Well, it's hard to believe that half of my year as
District Governor is over. It's been a great experience.
Lion Ellen and I are looking forward to our
Our District Conference is coming up soon. Let's
make it a great event. I am asking every club in
29L to attend and give to our Parade of Checks. The
Conference will be held March 14th, 2015 at the
McClure Hotel in Wheeling. I hope to see you there.
Now, I would like to talk about our membership in
29L. We are -15 members in the month of December.
We had a great first quarter and somehow we
lost sight of our objectives, so let's roll up our
sleeves and get back on track. Remember: "Just Ask 1"!
Lion Ellen, District 29L Peace Poster Chairperson, would like to thank
the children and clubs that participated in the LCI Peace Poster
There were many fine entries. The winner chosen is Nicole Scarpa, A 6th
grader at Vandevender Middle School. The title of her poster is "Let
Carry The World." It was submitted by the Parkersburg Lions Club, Kevin
Klem, president. Congratulations to Nicole and the Parkersburg Lions
Club. Your entry was submitted to LCI for future consideration.
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)