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
- Girlstown - June 11, 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.
2016 DFW GOLF TOURNAMENT
TEXAS STAR GOLF COURSE
Euless, TX Monday May 16th
Click Here for Brochure & Details
The Fourth Annual DFW Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 16th at the Texas Star in Euless, TX. This tournament which tees off at 1 p.m., is the fundraiser for scholarships provided by the Alumni Assn. Currently we have a dozen students under scholarships and our current scholarship commitment is $44K. A successful tournament is essential to the good work we are doing and that success depends on:
- Sponsors: Event sponsors, hole sponsors, etc.
- Sponsor and alumnus: Donate to the event in honor or memory of others.
- Participante: Golfers are needed. Greenfees are $100 and inlude supper. The more players, the more funds for scholarships
- Donors: We need raffle items, auction items and donations
- Spread the word: Success will require participatino from far more than just alumni and more than just golfers. In particular invite firemen and police officers as there will be a special trophy for the First Responders.
- Finally, we need workers: volunteers to help at the event.
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:
Earl Jordan('66) passed away on April 23 in San Angelo, TX. Services will be held at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 11 N. Park St., San Angelo, TX, on Tuesday, at 11:00 A.M. He will be buried at Boys Ranch. Click here for obituary
CC "BUS" DUGGER passed away in Amarillo on April 8th. Bus, along with Cal Farley, was one of the founders of Kids Inc in Amarillo and served at Boys Ranch as elementary principal and coach from 1966-82.
FLORIDA GATHERING REFLECTIONS
Twenty-four Ex-Ranchers and family members gathered at the home of Michael & Cynthia Rogers in Ocala, FL on Saturday, April 9th for the Florida Gathering. It turned out to be a Lutz reunion as most of those there were from that dorm. The most notable exception was Darlene Bechtold, a '69 graduate of Girlstown. Michael did an incredible job of preparing and providing, including special entertainment by country singer Jayc Harold. Click here for pictures from the event.
The gathering was especially enhanced by the presence of Mike Pacino, Cheree Guilliam and Danyel Parkhurst who drove all the way from Amarillo & Boys Ranch to be with us for the event. Their participation exemplifies the valued relationship between Cal Farley's and the Association. It was extremely valuable to have them participate...family!
The gathering around the fire, sharing stories and laughing is what makes these events so valued. The fishing (not so much catching, but fishing) was a most enjoyable afternoon. Danyel was the champ of the day, having been the one who actually "caught" a fish. Having David & Debbie Rodgers come from Carlsbad, NM, and then driving up to Jacksonville to bring Arnold and Carol Bennett to the event is an example of this treasured fellowship. Good times with good people!
Feb. 13th 2016 CFBRAA Dallas Gathering
CFBRAA President David Rodgers