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CKCS Toolbar  |   Friday November 27, 2015

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events

Tech Night - Monday, November 09 at 7:00 p.m.

Ancestry Library Edition

The public is invited

Denise Shanks from the Lexington Public Library will discuss the Ancestry Library Edition. This is the largest online family history resource available.

Ancestry is an old name in the genealogy resource business and they have developed many products of interest to genealogy hobbyists and prefessionals. Join us as Denise reviews the tools and resources provided by Ancestry.

Remember if you bring a friend with you, you will get a free month added to your membership. If you get someone to sign up as a new member you will get to attend one of our new workshops for free. Workshops will be held in October and November, and include topics like FastStone, Beginning FaceBook, Photography: Learning to See Creatively, PhotoShop: Quick and Easy Ways to Enhance Your Photos, PaintShop: Borders and Textures, and Making a PhotoBook.

New programming course for CKCS Classes

"Computer Programming in BASIC"

Starts November 10th - enroll now

We are developing a new course that has been added to the fall schedule. It will be titled Computer Programming in BASIC.

The course will be six sessions of two hours each. It will be on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. starting November 10th and finishing December 15th.

If you are interested, call CKCS and enrol quickly. Or add your name to the waiting list.

For those who don't know, BASIC is a computer programming language developed in the mid-1960s at Dartmouth College. There have been many variations of BASIC but it remains an easy language to learn and a good one for experimentation.

This course in BASIC is designed to cover the simplest concepts and to help people understand what computer programming is all about.

Changes to Kroger Card Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

But, Kroger has made changes in the way that the program works that will take effect on September 1.

Kroger now requires all those who wish to have their spending at Kroger generate donations for CKCS to do two things:
1) get a Kroger Plus Card and
2) register on the Kroger website with CKCS as your donation choice.

Step 1 - Most everyone already has a Kroger Plus Card (it has a picture of a tomato on it), but if not you can get one instantly at the office counter in any Kroger store or we have a few at the CKCS front desk.

Step 2 - Use the Kroger website to register your Plus Card number and choose "Central Kentucky Computer Society" as your organization.

Detail instructions for Step 2:

a) go to

b) click on Community Rewards

c) click on "Create an Account" to enroll

d) enter your information: including email address and a new password for this account

e) click Create Account

f) enter your Kroger Plus card number - it is on the both the wallet card and the keyring card

g) Click "Enroll now for Community Rewards"

h) enter the organization name "Central Kentucky Computer Society" or the CKCS number which is 11119

Note that if you get all this correct, then when you make purchases at Kroger your checkout receipts will have Central Kentucky Computer Society written at the bottom.

Your existing Kroger Gift cards can still be used to buy groceries but after September 1 will no longer generate donations to CKCS.

Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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