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MY GOALS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Lions,

 Here it is March and I only have four months in my year as District Governor. It truly has been a great experience. I want to thank all the clubs that I have visited for a great reception and visit. I also want to thank all the clubs who have notified me of
the new members in their clubs. Although we have increased our membership, we are still a minus 29 in membership. My goal is to have a plus in membership
before my term is over. I know our District will be in good hands in the years ahead. I want to say thanks to 1st Vice District Governor John Wensyel for not only being my travel partner, but a great friend and a true Lion.
   I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the 29L Conference in Wheeling. We plan to have an old school hop Friday night, four great seminars on Saturday: (1 ) Diabetic dog, (2)Lions and Quilting, (3) CASA —Abused Children, (4) Seeing Hand — Blindness. I want to honor all 29L Lions who have 50+ years, and have Parades of Banners and Checks. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Conference Committee: Lions Ellen Saunders, Eva Dague, Gary Ryder, Doug Pettit, Neil Coffield and Committee Co-Chairs Stan Stewart and Elliott Grisell, and the Moundsville Lions Club for a great job setting up the 29L Conference.
  I still have a few clubs who have not scheduled a District Governor Visit.
  Please call and get your visit set up. Here are my visits for March and April.

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)