President’s Message to the CARMA Membership

June, 2023


CARMA President - Terry Ricks

Dear CARMA Gentlemen,

Our May 18th speakers were Elizabeth O’Connor, currently Chief Deputy Clerk of the JCC Circuit Court and now candidate to become the Chief Clerk of the JCC Circuit Court and our main speaker was Chad Green, candidate for the House of Delegates, District 69, member of the York County Board of Supervisors and CARMA member.

The next CARMA luncheon will be on Thursday, June 15 at the highly rated Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant. Download your reservation form from and mail it with your $21 check to the CARMA PO Box. The three course meal is always delicious and the service is the best in town.

Virginia Senator Ryan McDougle will be our main speaker on June 15th. As a lifelong resident of Hanover County, Ryan understands the interests of the local community and seeks to support individual freedoms and conservative principles. Ryan's commitment to public service is influenced by his family. He attended James Madison University before attaining his law degree from William and Mary. Upon graduation, Ryan worked as a prosecutor for the Hanover County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, where he specialized in prosecuting domestic violence and family abuse offenders. He was also involved in the creation of the Hanover Child Advocate Response Team. Ryan began his legislative service in the House of Delegates in 2002 and went on to win a special election in 2006 for a vacant 4th Senate District Seat, where he currently serves. Ryan is Chairman of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus. He is honored to be a member of the Judiciary, Privilege and Elections, Rehabilitation and Social Services and Rules Committee. Ryan is currently operating his own law practice, McDougle Law Firm, P.C.

June Events:
Delegate Amanda Batten will be joined by Attorney General Jason Miyares at the Bourbon, Bubbles and Bites Fundraiser on Thursday, June 8, 5-7pm at the home of the Thompsons at 105 Gleneagles in Williamsburg. RSVP for tickets. Please attend and support our Donut Queen and our great Attorney General.

The Annual Law Enforcement Forum has been scheduled at Sal’s Italian Restaurant at 12:30 Wednesday June 14th by the Breakfast Club Events Team. Members of the local area Police and Sheriff Departments will attend.

York County Supervisor Chad Green and Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares are holding a joint event on Thursday June 15th, 6-9pm at the Hornsby House at 702 Main Street in Yorktown. Admission is free and donations are requested. Contact Trevor Webb at 571-245-9309 to register. Meet me there.

Barbara Null, JCC Board of Supervisor Candidate (Stonehouse), is having a fundraiser at Gauthier Vineyards in Barhamsville on Thursday June 22nd, 5-7pm. RSVP and tickets required for hors d’oeuvres and wine.

The next WJCCRC monthly meeting will be Wednesday June 21st at 6pm . Please join the committee and attend our meetings at our beautiful new location at Powhatan Creek Settlement Clubhouse. Visit for information and to join.

And for you early birds, the popular Breakfast Club is continuing to meet every Tuesday morning at 8am, at Sandy’s Pancakes and Waffles Restaurant on Richmond Road. Stand up, be informed, stay hopeful, be strong!

My Comments:
Many of our strong Patriots have come from socialist or communist countries. They get it. Examples: Ivan Pentchouko, Epoch Times Editor, Russian Cossack. Also a VCDL member with a WW2 Army father has freedom loving friends in NOVA that are from Afghanistan, Burma and Latvia. They lived through dangerous escapes and lost their properties. My former brother-in law married a woman from the Netherlands. Her parents have photos of Nazis patrolling their streets. My former father-in-law (RIP) left Greece illegally and loved President Reagan. My Polish friend watched the Soviet Union dissolve and is one of our best Republicans. How can the Dims be so deaf and blind to these witnesses, their stories of freedom and the evils of totalitarianism?

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

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