Since KEGS beginnings in 1996 we have had a lot of wonderful involvements and experiences with our members and community. Below is some of our history and community involvement. Note: Because these are old, some of the hyperlinks to locations outside our website may no longer work.
KEGS has a unique and exceptionally gratifying arrangements with three very important community service providers.
- In 1999 KEGS recognized the opportunity to further assist our community by enhancing a computer training lab at the North Bellevue Community & Senior Center. Using totally donated equipment and volunteer time, KEGS designed, built and installed a state-of-art computer training lab valued at $95,000.00.
- Please visit our open letter of thanks to the original 1999 computer lab contributors.
- At the beginning of the Fall 2002 class sessions, the records show that 509 individual students had received training in the new facility (many of those students having attended multiple training sessions).
- KEGS continues to be responsible for administration and upgrades in the lab. Recently KEGS negotiated the donation of over $27,000.00 of current software needed to upgrade the lab to today's standards.
- Please visit our page that identifies who contributed to our 2002 Lab Upgrade.
- Take a look at the 1999 Computer Lab.
- In 2003 KEGS was given the opportunity to also support the Friends of Youth organization by taking on the administration of their computer lab located at the Kirkland Teen Union Building. Friends of Youth is a great community service. Here's a link to their web site: http://www.friendsofyouth.org/
- On October 10, 2006 - KEGS received a special recognition from the City of Bellevue for our involvement with their Parks & Recreation department. Click here to see that recognition letter.
- In 2009 KEGS expanded its community support in Kirkland to include support of a portable laptop PC training lab in the Peter Kirk Community Center.
- 2009 - The Computer Lab Makes Big Changes. In October of 2009 the North Bellevue Community & Senior Center converted its large dedicated computer lab to a more flexible portable computer lab consisting of all wireless laptop computers and equipment on a private wireless network. The NEW LAB can now be used virtually anywhere in the building and the new equipment is capable of supporting all the latest software requirements.