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/november_202020" 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, 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.
Instructor: Alfredo Perez
Course Fee: $350 MXN
November 30, 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Course Location: On Campus
Min/Max Students required: 10/20
Enrollment ends November 27
[a href='prueba_mexico_form.php' target='_blank']CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ON-LINE[/a]
LCS Members only. Membership must be current.
Cultural shock is a normal part of life when we move to another country whose habits are different, we have to observe and learn thelocal rules of urbanity, what body language issues are appropriate and which are not.
Why the behavior of the inhabitants of the new place is different. What do local people expect from me as a new inhabitant of the area?What phrases should I use and at what times? What should I understand about the time structure of the local people so different from mine?Why are the procedures with the authorities so complicated? And a long etc.
Our intention is to help you understand these basic and necessary questions for the real and adequate coexistence with my new neighbors.
Another way to know Mexico.
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.
December 1, 10AM -- Downloading E-Books - This class will demonstrate some methods of downloading - Books to your Handheld device (Android or Apple).
December 1, 10AM -- Creating Photo Books for Gifts - This class will discuss and demonstrate how to create Photo Books online to be sent as Christmas gifts for friends and family. We will primarily focus on using Google Photos as the source for the photos.
The Lake Chapala Society presents
INTRODUCTION TO LAKESIDE on Campus AND via ZOOM
December 7, 11
On Campus - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Via ZOOM - 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Instructor: Rachel McMillen
Min/Max Students required: 4/15
Cost: $200 pesos PER SESSION via ZOOM.
Cost: $300 pesos PER SESSION In-Person.
LCS Membership Required
[a href='intro_lakeside_form.php' target='_blank']CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ON-LINE[/a]
Moving to another country can be intimidating if we don't have the basic knowledge to function successfully. That is why we offer you this class --whether you plan to move here or already live Lakeside. There's always a world to know.
This class is divided into two independent sessions. You can take either or both according to your needs. This class is online through Zoom, or in person on the LCS Campus. The ZOOM link will be sent to you before each class.
Session 1 - December 7: Exploring Lakeside
** Where exactly is Lakeside
** Lakeside Communities
** Ajijic Village
Session 2 - December 11: Living at Lakeside
** Health & Medical
** Eating Out - Eating In
** Money - Banks & ATMs
** Entertainment & Recreation
**Accommodation & Utilities
LCS Policies Regarding On-Campus Services Have Been Revised.
Due to COVID and revised LCS procedures, all sign up sheets have been removed for services. Appointments can be made by calling the provider:
** Hearing Services - Dr. Polo (Leopold) Gonzalez, 331-511-4088
** Optical Services - Dra Luz Zepeda, 331-411-1178
** IMSS Services - Veronica, 333-157-9472
New Spanish Learning Opportunities During November and December, in-person classes and via ZOOM!
** Introduction to Spanish, and
** Spanish A La Carta, a totally new learning program.
[a href="spanish-classes.php" name="LCS Spanish Classes"]CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THESE OFFERINGS ON THE SPANISH EDUCATION PAGE[/a].
Then, click the blue REGISTER ONLINE to secure your place in a class. For details, email email@example.com.
Lake Chapala Society's - Personal Enrichment Program (PEP)
Click the link below to learn more about the courses that will be offered. When you find a course of interest, you can enroll on-line.
[a href="personal_enrichment.php" name="Personal Enrichment Program"]LCS Personal Enrichment Program[/a]
Seminars offered in November and December, 2020
A minimum of 11 students -- maximum of 20 students per class are required.
This is your opportunity to participate in the Lake Chapala Society's new PersonalEnrichment Program designed to fulfill our members' call for more programs that areboth entertaining and informative.
Our next series of programs draws from the expertise and experiences ofhighly qualified experts. Each lecturer will present topics that will enrich yourunderstanding of Mexican history, culture and our Lakeside community. The programis oriented to LCS members. If you are not a current member, you can participate with the additional purchase of a 1-month membership.
US Consulate Passport Services
Saturdays until in-person services resume
10:30 - 12:30 PM
The LCS, in cooperation the US Consulate in Guadalajara, will assist US citizens to complete the renewal of existing passports or report lost or stolen passports. Completed packets can be dropped off at the LCS Office for transport to the Consulate for processing. New Passports will be returned directly to the citizen. Please follow procedures below:
1. Complete the proper application form IN BLACK INK:
For Passport Renewals, use [a href="https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds82.pdf"]Form DS-82[/a].
For lost/stolen passports, use [a href="https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf"]Form DS-11[/a] AND [a href="https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds64.pdf"]Form DS-64[/a] .
Paper copies of the forms are available in the LCS Office.
2.Include a 2"x2" passport photo taken without glasses.
3. Include your current passport, or a copy if the original was stolen.
4. Purchase a pre-paid FedEx shipping envelope with the citizen as recipient. The shipper will be the US Consulate, Calle Progreso 175, Col Americana, Americana, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal.
5. Include processing fee, CASH ONLY in USD or Mexican pesos. If paying in pesos, consult LCS for current exchange values.
Passport Renewal - $110 USD or (currently 2, 475 pesos).
Lost/Stolen Passports - $145 USD or (currently 3,262.50 pesos).
The LCS will place your materials in a personal envelope and issue a receipt for your cash and documents. The envelopes will be delivered to the Consulate every two weeks and your new passport should be returned in the pre-paid Fedex mailer in approximately 4 weeks.
US Consulate News
Effective October 20, the Consulate General Guadalajara will resume limited appointments for some routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services. Passport, citizenship, and notary appointment availability will be strictly limited due to physical distancing requirements in our offices and public waiting rooms. Each applicant requires their own appointment. All visitors to the consulate age two and older must wear a mask.
Appointments for passport and citizenship applications that require a personal interview (applicants under age 16, first-time adult passports, replacement for a lost or stolen passport, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad) and for notarial services are available at on [a href='https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/making-an-appointment/' target='_blank']THEIR WEB SITE[/a]
Due to the limited number of appointments available, there may be no openings visible on the website. If no appointments are available when you first check the online calendar, please keep checking the calendar for newly released appointments and daily cancellations. All appointments and openings are subject to change and cancellation based on local health conditions.
If you cannot find an open appointment and have urgent travel plans (within the next month) or another emergency need for a passport, please contact the location nearest you [a href='https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/find-your-consular-location/' target='_blank']CLICK HERE FOR CONSULAR LOCATIONS[/a] or call +52 55-8526-2561 to request an emergency appointment.
New Skin Cancer Screening Policies
Skin Cancer Screenings will resume November, 2020 at the Lake Chapala Society. Screenings are held 10:00 - 12:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Medical services are open to the public.
During the Phase I opening of the LCS campus, NO walk-ins will be allowed. Patients can call the LCS office or make an appointment in person in the LCS office. The cut off date for sign-ups is the Tuesday before the scheduled screening. The office personnel will assign appointments. Appointments will be made following the next available time slot, i.e. 10,10:10 etc. The screening is free, but there will be a charge for treatment
The clinic is for skin cancer screenings and treatment only. For other dermatological concerns, contact the Riberas Medical Group to make an appointment with Dra. Ballesteros, 376 688-1244.
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.