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Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events

All in-person meetings at the CKCS Resource Center have been

suspended until the Center for Disease Control gives

the all-clear. We are hoping to see all of our friends

again soon. In the interim, please stay healthy.

But, CKCS is going online in May !

Streaming Live

Tech Night and several SIG meetings are streamed live on NestCam beginning a few minutes prior to meeting start time. Click the title above to receive the program on your computer screen.

CKCS Tech Night - Monday - August 10 at 7 pm

by Paul Stackhouse of Wilmore Computer Associates

Gmail accounts: Why do I need one, how do I use it?

Maybe you are thinking about getting a new email account, or maybe you already have a Gmail account. Then this Tech Night is for you. Gmail, or Google mail is the most popular email service in the English speaking world. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a Gmail address and briefly demonstrate how to create a new account. The bulk of our time will be used to show the general capabilities of Gmail, highlight some best practices for email in general and offer some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the product.

Our presenter for the evening is Paul Stackhouse. If you are a regular attendee to Tech Night, you will remember him from several presentation on how to cut the cable cord and how to stream. He is also a long time CKCS member. Over the years Paul has held several offices within CKCS: president, vice-president, treasurer, and director. His service goes back to within six months of our founding. Through his efforts in early years, CKCS offered true internet e-mail access before almost anyone else in the city had it. Paul managed and operated (the SYSOP, a title earned as the system operator) our electronic Bulletin Board System. BBSs were the forerunners of the internet. Currently, Paul is Programmer/Analyst for Asbury University and owns his own consultancy firm: Wilmore Computer Associates. He is husband to Heidi and father of three adult children: Christa, Kelleyann, and Paul Robert.

Come prepared to learn all about Gmail accounts. Questions about email, or Gmail specifically can be sent to Paul ahead of the meeting at:; or will be taken, as time permits, at the end of the evening.

Kroger Community Rewards 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.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping 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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