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Country Club de Chapala
Chapala, Jalisco Mexico

Office (376) 763-5384

Pro Shop (376) 763-5136

Restaurant (376) 763-5625
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Club Emails:

Main Office

(Pepe) Jose de Jesus Rodriguez - General Manager

Antonio Perez - Accounts

Ramiro Barajas - Pro-Shop Manager

Sally Gurll

Sally Gurll

Moved to Mexico in 2010 Retired from Nike Finance Dept after 10 years in 2010. Loved the Northwest but love the sun even more. I have belonged to various volunteer groups in each state I've lived in...California, Utah, Oregon and finally Mexico. I like to be involved with new people and offer new prospectives that keep organizations alive and pertinent. I have served as Secretary on the Board of Directors as a volunteer since January 2010.

Alison Porteous

Alison Porteous

My name is Alison Porteous and after being a golfing member at Chapala Country Club for five years, I feel optimistic about stepping up and running for the board.

Before retiring full time three years ago, my husband and I were snowbirds for eleven years and returned to Calgary in the summers to run our Pub. We ran the successful Kensington Pub for 23 years. We have recently purchased a house on the golf course and are looking forward to being active members of Vista de Lago and Chapala Country Club.

Lynn Van Slogteren
Treasurer / Tee Talk Editor

Lynn Van Slogteren

My partner, Janis, and I arrived from California October 2015. After visiting my sister the previous Thanksgiving, we fell in love with the area and decided to retire here. We started out living in Brisas de Chapala and moved here to Vista Del Lago in August 2016, as I had started golfing and got “hooked.” I spent the first 25 years of my working career in some aspect of accounting, with the last 17 years in the automotive industry as a business manager. At the age of 42 I realized I needed a career change and decided to start college. While working fulltime, I managed to complete a BA in education, Master’s in education, with an emphasis in classroom management, and a Doctoral course in Education and Organizational Leadership.

Patricia Gonzales

Patricia Gonzales

Patricia Allen Gonzales was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and lived for the past 15 years before retiring in Denver, Colorado. Prior to arriving Lakeside with her husband, Mike, in 2016, Patti’s career included work in banking, special finance, private investment, and healthcare services, focusing on support and management of sales teams and sales operations.

Besides enjoying golf, Patti also volunteers at Todo Bueno, a Lakeside consignment store dedicated to Have Hammer, a woodworking vocational school for Mexican students, and the outreach program of St. Andrews Anglican Church. When not playing golf or volunteering, Patti and Mike spend time with their three dogs: Maggie, a Golden Retriever from the US, and Tillie and Seve, two rescues from the club.

John Magers
Greens Chair

John Magers

I was born and raised on a farm in Ohio and went to college at Ohio State University. I moved to Colorado in 1971 and was a property manager and oversaw 25 apartment complexes and condominium associations. One of my responsibilities was to run 8 separate boards of directors. I then started my own company of commercial property maintenance until my retirement in 2014. We moved to Vista del Lago in 2015 and bought a house near the 12th tee box with my wife, Debra, of 34 years.

Rodney Brooks
House Chair

Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks graduated from Antioch College with a degree in Education in 1970. He met his future wife, Peggy Brooks, also an education major, at Antioch. They were married in 1971, and have two daughters, three granddaughters, and two grandsons.

Rodney and Peggy taught school for three years in Oregon. Returning to their native California, Rodney became a Farmers Insurance agent in 1980. Starting from scratch, he built an agency with Peggy’s help. When they sold the Farmers Agency to their daughter Molly in 2009, they were servicing the insurance needs of 1,200 families in Santa Cruz County.

Rodney has served on numerous boards including: Watsonville Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Rotary, Pajaro Valley School Board, Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Cabrillo College Bond Oversight Committee, and Pajaro Valley Bond Oversight Committee.

"One of the things I have learned about serving on boards is it is important to disagree without being disagreeable."

Barbara Naisby
Membership Chair

Barbara Naisby

Retired Entrepreneur, Writer & Small Business Owner/Manager. 1 part workaholic, 1 part geek and 2 parts crazy

Barb moved to Mexico from Scotland in 2014 to escape from her equally crazy kids and to rid herself of her work addiction. To some extent she’s succeeded but she still seems to attract work like a bee to a honeypot!

Barb was the innovator and marketer behind the world renowned Black Isle Dental Studio which was a “by invitation or referral only” dental practice in the remote Scottish Highlands. Her skill was to create a practice that was so difficult to join that everybody wanted to be a member. The key to this was her personality and that of the other team members including her husband, David. She also wrote monthly articles for the “Marketing Pirates of Dentistry” magazine and helped her younger daughter to set up the only female owned and operated Chimney Sweeping company in Scotland.

Although she has only been a member of CC de Chapala for a little under 3 years, her outgoing and friendly persona has enabled her to become acquainted with a large portion of the membership. Grateful for an amazing group of friends here at CC de Chapala, Barbara unfailingly wanders over to anybody unknown to her in the clubhouse and “meets n greets” just on the off chance that they might be new members. This is a skill which is extremely useful in helping prospective members to make a decision to actually join the club. She is also extremely skilled in organisation and management. She feels that these skills could benefit the club as she is very interested in standing for the post of Membership Secretary

Apart from golf her hobbies include an addiction to logic puzzles, reading crime thrillers and working on becoming fluent in Spanish.

Bryan Ozorio
Golf Chair / Long Range Planning Chair

Bryan Ozorio

I have been a member of the Chapala Golf Club since 2016 when I moved to Vista Del Lago with my wife Wendy from Dundas, Ontario. I am originally from Ottawa, Ontario but grew up as a military brat (navy), splitting time between Halifax, N.S., Victoria, B.C., and CFB Borden. We eventually landed back in Ottawa where I finished high school and attended Carleton University. After graduation I got a job with the Government of Ontario in Toronto where I spent the next 25 years of my career.

I had a number of jobs with the provincial government early in my career, primarily as a policy advisor with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Eventually, I landed in the Provincial Sport and Recreation Branch as a policy advisor and Manager of Sport Programs. This involved running programs that provided support for high performance athletes and provincial sport organizations. In 2011 I left the Provincial government to work for the City of Hamilton. I spent 5 years in Hamilton as Director of City-Wide Services in the Recreation Division. I retired in 2016.

Kathryn Vine
Director at Large

Kathryn Georgia Vine

Kathryn has been a full time resident at Lakeside since 2000. She has served on the CCC Board for several terms since 2001 and on the membership committee continuously since that time.

Kathryn retired after 33 years in secondary education in Ontario.

Ernie Sowers
Director at Large

Ernie Sowers

My wife and I retired in mid- 2006 and immediately moved from Reading, PA to the Lake Chapala area; we have been full time residents ever since, and plan to spend many more years lakeside. I have been a member in good standing of CCC since January of 2007. I served on the BOD as House Chair in 2008, 2009, and 2011: generating a small profit in 2009 and 2011 on the food and beverage service and coming in under budget every year on the club house expenses. IF elected to the 2016 BOD I would like to serve as Treasurer. My goal would be to bring transparency, fairness and value to the club membership, while seeing that each department adheres to the budget approved by the club membership. I worked in information systems for over 25 years. Retiring from VFC (world’s largest apparel company; 248 on the Fortune 500) after over 22 years of service: I was the CIO of the retail division when I retired in May of 2006. As CIO I was directly responsible for a 5 million dollar budget and was indirectly responsible for another 15 million dollars. I designed, developed, and implemented a retail accounting system that supported a 425 million dollar business; which was ultimately implemented a 2 other VCF retail divisions. In 2002 I was part of the corporate management team charged with overseeing and implementing the Sarbanes/Oxley requirements for all of the VFC’s retail financial systems

Brad Clark
Communication Chair

Brad Clark

I was a member of the Canadian Forces for 23 years, working as an electronics and computer technician supporting the Canadian Forces Communications systems. During my time in the military, I was stationed on bases across Canada, Germany and a short stint in Italy. In addition, I was stationed for one year as a United Nations Peacekeeper in Egypt.

After retiring from the military, I moved to Bermuda where I worked as an IT consultant. I was the President of an IT Support company which provided IT guidance and support to all business verticals. We specialized in all aspects of Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco networking and Firewalls. Upon leaving Bermuda, my wife, Johanna and I moved to Merida in the Yucatan, where we lived for 3 years. Finally we decided to move to Ajijic, where we have lived and taken up golf for the past 6 years.

Bob Doiron

Bob Doiron

Retired March 31, 2013 from position as Vice President (Claims) Peace Hills General Insurance in Edmonton Alberta Moved to Ajijic April 16, 2013 Residente Permanente Took up golf in February 2014 (retirement goal)

Many volunteer or extra curricular positions over the years such as:

Fitness Instructor Edmonton Downtown YMCA Ski Instructor Paskapoo Ski Hill, Calgary (now Calgary Olympic Park) Motorcycle riding instructor Edmonton Safety Council Public Speaking instructor Insurance Institute of Northern Albert Grant MacEwan College Insurance program instructor for Auto Insurance and Personal Injury Claims Victim Advocate team leader for Edmonton Police Service General contractor on my own home, built in 5 months in St. Albert Alberta Western Canadian Representative to the Insurance Bureau of Canada Organizer of many insurance educational conferences in Alberta Industry consultant to Alberta Government Consumer and Corporate Affairs Currently Vice Chair of Villa Infantil orphanage auxiliary board

Chad Olsen
Alternate Comisario

Chad Olsen

I was born in Brigham City, Utah and joined the Navy when I was 17 years old. After 4 years in the Navy, I attended San Diego State University graduating with a BA in political science. I also have a Master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University.

I worked for the US Forest Service for 30 years, retiring as the Budget Director for the Pacific Northwest Region.

Married (twice), the last time in Jamaica with Toni—as least we think we’re married. I have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

After retirement we worked for ourselves buying and selling properties, eventually becoming an owner/landlord for about 50 units. We still have properties in California and Oregon, as well as Mexico.

We fell in love with the Lakeside on a trip in 2005 and bought a house in Ajijic. I am active with the Lakeside Progressives and the Lakeside Freethinkers.

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