Service is a cornerstone of Rotary. The Rotary Club of Anthony NM/TX has a tradition of helping out the community.

In its earliest days, the club members would go to the local cemetery to clean it up. They also funded a baseball diamond for the youth in the community to be able to use.

Although the projects have changed, the concept of serving others in the community has not. There are a variety of projects that are currently underway.


Past Projects:

      Backpack Project

The Rotary Club of Anthony NM/TX has been presenting students with the greatest need in the community with backpacks since 2015.

The first year, the club distributed 250 backpacks with school supplies to 250 students in the Gadsden Independent School District. Since then, the project has seen expansion to include other districts in the Anthony NM/TX area and has seen an increase of up to 850 backpacks.

The 2020-2021 school year saw a change in what was needed in school, so the club adapted and provided items such as face masks and water bottles for individual use in addition to composition books and other necessities for school.



The Rotary Youth Leadership Award is an intensive week long training camp that brings together youth and adults. The main goal of the camp is to develop lifelong leadership skills through teamwork, motivation, and communication, while focusing on each student’s individual strengths and abilities. These skills can be taken back to the high school for modeling to other students.

Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to the camp by mentoring and bringing in other Rotarians to share their stories and how the youth of today can contribute to the success of all tomorrow. 

The Rotary Club of Anthony NM/TX sponsors multiple students to attend the camp every year. In addition to that, the club also sends members to be counselors in the camp.

Go on‐line to our website then look for the RYLA section under New Generations (Youth Services) or visit



4 year scholarships for students in the Anthony, NM/TX area

The Rotary Club of Anthony NM/TX has an established scholarship program for students from the area to attend a college of their choosing. In recent years, we have also sponsored students for flight school. The scholarship fund has increased so that we are able to offer four-year scholarships to students.



Feed 'Em for a Week (During Christmas week) in conjunction with La Tuna Federal Prison

Feed Em’ For A Week is a community project that provides food for multiple families during Christmas. In addition to food: toys, clothing, hygiene items, and enough food to last each family for a month. The project is sponsored by the La Tuna Federal Prison, and local church groups, the Gadsden VFW, the Gadsden VFW Auxiliary, along with the Rotary club all assist to make the project a success.



Trunk or Treat in conjunction with Gadsden Memorial VFW Post 4384


Events not pictured: 

School Readiness Project


Car Drive for Anthony Food Pantry


Toys for Tots southern NM Division


Veterans Memorial trash pick-up


Boy Scout trash pick-up


Cemetery trash pick-up


Polio Plus


JROTC Gadsden High School in conjunction with Gadsden Memorial VFW Post 4384


Shoe Drive in conjunction with Gadsden Memorial VFW Post 4384



Current Projects:

    Christmas Project at Gadsden 
The Rotary Club of Anthony NM/TX teamed up with First New Mexico Bank of Las Cruces (Anthony Branch) and the Gadsden VFW to provide boxes of food for over 500 people. Included were coloring books, crayons, and stockings with candy and fruit for 400 students. 
Also assisting in the project was the La Union Maze, the Lion’s Club, and the State Police of New Mexico. They were assisted in the project with the help of Cash and Carry, and the food was handed out by the Gadsden Independent School District.