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Information Technology Pioneers

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

Social Activities has event details:

  • September 13, 6:30 PM: Brief Legacy program at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, wine & hors d' ouvrves.
  • October 10, 11:00 AM: Fall Colors cruise on the St. Croix w/lunch.
  • 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.
  • Four 2019 programs being planned.

Board Meetings:

  • Oct. 3, 10 AM @ Unisys Eagan
  • Dec. 5, 10 AM @ Unisys, Eagan

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 August 29 '18 we have 769 active memberships - 82% in Minnesota. 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.

  • October Outing: Register before 9/28, then bring your camera to capture the fall colors from the St. Crloix River. Cost includes a cruise lunch on October 10th at 11 AM. Spouses, friends, grandchildren are invited too. [9/5/18] 
  • 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]
  • Email Marvin Brown, 763 416-3903 by Sept. 8th if you plan to attend the 9/12 quarterly Roseville retirees breakfast at the New Brighton Eagles club, 9 AM. This is the 309th meeting of the group that started circa 1990. [8/18/18]
  • 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]
  • Cancelled:  The August 8th excursion to the Fagen Museum was cancelled because we didn't reach sufficient registrations to cover 1/2 half the bus cost.  Money will be returned to those who had sent registration checks to the Club. [7/24/18]
  • An educational overview of UNIVAC 1 basic components. Intro segment includes higher quality images than are contained in the original film. Original 1953 film begins at index 5:52, followed by brief photo gallery - created by the Computer History Archives Project led by Mark Greenia. [7/3/18]
  • 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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