"DIGGING DEEP TO MOVE FORWARD"

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MY GOALS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Lions,

 We just finished the second quarter of my term and
I am sad to report that we are a minus four for the
month and a minus 27 for the year so far. We are
gaining ground, but we still have a long way to go. I
am hoping that by the end of the third quarter we
will be back on the plus side in membership. I want
to thank the Cheat Lake Lions Club for hosting the
Cabinet Meeting. I had to leave early to receive a
special award (If I Had A Dream) in honor of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I would like to congratulate the 29L clubs who
enrolled a new member. Remember my theme:
“Digging Deep To Move Forward. ” Clubs, take a good look at your
membership and come up with a plan to help your club move forward.
Don't forget our Conference is coming up soon. I am hoping that all 29L
clubs will be represented and participate in the Parade of Checks. Let's
make this Conference a memorable Conference.

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)