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.
DUES TO CRISIS SUPPORT
The Alumni Association BOD voted to designated all dues received through the rest of 2016 will be deposited in the Crisis Support Fund. Currently the Silent Auction and designated donations are all that provide the funds for assisting alumni and their families in times of crisis. Last year CFBRAA provided over $12K to help alumni with all types of situations. over the past 10 years we've provided over $90K of crisis assistance to over 110 alumni families. We helped proivide everything from shoes for an inmate to life changing surgery for an infant. We helped bury brothers and helped feed sisters. The Crisis Support service is certainly the most important function of the Alumni Association to many of our family.
When an alumnus of BR or GT, or their family member is going through a time of crisis, they are invited to submit an application to the Crisis Support Committee. We are legally obligated, to maintain our non-profit status, to follow procedures in administering the fund, so all applicants must submit an application. You can see the application by clicking on Crisis Support in the menu bar above.
The Crisis Support committee consists of up to 9 members all over the country. They receive the application and seriously consider it. They are seeking to discern if positively responding to the need will genuinely help or if it will just prolong a bad situation. They are discerning of there are alternative solutions. The funds are very limited so they do serious questioning.
When an application is approved the Executive Director contacts the vendor to whom the money is owed, a landlord or hospital or doctor or whomever, and makes arrangements for payment. Funds are very rarely actually given to the alumnus. Many times the Association works with Cal Farley's in providing assistance.
We currently have about $3,300 in the Crisis Support Fund. It will not be replenished until next September. Hence the decision by the BOD to designate all dues to the fund for the balance of 2016.
If you are not an active member, take a few minutes and pay your annual dues of only $20. You can do so via PayPal on the link above or you can mail a check to CFBRAA, 603 Sunlight Dr., Arlington, TX 76006. While there may be around 10,000 alumni of BR and GT across the country, there are currently only about 200 active members. Your Association does some very good work. It takes very little to be a part of that work, but it does take something. Take the time right now to "Carry on his work."
NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI
We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (email@example.com), 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:
Bob Fogerty. ('61) from Red Oak, TX passed away Monday, Nov 21st. Please remember his children and family in prayer.
JUDGING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BR
Daniel Scroggs is again leading Ex-Ranchers out to BR on Saturday, Dec 10 to judge the Christmas lights. Meet at the "Boys Center" between 6 and 6:30 p.m.. and be prepared for lots of refreshments and a great time. Contact Daniel if you have any questions or would like to carpool out there.
50 FOR 50
The Second Annual SMOKIN GUNS GIVEAWAY is happening now. That is, you can now purchase tickets for 50 chances to win 50 guns. The drawing will take place at the Dallas Gathering on February 18th. However, we are only selling 1,000 tickets and they are going fast. If you want to purchase your 50 chances to win 50 guns you need to get your ticket(s) now.
In the Amarillo or Panhandle area, contact Tony Wade 806-584-1029 or Beverly Hall 806-678-4990. In the Metroplex contact Cam Lindsey 469-400-6625 or Bob Sarpalius 817-329-7590. Tickets are $50 each and 50 guns will be given away so get your chances now. All proceeds go to the mission of CFBRAA.
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CFBRAA President David Rodgers