Channel 18 is KOFA
Ko-ops internal cable channel. Channel 18 is used to
deliver short term announcement/notice information to
members and visitors. Familiarity with
Microsoft PowerPoint software or some type of word
processing software is beneficial for volunteers
assigned this task. In addition to
Channel 18 broadcasting its messages on the park
cable channel 18, a small monitor located in the Clubhouse is also dedicated to
The Activities Calendar
is used exclusively to display all upcoming
events approved by
the Activity Chairs. Channel 18 is not
to be used to promote new events. Channel 18 is used exclusively
to display short term notices or announcements
(short term = 2 weeks or less) which includes but is not limited to:
- New Members
- Event Winners -
Pool, Shuffleboard, Bingo, Card Games etc.
- Board, office &
- Illness & Death
- Activity &
- Breaking News
All information submitted to list or
promote a new event is to be rejected outright
by Channel 18 volunteers and sent immediately to
the Activity Chair for further action.
Channel 18 has an
email address assigned to it: firstname.lastname@example.org
. New volunteers assigned to Channel
18 are to contact the park Webmaster: email@example.com
to give him/her the volunteer's email address to
setup forwarding of messages sent to Channel 18.
Channel 18 also
has a dedicated mailbox # 159 for notes to be
passed along to Channel 18 volunteers to place
notices/announcements on the system. There
is also a Channel 18 form on the
Activities web page to permit those online to
submit items to Channel 18. The form
forwards all messages to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Channel 18
dedicated computer is located in the Tech
Room. You will need an access code for that
room which can be obtained from the Activities
Chairs. This code is confidential and should
never be shared with anyone!
The computer is
running a version of Microsoft PowerPoint
software. Following is a short tutorial to use
- Press ESC to
exit the slide show and enter the format side
of the program.
- Each panel
set to time out after 15 seconds. To modify
the time, click on the panel then click on
Animations. There is a timer on the
right side of the screen.
- Right clicking
on a character, line or sentence will display
options for fonts, font sizes and colors etc.
The preferred font is Arial.
- Once a panel is
completed to the users satisfaction, click on
file and save.
- To run the slide
show, click on Slide Show, then click on
'Start from the beginning' on the top left of