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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Sept. 11-12, 2021
Featuring The Winchester Arms Collectors Association Annual
November 20-21, 2021
January 8-9, 2022
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2021 Member's Newsletter (click to read)
A Message From
Our July midsummer show was well
attended. We hosted ROCS, The Ruger Owners & Collectors Society
display show for the 6th time and as always they had many
outstanding displays. I would like to thank Lee Sundermeier for the
warm welcome we (OGCA) received at the Ruger Owners & Collectors
There were several empty tables on Sunday morning. I remind all
table holders that your tables should be occupied until 2:00 PM
Sunday. If you have an emergency, security and or the office must be
notified. Likewise, make sure you do not accidently leave any
merchandise or collectibles behind.
There will be no election for Director this November as there are
only three candidates, current directors, Christopher Rohal, Rodney
Kirian, and Marty Capito, Sr. I want to take a moment to thank them
and all OGCA Directors for their service to OGCA especially over the
last year when they stepped forward well beyond the call of duty to
help with all the extra work needed to comply with Covid-19
of North Ridgeville has served on
numerous committees over the years and is currently Co-Chairman of
the April 30, 2022 Banquet Committee that will be bringing our
keynote speaker, Ian McCollum, to Ohio. (If you are not familiar
with Ian, be sure to watch his great gun stories on YouTube and
Kirian is a member of the
Display Show and the NRA Display committees. If you do not yet know
Rodney, look for him in row I and introduce yourself.
Marty Capito, Sr.
has served on several committees over the last few years and is
currently the OGCA PAC Chairman, which is no easy task. Visit Marty
in row U and be sure to see the PAC raffle items on display.
All directors, officers and past presidents have a prominent orange
flag on their table, and are there to represent the membership. If
you have some proactive ideas on how to keep OGCA the greatest gun
club in the world, be sure to speak up. Likewise, consider this an
early call for members to step forward and became a part of the
inner wheel of this organization. Director Nominations will open
again in March.
Our next meeting/show will be in September. We will be hosting the
Winchester Arms Collectors Association Midwestern show. Jessica
Bennett (records specialist) will be in attendance from the Cody
Al Overholser will hold a free Hunter education course.
Hope to see you in September!
Sherman Kirkland III, President
Beginning with the May meeting we will be allowing
two members to share a table with Friday trading privileges for both
members. “I encourage any member, who has not had a trade table
before, to partner with another member, share the cost, and give it
a try. My hopes would be that you would come to enjoy it,” said
President Sherman Kirkland. The cost to co-share is a flat fee of
$20 no matter how many tables are shared. For example $80 per table
plus the $20 co-share fee is just $50 each. 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. Forms were available at the
last meeting. Contact us if you need one at
or (330) 467-5733.
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 mailing in October. Please read it carefully
to see if your membership expires December 31, 2021. If your
Statement indicates that your dues are paid through 2022 or beyond,
you need not take any action at this time. If you have any questions, call
anytime at (330) 467-5733.
Members may pay directly on our secure Online Dues Payment Program
by Clicking Here; via credit card over the phone at
(330) 467-5733 or mail 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 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: $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. 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!
Also, all members are encouraged to
update their confidential phone and
email address. Simply email us at
write it on your dues statement when mailing it in, or call the Business Office at (330) 467-5733. Thank you! Former
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.
Banquet April 30, 2022 - we will have
a heck of a banquet in 2022, and, yes, Ian McCollum of
www.forgottenweapons.com will be our
keynote speaker! Look for more information as we get closer.
We have modified requirements for new member applicants. These
changes will make it easier for new applicants to join OGCA. [Click
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 ($80
per table for 2021 meetings). Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
meeting for the next 2 meetings. Annual 2022 Tables (all 6
meetings for calendar year 2022) will go on sale in September 2021. See
Table Co-Sharing announcement above. (330) 467-5733
(Forms are not posted on the web for security reasons.)
New 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!
Run for a Spot on the OGCA Board of
We are actively looking for dedicated members who are
interesting in serving on the Board of Directors of OGCA. You must
be an Ohio resident and a member for at least five years.
Nominations will open at the March 2022 meeting and will close at the end of
the May meeting. All interested candidates may contact First Vice
President, Terrie Hill at (740) 504-3530 for the required forms.
Return them in advance of the May meeting or in person at the May
meeting no later than 2 pm Sunday May 9th at Terrie’s tables T 7-10
Collector Invitationals -
Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 11-12, 2021
For the 10th year, our friends The Winchester Arms Collectors
Association will hold their Annual Midwestern Show Sept. 11-12,
2021. They supported our first meeting permitted under Covid-19 last
September, and we really look forward to hosting them this coming
September. They will have many trade tables with fine Winchester
firearms and interesting related memorabilia. Fore more information
winchestercollector.org. Jessica Bennett,
Firearm’s Museum Record’s Specialist will also be there to do record
searches on your Winchester, Marlin, L.C. Smith, Ithaca/Lefever and
Savage firearms. More information to follow.
‘21 OGCA PAC RaffleTickets Available!
tickets were enclosed in your next mailing in June. For more raffle
ickets please contact the Business Office at (330) 467-5733 or
Raffle proceeds support two important causes 1) pro-Second Amendment
candidates and our right to keep and bear arms, and 2) youth target
shooting programs. Supporting youth shooting and gun safety
education satisfies Ohio gaming laws, and the long term success of
Due to the generosity of members, PAC Chairman Marty Capito has some
fabulous prizes. All 6 of them will be displayed at his table
(typically U 15 & 11) during the May, July, and September Meetings.
The winning tickets will be pulled at the September meeting on
Sunday September 12th. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for 5.
1st Prize - M1 Garand, 1944 mfr. Springfield Armory with sling,
2nd Prize - Browning 22 Auto, breakdown rifle, 1968 Belgium mfr.
3rd Prize - Smith & Wesson 29-10, 4” bbl. 44 Magnum, with box and
4th Prize - GSG-1911 pistol, 22LR cal. Brand new in the box and
5th Prize - Double-Tap over/under derringer, 45 ACP, with box and
6th Prize - OGCA 50th Anniversary Knife
The next couple of years are going to be critical for protecting the
U.S. Constitution and we must support the political candidates who
support us in this battle! Show your support and take a chance on
winning a great prize.
Meeting Hours Start at 8:30 AM / Save on Lodging Cost with
Increased Sat. Set up Time
Sat. and Sun. Meeting Hours now start
at 8:30 AM, and tableholder set up hours Sat. and Sun. morning have
to better accommodate members who rent tables and potentially avoid
the time and cost of a Fri. hotel stay. Based on the recent Membership Questionnaire it is clear
that these minor time changes will make a big impact. There are no changes to the Friday set up time.
Note the Holiday Inn at Roberts Centre still has a strict 2-night minimum (which is 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