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Page 1 updated 10/13/18. Next update about 10/30/18.

*60 topical chapters.

Social Activities has event details:

  • November 14, 11:05 AM: Unihogs/ Unitrukey's reunion at Casper's in Eagan
  • December 6, 11:00 AM: Univac Old Timers' Annual Reunion at the Lost Spur in Eagan.
  • Jan 6, 2:00 PM: Holiday Party at the Lost Spur.
  • Three more 2019 programs have venue reservations. .

Board Meetings:

  • Dec. 5, 10 AM @ Highpointe Curve, Roseville
  • 2019 dates are tba.

Welcome to the VIP Club

Friendships that started during working days continue as we've retired or transitioned to other personal life foci.   Join us, as of October '18 we have 779 active memberships - 82% in Minnesota, 18% in 31 other states. We are proud of our heritage companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while working - an intriguing legacy.  This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club and Legacy Anthology items.

  • Just posted: Three new Our Stories; read tidbits about File Computer, S-3, and JSF. [10/13/18]
  • Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' reunion is being coordinated by Paul Hove and Steve Koltes. [10/13/18]
  • November Luncheon w/speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Yost, Director of the Charles Babbage Institute at the U of MN will give us an overview of their activities, flyer and Social Activities tab have details. [10/13]18]
  • Video clips from phase 1 of the Minnesota Computing History documentary project are available; thanks to MHTA, TPT, and U of MN project researcher Elizabeth Semler.  ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu0i98InXl0__dSb17Toh2U6MDFNOAv4m). [10/03]
  • New History Video: BINAC, a Brief Look Back (https://youtu.be/udJUWenPK4w) created by the Computer History Archives Project led by Mark Greenia. [10/03]
  • Volunteer positions available: Contact our Immediate Past President, Keith Behnke, by October 2nd to serve your former co-workers as a Club Board member for next year.  The Club's 2019 board will be introduced at the November event.  [9/5/18]
  • Membership Renewal time! 32.2% of our memberships expire on December 31st.  Click the Membership tab at the left or clip the form from your latest newsletter. [9/5/18]
  • FYI: The new distribution center on the former Unisys Roseville site is coming along nicely. Snapshot from Paul Dickson [8/31/18]
  • A new Minnesota computing history web site is now on-line, http://mncomputinghistory.com.  Thanks to Elizabeth Semler - researcher and doctoral student at the U of MN.  Many of the photos therein were curated by Keith Mhyre, a volunteer at the Lawshe Memorial Museum. Hear about it at the September 13th event. [8/28/18]
  • Venue change: Reference http://vipclubmn.org/Social.html#Month, the second Saturday group will now be meeting at at 11:00 AM, Baker's Square, 1881 West Highway 36, Roseville. A change from the previous White Bear site. C U there on 8 September? [7/25]
  • 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 here [item post date in brackets] or to contribute an article or to report a broken link or to correct factual errors in any Legacy story. Thanks, LABenson

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