We believe we are all connected and that our community is enriched when we invest in one another. So – throughout the year – BI holds several special events as opportunities to get to know our agency, our Board of Directors and staff, our generous community supporters, and most importantly – the individuals we serve.

Each event has its own flavor, as well as unique opportunities for merriment, sponsorship and support. Please select an annual event, below, for more information:

Flat Tire Club Crab Feed – January 21, 2018
Annual Gala – June 10, 2017
BI’s Luau – Summer, 2017

For general information about how you or your business can get involved in BI’s events, contact: Dalton Wiley / (707)524-6765 or / dwiley@becomingindependent.org

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Flat Tire Club Crab Feed

January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Becoming Independent has developed a delightful partnership with the Flat Tire Club, a philanthropic men’s service organization. January 2015 marked the first year that BI was the beneficiary of the Flat Tire Club’s annual Crab Feed. In addition to great food and people gathered for a great cause, the street was lined with the gorgeous vintage cars collected by the Clubs’ members. To date, net proceeds have exceeded $80,000, and the Flat Tire Club, was able to sponsor an entire room and services in BI’s new Autism Integrated Services Wing.

This year’s Crab Feed took place on February 11, 2017. Keeping in the tradition of forward thinking funding, the Flat Tire Club chose to focus on outfitting BI’s main campus with quality furniture that will both professionalize the organization and enhance the functionality of this highly utilized community space.  This year’s event was sold out and grossed over $30,000 and we are so grateful to have the necessary funds to bring our campus up to date!

“We are delighted to be partnering with BI again to ensure that they have efficient and reliable resources available for their growing organization” – Flat Tire Club

Next year’s event will be held on January 21, 2018 at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Hall!

For more information about how you or your business can sponsor our 2018 Crab Feed, contact Dalton Wiley at 707.524.6765 or dwiley@becomingindependent.org.




Presenting Sponsor


Hot Rod Sponsors

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Classic Sponsors

The Sotak Family   |    Billy Koenig    |     FCM Mechanical INC.

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Vintage Sponsors

The Burrell Family; In loving memory of Todd Thomas Burrell

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January 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dalton Wiley


Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial
1351 Maple Ave
Santa Rosa,
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