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CKCS Toolbar  |   APCUG  |   Sunday May 16, 2021

Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events



CKCS Class and Workshop Store is now open Online

While our Resource Center remains closed for a bit longer, you

can enroll and pay for classes and workshops online.

All events will be delivered using Zoom.


Here is a Link to the CKCS Store Registration Guide.






CKCS Tech Night - Monday - May 10 at 7 pm on Zoom

Bill's Weather 101 for Grownups

presented by Bill Meck, Chief Meteorologist at WLEX-TV


Bill Meck

If you watch the weather broadcast on WLEX-TV you don't need to be introduced to Bill Meck. For everybody else, Bill Meck is the Chief Meteorologist at WLEX-TV. He is well known for his enthusiasm for understanding, teaching and reporting the weather. During the last two decades Bill has been bringing Kentuckians their weather with an award winning blend of humor, education and accuracy. During that time he's seen well over 100,000 Kentucky kids with his Bill's Weather 101 program which takes the science of meteorology and makes it simple and fun for the students to understand. He has geared this presentation to adults for Tech Night in March and will include information about the evolution of computers in the weather business.

Since coming to Lexington he has become part of the fabric of Lexington and the surrounding counties. He has emceed numerous events including the Lexington Music Awards, Lakeside Live, The Kentucky Rose of Tralee, various galas and fund raisers, as well as being a featured reader with the Lexington Philharmonic. Bill is an Advisory Board member for the Salvation Army and chairs the annual LemonAid days.

Join us on March 8th for an informative and fun session about meteorology. Come find out "are you smarter than a 5th grader?"




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 https://www.kroger.com
  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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