President’s Message to the CARMA Membership

March, 2023


CARMA President - Terry Ricks

Dear CARMA Gentlemen,

Our February 16th speakers were JCC School Board candidates, Dr. Daniel Cavazos (Roberts) and Michael Hosang (Stonehouse), and our third speaker was Cameron Boone, candidate for the JCC Commissioner of the Revenue. Dr. Cavazos spoke about the importance of teaching honesty, integrity, civics, our Constitution, Bill of Rights and equal opportunity, not manipulation equity.  Mr. Hosang, an attorney and retired Army officer will fight the indoctrination and social emotional learning that has replaced traditional educational priorities. Mr. Boone pledges to improve JCC customer service, taxation operations, the office technology, the staff training and the office morale.

The next CARMA luncheon will be on Thursday, March 16  at the highly rated Giuseppe s Restaurant.  Download your reservation form from and mail it with your check to the CARMA PO Box. Our speaker will be Michael Lavin, the highly qualified Director of Collections and Conservation at Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation.  JRF is affiliated with Preservation Virginia, a private non-profit organization and also is led by Dr. William Kelso, the Jamestown Fort archaeologist.  Go walk along the river to the Historic Jamestown Archaearium and see relics from the early 1607 landing, the original fort, and the Civil War era Fort Pocahontas. Do you know about Bacon’s Rebellion when Jamestown was burned down?  Read about this fascinating story.

The April 20th CARMA luncheon will have Delegate Amanda Batten as our main speaker and she has much to tell us about the recent House/Senate sessions in Richmond.  She is involved with many bills, budgets, and committees.

Events:  The next WJCCRC meeting will be Wednesday March 22 at 6pm .  Please join the committee and attend our meetings at our new location at Powhatan Creek Settlement Clubhouse. Our Republican Committee meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday. Visit for information and to join.  We have a great new project to build a WJCC Republicans database and focus on door-to-door voter education with teams which will cover our neighborhoods. Our November election candidates are sometimes attending and speaking lat our luncheons. Come meet them with questions. And for you early birds, the popular Breakfast Club is continuing to meet every Tuesday morning at 8am at Sandy’s Pancakes Restaurant.  Project volunteers are needed.  Stand up!

Richmond Reviews:  During this past session, Delegate Batten has worked tirelessly on the process for removing problematic registrars, improving campus safety, facilitating tele-health services, and overhauling Dominion Energy regulatory structures.  Senator Norment has been a leader with Governor Youngkin for the “Bold Blue Line” so that law enforcement will be strengthened with better wages, recruitment, training, equipment, and victim support. Also, restrictions are being implemented to prevent China’s acquisition of Virginia real estate and banning the CCP sponsored websites and dangerous software. Just announced, Senator Norment will not run for re-election.

Election Crimes: More and more evidence about voting manipulation is being uncovered and reported.  Mike Lindell, Kari Lake, and Steve Bannon are human steam shovels with their podcasts.  Tune-in.  Jon Solomon writes “The 2020 election wasn’t just an election…it was a political watershed in which rules and strategy for winning were rewritten.”  The outcome was cemented before the voting, by rewriting of state rules and voting methods by the Democrat assemblies.  Voter IDs were suspended, ballots were mailed and harvested, hundreds of millions were spent to increase Democrat votes and the electoral systems in five key battleground estates were rewired.

Contact me anytime at or 202-494-8161.  Thank you for your fellowship and support.

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Terry Ricks,  CARMA President

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