Next 2 Meeting Dates
Annual Meeting, Director Election and Black
Powder Collectors Invitational (See below)
January 28-29, 2023
Mark your calendar!
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Vote, Vote Vote!
Does it feel like the world has turned a bit upside down in recent
years? Crime is up. Truth is down and the search for easy answers
has gun control mistaken for crime control.
We need all members to
vote November 8th
for the person who will best protect firearm freedoms. Every single
member must educate themselves, friends, family and fellow gun
owners and vote in this important Midterm election. If you are not
yet registered to vote you have only until October 11.
Our friends at Buckeye Firearms Association PAC have carefully and
methodically graded Ohio’s midterm candidates on gun rights. Visit
Print it or put it on your phone and bring it to the polls. Members
outside Ohio can find the NRA’s grades and endorsements for their
state by visiting www.nrapvf.org.
OGCA is a single-issue organization that looks solely at a
candidate’s record and stance on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Give pro-freedom candidates your vote this November!
New Show Added in the North!
That’s right! After a long search we
found a spot in beautiful Medina, Ohio
30 miles south of Cleveland. Join us April 29 & 30, 2023 at the
Medina County Fairgrounds. OGCA President Pro Temp, Terrie Hill
said, “This new location is for members all over the state and
country. Come see old friends, meet new ones and score that special
something for your collection.”
Chuck Benton, Chairman of the Site Selection Committee, was quick to
point out that our goal is to hold two dates per year in the north
but we are not leaving Wilmington. The Medina County Fairgrounds
Community Center has 33,000 sq. ft. of heated, air-conditioned,
well-lighted exhibition space. Besides great highway access and a
welcoming community, it has six hotels within 10 minutes, free
parking and plenty of restaurants.
Help us make our inaugural meeting a success. Rent tables and bring
as many guests and family that you can. Former members are welcome -
please help us spread the news. If a friend or family member has
used up their guest pass visits, an exception will gladly be
considered. A guest pass form and more information to come in late
December in the Winter newsletter. In the meantime, we are working
on another date at Medina for 2023 and two dates for 2024.
Address: 735 Lafayette Rd, Medina, OH 44256. The Medina County
Fairgrounds is just 111 miles from Columbus, 121 miles from Toledo,
133 miles from Pittsburgh, 223 from Buffalo and only 235 miles from
Hotels Near the Medina County Community Center
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5185 Gateway Dr.,
Medina, OH 44256, (330) 722-6006. “OGC” rate $135 plus tax, or $150
plus tax for a suite.
Holiday Inn Express
and Suites Booking Link
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Medina, 3125
Eastpointe Dr, Medina, OH 44256, (330) 722-1722.
Hampton Inn Medina 3073 Eastpointe Dr., Medina, OH
44256, (844) 209-0765.
Quality Inn & Suites, 2850 Medina Rd, Medina, OH
44256, (330) 723-4994.
Super 8 by Wyndham Medina, 5161 Montville Dr.,
Medina, OH 44256, (330) 723-8118.
Red Roof Inn 5021 Eastpointe Dr., Medina, OH 44256,
It’s Almost That
Time! - Check Your 2023 Dues Statement In October
Members, each year in October we mail a
Dues Statement. Please check your statement to see if your
dues expire 12/31/2022. You can pay online 24/7
on our secure Online Dues Payment Program
by Clicking Here;
and select the “Pay Dues Here” link. If
you have never paid online before, simply create a login with your
working email address. Be sure the email is typed correctly so that
you receive a confirmation by email. If you have forgotten your
password just click the “forgot password” link at login.
You can also pay via check. Mailing your check with your statement
makes processing more efficient, but if you lose your statement no
worries, just mail your check and include your member number on the
memo of your check. These options avoid the chance of a line at the
show, but you can also pay by check, cash or credit card at the
November 18-19 or January 28-29, 2023 meetings.
Keeping your dues current will ensure you to receive newsletter
mailings, event updates, and have valid credentials to attend the
shows including the added northern meetings announced above. If your
dues lapse beyond the March 31st grace period you must pay a minimum
of 3 years dues (per the OGCA by-laws) to maintain your membership
status and keep your member number.
Please allow 3-6 weeks for processing.
1-year dues: $45
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: $1,000
Sr. Life (65 yrs.+): $700 (Enc. proof of age)
Thank You for your support!
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.
Black Powder Associations in November
This November 19-20, 2022 meeting,
muzzleloader collectors are invited. A representative from the
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Contemporary Longrifle
Association, and Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors will be
on hand. If you have an interest in black powder rifles and
accessories this is a great meeting to network. Come learn the
different options this hobby has to offer including reenactment,
competitive shooting building replicas, etc.
If you are a member of a black powder
organization and would like to rent trade or display tables in the
black powder area, contact OGCA before November 1st. Table and or
Guest Pass forms are available now through firstname.lastname@example.org or (330)
Director Elections Saturday Nov. 19, 2022
In Person Voting begins at 7:30 AM. You
may have met a few of the candidates at the September Meeting. Their
bios were in the Fall newsletter. There are 4 candidates for 3
spots. Ronald O. Nickey, Chris Hale, Christina L. Holden and
incumbent Timothy Inwood. Come to the meeting and vote for the best
candidates who are willing to work hard for our members and keep
OGCA one of the best organizations in the world to belong to!
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
email@example.com 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
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
2022. 27 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 on September
September Meeting A Big Hit
A big shout out to Tom Johnson, Rick
Regnier, Ken Rohal, and all the of the Marlin Firearms Collectors
Association members at the September meeting.
Jennifer Gole of the Winchester Arms Collectors Association did a
fabulous job and we all got to meet WACA president Vinny Martin Jr.
of Massachusetts. Firearms Records Specialist Jesi Bennett and
Curatorial Assistant Jathen Clark of the Cody Museum were also
present and we thank all the WACA members who participated at our
September meeting. There were over 44 fantastic educational displays
and trade tables filled with great collector items. Look for photos
from this show in our winter newsletter. WACA has already confirmed
they will be back September of 2023!
Members: The Classified Section
will be posted online once our brand new website is complete!
Information / Address Updates
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