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Information Technology (IT) Pioneers

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

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.

  • [11/17/23] Save the afternoon of Sunday, January 7th and watch for details and an evite to the VIP Club Holiday Dinner Party at the Lost Spur Event Center.  Respond to the evite to reserve your seat and choose your meal The event will include cocktails and a delicious dinner followed by holiday entertainment by the Eagan Men's Chorus. 
  • [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.
  • [11/16/23] Sadly, recently re-elected VIP Club president Steve Koltes passed away on 4 November. Our condolences to his family. His Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at the Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th St. S., Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016. Memorial donations may be made to Church of St. Rita Cottage Grove Music Ministry.  With Steve's death, vice president Jim Andrews became the president.  To fill the vice president position for the near future, Jim appointed long time board member Lowell Benson.  
  • [11/3/23] Almost 100 Old Timers celebrated friendships at the Lost Spur. Photos are pending for the Gallery. The Board will ratify next year's officers and directors at their December meeting. Note that Legacy Anthology updates are posted in the NEW section of
  • [10/7/23]Click here to check if your membership expires December 31!
  • 7/31/23] Posted the Our Stories for August (a 1971 snapshot in time) and September (TCRS program.)

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Prior Announcements

  • [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.
  • [4/28/23] The April, May, and June 'Our Stories' are available for perusing or downloading, Our Stories (
  • 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

  • Jan 7th - Holiday Dinner & Concert

Board Meetings
 Dec. 6th, Feb 7th, Apr 3rd, Jun 5th, Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th

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