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2019 YMBL Board of Directors

Donnie Warner

Donnie Warner

YMBL President, he 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.
Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

First Vice President and YMBL NEW PROJECTS, Jay Johnson, Chairman.
Greg Wall

Greg Wall

Second Vice President & MEMBERS WELCOME / FAIR WORKERS PARTY, Greg Wall, Chairman. This great get together of all YMBL members is held right before the South Texas State Fair. This event is designed to acquaint new YMBLers with the organization's many civic projects, impress upon them the important role the YMBL plays in the growth and prosperity of the community and it also gives members an opportunity to volunteer for assignments at the Fair.
John Myers

John Myers

Third Vice President & YMBL HAROLD ENGSTROM MEMORIAL SPECIAL KIDS DAY RODEO, John Myers, Chairman. Named after the late Judge Harold Engstrom who started this event, 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 the day before the YMBL Rodeo opens to the public.
Clint Lewis

Clint Lewis

Treasurer & BIKES & BIBLES, Clint Lewis, Chairman. 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 in the Exhibit Hall at Ford Park in Beaumont.
Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs

Past President & YMBL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, Robert Jacobs, Chairman. The Mentorship Program is a YMBL Board of Directors project 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.
Patrick Anderson, Jr.

Patrick Anderson, Jr.

GIRL’S VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, Patrick Anderson, Jr., Chairman. 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 Central and Ozen High Schools. These young ladies play exciting and fast volleyball and fans are invited to see all the games.
Mike Bihm

Mike Bihm

JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT, Mike Bihm, Chairman. 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.
Bill Collins

Bill Collins

FORD PARK IMPROVEMENTS, Bill Collins, Chairman. This committee is charged with overseeing improvements needed to stage the annual South Texas State Fair, and to do any maintenance work to the facilities and plan any new construction in coordination with Jefferson County in accordance with the lease agreement the YMBL has with the County.
Matt Fuller

Matt Fuller

YMBL LADIES NIGHT, Matt Fuller, Chairman. 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.
Hayward Green

Hayward Green

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, Hayward Green, Chairman. 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 July at a local Movie Theater.
Billy Griffin

Billy Griffin

BABE ZAHARIAS RELAYS, Billy Griffin, Chairman. 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 areas. This event is usually held in early November of each year at the Babe Zaharias Memorial Stadium.
Sal Guerrero

Sal Guerrero

FAIR BUYERS COMMITTEE, Sal Guerrero, Chairman. 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.
Eddie Hall

Eddie Hall

Chuck Kiker

Chuck Kiker

YMBL EQUIPMENT INVENTORY, Chuck Kiker, Chairman. 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.
David Knight

David Knight

SOUTH TEXAS STATE FAIR, David Knight, Chairman. More than 400 YMBL members will be involved in the production of this huge event. 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 PRCA Sanctioned Rodeo. For 68 years the YMBL Rodeo has been well respected by rodeo fans in the southwest, the YMBL Rodeo always offers plenty of thrills, spills and action.
Mitch Macon

Mitch Macon

YMBL/BISD SOUTH TEXAS SHOOT-OUT, Mitch Macon, Chairman. 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 usually at Lamar University, 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. The tourney's format features brackets of both boys and girls’ teams.
Mitch McCurley

Mitch McCurley

BYCS SOCCER TOURNAMENT, Mitch McCurley, Chairman.
Joe Ochoa

Joe Ochoa

YMBL KIDS NIGHT, Joe Ochoa, Chairman. 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 August.
Shawn Walker

Shawn Walker

YMBL NEW PROJECT, Shawn Walker, Chairman.
Harvey Zernial

Harvey Zernial

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, Harvey Zernial, Chairman. The lifeblood of any volunteer organization is membership and this committee will begin its work in late December 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.
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