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Upcoming Meeting Dates
Jan. 9-10, 2021 * March 13-14, 2021
A COMPLETE SCHEDULE, DIRECTIONS AND
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2020 Member's Newsletter (click to read)
Election Results of the
November 2020 Annual Meeting
The election of Officers was held at the
November 2020 meeting. The following officers were unanimously
elected by the Board of Directors: Sherman Kirkland III, President;
Terrie Hill, First Vice President; Sean A. McCarter, Second Vice
President; and Anita Rieger, Treasurer. Our most recent past
president, Fred Kolb, assumed the role of Secretary. As previously
announced no Director election was necessary as there were four open
positions and four candidates. Chuck Benton and Thomas Bowersox will
remain on the Board and serve for the term 2021-2023. Director, Sean
McCarter was elect Second Vice President for the 2021-2022 term.
Please give a warm welcome to our newest Director, Brad Raum, who
will serve for the 2021-2023 Director term. Look for more
information in the next newsletter.
We are always looking for hard working,
dedicated members who are willing to roll up their sleeves and take
on a leadership role on behalf of OGCA. Our new First Vice
President, Terrie Hill, serves as Chairman of the Nominating
Committee. Stop and see him at his tables at T 7-10 (look for the
orange flag). You must be an Ohio resident and a member for at least
the 2020 Annual Raffle
The Trump Hat Raffle was held Sunday of
the November meeting. Congratulations to Stephen Ewry winner of the
USA hat signed by President Donald Trump. The winners of the 2020
Annual PAC Raffle are as follows: First Prize: M1 Garand went to
David Rachwal; Second Prize: Walther P-38 was won by Larry Jessup;
Third Prize: Winchester 70 went to Richard Pavlov; Fourth Prize:
Colt Mustang was won by Bernie Naegale; Fifth Prize: Double Tapp 9mm
pistol went to Thomas Beiting and lastly the Sixth Prize: Colt Knife
was won by Chuck Richter. OGCA PAC thanks all of you who
contributed. All donations support pro-gun candidates, and youth
shooting programs. Everyone’s a winner!
Members: Your Dues Statement
was mailed in the Interim mailing in
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
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, 2020. If your
Statement indicates that your dues are paid through 2021 or beyond,
you need not take any action at this time. If you have any questions, call
anytime at (330) 467-5733.
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)
*Members whose membership expires as of
12/31/20, shall have the option as Covid-19 Relief to pay one year
of dues for the year 2021 only, in the amount of $35 instead of $45.
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, 2021, 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, 2021. 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!
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 January meeting will be on page 11
of the Winter 2020 newsletter that will arrive in mid-December.
For security reasons the form is not online. If you are a
member and would like a form before your 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.
Great spots remain open for January 9-10:
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.) Members may reserve tables for up to two shows at a time ($80
per table). Tables may be rented via mail, phone, or in person during a
Constitution Changes Approved at
the November Meeting
On Sat., Nov. 21st, 2020 members
voted to approve changes to Article III of the OGCA Constitution as
proposed in the Fall 2020 interim newsletter. Article III,
Membership, subsection 1 is now:
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
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.
The amendment establishes that a
prospective member with a current CCW or FFL is eligible to own a
firearm and reduces the number of sponsors needed from two to one.
In addition, it gives former members
who left in good standing an option to reapply without sponsorship.
This addresses a recurring issue in which a former member’s original
sponsors and OGCA friends are unable to be physically present to
sponsor. Under this option the former member must apply for a guest
pass, pay the $10 Application Fee and a minimum of 3 years dues.
(Former members may also reapply through the usual process of coming
as a guest of a current member and applying in person with two
Further, the Constitution change
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.
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