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--- Next Four Meetings ---
May 19-20, 2018
The Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio
Annual Display Show and Banquet
July 14-15, 2018 The Roberts Centre -
Special Guests: ROCS (The Ruger
Owners and Collectors Association)
September 8-9, 2018 The Roberts Centre -
Special Guests: The Winchester
Arms Collectors Association
"Shows" page for directions, hotels and a
complete list of dates.
May 19, 2018 Banquet Tickets Now on Sale
The OGCA social event is right around
the corner! If you have not reserved your tickets for the Annual
Banquet, do so today!
Click here to
download the banquet ticket form which can also be found on page
of our Spring member's newsletter. Members and guests
may also call the business office with a credit card at
The banquet will be held in the newly
renovated lobby of the Holiday Inn attached to the Roberts Centre
complex on the evening of May 19. Promptly at 5:15 p.m. the cash bar
will open to start things off followed by a wonderfully planned
Italian buffet of Chicken Marsala, lasagna and all the trimmings.
Cost is just $25, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and
You don't want to miss our special
keynote speaker all the way from Wyoming, Ashley Hlebinsky.
Ashley is Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum. She will also be
serving on the panel of three judges for our Annual Display show
along with Logan Metesh of the NRA Museum and our own Charles Layson
of A & M Firearms of Kentucky. The evening will conclude with the
announcement and presentation of the Display Show Awards.
You (Yes, You) Are Wanted for the
May 2018 Display Show
Members: we are pleased to announce
more prize money for the Annual Display Show totaling $6,500
plus four Minuteman Freedom bronzes valued at over $4,000 each.
Additionally, the cash prize for Best First Time Displayer has
increased from $100 to $500 this year. Thatís because the 2018
Display Show Committee led by director Ralf Eyster wants to give
an extra incentive to those of you who have never done a display
before! The 2018 theme couldnít make it any easier for members
to participate, "Show & Tell Among Members." It crosses all time
periods, every manufacturer and all regions of the world.
All you need to do to get started
is request a Display Show Information Packet from the Business
Office (330) 467-5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org or from Ralf Eyster at
M-19 at the March meeting. It includes rules, tips and a sample
Judges Worksheet. By reading the Judges Worksheet you will be
able to know exactly what you need to do to win. For example,
did you know that simply having a clear title for your display
is worth 10 points out of 200?
The deadline to enter has been extended, but call
the Business Office today to check space availability.
2018 Display Show Prizes
First Place Antique - $1,000 +
First Place Military - $1,000 + Minuteman
First Place Modern - $1,000 + Minuteman
Second Overall - $500
Third Overall - $200
Robert Rubendunst Best Educational Award - $750 + Minuteman
Thomas L. Kyser Best Single Gun Award - $500
Memberís Choice Award - $750
Best 1st Time Displayer - $500
Judges Choice: $100 for each of the three categories.
Our 2018 distinguished panel of
judges includes Charles B. Layson, Logan Metesh and Ashley
Hlebinsky, who is also our keynote banquet speaker.
is the Robert W. Woodruff Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at
the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. She manages over 8,000
firearms, ranging from the 1200s through modern day. Prior to
this, she researched in the Smithsonian Institutionís National
Firearms Collection. Hlebinsky earned her B.A. and M.A. in
American History and Museum Studies, focusing her research on
the perception of firearms in culture. In addition to her duties
as curator, Hlebinsky is President of The Gun Code where she
serves as a firearms consultant, an expert witness, a freelance
firearms writer, an NRA Certified firearms instructor, an
international lecturer, an on-camera firearms historian, and a
Prior OGCA Display Show Judge,
Charles B. Layson
is co-founder of Antique and Modern Firearms of Lexington,
Kentucky since 1974. He is a director and founding member of the
Colt Collectorís Association and contributing author to the
Rampant Colt magazine. Charles is also a contributing author,
editor and appraiser for the Blue Book of Gun Values. He is an
advisor and "on call" appraiser for the Frazier Historical Arms
Museum and the Kentucky firearms collection at Fort Harrod
Pioneer Park. In addition, he is a volunteer docent at the Cody
Firearms Museum. A life member, Charles can always be found at
his tables in row "H" at our meetings.
rounds out our panel of judges. He is the Firearms
Specialist for the NRA Museums, where he helps with the needs of
their 3 facilities and interacts with almost 100 NRA-affiliated
gun collector clubs. Before coming to the NRA, Logan worked for
the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution. He
has a B.A. in Historic Preservation with a concentration in
Museum Studies and resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Letís put these accomplished judges
to work! Exhibiting has many fringe benefits including meeting
other interesting members and learning new information in a way
that you would otherwise rarely encounter. Watching your wallet?
That is no excuse - the first display table is free, additional
tables are at a reduced price and it includes a ticket to the
Saturday night banquet.
The May meeting fills up fast for both
trade and display tables. Please get your Info Packet and
reserve your exhibit tables ASAP.
For a Display Show Info Packet call
or email the Business Office TODAY: (330) 467-5733
trade tables for March or May, see related
article below. Your Spring Newsletter will arrive in early
February and has a trade table application for March and/or May
Your annual dues
statement was enclosed in the mailing that reached members in
October. Current members may pay directly to our secure Online Dues Payment Program
by Clicking Here; pay via credit card over the phone
at (330) 467-5733 or mail your check or money order
to the business office. You do not need your dues statement in
order to mail your dues, but please include your member
number on the memo of your check. You will receive a "Proud
Member" decal (while quantities last).
Current OGCA Members may click on
for more information on Membership Dues including our Life and
Senior Life Membership Installment Payment Plan.
1-year dues: $40
(Enclose rank, branch, duty station)
1-year Active Duty Military: Free
3-year dues: $95
5-year dues: $150
Life Membership: $700
Sr. Life (65 yrs.+): $400 (Enclose
proof of age)
OGCA, P.O. Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067.
Anticipate 4-6 weeks
for processing. After January 15th, newsletters and
other mailings will not be mailed until dues are current. If
payment is not received by March 31, 2018, the name of the
non-paying member will be removed from our files and can be
reinstated only by paying a minimum of 3 years dues by December
31, 2018. We need and appreciate your support. Thank you!
Don't Want You to Know About Our Schools
Many of you know of the failure on
the part of the FBI to follow up on credible tips regarding
confessed murderer Nikolas Cruz, but did you know that Broward
County Public Schools (BCPS) was the poster child for reducing
school-based arrests so that troubled students could avoid blots
on their record? This Obama era lax school discipline policy
known as PROMISE (google it) appears to have allowed Cruz to buy
a gun since his school offenses were among those that could no
longer be reported to police.
Nikolas Cruz was known to be a
disciplinary nightmare. Between him and his brother they had 45
run-ins with the law. He was transferred 6 times in 3 years
according to the Miami Herald but never expelled, taken into
custody or arrested. Although his in-school problems have been
kept very quiet, it has been reported to have included assault,
threats and bringing bullets to school on one occasion. He was
not supposed to be allowed on campus with a backpack and yet he
had a clean record?
Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bell, president
of the Broward County Sheriffsí Association told the Washington
Times that deputies working as school resource officers have had
their hands tied after the school district overhauled its
student conduct code in 2013. "If he had gotten arrested just
once for disorderly conduct or trespassing or something like
that, that would have shown up on his criminal record, and could
have sent up some red flags before he was ever allowed to buy a
firearm." Said Officer Bell. "They were basically paying us not
to make arrests," he said.
The PROMISE program is in 53 major
school districts. Failure to go with the program means the
district loses millions in funding and is subject to scrutiny.
Obama and the BCPS failed progressive idea was that if a kid
makes threats or gets into fights we should keep it out of the
system because it might come as a cost if they cannot get a job,
get into college or into the military. Under PROMISE students
charged with misdemeanors, including assault, are "disciplined"
through "healing circles," obstacle courses and other
"self-esteem building" exercises.
In Broward County, school-based
arrests dropped by 63% from 2012 to 2016 and the district
received $54 million dollars in federal grants based in part for
keeping high risk students in school. The Superintendent, (who
had previously worked for Obamaís Education Secretary Arne
Duncan in Chicagoís Public Schools) was hailed as a hero and
invited to Washington in 2015. PROMISE was designed to stop the
"school-house to jail-house pipeline" but most people I know
would say that if the situation warrants it, the "pipeline from
school-house to jail-house" should be a 3" pipe with a one-way
valve. Schools in these big cities have become more violent and
there may be a few young adults who should be getting flushed
down that pipe instead of sitting in healing circles. Other
violent adult offenders belong in a mental institution but they
really donít exist anymore and that is a whole other topic.
In the meantime, instead of putting
the blame on failed progressive ideas and lenient discipline
they blame guns.
Another thing that the anti-gunners
and liberal media do not want you to know is that Ohio teachers
have been quietly and safely arming and training themselves
since 2013 due to the hard work and success of Buckeye
FirearmsAssociationís armed teacher program, "FASTER"
(Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response)
which is now in 76 of Ohioís 88 counties. OGCA (you) donated
$15,000 to help get it off the ground, and as of today the
organization has trained 1,100 teachers in 225 districts across
12 states. Find out more about FASTERís high standards of
training at fastersaveslives.org and buckeyefirearms.org.
OGCA maintains its belief in the
Second Amendment and will continue its constant emphasis on
safety. Security will continue to be tight, and as previously
announced and stated in our current Rule Book any device that
simulates full automatic fire is prohibited. Period.
On a final note please accept my
heartfelt gratitude for continuing to stand for and defend the
Pro-Second Amendment politicians
and candidates are taking a beating in the media. They need your
vote and financial support. Contribute to their campaign and/or
send them a letter and voice your support. Likewise write to the
anti-gun politicians and patiently educate them. These are tough
times, and we must continue to stand tall.
Your Friend and President,
Buckeye Firearms Association is hosting a Town Hall on Effective Response to Active Killer Events 4/24/18
Buckeye Firearms Association is hosting a panel of experts on mass public killing, active killer response, and trauma medical care. The panel will discuss what schools, churches, and businesses can do to save lives. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Makoy Center 5462 Center Street Hilliard, OH 43026 Cost: This is a free event open to the public. The panel includes professionals from the fields of law enforcement, defensive training, trauma medicine, academia, insurance and school administration.
BEST OF LUCK
TO WAYNE AND DARLA NOBLE IN DALLAS!
Wayne and Darla Noble will soon be
traveling to Dallas, Texas with their OGCA Award winning display
"Pistols and Holsters of WWII, 1940-1945." They are representing
OGCA on "Collectors Row" at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits,
The event is being held at the Kay
Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, in Dallas, Texas. We hope
that those members that are planning to attend will stop by to
see their exhibit and say hello. Look for highlights of their
display in Dallas in the upcoming summer newsletter. We wish
them all the best and safe travels!
The Table Application and Guest Pass Forms are on pages 11-14 of
member's newsletter. If you are a member and need a copy of a form do
not hesitate to contact us anytime at
email@example.com or (330) 467-5733. (Forms are not posted
on the web for security reasons.)
Members may now
reserve tables for up to two shows at a time
($80 per table). Likewise, if you are a member and would like to
be added to the
just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
automatically email the form to you 5-6 weeks prior to each
meeting. Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
SAVE THE DATE! July 14-15, 2018
Special Guest Speaker Robert Segel will give a
"Machine Guns of WWI."
More info in the Summer newsletter!
MAY OGCA EXPRESS - CHARTER
BUS TO WILMINGTON
Northern members...What a great way
to come to the Annual Display show May 19th! Take the charter
bus for only $25 bucks round trip! Bring a non-member guest, pay
for their bus seat and they will get their guest pass fee ($10)
waived for entry in the hall.
Click Here for a Bus ticket order form.
Board the bus at 5:45 am at the
Barons Bus garage on Brookpark Rd in Cleveland and return back
to your car approximately 7:30 pm. (The bus leaves prior to
the banquet so please do not reserve tickets for the banquet if
your taking the bus.)
Call the Business Office to reserve with credit card or mail
the form no later than May 15th to: OGCA, P.O. Box 670406,
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. Refunds will not be issued for
cancellations on or after May 11th, 2018.
2018 PAC RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE
BEGINNING AT MAY MEETING
YES, you read that correct!
PAC Raffle tickets will go on sale beginning at the May 19 & 20
meeting. More Prizes this year so buy more tickets! $5.00
donation for 1 ticket or $20 donation for 5 chances!
Raffle tickets can be found at the PAC Table located in the hall
foyer or through Tony Zinsmayer, PAC Chairman, tables M, 10 &11.
PAC Raffle tickets will be enclosed
in the envelope of your next (Summer) newsletter issue in June.
Tickets will also be sold at the July and September meetings.
Drawing will be held September 9, 2018 at noon. Here is a list
of the prizes that can also be seen in person at the PAC
1st Prize: Inland WWII, M-1
Carbine, made in January of 1944. All correct with sling and
oiler. Very nice condition.
2nd Prize: Remington, 03-A3 WWII
rifle, made in February of 1943, with sling. Very nice
3rd Prize: Colt 1903 pistol,
made in 1920. Very nice condition.
4th Prize: Sig P320 9mm pistol.
Army replacement for the Berretta. Like new in the box.
5th Prize: S&W Model 22 A-1
Talon target pistol. Made one year only, in 2012. Like new in
6th Prize: Grey Wolf custom
hand-made knife, like new, with leather sheath and paperwork.
7th Prize: OGCA Hat & OGCA
Automatic Penalties For a Loaded Gun or Magazine:
On March 11, 2016, the OGCA Board of Directors adopted automatic
penalties for those in violation of bringing in a loaded gun or
magazine. Members will be removed from the building and placed
on an automatic one-year suspension. If a guest brings a loaded
firearm/magazine, he/she will be immediately banned for life,
and the sponsor of that guest will automatically be suspended
for one year. If each and every member makes safety their
number one focus and informs their guest of the Safety
Rules, enforcement of this new automatic penalty will never be
necessary...and that is our hope.
Important: Bump Fire Stocks
or any devices that simulates full automatic fire are NOT
Firearms Safety REQUIRED
Blue Book Program For
learn more or go directly to
Blue Book Publications.
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