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Current Board of Directors

Harvey Zernial

Harvey Zernial

YMBL President
A. J. Boudreaux

A. J. Boudreaux

SPECIAL KIDS DAY RODEO, A.J. BOUDREAUX, CHAIRMAN.
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. Date: March 26th.
Gerard Celestine

Gerard Celestine

BIKES & BIBLES, Gerard Celestine, 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.
Bill Collins

Bill Collins

JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT, Bill Collins, 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.
Hayward Green

Hayward Green

BABE ZAHARIAS RELAYS, Hayward Green, 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 area. This event is usually held in early November of each year at the Babe Zaharias Memorial Stadium.
Sal Guerrero

Sal Guerrero

MEMBERS WELCOME / FAIR WORKERS PARTY, Sal Guerrero, 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. Dinner is served and door prizes are awarded to lucky ticket holders. In addition, there is a short program of introductions.
Chase Kiker

Chase Kiker

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, Chase Kiker, 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 Beaumont United and West Brook High Schools. These young ladies play exciting and fast volleyball and fans are invited to see all the games.
Chuck Kiker

Chuck Kiker

NON-PROFIT SERVICE COMMITTEE, Chuck Kiker, Chairman.
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.
David Knight

David Knight

FAIR BUYERS COMMITTEE, David Knight, 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. 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. Dates: April 1st & 2nd
Mitch Macon

Mitch Macon

FORD PARK IMPROVEMENTS, Mitch Macon, 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.

John Myers

John Myers

YMBL EQUIPMENT INVENTORY, John Myers, 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.
Joe Ochoa

Joe Ochoa

YMBL SOUTH TEXAS SHOOT-OUT, Joe Ochoa, 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.
Brad Penisson

Brad Penisson

BYCS SOCCER TOURNAMENT, Brad Penisson, Chairman.
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 August of each year at the Cris Quinn Memorial Soccer Complex.
Marc Richardson

Marc Richardson

SOUTH TEXAS STATE FAIR, Marc Richardson, Chairman.
The 77th annual South Texas State Fair under sponsorship of the Young Men's Business League is set for March 26th – April 5th at Beaumont’s Ford Park. More than 400 YMBL members will be involved in the production of this huge event. In 2018 some 250,000 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 PRCA Sanctioned Rodeo.
Norbert Romero

Norbert Romero

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, Norbert Romero, Chairman.
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.
Clint Turner

Clint Turner

KIDS NIGHT, Clint Turner, 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.
Greg Wall

Greg Wall

YMBL LADIES NIGHT, Greg Wall, 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.
Gary Wallace

Gary Wallace

MEMBERSHIP MENTORING COMMITTEE, Gary Wallace, 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. 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.
Jimmy Ward

Jimmy Ward

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, Jimmy Ward, 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.
Donnie Warner

Donnie Warner

RODEO, Donnie Warner, Chairman.
For 70 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. Scheduled for March 27th & March 28th 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 the PRCA's world champion cowboys and cowgirls will come to Beaumont to compete.
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