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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 January 2024 we had 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. We respectively fly the American Flag on our web pages.
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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 illustrated in this MN state icon, detailed in the 60 Legacy Anthology chapters, reflected in our monthly stories, and at Lawshe Memorial Museum exhibits. 

  • [6/22] Photos from the 2024 picnic can be seen in the gallery.
  • [6/20] Syttende Mai and Annual Picnic events held.  See Activities page for details.
  • [5/7] Posted the May Our Stories, a compendium of newsletter legacy stories since January 2022. 
  • [4/17] We honored Keith Behnke, Member Emeritus; Les Nelson, Volunteer Extraordinaire; and Bob Pagac, Volunteer Extraordinaire at the today's Volunteer Recognition luncheon. Congratulations to them and thanks to Past President Harvey Taipale for Emceeing the program.  Previous honorees are identified at

Prior Announcements

  • [4/12] Posted the April 'Early Machines' and per the January 'Our Stories' updated our Legacy Logo, scroll to:
  • [3/16] Posted the March 'Our Stories' article - UNIVAC memories by John Walker of AutoDesk note.
  • 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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Page 1 edited 7/10/2024

Calendar Dates

  • Sep 12th - Roseville Good Old Days
  • Nov 7th - Old Timers Reunion

2024 Board Meetings
 Aug 7th, Oct 2nd, Dec 4th

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