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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
Jimmie Boatwright
in Memory of Laura

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
WTXU Energy
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
AdPow, INC 
Thank You Greg Adams and Barry Powell

Tiger Hole Sponsor - Third Year
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING
Thank you Daniel Scroggs

Sixth Year
 WESTERN LEATHERCRAFT 
Hand Made Boots for Auction

Fourth Year
JAMES AVERY CRAFTSMEN
Silent Auction Gift 
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HOLE SPONSORS

Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive

Chuck Farrell - Memory of Lamont
Frances Waldrip
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Cam Lindsey
Michael Rogers
Amy Brasher - Memory of Lefty Adams
David and Debra Rodgers
Guy & Geneva Finstad
Robert Leming
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Chis Bawcom
Ricky Smith
Jim Canada
Bobby Shaw
Bill Sarpalius
Tom Maynard


 2014 Alumni Gatherings

  • 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, 14
  • West Texas/Girlstown - Jun 14, 14
  • Albuquerque - Aug 2, 14
  • Annual Reunion - Aug 29-31, 14
  • Southern CA - Sept 27, 14
  • Northern CA - Oct 4, 14
 

2014 ANNUAL REUNION

     The 2014 Annual Reunion starts August 29th this year with the annual "Leading the Legacy" Golf Tournament at Comanche Trails golf course.  Click here for a link to sign up for yourself and your team.
     Saturday morning starts with both the fishing derby at the Ranch and the Old Timer's Breakfast at Furrs on Soncy.  Following the Rodeo that afternoon CFBRAA will have its annual meeting in the Grand Plaza Room of the Cal Farley's Civic Center in Amarillo.  
     This year we will recognize Lamont and Frances Waldrip as distinguished staff and Rodney Ruthart as distinguished alumni.  Other recognitions will include those who have reached Legacy Partner levels, scholarship recipients, class reunions, and a tribute to those we have lost in the past year.
     An essential part of the Annual Meeting is the Silent Auction where we will be raising funds for helping alumni families in times of crisis.  Click here for information about how you can partifcipate in the auction.  You can already bid on items which have been submitted for the auction.  Click here to see items and make your bids.
     Sunday morning the Board of Directors will be having a lengthy retreat to outline plans for making the next year the best in Association history.
     Following the Sunday Rodeo performance we will have the annual picnic t the Dipple Center on the Ranch.
     All alumni will want to come by the Dipple Center on Saturday and/or Sunday to pick up Rodeo tickets.  

     Click here for a link to a schedule of events for the weekend.

     The host hotel this year will be the Holiday Inn Full Service Hotel on Amarillo Blvd between Coulter and Soncy (8231 West Amarillo Blvd.  (Take the Coulter exit and head west on the frontage road.  Entrance is on the West side of the Kabuki restaurant.) Make your reservations under the Boys Ranch Alumni Assn.group and the cost is $89/night for an Executive Kingsize bed.  We have 30 rooms so make your reservations soon.  You must call the Hotel to get the group rate: 806-322-4777.  They will release unbooked rooms on August 8th.


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!


Board Approves New
2014-15 Operating Budget

 The Association Board of Directors received and approved a new operating budget for the coming fiscal year, 2014-15.  The Finance Committee proposed the balanced budget, which is 31% higher than the previous year.  The two increases are Scholarships and an external audit.  The policies of the Association require an external audit every five years, and that will happen this summer.  The DFW Golf Tournament generated an additional $10,000 for scholarships which is included in next year's budget.  See the approved budget here.


CURRENT NEWSLETTER

ACTIVE MEMBERS

NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI


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


HOST HOTEL
HOLIDAY INN

8231 West Amarillo Blvd
806-322-4777

   Contact the Holiday Inn by August 8th an make your reservation.  Ask for the Cal Farley's Alumni Group Rate of $89.  This Holiday Inn is located behind Kabuki restaurant between Coulter and Soncy.     


NEW IMPROVED SILENT AUCTION

   The Silent Auction will have some different features this year.  There will be opportunities to bid on some items...generally those valued over $100.  Then there will be opportunities to purchase tickets and put them in jars at each item.  At the end of the auction, a ticket will be pulled from the jar and the winner will claim the prize.  Tickets will cost either $5 or $1  (5 $5 tickets for $20; 7 $1 tickets for $5).  Hence you could win the item for the cost of one ticket.  Again, all proceeds will go to the Crisis Support fund to help alumni families.

   You can still see items and bid on items by clicking here. 


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.

 

 


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 LEGACY PARTNERS

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 (cfbraa@sarpserv.com) 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.

 


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 Founding Legacy Partners

“IT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING THAT COUNTS!”

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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