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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Welcome to Our Retirees' Club!

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our legacy companies' working days then continued as we've transitioned into retirement or other life-style  pursuits.  As of July 2022 we have 1098 active memberships in 28 states plus one each in Canada, Germany, and Greece. This is a living web site; updated aperiodically with new Club information and Legacy Anthology articles.
Please send announcements or site corrections to webmaster@vipclubmn.org.

We are proud of our Legacy Companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while on the job; an intriguing and continuing legacy illustrated in the MN state icon at the right and as detailed in the 60 Legacy Anthology chapters plus the exhibits and our monthly stories.  

  • [[1/12/23]  To see if your membership expired in 2022 Click here.  To check if you need  to renew your membership in 2023.  Click here.  Look for your name on the list.
  • 1/11/23] View the article about the VIP Club Holiday Party on the Activities page.
  • [1/11/23] The Lawshe Memorial Museum re-opens on January 21st featuring a large display of our legacy computers.  Plan to attend the 2:30 afternoon event there on March 7th.  More details to come in February.
  • [12/27] Posted the January and February Our Stories papers, Our Stories (vipclubmn.org)
  • [12/9] To see results of the VIP club elections held at the Old Timers meeting, click here.  A special thanks to Harvey Taipale who has served as club president for the past five years! 
  • [12/3] HOT TIP:  to be sure you have the latest update for any web page, once you are there press the F5 key on your computer.
  • [12/3] The latest Club newsletter is now available for members, http://vipclubmn.org/Newsletters/Enews2211.pdf. This issue contains the holiday party reservation form and the membership renewal form. 

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Prior Notices

  • October was the Legacy Committee's 17th anniversary; we are yet in need of new stories for our Legacy Anthology - refresh your personal memory via Articles/LEGACY_17-YRS.pdf.
  • Added membership and webmaster columns to our Club history page, Leadership section, Club History (vipclubmn.org).
  •  A Vice President column was added to our history page, http://vipclubmn.org/history.html#Officers.
  • Club Pages and Legacy Chapters format conversions are now complete. Feedback is welcome, webmaster@vipclubmn.org or la.gj.benson@comcast.net.
  • Unisys Benefits Change - Unisys no longer uses Hewitt for the Benefits Service Center (USBS) HR interface.  The UBSC phone number (1-877-864-7972) is still valid. However, the new UBSC web access address to use is now, https://digital.alight.com/unisys.  The Unisys Benefit contact information is available on the main Unisys web. A detailed multiple contact listing, that includes the new UBSC web address URL, is available for "Current and Former Associates" at: https://www.unisys.com/about-us/current-and-former-associates. [8/8/21]
  • No email?  Send correspondence to VIP Club - Board or - Membership or - Newsletter,  P.O. Box  21903, Eagan, MN 55121.  Please allow several days for responses as our volunteers may be traveling or busy with grandchildren! 

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Active VIP club members can request a free ZOOM meeting of unlimited duration by sending an email to vipzoommtg@vipclubmn.org.

  • 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.
    No meeting host is required. Participants need to only click on the link to join the meeting.
  • Requests are honored on a first come first served basis if date/times overlap.
  • Send questions to vipzoommtg@vipclubmn.org.

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Club Calendar

  • February 1st, Board Meeting
  • March 7th - Lawshe Party
  • April 5th Board Meeting
  • April 19th - Volunteer Lunch
  • May 19th - Syttende Mai
  • June 7th Board Meeting
  • August 2nd Board Meeting
  • November 2nd -- OldTimers

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