I just had my first club visit. Everything went very well
. I would like to thank the Washington Lands Lions Club for a
good meal and great hospitality. I also attended Zone 3's zone meeting.
Zone Chair Linda Amos conducted a great zone meeting and she was very
informative. All the clubs were represented and each gave positive
I would like to share with you Lions my goals
for my year as your District Governor:
1. Ensure that al l club
officers receive adequate training for their positions.
2. Increase membership in
District 29L to plus 25.
3. Charter a new club.
4. Ensure that al l clubs are
more visible in their communities.
5. Ensure that al l District
Officers work with clubs in their zone to promote Lionism.
6. Have a balanced budget at
the end of my year as District
7. To be
more visible to al l clubs, aid them with problems and promote
membership retention and increases
I know these goals can be achieved with your help, so let's have a great
year and increase membership.
Here are my visitations for the months of September and
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)