Clubs

New FERA Club Formation Process

 

If you have an idea for a new club contact Vice President of Club Activities;

vpclubs@fera.org

FERA Awards Guidelines

Please review the Document Link below and send Detailed Nomination to feraawards@gmail.com

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Amateur Astronomy Club

To support and encourage the common interest of the membership in amateur astronomy through group observing and other related group activities;
To cultivate public awareness and appreciation of astronomy as a hobby and as a science through public “open house” observing sessions and other related public activities;
To improve the skills and knowledge of the membership in all areas of amateur astronomy through sharing of experiences and information in lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and other related group activities;
To promote interaction among the several area amateur astronomy clubs by proactive organization of joint observing sessions, meetings, and other related joint activities.

Gordon Hansen
ghansen@comcast.net
Arts and Crafts Enthusiasts

The club regularly meets to explore different crafts, network and have a great time.  If you are interested in being added to our distribution list or would like more information.

acefera@gmail.com
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Athletic Swim & Triathlon Club (F.A.S.T.)

Ford Swim & Triathlon (FAST): Focused on Swimming all year round and triathlons during the summer this club helps beginners reach their goals through clinics, presentations, coached competitive swimming workouts (winter), organized workouts all year, discounts to local partners, and host a sprint triathlon in July, and a Masters Swim Meet in February. Here is there homepage.

The group helps their members to reach their goals whether it is for improved swimming conditionin, doing their first triathlon, or completing that long course triathlon.

Audiophile Club

Ford Audiophile Club : The Club’s Charter is to enhance members’ enjoyment of recorded music.  To this end we hold listening sessions in member’s homes and retail salons and have hosted new product demos.
The only requirements for membership are a love of music, an interest in learning from others, and a willingness to share from your own experience what works well and what doesn’t.  We pride ourselves on our openness to all systems from inexpensive vintage, DIY, to the latest high dollar designs.

The only requirements for membership are a love of music, an interest in learning from others and a willingness to share from your own experience what works well and what doesn’t. No dues or attendance requirements.

Additional Contact
Don Bilger:  dbilger@ford.com

Neal Petty
npetty@ford.com
Ballroom Dance Club

The Ford Ballroom Dance Club provides the opportunity for everyone to experience the world of ballroom dancing. Classes are taught by top local professional dance instructors at a beginner to intermediate level. Our classes are geared toward the social level rather than the technical level of dance teaching. You do not need to be a Ford Employee to come to our dances. We have four to five dances per year that are held in the most elegant settings.

Join the Ford Ballroom Dance Club for a great social activity, it’s also a moderate level of exercise.

Jenny Remington
jremingt@ford.com
Basketball Club

The pro ballers get some time off, but FERA Basketball plays all year long! Come exercise with us as the basketball clubs primary objective is to keep the league fun for all.
We have pick-up games being played every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 PM in Dearborn Heights. We charge $32/month to play. If you cannot commit for a month or want to just check us out for a week, you can also pay per night ($8/day). You must check with one of the club officers prior to playing to ensure a spot is available. There are usually spots available. For more information on pick-up ball.

Our club also runs an organized league, typically on Sundays. This is team based games with referees, schedules, playoffs etc. You can join as either a player or a team. We typically start a Fall league in early September, Winter league in early January, and Spring/Summer starting up in early May. Take the time to speak with your friends and determine how your team would best function. Please contact Dapo Adewusi (AADEWUSI) if you like to participate in this season.

Adewusi, Dapo (A.O.)
aadewusi@ford.com
Bridge Club

The club meets weekly on every Tuesday evening (unless the building is closed for Holidays – check our schedule) in the cafeteria of Ford World Headquarters (on the North Side of Michigan Avenue just East of the Southfield Expressway). Enter from the parking lot on the north side; use the security telephone if the doors are locked to have the guard let you in. All other entrances are access controlled.
Registration starts around 6:30 with play starting at 7:00. The playing fee is $5 per person. This is an ACBL sanctioned club. You are encouraged to join the ACBL through our club. Bring a partner or come alone. You do not have to be a Ford Employee to participate. All levels of playing skill are welcome.

Additional contacts:
Ellen Silverest esilvere2002@yahoo.com
Ardale Johnson ardale1@comcast.net
Mark Krugman mkrugman@ford.com

ACBL Website
Bill Gregg
William.Gregg@ge.com
Canoe & Kayak Club & Dragon Boat

The club is primarily used to distribute canoeing and kayaking information to the 100 or so members. Nothing is required to become a member. You only need to be added to the distribution list. The main activity for the club are mid week paddles during the Spring through Fall. These paddles are after work. Attendance is typically limited to people who live near the event as many members do not want to drive far after work. The outings have been here for the past three years: Peche Island Windsor, Huron River Ann Arbor, Island Lake Brighton, and Pinckney State Park. Members are encouraged to suggest new outing.

For most people, they use the information from the mailing list to be informed of events in the Detroit area by various paddling organizations.

Additional Contract Info :
Dragon Boat: Csilla E. Gutay cgutay@ford.com

Brian Bialk
BBIALK@ford.com
Chess Club

The Ford Chess Club meets every Tuesday in the Ford World Headquarters Cafeteria, from 5pm—8pm

Elijah Rogers
erogers2@ford.com
Chorus Club

The Ford Motor Company Chorus is a recreational Soprano Alto Tenor Bass (SATB) chorus, whose members include Ford employees, family, and friends.  We invite anyone 18 years or older to join us, Ford or non-Ford.  Directed by Dr. Jonathan Drake, the Ford Chorus performs at several events within Ford and the surrounding community throughout the year.  The Chorus season runs from September through June, with a few events during the summer.

Fall 2016 Season – Practice location.  Due to the ongoing construction at WHQ, the chorus will be practicing at the Henry Ford Village (Senior Living) beginning September 12, 2016 through December 12th.  The address is:   15101 Ford Road, Dearborn.  (The facility is located on the southeast corner of Ford Road and Greenfield).  Enter at the main gate.  The guard is expecting members from the chorus and will direct you to the parking location. We meet Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

We are always looking for new members to join the Chorus.  If you enjoy singing, can sing in tune, and want to hear yourself improve, then we invite you to join us!   Not sure if you want to join? Come give us a listen.

For more information contact:
Karen Gaffney, Chorus President, 313-337-2574-W, kgaffne1@ford.com
Bill Curtiss, Chorus Vice President, 313-805-4865-W, bcurtiss@ford.com or bill.curtiss.home@gmail.com

313-337-2574
Karen Gaffney
kgaffne1@ford.com
Classic Auto Restoration Society (C.A.R.S.)

The Classic Auto Restorers’ Society is a small group of classic and historical car enthusiasts. We meet monthly to discuss shows and events, tips and techniques, and share stories of our automotive experiences. During the summer months our meetings turn into drive-ins at local classic car friendly locations, including diners, restoration shops, etc.

Additional Contact Info:

Dan Davis drdan_48186@yahoo.com

Bill Ke
wtkern@earthlink.net
Cricket League

Ford Cricket League (FCL) is an organization formed to promote the game of cricket at Ford Motor Company, since 2001.FCL is led by a committee, with experience, in fostering the growth of local cricket in Michigan as well. Ford Cricket League is conducted in a professional manner keeping in view , the best traditions of the game.

Membership in the Ford Cricket League is open to:
Ford Employees, Retirees, and Agency/Contract personnel
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE:
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE CLUB’S UNIQUE WELL ORGANIZED CRICKET TOURNAMENTS WITHIEXCELLENT GROUND CONDITIONS
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE
PARTICIPATION IN CLUB OUTINGS AND EVENTS
DISCOUNTS ON AUTO SHOW TICKETS, ENTERTAINMENTS, RECEIVE PERKS CARD

DURING THE REGULAR SEASON (APRIL-OCTOBER every year) MEETINGS ARE HELD EACH MONTH ANYWHERE BETWEEN 12 NOON TO 5:00 PM EST IN THE FORD ITEK BUILDING ON THE CORNER OF FORD RD AND GREEN FIELD ,IN DEARBORN, MI.(iTek Center West ,15555 Lundy Parkway, Dearborn, MI 48126.)

A MEMBER WILL BE NORMALLY ASSIGNED TO A TEAM AND FOR A SPECIFIC TEAM. (DUES RANGE BETWEEN $20.00 to $25.00 PER MEMBER FOR A PARTICULAR YEAR)

Additional INFORMATION, CONTACT:
fordcricket@gmail.com or akhan35@for.com

Viswanatha, Sai Prasad (S.P.)
sviswan3@ford.com
Cycling Club—G.E.A.R.S.

Going Easy And Riding Slower
GEARS is dedicated to assisting new riders all aspects of riding, including fixing flat tires, adjusting derailleurs and answering those deep questions like, just what is this thing-a-ma-jig on that doohickey there anyway?

So ask lots of questions, please.
GEARS wants to ensure that all riders are comfortable with their bikes and see cycling as a FUN activity in which enjoying the scenery is valued more than going really, really, really fast or how you look in spandex. ( By the way: Spandex is not required ).

Yup, maybe GEARS folks are treating cycling a little less seriously than most other clubs, but wasn’t that the point of it all when you got your first bike?   Our goal is to get people comfortable with bike riding and to extend their comfort level to the point at which they feel can ride whenever and wherever they want.

COMFORT: Knocking down barriers!
Physical Comfort — Find out what can be done to allow you to ride your bike more comfortably (bike fit, clothes).
Comfort in Ability — Help riders realize that distance, pace & terrain can all be overcome.
Comfort of Knowledge — Learn more about parts of bikes, what they do and how to fix/adjust them; what to bring on rides and different bikng venues.

As you become more comfortable with cycling, you will find that you are able to explore so much more:

Organized rides
Multi-day tours
Charity rides
Mountain biking
Rides combined with camping
Racing
……… the possibilities are ENDLESS!

Cycling Club Website
Bob Fransioli
RFRANSIO@FORD.COM
Detroit Social Club

A FERA club for Ford and Ford agency employees who want to explore Detroit and give back to community.

Connect:  With people who love the city of Detroit.
Explore:  New neighborhoods, bars/restaurants, and things to do in the city.
Serve: Detroit through volunteering and community engagement initiatives
Support: Ford recruitment efforts to offer perspective on and exploration of Detroit

Contact: mailto:detroitfordsocial@gmail.com

News Letter Sign Up
Detroit Social Email
Fermental Order of Renaissance Draughtsmen Homebrew

The Fermentals are in their 18th year of service. The F.O.R.D. Homebrew club is dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of fermented beverages including ales, lagers, meads, ciders, wines and sake. We provide training to new and experienced brewers needed to brew high quality beers of all styles. The club holds competitions, judging submissions based on nationally recognized standards. Feedback from the judges enables the brewers to improve their techniques and recipes.

Meetings occur the 4th Tuesday of each month at Ashleys’s of Westland (  7525 N Wayne Rd, Westland, MI 48185  ). November and December meetings occur 1 to 2 weeks earlier. If the location or time of the meeting changes, members will be notified by normal club communication channels (see additional information below).  Dues are set at $20 a year (discounts are available for household memberships). The club performs brewing demos throughout the year and holds a number of additional fun events including pub-crawls, National Homebrew Day celebration and our annual Fall beer-b-que.

Club benefits include: Monthly meetings, access to our extensive library, access to club equipment including a Blichmann beer gun, a special pin lock fitting removal tool, a jockey box dispensing system, traveling bar, a small canopy, and a 15-gallon all grain pico brewing system. Additional information can be found;

 

Contacts
Jose Vela, President jvela@ford.com
John Enright, Treasurer jenrigh4@ford.com

Jose Vela
jvela@ford.com