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 email@example.com (Pepe) Jose de Jesus Rodriguez - General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Antonio Perez - Accounts 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
Bill Bradley President Bill Bradley
My spouse Karen and I moved to Mexico after my retirement on December 31, 2017 from Victoria, BC. We spent our first year and a half in Birds of Paradise condominiums, but have now moved to a single family house in Chapala. Our 3 children are in their 30’s and working in British Columbia, Canada.
We joined Chapala Country Club in November of 2018, and are thoroughly enjoying our time playing at the club. The
members have been very welcoming to both of us, and we now enjoy regular playing groups and participating in
competitions. I would very much like to contribute to the club by serving on the executive committee where I can be of assistance.
I have been a Canadian Certified Public Accountant for approximately 42 years. I retired from the public accounting firm Bradley, Jacoby & Games, CPA’s on Dec. 31, 2017, a firm which I founded in 1992. Prior to establishing my public
accounting practice my business experience included entrepreneurial ownerships in restaurants, pubs, picture framing galleries, photofinishing labs, ready mix concrete plants, and commercial construction enterprises. Along the way, I gained a great deal of valuable business experience which I used to build the consulting side of my accounting practice.
I inherited a commitment to volunteerism from my father, who contributed greatly to the early credit union movement in Toronto. Some of my volunteer activities have included:
Currently serve as President of Aves Del Paraiso, a 62 unit condominium project in San Antonio, Tlayacapan.
Gorge Vale Golf club – served on match committee for several terms and was appointed the first ever handicap
chairman of the club, where my responsibilities were to ensure accurate reporting of scores, handicaps, and the
supervision of fair competitions at the club. I played at Gorge Vale Golf Club from 1999 until an injury forced me to retire from active play in 2013. I also served on the finance committee for several terms, including the years where we
expanded the club by selling land and using the proceeds to build new greens, bunkers, and install an improved drainage system.
Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre – served as voluntary finance advisor for almost 15 years to this
organization of hi-tech companies
Vancouver Island Tax Study Group – served as organizing chairman for over 10 years
Oak Bay Tennis Club – Treasurer for the years 2016 & 2017
Victoria Gyro Club – served as president for 2014-2015 Al Mateer Vice-President Al Mateer
Resident of Mexico, Vista Del Lago, 2 ½ yrs Moved from Lotus, Ca. Degree in Business Owned Insurance Agency for 3 years Stock Broker for 3 years Retired Probation/Parole Officer, 28 years Served in Court, Field Supervision, and Internal Affairs investigating Citizen Complaints and Policy/Procedure violations Steve Lewis Treasurer Steve Lewis
My wife Jenny and I moved down from Utah to Ajijic two and a half years ago, after a single visit convinced us that the Lakeside area had everything we wanted. Having lived a nomadic, expat life for close to forty years, we are truly loving our life here in the “second best climate in the world”.
We have two grown daughters Claire and Rachel, who inherited our expat genes and are currently living happily in Australia.
I enjoyed a lifelong career in Financial Services that spanned 44 years, 3 continents and many varied roles, starting out as a trading floor specialist on the London Stock Exchange in 1972 to retirement from a financial advisory practice in Utah in 2016.
The Country Club de Chapala is the fourth country club that we’ve enjoyed membership of, and if elected I look forward to serving the CCC board in whatever capacity I can. Dianne Gibb Secretary Dianne Gibb
My husband Brian and I visited Lakeside for a couple of weeks in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the people,
the environment, and the lifestyle. As avid golfers, we eagerly met with golf personnel and various members of a few
courses in the area. The instant we visited Country Club de Chapala, we knew it was the Club for us! On Day 1, we
were amazed by how enthusiastically we were greeted by the Members, as well as the Pro Shop and Club House
Staff. I can’t emphasize enough how continually impressed I am by the level and quality of the Club’s service, as well
as the warm, welcoming attitude of everyone I have encountered since joining!
Over the years, I have demonstrated a passion for leadership in most of my involvements, including golfing. I was a
very active member at the Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for 10 years. During that time, I
volunteered in various leadership roles for a variety of golfing events at the Club. I served two years on the Ladies’
Executive Board as the Prizes & Events Chair. I also co-chaired a monthly “Fun Golf and Dinner Event” for two years,
and I started a weekly “Working-Ladies 9-hole Wine & Dine Club.” Also, I was one of the founding organizers of a
highly successful Provincial Annual Ladies’ Invitational “Pink Ribbon Event” for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Aside from golfing, I volunteered for two years as a “Wish Granter” for Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces. Make-AWish
® International is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for
children from ages 3 to 17 with life-threatening medical conditions. This was a rewarding experience for me as I was
constantly astounded by the resilience of these children and the courage of their families. Additionally, volunteering
with Make-A-Wish connected me with a community of kind, caring and loving individuals. Perhaps not
coincidentally, that describes the feelings Brian and I have experienced upon becoming Lakeside residents, and
particularly the spirit of camaraderie and fun at the Country Club de Chapala. Quite simply, we are home.
In business, I spent most of my working years in the sales industry, which involved frequent, large-scale event
planning. For 23 years, I co-owned and operated a large sales and distribution company, leading a sales team of 475
Consultants and 45 Sales Managers. I organized and conducted weekly motivational sales meetings, as well as
training sessions and annual conferences, developing creative themes for all events. These responsibilities also
required me to book conference facilities and hotel rooms for all attendees, coordinate guest speakers, organize and
supervise the setup for each function, work with caterers, handle last-minute crises and occasionally navigate some
conflict resolution. In time, we sold the business, and after a few years I came out of retirement to own and operate
a ladies’ clothing boutique for six years.
Thank you again for considering me for Board Membership. I believe I am a strong fit for the opportunity, based on
my experience, passion and leadership, as well as my organizational and planning skills. Cheryl Stordahl Golf Co-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! Robbie Edwards Golf Co-Chair Robbie Edwards
My name is Robert Edwards. My wife Marilyn and I have three children and five grandchildren. We purchased our home here in Vista del Lago in December 2006, and we 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 currently the Maintenance Director of the Vista del Lago Colonas Board for the last 9 years and have served on the CCC Board for 4 years as Commissario, Greens and Long Range Planning Directors.
I look forward to serving on the Board again for all the members CCC.
Rob Elwood Greens / Long Range Planning Chair Rob Elwood
My wife Tina and I moved to Lakeside early in 2018 from the Salt Lake City area. Between us we have five children and three grandchildren. We love our new home, the culture and kindness of the Mexican people, and all that Lakeside has to offer. An important part of that is Country Club de Chapala.
My background is in the corporate world of telecommunications. I spent 30 years selling technology to businesses and eventually leading large sales organizations for companies such at Bell, AT&T, US West and Qwest. Most recently I gained experience in small business. I owned and operated a custom Murphy Bed business.
Tina and I were members of Willow Creek Country Club in Sandy, Utah for over 20 years. During my time there I contributed to our club by serving on the long-range planning committee and the grounds committee. Here at our club I have also been a member of our grounds committee. We are working hard to continually improve the condition and operation of the golf course.
I have decided to run for the board of directors in 2021. I have given it a great deal of thought and believe I can contribute positively to the overall success of Country Club de Chapala. I am confident we can continue to improve our club over time and would appreciate your support. Bill Porteous House / Social Chair Bill Porteous
I’d like to introduce myself. My name is William Porteous. Most people call me Bill. I was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1958, the middle child of eight. In 1978 I moved to Calgary, Alberta. After working at various jobs, including the oil rigs and bartender I returned to education and graduated with a BSC in information systems in 1986. I worked in the I.T. profession from 1986 until I entered to private sector in 1993. At that time my sister and I threw caution into the wind and purchased an English style Pub in the heart of Kensington In Calgary. For 22 years I co-owned and operated the very successful Kensington Pub, until my full retirement in 2015. My wife and I have resided lakeside, both full and part time, since 2003. We have been members of CCC for nine years and feel I now have the knowledge and experience to be a benefit to the board of directors. Dave Naisby Membership Chair Dave Naisby
Born in England 1954.
Studied at Newcastle University 1972 -78.
Practised as a Dental Surgeon in England until 1988 then relocated to Scotland, still dentisting until 2014 when I retired.
Relocated to Mexico in 2014 and volunteered to work with a local initiative to provide Dental care to the local Mexican community in Ajijic.
When I'm not golfing my other passion is flying.
I have been involved with club functions and events for the last 5 years. Running GoGo, Night Golf and other competitions. Rodney Brooks Comisario 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." Larry Powers Alternate Comisario Larry Powers
Laurence (Larry) Powers was born in New Brunswick Canada and completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is married to Monica Powers and has two sons, Mark who lives in Saskatchewan and Trevor who currently resides in Los Angeles.
Larry spent most of his career working on mega nuclear construction projects in Canada and around the world including lengthy assignments in Argentina, (4.5 years), Romania (9 years), South Korea (2 years), China (6 Years) and the United Arab Emirates (4.5 years). His responsibilities on these projects were primarily related to Project Controls (Cost and Schedule) where he progressed from Engineer to Supervisor, to Manager to Director positions. In his latter years he also held the title of Project Director responsible for all aspects of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning on projects with workforces in the thousands and billion dollar budgets.
Larry retired in January 2013 and currently lives in Vista del Lago. He enjoys playing golf and pool and speaks reasonably good Spanish.