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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

Club Calendar:

Social actiivities are resuming with care as the pandemic abates. Click on Social Activities at the left for details.  

  1. Sep. 14, 202tone:   4tone celebration at the Royal Cliff 
  2. Nov 3 Unihogs & Technologists luncheon
  3. December 7 Old timers' reunion

Board Meetings: 

  • Aug 4th
  • Oct. 6th
  • Dec. 1st.
  • Feb 2, 2022
  • Apr 6, 2022

If you as a Club member want to zoom in, notify the President 2 days before.

Welcome to our Club

VIP Club members' personal friendships started during our heritage company working days then continued as we have transitioned into retirement or other work.  As of July 2021 we have 780 active memberships in 40 states plus Canada, Germany, and Greece - Join us! 
We are proud of our heritage companies, our technology innovations, and our teamwork accomplishments while on the job - an intriguing and continuing legacy.  This is a living web site*, updated periodically with announcements and legacy articles.

Prior Announcements:

  • VIP Club Founder, Millie Gignac, died on May 11, 2021.  She was 100 years old. We will miss her support of the club.  [7/20/21]
  • Looking Ahead: 1) welcome to those people who joined us via free 2021 membership - , 2) the May Roseville Good Old Days and the Syttende Mai events were cancelled ,  3) The board has voted to extend our club ZOOM membership for another year.  4) Keith Myrhe is looking for help scanning and catalogging historical company artifacts at the Lawshe Museum on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. [4/16/2021]
  • 75-years ago, ENIAC was first demonstrated to the public in PA; visit www.ENIACDay.org and www.WorldComputerDay.org for celebration info. ERA's first public document has some ENIAC electronic circuit design details, ERA High Speed Computing Devices Book (1950).pdf (vipclubmn.org), ThatLittleInstrument.pdf (vipclubmn.org) has some quite stark ENIAC technology comparisons, and watch a 9.5-minute ENIAC video developed by Mark Greenia at the Computer History Archives Project, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4oGI_dNaPc.  [2/1/21]
  • REQUEST FREE ZOOM MEETING: Active VIP club members can request a free ZOOM meeting of unlimited duration by sending an email to vipzoommtg@vipclubmn.org. The email must include the requestor’s name, meeting date, start time and duration.
    When the VIP Zoom Meeting coordinator has scheduled your meeting, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link that you must forward to the participants you are inviting to your meeting. Participants need to only click on the link to join the meeting. No meeting host is required.
    Requests are honored on a first come first served basis if date/times overlap. Send questions to vipzoommtg@vipclubmn.org[10/15/2020]

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