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MY GOALS

THREE NEW CLUBS.... EACH CLUB TO HAVE 25 CHARTER MEMBERS FOR A TOTAL OF 75 MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Lions,

 If you missed our 29L Conference, you missed a
very good conference and if you didn't have the
opportunity to meet International Director Don Shove
and his wife Sunny, you missed true Lions. Both he
and his wife were great motivational speakers. We
also had the priviledge to hear another motivational
speaker, Rev. Wesley Howsare. I would like to thank
Conference CoChairs
Lions Stan Stewart, Elliott
Girsell, and their committee: Lions Doug Pettit, Gary
Ryder, the Moundsville Lions Club and a special
thanks to PDG Eva Dague and my wife Lion Ellen
Saunders for all of their work. We collected over
11,000 pairs of old glasses and the Parade of
Checks totaled approximately $36,000. Again, thanks
to one and all who worked and attended. Finally, it
was an honor and a priviledge to recognize the 50+
year members in District 29L. Congratulations to First Vice District
Governor John Wensyel and Lion Paul Nutter on their Certificates of
Appreciation from International President Joe Preston.
As my term winds down, I would really like to thank my Cabinet for all
their hard work this year. Remember that March is the last month for the
District Governor's Club Contest. The winners will be announced at the
State Convention.
I am very happy to see the Fairview Lions Club get started again. Now I
plan to work on another club that is closing their charter. We are still a
minus 22, but we are getting closer. A number of clubs have gained new
members. I would like to finish my term with a plus in membership.
Remember: “JUST ASK 1”

Remember: "JUST ASK 1"

Your District Governor Eugene L. Saunders, Sr.

 

DISTRICT GOVERNOR LION GENE SAUNDER'S BIO

Lion Gene became a Lion in 2006. He served as club president in 2010-2011 and has served on the sight committee since 2006. He was “Lion of the Year” in 2007, served as Zone Chairperson 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, Second Vice District Governor 2012-2013 and First Vice District Governor 2013-2014. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and a Leonard Jarrett recipient.

Lion Gene was born and raised in Moundsville. Graduated from Moundsville High School and attended Northern Community College. He was employed by Consol Energy for 38 years and retired as Shift Foreman.

He is married to his high school sweetheart (Ellen). They have four children (Edward Michael, Eugene Lee Jr., Evan Maurice and Ellicia Lynette), 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is a member of the Wayman A.M.E. Church currently serving as head trustee.

Community Service:
. Member of Jaycees – 1970- 1980s
. Member of Salvation Army Advisory Board
. Member of the Police Civil Service Board
. Member of Ohio Valley Umpire Board and Mid Ohio Valley Umpire Board
. Has umpired baseball in Marshall and 0hio Counties for 40 years.
. Coached Flag Football and Basketball at McNinch Elementary School
. Owner/Instructor - Tae Kwon Do Studies (16 years)
. 5th Degree Black Belt (Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame – 2011)
. Cofounded the Marshall County Panthers (1999). President of the Ohio Valley Youth Tackle Football Conference
. Member of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors
2010-2012)
. Dr. David L. Ealy Community Service Award
. Member of Moundsville City Council – 3rd Ward
. Vice Mayor – 2011- 2013
. Mayor 2013 and 2014
. Blood Donor (American Red Cross 1990-2013)