GENEROUS 2015/16 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
in Memory of Laura
Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Seventh Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Hole-In-One Prize Sponsor
BROWN PONTIAC OF AMARILLO
Cross Pointe Auto
Gene Messer Ford
Rex Young Insurance Agency
Caviness Beef Packers
Ray's Auto Plaza
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Steve & Beverly Hall
Michael & Cynthia Rogers
2015 - 16 Alumni Gatherings/Events
- Dallas - Feb 13, 2016
- Florida - April 8-9, 2016
- Memphis - Mar 18-20, 2016
- DFW Golf - May 16, 2016
- Annual Reunion - Sept 2-4, 2016
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.
CFBRAA does some good work, and every once in a while some expression of gratitude is received. Just got the following letter today, hand written and treasured. It's to me, but it's really to all of those who are doing the good work:
Dear Mr. Sarpalius, I am writing to thank you very much for helping twice in my time of need. You were on vacation with your wife the first time yall came to my house from the Natchez Trace seeing another guy and helped get my rent up...and yall prayed for me and I hope yall will continue to pray for me & I will pray for yall. All of that was after I got throat and neck cancer, and now this. This time I been in a bad truck wreck. I cracked my neck, back and multiple ribs & jaw bone. I didn't like pain medicine so I will need a lot of prayer, and I had a bad concussion and yall paid the room rent for a week...I hope yall go a long way with Boys Ranch and Girlstown and the Family Resources centers, cause I know yall have helped me alot and I know others. God bless all of you for helping me out. Especially you Mr. Bob Sarpalius and your wife for coming to my house n Mississippi and praying for me. In God's will I love you and your wife and all that have had a hand in helping me. Thank you very, very, very much and may God bless each and every one of you. With all my love, J.
Keep up the good work Mr. Bob, all of yall and I will pray that God blesses each and every one of you. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you. Love J.
Many of you are a part of this good work. You should be proud of yourselves, or at least grateful for the opportunity to be used to help brothers and sisters in crisis situations. In the last 4 years you have helped over 50 famililes with over $42K of crisis support. Good 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 (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:
STAY ON TARGET
That is one of my favorite lines in the epic Star Wars movie; the first one; the best one. Because he stayed on target, Luke was able to destroy the Death Star and save the universe. It is important that we stay on target.
You see our mission statement on this page. As an Association we have a mission and we need to stay on target. One way we try to do that is with the funds entrusted to the Association. I was putting together the information needed by the Finance Committee as they propose a budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and was impressed by the way this Association stays on target.
When you compare the net Association income to the Association expenses through May of this year the we spent 84% of our net revenue on our mission. For most non profits, to spend 30% is considered good. That means only 16 % is used to cover overhead, business operations and recognitions. We do an excellent job of focusing on supporting alumni with scholarships, crisis support and supporting Cal Farley's.
When you contribute to CFBRAA you can be certain your support is staying on target. We are doing some very good work!!!
Feb. 13th 2016 CFBRAA Dallas Gathering
CFBRAA President David Rodgers