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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

Retirees and former employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin, and their predecessor companies

Calendar Items:

Social Activities tab at left has event details:

  • Jan 6, 1:00 PM: Holiday Party at the Lost Spur.
  • April 10, 11 AM: Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • May 3, 10 AM: Roseville Good Old Days. 
  • May 17, 11 AM: Syttende Mai.   

Board Meetings:

10 AM at UNISYS Eagan, in visitor's conference room.

  • February 6,
  • April 3, June 5,
  • August 7, October 2
  • December 4.

Welcome to the VIP Club Christmas Cards 2018, Merry Christmas Greetings 2018 | Birthday throughout Holiday Christmas Cards 2018

Personal friendships that started during working days continue as we've retired or transitioned to other employment or to the joys of volunteerism.  *Join us! As of October '18 we have 779 active memberships - 82% in Minnesota and 18% in 31 other states.  We are proud of our heritage companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while working - an intriguing and continuing legacy.  This is a living web site**, updated fortnightly with new Club and Legacy Anthology items.

  • The UNISYS Roseville Retirees Group will hold their 310th breakfast meeting on December 12th at 9 AM at the Eagle's club in New Brighton. This group first met in 1991! Please email coordinator Marv Brown [mdbrib@comcast.net] before December 8th so that he can give the cooks a head count of participants. [12/5/18]
  • Membership Renewal time! 18.3% of our memberships expire on December 31st.  Click the Membership tab at the left or clip the form from the latest newsletter. Thanks to the 14% who have renewed during October and November. [12/5/18]
  • ELECTION RESULTS: On November 14th the following were elected to serve on the Club's board for 2019: Harvey Taipale, President; Steve Koltes, Vice President; Paul Hove, Treasurer; Boni Westerberg; and Directors Jim Andrews, Lowell Benson, Ghis Devlaminck, and Richard 'Dick' Lundgren.  Keith Behnke continues on the board as the immediate Past President. Stiill pitching in are associate board members Frank King, Joe Schwarz, Lynn Lindholm, and Paul Dickson plus members emeriti Bernie Jansen and Dale Phelps [11/21/2018].
  • Thanks Joe:  Joe Schwarz has left the Club's board of directors after serving as the newsletter chief editor since 2000, etc.  [11/21/2018]
  • Updated the Obituary Log with 2018 names recognized in memorium at the Technologists' Reunion luncheon today. [11/14/18]
  • Holiday Party Registration Form now available.  Eat then hear a delightful concert by the Eagan Men's Chorus on January 6th. [11/8/2018]
  • Legacy Editing: At the request of a reader, the Motley Crew anthology item was moved from the Twin Cities location page to the Component Engineering page. [10/24/18]
  • Published: The Club's Nov/Dec newsletter was been sent to the printer and electronic distribution messages sent. If you didn't receive it, email newsletter@vipclubmn.org. [10/22/18]
  • Recently posted: Three new Our Stories; read tidbits about File Computer, S-3, and JSF. [10/13/18]
  • Video clips from phase 1 of the Minnesota Computing History documentary project are available; thanks to MHTA, TPT, and U of MN project researcher Elizabeth Semler.  ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu0i98InXl0__dSb17Toh2U6MDFNOAv4m). [10/03]
  • New History Video: BINAC, a Brief Look Back (https://youtu.be/udJUWenPK4w) created by the Computer History Archives Project led by Mark Greenia. [10/03]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

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