Lake Chapala Society 2.0
...EXTENDING OUR LEGACY as an oasis for personal enrichment, socialization and collaboration throughout Lakeside!
In March, 2019, the Board approved a Long-Range Plan for the Lake Chapala Society to extend the legacy as an oasis for personal enrichment, socialization and collaboration throughout the greater community. Download / view a copy of the plan [a href="../website/PDF/GovDocs/LCS_2_0_PlanBrochure.pdf" target="_self" title=""]HERE[/a]
The plan is focused on improving, modernizing, reinventing and transforming LCS by creating a continuous quality improvement culture, and expanding the use of information technology with greater collaboration between and among the Mexican and foreign communities. We will take our best practices from LCS 1.0, with its rich history, culture and traditions of programs, services and activities over the past 60+ years and transcend the organization into Lake Chapala Society 2.0.
The Lake Chapala Society is making changes to our programming and services to help our community stay safe.
The Lake Chapala Society has suspended all scheduled programs at the main campus and the Wilkes Center until the risks from the Corona virus pandemic have been mitigated. The Board's plan for operating after the campus is permitted to re-open are detailed here. Watch this web site for further updates.
[a href="../website/PDF/Miscellaneous/Coronavirus_2020_05_25.pdf" target="_self" title=""]CLICK HERE[/a] to get the latest news and LCS Board actions, as of May 25, 2020.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro updated his government's plans for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on April 11. An english translation of his announcement is available: [a href="../website/PDF/Miscellaneous/AlfaroCoronavirus_2020_04_11.pdf" target="_self" title=""]CLICK HERE FOR JALISCO PLANS[/a]
Coronavirus information that may save a life.
The United States Centers For Disease Control has published the best information available regarding the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic on their website. The information includes guidance on how to prevent exposure to the virus, how to recognize the signs of infection, and when to seek medical assistance.
[a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html" target="_blank" name="CDC coronavirus"]** CLICK HERE **[/a] to get the latest information.
The latest edition Lake Chapala Society's magazine, Conecciones or Connections in English, is now available for reading [a href="https://issuu.com/lakechapalasociety/docs/julio_2020" target="_blank" name="Conecciones"]** On-Line **[/a].
Alternatively, you may download a copy of the magazine to your PC [a href='newsletters.php' target='_blank']** DOWNLOAD HERE **[/a].
The mission of this magazine advances the mission of LCS, which is to "promote the active participation of lakeside's inhabitants to improve the quality of life Lakeside."The articles in the magazine have been carefully chosen to entertain, educate, and provide information and inspiration to live a quality life lakeside.
The magazine's name, Conecciones—Connections in English—reflects its purpose, with LCS acting as a link that encourages connections amongst our unique populace.With an unconventional spelling the name symbolizes the merging of cultures and ideas.
The LCS Neill James Memorial Photo Collection consists of images that document the life and travels of Neill James during the period 1935 - 1943. Currently, there are over 100 images cataloged in the database and displayed here. Additional materials still are as yet uncataloged. As volunteers can be recruited to support this project, the remaining images will be scanned and added to the database. Originals of these images are archived at the Lake Chapala Society.
br> To view these historic photos of the life and travels of Neill James, [a href="NJ_memorial_catalog.php" title="Neill James Photo Collection"]CLICK HERE[/a]
Have you checked out the Lake Chapala Society web site dedicated to the Oral History Project?
Did you ever wonder what life was like in the villages around Lake Chapala twenty-five or more years ago? There are severalbooks in the LCS Library that you might find interesting. But it is even better to learn local history from those who actuallyexperienced it.
For this reason, the LCS organized the Oral History Project. The goal is to video tape interviews with as many long-time residents of theLakeside area as possible, recording their observations, anecdotes and experiences of an earlier period of our rapidly changing community.The first of these interviews have been annotated and made available for your enjoyment. Additional recordings will be posted in the future,so check back often. To begin your deep-dive into local history, [a href="oral_history.php" title="history"]CLICK HERE[/a]
US Consulate News
The U.S. Mission in Mexico suspended routine passport and other consular services March 19 in light of COVID-19. If your passport is expired or is going to expire soon and you have imminent travel plans to the United States, please contact the embassy or nearest consulate to apply for an emergency passport ONLY. To schedule an appointment, please call 55-8526-2561 or [a href='https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passport-services/emergency-passport/' target='_blank']visit their website[/a].
Due to reduced operations at U.S. domestic facilities effective April 2, if you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), you should expect significant delays receiving your documents. If you are in this situation and have imminent travel planned, please contact us for an emergency passport. As a reminder, U.S. citizen children do not require a CRBA to qualify for an emergency passport.
Please enroll in the [a href='https://step.state.gov/' target='_blank']Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)[/a] and visit the Embassy's [a href='https://mx.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/' target='_blank']COVID-19 webpage[/a] for up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the status of U.S. consular operations in Mexico.
Everyday Mindfulness Online
Everyday Mindfulness is meeting via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Mondays.
br>Any LCS member interested in becoming a new participant, should email [a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Zoom%20info"]the Everyday Mindfulness Coordinator[/a] to request the URL for the Zoom session and the session password.
Intermediate Yoga Audio Exercises
Starting April 21 Intermediate Yoga will be available Online via Zoom. We will be keeping the same schedule as when the LCS campus was open. Online class meets Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm. A print copy of the poses in our yoga class is available. Many in the yoga class have these already. If anyone is interested in joining us, please contact the Intermediate Yoga Coordinator at email@example.com to obtain the Zoom URL and session password.
10:00 - 11:30 AM, LIVE on video Conference
These Classes are totally FREE. To attend please send an email to [a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"]LCS.TECH.TRAINING@GMAIL.COM[/a] with your LCS membership number. at LEAST 1 day prior to the class. Membership must be current at the time of the registration. You will be given instructions on how to attend this online LIVE class.
July 9 -- I will be doing a General Q&A session. Please attend and be prepared with any question on Tech Topics. These can be questions on phones, computers, tablets, services or just about anything else you can think of. This will not include very personal help but it will include discussion about any topics that you don’t understand or need a little help with.
July 14 -- Streaming TV - What am I Using?. I will be doing an overview of the various Apps, Services and Programs that I am using to feed my TV habit.
July 16 -- Using Google Translate - Most of us use Google Translate but there are lots of features in Google Translate that many don’t know about. This will be a fairly comprehensive session on the Google Translate Features.
The Lake Chapala Society is grateful for the support of our Business Members. Together we can make our Lakeside community a better place for everyone to live, grow, learn and enjoy.
[a href="business_members_en.php" name="LCS Business Members"]CLICK HERE [/a] to learn more about our Business Members and how your business or organization might join with us.