Welcome to Taos Milagro Rotary
Taos Milagro Rotary Club (TMR) consists of approximately 50 individuals. Our club is part of the Rotary District 5520 of New Mexico and Southwestern Texas. TMR is actively involved in our local community and international causes. Our main local focus is education and literacy. The Annual Chile Challenge is our primary fundraiser, the proceeds of which go to the Rotary Scholarship and Literacy Funds. TMR has been involved in several international humanitarian missions.
2020 Scholarship deadlines have been extended
Academic - May 1, 2020
Vocational - May 15, 2020
Certificate - open application
Voted the "Best Civic Club" in Taos - 2018
Our weekly meetings are held every Wednesday at 7:20 am at the Hotel Don Fernando deTaos, 1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571 inTaos. Come join us for a fun and informative breakfast. 3 out 4 weeks a month, we have local speakers present to the club; the speakers represent local businesses, government leaders, non-profits, etc. We happily invite visiting Rotarians and local Taoseños to join us at our meeting. Come get involved in our Club !
For the Love of Reading
Taos News Article
posted November 20, 2019
Success Story: Taos Municipal Schools - Community partners build success
features Taos Milagro Rotary Literacy Program
Posted Thursday, August 22, 2019
By Cindy Brown
The Taos Municipal School District partners with more than 65 community organizations in order to provide support for its students and give them the best chance to learn and be successful. “I applaud the community for their caring and involvement with the children of the Taos Municipal Schools,” says Dr. Lillian Torrez, the district’s superintendent of schools. “Each one of these organizations is providing assistance through volunteering, finding funding or other resources to support our students.”
Two of the many successful programs are the Rotary Literacy Initiative, which helps kids learn to read, and the Community Schools program that brings support services into the schools.
Rotary Literacy Initiative
Volunteers help kids read at Ranchos Elementary through the Rotary Literacy Initiative. Principal Lourdes Cordova says, “Every day we add volunteers and now have more than 25. The volunteers come in a couple of times a week and work usually one-on-one with students in kindergarten through second grade and we are now adding third-graders, as well. The volunteers and students read to each other and have begun to establish some really nice relationships.”
Volunteers also get training so that they can help out at the library. They assist students with checking out books and other needs. “Going into the third year of the program, one measure of success is how excited the students are to see their volunteer,” says Cordova. “It is a way of building community relationships.”
There are plans to expand the program to Arroyos del Norte this year.