Since 1917, Lions have served the world's population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1.4 million members serving in more than 45,000 clubs in over 185 countries and areas, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks are established and supported by Lions, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research facilities. In their local communities, Lions provide free, quality eye care, eyeglasses and optical aids. But the Lions are not limited to those activities. Read on to see other examples of involvement by The Chanhassen Lions.