A Note from Membership Chair, Virginia DuBois

To those members who have already completed the membership renewal process, thank you for your continued and generous support of Lee Sportsmen’s Association.  If you did not renew before January 31st, 2021, your gate key card has been turned off on February 1st.  Also, in accordance with the LSA Bylaws, members are granted a 30-day grace period to renew an existing membership from January 1st to maintain eligibility requirements.  Anyone renewing their membership after January 31st, 2021 will be charged a reinstatement fee of $20 to regain access to the Club and will not be eligible to run for any open Board of Directors or Officers positions in the annual election of November 2021.  Anyone renewing after April 1st, 2021 will need to reapply for membership at a regular Membership Meeting and attend Orientation before their membership is reinstated.

Due to the extended temporary executive order No. 63 signed by Governor Baker on February 4, 2020 significantly limiting gathering sizes and capacity limits indefinitely, the Membership Meeting for March has been CANCELLED.  

New Member Orientation for March will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis under the gatherings and capacity limits stated at that time (10 indoors, 25 outdoors).  Interested New Members awaiting Range Orientation should email info@leesportsmen.com or contact Stephanie DuPont via call/text at (215) 668-7808, and you will be contacted shortly with further information.  We ask that everyone attending New Member Orientation sessions please bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors. 

The Finance Committee is looking for volunteers interested in assisting with the Audit Committee.  The Audit Report is given annually, and the Audit Committee usually reports audit results at the March Membership Meeting; however, this year due to COVID-19 state restrictions this is TBD.  For more information or to become a committee member, please contact Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman Pat Consolati at pat@leesportsmen.com.

March Shotgun Hours

December 1, 2020

LSA Shotgun Fields are Open to Members and the Public Every:

Sunday    9am – 12pm
Wednesday    9am – 1pm
Saturday    10am – 1pm

Hours are subject to change, weather permitting

 

Pricing:
Members: $4 / round Trap & Skeet
Non-Members: $5 / round Trap & Skeet

For more information on these and other Shotgun events at LSA, please click here: LSA Shotgun Fields

We are excited to announce that Lee Sportsmen’s Association has received a Local Community Grant in the amount of $1,000 from Walmart Giving!  Walmart local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.  Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have provided more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind to support programs that align with their philanthropic priorities.  We are proud to be a Walmart grantee, and hope to use this grant to advance our ambitious commitments and goals within the priority areas of opportunity, sustainability, and community.  

#BetterTogether # WalmartGiving #Walmart

If you already buy items from Amazon, you can now use the AmazonSmile website (smile.amazon.com) and have a donation sent from Amazon to Lee Sportsmen’s Association.  This donation does NOT cost you, the buyer, anything!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Club every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LSA.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile – your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are all the same.

To set us up as your designated charity go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2691563, and then the next time you want to make a purchase from Amazon go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ to do your purchasing.  It’s that easy!  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations, you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Email Deliverability Issues

December 1, 2020

Have you experienced problems receiving our email newsletters or e-alerts?

If so, it may have been mistakenly filtered out of your inbox. It may be because your IT department or your Internet service provider (ISP) is blocking the email, mistaking it for spam. To ensure that you receive newsletters, event related messages and updates, or special offers from Lee Sportsmen’s Association, please contact your IT department or ISP and ask them to put us on your “whitelist,” “safe,” or permitted email sender list.

What is a “Whitelist” or “Safe Senders List”?

Adding our sending domain (info@leesportsmen.com) to your list of accepted email senders (often referred to as a “whitelist,” “safe list,” or “list of privileged senders”) will ensure that you receive your newsletter(s) or other LSA communications.

How to Add info@leesportsmen.com to Your “Safe Senders” or “Whitelist”

There are a number of different spam programs on the market, and email clients or services such as MS Outlook, AOL, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail each have specific instructions (see below) for adding senders to your whitelist. While we have included instructions for some of the more popular email clients below.

MS Outlook:

  1. Select Actions | Junk E-mail | Junk E-mail Options… from the menu in Outlook
  2. Go to the Safe Senders tab
  3. Click Add
  4. Type “info@leesportsmen.com”
  5. Click “OK”
  6. Click “OK” again

Hotmail/MSN: 

  1. Login to your Hotmail or MSN Mail account
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. Click “Junk Mail Protection”
  4. Click on “Safe List”
  5. In the box provided type in “info@leesportsmen.com”
  6. Click the “Add” button
  7. When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click on the “OK” button

If you see an email from LSA in your Junk Mail folder, click “This is not Junk Mail” to avoid having LSA e-mail sent to the Junk Mail folder in the future.

Gmail 

  1. Login to your Gmail account, just like you would to check your email
  2. At the top RIGHT SIDE, click the link that says SETTINGS
  3. At the top of the screen that says MAIL SETTINGS, click the link that says FILTERS (second from left)
  4. On the FILTERS screen, click the tab that says Create a New Filter tab
  5. In the FROM field on the CREATE A FILTER screen, type “info@leesportsmen.com” and change NO other settings on this screen
  6. Click the button that says NEXT STEP
  7. Check the box that says STAR IT
  8. Click the button that says CREATE FILTER

Yahoo! Mail

To create a filter that sends email from LSA straight to your Inbox:

  1. Login to Yahoo! Mail
  2. Click on “Mail Options” (on the right-hand side of your screen)
  3. Click on “Filters” (on left hand side of screen)
  4. Click “Add” button
  5. Assign a name for this filter: “LSA Email” for example
  6. Underneath the heading “if all of the following rules are true,” go to the top row labeled “FROM header.” Next to this you will see a drop-down menu. Make sure to select “contains”, then simply type in “@leesportsmen.com” into the box provided.
  7. At the bottom, where it says, “Move the message to:”, select “Inbox” from the drop-down menu
  8. Click the “Add Filter” button at the bottom to add this filter

Under the phased reopening approach outlined by the Baker administration and the Executive Order signed by Governor Baker on May 18, 2020, the LSA Board of Directors voted to reopen the Club’s outdoor facilities (Shotgun Fields, Outdoor Pistol Ranges, Rifle Range, Outdoor Archery Range, and fishing at the quarry) since they fall under the reopening of Businesses category “Firearm retailers and shooting ranges” for Phase 1 on May 18, 2020, as long as the Club and its Members and Guests comply with the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and any applicable sector specific guidelines set forth in the Order.

Under the Executive Order signed by Governor Baker on September 29, 2020, the LSA Board of Directors voted to reopen the Club’s indoor facilities (Clubhouse, Indoor Archery Range, Indoor Pistol Range, and Skeet House) beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020.  The Club, its Members and Guests must continue to comply with the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and any applicable sector specific guidelines set forth in the Order. Information regarding the reopening of Massachusetts can be found here: Reopening Massachusetts

What does this mean?

The LSA Board of Directors have finalized LSA’s reopening plan for Phases 1, 2 & 3, and this post / email will serve as the Board’s update to the Membership of this reopening plan, including the new safety standards and guidelines for Members. Our COVID-19 Control Plan with further information can be viewed here: LSA COVID-19 Control Plan Updated 10/1/2020

Under Phase 3, the Club is open to Members, Guests, and the Public as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for Outdoor activities and Saturday, October 10, 2020 for Indoor activities with participant guidelines set forth in our LSA COVID-19 Control Plan.

Shotgun Fields hours of operation are (all Public): Sundays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 9am – 1pm, and Saturdays 10am – 1pm.

Outdoor Pistol Ranges hours are (Events open to Public): 9am – Dusk daily, except during Shotgun Fields hours when Outdoor Pistol Ranges are closed (check the website Calendar), special events will be posted to Club Calendar.

Rifle Range hours are: 9am to ½ hour after sunset daily, check the website Calendar for closures.  No Public hours, events will be listed on Calendar.

Outdoor Archery Range hours are: 9am to ½ hour after sunset daily, check the website Calendar for closures.  No Public hours, events will be listed on Calendar.

Fishing Quarry hours are: 9am to Dusk daily, check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

Indoor Pistol Range hours are: 7:45am to 9:45pm daily (please make sure to leave the Clubhouse before 10pm, when the alarm sets itself), check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

Indoor Archery Range hours are: 8am to 9:45pm daily (please make sure to leave the Clubhouse before 10pm, when the alarm sets itself), check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

Under the most recent extended executive order signed by Governor Baker (COVID-19 Order No. 63), beginning February 4, 2021 the gatherings limit at any one range/field/bay, upstairs Clubhouse, Skeet House, and other communal areas of the Club is 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors unless otherwise specified in the LSA COVID-19 Control Plan.  For further information about this order, click here: COVID-19 Order # 63

Members, Guests, and the Public must follow the Social Distancing and Hygiene Protocols set forth by the state, which have been adopted into LSA’s Standard Operating Procedures and Range Rules via the LSA COVID-19 Control Plan.  LSA’s Range Safety Officers (RSOs) and other Club volunteers must comply with the COVID-19 Control Plan, and each range has developed cleaning and disinfecting protocols specific to that range.  You can view the Mandatory Safety Standards for the Club here: Mandatory Safety Standards (Please note: This form was supplied by the state, Members can read this as “Rules to keep you safe at the Club” instead of “at work.”)

  • Social Distancing:  Remain at least 6 feet apart from others to the greatest extent possible while outside or inside at the Club; signage has been placed at each range / area of the Club facilities for your review on safe social distancing; individuals must provide their own face covering or mask when on Club property and use it on Club property at all times, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain; face coverings are required when entering the Clubhouse building and in all common areas; loitering on Club property for any activity other than shooting / archery / fishing is prohibited; and individuals must adhere to the state’s current requirement for group gatherings protocol: 10 or less people in Rifle Range pavilion, 10 or less people per bay at Outdoor Pistol Ranges, 10 or less people per field on Shotgun Fields, 10 or less people at the Outdoor Archery Range, 10 or less people in shooting area and 5 or less people in squad room in Indoor Pistol Range, 10 or less people at the Indoor Archery Range, and 10 or less people at the quarry at any one given time.
  • Hygiene Protocols:  There are two porta-potties on the property with handwashing sinks, one located at the Shotgun Fields and the other located near the Clubhouse; individuals on Club property are urged to wash their hands frequently and properly, and are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and other PPE; regular sanitization of high touch areas (such as equipment, work stations, etc.) will be conducted by RSOs and other Club volunteers, and Members and Guests are requested if possible to bring their own sanitizing products to clean all commonly touched surfaces (i.e. doorknobs, switches, keypads, broom handles, and port areas) before and after activities, and all bathroom surfaces touched; Members and facility participants should not share equipment, and should plan to carry in and carry out all necessary supplies, gear, and waste.

Those displaying illness or COVID-like symptoms should stay home, and will be asked to leave the range / property immediately.

LSA can be inspected by an agent of the state at anytime without prior notice.  If any Member, Guest, or Club volunteer is in violation of the LSA COVID-19 Control Plan, including the social distancing and hygiene protocols, at any time, he or she will face disciplinary actions in accordance with the Bylaws, and this may include suspension or termination of membership or use of the Club facilities.

All youth programs and teams are postponed until further notice.

Due to the again extended temporary executive order signed by Governor Baker effective February 4, 2021 significantly limiting gathering sizes and capacity limits indefinitely, the Membership Meeting for March 2021 has been CANCELLED.

New Member Orientation for March will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis under the gatherings and capacity limits stated at that time (10 indoors, 25 outdoors).  Interested New Members awaiting Range Orientation should email info@leesportsmen.com or contact Stephanie DuPont via call/text at (215) 668-7808, and you will be contacted shortly with further information.  We ask that everyone attending New Member Orientation sessions please bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors.

Also due to the again extended executive order signed by Governor Baker effective February 4, 2021 significantly limiting gathering sizes and capacity limits indefinitely, the Muzzleloader Turkey Shoot scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date TBD.

If anyone experiences any issues with their keycard, please contact Membership Chair Virginia DuBois at (413) 446-5404.

If, at any time, the state rolls back phases or steps or issues a new order, these mandatory safety standards, protocols, and best practices will be amended to reflect the current law, and will be communicated to Members, Guests, and the Public.

The Board thanks you for your unwavering support and continued cooperation during this national health crisis. Please know that we take the health and safety of our members, youth athletes, and guests very seriously, and we believe we have developed a reopening plan that will provide a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone. We hope that today finds you all safe and healthy.

For more information on the amended Stay-at-Home Advisory, please visit Safer-at-Home Advisory

For more information on the Human Coronavirus, please visit CDC Coronavirus Information

For more information on Coronavirus as it pertains to Massachusetts, please visit Massachusetts Department of Health Coronavirus Information

See you on the ranges,

LSA Board of Directors