The Tri-Town Board of Health has issued a COVID-19 public health directive of wearing masks, other face coverings and safety standards effective September 7, 2021, and shall remain effective until further notice.

The directives are as follows:

  1. Appropriate CDC approved masks or face coverings shall be worn in all indoor spaces in the Tri-Town District communities of Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge, unless seated at a table consuming food and/or drink. A sign shall be posted at the entrance of all buildings. A copy of the sign can be found at www.tritownhealth.org or any other masking requirement sign may be used with similar content.
  2. Food service establishment employees shall wear a mask or face covering when serving customers, both indoors and outdoors.
  3. Masks shall also be required in crowded outdoor public events, and where physical distancing, of at least six feet or more, cannot be maintained. This includes but is not limited to: events held at fairgrounds/parks, outdoor performance and event venues, restaurants, etc.
  4. Masks shall be fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face; and be secured with ties or ear loops; and include multiple layers of fabric; and allow for breathing without restriction; and may be removed for eating, drinking where allowed. Disposable surgical/procedural masks, N-95s, elastomeric masks, cloth masks are permitted. Masks with exhale valves are not permitted.
  5. Event planners and or any organizations shall consider postponement of any outdoor or indoor event/gathering where social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet per person cannot be maintained.

In addition, the Tri-Town Board of Health are encouraging community members to:

  1. Get vaccinated and stay at home if showing signs of symptoms.
  2. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have new or unexplained symptoms, before and after travelling and/or if you have been exposed.
  3. If at risk of exposure, call and schedule a test at 1-855-BMC-LINK
  4. More information on COVID-19 can be found at www.tritownhealth.org, www.mass.gov and www.cdc.org

For complete information on this directive, including exemptions and enforcement, please visit https://www.lee.ma.us/sites/g/files/vyhlif771/f/uploads/ttboh_covid_directive_9-2-21.pdf

Special Note from the LSA Board of Directors:

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 Board of Health (BOH) at any time without prior notice.  If any Member, Guest, or Club volunteer is in violation of this directive 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.  If, at any time, the BOH 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 as soon as possible.  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 that following this directive provides a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone.

The next Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 3rd at 7pm and the next New Member Orientation will be held Saturday, November 6th at 11am, both meetings will be held at the Main Clubhouse. 

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 the Membership Meeting and New Member Orientation to please follow the current local, state, and federal guidelines for social distancing, masking, and hygiene protocols.  If you / your family are unable to attend either the Membership Meeting or New Member Orientation, we will try our best to make alternative arrangements to assist you.

In accordance with the LSA Bylaws, the Annual Meeting and Elections will take place Wednesday, November 3rd at 7pm in the Main Clubhouse.  Attendance at the Annual Meeting is restricted to those Members with voting rights.  The election of Club Officers and two (2) Directors will take place at this time by secret ballot.  Officers and Directors will assume office on January 1st, 2021; Officers will serve a one (1) year term, and two (2) Director positions will serve each a four (4) year term.  Current candidates and the positions they are running for include:

President:

Doug Frank (incumbent)

Vice President:

George Brooks (incumbent)

Secretary:

John Polastri (incumbent)

Treasurer:

Patrick Consolati (incumbent)

Director (4 yr.term):

Mark Barrette (incumbent)

Director (4 yr. term):

Karl Hines (incumbent)

Director (4 yr. term):

Daniel Hassett (candidate)

Director (4 yr. term):

Jordon Peck (candidate)

Any other qualified Members wishing to fill a position must be done so by write-in to be elected, as candidates were nominated and announced at the October Members Meeting in accordance with the Bylaws.

Upcoming Range Closures

October 11, 2021

The Rifle Range will be CLOSED on Tuesday, October 12th for the whole day for Lee Police Dept. training by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

The Rifle Range will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th from 9am until 6pm both days for Concealed Carry Two Day Course by order of the Rifle Range Chairman.

The Indoor Archery Range/upstairs of Main Clubhouse will be CLOSED on Sunday, November 7th, from 11am to 4pm for Lee Lady Wildcats Soccer Booster Club event by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

The Main Clubhouse, Indoor Archery & Indoor Pistol Ranges will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 13th, from 8am to 2pm for Stop the Bleed training seminar by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

The Outdoor Pistol Ranges are closed during Shotgun Fields public hours or events as posted to the Club Calendar, and likewise the Shotgun Fields are closed during Outdoor Pistol Ranges events as posted to the Club Calendar by order of the LSA Board of Directors.

All regular Range hours can be located by clicking on “RANGES” in the above main website menu, and choosing the particular range from the drop-down menu you wish to view the hours for.

We apologize for any inconvenience these closures may cause our members and guests.  Please make sure to check our Calendar before heading to the ranges!

Two full days of concealed carry pistol training with Derek Hubbell of Civilian Survival School at the LSA Rifle Range on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th at 9am-5pm both days.  Saturday, we will be covering Concealment, which is a fundamentals class, including all the basics of concealed carry concepts and techniques.  A great starting point for beginners but is adaptive to your personal skill level.  And on Sunday, we will be covering Deadly Encounter, which is a class that uses advanced pistol techniques in a concealed carry setting, adding in trauma care, understanding cover and concealment, stress inoculation, and ending the day with scenario training.  Singular days cost $225 each, and a bundle package for both days costs $400.  LSA Members use discount code “LEECLUB” for a savings at check out.  For more information on these courses, required equipment, and to register for these events, please visit: Concealed Carry Two Day Course at LSA

October Shotgun Hours

September 30, 2021

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

Sunday    9am – 12pm
Wednesday    9am – 1pm  &  5pm – Dusk
Friday    5pm – Dusk
Saturday    10am – 1pm  (NOTE: October 2nd: 10am – 3:30pm, with 5-Stand hours 12-3:30pm)
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

October Outdoor Pistol Events

September 30, 2021

October Outdoor Pistol Events

You can view and register for all Outdoor Pistol events at Practiscore.com

Sunday, October 3rd – USPSA, Registration 8:30am, Safety briefing 9:30am, Start 10am – Cost $20, Cold Range Rules apply; gun handling only at Safety Table, 5 magazines are required, you probably already own everything you need to compete in USPSA, so come out and give it a try!

Sunday, October 10th – Steel Challenge, Registration 9:30am, Safety briefing 11:30am, Start 12pm, 6 stages – Cost: $20 for first gun, $10 for second gun, Cold Range Rules apply; gun handling only at Safety Table, 5 magazines or speed loader are required.

Sunday, October 17th – Outlaw Steel, Registration 9:30am, Safety briefing 11:30am, Start 12pm – Cost $20 (Centerfire pistol & PCC only for all Outlaw Steel events since knock-down steel targets are used)

For more information on these and other Outdoor Pistol events at LSA, please click here: LSA Outdoor Pistol Ranges

This training seminar encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.  Through the Stop the Bleed course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively.  Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs.  This training seminar will take place on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, from 10am to 2pm, will be held in the Main Clubhouse, and is open to Members and the Public.  Cost is $50 per person and registration is required by October 23rdThe first 10 active LSA Members to register for this course will have the cost of the course covered by LSA.  Please contact Stephanie DuPont at info@leesportsmen.com or call/text (215) 668-7808 for registration, information, and questions by October 23rd.  For more information on Stop the Bleed, please visit stopthebleed.org.  Please note that space is limited, and participants will be required to follow the current local, state, and federal guidelines for social distancing, masking, and hygiene protocols in effect at the time of the event.  The Main Clubhouse, Indoor Archery Range, and Indoor Pistol Range are Closed during this special training event.

Pheasants Have Arrived!

August 27, 2021

If you have visited the club recently, you probably noticed that the pheasant pen located adjacent to the Main Clubhouse has been stocked with about 400-500 pheasants, which LSA raises for the state of Massachusetts.  Every year, MassWildlife stocks an average of 40,000 pheasants on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and other lands open to the public.  These birds are stocked for recreational hunting and are paid for by revenue from license fees; however, the cost of raising the pheasants is the responsibility of LSA, and the caretakers are all Club volunteers.  We ask that you please do not let your dog(s) wander unattended over near the pen, and if you witness any suspicious or abnormal activity in/on/near the pen, to please contact President Doug Frank at (413) 822-0720 or doug@leesportsmen.com as soon as possible.  Find hunting regulations and pheasant stocking information here: https://www.mass.gov/hunting-pheasants-in-massachusetts

Lee Sportsmen’s Association is pleased to announce the receipt of an equipment grant for a Promatic Pigeon trap machine to be used as additional support for our 5-Stand events.  The grant was received from the NRA Foundation based on the recommendation of the Massachusetts State Fund Committee.  The Promatic Pigeon has a 70 yard throwing capacity with a 10-30 degree adjustable elevation. 

This is the second year in a row that the NRA Foundation has been generous enough to gift LSA with support.  Last year, LSA received a two door gun safe and grant funds toward the purchase of a wobble trap and voice activation equipment for the new trap field.  Please check the calendar, LSA emails, and website for upcoming 5-Stand events.