ATTENTION ALL TRI STATE GUN COLLECTORS MEMBERS:
Many of the Directors of TSGC have heard comments from members to the effect of “I’ve been a member of Tri State Gun Collectors for (fill in the blank) years and I’ve never won anything”. Another action that has been noted, is that some of the recipients have been trading or selling off their acquisition. When asked why they had parted with the weapon, the responses have been basically ‘they don’t have a use for this firearm’, or there are’ higher priorities in their life and money is needed’. After a lengthy debate amongst the Directors of TSGC, the decision was made to award cash in lieu of firearms. Also, it was decided to double the number of winners per gun show weekend. It is the desire of the Directors to increase the sum of prizewinners and allow said winners to acquire or utilize their awards to fit THEIR preferences.
President, Tri State Gun Collectors, Inc.
Ok folks, here we go again. As a result of a couple of irresponsible, anti-law abiding, psychotic and just plain STUPID individuals in Dayton and El Paso, we are once again going to face the unending anti gun politicians and public groups that follow their lead. If we. as responsible law abiding citizens, don’t band together and stand up for our basic rights, we will be headed for a severely restricted lifestyle as we have never seen. Our great Country is slowly being taken over by people who are so short sighted they don’t see the future they are dooming us all to live. Don’t get me wrong, I
hate politics more than broccoli but this is getting serious. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND HELP SAVE OUR COUNTRY!!! We have it pretty good here but have been taking our freedom for granted. Lots of people have died for what WE don’t have time in our busy day to make a phone call or email to voice our demands! DON’T PUNISH ME FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANOTHER!!!!! t’s not to complicated, but you have to do it.
If you want to see SAD, go to the Lima Veterans Food Pantry. If someone can explain to me why our Veterans have to go there to get food and basic personal health items, I would love to hear your reason. Haven’t they given enough? Better yet, contact the pantry and ask what YOU can do to help. Everyone “working “ there is a volunteer and I’m sure anything you could do would be greatly appreciated.
Team sports can’t be won by one person. That’s why it’s called a team sport.
Steve Teutsch, Director
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
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.
Thank you for your understanding,
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