Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests--
Next 3 Meeting Dates
September 10-11, 2022
Featuring two classic collectors associations:
The Winchester Arms
Collectors Association and
The Marlin Firearm Collectors Association
Director Election and Black
Powder Collectors Invitational - Welcome Contemporary Longrifle
Association, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Association
of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors
January 28-29, 2023
Mark your calendar!
A COMPLETE SCHEDULE, DIRECTIONS AND
HOTELS, CLICK ON
Visit the "Home"
page for any urgent announcements regarding upcoming
meetings. Thank you!
A Message From Terrie Hill
I hope everyone is having a good and safe summer. I want to thank
the NRA Display Committee and displayer, Dave Molchen, for
presenting his Navy Luger‘s this past May at the NRA’s 150th Annual
Meeting & Exhibits. David has stuck with us since 2020 as the NRA
annual meeting had to be rescheduled three times. More on Dave’s
fantastic display on page 6 and 7.
The world of gun rights has been hectic in recent weeks. At the time
of writing this letter, the federal gun control bill S.2938
“Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” has been signed by Biden and took
effect immediately. It contains vague language, and like many other
pro-Second Amendment groups we are researching the details. Once the
dust has settled, we will provide more information on what this
means to collectors. In the meantime, see page 9 of the Fall
Remember the midterm election is coming up November 8th. The right
to own a firearm is your right. If you don’t vote you could lose
your rights . Get out and vote!
On a lighter note, as usual everyone enjoyed a fantastic show in
July with special guests, ROCS, the Ruger Owner & Collectors
Society. Consider joining their organization as they have a great
publication, mission and events.
Everyone is looking forward to having both Marlin and Winchester
collector clubs together at the September meeting. And, please avail
yourself to the information available from Cody Firearms Museum
Records Specialist Jessica Bennett who will be present along with
Curatorial Assistant Jathan Clark. We encourage members to have
tables and experience the camaraderie that goes with it. So sell off
that excess stock or trade up! It is a great time to do it.
See you in September!
Terrie Lee Hill
First Vice President / President Pro Tem
P.S. Look who is coming November 19-20
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
firstname.lastname@example.org with "add me to the
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
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
Don't miss The Classified Section
in your newsletter. Classifieds are not posted online.
Information / Address Updates
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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