Upcoming Meeting Dates
Jan. 28-29, 2023
March 25-26, 2023
April 29-30, 2023
Medina County Community Center
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A Message From the President - Terrie Hill
I hope you were able to make the November meeting. It was one of our
best in years. In attendance was our new Ohio Supreme Court Chief
Justice Sharon Kennedy. Sharon is a regular at our show and for once
she could actually relax as she handily won her seat by 507,091
votes. Sharon and fellow Constitutional Conservative Supreme Court
Justices Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer will hold the line on our Civil
We want to thank the Muzzleloader Groups for coming. See page 6 of
2022-2023 newsletter! Our Annual Director Election was held in
November. I want to welcome our two new directors Christine Holden
and Ron Nickey. With everything going on this year we will sure need
their help along with the continued guidance of Director Tim Inwood
who heads up our Legislative and Litigation Committee.
As per the article below, we need the support of members everywhere
(not just in NE Ohio) for our extra show in Medina. Get your Guest
Passes in early. We encourage everyone to do this in advance
as much as possible due to expected turnout as well as the
possibility of a long line at the show!
members have spoken and we have listened. By popular demand we have
increased the number of times an individual may attend OGCA as a
guest from 2 to 5.
The Annual Display Show has always been a big success and a symbol
of what we represent. Mark your calendar for May 20-21, 2023. It is
not hard to display and it is a lot of fun. In fact, it is a great
way to find items for your collection and meet those with similar
interests. Along with the Saturday evening May 20th Annual Banquet
it makes for a great weekend. Look for more information in the next
The new restaurant at the Roberts Centre/Holiday Inn Complex,
Ralph’s American Grill, opened just in time for our November
meeting. The theme of this restaurant is the legacy of trucking and
transportation. The owners of the complex also own R&L Trucking
which employs over 20,000 people. They started with a dream and one
1963 GMC 1-ton cab which is featured prominently inside the
restaurant. It is a symbol that hard work, grit and determination
makes dreams come true.
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
These payment options avoid the chance of a line at the
show, but you can also pay by check, cash or credit card at the January 28-29, 2023 meetings.
As usual your 2022 badge is honored at the January 2023 meeting.
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.
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