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Current Board of Directors

Mitch Macon

Mitch Macon

YMBL President - The President is the principal executive officer of the organization and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the organization. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors.
Gerard Celestine

Gerard Celestine

1st Vice President is the Executive Officer over the Fair, Rodeo, Auction, Special Kid's Day Rodeo and Special Projects
Jimmy Ward

Jimmy Ward

SOUTH TEXAS STATE FAIR, The 79th annual South Texas State Fair under sponsorship of the Young Men's Business League is set for March 23rd – April 2nd at Beaumont’s Ford Park. More than 200 YMBL members will be involved in the production of this huge event. In 2022 some 200,000 people from S.E. Texas and S.W. Louisiana attended the Fair. The Fair offers hundreds of commercial exhibits, food concessions outstanding livestock and poultry shows and new and exciting attractions for the entire family which include a the YMBL Rodeo.
A.J. Boudreaux

A.J. Boudreaux

SPECIAL KIDS DAY RODEO, Named after the late Judge Harold Engstrom who started this event in 1990, the primary responsibility of the committee is to organize and stage the annual Special Kids Day at the YMBL Rodeo. Hundreds of mentally and or physically challenged youngsters from the area are invited to attend this special outing, usually held before the day before the YMBL Rodeo opens to the public.
Bill Collins

Bill Collins

FAIR BUYERS COMMITTEE, Sometimes known as the Fair Auction Committee, the committee's primary function is to contact local and area businesses as well as other interested individuals to underwrite the annual South Texas State Fair's two-day Junior Livestock and Poultry Auctions. In 2022, more than $500,000.00 was raised through bids for those youngsters whose animals competed in the Junior Shows at the Fair, and then qualified to be sold at the Auction.
Sal Guerrero

Sal Guerrero

SPECIAL PROJECTS, This assignment’s duties include leading, executing and completing company projects as assigned by the YMBL President.
Matt Sherman

Matt Sherman

MEMBERSHIP MENTORING COMMITTEE, The lifeblood of any volunteer organization is membership and this committee will begin its work in late June signing new members and encouraging current members to pay their dues early to ensure their place on the membership rolls and projects during the coming year. This committee is also designed to build professional relationships within the organization and provide a source of encouragement, advice and motivation to the select YMBL members. The program also seeks to make members comfortable approaching a Mentor for advice on any matter pertaining to the YMBL projects, service and leadership in which they find themselves involved or desires to be involved in.
Bruce Hoffer

Bruce Hoffer

MEMBERS WELCOME DINNER. The Member’s Welcome is a fitting climax to a successful membership drive each year and is designed to acquaint new YMBLers with the organization's many civic projects and impress upon them the important role the YMBL has played in the growth and prosperity of the community. There is always plenty of good food and refreshments to go along with the fellowship. A brief program is interspersed with valuable door prizes for lucky ticket holders.
Chuck Kiker

Chuck Kiker

KIDS NIGHT, This event, which is for all YMBL members and their immediate family, is another special “Thank You” for all they do in making YMBL projects and activities successful. Geared towards the “Kids” of YMBL members, this event is typically held in October.
Mike Bihm

Mike Bihm

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, This event, which is for all YMBL members and their immediate family, is a special “Thank You” for all they do in making YMBL projects and activities successful. This event is usually held in early September at a local Movie Theater.
Brad Penisson

Brad Penisson

FAIR VOLUNTEER DINNER, A great get together of all YMBL members in the spring to thank them for all the help they have given the organization all year long. This party, when all YMBL members and their families are invited, is held right before the South Texas State Fair opens, also gives members an opportunity to volunteer for jobs at the Fair. Dinner is served and door prizes are awarded to lucky ticket holders. In addition, there is a short program of introductions.
Robert Kiker

Robert Kiker

YMBL LADIES NIGHT, Since 1947, when the late Cliff H. LeBlanc, Sr., was YMBL president and originator of Ladies Night, this banquet has paid tribute to the wives of YMBL members and has been a thank you to the ladies for allowing their husbands time away from home and family to work on YMBL projects and activities. The event always offers fine food and entertainment and a real "night out" for the ladies.
Steve Rice

Steve Rice

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, This high school tournament for girls has an excellent reputation throughout the state and in past tournaments; many of the winning teams have gone on to gain state championships. Set for an early September date, the tournament is traditionally staged at Beaumont United and West Brook High Schools. These young ladies play exciting and fast volleyball and fans are invited to see all the games.
Chase Kiker

Chase Kiker

BABE ZAHARIAS RELAYS, This track and field meet, where every participant is a winner, is designed for those youngsters from the area who cannot participate in regular sporting activities because of a mental or physical handicap. The Zaharias attracts hundreds of participants each year from the surrounding ten county area. This event is usually held in early November of each year.
Mitch McCurley

Mitch McCurley

YMBL SOUTH TEXAS SHOOT-OUT, Some of the most exciting high school basketball in this part of the country will be played during this three-day tourney. Set for an early December date the tournament is expected to draw some of the best teams in Texas and Louisiana. The tournament, one the YMBL began in 1952, is one of the YMBL’s oldest continuing projects and is also one of the state's most prestigious high school events.
David Montoya

David Montoya

JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT, Another great youth project, sanctioned by the STPGA, the tournament is open to all junior golfers who are members of the STPGA and will be played on one or more local courses. Interest in golf is at an all time high throughout the U.S., and more junior events of this type are being held each year.
Gary Wallace

Gary Wallace

5K RIBBON RUN, This committee assists the Gift of Life with the production of their annual Julie Richardson Proctor 5K Ribbon Run. The event provides an opportunity for the community to come together to raise awareness of breast, prostate and testicular, ovarian and other gynecological cancers; conveying the important message that early detection is the best protection in the fight against cancer; communicating the negative effects of tobacco; and providing a support system for survivors. This event is usually held in October in downtown Beaumont.
Jay Hillin

Jay Hillin

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, This committee is involved in promoting the YMBL and its various projects. The committee also encourages community involvement in YMBL projects throughout Southeast Texas. This committee also oversees the YMBL Scholarship program as a primary assignment. With eight annual student grants valued at a combined total of over $70,000.00 over a four-year period of study, the YMBL scholarship program as well as two endowed scholarships at Lamar University one in Athletics and the other a Master’s Degree program in the School of Business are heavy responsibilities for this committee.

YMBL’s Food Basket Outreach project distributes food baskets to those in the community who are in need. This is a very rewarding program for all who take part.
Norbert Romero

Norbert Romero

BIKES & BIBLES, This committee assists the Reaud Foundation with the production of their annual Bikes and Bibles celebration. The event provides holiday cheer to children who may not otherwise have presents to open Christmas Day. The foundation gives away bicycles, bibles, balls, backpacks, and toys. They also provide a morning of entertainment and food for the entire family. Attendance is by invitation only. This event is usually held in December at Ford Park in Beaumont.
Darrell Berwick

Darrell Berwick

YMBL EQUIPMENT INVENTORY, This committee is charged with the responsibility of labeling, inventorying and maintaining all YMBL owned equipment. An additional responsibility of the committee will be to handle all aspects of loaning out YMBL equipment, when necessary.
Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

NON-PROFIT SERVICE COMMITTEE, This committee is charged with the responsibility of identifying a local 501© 3 Non-Profit Corporation and assisting them with a project or activity. We are the Non-Profit that helps Non-Profits.
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