Rotary Club of Socorro

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Welcome !!


Serving Socorro since May 4,1938

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
606 North California
(Mailing address is PO box 972)
Socorro, NM  87801
United States
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  • Dan and Gerry Klinglesmith of Socorro longtime promoters of getting students interested in science and technology and quintessential community volunteers, will be honored at a Nov. 11 banquet recognizing those who go above and beyond in service to the public.
Thank you Dan & Gerry !!!

It was an amazing experience and we sincerely thank you for making it all possible.
Estephania Morales and Asher Guengerich
RYLA is the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. Socorro Rotary sends two students to camp each year.

Thank you again for Rotary member’s contributions during May of this year.
Your help enables us to continue providing food, clothing,
and services to the poor and homeless of Socorro.

With sincere thanks from Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor, Inc. 



A Dose of Reality - Raising Awareness of the Risks of Prescription Painkiller Abuse Among New Mexico Teens.

New Mexico ranks 3rd highest in the nation for teen non-medical use of pain relievers and to combat the problem, the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) has launched a statewide prevention campaign to educate teens and their parents about the serious risks for addiction and overdose from prescription painkiller abuse.

Many people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer to abuse than illegal street drugs and we need to dispel the myths associated with abusing prescription painkillers. In reality, 12 to 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse heroin, cocaine/crack, ecstasy, and methamphetamine combined. The prescription drugs most commonly abused by teens are prescription painkillers.

In collaboration with Rotary Club of Socorro and The Mayor’s Drug Task Force our goals are:

·         Educate youth and their parents of the risks

·         Educate our community about the definition of “Misuse”

·         Develop a Handbook


Penny Lommen delivers another winner !!

Prez Chuck leads the way  !!

Francisco Sisneros, is a retired educator (Socorro Schools), life-long student of New Mexico history and culture, and co-founder of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico. His presentation will highlight the fascinating story of faith healer Pope August Schrader and his followers in Socorro County at the turn of the 20th century.

Damien Ocampo is the newest member of the Socorro Rotary Club!!
Damien joins us as the new State Farm agent in town having just taken over the business from Hubert Hardern.
​His office is at 1004 N California.The phone is 575-835-0001


Your support of our programs has enabled us to reach many more people than we would have been able to. We never would have been able to give such a wonderful gift. Your time and devotion are so appreciated. You are SMILE MAKERS!

Dear Rotarians, I visit several homes a week where the childs favorite book is one you donated. Sometimes this is the only book they own. Your help is very much appreciated and a great service to our community.

My kids love the play dough because their parents don't usually buy these things.

Thank you for all the time you put in for us. It's the greatest gift to see our childrens big smiles when they get their gift bags.

Families feel supported and encouraged by the community.

Thank you for all your donations to all our families!! 






Dear Rotarians, Thank you so much for giving me the experience of RYLA! This summer was amazing. I made many friends with similar interests as me and I  have done a lot of things I never thought I could accomplish. RYLA has empowered me to be more social and to utilize my leadership skills in everyday activities. RYLA has changed my personal reality in so many ways making me feel like I can be/do anything I put my mind to, and I am completely grateful for your all giving me that opportunity. Sincerely, Charli Gonzales.



The Interact Club had a food drive at the high school last week. 

They collected 1827 cans of food which they delivered to Puerto Seguro! ​

Is that cool or what!smiley


Overall the District Rotary Day was a great success.  
39 clubs participated and raised over $28,000, coupled with all the matches District 5520 provided over $145,000 to end polio. Good job !!! 

Home Page News
Officer calls the station to report
"An old lady shot her husband 
for walking on her newly mopped floor"
"Did you arrest her?"
"No, the floor isn't dry yet"
Please Welcome:
Oliver Wingenter
Savannah Morriss
Craven Ford
Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez
SGH Administrator Veronica Pound and Linda Wilson, Pastor at the Episcopalian Church


Anthony Welch, Managing Editor and staff, has joined Rotary with a Team Membership!!!


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