The VIP Club Board has a vacant Director position,
soon to be two! We'd
appreciate at least one UNISYS Roseville volunteer retiree as
members from that
facility are under-represented on the board. If
willing to volunteer, contact
Past President Bob 'RC' Hanson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Tuesday October 13, 6:30 PM:
Pie & ice cream social plus a DVD, "Our
Mighty Mississippi" as seen through the cameras
of Steven Marking.
Please note that the September newsletter had the 14th in one place and the 12th another
place! The UNISYS,
Roseville Superior Conference Room is scheduled
for the 13th. Scroll section 3 for
- November 20, 11 AM:
The Club Board and Unihogs planning committee
invite Club members and the computer industry to
the Annual UNIHOGS/UNITURKEYS luncheon at
Casper's in Eagan. Our speaker will be Dr. Tom
Misa, Director of the Charles Babbage Institute
at the U of MN, speaking about "Women in
Computing." Election of the Club's 2016 Board
will follow the talk. See the
- Mark your
calendar/electronic device: December 3
will be the Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' Reunion at
the Lost Spur instead of the Ft. Snelling
Officers' Club. December 10 will be the Annual
Christmas Dinner/Dance at the Lost Spur instead
of the Officers' Club. Sign-up and Reservation
information will be available in mid-October.
- Wine & Cheese Recap:
Over 60 people viewed our IT Legacy Exhibit
while mingling with volunteers, staff, and
invited guests at the Lawshe Memorial Museum on
September 8th. Nick Benson has created a
nice event collage
for the Club.
- River Cruise Recap:
We had a very nice sunny day when 89
participants cruised on the Jonathan Padelford
Not all of Lowell's cruise snapshots made the newsletter
collage. See all at
to post items in this section. TOP Δ
3. Next Event Summary
October 13 (Tuesday), 6:30 PM:
The Board invites our members to
the Club's October social gathering. It will be in the Superior
conference room at the UNISYS Roseville facility. The dessert
entertainment is "Our Mighty Mississippi" as seen through
the cameras of Steven Marking. Director Dale Phelps has provided
us with the DVD "A magical journey of song, storytelling and
visual imagery celebrating America's greatest river."
The snapshot at
the right is from the 2013 program when we had a travelogue
Section 6.1 below has GPS and driving directions
4. Article for the Month:
Please send email@example.com
your candidate article for December or future consideration.
October: This month we have a
doublet; the 1980 Clyde
engineering organization (when the VIP Club
the 1961 Noel Stone
engineering organization (when Lowell was
Computers paper is a collection of inputs from
almost a dozen people who recall applications
for NASA, the Navy, the Marines, and others.
August: Larry Bolton found and
engineering organization structure paper
from February, 1977.
July: We've found and scanned
the VIP Club membership invitation
flyers printed by UNISYS; before
Paramax, Loral, and Lockheed Martin.
Previous 'Article for the Month' items are listed and linked on the Legacy Project, Documents
page 15; over 100 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
September 30: Updated the UNIHOGs/UNITURKEYs
flyer linked from section 2 above and from
section 4.1 or page 8.
September 17: Posted the October 'Article for
the Month' links in section 4 above and on page
15. Posted the next event summary in section 3
above. Redefined section 5 of page 80 as
IT Technology Education and
shuffled links accordingly. Removed old venues
from section 6 below. Added section 4.1.5 to
page 54, 16-bit Computers.
August 17: Added Rowayton,
Connecticut link to section 6.3 of the Contacts
and Links page. Posted the September 'Article
for the Month' in section 4 of this page and in
section 3 of page 15. Archived the June
July 15: Updated the next event section of this
page. Updated the IT Legacy, pg 10 Introduction.
Updated section 4 of the Systems, Airborne page.
Update the People, A-B with section 2.4; Alden
Allen's career summary. Added section 6.12 to
this page. Archived February thru April, 2015 of
this Site Update Log.
July 4: Added ICU to section 4.3 of the
Computer, 16-bit page.
October 2007 through
June 2015 chronology
of previous updates is in printer definition format (pdf).
*As of November 2009, changes to the Announcements section of this home page are not listed. TOP Δ
6. Venue Directions:
6.1 Unisys Plant 4 in Roseville: Set your GPS unit to Roseville MN, 2470 Highcrest Road. From Hwy 35W north; exit onto W County Rd C to go west a mile, then turn left onto Walnut St. Then turn right onto Terminal Road for half a block, turn right at Highcrest Rd. to building entrance. From 35W south, exit on Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd off ramp, turn left, drive under the freeway, then turn right onto Walnut St. Follow it 0.8 mi north then turn left on Terminal Road. Go ½ block and enter the UNISYS parking lot on the right. From Hwy 36 east, drive west until 36 joins Hwy 35W just past Hwy 280, then exit at the Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd. off ramp of 35W. Go north on St. Anthony Blvd. to Walnut St. [the first street on the right]. Turn right onto Walnut Street. From Hwy 280 northbound, use left lane exit just past County Rd B for Terminal road access [St Croix St.] Turn left at Terminal Rd, then 1.5 mi. to Highcrest Rd.
6.2 Unisys MACS in Eagan: Set your GPS unit to Eagan MN, 3199 Pilot Knob Road. From Hwy 35E take the Pilot Knob Road exit ramp. Then go north on Pilot Knob Road about ½ mile to Tower View Road. We use the Unisys north parking lot and the visitor entrance thereby.
6.3 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue - note map inset at right. From the Roseville area, take Hwy 36 to I-35E south toward downtown St. Paul. Get into the left lane then take the I-94/Hwy 52 left exit to merge onto Hwy 52 going south. 3.4 miles later, take the Butler Ave exit and turn left. Go 0.7 mi and turn right onto MN156 S. After 1.8 mi, turn right onto Grand Ave. W – Drive up the hill a block and turn left; the parking lot is then 400 ft. on the left. From the Eagan area, take I494 toward the Mississippi river then take exit #65 onto 7th Ave. Turn left and drive a mile to South view Blvd, turn right at the light. After 0.3 mi, turn left onto 3rd Ave – the museum parking lot is then 0.2 mi on the right.
6.4 Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Civil: Set your GPS unit to Eagan, MN,
1303 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100. From Roseville area, take 35E south through St. Paul then exit to the west onto I-494. Then take exit 71 for Co Rd 31 (Pilot Knob Road) and go south.
Turn left onto Corporate Center Drive, then when you see the LMCO sign, turn left, start up the hill then turn left into the parking log - drive through the parking lot to the west side of the building and turn left into that parking lot section. Enter the building through the west door. From Minneapolis or Bloomington, get onto 494 going East then take exit 71 onto Pilot Knob Road going south - then follow the
Corporate Center Drive instructions above.
6.5 Highland Park: Set your GPS unit to St Paul, 1200 Montreal Ave. From the Roseville area; take 36 to 35E going south through the city, exit at W 7th (Hwy 5) and turn right. After three blocks angle right onto Montreal Ave and drive uphill ½ mile. The Pavilion is on the left. From the Eagan area take 35E north toward St. Paul, exit at W 7th (Hwy) 5 and turn left. Proceed to Montreal Ave angling right and drive ½ mile. From St. Paul, find Snelling Avenue, drive south to Montreal Ave then turn left. Drive ¼ mile to Pavilion on right.
6.6 Casper's Cherokee House in Eagan:
Set your GPS to Eagan MN, 4625 Nicols Road, From I35E, take the Cliff Road exit and go West to Nicols, turn left. From Cedar Ave, take the Cliff Road exit, go East to Nicols, then turn right.
6.7 Mermaid in New Brighton: Set your GPS unit to Moundsview, MN - 2200 CR 10. From Roseville, Minneapolis, and other southwest points - take I35W north then at exit 28C take ramp right for CR10, cross over the bridge then turn left onto Co. Rd H. From Eagan and southeast points - take I35E north to I694 West, keep in the right lane for Hwy 10, get into the left lane, cross over I35W then turn left onto Co Rd H.
6.8 Charles Babbage Institute: Set your GPS address to 222 - 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The walking location is Room #211 in the Andersen Library second floor. For parking, the closest is lot C86/the Law School lot that has shared contract and visitor parking. A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven corners. This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
6.9 Joseph's Grill in St. Paul:
Set your GPS address to St Paul, MN - 140 Wabasha St S 55107.
From the Roseville area take
35E South toward St Paul, get into the left lane and exit onto
Hwy 52 going south. After crossing the Mississippi river,
take the ramp right for Lafayette Rd toward Plato Blvd.
right onto Plato (west) for 0.2 mi then turn right onto Wabasha
(north). After 1/2 mi, Joseph's will be on the right. From the Eagan area take 35E
north to I494 east to Hwy 52 going north. Take the ramp right for Lafayette Road then turn left (west) onto Plato Blvd.
After 0.7 mi, turn right (north) onto Wabasha, Joseph's will be on the right after 1/2 mi.
6.10 Lost Spur in
Set your GPS to St Paul, 2750 Sibley Memorial
Hwy, or take exit #98 off I-35E onto Lone Oak Road. Go west
across Pilot Knob Road and then down the hill to Hwy 13. Turn right
and proceed north ~ ½ miles to the Lost Spur (City View)
entrance on the right.
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