Celebrating 24 Years of Community Service

Rotary International was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, as the first service club in the United States. Currently Rotary International is the largest club of its kind in the world having in excess of 1.2 million members in some 3200 clubs in 200 different countries.

The Taos Milagro Rotary Club was formed in 1998 as a part of Rotary International. Its motto is “Service above  Self”. The Taos Milagro Rotary Club consists of about 50 members from various professional walks of life in Taos County, who share a common goal; to make life better for those in the community and throughout the world. 

Taos Milagro Rotary Year in Review


  • Provide two evening meals monthly to Taos men’s shelter
  • Donated to Halloween Packets for Taos kids
  • Helped stuff Halloween bags for Taos kids
  • Interact club donated boxes to elderly at Taos Pueblo twice
  • Football night at Taos High football game
  • Coordinated two Blood Drives
  • Provided and packed 190 backpacks with supplies to Taos school kids in need
  • Lit Farolitos on Taos Plaza
  • Numerous Book Distributions
  • Held a virtual Film Festival
  • Made the Film Festival available to teachers
  • Provided and coordinated Little Free Libraries
  • Read to elementary school children weekly during school
  • Distributed Dictionaries to all third grade kids in Taos County
  • Thank you burritos and pizza provided to Kit Carson Coop workers after storm
  • Raised over $30,000 to fund projects in Taos and in the world
  • Awarded 5 academic scholarships worth $4,000 ($1,000 a year for 4 years) to graduating Taos area high school students
  • Provided snacks to all teacher lounges to show gratitude for their Covid efforts
  • Purchased and distributed Girl Scout cookies to 400 hospital workers to thank them for their Covid efforts
  • Supported Rotary Global grants through donations to Rotary Foundation
  • Contributed $2000 to Guatemalan (Joya Verde) sanitation project
  • Contributed $1500 to a Mexican project to provide cleft palate surgery and recovery
  • Maintain ongoing support to ShelterBox making us a ShelterBox Hero club
  • Held a meeting at the Taos Land Trust to show support for their efforts
  • Donated several thousand dollars to Polio Plus
  • Recognized by the Rotary Action Group For Peace (RAGFP) as a Peacebuilder Club
  • Several stories appeared in the Taos News about Taos Milagro Rotary
  • Provided a place for civically minded Taosenos to gather and share
  • Transitioned from virtual weekly club meetings to weekly in person meetings
  • Developing a way to have hybrid (in-person and virtual at the same time) meetings
  • Dealing with transitions due to Covid