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

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The VIP Club generates periodic newsletters to keep members informed. Since 2010, our standard newsletter distribution is via electronic availability notifications. Six issues are planned for 2023; Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, etc. Typical newsletter contents are:

  • The President's Message about what's happening, etc.  
  • Details of upcoming events/programs including registration forms and venue directions.
  • Social Activity announcements and reports about recent events with occasional snapshots.
  • Obits, new member listings, and letters to the editor [if any]. Archives section below has year-by-year summary lists of obits that have been in prior newsletters. 
  • Legacy Activity reports, i.e. tidbits about our people, projects, and product history going back to ERA in 1946.
  • Boiler plate; i.e. contact data, periodic groups' information, and
  • The Lighter Side if space is available. [:-)

 Notes:

Address changes for mailings and e-mailings are due to the Membership committee by the 1st Wednesday of each month. We also use this membership database for evites. We do not post our database on-line to avoid phishing by others. 

Inputs for the next Newsletter issue are due to the Editor by the first Friday following the first Wednesday of each even numbered month.

Electronic distributions begin when the news file is sent to the print shop.  To change from US Mail delivery to electronic distribution, please contact membership database director, membership@vipclubmn.org.

Options: Members without email addresses will receive a mailed copy a few days after the electronic notices.  Members with email addresses may opt out of electronic deliveries and he/she will receive only the paper copy.  If a member and spouse have independent email URLs and both retired from a heritage/legacy company - inform us and we'll send the newsletter available message to each of you.    

Important! For electronic delivery, put clubnewsltr@vipclubmn.org into your email reader accept list and www.vipclubmn.org into your ISP's trusted URLs list so that your spam blocker will accept Bcc newsletter distributions. Subject line or message of the distribution notice will include your membership 'paid thru' year. 

Archives of Newsletters

Click on the month(s) listed below to read prior newsletter issues. We archive issues about a month after distribution (electronic or US mail) to members.

2023
2022 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/December.  Obits List.
2021 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/DecemberObits List.
2020 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/DecemberObits List.
2019 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/DecemberObits List.

2018 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/DecemberObits List.
2017 January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/DecemberObits List.
2016 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2015 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2014 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.

2013 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2012 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2011 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2010 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2009 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.

2008 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2007 January/February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2006 January, February, March, April, May, June, July/August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2005 January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.
2004 January, February, March, April, May, June, Picnic Pictures #1 & #2July, August, September, October, November, and DecemberObits List.

Thanks to Joe Schwarz who provided electronic files for the 2004-07 newsletters, before this web site began.

Associated Organizations

Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)

The latest Charles Babbage Institute newsletter is available.  The CBI Director holds the Engineering Research Associates Land Grant Chair for the History of Technology at the University of Minnesota. 

Unisys Blue Bell Retirees Group (UBBRG)

Sadly, the UBBRG dissolved at the end of 2016 because of diminished of volunteer leadership, i.e. board members were passing away and no one was willing to take his/her place. They had shared some of their newsletters with us. We have archived the following Blue Bell retirees' club NEWSBITS: December 2016, September 2016, June 2016, March 2016, December 2015, September 2015, June 2015, December 2013, September 2013, June 2013, March 2013, September 2011, and December 2010. Note that a few of their former board members are VIP Club members.

 

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Newsletter Archives

Charles Babbage Institute (CBI)

Unisys Blue Bell Retirees Group (UBBRG)

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