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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Membership

 VIP Club membership is open to all retired, current, and former employees of Legacy Companies illustrated by this icon and elibibility requirements listed hereunder.

NEW / RENEW: Complete membership form and mail to VIP Club, P.O. Box 21903, Eagan, MN 55121 with dues of $7 for ONE YEAR or $18 for THREE YEARS. Membership is FREE if age 90 or older. See Eligibility below.

  • MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: email membership@vipclubmn.org or mail your question to VIP CLUB  P.O. Box 21903,  Eagan, MN 55121.
  • DIRECTORY REQUEST: A PDF version of active VIP Club Members is available to active members upon request. Email  membership@vipclubmn.org  to request list.
  • MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Memberships expire on December 31st of the year shown on Paid Membership Status.
  • NEWSLETTERS: Only active members receive the bi-monthly newsletter. To view past newsletters go to  VIP Club Newsletters
  • DECEASED FORMER EMPLOYEES: Click Deceased Ex-employees
  • ELIGIBILITY: VIP Club membership is open to all retired, current, and former employees of heritage** companies who are age 55 or older.  Spouses are counted as members.  Spouses of deceased eligible former employees also qualify for membership.  A VIP Club membership may be granted by the Board of Directors if the applicant requests a waiver of eligibility requirements.  Scroll down to see Associate Members and Friends definitions under "Membership Types".

**Heritage Companies include ERA, Remington Rand Univac, Sperry Rand Univac, Univac, Sperry, Unisys and merged portions of Burroughs, Paramax, Loral, Unisys, and Lockheed Martin entities as illustrated by the adjacent IT Legacy icon.  Successor companies include Leidos, PDA, DRS, etc. 

Online Form: For Personal Information Changes Only

1. *Enter your first name, middle initial, last name
2. *Enter your e-mail address [e.g., john.doe@server.com].
3. Submittal type:  Change my ...
4. *Enter your street address or P.O. Box [Apt. No.]. apt#
5. *Enter your city (e.g., Eagan) and *state [e.g., MN]. state
5a. *Enter your Zip code.
6. Enter the name of your spouse/signifciant other  [if none, leave blank].
7. Enter your telephone number [optional]. 
8. Enter E for electronic newsletter delivery or P for U.S. Mail delivery; default is E.
9. Do you choose to be included  in the Club's directory? Yes or No; default is Y.
10. *Enter your 1st legacy company name, i.e., ERA or UNIVAC or Sperry or Burroughs or Unisys or Paramax or Loral or Lockheed Martin or a VIP Club Friend.
*Required Data; check your entries then click Submit.

Be patient; it takes a minute or so to execute the form's HTML and Perl scripting.  You will get a 'received' e-mail message from board@vipclubmn.org.

Benefits of joining the VIP Club

  1. Periodic newsletters with program announcements, obits, new members' list, legacy articles, member article submittals, letter(s) to the editor, and the lighter side.
  2. Participation in all events; April Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, May Syttende Mai, Nov. Unihogs/Uniturkeys, etc.
  3. 'Low Cost' outings, i.e. although picnic attendee charge is $5, costs for food, drinks, and facility rental are about double that amount.
  4. Hosts of the spring Roseville Good Old Days and winter Annual UNIVAC Old Timers' Reunion
  5. Ready contact information for periodic small group breakfasts and lunch gatherings
  6. Contact links with former co-workers via the Club Directory - we do an annual electronic distribution to members.
  7. Opportunities for friendship via Club committee participation and recreational activities, i.e. golf leagues, electronics club, ..., etc.

Newsletters: Your newsletter subscription begins after we receive and process your application. see older newsletters at http://vipclubmn.org/Newsletters.html#Archives.  

Directory: We will provide an electronic directory copy to members on request.  We do not maintain the directory on-line as a member privacy protection against phishers.

  Member residences during 2021 were: 85.7% in Minnesota, 2.0% in Wisconsin, 1.9% in Arizona, 2.4% in Florida, and 9% in 22 other states - plus one in Canada, Germany, and Greece. 

Membership Types

Associate Membership:

An Associate membership is available to individuals under age 55 who want to keep connected with former co-workers and our Legacy, you don't have to be retired to join us. Associate Members may participate at all Club hosted programs, however are not eligible for election to the Board. If you, the reader, are a former user of UNIVAC/Sperry/UNISYS/ systems and equipments and want to actively participate in the Legacy Anthology - please join us as an Associate, note the employer company form entry as Friend. 

Member Emeritus:

A Member Emeritus is an honorary position bestowed upon former board members who have done exemplary volunteerism supporting the board after their terms of service have ended.  This designation was created in 2008 to recognize the significance of Millie Gignac, John Dufour, and Bernie Jansen for their efforts in creating and keeping the Club alive.  Designees since then are listed in our Club's Milestones.  He/she also holds an ex-officio position on the Club's Board.

'Senior-Senior'

Any member reaching the age of 90 is granted a LIFE membership, i.e. annual dues are waived.

Board Associate:

In our newsletter and this web site, we use the term Board Associate as a title of members who volunteer to coordinate or lead an activity/event for the Club.  Said person may occasionally attend board meetings for communications and/or write event announcements and reports.  

Friend:

Occasionally the board designates an organization or person as a Friend of the Club, i.e. the Charles Babbage Institute.  He/she receives a free copy of our newsletter to keep their organization informed about our activities.

 

 

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Page edited 5/4/2022.