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

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Page 1 updated 6/19/19. Next update about 7/12/2019.

*60 topical chapters.

Calendar Items:

See Social Activities for details:

  • June 12, 3:30 PM: Annual Picnic
  • September 17, 9:30 AM: Legacy
  • November 6th, 11 AM: Unihogs & Technologists
  • December 5th, 11 AM: Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' Reunion

Board Meetings:

10 AM @ UNISYS Eagan - in the visitors' conference room.

  • August 7,
  • October 2, and
  • then December 4 in Roseville.

Club members are invited. Notify the President the week before if you have an issue to raise.

Welcome to the VIP Club

This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club information and Legacy Anthology articles.  Club members' personal friendships started during working days then continued as we've transitioned into retirement or other occupations.  **Join us! As of June '19 we have 737 active memberships - 84% in Minnesota and 16% in 40 other states plus one in Canada. 
We are proud of our heritage companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while working - an intriguing and continuing legacy. 

  • Latest Newsletter: Watch your home mail box or email for a newsletter available message - the Jully/August iissue went to press on 19 June.  Our newsletter archives have issue links back to 2004. [6/19/2019]
  • Next Newsletter: Articles, obits, and lighter side jokes for the September/October issue due to mailto:newsletter@vipclubmn.org by August 13th. [6/19/19]
  • Thanks Dave: Roseville Good Old Days snapshots from the Mermaid's May 3rd gathering are at https://photos.app.goo.gl/uJPq9Yjs4GXbLWpc7.  Many of the 275 participants are shown.  [5/19/19]
  • 2019 Directory Available: For an electronic copy of the Club's directory, send request email to board@vipclubmn.org.  You must be a current club member. [4/22/19]
  • Congrats and Condolences: At the Volunterrism recognition luncheon on 10 April we announced the Member Emeritus award to Joe Schwarz and presented Keith Myhre with the Volunteer Extraordinaire certiciate honoring Patricia Myhre. [4/10/19]
  • Ready for Summer? The Golf League coordinator has provided a listing of course rates for seniors, enjoy the one closest to your home. [4/4/19]
  • A Great Read! Dr. Yost's summary of the MN computer history initiative, http://www.cbi.umn.edu/newsletter/article4.html. [12/24/18]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

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