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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Club Calendar:

Social actiivities are resuming with care as the pandemic abates. Click on Social Activities at the left for details.  

  1. Nov 3 Unihogs & Technologists luncheon
  2. December 7 Old timers' reunion
  3. January 9 Holiday Party

Board Meetings: 

  • Oct. 6th
  • Dec. 1st.
  • Feb 2, 2022
  • Apr 6, 2022
  • Jun 1,2022

If you as a Club member want to zoom in, notify the President 2 days before.

Nominations call for the VIP Club's 2022 Board: Elections for the next year's board will be on Nov. 3rd during the Unihogs luncheon. Send your candidate name(s) to Immediate Past President Keith Behnke (keithbhnk@comcast.net), yes you can nominate yourself!  Peruse the web site Elections and Board sections of http://vipclubmn.org/Club.html then feel free to communicate with any current board member listed there if you are willing to volunteer and keep the Club viable for another decade! 
  Reservations now available: for the Unihogs/Technologists Reunion on November 3rd.  Read the announcement flyer for details, then if you plan to attend, email board@vipclubmn.org before October 27th.

Welcome to our Club

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our heritage company working days then continued as we have transitioned into retirement or other work.  As of July 2021 we have 787 active memberships in 40 states plus Canada, Germany, and Greece - Join us! 
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 periodically with announcements and legacy articles.

Prior Announcements:

  • 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.  Unisys Pension Plan Update - See plans the company is taking to address the issue of the underfunded Unisys Pension Plan and the on-going financial impact (drain) it continues to have on the company annually.  Reference From the Press Release sent to the VIP Club by former Unisys Blue Bell Retirees Group President Al Rollins.
  • VIP Club Founder, Millie Gignac, died on May 11, 2021.  She was 100 years old. We will miss her support of the club.  [7/20/21]
  • 75-years ago, ENIAC was first demonstrated to the public in PA; visit www.ENIACDay.org and www.WorldComputerDay.org for celebration info. ERA's first public document has some ENIAC electronic circuit design details, ERA High Speed Computing Devices Book (1950).pdf (vipclubmn.org), ThatLittleInstrument.pdf (vipclubmn.org) has some quite stark ENIAC technology comparisons, and watch a 9.5-minute ENIAC video developed by Mark Greenia at the Computer History Archives Project, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4oGI_dNaPc.  [2/1/21]
  • REQUEST FREE ZOOM MEETING: 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. Participants need to only click on the link to join the meeting. No meeting host is required.
    Requests are honored on a first come first served basis if date/times overlap. Send questions to vipzoommtg@vipclubmn.org[10/15/2020]

*Contact webmaster to report broken links or to correct factual errors, or to post items hereon [item post date in brackets].  If you have a newsletter article or an obit to share with our membership, please send it to clubnewsltr@vipclubmn.org

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