Upcoming Meeting Dates
March 25-26, 2023
Featured Display by Warren Motts of The Motts Museum
April 29-30, 2023
Medina County Community Center
May 20-21, 2023
Annual Display Show & Banquet
Special Guest: High-Standard Collectors Assoc.
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Spring 2023 Newsletter
A Message From the President - Terrie Hill
The January meeting set an eight-year record with 588 guests. 178
people applied for membership which is a 10 year high for the
January meeting. The aisles were packed and tables were stacked.
Membership stands at 15,801 members and with your help we will be
back up to pre-pandemic membership levels in no time. Our Ace
Sponsor program will continue until all 100 serial numbered pins are
awarded to members upon sponsoring 5 new people. Likewise, I would
like to announce Jack Haney, Jr. and Mark Canter tied for top
membership recruiters in 2022.
The year-end reports are in from our OGCA/SAF 2022 youth grants.
1,546 participants were supported, and you will love the photos on
page 5 of the
Spring 2023 Newsletter.
The year-end report asks, “Where did the money go?” And
besides receipts we got a photo of a flatbed truck completely full
of nothing but clay pigeons and shotgun shells! We are proud of all
of the youth target shooting clubs we help support, and as a trap
shooter I especially love to see youth involved in Ohio’s highly
competitive clay target programs. I hope the thousands of youngsters
we have supported over the years will follow in our footsteps as
collectors and Second Amendment advocates.
2023 has ushered in a dizzying number of firearm bills, both good
and bad. This business about arm braces is highly concerning. Pay
close attention to the latest from the NRA and Buckeye Firearms
Association, and look for more information from Legislative Chairman
Tim Inwood in the next newsletter.
Brace yourselves for a busy spring. The March show is always The BIG
ONE. Then, five weeks later we move on to our April Show at the
Medina County Fairgrounds. After that, we’re back in Wilmington for
the Annual May Display Show and Banquet.
Tickets are on sale
now for the Banquet. It is a fun, lighthearted, social event. At the
banquet we will raffle off a basket of high-end, hard to find
liquors in our “Quenchers for a Cause Raffle.” Bourbons and related
are donated by generous members and every dime goes to the Youth
Grant Fund. You must attend the banquet to buy these raffle tickets.
The banquet is limited to just 200 people so your chances of winning
are not too bad.
See you in March,
Terrie L. Hill, President
New Show Added in the North!
OGCA has added a date in Northeast Ohio for a total of 7 shows in
2023! 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 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.”
If you have not done so already, mark your calendar for April 29-30,
2023 for this added show at The Medina Community Center located at
735 Lafayette Rd. Medina OH 44256. The Medina County fairgrounds is
only 111 miles from Columbus, 121 miles from Toledo and 133 miles
The OGCA Board encourages members to come and show your support so
we can grow and add more future dates in the north while also
continuing our relationships in Wilmington.
We miss our northern members who are unable to travel and we
encourage you to come and bring your friends and family. Don’t fret
about the guest twice per life or being a former member. Read the
informative changes to this 2007 rule in your Winter 2022-2023
Bring up to 4 guests! We recommend advance guest pass registration
if possible. Guest forms are on page 11 of the Member's newsletter
(that will arrive in late December) for April and the next two shows
in Wilmington. Soon they will be available online through our
Tables for this meeting are on sale now! Regular tableholders at
Wilmington come and make new friends, meet new collectors and
customers. We do expect to sell out of table space so please...
please rent early so you don’t get put on a waiting list.
Medina has nothing but the best to offer in choices of nearby
restaurants and tourism. A list of Medina area hotels can be found
Chuck Benton, Chairman of the Site Selection Committee, was quick to
point out that 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.
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,
Membership Dues Reminder
Members: your Dues Statement was mailed
at the end of October. This is just a reminder to those who have
memberships expiring Dec. 31, 2022 that you can mail a check with
the amount of years you would like to re-up to OGCA PO Box 670406,
Sagamore Hills, OH and write your member number on the memo section
of your check.
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.
Please note that there has been no
increase except for Sr. Life and Life memberships.
One Year $45
One year Active Duty Military Free
Three years $110
Five years $165
Sr. Life (65+ with proof of age) $700
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.
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.
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