Join Us!
Experience the 
Lions Club of Taos
"We Serve"

For 95 years, our membership has actively been making Taos

and surrounding communities a better place to live. 

We welcome new members with the same commitment to service.

Taos Lions at a Glance

We are 36 members strong. Our membership comes from diverse backgrounds, but we all share one common value: we are committed to serving our community. You probably already know the Lions Club has made Tio Vivo available to generations of kids; but did you know we also put 76 US Flags around the Taos Plaza on major holidays? Did you know we are behind the free eye screenings at all Taos county schools? These are just a few of our club projects, read on to learn about the many other ways we serve the Taos community.

Tio Vivo 2017 Horses Decorated by Local

Ways we help our Community of
Taos, New Mexico

Meaningful Service, Unforgettable Experiences


We are the
Knights of the Blind!
We organize and conduct free vision screening to all Taos students.

Helping Elders stay in their homes by offering free guidance as they apply for Federal Assistance programs. 

Flags on the Taos Plaza

Our members proudly place 76 US Flags around the Taos Plaza for most major holidays. We believe in displaying our patriotic spirit.

Taos Lions help where we can by supporting other charitable organizations who are doing good work throughout the Taos community.

Tio Vivo 2017 Nobody Said This Would Be
Portrait of a Senior Man

For 87 years, the Lions Club has been bringing smiles to kids and parents alike. Tio Vivo is a New Mexico treasure.

We partner with three local eye care professionals to subsidize eye exams, eyeglasses, and cataract surgery for local residents in need.

We collect unneeded eyeglasses and redistribute them to those who can benefit from clearer vision.

We help students fill the needs of Taos through scholarships in the fields of: Nursing, EMT training, CDL licensing, and CNA training.

Would you like to support our efforts?
We welcome all donations of time or treasure.
Please reach out to us here:


Responding to a call from Helen Keller in 1925, to be "Knights of the Blind", the Lions Club has been focused on vision issues. We use up-to-date technology to screen the eyes of every Taos County student (with parental consent) to identify vision impairments as early as possible. We have been proudly providing this free service for nearly twenty years.




The headline reads:
Pandemic forces creative solution to safe school screenings"


Meeting & Activities Schedule
We typically meet the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 

11:30-1:00 General Membership Gathering 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Taos Country Club

54 Golf Course Dr.

Taos, NM 

No Host Lunch 

Guest Speaker: Liam Hughes, Director of Stray Hearts

Guests are welcome to attend! Come find out what the Lions Club does to Serve our Community!  

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Taos Country Club

54 Golf Course Dr. 

Taos, NM 

No Host Lunch 

Speaker - To be announced 

Flags on the Plaza

Come Join us!

We will be setting up the Flags on the Plaza on Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day at 8:00 a.m. and taking them down at 5:00 p.m.  We welcome help.  It usually takes ½ hour.  We'd welcome your participation!

Tio Vivo Carousel 

We will be setting up and running our Beloved Tio Vivo Carousel for the Town of Taos Touch-A-Truck at the Youth & Family Center 407 Paseo Del Cañon.  Set up will be Friday  August 26th. The Carousel will be giving rides on Saturday the 27th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.   Contact us if you'd like to help set up, take down or run the Carousel.  taoslions@gmail.com    

Lions Club of Taos
       Contact Us

Lions Club of Taos

PO Box 199

Taos, NM 87571



Wayne Rutherford, President 575-770-0180

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