Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests--
Next 2 Meeting Dates
Annual Meeting, Director Election and Black
Powder Collectors Invitational (See below)
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!
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!
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 email@example.com 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
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
Application and Guest Pass Forms
Guest Passes (for use by current members):
Guest Passes are in the newsletter.
For security reasons the form is not (yet) 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.
Annual 2023 Tables:
Save money by reserving your
tables on an annual basis for all six 2023 Robert Convention Centre
(RCC) meetings, Jan. ‘23 thru Nov. ‘23. You will pay only $80.00 per
table per show for the whole year. $80 per table x 6 meetings is
$480 and is a savings of $90 per year, per table.
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. For "Annual Co-Share" the
fee is $20 per meeting x 6 Roberts Centre shows = $120 annual
co-share fee. 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
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
Your email address has become important for quick communication on
last minute show updates. To be added to our email list, please 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
Address Updates can also be emailed to
email@example.com. If you
include your member number, we only need your new
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