December 14, 2012

Thank you for registering to be a part of Ford Motor Company's Blue Oval Connect retiree outreach initiative.

Refer a Friend: If you know of other Ford retirees who would like to receive this newsletter, please take a moment to refer them to www.blueovalconnect.com.

The next Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing will be sent out Jan. 4. During the holiday break, please visit www.at.ford.com to checkout the latest news from Ford. Happy Holidays!

 



In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…
  • With Leading Fuel Economy, All-New Ford Transit Changes Game in Full-Size Commercial Vans
  • 2013 Ford Fusion Design to Reduce Repair Costs 13 Percent
  • Video Corner: CEO and President Alan Mulally Reflects on 2012, Looks Ahead to 2013
  • Ranger Getting a Workout from Humanitarian Organizations
  • Outside Voices: (Torque News) 2013 Shelby GT500 V8 wins top engine trophy

 

Announcements



Save the Date

As we approach the end of the year, we want to make sure you know that for a third year, we will be conducting a special auto show preview for employees and retirees around the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in early January.

In order to make sure you learn our news FIRST, we will invite you and a guest to downtown Detroit to Joe Louis Arena to preview both Ford brand and Lincoln brand news on Sunday, Jan. 13.

Plan to register on Jan.7 and be the first to see Alan Mulally and other members of our executive team unveil our new model vehicles for the NAIAS.

Auto show preview details Jan. 13:

  • DATE: Sunday, Jan. 13 in the afternoon
  • L0CATION: Joe Louis Arena
  • GUESTS: Retiree plus a guest are invited for Sunday's event.

Please note: An invitation to register will be sent on Monday, Jan. 7.




Ford Year End Celebration

We're closing out the year with incredible savings on our fresh new lineup. Come celebrate with low APR financing and cash back offers that help make buying now a smart choice.

Click here for more information.

Disclaimer:
1EPA-estimated, FWD; Class is Small Utilities vs. 2012/2013 competitors
2Figures achieved using premium unleaded gasoline
3Ford preliminary data; Pending EPA certification
4EPA-Estimated; SE with SFE Package




 

Lincoln Wish List Event

Performance. Luxury. Technology.
For a limited time, get everything you wished for and more – a great offer on a new Lincoln with four-year/50,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.** Visit your Lincoln dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Wish List Event.

Select your Lincoln MKS with the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbocharged direct-injected V6 engine. Lincoln MKT seats up to seven in three rows of total comfort. And Lincoln MKX includes SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch that connects you to your vehicle like never before with phone, entertainment, information and climate control all available at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice.* If you need full-size capability, Lincoln Navigator meets the need with a flex-fuel V8 and up to 9,000 lbs. of towing capacity (properly equipped).

See your local Lincoln dealer now to take advantage of the Lincoln Wish List Event.
Click here for more information.

Disclaimer:
*Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use mobile phone/MyLincoln Touch /other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.
**See dealer for complete details. Lincoln reserves the right to change program details at any time without obligations.






Benefits


NESC Holiday Hours and January Pension Payments



The National Employee Services Center (NESC) wishes each of you the happiest of holidays and would like to share important information regarding the following:

  • NESC hours during the holidays
  • Details on January pension checks

Thank You for a Great Year
With more than 300,000 customers, the NESC took 331,000 phone calls and had over two million Web hits on myfordbenfits.com in 2012. Our average speed of answer is now averaging 10 seconds with overall customer satisfaction service levels over 90 percent. We extend our appreciation to so many of you who have helped us improve our services.

January Pension Payments
Like last year, and as previously communicated on pension statements, the pension benefit for Jan.1, 2013, will be payable on the first business day of the year, Wednesday, January 2nd. Please review your December pension statement to ensure your personal data are correct. If you have any changes that need to be made to your personal data, please make them online at www.myfordbenefits.com or by calling the NESC.


Click here to continue reading this update.


 

Your Questions Answered - GRP Lump Sum Election Periods

By now, participants of the third election period should have received all the communications related to the voluntary General Retirement Plan (GRP) lump sum payment opportunity. Dec.14, 2012 marks the beginning of this election period for approximately 22,000 participants. Ford continues to receive questions from participants regarding the timing of their election periods. Here are a few:

Q: When will the next group of GRP retirees begin to receive information about their lump sum election period?
A: Retiree election periods will be held through the third quarter of 2013. Approximately 15,000 surviving beneficiaries and retirees will receive communications beginning on January 31, 2013, and April 3, 2013, respectively. These participants can expect the same communications (the announcement postcard, Decision Guide and Election Kit).


Click here to continue reading this Q&A.


 

Top Stories
Transit Connect
With Leading Fuel Economy, All-New Ford Transit Changes Game in Full-Size Commercial Vans

The familiar van that delivers packages or shuttles you to the airport is about to change in a revolutionary way. Ford's all-new full-size 2014 Transit van will provide professional tradesmen and commercial fleet customers with unmatched fuel economy, innovative new configurations and leading versatility in the expanding commercial vehicle market.


Related Material


To read the article, click here.


C-MAX
Ford C-MAX Hybrids Outsell Toyota Prius Plug-in and Prius v; Named Official Car for 2013 International CES

Customers are reacting positively to the new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and C-MAX Hybrid, which combined to outsell Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v during November, the first full month both C-MAX hybrids were available.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

2013 Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Design to Reduce Repair Costs 13 Percent

When can a beautiful rear end help drivers save money? When that rear end is part of the 2013 Ford Fusion that happens to be involved in a rear-end collision, Ford says.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Battery Tests
Li-Ion King: New Ford Test for Hybrid Vehicle Batteries Simulates 10 Years of Use in 10 Months' Time

Ford is putting the equivalent of 10 years and 150,000 miles of wear and tear on hybrid vehicle batteries using a new lab test that takes less than a year to complete.

To read the full article, click here.

Bill Ford
Executive Chairman Bill Ford Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of Henry Ford's Birthday with Reveal of Historic Car

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford unveiled a very special automobile at World Headquarters Tuesday to symbolically kick off the anniversary of his great-grandfather Henry Ford's 150th birthday, which will be celebrated through a variety of events in 2013.


Related Material:


To read the full article, click here.


Ford and Philco
Heritage Moment: Ford Motor Company Acquires Cutting-Edge Technology Business

Editor's Note: Each Thursday, @Ford Online takes a look back at Ford heritage moments from the company's past. Click here for more heritage articles.

On Dec. 11, 1961, Ford acquired the Philco Corporation. Philco had its beginning in 1892 when its predecessor, Helios Electric Company, was founded and began the manufacture of carbon arc lamps. In 1906, the company began making storage batteries for electric automobiles, trucks and mine locomotives and, as a result, the firm’s name was changed to the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company in 1925.


To read the full article, click here.

 

Go Further
Ford Volunteers
Go Further: Ford Volunteers Pack, Prepare and Serve Meals to Help Feed Thousands

The full version of this article and others like it are featured on the Go Further - Team Content section on @Ford Online - click here to go there now!

The Ford Volunteer Corps was cooking, baking and boiling, and slicing and dicing on a Ford Accelerated Action Day dedicated to feeding the hungry. More than 600 Ford employees teamed up with nonprofit partners to feed men, women and children in need. MODEL Teams of Ford volunteers also stocked shelves at food banks, packed and delivered food boxes, and prepared and served meals at shelters, residential facilities and soup kitchens.


To read the full article, click here.

 

Global Notes
All-new Ford Ranger
Ranger Getting a Workout from Humanitarian Organizations

Two Ford Export and Growth partners are taking creative approaches to promoting the all-new Ford Ranger.

To read the full article, click here

MyKey
Spreading the MyKey Message

Ford of Europe gave media unprecedented insight into the MyKey® feature debuting on the all-new Fiesta during a dedicated webinar hosted earlier this week.

To read the full article, click here.

New Fiesta ST
Ford Australia Gears Up For Big Year Ahead; Fiesta ST, Ford Kuga

Ford is setting its sights high in the coming year, getting ready to release a stable of all-new vehicles, which are head-turners, fuel-efficient, smart and fun to drive.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Logo
New Models Drive Ford Sales in Europe

Ford extended its No. 2 best-selling brand position in Europe last month, driven by strong sales of new vehicle models such as the B-MAX, Fiesta and Ranger. The company was also was Europe's No. 2 brand for the first eleven months of this year.

To read the full article, click here.


Video Corner

Alan Mulally
CEO and President Alan Mulally Reflects on 2012, Looks Ahead to 2013

Mulally reflects on 2012 and looks ahead to 2013.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices
2013 Shelby GT500 V8 Wins Top Engine Trophy
(Torque News) The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 V8 and 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engines both won a highly coveted 10 Best Engines trophy from the editors of WardsAuto World. To read the full article, click here.


Ford is the Most Searched-For Automaker on Google in the US
(Auto Evolution) It seems that Ford, as a brand, is as popular as ever, and now Google has announced that it is, in fact, the most searched-for automotive brand in 2012, in the US. To read the full article, click here.

Mercedes Valued at Half of BMW as Zetsche Loses Investors
(Bloomberg) Daimler AG (DAI) investors value Mercedes- Benz at half what Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is worth as CEO Dieter Zetsche's effort to reclaim the title of world’s biggest luxury-car maker falters. To read the full article, click here.

Ford: EPA Not Expected to Revise Fuel Efficiency Numbers for C-Max Hybrid
(Detroit News) Ford officials on Friday acknowledged the real-world fuel-efficiency in its C-MAX Hybrid is dependent on driving style and other outside factors, and said it does not expect the Environmental Protection Agency to revise the car's fuel efficiency numbers. To read the full article, click here.

Electric Cars Like Volt, Leaf Hold Resale Value
(USA Today) Potential resale value has been a question raised about electric cars, and the answer, according to two recent used-car pricing estimates, is that two best-selling electrics may lag behind similar conventional vehicles — but not by much. To read the full article, click here.

Spotlight to Shift to Trucks Next Year at GM
(Detroit Free Press) General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said Thursday that new large SUVs will come to market in early to mid-2014 with redesigned midsize trucks to follow. To read the full article, click here.

 







FERA
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 - $40
Kings Island Tickets - $30
Golf Michigan Play Books - $10
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
February 4:
12th Annual Indianapolis Ford-Visteon Luncheon
(hourly and salary)
Homer's Buffet (1000 Sebring Square, Sebring, FL) starting at 2 p.m. Homer's Buffet is located across the street from Walmart in the Sebring Shopping Center. Spouse or friends welcome.

Please RSVP with John Welch at (863)357-1581, (863)634-8540 or email JJCWELCH@gmail.com .

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

Atlanta Salaried Retirees
Tuesday, April 9 (Metro Atlanta)
The next Ford Metro Atlanta Salaried Retirees Club event will be a general meeting at the Ford Regional Office in Milton, GA. Full details will be sent to our members via e-mail once they are finalized. If you would like more information about the event or the club, please contact Jack Michelitch at JMICHELITC@aol.com.

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 Plant Hourly
Every First Saturday in the Month (Hamburg, N.Y.)

The Buffalo Stamping Plant Hourly retiree group meets the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Local 897 Unioin Hall (3796 Lake shore Road, Hamburg, NY). There will be no meetings in Dec., Jan., or Feb. For more information, contact Leonard Jernatowski at LBJ8765@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 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 The Ramapo Reformed Church (190 W. Ramapo Ave.). 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 (Livonia, Mich.)

The Frame Plant Survivors Salaried Retirees meet at 11 a.m. at G. Subu's Leather Bottle, 20300 Farmington Rd; Livonia, MI normally every third Wednesday of the month with exception. 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 Art Kern at artkern@sbcglobal.net.

Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club
Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Mar, May and Sep) (Kansas City, Mo.)
The Kansas City Ford Salaried Retiree Club Luncheon for Sep 26, 2012 will be at Finnigan's Hall (503 East 18th Avenue). Check in time is 11:00 a.m. 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 for your buffett meal. There is no annual fee for deceased retired member spouse. So please continue to come to the lunches. For additional information, please contact Chuck Wille by e-mail at cfwille@swbell.net.

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 p.m. 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.)

Retirees meet the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. from November until April. Meetings are 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 twice a year in Allen Park, Mich. 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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