OKC PC Users Group, Inc.
3000 UNITED FOUNDERS BLVD STE 209
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73112-3958
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Computer Club of Oklahoma City
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the City of Oklahoma City, and the surrounding metropolitan area, with skills through education to use and enjoy computers along with encouraging, socializing and exchanging information related to the computer and computer skills.

Weekly Senior Meeting
Contact Information
Contact Name James Allison
Contact email jameswmallison2011@yahoo.com
Address 3000 UNITED FOUNDERS BLVD STE 209
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73112 3958
Phone (405) 517
County Oklahoma
How to Give
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Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Checks can be made payable and mailed to the Computer Club of Oklahoma City.

Computer Club of Oklahoma City is on Meetup.com and Facebook.

Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $19,415.00
Projected Expenses $42,336.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Computer Club of Oklahoma City
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1991
State Registration Expiration Dec 2099
Statements
Mission

Our mission is to provide the City of Oklahoma City, and the surrounding metropolitan area, with skills through education to use and enjoy computers along with encouraging, socializing and exchanging information related to the computer and computer skills.

Background

The OKC PC Users Group, Inc. d/b/a Computer Club of Oklahoma City is a computer club that has been serving the Oklahoma City area and surrounding towns since 1985. It is a not for profit 501(c)(3) entity as approved by the Internal Revenue Service. It has been recognized by the State of Oklahoma as not for profit organization for more than 25 years, having been incorporated as such in July, 1988 and was recognized by the IRS as such in 1991 when the Corporation was qualified as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS. In 2008, the trade name or fictitious name of Computer Club of Oklahoma City was obtained and this is the name used in our everyday business.

Impact

Our goal is to help every senior to understand and use desktop, laptop and mobile devices through formal classes and socialization with other seniors who have similar interests in computers and mobile devices. Many seniors have advised us, either in writing or in person, of all the wonderful things that they learned, thanks to the leader volunteers of study groups and class instructors of the Computer Club of Oklahoma City.

Needs

In order to reduce our overhead, we have reduced the size of our facility by 1/3rd, thereby reducing our rent accordingly. However, we still need additional revenues in order to maintain a facility that is conducive to a learning environment. Our facility has a classroom, a small office and a larger main meeting room that has a projector for showing computer issues and solutions. The seating in the main room holds approximately 85 people, so the main room is a large room. Which, of course, causes a large rental expense of approximately $30,000 annually. Our annual estimated income is approximately $19,000 and our annual estimate expense is $42,000, with approximately $30,000 of that expense being rent. We are in the second year of a five year lease term in order to reduce the overall cost of the lease. We presently are running a projected net loss of about $22,000 for the 2019 operation year. We are in need of money to help cover this $22,000 per year loss. By recently reducing our overhead considerably we have extended the life of the organization by at least 3 to 4 years. However we are attempting to obtain grants now in order to forestall an early termination of the organization.

Board Chair Statement

We are proud to be the Premiere Computer Club in Oklahoma. We have taken steps to be able to continue to maintain our existence and thereby allowing us to offer classes and study groups to both club members and non-members alike at our computer club. During the past two years, we have been able to reduce overhead and operating costs by more than 50%, and still we have been able to serve seniors without cutting services to them. We have helped many seniors who visit our club, to learn to use their desktop computers and mobile devices to enhance their lives and to maintain their independence. Most of the Board members are retired and over the age of 65, so we can relate very closely with our member's needs, which keeps our members coming back each year.

-Rodney Duerksen, President

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma

We serve the 40 mile area around the center of Oklahoma City, including Edmond, Yukon, El Reno, Moore, Norman, Midwest City, Del City, and outer lying areas such as Purcell and Shawnee.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community Coalitions
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Citizen Participation
Programs
Description

We meet each Thursday from 10 to noon to be informed and to discuss various subjects related to laptops, cell phones, tablets and other computer related devices.

Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Elderly and/or Disabled Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

The programs each week are successful in bringing in members. Unfortunately, the cost of the programs is more than the club membership generates. We normally have between 35 and 60 people attend this study group.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

We have been successful at adult education since the inception of the organization starting in 1986.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Study Group Leaders report their success to the appointed Study Group board member and he reports the success to the Board.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

We receive numerous emails from time to time from members who have advised that we have helped them to become computer literate and now use their computers to enhance the quality of their lives.

Description

Our club members primarily use the Windows 10 operating system for desktop and laptop computers. We meet monthly to learn about the latest Windows operating system issues and uses.

Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Elderly and/or Disabled Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

We transitioned our senior members to Windows 10 when it was offered as a free upgrade.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. We have monthly groups meetings that discuss the issues and uses of the Window 10 operating system. Formal classes are also offered in a classroom environment.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

We continue to support our members in helping them with upgrading to the latest technology, keeping them informed on how to use the web, email, texting and other tools that keep them safe and viable users of the various Internet possibilities from online banking, online shopping to communicating with their families and friends.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Our Thursday meeting typically has 30 to 40 members in attendance. Our Study groups average 10 to 15 members in attendance.

Description

IPhone related study group meets once a month and an Android related study group also meets once a month to learn and discuss the latest information regarding the use of these devices.

Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Elderly and/or Disabled Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.

Learning to use the apps that can be used for weather, road trips, medical access, as well as the fun apps for earthquakes, stock market, etc., has certainly enhanced the lives of all who attend these study groups.

Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.

Many senior adults have started using smart phones and smart tablets. However, most of the functions are a mystery to these folks. By sharing knowledge on how these devices function, many of the attendees have learned to use their device to make their life easier and to avoid pitfalls related to scams, etc.

On many occasions, the attendees have mentioned how much they appreciate the study groups, since the study groups are part of the $55.00 annual membership cost, and therefore are not costing them additional dollars.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.

The study group leaders monitor the success of the groups and report back to the various members of the board, which meets once a month.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

See the long term and short term success of the study group as mentioned above.

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We have helped many seniors who visit our club, to learn to use their desktop computers and mobile devices  to enhance  their lives and to maintain their independence.
 
Every week we have a 2 hour program where Seniors are invited to learn issues related to their devices, and to ask questions regarding issues they have with their devices.
 
We also have monthly learning programs regarding the latest Windows 10 operating system 
 
 
We also have two programs monthly, one for Android devices and one for Apple devices, which is a share and learn experience.
  
Starting in 2019 we will also have Wordpress programs available
 
Each of the above groups is free to the members and the public, with at 55 dollar a year joining fee, which also includes a membership in SeniorNet, the national Seniors computer group.
 
In addition to these groups there are also structured classes that members and nonmembers can  join, which are based upon computer issues in which Seniors have expressed an interest. These classes have booklets and have an additional cost  per class which depends on the number of sessions involved per each class. 
 
 
 
 Rodney Duerksen, President
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rodney Duerksen
Start Date Jan 2019
Email JamesWmAllison2011@yahoo.com
Experience President and Chairman of the Board must serve on the Board for a period of two years before becoming President and Chairman.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Rajeana BrownMembership
Bill JamesVP of Operations
Evalyn PratzTreasurer
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 9
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 6
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with the SeniorNet, which is for adult seniors and have been awarded special recogniztion for our assistance to seniors. We also work with the American PC Users Group which is a national organization. We have members of our board who participate on the board of APCUG.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Rodney Duerksen
Company Affiliation none
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Jim AllisonVoting
Rajeana BrownVoting
Rodney DuerksenVoting
Rustyne HarrisVoting
Edward IrbyVoting
Bill JamesVoting
Deana MadewellVoting
Tom McAndrewVoting
Beth MikkolaVoting
Evalyn PratzVoting
Jo WolfVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 9
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 6
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $19,415
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $42,336
Financial Documents
990N2017
990N2016
990N2015
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Contributions$28$181$280
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$1,330$2,906$965
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,132$2,761$3,147
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$13,320$8,915$17,055
Special Events--$1,732--
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$997$996$2,749
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$48,223$50,209$51,103
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.370.350.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$247,009$277,425$310,143
Current Assets$192,780$223,196$255,914
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$247,009$277,425$310,143
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $13,320Memberships $8,915Memberships $17,055
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $2,132Earned Revenue $2,906Investment Income $3,147
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,330Investment Income $2,761Other $2,749
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose To pay annual rent on our location
Campaign Dates Aug 2019 to 2025
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
This organization had annual receipts of less than $50,000. As a result, they only file a Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard. The financial information came from their compilations.
 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
 
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
 
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Address 3000 UNITED FOUNDERS BLVD STE 209
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73112 3958
Primary Phone 405 517 8478
Give with Credit Card https://none
CEO/Executive Director Rodney Duerksen
Board Chair Rodney Duerksen
Board Chair Company Affiliation none