Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests--
Upcoming Meeting Dates
November 20-21, 2021
January 8-9, 2022
Featuring The Contemporary Longrifle Association (CLA)
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2021 Member's Newsletter (click to read)
In October, 2021 all members will
receive their annual dues statement and reply envelope. If you are a
Life member, please complete and return the Life Member Census - we
need to hear from you. For those who are not Life members,
please read your dues statement carefully to see if your membership
expires December 31, 2021 or if they are paid into the future. We
send a statement every October (even if your dues are paid) so you
know our records are consistent with yours.
As always, members
will be admitted to the Jan. 8-9, 2022 meeting on your 2021
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. 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!
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.
Your email address has become important for quick communication on
last minute show updates. Check your contact information (email,
cell, and home number) printed on your upcoming Dues Statement this
October. If it is not current simply mail a note with your
dues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the business office at (330)
467-5733. In addition please “like” us on Facebook to get news and
Featured Display Nov. 2021 - American History Comes Alive in
Jerry Pitstick and his wife Sharon have been doing
exhibits at OGCA for 22 years. His first one at the I-X Center in
1999 took a top award. A few years later at one of the first Roberts
Centre meetings he brought that display back with even more
fascinating firearms. It spanned 24 feet and was entitled “Guns that
Talk; History in Your Hands.”
Cased handguns were the subject of his next display in March 2005.
Then, in November 2008 he exhibited “Smoking Guns, Real People,
Tales of Adventure.” The Pitstick displays can be summed up as
“history in your hands.” They love to research the history of the
guns in their collection and Jerry compiled a book that came out
this past May on twenty interesting firearms entitled Guts,
Glory, and Gunsmoke.
We could not talk Jerry into a 24 foot display for
the November meeting but he will have all five guns on the cover of
his book on display at the November meeting. See the guns and his
new book and learn about the process, perseverance and joy of
researching guns in your collection.
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) went on sale in September 2021. See
Table Co-Sharing announcement above. (330) 467-5733
(Forms are not posted on the web for security reasons.)
As mentioned in the last newsletter, table rent is
going up to $95 per table starting with the January 2022 meeting. We
have held the price down as long as we could, and regret that this
increase is necessary. Note the savings when you reserve 2022 Annual
Tables. Our new co-shared table option can also save some $ for 2
members sharing a table - see below, call or email for more
Save money by reserving your tables on an annual
basis for all six 2022 meetings, Jan. ‘22 thru Nov. ‘22. You will
pay only $80.00 per table for per show for the whole year. $80 per
table x 6 meetings is $480 and is a savings of $90 per year, per
table. Annual tables are on sale now, but reserve as early as
possible for best placement. (The deadline is Dec. 20 but please
return by the end of Nov. whenever possible.) If you need an Annual
Table form or have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email
the business office.
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. 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.
Longrifle Association - Jan. '22
The contemporary Longrifle Association (CLA) will
join us for the first time at the January 8 & 9, 2022 meeting. CLA
includes more than 2000 national and international members, from all
walks of life, that share a common interest in studying and
preserving the American longrifle, related accoutrements and other
art forms that embrace the American longrifle culture. It was formed
26 years ago and includes contemporary muzzleloading collectors and
artists. We are excited to meet the members and see their wide
variety of longrifles, pistols, fowlers, accoutrements and related
objects handmade after the mid-twentieth century.
Ever thought about developing your rifle making skills?
(Frontiersmen often did not have a choice!) One of the best things
about hosting CLA is the opportunity to learn how you can become a
maker/artist with training from an affiliated CLA workshop. In the
meantime, bring out those longuns of every vintage and join us
January 8-9, 2022.
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!
Yes, we are bringing back the Members Recognition Banquet Saturday
April 30th at 5 pm. Our Keynote Speaker, is Video Vlogger Ian
Ian has millions of gun and history buffs following him on YouTube,
so to accommodate more members it will be held for the first time in
the main lobby of the hall (not in the hotel). Save the Date!
Banquet ticket forms will be included in the Winter newsletter.
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
Don't miss The Classified Section
in your newsletter. Classifieds are not posted online.
However, we missed one and are including it here at the request of
For Sale: American Rifleman
Magazines, March thru Sept. '63, Nov. thru Dec. '63. Jan. thru
Dec. '64. $37. Others available.
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
‘21 OGCA PAC Raffle
Everyone was a winner in the annual 2021 Political
Action Committee (PAC) raffle held Sunday September 12th because all
the proceeds fuel the fight for our Second Amendment rights and well
deserving youth shooting organizations! A record breaking 6,910
tickets were sold! The entire OGCA PAC thanks each and every member
and the hard-working staff and volunteers especially Marty and
Maureen Capito, Darla Noble, Laurie Chorpenning and Barbara Kubicki.
The first place prize, M-1 Garand, 1944 mfgr. Springfield Armory
version w/sling, 30-06 went to lucky John Alexander. The stunning
second prize, Browning 22 Auto breakdown rifle, 1968 Belgium mfgr.
w/box went to A. Bayot. Richard Marting took home the beautiful
third place Smith & Wesson Model 29-10, 4 bbl. 44 Mag. w/box and
accessories. Fourth place, GSG-1911 pistol, 22LR cal. NIB, unfired
went to R. J. Jordan. Tom Smith was delighted to win the fifth
prize, a double-tap o/u Derringer, 45 ACP, w/box and accessories.
Roger Wainscott won the OGCA 50th Anniversary Knife.
The collectible raffle prizes came from members Pat Jarvis, Joe
Pittenger, Brad Raum, and Jeff Medves. “Thank you!” PAC is looking
for donations of collectible items for next year’s raffle, and if
anyone has something for this important cause, contact Chairman
Marty Capito at his tables at U 12 &16 (look for the orange flag).
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. (7 am - 8:30 am), and Sun.(7:30
am - 8:30 am) are extended
to better accommodate members who rent tables and potentially avoid
the time and cost of a Fri. hotel stay. There are no changes to the Friday set up time
(3 pm - 9 pm).
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