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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Calendar Items:

Social Activities has  details:

  • April 10, 11 AM: Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • May 3, 10 AM: Roseville Good Old Days. 
  • May 17, 11 AM: Syttende Mai.   
  • June xx, Annual Picnic

Board Meetings:

10 AM @ UNISYS Eagan - in visitors' conference room.

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

Club members are invited. Notify the President the week before if you have an issue to raise.

Welcome to the VIP Club

Club members' personal friendships started during working days and continued as we've transitioned into retirement or other occupations.  *Join us! As of December '18 we have 782 active memberships - 83% in Minnesota and 17% 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.

  • Photo query below, how good is your 1962 memory? [dvm, 1/18/2019]
  • Survey form for members' 2018 volunteerism hours now available; submit before 2 April, free lunch on 10 April. [1/14/19]
  • News items: submit articles/obits for March/April newsletter by February 2nd to newsletters@vipclubmn.org. [1/2/19]
  • Career Summary #175:  Thanks to Mark Plait, http://vipclubmn.org/People6.html#Plait. the Legacy goal is to obtain 200 for our Legacy Anthology. [12/24/18]
  • A Great Read! Dr. Yost's summary of the MN computer history initiative, http://www.cbi.umn.edu/newsletter/article4.html. [12/24/18]
  • Membership Renewal time! 14% of our memberships expired on December 31st, the newsletter address label or enews distribution message line had your expiration year. Thanks to the 18% renewed during September -> December. [12/19/18]
  • Latest Newsletter: The January/February 2019 issue has been printed for US mail distribution and electronically delivered.  IF you didn't receive it, send an email to newsletter@vipclubmn.org. [12/19/18]
  • ELECTION RESULTS: On November 14th the following were elected as the Club's 2019 board: 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 as the immediate Past President. Supporting activities are associate board members Frank King, Joe Schwarz, Lynn Lindholm, and Paul Dickson plus members emeriti Bernie Jansen, Millie Gignac, and Dale Phelps [11/21/2018].
  • Updated the Obituary Log with 2018 names recognized in memorium at the Technologists' Reunion luncheon today. [11/14/18]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

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Who are they?

Don Mager is seated in front of the UDT-6 trainer of this 1962 'flyer'.  If you recognize either of the two standing people, send his name to board@vipclubmn.org.