacement is the favorite current strategy to solve that Catch-22, ostensibly offering efficiency improvements with no loss in performance. Companies are buying in with fervor, and Ford's effort now includes the 2012 Edge and its new 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Click here to read the complete review.

To read additonal reviews, click here.

Carlee Mallard
Many Winners in the Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge
It isn’t often you can test-drive a new vehicle, do some good for your community and have fun at the same time. But that’s exactly what drivers who participated in Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge had an opportunity to do last week.

Carlee Mallard, 25, of Raleigh, N.C., emerged victorious as the winner of the challenge, which tasked drivers in eight U.S. cities to drive an F-150 EcoBoost truck for one week to see who could achieve the best fuel economy, earn the most votes on Facebook and gather the most volunteers to help execute a goodwill project in their community.

As the winner, Mallard will receive a year's supply of free Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline. In addition, two Shell-branded gas stations in her hometown of Raleigh will offer residents free regular-grade gasoline for two hours and 22 minutes (for the 22 mpg the F-150 EcoBoost achieves on the highway) on Sept. 9.

To read the full article, click here.

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Boss Event at AAI
Boss Reunion Visits Home of the Mustang
Mustang Boss 302s lined the visitor parking lot at AutoAlliance International (AAI) with their hoods up, owners inspecting engines and discussing what parts were new, modified, original and what still needed to be done. AAI was the initial stop for the first ever Mustang Boss Reunion. Participants hauled and drove their new and older model Bosses from 30 different states to showcase them at the event.

With the rebirth of the Boss 302 after more than 40 years, Boss enthusiasts were ready to celebrate the new edition and remember the previous models. About 78 vehicles made it to AAI, including models such as the Boss 302, 351, 429, the 2012 Boss 302 and the special edition 2012 Laguna Seca. As an added bonus for guests, Larry Ferrin, Ford Racing, made a not so subtle appearance when he pulled in revving the engine of a 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet drag racer.

Every Boss owner had the opportunity to take multiple laps around the test track with their vehicle. There was also a raffle to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) where six winners won the chance to ride with Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak in the new Boss 302 Laguna Seca at speeds of 140 mph.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford SYNC
Ken Block's Gymkhana FOUR H.F.H.V. Fiesta Goes Even Higher Tech with Addition of Ford SYNC
Ken Block is known as a trendsetter, certainly when it comes to his on-the-edge driving. Be it in the World Rally Championship or in his recently released Gymkhana FOUR video on YouTube, he is ahead of the curve. Now, Block and the Monster World Rally Team are on the leading edge of technology as their multidiscipline rally H.F.H.V. (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle) Ford Fiesta is equipped with Ford SYNC®.

Block's Fiesta is the first competition-ready car armed with Ford SYNC, which allows him to enjoy a wide array of award-winning in-car connectivity and communications features including hands-free, voice-activated calling and turn-by-turn directions as well as the ability to play his favorite music via Pandora.

Ford SYNC will not replace Block's longtime co-driver Alex Gelsomino, as use of the turn-by-turn direction capability is not legal for rally competition. However, it can help Block find the Parc Expose or the MWRT paddock service area in his street-legal Fiesta.

To read the full article, click here.

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Michigan Tech University
Ford College Grant Helps Spark Ideas for Sustainable Transportation
Students at Michigan Technological University have been awarded a Ford College Community Challenge Grant to study the existing mass transit system in Houghton and Hancock, and develop a more sustainable model. The $50,000 competitive grant goes to Michigan Tech's Transportation Enterprise and Automotive Computing Enterprise (ACE), which feature teams of students who tackle real-world problems with industry partners and use their Tech education to find practical solutions.

Michigan Tech's Transportation Enterprise and ACE will partner with representatives from Houghton and Hancock, public transportation experts on the Michigan Tech faculty, an industry advisor and the Western UP Planning and Development Region

The Transportation Enterprise will evaluate existing mass transit service, conduct interviews with residents, and design and implement a sustainable model bus system. ACE will identify the needed hardware and create the software necessary to do real-time tracking and scheduling of transit vehicles. The project also includes two solar-powered bus shelters with covered bike parking, a smart-phone app and a schedule board. Alternative-fuel vehicles also will be considered.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes
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Ford among Top 50 Corporate Citizens in Taiwan
Underscoring its commitment to a sustainable business, the community and the environment, Ford Lio Ho (FLH) was recently named one of Taiwan's Top 50 corporate citizens by CommonWealth magazine.

The magazine's 2011 Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility competition ranked FLH sixth in the category of "Foreign Enterprises," following Citibank, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Intel and EPSON.

The Top 50 were chosen following a three-phased selection process. The first phase considered all listed companies in Taiwan that have shown a profit for three consecutive years. The Top 1,000 on this list were asked to outline their activities in the following topics: governance, business commitment, social involvement and environmental protection. A 14-member judging panel, which included government officials, selected the Top 50 based on the responses. The Top 50 includes 30 large companies, 10 medium-sized companies and 10 foreign enterprises.

To read the full article, click here.

Figo Photos Worth 100,000 Smiles
Figo Photos Worth 100,000 Smiles
In celebration of Ford Figo sales topping 100,000 units in July, Ford India held a contest to give owners a chance to express their feelings for the popular small car.

The 100,000 Smiles with Figo campaign was a social media engagement contest where Figo owners were asked to share pictures of happy moments spent with their vehicles along with a caption of up to 60 characters.

The contest was open to Figo drivers from July 20 to Aug. 20. Entries from across India poured in and were uploaded to the Ford Figo Facebook site.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Outside Voices
Lincoln Future Products: Seven New or Improved Vehicles by 2014
(AutoWeek) Lincoln will have seven new or improved products by 2014, Ford Motor Co. has promised Lincoln dealers. Ford's Group Vice President of Global Product Development Derrick Kuzak has said Ford will show some new or refreshed Lincoln products this year. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Can't Predict When European Profit Will Improve, Odell Says
(Bloomberg) Ford Motor Co., the second-largest U.S. carmaker, said it can’t predict when profitability in Europe will improve as the sovereign–debt crisis in the region discourages consumers from making large purchases. To read the full article, click here.

Akio Toyoda: Auto's Next Superstar CEO
(Fortune) Despite having taken office less than two years ago, Toyoda has already infused his car company with a new spirit, according to reports, rallying it from the travails of its multiple recalls early in 2010 and the devastation wrought by the earthquake and tsunami. To read the full article, click here.

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson Is Not a Car Guy
(Bloomberg BusinessWeek) The new boss of GM has no auto industry experience and a knack for telling employees what they don't want to hear. Does that make him the right leader to save the carmaker? To read the full article, click here.

Toyota's Future Rides on the New Camry
(CNNMoney) Toyota is expected to officially unveil a new version of America's best-selling car this week and the new Toyota Camry has a lot to carry, even before anyone's loaded the trunk. To read the full article, click here.

Auto Sales Rise In August, But Buyers Still Cautious
(CNBC) Major automakers posted double-digit U.S. sales gains for August from year-earlier levels, a steady result for a month that began with a plunge on Wall Street and ended with a hurricane shutting down the East Coast. To read the full article, click here.

Europe Electric Car 'Breakthrough' Seen in 2022, Consultant Says
(Bloomberg) European carmakers and parts manufacturers estimate that electric vehicles will emerge from their niche status and become mass-market products by about 2022, according to a study by Ernst & Young. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
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Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This group meets twice a year. The next meeting will be held at Gracie See Pizzeria ∓ Sports Lounge (6889 Greenfield) at 6 p.m. on April 6. For more information, contact Judy Hernandez at JUDY42KAY@yahoo.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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