Novato Republican Women
Lt. Rich Goss,
San Francsco PD
Local Policing Issues
We welcome Lieutenant Rich Goss, SFPD, to share his personal perspective on local policing issues. While he currently serves as night watch platoon commander at the Taraval Station in San Francisco and leads community meetings there, on this occasion, he will not be speaking in an official capacity. He has served as a police officer for 26 years. His ties to the Bay Area are deep and long-standing, having graduated from UC Berkeley and serving as a police officer in Berkeley and San Francisco. Currently he resides in San Francisco with his wife, and they have two adult sons.
Lt. Goss and others like him are our front line defense, dedicated to protecting the community and enforcing the law. They may be forced to make a split-second, lifealtering decision. Each day of their career, the police officer puts his or her life at risk. The number of U.S. police officers killed in the line of duty hit a five-year high in 2016, and there were more ambush-style attacks that year than in any other year of the past two decades, according to statistics report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Police-community tensions have been high in recent years. As these tensions grew in the later part of the Obama Administration, there was talk of national standards for local police and even a nationalized local police. The Trump Administration differs from the last administration on the role the federal government should play in local police matters. Exacerbating this tension are cities and state directives not to enforce certain federal laws.
Come hear this frank review of the many issues our local police face as they carry out their sworn duties.
200 Days Party – Saturday, August 5 -- 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Celebrating the second 100 days of our Republican administration, you are invited to a cocktail gathering on Saturday, August 5 (the 197th day) from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Mill Valley. You are invited to bring a drink and an appetizer – no cover charge, no corkage fee!! This will be an evening of good humor and an opportunity to rejoice in the President’s successes, rejoicing it’s still not Hillary! It will be a casual gathering.
Wear your favorite political T-shirt and remember it can be very chilly in Mill Valley (bring a jacket), even when it is hot in Novato!
The event hostess will contact you after you register to give you directions to her home and additional information.
May 16 Luncheon Meeting Program
Taking California Back
Award-winning Journalist and Radio Talk Show Host
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 11:30 - 1:30
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive
Members and their guests $28 | Non-members $33
Please reserve by April 14 at:
We certainly miss starting our day listening to Melanie Morgan on the radio. Although she may not miss the demands of the 5 to 9 a.m. KSFO radio show she co-hosted for almost 15 years, we welcome this opportunity to have her energize us again.
As the policies and proposals coming out of Democrat-controlled Sacramento seem burdensome, overbearing, nonsensical, even punitive, Melanie will offer strategies and solutions to redirect state policies. (Melanie was one of the early leaders in the recall of Gov. Gray Davis, an effort that was thought to have had no traction.) She effectively mixes humor, political insight and passion.
Melanie has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the United States military. She is the Chairman of Move America Forward, a “non-partisan,” non-profit, charitable organization that supports the U.S. armed forces and their missions in the War on Terrorism. http://www.moveamericaforward.org
In 2015, Melanie was honored by the Radio/Television/Digital News Association and the Associated Press with the Edward R. Murrow and Mark Twain Awards. She returned to radio on KSRO in San Francisco in 2014 and anchored the “Sonoma County Morning News.” (Melanie did her farewell broadcast on KSRO on November 23, 2016, the day before Thanksgiving.) She was also the News Director of the Heritage Radio Station located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously on KSFO, she co-hosted the morning show with Brian Sussman. For almost 15 years, Melanie was co-host of the highly-rated Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan show also at KSFO. She also worked in Washington, D.C. as anchor of Talk Radio Network’s nationally syndicated America’s Morning News. Melanie has been a frequent guest on cable TV news stations such as Fox News, CNN and the BBC.