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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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Charles Keen

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:20 pm

another family member that has passed on.
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Re: Charles Keen

Postby rob waldrup » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:23 pm

Any stats or info, Lan? Doesn't look like he made it very far out the gate!
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Re: Charles Keen

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:51 pm

Charles Keen was in Ails. This is what I remember from the time, some of it might be mixed up.

Charlie was a newly wed and had a job as a welder. He was working welding on a water tower and he somehow came into contact with high power lines either directly or through his equipment. He died as a result of the electrical shock. He had only been gone a couple of months and was just 17.

He had a cousin, David Phelps or Phipps, who was also with us in Ails.
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Re: Charles Keen

Postby Tiny » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:21 pm

Wow what a bummer to go so fast after leaving BR.
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Re: Charles Keen

Postby Tom Weissinger » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:40 pm

I haven't been online for awhile, so I missed this when it was new. Jerry has it right. A bit more information is that Caharlie graduated at mid term and left the ranch, got a welding job, got married and died just as Jerry said. He was going to come back and go through the graduation ceremony with the rest of us graduating in May but had the welding accident.
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