Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests--
Upcoming Meeting Dates
Nov. 21-22, 2020
* Jan. 9-10, 2021 * March 13-14, 2021
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Fall 2020 Member's Newsletter (click to read)
A Safe and Successful September Show
to thank everyone that participated in the September meeting. A
great weekend was had by all! Virtually everyone was vigilant,
patient and kind. You made this comeback meeting a huge success.
By 7:00 am Saturday morning, a line was formed with excited buyers
and collectors. By 8:15 am the line wrapped 650 feet all the way to
the gravel lot and around the corner to the back of the building.
But by 9 am we managed to get everyone inside! After that, hardly
anyone had to wait to get in the rest of the weekend. Everyone was
able to move about the one-way aisles with ease and at a safe
distance. Trading was as lively and energetic as the camaraderie!
Numerous members said that the whole weekend was seamless.
Tableholder Katrina Nichols thanked us for a safe and profitable
show and posted on Facebook, “Thank you for a GREAT meeting/show
this weekend!” David Rachwal said, “The crowd was smaller but
ambitious, excited to be there, anxious to buy and above-average
happy.” Several people noticed that Sunday was busier than normal.
Brian Rooney said, “Everyone seemed to cooperate with the new
(hopefully temporary!) rules. I appreciated the improved lighting
(kudos to the Roberts Centre) and the comfortable temperatures.”
Tableholders came from all over the country. We enjoyed seeing the
many fine Winchester rifles offered by members of The Winchester
Arms Collectors Assoc. plus two phenomenal Feature Displays by
Richard Baird, “Smith and Wesson – The Start of It All” and “Smith &
Wesson, Self-Ejecting M Frame .22”. Look for more information
in the Winter 2020 newsletter.
Members were happy to see all the coronavirus safety measures and
thanked the board and staff for caring about their safety and that
of their friends and family. Temperatures were taken, and masks were
available to those that needed them.
To those of you who stayed home to protect your health or care for
an at risk loved one, you were missed, but you did the right thing.
Thank you and may God bless you and yours.
show will be here before you know it. There is no Director Election
this year since there are four spots and 4 candidates. I am putting
a call out to all that can attend, to please attend. Until then...
please… everyone stay safe!
The timeless Winchester rider on the cover of the
Fall 2020 newsletter
says it all with her rifle raised in the air as if to declare,
“Thank you ALL! We did it and we will do it again!”
What You Need to Know About Out Next
Meeting – November 21-22, 2020
next meeting is November 21-22, 2020. Stay vigilant and patient for
the safety of your fellow members. Be sure to read all
correspondence, “like us” on Facebook, and email your email address
to email@example.com to stay up to date on OGCA events.
Attendance limited to 2,240 people. Enter thru the South Lobby door,
same as in September. Members had a hard time finding the exit in
September, so the new exit in November is the main/center lobby.
(Just look for signage).
FACE MASKS ARE MANDATORY and must cover the nose, mouth and chin. If
you are unable to wear a mask, please do not attend the November
meeting. There is no exemption. Clear shields may be worn in
addition to masks but are not a substitute. Bring your mask or one
will be provided for free while supplies last (donations benefit
youth shooting programs.) Kids 5+ must wear a mask.
For everyone's safety, temperatures will be taken. If you are ill or
have been in contact with someone known to have Covid-19 14 days
prior, you must stay home. Thank you.
Guests are welcome both Sat. and Sun. of the Nov. meeting. A guest
pass form can be found in the Fall Interim newsletter that will
reach members in mid October. The form may be duplicated.
members may bring up to 4 guests per meeting. (Guests are
limited to 2 visits per life.)
Tables are full and we have a short waiting list. Call (330)
467-5733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list and/or
reserve for Jan. 9-10, 2021.
All guns must be checked upon entry. (Enter at the South Lobby, and
make an immediate right into the Hamilton room for Gun Check.)
Follow one-way east/west aisles. Maintain 6-foot social distancing.
Do not walk the show in groups larger than 2 so that aisle ways are
not constricted. Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizing
stations will be in place.
Follow all safety rules and gun show etiquette. Never touch a gun
without asking permission, and do not ask to touch it if you have no
intention of buying it.
Please dress for the weather in the event there is a line to enter
the building, and practice 6 feet social distancing in all cues. You
may leave your umbrella or coat at your own risk on the coat rack in
the main/center lobby.
Max & Ermas opens at 8 am. The hall will have full concessions in
the rear of the building. Note that you must go outside to get to or
from the hotel or Max and Erma‘s.
For the safety of our on-site staff and volunteers please do as much
as you can in advance via mail, phone (330) 467-5733 or email email@example.com.
If you can’t find your paper badge insert contact us today and we
will mail you your paper badge insert.
Most importantly if you are sick or live with a loved one who is
at-risk please do not attend. The pandemic is not over.
Thank you for your support as we diligently work to stay in
compliance with the Health Department authorization so that we may
continue to hold our meetings. We look forward to a safe and great
November meeting. Periodically check this website for any changes
especially before you leave home. Any critical announcements
will be on the "Home" page.
Reasons to VOTE November
The General election
is upon us, and gun owners must vote on November 3rd to protect
themselves, their firearm hobby and investments. With violence
shaking our cities, attacks on honest, hard working law enforcement
and a Supreme Court vacancy, you must make your voice heard by
voting for who will protect what you care most about.
Before you go to the polls educate yourself on the candidates from
the president on down to your local races. You will find links below
for two of the best Voter Guides compiled by our friends at the NRA
and Buckeye Firearms Association PAC. Both are easy to use and grade
the candidates from A-F on where they stand on Gun Rights. Ohio
https://www.buckeyefirearms.org/general-2020. The NRA guide can
be found in their recent magazine and at
The NRA, OGCA, Buckeye Firearms Association and many other
pro-freedom groups have been warning gun owners for months. Joe
Biden has clearly stated that he does not believe the Second
Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms.
According to Dean Rieck of BFA, “There has never been a more
anti-gun team than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And the Democrat
Party’s published platform brazenly proclaims their hostility toward
the Second Amendment, declaring their plan to:
• Ban the manufacture and sale of ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high
• End online sales of guns and ammunition.
• Ensure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ‘have
sufficient resources to study gun violence as a public health
• Enact universal background checks.
• Expand the definition of who can lose their gun rights due to
misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
• Halt the safety valve that allows would-be gun buyers to receive a
firearm after a background check has stalled out for more than three
• Enact mandatory gun lock laws.
• Push for states to enact licensing requirements for owning
• Push for more ‘red flag’ gun seizure laws which have become
increasingly popular in blue states.
• Prioritize repealing the law that shields gun manufacturers from
The increasing radical left has made clear their intentions for your
guns, and they should not be taken lightly. They already have plans
for illegal infringement and are not sugar-coating it this year.
If enough of them get elected - - If enough of us don’t
vote - - this is what we will get.
Important Dates for ohio
Military & Overseas Absentee Voting:
Begins September 18 (46 Days Before Election Day)
Early In-Person Voting:
Begins October 6 and includes the two Saturdays, two Sundays and the
Monday before Election Day
Deadline to Register to Vote:
October 5 (BOEs open until 9:00 p.m.)
Absentee Voting By Mail:
Begins October 6 (28 Days Before Election Day)
Election Day: November
3 (Polls Open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
October 6: Absentee Voting by Mail begins (ends
October 6: Early In-Person Voting begins
October 31: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING HOURS FOR OCTOBER
October 6-9: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 12-16: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 19-23: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 24: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 25: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 26-30: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 31: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 2: Mailed absentee ballots must be
postmarked by this date
November 3: General Election: Polls are open from
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
November 3: Voters are able to drop off absentee
ballot at their county board of elections office until 7:30 p.m.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING HOURS FOR NOVEMBER
November 1: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 2: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Annual PAC Raffle
The drawings for the PAC raffles
are 12 p.m. Nov. 22nd. If you have not done so already get those
tickets back to us for a chance at winning one of six great prizes.
Tickets are 5 for $20 or $5 each. PAC is also raffling a hat signed
by the President! More info and tickets available through the Office
and at the PAC table in Nov.
Six Great Prizes:
1st M-1 Garand CMP Korean
War Springfield Rifle
2nd Walther P-38 WWII Pistol
3rd Winchester Model 70, 7mm
4th Colt Mustang Plus II .380
5th Double Tap 9mm Pistol
6th Colt Knife
Autographed USA Hat Raffle
OGCA PAC will run two raffles this year to raise much needed funds
for pro-gun Political Candidates. One raffle is for a USA hat signed
by the President of the United States. Ticket donation level is just
$1/ticket or $5 for 6. Mail a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE)
today with a check made out to “OGCA PAC.” We will return your
numbered ticket stubs in your SASE. OGCA PAC, P.O. Box 670406,
Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. The hat drawing will be held at the
meeting after the big Annual 2020 PAC raffle drawing
If you are a member and need copy of a
Table Application of Guest Pass Registration
form do not hesitate to contact us anytime at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 467-5733.
Guests are welcome both Saturday and Sunday!
Guest Passes for the November
and January meeting will be on page 1 of the
Fall 2020 Interim
newsletter that will arrive in mid-October.
For security reasons the form is not online. If you are a
member and would like a form before your Fall Interim newsletter arrives,
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.
Tables Sold Out / Great spots remain open for January 9-10:
Nov. 21-22, tables are full. We anticipate some cancellations so
contact the office to be added to the waiting list for Nov.
Also, Jan. 9-10, 2021 tables went on sale at the Sept. meeting and
there are many tables in great locations still available.
(330) 467-5733 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Forms are not posted on the web for security reasons.)
If you have regular or annual tables for November but need to cancel please
contact us asap at
(330) 467-5733 or email
Members may reserve tables for up to two shows at a time ($80
per table) or by the year (see below). Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
Take advantage of the savings when you reserve 2021 Annual Tables.
Annual tables run January 2021 to November 2021 for all 6 Roberts
Centre meetings and must be purchased no later than December 11,
2020. Cost is $420 per table which breaks down to $70 per table x 6
meetings and is a savings of $60 per year, per table. (Per-show rent
Constitution Changes to be Voted
Members, vote at 10 am Sat., Nov. 21st, 2020 on the
following proposed amendment to the OGCA Constitution. The amendment
recognizes that possessing a current CCW permit or FFL license
establishes that a prospective member is eligible to own a firearm
and reduces the number of sponsors needed from two to one. It also
gives former members another option to reapply (with a $15 Guest
Pass, $10 Application Fee and a min. of 3 years dues), addressing a
recurring issue in which a former member’s original sponsors and
friends may no longer be able to be physically present to sponsor.
Also, it clarifies that a member may not be under a disability from
gun ownership such as a court issued restraining order or because
they have become incompetent.
Article III: Membership subsection 1:
Membership in the Ohio Gun Collectors Association shall be open to
all persons who have attained the age of 18 years, having no
criminal record, and having an interest in the collection,
possession, preservation, use and study of arms, accessories, and
related history. Each prospective member must be sponsored by two
members who have been in good standing for not less than one year,
and must be accepted by affirmative vote of a majority of the
members present and voting at a regular meeting. New members will be
on probation for one year following approval and during probation
are not eligible to sponsor others for membership.”
Article III Membership subsection 1:
Membership in the Ohio Gun Collectors Association shall be open to
all persons who have attained the age of 18 years, having no
criminal record or legal disability from owning a gun, and having an
interest in the collection, possession, preservation, use and study
of arms, accessories, and related history. Each prospective member
must be sponsored by:
1. two members who have been in good standing for not less than one
2. one member in good standing for not less than one year and
provide proof of possessing a current concealed carry permit issued
by any state or Federal Firearms License (including a Curios and
A former member who at the time their membership expired was a
member in good standing may re-apply for membership, without
sponsorship, but shall comply with all other requirements of
applying for membership.
The prospective or former member must
be accepted by affirmative vote of a majority of the members present
and voting at a regular meeting. New and former members will be on
probation for one year following approval and during probation are
not eligible to sponsor others for membership.
Meeting Hours Now 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
Meeting Hours Now in Effect
Saturday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 8:30 am - 2 pm
Set up/Exhibitor Hours (Refer to
special final instructions in the mailing with the Table
confirmation as we may need Tableholders to arrive by 8 am.)
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