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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Club Calendar:

Social actiivities are resuming with care as the pandemic abates. Click on Social Activities at the left for details.  

  1. June 16: annual reunion picnic in Eagan
  2. Sep. 14, 202tone:   4tone celebration at the Royal Cliff 
  3. Nov 3 Unihogs & Technologists luncheon
  4. December Old timers' reunion

Board Meetings: 

  • Aug 4th, 2021
  • Oct. 6th, and
  • Dec. 1st.
  • Feb 2, 2022

If you as a Club member want to zoom in, notify the President 2 days before.

Sadly we announce that our Club founder, Millie Gignac passed away on May 11th with daughters at her side. Friend Lori Tripp wrote: "Millie was alert and strong up to the last few weeks. When I saw her at Easter she was well and we had a very nice visit." No service is planned because family and friends had celebrated her 100th birthday last October as shown in this picture.

Millie was a great lady, a continual volunteer, and a volunteerism promoter; accolades came her way whereever she lived and worked.  She broke the glass ceiling in the 70s when she was promoted to be Sperry's 1st female Director. We will miss her Club activities and Legacy project support. For the Board, LABenson. [5/13/21]  

Welcome to our Club

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our heritage company working days then continued as we have transitioned into retirement or other work.  As of June 2021 we have 769 active memberships in 40 states plus Canada, Germany, and Greece - Join us! 
We are proud of our heritage companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while on the job - an intriguing and continuing legacy.  This is a living web site*, updated periodically with announcements and legacy articles.

Prior Announcements:

  • Looking Ahead: 1) welcome to those people who joined us via free 2021 membership - , 2) the May Roseville Good Old Days and the Syttende Mai events were cancelled ,  3) The board has voted to extend our club ZOOM membership for another year.  4) Keith Myrhe is looking for help scanning and catalogging historical company artifacts at the Lawshe Museum on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. [4/16/2021]
  • 75-years ago, ENIAC was first demonstrated to the public in PA; visit and for celebration info. ERA's first public document has some ENIAC electronic circuit design details, ERA High Speed Computing Devices Book (1950).pdf (, ThatLittleInstrument.pdf ( has some quite stark ENIAC technology comparisons, and watch a 9.5-minute ENIAC video developed by Mark Greenia at the Computer History Archives Project,  [2/1/21]
  • REQUEST FREE ZOOM MEETING: Active VIP club members can request a free ZOOM meeting of unlimited duration by sending an email to The email must include the requestor’s name, meeting date, start time and duration.
    When the VIP Zoom Meeting coordinator has scheduled your meeting, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link that you must forward to the participants you are inviting to your meeting. Participants need to only click on the link to join the meeting. No meeting host is required.
    Requests are honored on a first come first served basis if date/times overlap. Send questions to[10/15/2020]

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