GENEROUS 2013 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
Thank you David Rattan
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Fifth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor - Second Year
Thank You Greg Adams and Barry Powell
Tiger Hole Sponsor - Third Year
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING
Thank you Daniel Scroggs
Hand Made Boots for Auction
JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMEN
Silent Auction Gift
Cross Pointe Auto
Chuck Farrell - Memory of Lamont
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Amy Brasher - Memory of Lefty Adams
David and Debra Rodgers
Guy & Geneva Finstad
Mark & Kathleen Embry
2013-14 Alumni Gatherings
- Southern Calif - Sept 28, 13
- Portland, OR - Oct 2, 13
- Northern Calif - Oct 5, 13
- Kent Island, MD - Postponed
- Dallas - Feb 8, 14
- Houston, Mar 1, 14
- Memphis - Mar 14-16, 14
- San Antonio - Apr 12, 14
- DFW Golf Tournament-May 17,14
- Oklahoma City - May 24, 13
- West Texas/Girlstown - Jun 14, 14
- Albuquerque -
- Annual Reunion - Aug 29-31, 14
DFW GOLF TOURNAMENT
Texas Star Golf Course
Saturday - May 17th
Last year Kipp Burnett put together a little golf tournament at Texas Star and helped raise nearly $2,000 for the Scholarship Fund. This year the Association is going all out with this event and hoping to raise 20 times that amount for Scholarships, Special Needs and Legacy Partners. This is the biggest fund-raising event the Association has ever undertaken. And it can't happen without a lot of help.
Right now about 20 Alumni are sending out letters to everyone they know encouraging them to make donations to support the above causes. This is the primary means of making this event a fund-raiser. We could use twice as many people sending letters.
We also need sponsors for the event. That includes hole sponsors and event sponsors. If you know of a company that might want to sponsor this event at any level, let Bobby Sarpalius know and he will contact them, or have them contact Bobby (817) - 788-8782; email@example.com.
Finally we need golfers. If you play or know someone who plays, sign up to participate in the event. Texas Star is a premire golf course in Texas and we have the course on a Saturday afternoon. Green fees of $100 include supper and prizes. We are hoping to have 100 golfers, but that won't happen if we aren't all participating and getting others to do so.
So, what can I do to help CFBRAA raise thousands of dollars for Scholarships, Special Needs and Legacy Partners?
Glad you asked. 1) Make a list of names and addresses to whom you can send information about the event. Include business you deal with, friends, distant cousins...etc. 2) Contact Bobby Sarpalius for brouchers and information about how to support and participate in the event, or click on the link below and print your own copies of this information. 3) Sign up to play in the tournament and put together a team if you can. 4) Don't play golf...we need volunteers to help run the tournament. Need to be at the golf course by 1:45 p.m. on Saturday the 17th.
Click Here for Event Brochure, Forms and information. Print what you need and SPREAD THE WORD
Alumni Veterans Memorial T-Shirts
Click this link to order your T-Shirt. The more ordered, the greater percentage goes to fund the memorial at BR.
$1,636 raised so far!
NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI
We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bobby'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.
Services for Gary Giles are scheduled for Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on Paramont in Amarillo at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23rd.
Nominations are being received for Distinguished Staff and Distinguished Alumni. The committees will review the nominations in April and bring a recommendation to the Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate some for Distingusihed Alumni, click here for the Nomination form. To nominate Distinguished Staff, click here. See below, left for links both to these forms and the procedures for nomination and election. The presentations will be made at the 2014 Annual Meeting on August 30th.
NEW ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
The following recently paid their dues and either became members of the Alumni Association or renewed their active membership:
Brad Golden, Joe Flippin,
Stanley Rasmussen, Jerry Roberts,
Mark Weisbecker, Marc Ziolkowski,
Remember it's not simply being an alumnus of BR or GT that makes you an active participant in the work the Association does to help one another. It involves support and commitment. Thank you to those who actively support the Good Work CFBRAA is doing.
THANK YOU LETTER
The Association recently helped the widow of one of our recently depated alumni and she sent a thank you letter that included the following:
“To Whom this may concern,
...I want to thank Cl Farley's and all who were involved in helping me with my rent. It sure helped keep a roof over our home in this time of my husband's death. It's been very hard and will probably be for a while. But my tow boys and I thank you Very Very much and Gold bless all of you."
Photo Galleries & CFBRAA Calendar
Thank you again to Jim Calhoun for taking pictures of the Central Texas Gathering, and to Jerry Nicholson for posting them in the Photo Gallery. Check them out by clicking on "Photo Gallery" above. Must be logged in to see this option.
BR Veterans Memorial
The Alumni Association is going to build a memorial at BR to honor those who served in the military and, in particular, those who gave their lives in service to our country. Click on "Veterans Memorial" on the menu bar above for full information and how you can participate.