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Current Board of Directors

Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

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.
Sal Guerrero

Sal Guerrero

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.
Chuck Kiker

Chuck Kiker

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.
Gerard Celestine

Gerard Celestine

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.
Mike Bihm

Mike Bihm

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.
Harvey Zernial

Harvey Zernial

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.
Donnie Warner

Donnie Warner

RODEO, For over 75 years the YMBL Rodeo has been well respected by rodeo fans in the south, the YMBL Rodeo always offers plenty of thrills, spills and action. Held in the Ford Park Arena during the South Texas State Fair, this event will feature the finest stock in the world, and a majority of world champion cowboys will come to Beaumont to compete.
David Knight

David Knight

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.
Mitch Macon

Mitch Macon

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.
John Galvan

John Galvan

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

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.
Chase Kiker

Chase Kiker

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.
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 2019, more than $510,000.00 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.
Robert Broussard

Robert Broussard

BYCS SOCCER TOURNAMENT, BYSC runs a very successful program for boys and girls ages U4-U14. Recreational soccer is home to hundreds of keen young soccer players in the Golden Triangle area who enroll each fall and spring to play soccer in a fun and safe environment. This tournament is usually held the last Saturday and Sunday in March of each year at the Cris Quinn Memorial Soccer Complex.
Patrick Anderson, Jr.

Patrick Anderson, Jr.

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.
Jimmy Ward

Jimmy Ward

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.
Robert Jacobs

Robert Jacobs

SOUTH TEXAS SHOOT-OUT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, 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. The tourney's format features pool play and bracket play of boy’s teams.
Pat Anderson, Sr.

Pat Anderson, Sr.

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.
Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward

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.
Jay Hillin

Jay Hillin

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.
Lee Hall

Lee Hall

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.
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