GENEROUS 2014 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
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Sixth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Tiger Hole Sponsor - Fouth Year
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING
Thank you Daniel Scroggs
Hand Made Boots for Auction
JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMEN
Silent Auction Gift
Cross Pointe Auto
Gene Messer Ford
LG Auto Group
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Guy & Geneva Finstad
Mark & Kathleen Embry
The Dillingham FAmily
Pepsi Lays Coors Lance
2014 - 15 Alumni Gatherings/Events
- Southern CA - Sept 27, 14
- Northern CA - Oct 4, 14
- Florida - Nov 15, 14
- Dallas - Feb 7, 2015
- Maryland - Mar 14, 2015
- Memphis - Mar 21. 2015
- DFW Golf - May 16, 2015
- Oklahoma - May 26, 2015
We are now less than a year away from dedicating the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Veterans Memorial. This joint project of the Alumni Association and Cal Farley's will be a tribute that will last far longer than any of us, recognized those who served and those who gave their lives in service to our country.
The memorial will be built to the left of the present Cal and Mimi Farley memorial which stands in front of the Court House. It will include a monument honoring those who gave their lives in service and a Veterans Wall including those who served.
In order to have a tile on the Veterans Wall one must have been a resident of Cal Farley's or Girlstown, child or staff, and have served in one of the five brances of the armed forces. The tile will cost $150. Click on "Veterans Memorial" in the menu bar above for the form requred to get a tile engraved and placed on the wall.
All proceeds raised for the Veterans Memorial will go to building the memorial and establishing a fund for maintaining the memorial and the Boys Ranch Cemetery.
There are other opportunities to participate in funding the Veterans Memorial identified on the Veterans Memorial page. One is the purchase of Stars from an American Flag. Another is to purchase a tile for someone else. We have a number of Veterans who have passed away and/or are not in a position to purchase a tile themselves. If you would like to purchase a tile for a Veteran either fill out the form yourself and submit it with the money, or just let the Director know of yoru willingness and he will contact a Vet who would ike to have a tile but can't manage it personally.
Photo Galleries & CFBRAA Calendar
Thank you again to Jim Calhoun for taking pictures of the Annual Reunion, 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. Click on YouTube to see videos of the Distinguished Staff and Alumni presentations.
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. .
Thomas Riehl ('88) passed away on Monday, November 24th, in Dallas. Please remember his wife, Tina, his brother Bill and the family in your prayers. Services will be Monday, Dec 1st at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, TX.
Crisis Support - Thank You
We recently received the following expressing of gratitude from a family you helped with the Crisis Support Fund. We do not share the name of the families we serve.
My wife and I cannot thank the Association enough for putting together the funds so she could have this operation. Our insurance covered xxxxx but without the help of the association she would not have been able to have the operation... We both appreciate the help of the Association more than words can describe. She is still healing, and probably won’t be released from the doctor until the first or second week of November so we are scraping by until she can go back to work again. We are also thankful that her boss is keeping her job waiting for her release. Thank you all for your help on getting the funds for my wife's surgery, and for the prayers as well!!!
CFBRAA - You Do Good Work
Nominate Distinguished Alumni & Staff
Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Staff are recognized annually at the Reunion. The selection is made from nominations received by the committees. If you would like to nominate a Distinguished Staff or Alumni: 1 - Check out the qualifications and policy; 2 - Fill out the application; 3 Get others to write recommendation letters (for distinguished staff). See links for policies and application forms at bottom left of this page.