Welcome to The Ohio Gun
Collectors Association home page.
OGCA is a
not-for-profit corporation that promotes friendship for
the collection, possession, and use
of arms by responsible persons.
------- OGCA Meetings
are strictly LIMITED to members and their guests ------
Fall 2020 Member's Newsletter (click to read)
But this could change, so check www.ogca.com
periodically...and especially before you leave!
[July 30, 2020] The September 12 and 13th meeting is
approved as of this writing. Due to the ever-changing
regulations for the coronavirus please make sure to
www.ogca.com, for updates and information,
especially before you leave for the meeting. Email
to give us your email address for important
announcements if you have not done so already.
In addition, please “like” us on Facebook to get news and updates at
Following is important
information on changes and what to expect:
Attendance will be limited to 50% capacity for physical
distancing. The Ingress/Egress plan (subject to
change) is that everyone must enter through the South
Lobby and exit through the North Lobby. (No entrance or
exit through the main lobby.) Attendees will be counted
entering and exiting so that we can get as many people
in as we can without exceeding maximum capacity.
FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY. If you are unable to wear
a mask, please do not attend the September meeting.
There is no exemption to the use of masks. Bring a mask
that meets CDC requirements. If you do not have a mask,
they will be provided outside the south entrance for
free (donations accepted, and every dime will benefit
youth shooting programs.) Face covering must cover the
nose and mouth.
MEMBERS-ONLY ON SATURDAY SEPT. 12. Guests are permitted
on Sunday-only. This is designed to provide maximum
opportunity for our loyal members who have waited so
long to attend. Your spouse, minor children, and minor
grandchildren are included as members, but they must
wear their family badge. Call the business office if you
have a question regarding family badges (330) 467-5733.
If you have a guest, please bring them on Sunday when we
have much greater capacity. Guest pass forms can be
found on page 13 of the Fall newsletter. For
security reasons the form is not online. If you
are a member and would like a form before your Fall
newsletter arrives, call (330) 467-5733 or email
All guns must be checked upon entry in the Hamilton room
(make a right into South Lobby and an immediate right
into Hamilton room.) Exit on opposite side of Hamilton
room following signs.
The first 1,000 “members” through the door on Sunday
will receive a free commemorative OGCA pin.
Follow signage including 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 like you chopped jalapeńos
and need to put your contacts in. Hand sanitizing
stations will be in place but take care not to get it on
someone’s priceless firearm.
Follow all gun show etiquette. Never touch a gun without
asking permission of the owner, and do not ask to touch
it if you have no intention of buying it.
We anticipate that there may be a line. Therefore,
please dress for the weather and practice 6 feet social
distancing in all cues. Patience, patience, patience,
please. For the benefit of your fellow members please
limit your time in the meeting hall if there is a
slow-moving line to enter. Consider attending during
If you exit for any reason you must re-enter at the main
entrance and go through any line that may exist at that
A separate mailing is going out to tableholders.
Tables are sold out and we have a waiting list. If
you currently have a table carried over to the September
meeting but are not coming, please cancel asap so we can
accommodate as many on the waiting list as possible. You
are entitled to a full refund or credit.
In order to maintain an accurate count of people in the
hall there will be no access to the walkway to Max and
Erma‘s. Likewise, there will be no access to the walkway
from the hotel to the hall. You must go outside to get
to or from the hotel or Max and Erma‘s.
Please remember to bring your badge. For the safety of
our staff and volunteers do as much as you can in
advance by phone or email. (330) 467-5733 or email
For example if you can’t find your paper
badge insert contact the business office today and they
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.
We are working hard to make sure that we are in
compliance so that we may continue to hold our meetings.
Thank you for your support. We simply cannot wait to see
you in September! We will strive for progress, not
perfection. Please be patient and respectful recognizing
that we have to make sacrifices to care for each other.
monitoring the situation closely and
a link to Ohio's official coronavirus
website can be found by clicking
We pray for the stop of the spread of the virus and
quick recovery of those afflicted. May you and your
family be healthy and safe.
Upcoming Meeting Dates
September 12-13, 2020
is a "go"!
See Home Page
for important changes and details. Please read all OGCA correspondence and
check back for updates. Special Guest, The
Winchester Arms Collectors Association (WACA).
Many of you are also members of WACA - Bring out your
Nov. 21-22, 2020
(Director Election) Note:
Nomination forms are available and the deadline has been extended
A COMPLETE SCHEDULE, DIRECTIONS AND
HOTELS, CLICK ON
New Meeting Hours:
8:30 AM - 5 PM, Saturday; 8:30 AM -
set up hours per the article on the
Dues Payment Click Here
our 3-page Brochure on OGCA, Joining and Safety (pdf)
To review BATF Notice to
Gun Show Participants 5300.23A revised October 2016 click Here
Copies of this flier are available in the lobby at each
meeting and are posted in the hall.
Out! Get Your Copy at the Next Meeting at the PAC table
Before they are all Gone!
Hard cover, 148 pages with over 350 photos and graphics.
Low suggested donation level of just $35. Made in
for tableholders: Friday 3 PM - 9 PM;
Saturday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM; Sunday 7:30 am - 8:30 AM
Saturday; 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 2
PM (Don't forget
we close at
2 PM on Sunday.)