I have visited over half of the clubs in 29L. I
want to thank al l the clubs I've visited for the warm reception they
have shown Lion Ellen and me. I really look forward to visiting the rest
of the clubs and meeting new
friends. Lion Ellen and I want to let 2nd VDG Linda know how sorry we
are for her loss and she and her family are in our thoughts
I want to let you know that we are a minus four in membership. We were
doing so well at one point. We were a plus 1 and we were headed in the
right direction. Let us not lose our focus and remember to “Ask One. ” I
am hoping to install
new members when I visit. Please don't forget we have our third Cabinet
Meeting at Cheat Lake January 18th and Leadership School in Flatwoods
coming January 30–February 1.
Last but not least, start thinking about the 29L Conference
which will be March 14, 2015 at the McClure Hotel in Wheeling.
Lion Ellen and I want to wish you and your loved
ones a Very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remember: We are
celebrating the Birth of Christ!
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)