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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
Jimmie Boatwright
in Memory of Laura

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Gary Hardy

Hole-In-One Sponsor - Sixth Year
Thank You Rodney Ruthart

 Long Drive Contest Sponsor 
Gary Hardy 

Tiger Hole Sponsor - Fouth Year
Thank you Daniel Scroggs

Seventh Year
Hand Made Boots for Auction

Fifth Year
Silent Auction Gift 


Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive
Covenant Motors
Gene Messer Ford
LG Auto Group
Chuck Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
Michael Rogers
Amy Brasher
David and Debra Rodgers
Guy & Geneva Finstad
Robert Leming
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Ricky Smith
Don Brecht
Tom Alvarez
The Dillingham FAmily

Other Contributors

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, 15
  • Maryland - Mar 14, 15
  • Memphis - Mar 21. 15
  • DFW Golf - May 16, 15
  • Oklahoma - May 26, 15




     The 2014-15 CFBRAA Year began on a high note with great times, great memories and great expectations.  We were blessed with beautiful weather for golfing, fishing, picnicing and banqueting.  It was a little warm at the rodeo.  

   It was an absolutely beautiful day for golf and nearly 60 enjoyed a delightful round,  The Golf tournament was a valuable fundraiser for us, netting the Associatio nearly $4,000 (Note the sponsors to the left).  The Banquet was a superlative event in spite of the lack of plates...

The recognitions of distinguished alumnus Rodney Ruthart and distinguished staff, Lamont and Frances Waldrip were the highlights of th evening.  See their presentations by clicking on YouTube in the menu bar.

The Silent Auction included some unusual items and raised over $4,700 for the Crisis Support fund.

  This reunion marked the beginning of the end of a   couple of special projects.  This year we will conclude the "Founding Legacy Partners" campaign.  All who ive $1,000 Foundation by July 1st will be recognized as Founding Partners.  (See information below)

We will also wrap up our fundraising for the Veterans Memorial.  All who wish to have tiles included on the Veterans Wall need to submit orders by next reunion.  All funds raised will go to build the memorial and maintain both the memorial and the Boys Ranch cemetery.  Click on the Veterans Memorial link above to find out more.            

Click here for a slide show of the 2014 Reunion Events.

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.


We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bobby's office (, 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.  

Lan Bostwick (61) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5th in Crockett, TX.  The family will have a celebration of Lan's life at his home in Centerville, TX at a date not yet determined.  Please remember Lan's wife, Joyce, and the family in your prayers.

Earnest "Sonny" Brawner ('69) of Canadian, TX, passed away  on Nov. 2nd.  Services were held on Nov 7th.  Please remember his children and grandchildren in your prayers.



Home of Chuck & Becky Farrell

1242 Dartford Dr., Tarpon Springs, FL

   Alumni from the SE will be gathering in Tarpon Springs, FL on Saturday, Nov 15th.  We will start meeting aroud 4 p.m. and stay till we are driven out.  Supper is planned for us but we need to let them know we are coming so contact Bobby: (817) 788-8782,; or Chuck: (727) 279-7270, and MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS.

Some Nearby Hotels in Tarpon Springs:

Hampton Inn - 39284 US Hwy 19N - 727-945-7755
Fairfield Inn - 3060 US Hwy 19N - 727-722-9500
Quality Inn - 38724 US Hwy 19N - 727-934-5781

 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.

Alumni Veterans Memorial T-Shirts
$1,886 raised so far!








 All Stars


The Association has adopted a new Legacy Partners program for the purpose of funding future service CFBRAA provides for alumni.  The program promotes monthly contributions and participation in the Legacy Partnership program, funding the Foundation.  Levels of participation are:

Member - $20 / year  -  membership card

Sustaining Member - $5 /month (to the operating budget)

Star Legacy Partner - $20 /mo - $1,000 - Plaque

Silver Legacy Partner - $50 /mo - $3,000 - Plaque

Gold Legacy Partner - $100 /mo - $6,000 - Plaque
                    & Option to purchase Ring 

Platinum Legacy Partner - $200 /mo - $12,000
                            Plaque & Ring

Emerald Legacy Partner - $500 / mo - $30,000
                            Plaque, Ring, Award

Diamond Legacy Partner - $10,000 in a year - Plaque 

The first $40 of all individual contribution will go to the operating fund.  All other contributions, unless otherwise designated, will go to the Legacy Partner's Operating Fund of the CFBRAA Foundation.

Designated contributions to the foundation for the three mission support causes of the Association: Support for Cal Farley's, Scholarships or Special Needs, will count towards Legacy Partner Contributions.

To become a Legacy Partner:  
(1) Contact your bank and set up an automatic, monthly payment to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105; or
(2) Contact the Executive Director ( to get the account & routing numbers of the Assn account to give to your bank for electronic transfers, or 
(3) Go to "Online Giving" above and set up an automatic monthly charge to your credit card via PayPal; or
(4) Send a monthly donation to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105.



 Founding Legacy Partners


What is the future of Cal Farley's Alumni Assn.? What will WE accomplish?  What will WE leave behind?  What will be OUR LEGACY?
For every one of us who went to BR or GT, there were 15 or 20 who applied but could not get in. Where are they now?  God knows.  And but for the grace of God and the generosity of others we would probable not be where we are today.  Many of us benefited from the legacy left by others.
Now it's Our Turn to Leave a Legacy!
Boys Ranch was built on the small and consistent gifts of people across the country.  There have been many large gifts and these have been valuable.  But the small and regular gifts have been the food and electric bills for decades.
The Association Legacy Partners Program provides opportunity and encouragement for many of us to be regular consistent supporters of some very important work.  The Scholarships, the Crisis Support, the Reunions and the Support of alumni through Cal Farley's requires regular, consistant support by many partners.
The Founding Legacy Partners are those who contribute at least $1,000 to the Legacy Partners by June 30th, 2015.  All who participate as regular contributors to the work of CFBRAA are Legacy Partners and will be recognized and encouraged at the various levels noted on the All Star Levels tab of this web site.


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