GENEROUS 2015 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
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.
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2016 ANNUAL REUNION
Bell's ringing and its time to gather again at the BR / GT Homecoming and Reunion. This year will be most interesting as a couple of new opportunities are planned. We will be having live music at the Annual Meeting on Saturday night at the Convention Center. We are also planning a "Ride of the Roughriders" bike ride from Amarillo to Red River and back. Links below will take you to information about all of the events planned.
NOTE! There have been some recent changes in the plans since the Sunday rodeo performance has been canceled. The schedule below reflects those changes.
Schedule of Events & Host Hotel
Print a schedule of all events and contact the Wyndham Garden Hotel for reservations
Reunion Golf Tournament: Moved to Sunday
Sunday Afternoon: sign-in starts at noon and tournament starts at 1 p.m. Comanchee Trails course. $75 Green Fees.
Ride of the Roughriders: Moved to Thursday
Those interested in riding your bikes to Red River, spending the night and returning on Friday, then riding together to the Rodeo on Saturday and the Banquet on Saturday. Click above for link to the details.
Saturday morning at Big Morris Lake the fishing derby will begin at 7:30. Show up to sign in. Free to kids. Adults pay $5. Prizes will be awarded.
Old Timers Breakfast
Gather for breakfast at the Furrs on Soncy on Saturday morning around 9 a.m.
Registration & Rodeo Tickets
Alumni can register at the Dipple Center between 10:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Rodeo tickets can be picked up there as well. Assn. members get two free tickets and $5 for additional tickets. All others pay $10 apiece for tickets.
Annual Meeting and Banquet
Annual meeting will be held at the Cal Farely's Civic Center in Amarillo. Registration & Reception starts around 6 p.m. General meeting is at 6:45. Banquet and presentations at 7 p.m. Live Music by Young Country. Tickets ($15/adult, $8/child)
Rembering Those we've lost, Recognized Distinguished Alumnni (Jimmie Boatwright) and Distinguished Staff (John & D'Esta Sharp) and special awards at the Reunion Banquet.
You can bid on auction itmes by email. Silent auction and raffle starts at 6 p.m., Saturday at the Annual Meeting. 100% of proceeds goes to Crisis Support for alumni families.
Note: There will be a LIVE AUCTION for the two FRONT SIGHT FIRE ARMS TRAINING SCHOOLS. The minimum bid will be the high bid received via email prior to the Live Auction. The Live Auction will be streamed on this website. To participate in the live auction if you can't be there, contact David Rattan (email@example.com) to set up a Telephone Partner at the auction.
Alumni Picnic: Moved to Thompson Park
Picnic has been moved to Thomson park since we won't have Rodeo at the Ranch on Sunday. Start around 5 p.m. (following golf tournament) Come early if you want. Free but donations will be appreciated. Really need to know how many are coming so make reservations. Click above for details.
VOLUNTEER & SIGN UP
Fill in and email, mail, however you want, get it back to the Alumni Office to sign up for events in which you want to participate and to volunteer to help where needed.
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:
Mark Rogers ('75) passed away in Amarillo on Sunday, August 14th. Services will be held at Trinity Fellowship on Friday, August 19th.
Bill Turner (husband of Lela Richards) former staff at BR, passed away August 2nd. Services were held in Amarillo on Sat., August 6th.
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