Who we are and what we do
The Richland/Gull Lake Area Lion’s Club is one of 46,000 Lion’s Clubs worldwide. The 1.35 million members make the Lions the world’s largest service organization. We're also one of the most effective. In 205 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of our own community where we live. We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That’s why the Richland/Gull Lake Area Lion's Club supports sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. We also provide free eye care services and free glasses for needy individuals in the Richland and Galesburg communities. The Richland/Gull Lake Area Lion's Club is proud of our past support of the visually impaired through many programs and organizations including Leader Dogs for the Blind, Michigan Eye Bank, Lions of Michigan Service Foundation, Project Kid Sight and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Our Club also serves the Richland/Gull Lake community in additional ways from performing other service projects to providing annual college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership and volunteer experiences. We raise donations through the popular Dinner in the Dark event and other fundraising campaigns such as the chicken barbeque on the 4th of July and the White Cane Awareness event held in May. Everyone is encouraged to participate and help out with these events and, as always, new members are welcome to join our Club. If anyone wishes to support our Club through a kind donation or to assist with any of our projects or events, we can be reached at HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.