Serving Taos County since 1927
Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
Mission Statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.
For 86 years, the Taos Lions Club has followed the intention of the Lions Club International: we service our community. We achieve this through various programs and community events held throughout the year. Our membership is actively involved in helping to make Taos and Taos County better places to live.
KIDSIGHT PROGRAM: Responding to Helen Keller's 1925 charge to the then young Lions Club to be "Knights of the Blind", the Taos Lions Club started the KidSight Program in 2007. Using up-to-date technology, the Taos Lions Club seeks to screen the eyes of every Taos County child between Pre-K and third grade to catch, as early as possible, any vision impairments or disorders.
CUB AND BOY SCOUTS: For over 60 years, we have helped to support Cub Packs and Boy Scout Troops in Taos County, encouraging the constructive activities and leadership development for boys that scouting provides.
TIO VIVO: Since 1939, the Taos Lions Club have been giving children attending the Taos Fiesta, rides on the historic Tio Vivo Carousel. We are the stewards of this unique and historic "Flying Jenny" and work to preserve it for future generations.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Since 2003, we have offered a $1,000/year scholarship for up to 4 years, for 2 deserving Taos High School graduates, giving them the opportunity to attend the college or technical training institution of their choice.
ADULT VISION: We serve needy adults who need financial assistance for eye exams and/or glasses through the coordinated efforts of Dr.Compton,OD, Dr.Ratzlaff, OD, social services and area churches.
Interested in becoming a member?
We welcome anyone who is interested in making a difference and passionate about community service to join the Taos Lions Club. We are a dynamic and growing club, currently 70 members strong, which makes us the largest and most active service club in the Taos area. Our members are as diverse as you can imagine, with each member contributing their unique experiences and talents to our clubs success.
Our membership is proud of the contributions we have made to the Taos community over the last 86 years, and continue to make on a daily basis. As a member of the Taos Lions Club, you will have many opportunities to impact the lives of your friends and neighbors in a beneficial way. You can expect to develop close personal relationships with our current members. In many ways, we are more than just a service club, we are a family. Our clubs dues are affordable, and we have no rigid attendance requirement; we simply ask that you contribute your time and talents whenever possible. We are confident that once you experience the joy of helping others, you will become an active and proud Lion! We encourage you to explore our website to find out what being a Lion is all about, and if you like what you see, contact our Membership Director, Seymour Wheelock at 575-770-1671 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org