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

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Welcome to Our Retirees' Club!

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our legacy companies' working days then continued as we've transitioned into retirement or other life-style  pursuits.  As of December 2022 we have 1098 active memberships in 28 states plus one each in Canada, Germany, and Greece. This is a living web site; updated aperiodically with new Club information and Legacy Anthology articles.
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We are proud of our Legacy Companies, our technology innovations, and  our teamwork accomplishments while on the job; an intriguing and continuing legacy detailed in the 60 Legacy Anthology chapters, illustrated in this MN state icon, reflected in our monthly stories, and the Lawshe Memorial Museum exhibits.

  • [2/8/24] The date of the Syttende Mai celebration has been changed to May 24th to avoid interferring with many other Syttende Mai celebrations on May 17th.
  • 2/3/24] Webinar - ERA to Unisys hosted by U of MN's Software Engineering Center TwinSPIN group.  Slides, script, and video links are the Our Stories for February. Speaker was VIP Club VP Lowell Benson.
  • [1/19/24]Click here to check if your membership expired December 31,2023 or will expire at the end of 2024 If you updated your membership after October 5, 2023 your name will still be on the list and you can ignore it.  An updated list is being worked on and will be available soon.
  • 12/16/23] Made several updates to the Legacy Anthology, Legacy Anthology, Chapter 1 ( - see New entries for December dates and/or go to Our Stories for the December and January 2024 articles, Our Stories (
  • [11/17/23] Welcome to the VIP Club board two new members! Les Flugum was elected at the Old Timers meeting and Eric Spring was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Keith Behnke.  Many thanks to Keith for his many years of service on the board!!  Be sure to thank him personally next time you see him.

Prior Announcements

  • [7/31/23] Posted the Our Stories for August (a 1971 snapshot in time) and September (TCRS program.) [
  • [6/25/23] The Annual VIP Club picnic was held at Eagan Central Park with over 135 people attending.  View photos in the gallery
  • [6/15/23] The Ramsey County Historical Society unveiled a commemorative plaque recognizing the importance of ERA and its spinoff companies to the local economy and the world.   See the last event report on the Activities page for details.
  • Unisys Benefits Change - Unisys no longer uses Hewitt for the Benefits Service Center (USBS) HR interface.  The UBSC phone number (1-877-864-7972) is still valid. However, the new UBSC web access address to use is now,  The Unisys Benefit contact information is available on the main Unisys web. A detailed multiple contact listing, that includes the new UBSC web address URL, is available for "Current and Former Associates" at: [8/8/21]
  • No email?  Send correspondence to VIP Club - Board or - Membership or - Newsletter,  P.O. Box  21903, Eagan, MN 55121.  Please allow several days for responses as our volunteers may be traveling or busy with grandchildren! 


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Calendar Dates

  • Apr 17th - Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
  • May 24th - Syttende Mai
  • Jun 19th - Picnic
  • Sep 12th - Roseville Good Old Days
  • Nov 7th - Old Timers Reunion

2024 Board Meetings
 Apr 3rd, Jun 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th

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