My wife and I just returned home from the International Convention in
It was a wonderful and informative experience. West Virginia was
very well . I want to take the time to congratulate the District
Long, Charles Sheets and Karen Hall-Dundas. I am looking forward to
working with you and having a great year.
I also want to congratulate al l the new incoming officers in 29L. I
look forward to meeting you when I visit your clubs.
We have a lot of work to do and I
know we can get it done. International President Joe Preston's theme is
"Strengthen The Pride," in which he gives us a blueprint for stronger
clubs. My theme is "Digging Deep and Moving Forward," in which I mean
let's really dig into how
membership wi l l grow so we can move forward toward our goals of having
The first Multiple District Council Meeting will be July 26, 2014
in West Milford. My first Cabinet Meeting will be held July 27, 2014 in
Warwood at the Corpus Christi Center at 2: 00 pm (Sponsored by Warwood
Lions Club). I will start my club visits
August 18, 2014 at
Washington-Lands Lions Club (6: 00pm) and
August 28, 2014 at
Brookhaven-Morgantown Lions Clubs (6: 00pm). Hopefully I can install a
new member when I visit.
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)