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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Club Membership, page 4

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 "Special Categories".

**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. 

Benefits of joining the VIP Club

  1. Bi-monthly 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 such as the April Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, May Syttende Mai, etc.
  3. 'Low Cost' VIP Club sponsored outings such as the June VIP Club picnic.
  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.
  7. Opportunities for friendship via Club committee participation and recreational activities, i.e. golf leagues, electronics club, ..., etc.

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 Canada, Germany, and Greece.

Special Membership Types

Associate Membership:

An Associate membership is available to individuals under age 55 who want to connect with former co-workers and our Legacy.  You do not have to be retired to join VIP Club MN. Associate Members may participate at all Club hosted programs, however are not eligible for election to the Board. If you are a former user of UNIVAC/Sperry/UNISYS/ systems and want to actively participate in the Legacy Anthology - please join us as an Associate Member.  On the application form check the predecesser Company Box and list yourself as a 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.

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.  They are not  regular Board Members but 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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