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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-developed adult Spanish classes
LCS members can have fun learning Spanish with fellow expats. Classes, 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
A 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 Conecciones, the LCS Monthly Magazine
As an LCS member, Conecciones will be made available 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.
You can take advantage of discounts offered by community businesses
LCS Business Sponsors and many local vendors offer discounts on goods and services to LCS Members.
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General Membership Information:
Monthly Membership does not include:
Student memberships are available at $50 MXN 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, 2022)