The Youth Archery Program sessions for Saturday, January 29th from 9am to 1:30pm have unfortunately been cancelled, due to severe winter weather and a high likelihood of snow and high winds in the area.  The safety of our youth athletes, their families, and Club volunteers must always come first.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you all next Saturday, February 5th, 2022, for all three sessions.  Tee shirts will be distributed at that time.  Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact LSA Youth Programs Co-Chair Stephanie DuPont at youth@leesportsmen.com or call/text (215) 668-7808.

In accordance with the LSA Bylaws, LSA President Doug Frank and the Board of Directors is seeking Membership approval for up to $7,000 for new archery butts through Feradyne Outdoors to be installed on the Indoor Archery Range. We have applied directly to the manufacturer as a 501(c)(3) to request non-profit organization pricing with direct shipping. This purchase requires Membership approval, and a special vote will be taken at the February Membership Meeting being held on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022, at 7pm in the Main Clubhouse. This was announced at the January Membership Meeting that took place on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. Please direct all questions or concerns to the LSA Board of Directors at bod@leesportsmen.com.

Thank you for your continued support of Lee Sportsmen’s Association!  As you know, our Club relies on yearly dues, donations, fundraisers, and your volunteered time to keep us running and growing for the future.  Membership Renewal packets have been mailed out.

In order to renew your membership for 2022:

  • Confirm the data we have on file included in the packet and make any changes as necessary. For those with Family Memberships, please add spouse’s/partner’s information for our records.  Sign your application.
  • Review and sign the LSA Basic Firearms Safety Rules, Range Operating Rules, Guest Policy & Range Fees.
  • Send check or money order for dues and any additional donations by January 31st, 2022 to: Lee Sportsmen’s Association, P.O. Box 175, Lee, MA 01238 (a return pre-addressed envelope has been included in the packet, please remember to add a stamp)

Please Note:  If you do not renew before January 31st, 2022, your gate key card will be 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.  After February 1st, a membership allowed to lapse will incur a reinstatement fee of $20 in addition to the annual dues, as determined by the Membership Committee Chair and approved by the Board of Directors, and will not be eligible to run for any open Board of Directors or Officers positions in the annual election of November 2022.  Anyone renewing after April 1st, 2022 will need to reapply for membership at a regular Membership Meeting and attend Orientation before their membership is reinstated.

Lost or did not receive your Membership Renewal Application packet?  Please click here to print a blank one to complete and send in with your payment:  2022 LSA Membership Renewal Packet

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 Membership Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 2nd at 7pm and the next New Member Orientation will be held Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm, both meetings will be held at our Main Clubhouse located at 565 Fairview Street in Lee. 

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.

Upcoming Range Closures

January 6, 2022

The Indoor Pistol Range is CLOSED for High Caliber practices on Sundays from 10am to 12pm, beginning November 7th, 2021 through May 1st, 2022, please check the Calendar for exceptions (e.g. no practices on 11/28, 12/26, etc.).

The Indoor Archery Range/upstairs of Main Clubhouse will be CLOSED for Youth Archery Program on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm, beginning January 8th, 2022 through March 12th, 2022.

The Indoor Archery Range/upstairs of Main Clubhouse will be CLOSED for USPSA Level 1 NROI Range Officer Seminar on Saturday, March 26th from 8am to 4pm & Sunday, March 26th from 8am to 1pm.

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!

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 holding a USPSA Level 1 NROI Range Officer Seminar on Saturday, March 26th & Sunday, March 27th in the Main Clubhouse.  The course will be classroom all day on Saturday and Sunday morning, with range time on Sunday afternoon.  Starting time is 8am both days.  Cost of the course is $50.  Sign up is through the member section of USPSA at the NROI find seminar, and deadline for sign up is March 10th.  There is a limit of 30 students for this class, and spots are filling up fast!  

Students must be current USPSA members and be classified in USPSA or SCSA, but they may renew or join online prior to registering for the seminar.   Students who are not classified will not be allowed to register via the system, but can contact Outdoor Pistol Range Co-Chairmen Shawn Sullivan and Ted Piontek at outdoorpistol@leesportsmen.com, and one of them will contact the instructor and ask for an exception.  You will have had to participate in either a USPSA or Steel Challenge match at Lee Sportsmen’s Association so that your results can be forwarded to the instructor for him to approve.

Dear Members,

The lockers have been moved to their new home on the Indoor Pistol Range and we are ready to accept requests for locker use as of January 27, 2022.  The locker use policy is:

  • There are 22 lockers available for use on a first come, first serve basis at the discretion of the Indoor Pistol Chairman.
  • To request use of a locker, please contact Indoor Pistol Chairman, Eric DuPont, at indoorpistol@leesportsmen.com or call (267) 974-0044.
  • Life Members locker rental fee is FREE for each Membership year (January 1st through December 31st).
  • Members for 2022 locker rental fee is $50 for the remainder of the current Membership year (through December 31st, 2022).
  • Members for 2023 and beyond locker rental fee is $60 for each Membership year (January 1st through December 31st).
  • Senior Members will pay half price of the Member pricing listed above ($25 for the remainder of the current 2022 Membership year, and $30 each year beginning 2023 and beyond).
  • No discounts or refunds will be given for partial year use.
  • Lockers can be shared by multiple occupants, if all occupants agree, and total rental fee can be split evenly between the number of occupants or however the occupants wish.
  • Instructions to complete payment will be provided once locker has been assigned.
  • Only equipment is to be stored in the lockers, NO FIREARMS!
  • Locker occupants are required to provide their own combination lock, and they must provide the combination to the Indoor Pistol Chairman to maintain use of the locker.
  • Lee Sportsmen’s Association is not responsible for items left/stored on our property, and we reserve the right to inspect lockers at any time.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Indoor Pistol Chairman, Eric DuPont, at indoorpistol@leesportsmen.com or call/text (267) 974-0044.

See you on the range soon,
Eric DuPont
Lee Sportsmen’s Association
Member, LSA Board of Directors (Term exp. 2022)
Chairman, Indoor Pistol Range

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.