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.
Effective March 17, The Lake Chapala Society will suspend all scheduled programs at the main campus and the Wilkes Center until the risks from the Corona virus pandemic have been mitigated. Watch this web site for further updates.
[a href="../website/PDF/Miscellaneous/Coronavirus_2020_04_01.pdf" target="_self" title=""]CLICK HERE[/a] to get the latest news and LCS Board actions, as of April 1, 2020.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro outlined his government's plans for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic on March 25. An english translation of his announcement is available [a href="../website/PDF/Miscellaneous/AlfaroCoronavirus_2020_03_25.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/conecciones_magazine_abril_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]
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.