Laguna Chapalac - April 18, 2020

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at Lake Chapala Society. In lieu of a personal presentation, each week the group will highlight a different video of a past presentation.

Sunday, April 19, Phil Rylett presents “What are you? And why you won’t believe it.” This video, filmed on January 26, can be viewed at

WHAT are you? It is something we rarely think about. We are much more concerned with WHO we are. Our identity defines our differences. I am not you. You are not me. But if you knew WHAT you are, would those differences start to crumble? Would you see yourself differently? And your relationship to all life, our planet, and beyond? How we got here tells us quite a bit of where we are going. Take a humorous trip back in time and space and let’s just see how you got here and what it means for your daily life today — nutrition, health, sex, relationships, love, etc. There’s a lot going on under the hood. Let’s find out what it all means.

Phil Rylett is a native of England. Careers in pharmacology, nursing and computer science define what he did. But what is he? Well, all will be revealed during the presentation.

Free tech classes

Online live tech classes and help sessions are scheduled next week.

Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. Keeping your passwords.  To cover using various ways to hold onto all those passwords you have written down on a napkin somewhere.

Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. Google Drive: What it does and how to use it.

These classes and help services are provided free by tech expert Mike Goss.  To attend, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least one day prior to the class and you will be registered and be given instructions on how to attend this online live class. Anyone in the Lakeside area is welcome to the classes and the help sessions.

Do you need tech help? Do you miss the book library and want to know how to access 100,000+ online books for free? Do you want to be able to make video calls to your friends and family during these difficult times? Do you want to know how to access thousands of local people who are in the same boat you are but may be able to help find you resources? Just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he can help. All for free! 

Help out local musicians

Keep It Live at Lakeside newsletter editor Francis Dryden, together with Paul Brier, is asking for donations to help out local Mexican musicians who haven’t had any work in over a month now and may not have gigs for some time.

Dryden and Brier have put together a list of musicians and hope to give them a bit of monetary relief.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, there are various options to deposit or transfer funds into:

O’Rourke & Asociados account number 5057575; You can transfer funds from your Mexican Bank account into BBVA Bancomer SA, clabe 012320001641871051, beneficiary: O’Rourke & Asociados SA de CV, Reference 5057575. If you are outside Mexico and wish to wire transfer a donation, use the same BBVA information above but include Moneda: MXN, the bank address: Lopez Mateos 2084, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico C.P. 45046, and the Swift Code: BCMRMXMMPYM.

If you use the transferwise App, then use these directions: Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A., Bank Address: Av. Del Sol 1996, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico C.P. 45050 Account: (Clabe) 044320010097703648 Moneda: Mxn Beneficiary: O’Rourke & Asociados, S.A. De C.V. Beneficiary address: Mariano Otero 1917, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. 45089, Swift Code: MBCOMXDXMM and Reference: 5057575.