We just finished the second quarter of my term and
I am sad to report that we are a minus four for the
month and a minus 27 for the year so far. We are
gaining ground, but we still have a long way to go. I
am hoping that by the end of the third quarter we
will be back on the plus side in membership. I want
to thank the Cheat Lake Lions Club for hosting the
Cabinet Meeting. I had to leave early to receive a
special award (If I Had A Dream) in honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I would like to congratulate the 29L clubs who
enrolled a new member. Remember my theme:
“Digging Deep To Move Forward. ” Clubs, take a good look at your
membership and come up with a plan to help your club move forward.
Don't forget our Conference is coming up soon. I am hoping that all 29L
clubs will be represented and participate in the Parade of Checks. Let's
make this Conference a memorable Conference.
Remember: "JUST ASK 1"
Your District Governor Eugene L. Saunders, Sr.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR LION GENE
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
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
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.
. 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
. Has umpired baseball in Marshall and 0hio Counties for 40
. Coached Flag Football and Basketball at McNinch Elementary
. 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
. 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)