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If you are living in, anticipate visiting or planning to move to the Lake Chapala area in Jalisco, Mexico, you should consider becoming a member of the Lake Chapala Society. Why? Because
You can make a difference in the local Mexican community
You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your membership dues will help support the many free LCS programs offered to the local Mexican community.
You can stay as busy as you like with special, members-only activities
LCS offers members a dynamic,
wide-ranging variety of activities
from iPad classes, TED lecture series, weekly showings of award winning foreign films, and much more.
You can enroll in LCS Warren Hardy Spanish classes
LCS members can have fun learning Spanish with fellow expats.
, ranging from beginners to advanced, are taught by a bilingual Spanish speaking instructor.
You can apply for and receive your senior discount INAPAM card
Person who are aged 60+ and who have Permanent or Temporary Resident status are eligible to apply to Mexico's Instituto Nacional de las Personas Adultas Mayores - INAPAM to participate in a program that provides many privileges and discounts to seniors.
Details about this program are available here.
The application form can be acquired at the LCS office and staff can advise how to make application.
You have exclusive use of the LCS English Language Library
Members have access to
over 26,000 volumes
ranging from contemporary best-sellers to standard reference works.
You can rent DVDs and videos
collection of more than 4,000 titles
including classics, recent releases, foreign movies, TV series and documentaries are available to members.
You can browse the Audio Books Library
For those long road trips, members can select
CDs or tapes
from an array of popular authors to the obscure.
You can access free WiFi on campus
As a member you can make use of the free WiFi on campus and will be provided with access to the internet.
Your contact information will be included in the LCS Membership Directory
Updated annually and free to members, the LCS Membership Directory is a source of valuable information including important local telephone numbers, long-distance dialing instructions, Embassy and Consultant contact information, the Yellow Pages, and much more.
You will receive the LCS Monthly Newsletter
As an LCS member the
will be sent to you via e-mail at the beginning of each month.
You can take advantage of mail service to the United States
Volunteer LCS members traveling north will drop your letters and cards in a mail box in the United States. The LCS Service Desk has U.S. postage stamps for sale.
General Membership Information:
An LCS membership applies to a single individual. Each individual will receive a photo ID card with a unique membership number.
NEW LCS memberships are available any time of the year. The membership privileges begin on the date of enrollment and terminate on the member's birthdate in either 2017 or 2018. The membership fee is prorated to reflect the period selected.
Calendar year memberships offered in prior years are no longer available. All calendar year memberships expired on December 31, 2015. If a calendar year membership has not been renewed to reflect expiration on the member's birthdate, a NEW membership will be required.
All active LCS memberships may be renewed on-line for a period of one or two years, expiring on the member's birthdate in the selected year.
Use the button below to purchase a new membership or renew your current membership, or visit the LCS office to handle the details in person.
All membership fees are determined based upon the fee schedule in effect on the
date of purchase or renewal.
Selection of a multi-year membership will minimize the impact of future planned fee increases.
Single membership or renewal purchase in 2017 - $540 MXN / membership year.
Single membership or renewal for persons age 79 and over in 2017 - $510 MXN / membership year.
Additional costs: New member administrative fee of $100 MXN. New and renewal memberships purchased on-line are subject to a 7% charge for PayPal processing.
Short-Term Monthly Membership:
For individuals visiting lakeside for a limited time, LCS offers a Monthly Membership at $100 MXN per month, per person
Monthly Membership does not include:
nclusion in the annual LCS Membership Directory
Use of the LCS English Language Library, Video Rental Library and Audio Library requires a 500 pesos refundable deposit
are available at $250
but may not be purchased on-line. Students must present proof of school registration at the LCS Office.
(The above membership fees
effective January 1, 2017)