News and Information of The Ohio Gun Collectors Association

 
     
 


-------OGCA Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests------

Spring 2019 Member's Newsletter (pdf)

--- Next 3 Meetings ---

March 9-10, 2019
May 11-12, 2019
(Display Show & Banquet)
July 13-14, 2019

Visit "Shows" page for directions, hotels and a complete list of dates. 


Membership Dues

Members:  The year through which your dues are paid can be found on your current membership badge and wallet card, as well as on your dues statement mailed in October.  If you have any questions, call anytime at (330) 467-5733.   Current members may pay directly on our secure Online Dues Payment Program by Clicking Here; they may pay via credit card over the phone at (330) 467-5733 or mail their check or money order to the business office. You do not need your dues statement in order to mail your dues, but whenever possible include your member number on the memo of your check.  for more information on Membership Dues including our Life and Senior Life Membership Installment Payment Plan click on "Dues". As always, members will be admitted to the January meeting on your previous year's badge.

1-year dues: $40
1-year Active Duty Military: Free
(Enclose rank, branch, duty station)
3-year dues:
 $95
5-year dues:
 $150
Life Membership:
 $700
Sr. Life (65 yrs.+):
$400
(Enclose proof of age)

Mail check or money order to: OGCA, P.O. Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067.

Please anticipate 3-6 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! Also, all members are encouraged to update their confidential phone and email address. Simply email us at ogca@ogca.com, or call the Business Office at (330) 467-5733.  Thank you!


A Message From Our President

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, and that you have a prosperous and healthy new year. As you look forward to the new year please check out what is happening in 2019 on the page 3 of our Spring 2019 Member's newsletter.

One thing in particular I want to draw your attention to is the opportunity to attend the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Indianapolis. For many members, it will never be closer or easier to attend this amazing event. In fact, information can be found on page 6 of the Spring newsletter on how to take advantage of an offer from the club to “take the bus and leave the driving to us.” You will have the ability to see and evaluate virtually every product associated with the shooting and hunting sports, from firearms and ammunition to holsters, scopes, and knives.

The best part though, is “Collector’s Row” where NRA-affiliated collector’s associations feature an exhibit. OGCA’s “Spanish Gold” display by Len Antaris is unlike anything presented at an NRA event. How many people have even heard of gold damascening? I have seen unique presentation guns, but not quite like those on the cover of  Spring newsletter, and I certainly did not know the painstaking process of creating this artistry.

Speaking of artistry, May is right around the corner, and my wife, Flo, and I always enjoy the Annual Banquet and being present when the Display Show awards are given out. Phil Schreier of the NRA’s National Firearms Museums takes this special occasion to another level as our Keynote Speaker. We expect to fill up fast so order your tickets today. The banquet is when we recognize the hard work and dedication that goes into the collections that are displayed. If it has ever crossed your mind to participate in the Annual Display Show, click here for more information. The Display Show is in addition to our regular show, and trade tables for both March and May are available on page 13 of the OGCA members' newsletter (not available online but OGCA member's may contact the business office for assistance at ogca@ogca.com.).

If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on at the Ohio Statehouse, Governor Kasich vetoed the legislation passed by the House and Senate designed to protect gun owners, but fortunately the house and senate over-road his veto in the 11th hour of the ‘18 legislative calendar. For more information visit the website of our friends at buckeyefirearms.org. Likewise, keep in mind that the purpose of OGCA PAC is to support candidates who protect the Second Amendment and it is gearing up for the next fight. PAC has a booth every meeting offering OGCA logo merchandise at various donation levels.

Our next meeting, March 9 & 10, is always our busiest. Reserve your tables now (if you haven’t done so already), and/or plan on attending to look for that special addition to your collection that you have been searching for.

Finally please give serious thought to running for director in 2019. There will be three openings to be filled in November. See the article on page 4 of the Spring newsletter describing the election process and rules.

See you in March,
Fred Kolb, President


Guest Passes/Trade Tables: The Table Application and Guest Pass Forms are on pages 11-14 of the hard copy of the member's newsletter. If you are a member and need a copy of a form do not hesitate to contact us anytime at ogca@ogca.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 "Table Application email list" just shoot us an email at ogca@ogca.com 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 meeting.   


Last Call for Annual Tables: Annual 2019 Tables are on sale by contacting the Business Office at (330) 467-5733 or ogca@ogca.com. Annual tables run January 2019 to November 2019 for all scheduled Roberts Centre meetings.  Take advantage of the savings when you reserve annually. Cost is $420 per table for six shows in the calendar year. That breaks down to $70 per table x 6 and is a savings of $60 per year, per table. (Individual table rental paid per show is $80.00.) Annual tables are also a convenient way to reserve the same table for the whole year! (Table location based on availability.) . We also offer Annual Tables for the 5 meetings March thru November for $350 each but this offer is only good thru February 1, 2019.  Annual Table Applications for the 5 remaining meetings are only available until February 10, 2019. Call the business office anytime with questions.


2019 Collector Invitational Shows

On July 13-14, 2019 OGCA will host ROCS (The Ruger Owner & Collectors Society), The American Thompson Association, and just announced, The Remington Society of America.

On September 14-15, 2019 we will welcome back The Winchester Arms Collectors Association and Cody Firearms Museum f

If you missed our 2018 Collectors Invitational Meetings, be sure to check out the many wonderful photos on pages 8-9 of the Winter 2019 Member's Newsletter, and mark your calendar for next year.

 


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  Permitted.

 Firearms Safety REQUIRED


Current Member's Newsletter: Spring 2019 Member's Newsletter (pdf)

Some Prior Newsletters

Winter 2019 Member's Newsletter (pdf)
Fall 2018 Member's Newsletter (pdf)
Summer 2018 Member's Newsletter (pdf)

Spring 2018 Member's Newsletter (pdf)
Winter 2018 Member's Newsletter (pdf)
Fall 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf)
Summer 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Spring 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Winter 2017 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Fall 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Summer 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Spring 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Winter 2016 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

Fall 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 2015 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
November 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Sept./Oct. 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 2014 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 2014 M
ember's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 201
4 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
Sept. 21-22 and Oct 12-13, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 20-21, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)

May 18-19, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 23-24, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 5-6, 2013 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
November 17-18, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
September 15-16, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
July 21-22, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
May 5-6, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
March 10-11, 2012 Member's Newsletter (pdf format)
January 7-8, 2012 Newsletter (pdf format)
November 19-20, 2011 Newsletter (pdf format)
September 17-18, 2011 Newsletter (pdf format)
July 16-17, 2011 Newsletter (pdf Format)
May 7-8, 2011 Newsletter (PDF Format)
March 12-13, 2011 Newsletter  (PDF Format)

There has never been a more important time for supporters of the Second Amendment to band together and ensure that those who share our love of collecting, shooting and hunting are registered to vote.

Trigger the Vote is a nonpartisan
voter registration program through the NRA.  Click here for more info or here to go direct to the site.  Then click on "Get Started" to register to vote in any state. (It's easy!)