Roundup: February 12, 2020

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

A .pdf of the Roundup Announcement can be downloaded here

Our Speaker: Charles King
His Subject: Wild West Gunslingers: Short biographies of various gunmen, lawmen, feuds, and their outcomes.

Charles Randy King will entertain us with stories of “Wild West” gunmen, lawmen, and feuds.   A series of old-time photographs will accompany his talk on notable characters such as gunfighter Pink Higgins; businessman, cowboy and gambler Luke Short; lawman and professional killer Jim “Killin’ Jim” Miller; and fearless frontiersman, detective and Marshal “Wild” Bill Fossett.  After this presentation, the lines may blur between those you consider a lawful man or a gunman.

Charles Randy King is a Corresponding Member of our Corral.  He has worked in the broadcast industry for most of his adult life, while raising a family and actively being involved in community affairs.  Randy has always been an avid student of American History and gravitates to the “Wild West”, which is the genre of several of his published books.  He has also worked and collaborated with the History Academy in Gettysburg, PA, providing crucial research, development, and budgeting for various projects for shows of historical content for presentation to a variety of cable networks.  These include the History Channel, National Geographic, and the Military Channel.  In addition to his published books, Charles Randy King has developed and written two screen plays, of which one screen play and one book have been ‘optioned’ and are currently in development for the movie industry.

Brand Book 23 Release and Book Signing

It’s time to celebrate Westerner style.  Come be a part of our celebration this evening with Editor Joe Cavallo for the release of the new, highly anticipated, beautiful, high-quality, limited edition Brand Book 23!  A special author and contributor signing event will take place during our social hour, so plan on arriving early to attend this grand event which has been sixteen years in the making. Copies will be available for those who previously preordered.   For those who have not yet submitted their book order, copies of Brand Book 23 may be purchased at this event.  This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Register for the February Roundup before the Thursday deadline to reserve your place at this historic event!    The deadline to register is February 6th, for our February 12th Roundup!

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

March 11, 2020
Bruce Merritt
The Founding of the Society of Colonial Wars in Los Angeles in 1895.

April 8, 2020
Mike Post
The Chimineas Ranch of the Carrizo Plain National Monument

May 13, 2020
Steve Baker
Notable Women of Monrovia and their Enduring Impact on Society

Dinner Fees, Reservation Deadline & Meal Choices

Please make your reservations by Thursday, February 6th, so that we can include your meal preference when placing the food order for our event.   This month, your meal selection is beef, chicken and vegetarian.  The beef meal will be Top Sirloin grilled and slow roasted.  The chicken option is Baked Garlic Chicken, lightly breaded, topped with garlic and parmesan cheese.  The Vegetarian entrée is Vegan Tartare, an artfully displayed seared seasonal fruit or vegetable diced & atop a bed of avocados & topped with a balsamic vinaigrette and a homemade crostini.  Our dessert will be Haagen Daz vanilla ice cream! 

Please observe the registration deadline for this special event and place your order no later than Thursday, February 6th

The Roundup Dinner Fee is $40 for those who register before the deadline.  Those who register late or walk-in will be charged $45, and may be limited to their choice of meal.  The Roundup Store can be reached through the Members Only tab.   Be sure to select your meal option, then pay using a PayPal account or by credit card.

New Mailing Address for Roundup Reservations & Dues

Our Registrar of Marks and Brands position is currently vacant.    Until this position is filled, the Trail Bosses kindly request that all Roundup reservations and membership dues be sent to our Keeper of the Chips, Mr. John Shea, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107.  Questions or late reservations?   Please direct all reservation or membership dues questions to John Shea by phone at (562) 408-6959.

Dues Renewal Reminder

As a reminder to all members, if you have not already renewed your 2020 dues, please send in your payment of $50.00 or renew online as soon as possible.   Members who have not already renewed will receive a reminder from a Trail Boss until we have a new Registrar.  Your dues help support our Fellowship program and pay for the Branding Iron, Special Keepsakes and Westerners International dues.

The Dues Store is located under the Members Only tab. Pay using a PayPal account or credit or debit card (through PayPal).   If paying by check, please forward your payment to: Mr. John Shea, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107.  Thank you.

Los Angeles Corral Ongoing Book Auction

Many books have been donated since our last public auction at the October 2019 Rendezvous!  Request a copy of the new, 2020 book list with an Email to:  If you place your order via Email, books can be delivered to you at the monthly Roundups!  You can find the updated list of auction items here.