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           OGCA is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes friendship for those interested in
the collection, possession, and use of arms by responsible persons.

 - Founded in 1937-

------- OGCA Meetings are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests ------ 

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Spring 2022 Member's Newsletter 

Members:  Our next 2 meetings are: March 12-13, 2022 and April 30-May 1, 2022 (Display Show and Members' Recognition Banquet)

In Remembrance of Our President
Sherman M Kirkland III
1/21/1955 - 12/31/2021

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of OGCA President Sherman M. Kirkland III. Sherman passed away December 31, 2021 at age 66. He was a devoted member for 42 years, served on the Board of Directors since 2013 and as President since November 2020. We are thankful for his outstanding leadership, friendship and wisdom.

Sherm supported the OGCA mission to promote responsible gun ownership in many ways. Sherman was dedicated to expanding the OGCA/SAF Youth Shooting Grant program as an important long-term investment to instill appreciation and responsible use of firearms in young people.

Sherman was a collector of H&R handy guns, Winchester self-loading rifles, antique flare and gas guns and projectors, along with 20th century U.S. and foreign military arms and accessories, plus a lot of other funky stuff. He is a past president of Solon Sportsmen Club and past Trustee of Dallas Arms Collectors Association. Sherm was active in many other gun collector associations across the country including the Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Association, Michigan Antique Arms Association, and Dakota Territory Gun Collectors.

One of Sherman’s favorite OGCA memories was “hanging with his dad.” His father, Sherman Kirkland II, served as president of OGCA 1992-1993, and his mother, Janice, helped at the Member Service’s desk for decades. They, too, have passed on, but the Kirkland legacy will continue. Sons, Sherman IV and David are already planning an exhibit for the upcoming Display Show. Ten-year-old grandson Sherman V (aka “Mitch”) loves coming to OGCA and can be found on page 6. Plus granddaughter Stefany is a regular in the registration room as was granddaughter Kaitlyn before moving out of state. We look forward to seeing the entire Kirkland family soon including Sherm’s beloved wife of 47 years, Mari Beth.

Sherman was the proud owner/operator of Sherman‘s Automotive in Mentor Ohio. Mechanically inclined, he was also an avid collector of motorcycles, purchasing his first at the age of 10. Triumphs, Harleys and Indians were his passion. He built many motorcycles in his early years and loved riding with his buddies and sons.

Sherman was among nine members interviewed at the November meeting for video presentations and was asked to talk specifically about this club that he was so devoted to. Enjoy his short, touching video interview at YouTube Historic Investments by clicking here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Vxoa-D94M

We miss you, Sherm. Thank you for making a lasting imprint on The Ohio Gun Collectors Association


 Meeting Hours: Saturday 8:30 AM - 5 PM;
Sunday 8:30 AM - 2 PM.

for tableholders: Friday 3 PM - 9 PM;
Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM; Sunday 7:30 am - 8:30 AM

Masks are not required as of this writing, but are encouraged, especially for the protection of those who have not been vaccinated. 
Any significant Covid-19 updates or changes will be posted on this "Home" page
and will also be posted on www.facebook.com/theogca and mass emailed to members who have provided an email address.



State of Ohio’s recommendations can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov

 A few tips to help things go smoothly:

  • Don't forget your badge. If you have lost your badge don't worry, you can get a replacement for $5.00 at the Member Services Desk.

  • Spouses of members, their children and grandchildren 17 and under do not need a Guest Pass! - Bring them to the Member Services Desk with you and we will register them for a Family badge.

  • If you have not paid your Dues yet, the Dues Desk will be open Sat. 7:30-4:00 pm and Sun. 8:00 - 12:30 pm.

  • If your Membership has lapsed for more than a year please visit our "JOIN PAGE"  above.

  • All Firearms need to be checked and tied when you enter.  The Gun-tie tables will be located in the Main Foyer.  Think  safety at all times. Be sure to unload your gun, magazines and clips before you leave home. Do not enter the hall without doing so. This includes CCW's!



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The Roberts Centre

Current Meeting Location: Roberts Centre - Wilmington, Ohio www.robertscentre.com
I-71 at Exit 50 (US 68) Between Columbus,
Cincinnati and Dayton. (north of, and visible from I-71.)

For directions and a list of nearby hotels See "Shows"

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