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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.  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 

11:30-1:00 General Membership Gathering 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Martrys Steakhouse

146 Paseo del Pueblo Norte 

Taos, NM 

No Host Lunch 

Guest Speaker:  Juniper Leherissey, Executive Director Harwood Museum of Art.  Juniper will be bringing us up to date on the programs and exhibits at the Harwood Museum. 

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

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Lions Membership Retreat  9:30-3:30

Martrys Steakhouse

146 Paseo del Pueblo Norte

Taos, NM 

Lunch followed by an in-depth look at the Lions Club of Taos - Mission - Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Looking ahead to our 2023 Programs.  

Flags on the Plaza

Come Join us!

We go quiet over the winter months.  Look for our next Flags on the Plaza in the new year.  We welcome your participation!  It usually takes ½ hour.  

Tio Vivo Carousel 

Tio Vivo is put away for the off season.  We will be doing some maintenance on the Carousel over the winter/early spring.  If you are interested in helping, drop us a line. 

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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