Roundup: November 14, 2018

 Annual Hat Night

Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM

Our Speaker: Paul McClure
His Subject: The Disappearing West: Just how much “West” is there in Country Western Dance?

Our very own Past Sheriff (2015) will discuss how “The West” has morphed from essential American identity and iconography to a perhaps less-relevant though heart-warming historical imagery in both popular culture and dance. 

Paul McClure grew up in Chula Vista, California, has a B.S. in business from California Western University and a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California, and was a RAND Fellow in Policy Analysis. 

Over the years, he served as physics department administrator at the RAND Corporation, city manager of Adelanto, vice president of EFHutton, owner of American Art Glass Company, and now a retired administrator from the Pomona Unified School District. He has earned certifications as Certified Financial Planner and has held a “Q” security clearance.  (If you know what a “Q” clearance is and what’s good for you, keep your lips sealed and don’t ask any questions.)

In 1992, McClure’s alter ego “Pablo” won the USADA United States Country Western Dance Championship and won first place in Pony Swing at the UCWDC World Championship in Nashville, Tennessee. Pablo has taught Country Western dancing at InCahoots and Montana’s for more than 20 years. 

McClure has served as a president of the Adelanto School Board and chairman of the Adelanto Planning Commission.  He was a board member of the San Dimas Historical Society and the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Commission. In addition to being a Past Sheriff of the Los Angeles Corral, he had previously served as Sheriff of the San Dimas Corral, demonstrating remarkable commitment to the Westerners. He has authored 12 books of Southern California history and Country Western dancing. 

Note: Don’t forget to wear a distinctive hat to our 2018 Hat Night!  It can be a western hat, Fascinator, bonnet or whatever headwear that will draw the notice and the grudging envy of your fellow Westerners.

Posted by Jim Macklin, Deputy Sheriff


Dinner Fees, Reservations & Meal Choices

The Roundup Dinner Fee is $40 including ample, convenient and free parking. The dinner choices for this Roundup are beef, fish and vegetarian.  The beef will be grilled sliced top sirloin with a sweet and spicy sauce. The fish dish will consist of baked Atlantic salmon with toasted almonds in a cream sauce.  The vegetarian dinner will be penne pasta in a tomato basil sauce and fresh vegetables including carrots, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and green beans.  The dessert for all is ice cream crafted from cream, sugar and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla.

Please choose your entrée and make out your check for $40 to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment online as EARLY AS YOU CAN but no later than one week before the Roundup date.  Just log onto our website ( and go to the Members Only tab.  Click on the Roundup Store option and follow the instructions.  Walk-ins can be served, but entrée choices will be limited to what is on hand.  The “late price” is now $45.00.

If you are paying by check, mail it to Ms. Therese Melbar, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 549 South Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723-2909. Late reservations or questions may be addressed to Therese via Email: tmelbar@cpp.eduor by telephone: (661) 343-9373.

Nominations for and Election of the 2019 Trail Bosses

In accordance with the provisions of the Corral’s Range Rules, Past Sheriff John Selmer, Chair of the Nominating Committee, will announce the slate of nominations for the 2019 Trail Bosses and open the floor for any additional nominations.  The election will be by written ballot mailed to Voting Members in November.  John will announce the election results at the December 12th Roundup and Holiday Celebration.

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

December 12th Roundup
Phil Brigandi on Reservations, Removal & Reform: The Indian Agents of Southern California

January 9, 2019 Roundup
Brian Dervin Dillon on Exiles and Saints at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii

February 13, 2019 Roundup
Mark Hall-Patton on One Hump or Two?: The Commercial Use of Camels in the West

Travel Assistance to Our Fellow Members 

Please keep in mind that some of our members can no longer drive or are uncomfortable about driving on the freeways at night.  If there are such members living in your area, please get in touch to see if they would come with you to the Roundups.  Call Michele Clark, our Sunshine Wrangler, at (626) 822-1522 if you need a ride.

Books and Art Pieces for Sale

Since we did not sell all the books, art pieces and other ephemera at the October 20th Rendezvous, you can order items still on the lists below. Contact Brian Dillon via email at


To view the items included in this year’s art auction, click here.


To view the items included in this year’s book auction, click here.

Contact Jim Macklin, Deputy Sheriff, at 1221 Greenfield Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006-4148, at or (626) 446-6411 with any questions or news items.