I really have enjoyed my club visits. The
meals have been great and the clubs'
receptions have been great as well . I have
really enjoyed 1stVDG John Wenysel traveling
with me as well , but what I really like the
most is when I installed new members at
these clubs: Westover, Glenville, Fairmont
and Moundsville. If you have not scheduled
your DG Visits, please do so soon.
Lion Ellen and I just returned from a great
29I Conference in Canaan Valley and in a
couple of weeks we will be going to the 29N
Conference at Pipestem. After the holidays, we will attend the
January Lions Leadership School at Flatwoods.
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.
Here are my club visits for the months of November and
Lion Ellen and I want to take this opportunity to wish
all Lions a
I look forward to seeing you Lions of 29L.
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)