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See Social Activities for event information.

  • April 11, 11 AM: Volunteerism Recognition Luncheon at Joseph's in St. Paul.
  • May 4th 10:30 AM: Roseville Good Old Days @ Mermaid in Moundsview.
  • May 18th, 11 AM: Syttende Mai Luncheon @ Casper's in Eagan.
  • June 13th, 3:30 PM: Annual picnic @ Highland Park

Board Meetings:

  •  Feb. 7, 10 AM
     @ UNISYS Eagan
  • Apr. 4, 10 AM  @ UNISYS Eagan
  • June 6, 10 AM  @ Unisys Eagan
  • Aug. 1, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Oct. 3, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Dec. 5 @ tbd

Welcome to the VIP Club

Club members are retirees, former employees, spouses, and retirement eligible employees of Unisys, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), and their Twin Cities legacy companies. Join us, as of December 1st '17  we had 883 active memberships. This is a living web site*, updated fortnightly with new Club info and Legacy Anthology contributions.

  • AWARD: At our winter dinner on January 7th, the Club Board named Dale Phelps as Member Emeritus in recognition of his many years of service to our Club. [1/8/2018]
  • The New Site Map tab at the left provides a table of contents of our Club pages and Legacy Chapters. [1/8/2018]
  • Where to? The Board needs your opinion to help plan an August event. See the survey page. [1/2/18]
  • The Volunteer Luncheon on-line survey form and April luncheon registration is now active. [1/2/18]
  • Volunteer Extraordinaire Award Nominations - If you know of a club member (not a board member) who has gone above and beyond with his/her volunteerism for several years, please submit his/her name and your reasoning to VP Steve Koltes before April 1st. Previous recipients are listed on our Club History page.  [1/2/18]
  • Membership Renewal Time: Members' recent newsletter (Jan/Feb 2018 issue) distribution included membership expiration year in the address label or in the email subject line. If your's was 2017, please renew before January 31st to assure newsletter continuation in 2018. [12/12/17]
  • Old Timers' Recap: 155 of us gatherd at the Lost Spur on December's 1st Thursday to celebrate life and friendships. 58 sack lunches were consumed, 10% of the participants were ladies.  C U Next Yr on Dec. 6th? [12/12/17]
  • Have you read the October 2017 Over The Years  quarterly published by the Dakota County Historical Society?  It has an excellent article, Silicon Prairie: Engineering Research Associates, UNIVAC & the Beginning of Minnesota's Computer Industry written by former DCHS employee, Andrew Fox. [12/7/2017]
  • Hello: My name is Dominique Carlier, I live in Belgium. I contact you because I'm trying desperately to repair for three months now an old fellow: my UTS 40 Sperry Univac, If you (the reader) have any technical documents about the UTS 40, send a note to LABenson for book/information transfer specifics. [11/11/2017]
  • Have U Read: Almost Silicion Valley by Tom Webb - - posted on the Ceridian [CDC] retirees web site, Submitted by DCHS Trustee Dale Weeks. [10/16/17]
  • UBBRG last Newsletter: The Unisys Blue Bell Retirees' Group final newsletter is linked from our newsletter page. [12/20/2016]

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