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 Ramiro Barajas - Pro-Shop Manager email@example.com Problems/Concerns? Send an email to the Comisario firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours of Operation Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Robbie Edwards President 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.
Alison Porteous Vice-President Alison Porteous
My name is Alison Porteous. I have been a golfing member at Chapala Country Club since March 2012. The last two years I have represented the club as Vice President.
I strongly believe that the board requires more continuity and to that end I have offered to run for the board again in 2020.
I have formed a good relationship with many of our staff and the majority of our board and I think my knowledge will allow that I add structure and experience to the position if in fact I am re-elected.
I also live on the golf course which has been advantageous in certain circumstances. 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. 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 Scotland.
Barb has been a member of CCC for almost 5 years and for the last 2 has served on the BOD as Membership director. Her outgoing and friendly persona has enabled her to become acquainted with a large portion of the membership. 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 or prospects for membership.
She has introduced many new members to the club during her tenure, has introduced a Seasonal Membership package and has successfully organised 3 Member guest tournaments bringing in many new members. She is also extremely skilled in organisation and management and would love to continue in the post of Membership Director for the next 2 years.
Apart from golf her hobbies include an addiction to logic puzzles, reading crime thrillers and working on becoming more fluent in Spanish.
Dianne Gibb House Chair 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. Bill Bradley Greens Chair 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 Bryan Ozorio Comisario 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.