Celebrating 23 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

2020-2021 

  • Transitioned to Virtual Meetings via Zoom;
  • Raised $29,000 to fund scholarships & literacy activities in Taos;
  • Awarded five $4,000 academic scholarships to graduating Taos area high school seniors;
  • Partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region to increase access to books trough our Little Free Library Project and advance literacy through mentoring via a $17,500 Taos Community Foundation Grant;
  • Fiscally Sponsored 100% Community Taos County Initiative for 10 vital thriving and surviving services;
  • Read virtually to elementary school children through our For The Love of Reading Project and distributed books to children in Talpa, Ranchos, Arroyo Seco, and Questa (supported by our Rotary District 5520 Foundation Grant);
  • Supported Rotary International Global Grants to fund the Joya Verde Guatemala Water & Sanitation Project and the Ejecutivo Aguascalientes Cleft Palate & Eye Care Projects in Mexico;
  • Held diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice conversations;
  • Hosted a Community Wealth Building Speakers Series;
  • Provided meals to Taos Men's Shelter 2x per month;
  • Recognized Taos area educators with Emergency Treat Candy Packs;
  • Distributed dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Taos County;
  • Maintained ongoing financial support of ShelterBox USA & Polio Plus efforts;
  • Supported the launch of two new Little Free Library locations: Ziggy's Frozen Yogurt & Arroyo Seco Live (thanks for your stewardship and recent reading event!);
  • Voted Best Civic Organization 2021