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
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.
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.
8231 West Amarillo Blvd
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.