Country Club de Chapala Chapala, Jalisco Mexico Office (376) 763-5384 Pro Shop (376) 763-5136 Restaurant (376) 763-5625 You may sign up for events directly in the in the restaurant; or you may phone for dinner reservations; or you may login to your account and go to the calendar to place your reservations online. Contact Us - Locate Us Club Emails: Main Office firstname.lastname@example.org (Pepe) Jose de Jesus Rodriguez - General Manager email@example.com Antonio Perez - Accounts firstname.lastname@example.org Marco Bouleau - Restaurant Manager email@example.com Ramiro Barajas - Pro-Shop Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Problems/Concerns? Send an email to the Comisario email@example.com Office Hours of Operation Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ernie Sowers President 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. My goal is 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 Alison Porteous Vice-President 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 Secretary 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. Robbie Edwards Greens Chair (non-voting) Robbie Edwards
My name is Robert Edwards. My wife Marilyn and I have three children and four grandchildren. We purchased our home here in Vista del Lago in December 2006, and I retired to live here permanently in July, 2010. I hold a Master Construction and Maintenance Electrician License. I worked for Ontario Hydro and Atomic Energy of Canada building Nuclear Power Plants for 38 years. I worked recently in China, Romania and South Korea as the Construction Manager of Electrical and Control Instrumentation.
I am still an active member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. I was a Union Stewart and Executive member of my Local Union, and I am very familiar with running meetings with Roberts Rules of Order. I am currently the Maintenance Director of the Vista del Lago Colonos. Cheryl Stordahl Golf Chair Cheryl Stordahl
My husband Tom and I came to Ajijic in November 2013 for a visit, decided it was for us and moved here in 2014. We are full time residents and loving every minute of it. Being retired has allowed me to play more golf, exactly what I wanted to do in retirement. I retired as the Accounting Manager of a privately held multi-family housing real estate firm, located in Indianapolis, IN. From there we managed over 70 properties in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. I was responsible for over 300 bank accounts, all financial reporting and budgets.
Other volunteer work I am involved in, I am the Distribution Coordinator for Days For Girls Lake Chapala, a non-profit here that is near and dear to my heart. My prior volunteer experience is financial reporting for the American Legion Post #7 in Chapala. I am looking forward to working with the other CCC board members to make our golf club the best it can be! 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
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. Karen Rowell House Chair (non-voting) Karen Rowell
After retiring from educational administration in the Simcoe and Brantford , Ontario area, my late husband and I moved to lakeside in 2003 . We owned and a ran a very large antique business in Port Dover, Ontario for 25 years, specializing in art glass, art nouveau and art deco lighting.
Soon after my retirement in 1999, I started to golf and have continued here . My husband Barry and I live here in Vista del Lago and I have been here since we married in 2009.
Currently I am the other person on the ladies' tournament committee and have served for 4 years, as well as being on the house committee for 2 years.
I am also the treasurer of the Lake Chapala Garden Club and have been for 7 years.
For two successive years , I won the coveted Bing Award as a member of the Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA). Even though I have had no formal training , I am a gourmet cook .
I look forward to working with Marco again. Rodney Brooks Social Chair (non-voting) 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." Bryan Ozorio 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. 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 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 consultancy 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 some time.
Finally we decided to move to Ajijic and have taken up golf for the first time.