Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests--
Next 2 Meeting Dates
July 16-17, 2022
Featuring ROCS, The
Ruger Owners & Collectors Society
September 11-12, 2022
Featuring two classic collectors associations: The Winchester Arms
Collectors Association and The Marlin Firearm Collectors Association
A COMPLETE SCHEDULE, DIRECTIONS AND
HOTELS, CLICK ON
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meetings. Thank you!
Summer Newsletter - the Display Show Edition
Display Show and Banquet Recap - By Terrie Hill
We had an amazing number of first-time
displayers at the Apr. 30/May 1, 2022, Annual Display Show. Thank
you to the committee, judges and those who came out and voted for
the Members Choice Award. Enjoy the photos of the outstanding
displays found throughout this edition.
Everyone seemed to have such a fantastic time at the Member’s
Recognition Banquet. The OGCA 85th Anniversary cake was a nice touch
by the banquet committee. We had fantastic success with the whiskey
basket raffle both in terms of our generous ticket purchasers and
the members who contributed high quality and hard-to-find libations.
One hundred percent of the proceeds went to the youth shooting
sports grant fund, and over $4,000 was raised.
Mike Samendinger was presented with S.N. 1 of the Ace Sponsor Pin at
the banquet having reached Ace status earlier that day. I encourage
everyone to sponsor members and guests to this great club. The first
100 to sponsor five or more people will receive a limited edition,
serial numbered pin.
It’s great to be on-site at the Roberts Centre for the Annual
Banquet. Their talented chef and event staff did a fantastic job,
and we received many positive comments about the food and service.
Remember to get your ticket requests in early next year for the May
20, 2023, banquet as there are limited seats. We will hold the
“libations for a cause” raffle again next year to benefit youth
target shooting grants. I encourage all those wishing to contribute
a raffle item to do so.
Also at this May 2023 meeting, High Standard Collectors’ Association
will have a combination display show with ours including their own
display awards. High Standard sent an “advance team” including
President Brian Rebuzzini all the way from San Diego. They are duly
impressed with what they saw and looking forward to being with us
next year. Consider joining them in advance if you collect Hi
Standards and you can compete for both OGCA and High Standard
It was a great show and I’m still very tired but look forward to
doing it all over again next year. In the meantime, don’t forget to
see all the incredible ROCS (Ruger Owner & Collectors Association)
displays coming up at our next show July 16 & 17, 2022. It is the
perfect show to bring friends and family.
See you in July,
Terrie Lee Hill
First Vice President / President Pro Tem
OGCA Videos By and For Members
We kicked off the 2022 by bringing OGCA to you.
Click on the links below to view two fantastic videos by OGCA
members! Enjoy this special treat courtesy of Leonardo M. Antaris. To
join our email list to have upcoming videos and information emailed
to you, email
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email list." You can unsubscribe at anytime.
Collecting WW2 M1A1 Paratroopers Expert Interview with Bill Pearce
Single Action. UNBELIEVABLE HISTORY Expert Interview with Joe
In Remembrance of
Sherman M Kirkland
President Sherman M.
Kirkland III passed away
December 31, 2021 at
age 66. He was a
devoted member for
42 years, served on
the Board of
Directors since 2013
and as President
since November 2020.
We are thankful for
Sherm supported the
OGCA mission to
promote responsible gun ownership in many ways. He was among
interviewed at the
November meeting for
and was asked to
about this club that
he was so devoted
to. Enjoy his short,
interview at YouTube
by clicking here
We miss you,
Sherm. Thank you for
making a lasting
imprint on The Ohio
Members: your ‘22 dues statement was
mailed with your “Interim” mailing in October. You do not need your
statement in order to pay your dues. Members may pay directly on our secure Online Dues Payment Program
by Clicking Here; or by mailing a check or money order to
the business office. You can also pay
via credit card over the phone at (330) 467-5733 or
in person at a meeting. Whenever possible, please include your member
number on the memo of your check. For more information click on
1-year Active Duty Military: Free
(Enclose rank, branch, duty station)
3-year dues: $110 (saves $25)
5-year dues: $165 (saves $60)
Life Membership: $1,00
Sr. Life (65 yrs.+): $700 (Enclose
proof of age)
Mail check or money order to:
OGCA, P.O. Box 670406, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067.
Please anticipate 3 weeks
for processing at this time of year. If
payment is not received by March 31, 2022, 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, 2022. We need and appreciate your support. Thank you!
Members who left in good
standing and whose dues expired years ago now have several ways
to re-join/re-apply. See the
"Join" tab above.
Application and Guest Pass Forms
Guest Passes (for use by current members):
Guest Passes are on on page 11
of the newsletter.
For security reasons the form is not online. If you are a
member and would like a copy of a form
call (330) 467-5733 or email
email@example.com. Guest Passes are $15. Members may bring up to 4 guests per meeting.
Guests are limited to 2 visits per life.
Members may reserve tables for up to two shows at a time
per table. Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
meeting for the next 2 meetings.
allow two members to share a table with Friday trading privileges
for both members. The cost to co-share is a flat fee of
$20 no matter how many tables are shared. A “Tableholder Pass”
will be issued for each member but no “Helper Pass.” Each individual
will share responsibility of the table or tables and both will have
trading privileges during set-up times. Request a form at the Tables
Desk or at
or (330) 467-5733.
Do you know someone who would be interested in becoming a member of OGCA? A brother, sister, uncle, or cousin? How about a friend or
Please click on "Join"
tab, above, as we have some new options for new and former members.
For more information contact the Business Office at (330) 467-5733
Options for Applying
Members: you may sponsor a friend
that has a CCW permit or FFL/C&R license without your friend needing
a 2nd sponsor. (The license or permit held by the
in lieu of a 2nd sponsor.) The application must be returned in
person with one sponsor present. Another change passed in November
addresses a former member’s ability to rejoin OGCA. Former members
who left in good standing may rejoin without sponsors.
In order to rejoin it is necessary to contact the
Business Office in advance. Thank you!
Ohio Hunter Ed Class
Thank you to member Al Overholser of OHTEIA and
volunteer of ODNR Wildlife Division for leading the free Ohio
Hunters Education class at the Roberts Centre this past September
2021. 17 people attended including many youngsters. All walked away
safer, well-educated hunters and all passed their Hunter’s Education
Certification. We plan to offer this opportunity again in September
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Save on Lodging Cost with
Increased Sat. Set up Time
Sat. set up hours Sat. (7 am - 8:30
am), have been set
to better accommodate members who rent tables and who who want to avoid
the time and cost of a Fri. hotel stay.
Note the Holiday Inn at Roberts Centre still has a strict 2-night minimum (beyond OGCA's control)
and a list
of other hotels can be found on the
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 2 pm
Set up/Exhibitor Hours
Fri. 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm exhibitor Set-up
Sat. 7:00 am - 8:30 am exhibitor Set-up
Sun. 7:30 am - 8:30 am exhibitor Set-up