President’s Message to the CARMA Membership

November, 2022


CARMA President - Terry Ricks

Dear CARMA Gentlemen,

Congressman Rob Wittman was our main speaker on October 20th.  He discussed the Republican plans for when he gets reelected and the House flips. They have many priorities, among them are: improving our economy, increasing public safety, holding our government accountable, strengthening our defense capability, rebuilding the military forces, stopping the border crisis, promoting the parental bill of rights, reducing election fraud, and many others. And his staff members have been talking and planning with the families of the J6ers about that terrible partisan show trial. His concerns about the China military buildup and the Democrat’s restrictions on our military were discussed. Keep supporting this great American and donate to the other Virginia Republican candidates.

The next CARMA luncheon will be on Thursday, November 17 at the highly rated Giuseppe s Restaurant.  Download your reservation form from and mail it with your check.

Ryan Holloway will be our November 17th speaker.  He has served as the Exec. Director of Care Net Peninsula since 2019. Raised in Poquoson, Ryan graduated from James Madison University with a BA in Economics and Political Science, and earned an MBA from Regent University. Prior to his leadership role at Care Net Peninsula, Ryan served as a missionary in the Dominican Republic. Care Net knows that too often women think abortion is the only way out of an unplanned pregnancy, so Care Net provides the help and hope that women need to choose life for their baby.

Recent Instagram video about our dysfunctional America.  It reviewed these Democrat stances:  Abortion advocates yell “my body my choice” and then insist on vaccine mandates.  More funds are needed for Ukraine’s border defense, but none for our southern border wall and law enforcement.  They call for the cancellation of the Second Amendment in order to protect children and then march the next day in favor of abortion.  And telling children about Jesus is indoctrination, but inviting drag queens to child gatherings is all about inclusiveness.  Nuts.

Big Cheers for Art Garrison!  Our quality speakers have all been arranged and scheduled by Art.  That represents dozens of phone calls and emails on his part during the past two years.  Did you know he is an Army Vietnam Veteran and survived serious surgery last year and has a Florida Republican pedigree?  He is smart and tough.  And if you need some fine men’s clothing, go visit him at R.Bryant, Ltd. at Merchants Square.  What a guy!

Events:  Don’t miss the Tuesday Nov. 8 WJCCRC Victory Party at 6:30-10:30pm at Revolutions Bar and Grille.  We will watch the election returns and laugh at the sobbing Dims. And on Thursday Nov. 10 please come meet Governor Youngkin and Senator Norment at 6:00-8:00pm at Revolutions, $75 each with your advanced RSVP. 

WJCCRC meeting on Wed. Nov. 23 at 6pm.  Please join and attend our meetings. Our local Republican Committee meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at the Williamsburg Library. Visit for information and to join. We need tent staff and poll watchers for November 8.  Contact me to volunteer.

Contact me anytime at or 202-494-8161.

Ask your friends to catch the RED WAVE.

Terry Ricks,  CARMA President    Please visit our great website: