Spotlight Lion of the Month
Febuary 2008
Gene Neal
Name- Gene Neal                   Marital Status-Affirmative

Spouse Name- Cathy

Occupation- Registered Pharmacist

Children's Names- Kristi Lyn & Dyana Lyn

Became a Lion In- 1986 (I believe)

Reason I became a Lion- Member invited me as a guest, liked what I saw. Joined.

Awards/Honors- Presidents Plaque & Pin, Lion Of the Year, Melvin Jones Fellow,
                       Several of Lion Jim's Construction Crew Awards, etc,etc.

Offices Held- All club offices-EXCEPT "Safety Position"

Committee Chairs- Fund Raising, PR, Sight Conservation, Membership, Service Requests, Nominating Committe,                
Community Projects, State Lions Convention Chr.

Most Memorable Moment in Lions: Melvin Jones Fellowship Award
Messages from your fellow Lions
"I find Gene to be the ultimate Lion. He has helped me so many times with different things about the club. He has his finger on the
pulse of the community of Minot and really seems to know what is the best thing to do for everyone. He has really been an
inspiration to me. Besides he is a great Yankee fan."                                                                                                     -Lion Gary
Thuner-

"I want to reconize Gene as my role model for being a Lion. He brings humor and great fellowship to our meetings. He is always
willing to volunteer for club activities, projects and committees. Not only does Gene donate time to the club, he often contributes
money without asking to be recognized. I aspire to be as good of a Lion as Gene."                                       
                                                                                                                                                     -Lion Ronald L. Meier-

"Gene is the Lion I admire the most. His commitment to Lions is amazing. Gene does so much for our club, most of it going
unnoticed. Thank you for being such a good Lion Mentor."                                                       
                                                                                                                                                       -Lion Josh Ressler-

"Year in and year out, Lion Gene is the glue that holds the Magic City Lions together.  If the Magic City Lions are involved in a
project, Lion Gene will be there and he is often in a leadership role.  I was a member of the club for many years before I realized the
extent of Lion Gene's commitment to the club.  So much of what he has done has happened behind the scenes.  The fact that we
have so many Melvin Jones Fellows in our club is largely due to Lion Gene's support and promotion."

                                                                                                                                                        -Lion Jim Blomberg-

Direct from sunny Orlando: "Gene Neal is another Lion mentor who has also inspired me to be as active as possible in the
promotion of Lionism. Gene has unselfishly served our club all the years that I have know him and I admire his devotion to the
Lion's Creed. He has played an intregal part in keeping our Club as active and involved as we are."

                                                                                                                                                          -Lion David Snyder-

"Lion Gene is an asset to our club in more ways than anyone will ever know. It was Lion Gene's persistence that got me involved
with Lions.  I'm not sure if I will ever be able to Thank him enough. When I think of Lions, I think of Lion Gene. I only hope that I
can be half the Lion that he is."
                                                                                                                                                           -Lion Terry Alexander-

"Lion Gene is the true epitome of Lionism.  He is always willing and ready to help and support, no matter what the job is.  I am
proud to say he is my sponsor. Lion Gene was and always is there for any fellow Lion."
                                                                                                                                                           -Lion Doreen Clock-