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MY GOALS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Lions,

 My year as your district governor is almost over. I have had a great year. I have
accomplished two major factors:

  (1) I made friends with the clubs that I have visited and I had fun at the clubs.

  (2) I created a friendship bond with 1st Vice District Governor John Wensyel . To me, both of these accomplishments are what being a Lion is all about. I will never forget my year as your District Governor.
      I am happy to report that the Fairview Lions Club has regained their charter and has become an active club with 13 new members and they are gaining new members at each club meeting. They also have scheduled projects for the rest of the year. I want to thank PDG Bob Moffett, PDG Richard McMillan, Zone Chairperson Jackie Fitch and 1st VDG John Wensyel for all of their hard work in getting this club started again. Now that this club is started, I can focus on another club that is in danger of losing their charter. I want to thank al l the clubs who have reported new members, but we are still at a minus 24. I plan to be on the plus side before the end of my term.
     I received a letter from International Director Don Shove and Lion Sunny expressing their gratitude and pleasure for the hospitality shown during the District 29L Conference. He also expressed how wonderful the events were at our Conference. It was great having International Director Don Shove and Lion Sunny.
  Now that all my DG visits are over, I have been invited to install new officers for the upcoming year:    June 15: Newell Lions Club - June17: Wheeling Lions Club
    Lion Ellen and I want to thank the Alum Creek Lions Club for sponsoring a great State Convention and congratulations to all Vice District Governors.
                                        “May God Bless and Keep You”

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)