GENEROUS 2016-17 SPONSORS
Much of what we are able to do as an Association is possible because of those who help sponsor special events. Our ability to help fellow alumni, support our former home and hold reunions would not be possible without the generous contributions of these companies and individuals. Please express your gratitude and support
Sponsor of the Annual Meeting
Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Cross Pointe Auto
Ray's Auto Plaza
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dereck & Amy Brasher
Ben-E-Keith Food Products
Caviness Beef Packers
2016 - 17 Alumni Gatherings/Events
CFBRAA MISSION STATEMENT
CFBRAA was chartered to carry on the work begun in the lives of troubled kids by Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. It has grown to include former residents of Girlstown. The Charter identifies the purpose as:
1 - To supply aid and assistance in promoting the growth of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and the accomplishment of the objectives as set out in its Articles of Incorporation;
2 - To create and promote a closer relationship between its (Cal Farley's) former students and to facilitate a quicker and easier adjustment for its graduates and other former students to community life.
The Association works to provide assistance for former residents of BR and GT: (a) in crisis support, (b) in education for family members, and (c) in maintaining family ties. Further the Association seeks to promote and support the work of Cal Farley's Inc.
When you look at the mission of CFBRAA you will find that one of those is to "work to provide assistance to former residents of Boys Ranch and Girlstown ...in maintaining family ties." We seek to help with education and in times of crisis and we seek to support the work of Cal Farley's, but we also seek to be family to brothers and sisters who share our family background, namely living at BR and GT. Very few of us who grew up out there had strong family support when we went in. About the same number still didn't have much family support when we left. The family we lived with at BR / GT were, for some of us, the only real family we had. That's why it's important for us to maintain and strengthen "family ties." That is a main reason we have annual family reunions. Over the last few years we started having gatherings across the country to "be family" to one another.
Outside of the annual reunon in Amarillo on Labor Day weekend, the largest gathering we have had has been the one in Dallas/Fort Worth each February. The next largest has been the Girlstown reunion in Lubbock. We've had gatherings in Memphis, Florida, Houston, Austin/San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Maryland, San Francisco, New Mexico, Los Angeles, and San Angelo. We will have them anywhere alumni want to "get together."
You see a list of the scheduled gatherings to the left. They include two in California in May and one in Maryland in October. If you would like to have an event in your area, we will put it together. We will contact all alumni within a reasonable radius and schedule the event. All we need is a place and a time. That will require the input of someone in the area of the gathering.
If you would like to have a class reunion, either at a regional gathering area or, as most classes have, at the Annual Reunion; again, we will provide you with the contact information we have on members of your class and make the arrangements. You simply need to make the commitment to set up whatever program you want and contact the alumni. The class of '67 will be celebrating their 50 anniversary this year at Reunion.
Being family requires staying in touch. For many, its finding out what other family live near you so you can reach out to them and be family. Contact the Association for help in planning a regional gathering or class reunion. Let'e be family to one another.
May 20 - San Francisco
May 27 - Los Angeles
NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI
We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (firstname.lastname@example.org), on what's going on with the alumni of Boys Ranch and Girlstown as well as happenings at Cal Farley's If you have news to share, send it in:
Memorial Service for Bill Baron's son will be in Caldwell, TX, Sat, April 1 at 1 p.m.
DFW GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Annual DFW Golf Tournament is scheduled for
June 10th at the
We will have a box lunch followed by a shotgun start tee time at 2 p.m. Following the round of golf we will have supper and celebration time together.
Again this year we will have special recognition for First Responders Foursomes. We are looking to have celebrity participating and plan to have over 100 golfers. So make your plans now to be a part of this Scholarship Fundraiser in the Metroplex. This event is the primary source of funds for our scholarships and 100% of funds raised will go into the Scholarship Fund.
See you at the Star in June!
2017 Dallas Gathering
Please Enjoy the Video of the 2017 Dallas Gathering
CFBRAA President David Rodgers
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