The School for Special Children (Escuela para Niños Especiales) in Jocotepec elected a new board of directors at its annual general meeting held March 28 at the Real de Chapala.
According to President Bill Crowder, this is the largest and most diverse team that the school has ever assembled.
“We look forward to contributing to the ongoing operations of this very special school with its 92 students, ranging in ages from toddlers to 20 years plus,” Crowder says.
“We would also like to thank the Ajijic community for their support of our fundraising efforts, which include the famous ‘Home Tours,’ all of which have been sold out throughout the year, and our highly successful annual Fashion Show, held each year at Las Caballerizas, at the Raquet Club in San Juan Cosala in early December.
“We would also like to thank all the people who came to the annual general meeting, which registered our largest attendance ever, and specifically thank Salvador Macìas, the director of the School, who spoke and shared his passion with every person attending.”
As well as Crowder, the new board members are Jan Riley, Christine Stephan, Ian Lambert, Steve Cross, Heather Hunter, Gina Esteva, Carlos Rodriguez, Lupita Campbell and Connie Pecsar.
Crowder encourages community members to join the school’s team of volunteers. “We have many exciting initiatives planned for this year, including working on much needed repairs to the school.”