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Page 1 updated 2/12/2018. Next planned update is 2/22/18.

*60 topical chapters.

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Click Social Activities for details:

  • April 11, 11 AM: Volunteers' Recognition Lunch at Joseph's in St. Paul.
  • May 4th 10:30 AM: Roseville Good Old Days @ Mermaid in Moundsview.
  • May 18th, 11 AM: Syttende Mai Luncheon @ Casper's in Eagan.
  • June 13th, 3:30 PM: Annual picnic @ Highland Park in St. Paul.

Board Meetings:

  • Apr. 4, 10 AM  @ UNISYS Eagan
  • June 6, 10 AM  @ Unisys Eagan
  • Aug. 1, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Oct. 3, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Dec. 5 @ tbd

Welcome to the VIP Club

Club members are retirees, former employees, spouses, and retirement eligible employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), and their Twin Cities legacy companies.  Join us, as of February 1st '18 we have 861 active memberships. This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club info and Legacy Anthology contributions.

  • Membership Renewal Time: Members' recent newsletters (Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr '18 issues) distribution included membership expiration year in the address label or in the email subject line. If your's was 2017, please renew before March 1st to assure newsletter continuation through 2018 and a correct listing in our directory. [2/12/18]
  • Where to in August: Based on member survey feedback and the board discussion on 2/7, we will plan a day trip to the Fagen Museum in early August. Specifics and registration form will be in future newsletters and on the Social Activities page.  [2/8/2018]
  • UNIVAC II slide rule, etc.  Look at the page and video, https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/a-slide-rule-for-real-programmers. Submitted by Les Nelson via Keith Myhre.  At one time, UNIVAC II S/N 0 was in the ERA facility on Minnehaha Ave in St. Paul; the purpose was to design in a core memory function to supplement the std electronics.  [2/1/2018]
  • AWARD: At our winter dinner on January 7th, the Club Board named Dale Phelps as Member Emeritus in recognition of his many years of service to our Club. [1/8/2018]
  • The New Site Map tab [at the left below the Contacts and Links tab] provides a table of contents of our Club pages and Legacy Chapters. [1/8/2018]
  • The Volunteer Luncheon on-line survey form and April luncheon registration is now active. [1/2/18]
  • Volunteer Extraordinaire Award Nominations - If you know of a club member (not a board member) who has gone above and beyond with his/her volunteerism for several years, please submit his/her name and your reasoning to VP Steve Koltes before April 1st. Previous recipients are listed on our Club History page.  [1/2/18]
  • Old Timers' Recap: 155 of us gathered at the Lost Spur on December's 1st Thursday to celebrate life and friendships. 58 sack lunches were consumed, 10% of the participants were ladies.  C U Next Yr on Dec. 6th? [12/12/17]
  • Have you read the October 2017 Over The Years  quarterly published by the Dakota County Historical Society?  It has an excellent article, Silicon Prairie: Engineering Research Associates, UNIVAC & the Beginning of Minnesota's Computer Industry written by former DCHS employee, Andrew Fox. [12/7/2017]
  • Hello: My name is Dominique Carlier, I live in Belgium. I contact you because I'm trying desperately to repair for three months now an old fellow: my UTS 40 Sperry Univac, http://www.zeltrax.com/classiccmp_forum/2.jpg. If you (the reader) have any technical documents about the UTS 40, send a note to LABenson for book/information transfer specifics. [11/11/2017]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

*Contact webmaster to post items in this section [item posted date in brackets.]  If you encounter a link that doesn't work from within our pages and chapters, please notify our editor of the page/chapter number and the miscreant item.

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