Saturday, 22 February 2020 18:04

March 17 Speaker Luncheon

Written by

Novato Republican Women, Fed.


Postgate: Impeachment and Partisan Advocacy Journalism

John O'Connor, Esq.
O'Connor & Associates and Author

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

$35 non-members  |  $30 members

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato


John O’Connor is an accomplished trial lawyer in San Francisco and the person who ultimately convinced Watergate’s “Deep Throat” to reveal his identity. The hit movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The OConnor HeadShot Crop HiResWhite House was written and produced by John about this intriguing figure who helped bring down the Nixon Presidency. This past November, 2019 John’s latest book was released, Postgate: How the Washington Post Betrayed Deep Throat, Covered Up Watergate, and Began Today's Partisan Advocacy Journalism. As our country again grappled with the impeachment of the President, this book offers a timely probe of what information is reported and what may be omitted. Fortunately for us, our speaker John D. O’Connor is a gifted speaker who can make the complex not only understandable but enjoyable.

“After Deep Throat’s lawyer, author John O’Connor, discovered that the (Washington) Post had betrayed his client while covering up the truth about Watergate, his indefatigable research resulted in Postgate, a profoundly shocking tale of journalistic deceit.”

John served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. One among many interesting assignments in that time was writing the Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst. His father, John C. O’Connor, was a former FBI agent, a prominent Indianapolis lawyer, Democratic politician and senior partner in an Indianapolis law firm. John and his wife raised their children in Marin and continue to reside here.

There will be a few copies of Postgate available to purchase at the lunch, but you may want to get your copy in advance, read it and bring it for John to personalize. You may also want to watch the movie Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House (2017) as it raises many questions of FBI involvement as well the the role of the press.



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Immigration: The 2020 Election and Future Elections

Mark Krikorian,
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The White House website posts the following statement regarding immigration:

"The United States must adopt an immigration system that serves the national interest. To restore the rule of law and secure our border, President Trump is committed to constructing a border wall and ensuring the swift removal of unlawful entrants. To protect American workers, the President supports ending chain migration, eliminating the Visa Lottery, and moving the country to a merit-based entry system. These reforms will advance the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping new citizens assimilate and flourish."

How important will the Immigration issue be in our 2020 election? What changes have been realized since the Trump Administration boldly began, back when you couldn’t even talk about the issue? One impact of immigration will be evident when the census numbers spur redistricting of U.S. House seats. This in turn will impact the Electoral College.

To bring us up-to-date on trends, policy changes and proposals, Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. will share his unique insight and knowledge. Mr. Krikorian is sought by The President, Congress, and news sources for his expertise gained during his brilliant career at the Center for Immigration Studies. The Center is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation’s only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. Mr. Krikorian holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, and spent two years at Yerevan State University in then-Soviet Armenia.

Follow Mr. Krikorian’s writings and opinions at: The Center for Immigration Study’s website, and on Twitter: @MarkSKrikorian. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times. He is a contributor at National Review Online and has authored the books: The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal and How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration and co-authored Open Immigration: Yea & Nay with Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute.


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American Foreign Policy in the Trump Era

Larry Greenfield
Political Commentator and Columnist


Larry Greenfield is a fellow of the Claremont Institute and the American Freedom Alliance. He writes and speaks on U.S. politics and American foreign policy.larry greenfield

Long active in the GOP, Larry has served on the Executive Committee of the CRP, as founding director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, and as the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition in California.

Larry hails from Southern California and earned his BA in political science from UC Berkeley, graduating in 3 years as Class Speaker. He picked up his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he wrote an arrest warrant for PLO chieftain Yasir Arafat.

Mr. Greenfield enlisted in the Armed Forces of the United States in Naval Intelligence Reserves, and was publisher of the Journal of International Security Affairs. His articles have appeared at American Greatness, American Thinker, PJ Media, Investors Business Daily,, Israel Hayom, The Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Journal. A frequent traveler to the Middle East, Mr. Greenfield has focused on the strategic and political responses in the West to the rise of Radical Islam, including energy diversification, independence and security, and missile defense.

He is a well-regarded wealth advisor based here in California, and continues to advise elected officials on our national security strategy.

Please join us for our year’s kick-off luncheon to hear him speak.


Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:56

Holiday Boutique Luncheon

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Holiday Boutique

Tuesday, December 10

11:00 - 2:00

Marin Country Club
500 Country Club Drive

christmas Elephant Tree clipped rev 1December’s luncheon meeting, December 10, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., will be our Annual Christmas Boutique! Please get your reservations in early as this is a very popular event! You will find lots of gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or just for yourself. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on us and also enjoy our once-a- year elaborate buffet lunch with a choice of chicken, fish or steak and multiple side dishes!

This is our holiday auction. We all bring our nice items that we don’t, haven’t, and won’t use. Maybe a gift from someone that is just not your style, size, or color, maybe jewelry, china, crystal, handmade items, crafts. Some bring homemade cookies, pies, cakes, etc. This is the time to clean out your closets and cabinets and bring those items to the meeting. We will price them for you, or you can give us an idea of their value and we will put the silent auction card out on display and then you can all shop! (Please no paperback books.)

If you are bringing auction gifts, you can come at 10:30 to drop off your items to be priced and tabled.

Want to lend a hand? Contact Pres. Morgan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


or 415-878-6220.

Novato Republican Women, Fed.


Restoring Parental Rights in Education:
Options for California

Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D.
Independent Institute Research Fellow



Vicki E. Alger, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California, and author of the book Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children. She holds Senior Fellowships at the Independent Women's Vicki AlgerForum in Washington, D.C., and the Fraser Institute, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Alger is also President and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She served on President-Elect Trump’s U.S. Department of Education Transition Agency Review Team, and she has advised the U.S. Department of Education, as well as Members of Congress, and state lawmakers in more than 40 states on educational choice programs and higher education reform. Her research also helped advance record-breaking numbers of educational choice legislation in Arizona and California, and her work has been used in the successful legal defenses of several choice programs, including the Institute for Justice’s successful defense of Arizona’s tax-credit scholarship program in the U.S. Supreme Court (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn).

She has authored more than 60 policy studies and book chapters, and her writings have been widely published and cited in leading public-policy outlets such as Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, Education Week, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, in addition to national news media outlets, including The Wall Street JournalUSA TodayInvestor’s Business DailyForbesFortuneHuman EventsLa Opinión, the Los Angeles Times, and US News & World Report. She has also appeared on the Fox News Channel, Global News, local ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS affiliates, as well as news radio programs across the country.

Prior to her career in education policy, Alger taught college-level courses in American politics, English composition and rhetoric, and early British literature. She has lectured at numerous American universities, including the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, University of California, Berkeley, and Arizona State University.

Alger received her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas and lives in Scottsdale with her husband David and three stepsons.

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Megan Masten & Mark Cota

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On the Front Lines,
Fighting for Freedom on College Campuses

Tuesday, October 15  |  11:30-1:30
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato



 We are excited to have two young conservatives, Megan Masten, President of Turning Point USA (TPUSA) at California State University Sacramento and Mark Cota, Northern California Regional Director for Turning Point USA enlighten us about Turning Point USA.

TPUSA is the fastest growing youth organization in America promoting the principles of freedom, free markets & limited government. It has over 1300 chapters at high schools and college campuses across the country, with over 80 chapters in California. The founder is Charlie Kirk, a regular on Fox News, as is former member Candace Owens who has become a strong voice on her own with millions of followers as well.

TPUSA‘s mission is to identify, educate, train and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets and limited government. Since its founding,
Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active and powerful conservative activist grassroots network on college and high school campuses and it is the fastest growing youth organization in America.

Republicans are excited to have these young people talk about Turning Point USA and their first hand experiences with students and educators in today’s political climate. We, as well as they, hope their invitation to join us for lunch will spread to students and teachers in our local schools. If you have or know of conservative students, this might be a luncheon they don’t want to miss.

Friday, 09 August 2019 16:25

September 17 Speaker Luncheon

Written by

The Novato Republican Women


Internationally-known author, filmmaker, and public speaker from New Zealand

The Left-s Plan for 2020 and How to Counter It

Tuesday, September 17  |  11:30-1:30
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato


About our speaker:

For over 30 years, Trevor has researched radical left, Marxist and terrorist movements and their covert influence on mainstream politics. His thesis is that what is commonly regarded as mainstream political policy is in fact driven and guided by hidden subversive elements.

The Democratic party’s consistent defunding of the US military, Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal, normalization of relations with Cuba, Islamic refugee re-settlements, $15 minimum wage, fracking bans, pipeline shutdowns and the push for illegal alien amnesty are all consistent with far-left and Islamic agendas.

Trevor Loudon believes that these forces must be exposed and countered, as America’s continued role as a bastion of freedom is pivotal for the future of western civilization.

Some of his accomplishments include:

  • Creation of a series of ‘America Under Siege’ mini-documentaries in collaboration with the Capital Research Center and Director Judd Saul [America Under Siege: Civil War 2017, Soviet Islam, Antifa]
  • Release of his hard-hitting political documentary, ‘Enemies Within’ in 2016
  • Authored ‘Barack Obama and the Enemies Within’, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialist and Progressives in the US Congress’
  • Exposed the communist ties b/w Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank M. Davis and young Obama in 2007. Publishing his findings on Obama’s ties to the NY and Chicago Marxist movement, he appeared on Glenn Beck in 2015
  • Currently working with Judd Saul on his new film ‘Enemies Within: The Church’

Trevor’s research has given him unique insights into how extensively often miniscule communist parties have been able to manipulate, and even control policy formation in many Western countries – particularly the ‘main enemy:’ the United States of America. Loudon’s research shows that this is not just a historical problem, but is a very grave and looming threat which will not only impact America’s national security, but her very survival.

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“The United States of America vs. Gavin Newsom, et al.-Russoniello
A Criminal Prosecution for RICO Violations”

Joe Russoniello
Former U.S. Attorney for Northern California

Tuesday, June 11, 2019  |  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Dr., Novato


Mr. Russoniello is a renowned Bay Area attorney specializing in litigation, business crimes and regulatory defense. He served twice as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California which encompasses 15 counties from the Oregon-California border to Monterey, including San Francisco. His first term lasted from 1982 to 1990 when he had been appointed by President Ronald Reagan while his second appointment came from President George W. Bush and continued from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Russoniello spent the 17 years between his two U.S. Attorney appointments in private practice as a Senior Counsel at a San Francisco law firm and also served as Dean of the San Francisco Law School for 5 ½ years until the summer of 2007 before returning as U.S. Attorney for the second time.

You might recall some of the high profile cases he was part of including the prosecution of Larry Layton of the ‘Peoples Temple’ for his involvement in the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan in Jonestown, Guyana, overseeing the prosecution of Barry Bonds on perjury charges, and also of Ed Jew, former Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on charges of extortion and bribery.

Since Joe’s retirement in the summer of 2010 he spends his time partially in the Bay Area and partially in Arizona. We hear so much about California suing President Trump. Please join us for a discussion of why the federal government could criminally prosecute certain California office holders for violation of “RICO”, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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Arnie Riebli,

Managing Partner Sunrise Farms
President and GM Dairymen’s Feed
Past Chairman and former Board Member Nucal Foods Ripon CA.

"Slippery Slope"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Members $30  |  Non-members $35

Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato

Arnie is a 4th-generation Sonoma County rancher. He grew up o a dairy and chicken farm in Cotati and since has dedicated himself to the industry that was responsible for putting Petaluma on the map I the early 1900s.

He has stepped up to fill the much-needed role of the representative and advocate for the egg industry in Northern California. Last year, he went on a 4-day trip to Washington D.C, working to convince the powers that be that successful egg production, on a scale, can and should be achieved with animal welfare firmly in mind.

Here in Petaluma, he and his partner at Sunrise Farms produce a million eggs each and every day of the year, providing 90% of the eggs consumed in all of Northern California. Mr. Riebli credits the ability to adapt and fierce dedication to the Petaluma ranching lifestyle for his business surviving the many changes it has undergone since the egg industry’s heyday of the late 1940s.

Law recently passed concerning the poultry industry were “deeply frustrating” to him because, as he explains it, they were motivated by heavy doses of political correctness but were severely light on practical application.

But as Arnie says, “Folks have to eat. Sooner or later, people will realize that food is not produced in the backroom of the local grocer.” He said 219,000 people get added to the world’s dinner table every night. “That’s 80 million a year. Currently the political mechanisms in the way, and if it stays that way, the world will face severe shortages in the near future.”

Backing his conviction that “this country’s greatest asset is our youth,” he has lent his considerable knowledge and boundless energy to the Chamber’s Petaluma Youth Ag Day Passing the ranching tradition and all that it entails on to future generations has been part of his lifelong agenda.

Arnie is the proof that business can take the high road and that an ethically responsible direction can translate to profit – economic profit and cultural profit for any community with its eye on a wholesome future.

Please join us for a fantastic lunch welcoming the man who probably is responsible for the eggs in your fridge!


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