160 MOORE DR STE 107
LEXINGTON KY 40503-2936
Contact Information
Address 160 MOORE DR STE 107
LEXINGTON , KY 40503 2936
Phone (859) 373-1000
Contact Name James McCormick
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1985
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donate on CKCS Website using credit card or Pay Pal

Send a check to the CKCS office

Purchase Kroger gift cards from CKCS and add money to cards at Kroger

Purchase Amazon items through the link on the www.ckcs.org website

Become a member and volunteer as a worker in the office or as an instructor or special presenter at a Special Interest Group.

CKCS is an all-volunteer organization. 
Financial Summary
Mission Statement

The Central Kentucky Computer Society has been demystifying computers and other technology for Central Kentuckians for the past 30 years. We help people learn how to use their PCs, Macs, smart phones, tablets and digital cameras through classes and workshops.  The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. If you want to get the most out of your computer or other devices, CKCS is the place to come.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society (CKCS) was organized for the express purpose of creating a charitable, literary, scientific and educational society dedicated to fostering the awareness of the public, and its members of the broad range of function, utility, and flexibility personal computers can provide persons who have learned to master their use. CKCS is devoted exclusively to charitable, literary, scientific, and educational purposes, which further promote the growth in knowledge of personal computers, and their myriad of uses for the betterment of the human condition.


Background Statement

In 1984 nine people got together for the organization meeting and early on they decided to incorporate. The incorporators were David Reed and Arthur Abshire. Reed was an editor of the Weekender section for the Lexington Herald Leader, he created “Kentucky.com” plus other jobs with the paper, and Abshire was a practicing Lexington attorney. Reed assembled a small group of interested computer users to discuss the idea. Among those in the initial meeting were Reed, Abshire, John Newby, Mike Pugh, Bill Johnson, and Fred Povey. The articles of incorporation were filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State on September 4, 1984, Reed and Abshire were listed as “incorporators‟ of the Central Kentucky Computer Society, Inc. and the rest, including Reed, were listed as “Directors‟. David Reed was elected the first President and Abshire the Treasurer.


Initially, meetings were idea (and problem) sharing meetings. Initially, the society owned no computers – they were just too expensive for the organization. They relied on members to use their own computers for the organization’s benefit. Early meetings were held anywhere CKCS could get free space – the Herald Leader building, the Lexington Community College, the UK Equine auditorium and UK‟s White classroom building to name a few. Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) would meet all around the city.  For eight years, CKCS sponsored and worked a major computer trade show in Lexington called CompuLex. The first show was held in 1990 at the Ramada Inn at Newtown Pike.


The first newsletter for the organization was called Computer File. Copies were mailed to all members each month and several hundred copies were delivered to the libraries in Fayette and the surrounding counties. It is now called CKCS Newsletter and is available online to anyone visiting the CKCS website.


In the fall of 1991, the organization rented their first office space at 2891 Richmond Road. The second location of the CKCS Resource Center was at 1300 New Circle Road, a large building that was built for IBM but it had become vacant.  This move was made in 1992. The organization’s current location is at 160 Moore Drive. The move there occurred on September 1, 2002. The idea of CKCS teaching classes with volunteer instructors began in 1992.


The entire organization is run by volunteer board, instructors and staff. None of the participants are paid.  All funds are used to maintain the facilities, equipment, and class materials.

Impact Statement

CKCS has taught over 5000 students in the 22 years that we have been teaching classes. We have over 300 members who take advantage of the variety of meeting and classes we provide, but over half of our participants are non-members.


The Central Kentucky Computer Society has been holding Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) for 30 years. Over the years these SIG’s have included a wide spectrum of topics.  The current SIG’s include Windows OS, Mac OS and iPad, Word Processing, Unix/Linux, Word Processing, Microsoft Access, Digital Photography, Camera and Photography, Dr. Fix-it, and Computer Mystery Workshop.


Classes have been taught since 1992. Generally, they are weekly two hour class held for 6 weeks. Class sessions are scheduled 4 times a year.  Class size is usually limited to 8 participants to obtain a small teacher/student ratio.  The target audience is adults with a predominance of senior citizens. 


Classes taught during the last year are Beginning and Intermediate iPad. Window8.1, Learning Camera Basis, Adobe PhotoShop Elements. Beginning/ Advanced/Independent Work with PaintShop Pro, Excel. Beginning iPhone, Computer Basics and Beyond Basics, File Management, Maverick OS for Macs, Creative Graphic Using PrintMaster, and MS Word Processing.


CKCS also provides disk erasing service for the community and Dr. Fix-it sessions for members having trouble with their PC’s.  


Needs Statement

A continual stream of funds is needed to sustain the Resource Center and equipment. Currently we have 10 classroom PC’s, 6 Classroom Mini Macs, 3 office computers, 2 projectors, one smart TV and chairs and desks.  Software and hardware has to be frequently upgraded to keep up with the quickly changing technology. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

Board Chair Statement

We want to be state-of-the-art in the classes we teach and the workshops and seminars we hold. We must stay cutting edge in order to help Central Kentucky citizens learn about and utilize the quickly changing technology. It is also important to have comfortable facilities that are conducive to learning.  Funds are needed to upgrade the computers, software and furnishings.  


Geographic Areas Served
Central Kentucky
Our monthly newsletter reaches anyone who has access to a computer.  Any persons willing to attend our classes or meeting are welcome regardless of geographic location.  Our participants are generally from the Central Kentucky counties.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Brooke D Thomas
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2013 to June 2014
Board Members
Mr. Boone Baldwin RetiredVoting
Mr. Bob Brown Texas Instruments, RetiredVoting
Mr. Joe Dietz RetiredVoting
Mrs. Jan Lander-Lyman RetiredVoting
Mr. James McCormick Jockey ClubVoting
Mr. Larry Mitchum GoodyearVoting
Ms. Darlene Mosley Lexington-Fayette County SchoolVoting
Mr. Ben Rice RetiredVoting
Mr Mike Seiler RetiredVoting
Mrs. Debbie Settles RetiredVoting
Ms. Julia Steanson RetiredVoting
Mr. Jimmy Stevens RetiredVoting
Mr. Larry Trivette RetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Voluntary N/A Voluntary
Term Start Sept 1984
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 75
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A

The Central Kentucky Computer Society conducts 10-14 computer, digital camera, digital imaging, and creative graphics classes 4 times yearly. 10 Special Interest Groups and a general meeting called Tech Night are held monthly. A Dr. Fix-it session is held monthly to help members who are having problems with their computers. A disk erasing service is available to the general public. Donated computers are provided to a program supplying used computers to Kentucky Refugee Ministries for incoming refugees.

The Central Kentucky Computer Society conducts 10-14 computer, digital camera, digital imaging, and creative graphics classes 4 times yearly for Central Kentuckians. 10 Special Interest Groups and a general meeting called Tech Night are held monthly. A Dr. Fix-it session is held monthly to help members who are having problems with their computers. A disk erasing service is available to the general public. Donated computers are provided to a program supplying used computers to Kentucky Refugee Ministries for incoming refugees.

Budget 28,000
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens,
Program Short Term Success After six two-hour classes participants will be less intimidated and able to use the technology presented in class, be it Windows programs, Mac programs, iPhone and iPads, or digital imaging programs.
Program Long term Success  For participants attending classes and special interest groups, their understanding of the technology will allow them to use it and benefit from the technological advances.
Program Success Monitored By Success is measured by participants' responses and continued involvement in in the classes and  programs.
Examples of Program Success Participants are able to use Windows and Mac operating system, their smart phones and tablets, and digital imaging and graphics software.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $32,000.00
Projected Expenses $26,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses----$1
Membership Dues$13,374$13,385$12,152
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$19,883$19,942$19,559
Administration Expense$3,977$3,988$3,912
Fundraising Expense$2,651$2,659$2,608
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.321.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%75%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue35%23%38%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$34,230$30,406$22,767
Current Assets$27,357$23,479$22,472
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$34,230$30,406$22,767
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 160 MOORE DR STE 107
LEXINGTON , KY 405032936
Primary Phone 859 373-1000
Contact Email jrm@pick2prod.com
CEO/Executive Director Voluntary N/A Voluntary
Board Chair Ms. Brooke D Thomas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired