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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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Vivian Dykeman- Maverick Club

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Vivian Dykeman- Maverick Club

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:27 pm

From: Danna Garcia
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 4:49 PM

Subject: Vivian Dykeman
Danyel & Mike,

I don’t know if there are any people still out at BR now that might have known Ralph & Vivian Dykeman at the Maverick Club well, I know Ralph worked pretty closely with Cal Farley in the early years. My husband Bennie’s family was close to the Dykeman’s, and got word from Mrs. Dykeman’s great-niece, Brenda Gouge, earlier today that Vivian Dykeman passed away this morning. In case anyone there does recall them, I understand the service will be graveside at Llano Cemetery at 10:00 on Thursday morning. The family will be receiving friends at the LaGrone Blackburn Shaw funeral home on Coulter between 6-7p.m. on Wednesday.

Danna Garcia
Donor Services Representative II
Cal Farley's

Vivian Dykeman, 93, of Amarillo died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
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Graveside serivces will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Llano Cemetery with Terry A. Stallings officiating. Arrangements are by LaGrone-
Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Coulter Road Chapel, 8310 S. Coulter St.

Mrs. Dykeman was born April 13, 1919, in Hatfield, Mo., to Warren Kent and Sue Lesan Nelson. She attended Northwest Missouri State College and moved to Amarillo in 1939. She married Ralph Dykeman in 1940. Her husband, along with Cal Farley, founded Maverick Club in Amarillo in 1934. Mr. Dykeman ran the club for more than 40 years. Mrs. Dykeman was the librarian there for many years, as well as Mr. Dykeman’s helpmate at the club and the summer camp in New Mexico.

Mrs. Dykeman was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dykeman; her father, Warren Kent; her mother, Sue; her brother, Curtis; and a stepdaughter, Sue Barone.

Survivors include her sister, Shirley Nelson House of Andalusia, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; several stepgrandchildren and cousins; and many Maverick Club boys.

The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX 79174.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sign the online guest book at http://www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Jan. 23, 2013
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Re: Vivian Dykeman

Postby rob waldrup » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:52 pm

The Maverick Club, that passes me. Jerry???? 8)
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Re: Vivian Dykeman

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:40 am

The Maverick club is a boy's club in Amarillo. It was where Cal Farley placed his efforts before BR.
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Re: Vivian Dykeman

Postby Tiny » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:02 am

I have a close BR buddy who did a lot of volunteer work at the Maverick and coached wrestling for many years after he got out of BR. A good place for kids to have gone and just learned some things about points and sportmanship.
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