TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS, INC.
POST OFFICE BOX 1201, LIMA, OHIO 45801
AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO HELPING PEOPLE
2010 ESTABLISHED AS NON-PROFIT 501-C4 STATUS
TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS organization has been an honorable collector and dealer’s club for over 61 years. TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS was founded in the early 1950’s by collectors Charlie Schumm, Harry Lewis, and Carl Horn of Lima, Ohio. (NOTE: Harry Lewis, Carl Horn, and Charlie Schumm are deceased.)
On January 23, 1957 the newly founded club was incorporated as the “WESTERN OHIO ANTIQUE ARMS ASSOCIATION”. On December 3, 1957 they changed the name to “TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION”. The club was reincorporated in 2011. TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS consists of 4 officers, 5 directors, 4 trustees, a show manager and an assistant show manager. The club has a very high profile security team which is made up of area law enforcement officers. Our Security Chief has had 25 years experience as a police officer and D.A.R.E. instructor. He also heads up the “Kids Fishing Derby” at the club’s annual members’ family picnic. All new applicants are screened through area law enforcement agencies before they are approved by the Board of Directors for membership.
Because TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS is a non-profit organization, the club has established an “annual donations program” to allocate the surplus money to assist worthy area organizations. Since beginning this program in 1986, TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS has contributed over $200,000 to a variety of organizations. Our donations are aimed to organization that assist our youth and elderly.
Since the early 1960’s, the gun shows have been held at the Allen County Fair Grounds in Lima, Ohio. Since the 1970’s, the club has contributed over $80,000 to the Allen Fair Board for building improvements.
Presently TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS has more than 2,000 members. Membership-display meetings are scheduled 8 times each year on the first full weekend of the month October thru May.
Tom Baeumel, Treasurer
TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS
AS PER LIMA/ALLEN COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU – CHRISTINE PLEVA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT GENERATED BY TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS, LIMA, OHIO IS $6.9 MILLION DOLLARS
OVER A PERIOD OF 8 MONTHS, 2 DAYS PER MONTH.
TOM BAEUMEL, TREASURER
TRI-STATE GUN COLLECTORS
February 2018 T.S.G.C. – 61 Years
The Board of Directors and officers of T.S.G.C are striving to ensure that the club remains a strong organization financially. We have made several cutbacks to control our expenses. Everyone must be aware and realize that we are not having the really big shows that we had a few years ago under a different political administration. All other gun shows in our area are feeling this crunch as well. For that reason, the board is making changes – not because we want to – it is absolutely necessary that we make changes as our expenses continue to increase.
The Board of directors is always looking for people to serve on the board. If anyone is interested, please talk to any of the directors.
I want everyone to understand that increasing our rates for membership was something we didn’t want to do, but we all felt was necessary.
Thank you for your understanding,