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

For 96 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 35 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 84 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, talent 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.  Fall of 2022 we have screened over 2,500 school children in Taos County's 22 schools!  




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

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

6:00 p.m. General Membership Gathering 

Thursday, October 5, 2023  

Hotel Don Fernando de Taos

1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur 

Taos, NM 

No Host Dinner  6:00 p.m. 

Lion Andy Johnson will be entertaining us with A Music Salon!  

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

call Pat to RSVP: 575-644-8099

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 11:30 - 1:00

Lions Membership Gathering 

11:30-1:00 Taos Country Club

54 Golf Course Dr. 

Ranchos de Taos, NM 

No-host lunch

Speaker will be one of our own Lions - "Getting to Know Our Lions". 

Flags on the Plaza

Come Join us!

We will be displaying the Flags on the Plaza on Saturday, November 11, 2023 for Veterans Day.  We welcome your participation!  8:00 a.m. It usually takes ½ hour.  Take down at 5:00 p.m.   

Subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.  Check for latest info here or email:

Tio Vivo Carousel 

Tio Vivo has been put away for 2023 after being set up at Taos Fiesta in July and Touch-a-Truck in August.  Watch for the next time we will be bringing it out.     If you are interested in being part of "Friends of Tio Vivo," a group of people who want to help with Tio Vivo, follow us on Facebook - Friends of Tio Vivo - Taos, New Mexico  or email us at

Lions Club of Taos
       Contact Us

Lions Club of Taos

PO Box 199

Taos, NM 87571

Mary Pencin, President

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