2019 LASD Roundup Wrap Up
This is the official “Roundup Wrap Up” report for the 2019 Roundup. Every year we summarize what took place for those of you who attended and those of you who were unable to attend (including myself).
2020 Roundup dates – April 5th through April 8th, 2020 – Riverside Resort and Casino. You may note that this is the same time as the annual Baker to Vegas Race. We had a choice to make and it was not that hard. The following week is Easter and we have never held it on Easter. The week before puts us in March. March can be an iffy deal weather wise sometimes.
First news first – Moon Update – I am on the mend. Under threat of great bodily harm, I have been following all of the orders laid down for me by Robyn (AKA Thor’s Hammer), prior to her heading to the Roundup. I have a chest x-ray coming up and then another follow-up with my doctor. After that, I go in for a breathing test. I have been warned and am heeding all of the advice given to me concerning the possibility of a relapse due to doing stupid things. I would like to thank all of you who signed the cards at the 2019 Roundup and those of you who have emailed me get well sentiments.
Normally, I wait till the end of this message to thank my wonderful wife Robyn for all the work that she does on the Roundup. This year I think she deserves to be at the top again. A great big thank you to Robyn who works extremely hard from September till the Roundup and for about a month after. Robyn handles all the money, checks, contracts, food ordering, name processing, printing of name tags, purchasing and tracking the door prizes, paying the bills, negotiating costs, etc etc etc and she also runs the poker tournament. This year she headed off to the Roundup, sans Moon, and she and the rest of the volunteer crew did an outstanding job.
I would like to especially give a huge, huge thank you to Charlie Engelbart, who kept me in the loop during the Roundup and basically handled everything in my absence. We also want to give a special thank you to all the numerous people who stepped up to help Robyn this year in my absence.
As usual our illustrious news reporter, Ralph Williams will again be writing the article for the Star News and I will publish it to the list as soon as it is delivered to me.
The final official attendance this year was 1151, which is a new record. I would also like to remind everyone that widows and widowers of LASD Members are always welcomed at the Roundup. They are and will always be part of the LASD Family.
ALADS again funded the entire HR 218 process as they have since its inception in 2006. If you participated in the HR 218 process and would like to express your gratitude to ALADS, you can email the President, Ron Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org
The LASD Range Staff, Deputies Randy Tweedy, Joey Stoker, Lee Leatherman and our HR 218 Crew (Chairman Walt Bouman and his cadre of dedicated volunteers) processed a new record of 497 retired members for the HR 218 National CCW. We would also like to thank Sheriff Alex Villanueva for the LASD Range Staff who administered the HR 218 qualification course. If you participated in the HR 218 process and would like to email Sheriff Villanueva and express your appreciation, you can email his staff email@example.com
***A note about the HR 218 qualification process in 2020. There will be new safety procedures in place for all those retired members who are going to participate in the HR 218 qualification. These rules will be strictly enforced.
• All weapon(s) and magazines must be unloaded and carried in a zippered gun case or hard gun case. No weapons in holsters or carried free hand. If you are shooting two weapons (auto loader and revolver) each must be in a zippered gun case or hard gun case and unloaded.
• The weapons shall be kept in this condition until you are at the firing line and instructed to open your carrier by the range staff.
• Your ammo can also be carried in this container but your weapon and any magazines must remain unloaded.
• You must also bring your own ammo as the range staff can no longer provide ammo for the shooters.
• Also, make sure that your retirement credentials are valid (not expired). If your retirement credentials are not valid, you will not be allowed to shoot. Two members were turned away this year because their retirement credentials were expired.
Thanks to all the coordinators of the twenty (21) unit functions that went on. The following units had functions during the Roundup:
Aero/ESD (Jim Shuler)
AV Stations (Brandon Carlton) * AV Stations will be moving their dinner to the Riverside in 2020
Carson Station (Corky and Chuck Jackson)
Detective Division (Bobby and Belinda Taylor)
ELA Station (Nancy Malone)
Firestone Station (Toni Veltri and Jim Lally)
Industry Station (Larry Jowdy)
Lakewood Station (Andy and Mabel Lee)
Lennox Station (Tony Hollins)
Lynwood Station (Sheila Smith)
Malibu / Lost Hills Station (Gloria Gressman)
Norwalk / Pico Stations (Sally Harwell)
Red Hat Gang (Kim Stotts)
San Dimas Station (Dave Barker)
Santa Clarita/Cresenta Valley/Altadena (Carrie Stuart)
SBI (Terri Williams)
SED/SEB (Art Medina, Doug Dolan, Mike Kennard)
Star Post 309 (Ernie Billie)
Temple Station (Pete Loomis)
TST (Herman Cortez)
West Hollywood Station (Jeff Springs)
We again had our Karaoke/Dance night on Monday night which went over very well.
The 2nd Annual Cigar Night was a huge success. The event was sponsored by POPA and they will be sponsoring next year’s Cigar Night also. This year’s event was held in the new pool area of the South Tower.
Jacque Franco coordinates our 50/50 raffle. Between Jacque and the other volunteers, they sold a record $12,700.00 in ticket sales. Half of the money was given away in cash prizes and the other half goes into the bank for next year’s Roundup. $7000 was divided up in varying amounts and were awarded to fifteen (15) lucky recipients. The other $5,800 goes into the bank for next year. Lane Greenberg was the lucky winner of the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. We also gave away a custom LASD Belt Buckle and a Sheriffs’ Rings that was donated by Balfour.
Bowling Tournament (Bernie Kammer – Chairman)
There were 58 bowlers competing this year. The winners were:
Women – First – Vicki Harris with a score of 634
Second – Kerry Brewster with a score of 622
Third – JoAnn Raber with a score of 619
Fourth – Sharon Bouche with a score of 615
Men – First – Joe Ochoa with a score of 712
Second – Chuck Stringham wit a score of 710
Third – Herb Howland with a score of 658
Fourth Steve Bouche with a score of 644
Slots Tournament (Tony Hollins – Chairman)
There were 82 participants in the slots tournament. The winners of the slot tournament were:
1st – Ruth Byrd, 13,874 points.
2nd – Jane Trejo,13,744 points.
3rd – Brent Bodenstedt, 13,374 points.
4th – Roxanne Warloe, 12,750 points.
5th – Tony Ortiz, 12,624 points.
The poker tournament (Chairperson Robyn Mullen)
There were 54 participants in the poker tournament.
The following people all chopped for 1st place:
Golf Tournaments (Chairman Norm Copping):
Winners at Monday’s Scramble at AVI.
1st – ELLISON-MITCHELL-HONDA-DORNFIELD
2nd – WHIPKEY-GARDNER-ROSA-SPURRIER
3rd – JOHN & JUDY WOOLEN – GHAN – HINKEY
4th – SHAUGHNESSY – ZUMER – CORONA – No 4th
Skins Winners at LAUGHLIN RANCH on Tuesday
DUANE HARRIS – 3
JOHN DETREVILLE – 2
HONDA – 1
(Each skin worth $30.00)
We would like to thank the following people/organizations who donated financially and/or door prizes. If I missed anyone, I apologize in advance.
Riverside Resort and Casino
Mickey Reedy – Associated Tax Services
Mark Thompson – Surefire
Mark Ortega – Rose Hills
Corky and Chuck Jackson
John and Bobbie Sullivan
Jim and Dawn Forbus
Star Post 309
Linda Stieder Studios
Kim Brink – Bags by Brink
We would like to thank the following organizations for their monetary donation to the Roundup. Their generous donations help keep the costs of the Roundup down and fund its operation.
Sheriffs’ Relief Association – Bill McSweeney –WMcsweeney@aol.com
ALADS – they also fund and sponsor the entire cost of the HR 218 qualification – Ron Hernandez – firstname.lastname@example.org
PPOA – Brian Moriguchi – they also funded and sponsored Cigar Night – Brian Moriguchi – email@example.com
POPA FCU – Raymond Bartus – firstname.lastname@example.org
We would also like to thank the following individuals who volunteer and through their hard work, help make the Roundup a huge success.
Charlie Engelbart – Starview Room Coordinator
Linda Engelbart – Registration Desk Coordinator
Jacque Franco – 50/50 Raffle Coordinator
Walt Bouman – HR 218 Chairman
John and Bobbi Sullivan – Range Porta-potties
Tony Hollins – Slot Chairman
Bernie Kammer – Bowling Chairman
Norm Copping – Golf Chairman
Henry Reed – Arts and Crafts Fair Chairman *Cin Hollins will be the new Chairperson in 2020
Sue Hendricks – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
Debbie Ryall – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
Mila Bouman – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
Mabel Lee – door prizes and HR 218 table
Andy Lee – HR 218 table
Ed Corrette – HR 218 table and HR 218 Qualification
Jim Catlett – HR 218 Qualification
Bob Molina – HR 218 Qualification
Jim Klinger – HR 218 Qualification
Dave Donovan – HR 218 Qualification
Dawn Forbus – door prizes and 50/50 raffle
Jim Forbus – Assistant Starview Room Coordinator
John and Shari Concialdi – name tags
Donna and BJ Lemmon – envelope stuffing
Mila and Walt Bouman – envelope stuffing
Brent Young – Starview Room
Ike Sabean – Canadian Good Will Ambassador
Owen Tong – Official Roundup Photographer
Mike Reyes – Official Roundup Photographer
Buddy Fowler – Official Roundup Photographer
And a huge thank you to all of those folks who volunteered to work the Registration Desk, assisted in the Starview Room and at the HR 218 Qualification during the Roundup.
If I left anything out or omitted anyone, I beg forgiveness and will lay the blame on the codeine cough syrup that I am taking.