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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Club's Calendar:

Social Activities tab at left has details. 

  1. April 8th: Volunteerism Recognition Lunch
  2. May 1st: Roseville Good Old Days
  3. May 15th: Syttende Mai
  4. June 10th: Annual Picnic
  5. September 15: 40th Anniversary Party

Board Meetings:

  • February 5th, 10 AM: Unisys

If you as a Club member want to sit in, notify the President the day before.

Welcome to the VIP Club

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our heritage company working days then continued as we've transitioned into retirement or other work.  *Join us!  As of December '19 we have 750 active memberships - 83% in Minnesota and 17% in 41 other states plus one each in Canada and Greece. 
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 fortnightly with new Club information and Legacy Anthology articles.

  • Submit the non-profit organization name that was the recipient of the majority of your 2019 volunteerism time.  Please use the Volunteer page form.
  • To Nominate someone to receive the Volunteer Extraordinaire award at the April luncheon, please email her/his name and your reason why they deserve recognition before March 27th to [1/12/20]   
  • Urgency: The Club has an immediate need for a WORD savvy Chief Editor to produce our 2020 newsletters - contact President Harvey Taipale by February 2nd to discuss a possible stipend. [1/3/20]
  • EVITE NOTICE - The Club now uses the on-line Application Evite to notify members with email about upcoming events. The VIP Club Newsletter will continue to announce these events for those that don"t use email.  Go to the Social page for more details about Evite.  [1/12/20]
  • The 180th career summary is now linked from  We need 20 more to reach the goal set in January 2006.  All submittals since then are listed/linked at  Added section 6.6 to the Legacy chapter 39, and expanded section 3.1 of chapter 58, .   [1/2/20]

*Within this site, text in blue is a link to another website page/document, or a scroll down on the current page, or email software to send a message.  
**Contact webmaster to post items here [item post date in brackets] or to contribute an article or to report broken links or to correct factual errors.  If you have an address, phone, or email change, please send it to  If you have a newsletter article or an obit to share with our membership, send it to

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